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About Vanessa Molina Santamaria

Vanessa is a writer, editor, creative director and project manager who is passionate about bringing stories to life with words, photography and design. She is the founder of Bits & Pieces Media, which specializes in content development, creative services and turnkey project management. A University of Miami graduate, Vanessa began her career as an investigative reporter and freelance writer before becoming a marketing professional. After working with notable brands such as Target, Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine, she joined HCP Media (part of the Miami Herald Media Company) as director of editorial and design. She’s been a speaker at national media conferences, judged international publishing awards, served as an ambassador for the United Way, and has mentored young professionals, but her most treasured role is being a mom to Grace and Gianna. Vanessa loves to travel and go on adventures with her family. Follow her on Instagram @BitsAndPiecesMedia.

Recent Blog Posts

The Importance of Chores

As a mompreneur who juggles all the things, it’s important for me to teach my kids the value of hard work.
I remember growing up with my grandparents and helping my grandma around the house. I don’t recall her ever handing me a list of specific things to do, but I always felt like it was something I needed to do. Sometimes she’d ask me to do specific tasks, but I think it was just understood that I should help around the house — even when I wasn’t asked. That’s just the way I was raised.