Sharon Marcus | The Mom Reno
This blog is my love letter to smart, savvy, cosmopolitan moms who are too busy, too stressed out, too perpetually overwhelmed to do any research themselves. It is my creative outlet and is completely unsponsored.
I initially started this blog as a personal accountability blog of sorts, but as I’ve been working on it, the truer purpose of it has become clear – to create a trusted resource for like-minded moms just trying to “get it all done” and make intelligent choices for their family and themselves without collapsing on the couch before bedtime.
I’m a 42-year old full time mom and lifestyle writer living in the ‘burbs of Northern NJ. I identify first as a mom (with a 10 year old son and 5 year old daughter), but also a “clean beauty” junkie, design addict, conscious consumer and constant curator of all things, and also a writer who’s figuring out why she took so much time off from putting pen to paper.
I’m nothing but real, all of the time. What you see is what you get. And I’m always asking questions and never short on opinions, but that just helps me share the lowdown with all of you. 🙂
I received my B.A. in Journalism from University of Maryland, with a minor in fashion marketing (completed at the London College of Fashion).
After time interning at the Harvey Nichols buying offices and writing for Draper’s Record magazine (now Drapers), the UK fashion industry trade publication covering the retail sector, I was an assistant beauty editor at FITNESS magazine in New York.
While there, I generated front-of-book beauty copy and features for the beauty, health and fitness pages while researching breaking beauty news and liaising with other departments and PR houses. Highlighting new product launches and seeking out engaging industry statistics was always my favorite part.
After a brief beauty PR stint (I didn’t love having to love everything my clients offered), I jumped ship for a senior admin role at HESS Corporation, the energy company, where I happily spent almost a decade on tasks including website content and media monitoring.
I did the full time NY-NJ commute until my daughter was born. I had started to freelance beauty and parenting articles for BeautyNewsNYC.com and blog, but giving 100% to mothering, 100% to a full-time job and 100% to writing wasn’t really adding up. (300%, anyone?)
Which brings us to now… Two months ago, I stood in the middle of the cracker aisle at Target, wondering if I was just going to buy snacks for the rest of my life or if I planned to do something that resonated again.
This is that.
I am so blessed to have the opportunity to do this and I am incredibly thankful for any readers who choose to follow me on this journey!
Let’s get to it…