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 write about my running journey, including tips and tricks for becoming a regular runner. I also write about strength training, Zumba and Yoga.7 Beginner Strength Training Workouts Top 10 Fitness Channels on YouTube Must Have Fitness Apps For Your Smartphone 7 Fat Burning Kettlebell Workouts 10 Awesome Free Full Length Workout Classes
I also blog about my two boys, 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. This motherhood thing isn’t easy but it is surely worth every minute.
The Amazingly Emotional AirBNB Brooklyn Half Marathon How Running Changed My Life Officially a Marathoner: My 2015 NYC Marathon Recap Must Have Running Gear For Curvy Girls 20 Brutally Honest Confessions About Marathon Training Maximalist vs. Minimalist: Which Running Shoe Are You?
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. Here are some of my favorite travel posts: