Hello and welcome – so glad that you’re here! I’m Monica, a researcher, with a master’s degree in public health –  and also a writer, photographer, and freelance creative. New York City has been home for two decades where I live with my husband and two tween-age kiddos.

Alongside freelance media consulting, this family lifestyle website continues to be a component of my work (still true to its creative lifestyle origins) through the creation of original content features, photography, event coverage, ambassadorships, and more.

A few highlights include having two of my images featured by Instagram in 2018 and 2017:

A few of my photos are also currently on display in the lobby of Instagram’s New York Headquarters:

I care deeply about my partnership on a video series with Amnesty International. Other highlights include contributing to CLIF Bar & Company’s CLIF Kid; attending Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move event at the White House; representing Kohl’s on the Red Carpet at the American Music Awards; several family travel features including trips with Disney World and Disney Cruise Line – along with so much more.

I’m grateful for the creativity in this work – as well as the opportunities to help others engage their audiences through thoughtful partnerships. Paid collaborations are credited as such and opinions expressed herein are always authentically my own.

Here you’ll find stories of motherhood, family travel, women and children’s health, DIY tutorials, social good, style, design, beauty – our favorite things and so much more.

Please feel free to contact me at marinobambinos (at) gmail (dot) com, or find me on Instagram and Twitter.  Thanks so much for visiting.


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