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One of the coolest things about being a mom is sharing parts of yourself with your kid. For me, that's a love of writing, music, and running. I take my kids to the track, let them play my instruments and tell them stories I make...

by Marisa Torrieri Bloom I’ve been a singer since I could breathe, from belting out carols to serenading friends at sleep away camp with Debbie Gibson songs (not always to their liking!).  But when I started playing guitar and singing, I suddenly felt self conscious about how...

by Marisa Torrieri Bloom One of the greatest things about love is that it spurs creativity. Brooklynite and personal trainer Sharissa Reichert and her artist/musician hubby G.F. Newland (“Gerry”) embody the idealized vision of having a band with your lover. Shortly after falling in love five...

by Marisa Torrieri Bloom Even before the Super Bowl this past Sunday, I've always been in awe of Pink. She's not only one of the most engaging, cool singers, but an imperfect mom with an insane work and fitness ethic. Who can forget those showstopping acrobatics...

In 2017, I had a blast playing solo shows, duet shows, and even one full-band show (with Grandma's Mini, in Washington, D.C.). I played in Stamford, Redding, and Bridgeport, CT; Brooklyn, N.Y., and the aforementioned D.C. While it would be amazing to play a monthly...

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