About Us

Our objective is to provide readers with relevant parenting and lifestyle content, along with fashion and style trends, movie and book reviews, and trends in toys, gadgets, parenting and more.We also include domestic and international guides for travel, shopping, kid-friendly restaurants, and entertainment ideas.

We study the trends, surf the web, and talk to subject matter experts to keep our readers well-informed. Our editors research endlessly to bring the most relevant, inspiring and accurate stories to our online magazine. We provide links directly to featured sites and/or featured stories.  For daily news, follow us on Twitter, become our fan on Facebook, and follow us on our boards on Pinterest, or our daily visual inspiration on Instagram.

MOMS AND TOTS MAGAZINE  is headquartered in New York City.




Patssily Lascano-Djesevic, and her pint-sized rock star, Brandon


PATSSILY LASCANO-DJESEVIC, Founder and Editorial Director

Patssily Lascano-Djesevic is Founder and Editorial Director of MOMS AND TOTS MAGAZINE (momsandtotsmag.com) an online parenting and lifestyle magazine. Aside from the online magazine, the writers produce a FREE newsletter, and are actively on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram, inspiring parents with fun ideas along with delivering daily highlights.

The catalyst to launchingMOMS AND TOTS MAGAZINE was Patssily’s very own pint-size perfection, Brandon. At only 2 years of age, he inspired her to pursue her publishing dreams and produce her very own online magazine.

Prior to launching MOMS AND TOTS MAGAZINE, Patssily Lascano-Djesevic worked in the publishing industry for more than fifteen years. Her work experience includes editorial work for magazine and book publishers, marketing and production for a start-up book publisher, new media consulting projects for several publications, and most recently, product management, product design and new media marketing.

She began her career in the editorial department at Condé Nast Traveler magazine in 1996 as an Editorial Assistant. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia for both pleasure and work-related projects. In 2001 she moved to Paris to write a book and freelance for various magazines.  She now resides in New York with her husband and son. Paris will always have a warm place in her heart but New York keeps her heart exhilarated.

Patssily has a BA in Economics from Columbia University.

You can e-mail Patssily at editor@momsandtotsmag.com


MOMS & TOTS Magazine Team


MARISSA GUIJARRO,  Contributing Editor

Marissa Guijarro has experience in both higher and K-12 education, and currently works as a director of guidance in a suburban public high school. She is active in several professional organizations, including the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the Westchester-Putnam-Rockland Counseling Association. Marissa earned a B.A. from Harvard University and a M.S. Ed. in Counseling from Fordham University.


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DENISE TILLES,  Contributing Editor

Denise is a Brooklyn-based working mom with one high-school bound daughter, Leigh, and an upcoming applicant, 6th grader, Honor. Denise and her husband, Douglas, are parents committed to making the NYC school system more inclusive for students of all abilities.






Shanyna is a born and raised New Yorker, who has spent most of her life living here except for a 6 month stint in Paris. She graduated from Vassar College with a Psychology major and a French minor. Since then, she has worked across a multitude of incredible brands including La Prairie, Tiffany & Co, and Olay to name a few.  She is now a Manager on the strategy team at Mindshare, working across TRES, Clear among other beauty brands. As a trilingual frequent flier, Shanyna loves to travel any chance she gets. On the weekends you can find her catching up on all the beauty/fashion blogs, brunching at one of the many new restaurants NYC has to offer, or spending time with her family who luckily live close by.



  • Marissa Guijarro
  • Denise Tilles
  • Katherine Loya Dial
  • Ana Kymissis Glick
  • Danica Willi
  • Noriko Makino

Moms & Tots Magazine: A parenting and lifestyle magazine



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