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St. Patrick’s Day Game: Gold Coin Minute to Win It

    My mother’s grandmother was Irish so she always told her stories about her life back in Ireland when she was growing up.  One of the most fond memories that she has of her is how she always made a grand affair of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day every year.  She would pin my Mom […]

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Make Your Own Lorax Drink Koozie!

    I’m always looking for arts and crafts that I can do with my boys right here at home.  It’s a perfect way to inspire their creative sides as well as to spend some fun time together with them.  They really enjoy activities that are connected to their favorite movies or their favorite songs. […]

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Bring Joy And Health To Your Family With Big Hero 6! #BigHero6Sweeps #Giveaway #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Disney Studios. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     Ever since I became a parent my priorities have changed and, at the very top of my list, is making sure that I do everything I can to bring joy and maintain […]

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Media Events

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Experience The Magic Of Radio City Christmas Spectacular! #RadioCityChristmas @RCChristmas #Ad

    Most New Yorkers will tell you that there are certain magical events and locations that define the holiday season here in New York City.  Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of attending the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at the iconic Radio City Music Hall.  Just seeing the beautiful and talented […]

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Go Back In Time Walking With Dinosaurs! #WalkingWithDinosaurs #Ad @JohnLeguizamo

*This post was written by me on behalf of 20th Century Fox.  All opinions are 100% mine.     Last weekend, my family and I had the distinct privilege of attending the Walking With Dinosaurs premiere in New York City.  My sons and nephews are big dinosaur fans and they were thrilled to have the […]

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Recipes

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Do You Know What Ingredients Are In Your Favorite Sauce? @Victoria_BKLYN #Ad

   My great grandfather was from Naples, Italy on my mother’s side.  As a result, many of the dishes that my mother prepared for us when we were growing up were Italian recipes.  I can still remember how delicious everything smelled when she had pots boiling on the stove and us kids would walk in […]

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Oats And Apple Smoothie Recipe #HerenciaLeche @SiempreLeche #Ad

*This is part of a compensated campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and MilkPEP. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     This week I have started to notice that the leaves are finally starting to change colors here in New York City.  I really love the Fall because the weather gets cooler and it […]

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Celebrate With @ChefMerito This Hispanic Heritage Month! #ChefMerito #Giveaway #Ad

    Cooking is the way to many people’s hearts and this is especially true in Hispanic culture.  Huddling up around the kitchen for family holidays is a common sight in Latino families.  In our family, we like to all contribute a dish when we get together.  I’ve always loved this because it has allowed […]

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Education

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Our First Science Fair Project! #Education #STEM

    I’ve never been very good at Science.  As a matter of fact, I had to take the Biology Regents in high school a few times before I finally passed it.  As a result, I have been dreading some of the science projects that I knew my son would have to complete now that […]

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Invest In Latino Education By Supporting Mi Escuelita! #TheStoryOfEmma #cbias #edu #Ad

*This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TheStoryOfEmma #CollectiveBias     Ever since I was a little girl in Spain, I was taught that education was the key that would open any door for me in my future.  As early as I can remember, I […]

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Make Family Game Night An Educational Experience! @SchoolSpecialty @KidzVuz #Ad

        It’s no secret that I love educational games.  After all, as a seasoned educator for well over ten years, I like to take advantage of every opportunity to engage both of my sons in learning.  Since we enjoy family game night once a week, I’ve been on the lookout for games […]

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Travel

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Vacation Home Dreams Are Finally Within Your Reach! #LiveCarefreeRV @CarefreeRV #Ad

    I've always loved living in New York City.  Not only is it truly the city that never sleeps, but there is a resilience about New Yorkers that is steadfast and ever-present.  The only downside to living in New York is the fact … [Read More...]

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Keep Tech Essentials Within Reach And Simplify Your Life! @CaseLogic #Giveaway #Ad

    This past July, I traveled to San Francisco, California on a press trip.  Since I'm a blogger, there was no question that I was going to take my laptop and my tablet with me on the trip.  After all, these are the tools of my … [Read More...]

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We Made Unforgettable Family Memories At Morey’s Piers! #MoreysPiers @MoreysPiers #Sponsored

*Our family received complimentary lodging, entertaiment and meals as part of a Press Trip from Morey’s Piers. As always our opinions are 100% our own.         I'm sure many of you have been following our family … [Read More...]

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Working Mom

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Being A Working Mom When Your Kid Is Sick… #WorkingMom

    The past couple of weeks have been rough for us in the health and wellness department.  If you have been keeping up with us here on the blog and on social media, you know that I have been sick on and off with a bad cold, we have been dealing with my mother’s […]

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A Smartphone That is Helping Working Moms Get Ahead! @HuaweiDeviceUSA #Ad

    Last week, I lent my son my smartphone so he could watch videos on it.  He’s normally very responsible with it so I didn’t think anything of it until I asked him for the phone a while later.  It seems that he had put it down and forgot where he had put it […]

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Eat Healthier Without Giving Up Taste Or Convenience! @PhilipsPR #Ad

    I’m going to be completely honest, I don’t have a lot of time to cook.  During the week, I teach middle school full-time, I blog full-time, and I’m a full-time mother and wife.  There just isn’t a lot of space in my already crammed schedule to plan and execute elaborate, gourmet meals.  It’s […]

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Latina

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Encourage Happy And Healthy Development During Bath Time! #SoMuchMore @Johnsonsbaby #Partner

*This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with JOHNSON’S® and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are 100% mine.     As a new mom, I learned right away the importance of encouraging happy and healthy development during bath time with my babies. It became immediately apparent to me that bath time was an important part […]

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Sharing Latino Holiday Traditions With My Boys! #LBCMoreMerry @Sears #Ad

*This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Sears and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are 100% my own.     There is never one single moment when I don’t think in both Spanish and English when I am having a conversation.  Being bilingual and a Latina is part of who I am with every […]

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It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week! #NIVW2014 #GetAFluVax @CDCgov #Sponsored

    As many of you are aware, my family and I make it a priority to get our flu vaccines every year.  Since my children and I are all asthmatics and I’m a Leukemia Survivor, it is even more important for us to be protected against the flu.  This week is National Influenza Week […]

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New York

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Stay NY Tough During End Of Winter! #NYTough #ColdandFlu @Puffs @PeapodDelivers #Giveaway #Ad

    If you live anywhere near the East Coast this winter, you know that the entire region has been pummeled with a barrage of snow and freezing cold temperatures.  Here in New York City, it has not been any different and many people are struggling to stave off the bitter cold as well as […]

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Being A Mom In The City That Never Sleeps! #MomsTrustHuggies @CVSHealth #cbias #Ad

*This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias     Being a Working Mom can be challenging enough as it is but add to that living in the most fast-paced city in the world and it becomes even more interesting.  As a matter of fact, […]

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Marriage

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Why Do Women Put Up With This?

    This evening I was watching a popular reality television show when I found myself sadly wondering why women put up with men who cheat.  In this particular episode, a man has three kids with three different women and they are all arguing with each other due to him.  The thing that troubled me […]

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Parenting

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Being A Working Mom When Your Kid Is Sick… #WorkingMom

    The past couple of weeks have been rough for us in the health and wellness department.  If you have been keeping up with us here on the blog and on social media, you know that I have been sick on and off with a bad cold, we have been dealing with my mother’s […]

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Modeling Maintaining Good Credit For Your Children! #WellsFargo @WellsFargo #Sponsored

*This post is brought to you by a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Wells Fargo. All thoughts and content are my own.     When I was growing up, I was taught from an early age the importance of saving money and being financially independent.  In my grandmother’s house, I was […]

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