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Stacey Wallenstein
Founder, The Mint Chip Mama
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Joined July 2015
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About me

Stacey is the mom of three behind the parenting & lifestyle blog The Mint Chip Mama.

She was picked as a NY Metro Parent Influencer to watch. She has been featured in Parents Magazine, multiple news stations, is quoted regularly, and was nominated as the Best Blog on Long Island in 2022 and 2023.

Before becoming a full-time mom in 2010, Stacey spent a decade as a high-end customer relationship management (CRM) professional managing customer loyalty programs for some of the most well-known brands including Harrahโ€™s Entertainment, Chanel and Christian Dior.

Stacey is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and holds a Masters in Psychology from The New School. She loves of 80s pop, dark chocolate, tacos, and glassblowing.

Please check out The Mint Chip Mama in the Press: The New York Post, Psychology Today, Newsday, News 12, NBC Nightly News, NerdWallet, Big Apple Kids Guide, and voted one of the Top 20 New York Mom Blogs & Websites, and Top 100 Mom Lifestyle Blogs on the web.

Why did you join the community?

I am passionate about travel! I want to expand my travel writing as much as I can!

What is your favorite travel destination?

Seville, Spain; Carribean; California; Thailand

Where do you dream of traveling to?


What was your first travel job?

Sesame Place

What do you want to learn more about?

Local traditions, indigenous foods, what it looks like to raise a child in different places.

Three words that describe why we should travel?

Culture, Food, Art


  • Hi! I love to travel and am now starting to share it with my kids. My family of 2 adults, 3 kids (ages 7, 10 & 14) are visiting Iceland in February. Iโ€™d love recommendations for "off the beaten path" places to see and any media contacts open to collab... show more

  • In 1997, when I was 19, I backpacked through Europe by myself. Pre readily availble cell phones, pre mobile internet. The train was one of the highlights of my trip. I met friendly strangers, talked to tons of people, and even made friends enough to tra... show more

  • We just got back from Israel! I have to give a shout out to Abraham Hostels (I know the founders are on here). We stayed in the Jerusalem, Eilat, and Tel Aviv properties and they were amazing. Fabulous vibe, great staff, super fun amenities. They were t... show more

  • Sounds amazing! Thanks

  • Iโ€™m looking for unique experience in Israel for a family trip in February 2023. We will be all over from the Golan to Eilat. Iโ€™d love ideas of unique places to visit, restaurants (I love a good hole in the wall), etc. Weโ€™re staying at Abraham Hostels ... show more