Hi, I’m Nellie! I am a millennial mom who blogs about running, fitness, family & travel while living in Brooklyn, NYC. I share my adventures as an African American mom raising multi-cultural boys in the city that never sleeps. Brooklyn Active Mama is a resource for moms to take care of themselves through fitness, travel and happy parenting. The BAM community currently has over 50k+ social media followers and over 7 years of tips, tricks and fun.
I am married to my high school sweetheart of over 20 years and we welcomed our first son in March of 2009, then welcomed his little brother in December of 2011. We recently found out that we were having another baby and welcomed a baby girl in November 2018!
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I blog about my three kids, our adventures around NYC and the highs and lows of being a working mom turned entrepreneur in NYC. We spend a lot of time exploring this beautiful city and I share all of the fun on the blog. I also share my absolute favorite recipes because I LOVE to cook! (I am a total MasterChef in my head.) Check out all of the recipes I’ve shared here. This motherhood thing isn’t easy but it is surely worth every minute.
You can become really spoiled living in NYC! There are so many things to do and places to see, however, an entire world exists outside of the Big Apple. Click here to check out my travel posts. We also go to DisneyWorld a LOT–not to mention my husband proposed in front of the Magic Kingdom castle(!)–so I’ve got a lot of tips and tricks for the Most Magical Place On Earth!
In 2016 I founded and organized the BAM Workout Series, it’s a series of fun in person fitness events for BAM readers that allow them to try new and fun fitness studios all over NYC for FREE! Past studios featured includes Switch Playground, Swerve Fitness, & 305 Fitness.
Over on my Facebook Page I host a fun and light Facebook Live show where I interview different people on all aspects of fitness. From weight loss stories, to strength training, to running–each guest shares tips and tricks for living your best fitness life! Like the Brooklyn Active Mama Facebook page for new episodes and check out this link for all of the archived shows!