Run DMT Appearances

Run DMT Media Appearances

If you are looking for a local Tampa Bay personality and influencer to represent your brand, offer fitness and health tips, family management survival skills or advocate for LGBT teens and special needs children, Run DMT is your mom blogger – a Tampa Bay homeschooling mom on the run with a focus on fitness, food and family fun trying to maintain an easy pace through it all.

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Daytime Host, Maggie Rodriguez- “Maggie and the Moms


Daytime TV: “Maggie and the Moms” – Mental Health for Teens – February 12, 2024

Tampa Bay’s First Inclusive Homeschool Prom – The Bloom with Gayle Guyardo – April 11, 2023

Skipping trick or treating doesn’t mean canceling Halloween amid pandemic – October 28, 2020

Thousands of Bay Area Families Homeschool Their Kids​​​​​​​ – May 15, 2019

The Bloom with Gayle Guyardo

Viva La Fifty

Denise Mestanza-Taylor on Blogging, Menopause and Personal Growth – February 2024

Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine

Homeschooling in Tampa Bay: Local Homeschool Mom Shares Tips on How To Homeschool Your Child in Tampa Bay – August 2023

Washington Post

Forking Around Town Podcast

Sobering Thoughts – January 2024

Another Trip Around the Sun and the World of Influencers – March 2023

Balancing a Healthy Lifestyle – February 2023


Parents Organize First Homeschool Inclusive Prom – May 2022

10 Tampa Bay

Bay-Area Families Weigh Options as School Districts Start Looking Ahead to Next Fall – March 2021

Dry January: Is It Worth Giving Up Alcohol for a Month? – January 2018

Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend

Run DMT - TV Appearance

WUSF – Radio Segments

How To Keep Kids Occupied Over Winter Break – December 18, 2017

Using Tech to Stay Fit Over the Holidays – December 21, 2017

Garmin- VivoFit - Run DMT

Good Day, Tampa Bay

Thin Mint Sprint

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Envy Apples


Mom Squad with Joe Gumm

Mom Squad 10 News

From November 2012 to July 2013, Denise contributed regularly on 10 News The Morning Show Mom Squad with Joe Gumm. During her appearances, Denise and other local moms on the panel shared their thoughts and opinions on hot news topics.January 14, 2014 – Gender Bender Day for Sprit Week

Nov 19th, 2012 – An Ugly Baby Divorce and Husband’s Involvement in Thanksgiving

December 24, 2012 – Best Christmas Gifts for Kids

January 14, 2013 – To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate?

January 21, 2013 – A Mouth Full of silver and a Soda Maker’s Anti-obesity Ad

Feb 4th, 2013 – Superbowl Ads

February 27, 2013 – Should Teachers Carry Guns for Protection in the Classroom?

March 4th, 2013 – Yahoo CEO Smackdown on WAHM

March 18, 2013 – Staggering Breast Cancer Statistics

May 7, 2013 – At What Age Do You Leave Your Kids Home Alone?

May 20, 2013 – Disney’s Merida MakeoverJuly 3, 2013 – FREE Family Fun for Independence Day

July 29, 2013 – Do Kids Get Dumber in the Summer?


TV Commercial Spots

Best Damn Race – “I’m running to blog about it” – Best Damn Race

MomsRising Guest Blogger Contributions

5 Ways to Stay Woke and Politically Engaged

Am I An Advocate?

Teal Pumpkin Project Makes Halloween Safe for Children with Food Allergies

Former Classroom Teacher Supports USDA Standards for School Meals

Healthy School Fundraisers: A Win for Schools and Students

Tips for Healthy Meal Planning

Review Your Family’s Allergy Plan This Back to School Season


Food Editor Contributor for 5 Minutes for Mom

Guinness Brownies with Butterscotch Fudge

Red, White and Blue Berries for Flag Day

Avocado Feta Salsa

S’more Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Shortbread Candy Bars

Roasted Acorn Squash and Leek Soup

Pasta with Asparagus

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Leprechaun Bark

Dirt Cups for Earth Day

Caprese Panini

Buffalo Chicken Burgers


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Girl Scouts of West Central Florida Contributor

Four Reasons to Raise Runners 

Thin Mint Sprint 5K 

Sunday Supper Recipe Contributor

Chicken and Potato Empanadas

Mashed Cauliflower and Arugula Stuffed Portobellos

12 Ways to Drink Your Fruits and Veggies


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Featured on Gallo Family Vineyards

Frightfully Fun Recipes for Halloween


AmFam Insurance Choose Dreams

American Family Life Insurance “Dream Protectors” Contributor

Family Healthy Fit Lifestyle: Grilled Tilapia with Tomato Fennel Orzo


Other Guest Blogger Appearances

Insider Influencer Marketing Tips for 2017Big Sea Design

Sweat Pink Blog Swap – Keeping Mommy Sane

Beat the Heat Fitness at Go Grow Go

Coexist with an Advent Calendar at Good Mourning, Glory

What Motherhood Looks Like on a Bad Day: Why We Need Mother’s Day


Featured Runner Mother Blogger

Catching Up with Run DMT at Digital Running

Follow This Mother! at Another Mother Runner

Mom Bloggers In Tampa Bay: Keeping It Real at 83 Degrees

Best Fitness Blogs 2016: Most Influential Experts – Credit Donkey


Trekaroo Superoo


Trekaroo, a family-friendly travel site, often spotlights reviews. From my Trekaroo engagement and stellar reviews, I was selected as a 2014 -2015 Superoo. Three of my reviews have been featured as Top Review of the Day.

Indian Rocks Beach ROCKS!

Happy for Hooters

Comfort and Style at the Carlyle



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