About Me

Hi and welcome! 

I’m Tanya Kertsman, a freelance writer, pharmacist, content creator and mama! Here you’ll find my musings on personal style, raising three kids in the city, finding MAGIC in the most unremarkable everyday life moments, and some good old-fashioned nostalgia. 

Some of my writing has also appeared in Byrdie, Doré, The Zoe Report, Passerby and elsewhere. I live in Philadelphia with my husband and our three kids. When I’m not writing, you can likely find me at the playground with my children, testing the latest skincare treatment, reading two books at a time or browsing for a good deal. Your time and interest in supporting Little Blank Diaries means everything to me.  I am so happy you’re here. Grab a coffee, stay a while…

Any questions? Email me at littleblankdiaries@gmail.com.


Where I’m from 

I was born in Ukraine, grew up in New Jersey and now live in Philadelphia with my husband and three kids. 

What I love most about Philly 

The people, the energy and the parks

Something I have too much of 


One of my most fun childhood memories 

Spending the day in Coney Island with my parents and grandparents

What makes me the happiest these days 

My family

Fashion trend I often turn to 

A 90s slip dress

Most played album I listen to when writing 

Miles Davis – Kind of Blue (the song Blue in Green makes me feel nostalgic for the present moment)

Favorite food 

Russian style pelmeni 

Favorite toys growing up 

Board games & barbies 

Most Played Albums Growing Up 

Mariah Carey’s Butterfly, TLC’s Crazy/Sexy/Cool, and No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom 

My most perfect day 

Walking around aimlessly in Philadelphia with my family and no plans in place. 

One of my top ten movies 

Empire Records