Vanessa Molina Santamaria

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Vanessa is a passionate storyteller, brand marketing expert and creative business owner. She loves ideation and the process of bringing stories to life with compelling words, photography and design. Throughout her 20-year career in content marketing, custom publishing, design and journalism, she has launched print and digital products for the travel and tourism, health and wellness, and luxury lifestyle industries, among others. A University of Miami graduate, she’s also been a mentor to aspiring creative professionals and has been invited to speak at national media conferences. She loves being a mompreneur, but her most treasured role is being a girl mom to Grace and Gianna. Vanessa loves to travel and go on adventures with her husband and their two little girls. Follow her on Instagram @BitsAndPiecesMedia @BitsAndPiecesMedia
Vanessa, holding a journal that reads "Wife. Mom. Boss."

Stress-Busting Tips for Busy Moms

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Picture this: The kids are fighting over a toy in the background, you’ve got dinner going on the stove, the house is a mess, and you’ve got that work deadline looming… To say you...
A view of one of Boston's main streets

Boston: A Family-Friendly Travel Guide For All Seasons

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A couple of months ago, my family and I took a trip to Boston and surrounding towns of New England. With two young girls in tow, we had to make sure we were choosing...
Vanessa's daughter looks for books at a local library

National Library Lover’s Month: Let’s Celebrate!

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February is National Library Lover's Month, and it's the perfect time to revisit our love for reading and renew our appreciation for the buildings that house the books that allow us to escape to...
Image: Bright, multicolored Christmas lights (Christmas Lights Displays: A List of the Must-See Places in Miami Vanessa Santamaria Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Christmas Light Displays: A List of the Must-See Places in Miami

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With the holiday season in full swing and Christmas just around the corner, I’m starting to feel the holiday spirit all around me and I love it! While we may never see a white...
Image: Two girls sitting together on an airplane (Holiday Travel: The Ultimate Prep List for Smooth Family Travel Vanessa Santamaria Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Holiday Travel: The Ultimate Prep List for Smooth Family Travel

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Traveling with kids takes a little more preparation — and with all the COVID-19 regulations in place, a little pre-planning will go a long way so you can enjoy some much-anticipated holiday travel. I don’t...
Image: Vanessa working from home (Support Working Women This National Business Women’s Week Vanessa Santamaria Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

National Business Women’s Week: 6 Ways to Support Working Women

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For close to a century, the third week of October has marked the celebration of National Business Women’s Week. This holiday aims to highlight the accomplishments of working women in business while helping to...
A slice of pumpkin pie on a festive table (7 Things to Add to Your Fall Bucket List This Year Vanessa Santamaria Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

7 Things to Add to Your Fall Bucket List This Year

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Fall is just around the corner and family gatherings will be in full swing. In Miami, this translates to cooler temps and less humidity (aka less frizziness) and all the seasonal staples you’ll find...
Vanessa's daughters playing in the pool (Sibling Rivalry: Tackle It With These 4 Strategies Vanessa Santamaria Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Sibling Rivalry: Tackle It With These 4 Strategies

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  If you have more than one child — or if you grew up with siblings — you know all too well the joys of sibling rivalry. One minute the kids are playing and getting...
Tent camping in the mountains (Let’s Go Places! 5 Trips to Take Now Vanessa Santamaria Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Let’s Go Places! 5 Trips to Take Now

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Some families are already traveling, while others are still hesitant to venture to faraway places. The good news is that you don’t have to put off traveling any longer because there are great vacation...
A multifunctional outdoor living space (Home Design Trends: The Art of Living Well Vanessa Santamaria Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Home Design Trends: The Art of Living Well

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We're well into spring, and it’s time to refresh your living space. And now that we’re all spending more time indoors, we have yet another reason to spruce up our homes. Most importantly, your home...

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