Meet the Mommy Whisperer!
Over the past ten years, Lyss Stern – founder of DivaMoms – has become a leading source in the Mommy space, exposing her network of one million moms to the best in brands, products and services geared toward moms across the globe.
After the birth of her first son, Jackson, Lyss — a former style columnist for The New York Sun and correspondent for Cookie Magazine — saw a void in the marketplace for moms who had embraced the demands of parenting but refused to surrender their stilettos. Her mission: to help mothers, like herself, be the best they can be for their families without abandoning their own identities. In 2003, Lyss officially launched DivaMoms, a luxury lifestyle network geared toward bridging the gap between a glamorous pre-baby lifestyle and post-baby responsibilities.
Nearly a decade later, Lyss has created a premier domain for both information-seeking moms and established commercial brands. Her website, which offers readers regular columns like The LYSST — a rundown of mommy must-haves, has grown to receive more than one million hits per month. DivaMoms has become an in-demand platform for Mommy-driven products and services, which Lyss has single-handedly built by organizing high-end events connecting luxury brands, such as Fendi and UPPABaby, Red Carpet Kids NY with an elite group of women and children.
In addition to her work with DivaMoms, Lyss has co-authored best-selling book, “If You Give a Mom a Martini,” offering her expertise on Mommy Me-time to women everywhere. The book, which has recently been optioned to become a motion picture, features contributions from celebrity moms like Kelly Ripa, Christie Brinkley, Melissa Joan Hart and more. The Long Island-native, and mommy-of-three (sons Jackson, Oliver and baby sister Blake), is also the co-creator of the new NickMom short-form series “Story Time For Moms” as well as the co creator of the new Scripps Networks short-form series “Bad Moms In History”.
Lyss can often be seen offering her parenting expertise to television audiences for networks like Fox News and on programs including NBC’s Today Show and CBS’ This Morning. Her commentary has also been featured in national publications such as Crain’s New York Business, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Post. Lyss writes her LYSST which appears in New York Family Magazine and Social Life Magazine and FabULyssFinds in Manhattan Family Magazine.
Lyss also prioritizes giving back to the community, which she focuses on through her involvement with a variety of organizations, including The Jewish Museum, The Hassenfeld Center and OCRF.