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July 18, 201652 min
NICOLE FELICIANO - YOUR ULTIMATE SUMMERTIME FAMILY FUN GUIDE FOR BUSY PARENTS FUN IN THE SUN! Your Ultimate Summertime Family Fun Guide for busy parents! Summertime and the living is easy…well almost!  Our summer is packed with plans; from family vacations to backyard bashes to rainy days at home.  Let’s get into gear for some summer fun and really enjoy the pleasures of the season. Here with some of her best tips to help all of us live more simply during the long, lazy days of summer is Momtrends founder, Nicole Feliciano. ABOUT NICOLE FELICIANO: Nicole Feliciano, is Founder and CEO of Momtrends. After graduating from Vanderbilt with a degree in English Literature, Nicole ventured into the (sometimes) glamorous world of advertising. In 1997, she switched gears and went to work for Ralph Lauren–combining her business acumen with her love of fashion. In her seven year career with the luxury brand, Nicole managed retail stores and eventually landed a coveted position at the corporate headquarters in NYC. Soon after that Nicole became a freelance writer and began contributing to Babble.com, Time Out New York Kids, and many more online and paper publications. Momtrends launched in 2007 and continues to provide the latest news on things trendy and cool for moms. Momtrends is packed with fashion tips and trend reports aimed to help busy, style-starved women keep in touch with what’s hip and cool. When she’s not scoping out fads and fashions, you can find Nicole in NYC with her two young daughters and extremely patient husband. U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM HOPEFUL PERRY BAKER - MILK LIFE® CAMPAIGN Rugby is making its comeback at the Olympic Games this year (hasn’t been in the Olympics since the 1920s and the United States are the reigning champs!). Perry Baker, a leading star in the sport, who currently plays for the United States National Rugby Sevens Team is on hand and available on Monday, July 18. Perry became an overnight sensation after running in four tries as the USA crushed New Zealand back in May. Baker’s training to earn a spot on Team USA and compete in the Olympic Games drives him to work hard, train hard and eat a balanced diet — every single day – on his road to Rio, and beyond. Team USA athletes know what it takes to build a champion: a lifetime of determination and training, countless competitions, years of fueling their bodies with the right foods and beverages and unwavering support from mom and dad. ABOUT PERRY BAKER: Perry Baker is an American rugby sevens player and hopeful member of the Men’s Rugby Sevens U.S. Olympic Team for the upcoming Rio Games. Baker played college football for NCAA Division II Fairmont State University in West Virginia. He graduated from Fairmont State in 2010 with a degree in Criminal Justice. Baker was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL, but he suffered a knee injury that cut short his NFL career. Baker played for two years for the Pittsburgh Power in the Arena Football League during 2012 and 2013. Rugby career Baker had dabbled in rugby since 2006, when he was introduced to the sport by Brian Richardson, the coach of Daytona Beach Rugby who was also one of Baker's American football high school coaches. Baker played with the Daytona Beach Coconuts in 2012, leading them to a ninth-place finish at the club sevens national tournament. Baker took up rugby full time in 2013 and joined the Tiger Rugby Academy in Columbus, Ohio, working under coach Paul Holmes. Baker signed a full-time contract with the U.S. Eagles in July 2014 to join the residency program at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in San Diego, California. He made his debut at the 2014 Gold Coast Sevens in Australia. Baker was involved in an incident at the 2014 South Africa Sevens when the United States were playing against South Africa, a fan invaded the rugby field and tackled him. Baker retaliated by kicking him, he later apologized for his actions on Twitter. Milk Life® campaign


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