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We Are Hooked On “Once Upon A Time” On @Netflix #StreamTeam #Partner

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Netflix. As a member of the Netflix Stream Team, I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.     As the end of Summer approaches, I look back upon the past two months with many memories that were made.  Our family spent time outdoors […]

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Celebrating 50 Years Of A Charlie Brown Christmas! #CBXmas @Snoopy #Giveaway #Partner

*I participated in this campaign as a Peanuts 50 Years on TV Brand Ambassador.  I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.  All opinions are 100% my own.     One of my fondest memories from my childhood is sitting around the television set every Christmas season to watch A Charlie Brown […]

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Enjoy Kid-Friendly Recipes This School Year! #ChickenOfTheSea @COSMermaid #BackToSchool #Ad

*I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour on behalf of  Chicken of the Sea® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     Back to school time always comes with the usual hustle and bustle in our […]

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Media Events

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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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Warm Up Your Walls With HP And Genevieve Gorder! #WarmUpYourWalls @HPPrint #Ad

I participated in a campaign on behalf of HP. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.     Recently we had the opportunity to attend a very special event with TV personality and interior designer Genevieve Gorder.  We asked her all of our photo décor related questions which was especially helpful […]

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Recipes

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Tips For Preparing Lobster And Hosting A Lobster Party! #FDLobsterParty @FreshDirect #Ad

*I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour on behalf of FreshDirect and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     Many of you are aware that I grew up in a small fishing town in Spain called […]

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Celebrate Soccer Season With The Perfect Pair Of Foods! #GolazoKraft #CollectiveBias #Shop #Ad

*I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.     Soccer is a beloved sport in our home.  My husband and I are both of Latin descent and we have lived in our native […]

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Creamy Fruit Topped Pound Cake Recipe #SLSweetTreats @SaraLeeDesserts #Ad

*I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Sara Lee. This could include Sara Lee providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment.     When I think back to my childhood and the desserts that I would enjoy with my parents and my siblings, one of the treats that always […]

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Education

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How Can You Teach Your Children To Give Back? #Clothes4Schools @Schoola #Sponsored

*This sponsored post is brought to you by Schoola, the best place to buy discounted kids clothes all while give back to schools in need. CLICK HERE to learn more about Schoola and to see what people are saying.       Anyone who has ever been a parent can tell you that it is […]

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Just In Time For Back To School, Kohl’s $100 Gift Card #Giveaway! #Sponsored

*This is a sponsored campaign on behalf of Kohl’s. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.     As much as I would love for Summer to last just a little bit longer here in New York City, the reality is that it will be time for back to school in a couple of […]

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Save Music And The Arts In Our Schools! #Clothes4Schools @Schoola #Sponsored

*This sponsored post is brought to you by Schoola, the best place to buy discounted kids clothes all while give back to schools in need. CLICK HERE to learn more about Schoola and to see what people are saying.     When I first started teaching in 2000, our middle school had a band class, […]

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Travel

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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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We Visited Legoland Discovery Center! @LDCWestchester #LegolandNYC #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of Legoland Discovery Centers US. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating. All opinions are my own.        When I … [Read More...]

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We Had A Wonderful Time At Medieval Times NJ! @MedievalTimes #Travel #Sponsored

*This post was written by me on behalf of Medieval Times.  I received complimentary product samples to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.     We were very excited to have the opportunity to review the family … [Read More...]

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Working Mom

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Take Time Out For Yourself And Put Your Feet Up! #StreamTeam @Netflix #Ad

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Netflix. As a member of the Netflix Stream Team, I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.     Although Summer Vacation began this past week here in New York City, parenting is a 24/7 job!  That is why taking time out for yourself […]

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Enjoy Some Well-Deserved Relaxation! #SangriaSunday @yellowtail_usa #Ad

*This post was written by me on behalf of Yellow Tail USA. I received complimentary product samples to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine.        This past Thursday was the last day of school for New York City public school students.  As a middle school teacher, I can tell you that […]

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My Nephew Is Headed To High School!

    This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending my nephew’s eighth grade graduation.  I can’t even begin to describe to you guys how proud I was of his accomplishment.  You see, his academic road has not been an easy one and, as a result, reaching this milestone is even more significant.  As […]

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Latina

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Commit Your School To Safe Teen Driving! #ManejaConCuidado @StateFarmLatino #Giveaway #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored collaboration with State Farm and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     Two years ago, I attended the wake of one of my former students who was killed in a car accident.  He was not the driver of the vehicle but the driver was […]

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Tips For Being Active With Your Kids! #MovingMoments @Huggies #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Huggies® and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     Any mom can tell you that keeping up with kids is no easy task.  My boys are no exception and they seem to be blessed with an endless supply of energy that just […]

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Upgrade Your Bathroom Experience! #TuiteaDesdeElTrono @CharminLatino #Partner

*This is part of a sponsored campaign with Charmin and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     The last few months, I have been working hard to remodel some of the rooms in our home one by one.  Although we redid the bathroom a couple of years ago, it is […]

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New York

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Unlock An Unexpected Dose Of Joy! #MusicToYourNose @GainLatino @Gain #Giveaway #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of Gain. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating. All opinions are my own.     Many people don’t know a lot about the Bronx aside from what they have seen on television or in the movies.  This […]

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Support Kids Walk For Kids With Cancer! #KidsWalk #WalkWithUs @KidsWalkMSKCC

    As many of you are aware, I am a six year Leukemia Survivor.  Receiving a Cancer diagnosis is devastating at any age, however, it is especially horrific when a child is diagnosed with this disease.  It’s every parents’ worst nightmare and, unfortunately, the reality is that Cancer is the leading cause of death […]

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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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How Can You Make Your Kids Read More This Summer?

    I’m sure that most of you struggle with coaxing your children to read during summer vacation.  Even though I am a teacher, my kids would much rather ride their bikes outside and play on their tablets than read any day.  Believe me, teachers’ kids are just as good as at other kids at […]

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My Nephew Is Headed To High School!

    This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending my nephew’s eighth grade graduation.  I can’t even begin to describe to you guys how proud I was of his accomplishment.  You see, his academic road has not been an easy one and, as a result, reaching this milestone is even more significant.  As […]

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