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Power Moms Share Love and Life Lessons with The MOMS Mamarazzi NYC SIRIUSXM Radio Panel

There is no more fitting way to celebrate Mother's Day than in the company of sister moms being empowered, encouraged and enlightened by a powerhouse panel of All-Star moms and entrepreneurs. The icing on the cake was an emotional rendering of what is soon to be every mother's theme song that honestly serenaded my soul. 

Thank you to THE MOMS, Denise Albert and Melissa Gerstein, for the invitation to attend a Mother’s Day #MamarazziMOMS Brunch Event and Taping of The MOMS SiriusXM Stars 109 Radio Show.

The Manhattan eaterie, Artisanal Bistro was a buzz with inspiration delivered from the featured panel discussion recorded for SiriusXM with influential mothers working in media and business. The MOMS radio show episode taped during the event is scheduled to air on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 8:00 PM Eastern, The NYC Mamarazzi brunch engaged guests with a celebrity panel compromised of-

Melissa Joan Hart Actress/Founder of King of Harts 
Balancing the demands of her growing family and successful professional career was not an easy feat. Launching King of Harts clothing line created both trendy, fashionable clothes for boys and the benefits of entrepreneurship. 

Jo Dee Messina Country Music Artist
The award-winning artist and her family travel together on tour together for concerts based upon her kids’ school holidays. Jo Dee Messina's song “Me” from her new album of the same title available now, is a fitting tribute to mothers everywhere faced with being everything to everyone.

Alysia Reiner Actress/Producer 

With a proud little girl supporting her endeavors, has recently started her own production company, Broad Street Pictures. Her current project is filming the first movie about a woman on Wall Street.

Regina Calcatterra Author, “Etched in Sand”

Overcoming the unfortunate odds of being one of the "good kids dealt a bad hand", her story of survival of an abusive home and life in the foster care system is inspiring. Advocating for the importance of matching forever parents with older children in foster care is a cause especially close to her heart.

Cozy Friedman Founder SoCozy Salon Formulas for Children and Cozy’s Cuts for Kids

Observing the need for hair care services specific to children, led to the origin of Cozy's Cuts for Kids. Most recently, the SoCozy brand of child hair care product line has become available nationally and soon on HSN.

Liliana Gil Valletta Founder XLA Alliance

A Student Visa and a pocket translator and little more was all this 17 year old traveled with to the United States from Colombia. Now, living her American Dream, she enjoys her growing family while heading a company with 50 employees.

Amy Newmark Author/Editor-In-Chief/Publisher
Best-selling author shared her actualization that prompted her move from the fast pace of Wall Street following the purchase of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” brand. Emphasizing her desire to pursue her lifelong passion of books which has been a rewarding decision.

Shelley Ross President at The Cure Alliance

As a former Executive Producer of Good Morning America, she saw the value in hiring mothers in executive newsroom positions to deliver news to viewing mothers. Being a bonus mom as opposed to the evil connotations of a step mother has been a loving and fulfilling part of her life.

Amber Sabathia Creator/Designer Candy

Life as a supportive baseball wife was exciting, yet the desire to follow her own path, led to designing the clothing line Candy. Coming from humble beginnings, the savvy, marathon-running mom looks toward accomplishing goals, “Put your mind to it, you can do it.”

Lisa Sharkey Senior Vice President, Harper Collins
Currently Senior Vice President of Harper-Collins, this ambitious mom has decades of experience in the Broadcast Journalism. Fueled by her desire to be present for the important milestones in her children’s’ lives, while successfully balancing her professional career.

Maureen Sullivan President, AOL.com & Lifestyle Brands

The combination of business and her two little boys is a continuous call to action. The ability to live and learn from others has proven to keep this industrious mother on the right path, “no one has the perfect guidebook on doing this.”

Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, THE MOMS, are co-creators of a multi-platform lifestyle brand featured on television, online, in print, in taxi cabs and now on radio nationwide. The MOMS are hosts of the SiriusXM Radio Stars program, The MOMS with Denise & Melissa. Albert and Gerstein have turned motherhood into a platform that reaches millions of parents each year through a town hall event series that they moderate called Mamarazzi® where they provide influential moms and media with access to celebrities to discuss issues surrounding parenting. Recent Mamarazzi events have included celebrity guests Sarah Jessica Parker, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Garner, Kevin James, Elizabeth Banks, Tina Fey, Hugh Jackman and Pitbull. THE MOMS regularly partner with film distributors, book publishers and celebrity publicists to present engaging and informative conversations concerning topics important to parents. 

This special Mother’s Day Mamarazzi® taping of The MOMS SiriusXM Stars 109 Radio Show will air on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 8:00 PM Eastern, 7:00 PM Central and 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.