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Learning Shapes And Patterns With Peep And The Big Wide World! #PeepEnEspanol @PeepEspanol #Ad

*This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with PEEP and Latina Bloggers Connect.  All opinions are 100% my own.     When my sons were preschoolers, I always enjoyed engaging with them in activities that supported some of the skills that they were already learning in school.  Being an educator, I understood all too well […]

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My Favorite In-Ear Headphones For Busy Moms! @SOLREPUBLIC #Giveaway #Ad

    I’m not sure if I’m the only person in the world who has ever had this problem but I can never seem to find a pair of in-ear headphones that actually fit inside my ears.  Over the years, I have purchased so many varieties of them and they usually hurt my ears or […]

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What Trunk Junk Will You Need This Winter? #InviernoSeguro #Giveaway #TrunkJunk @StateFarm #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored collaboration with State Farm and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     As we prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this week, we are also anticipating a Nor’easter here in New York City.  The storm is expected to hit Wednesday evening right into Thursday […]

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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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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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Teach Children The Alphabet In A Creative Way! @JustJesse197 #Giveaway #Ad

    Since becoming a parent, one of the things that I have learned is that no two children are the same.  This has become apparent over the years just in my observations of my own sons.  It was especially noticeable academically when both of my boys first began to read.     While my […]

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Connect With Your Child Through Conversation With The Scholastic KidQ App! #KidQApp #Ad

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scholastic Parent & Child. All opinions are 100% mine.       One of my favorite parts of the day is arriving home from work and being able to talk to both of my boys about their day.  They are usually abuzz with everything […]

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Travel

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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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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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Working Mom

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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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Tips For Stress Relief And Relaxation For Busy Moms! #SleepMatters $50 GC #Giveaway #Ad

*I have received information, product and materials from McNeil Consumer Healthcare Inc., the makers of Tylenol PM®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post.     I cannot even begin to describe to you what a hectic week I’ve had.  Managing a full-time career as a teacher and running a successful […]

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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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Latina

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When Is The Last Time You Had Your Eyes Checked? #TransitionsLens @Transitions #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Transitions Optical. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     My father has been a diabetic for over twenty years.  I remember when he found out that he had Diabetes and how upset he and my mother were at the diagnosis.  Over […]

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Start The Conversation About HIV/AIDS With Friends And Family! #OneConversation @TalkHIV #Ad

    How has HIV or AIDS affected your life?  Unfortunately, chances are that you know someone, or are related to someone, who is HIV positive.  Since there is still a huge stigma around the disease, most people choose not to talk about it.  As a result, they forego having important conversations with their friends […]

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Make Your Guests Feel Welcome During The Holidays! #TuiteaDesdeElTrono @CharminLatino #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored campaign with Charmin and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.      I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner!  Not only is it one of my favorite holidays, but it is also when I get to enjoy having my family around me […]

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New York

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Fall Pumpkin Picking Tips

    Last weekend, I had the pleasure of taking the family to visit Prospect Hill Orchards in the beautiful Hudson Valley in New York State.  You can pick your own apples, pears and pumpkins there and it is very family-friendly.     We’ve never been pumpkin picking before so we were very excited to […]

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Keep Teens Safe: Free Teen Drive Safety Clinics In NY And NJ! #TeenDrive365 @Toyota #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored campaign with Toyota. However, all opinions expressed are my own.       As a parent of a Tween here in New York City, I know that it is only a matter of time before he is old enough to want to go and get his driving permit.  Although […]

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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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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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We Attended The Toyota Teen Driver Safety Clinic! #TeenDrive365 @Toyota #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored campaign with Toyota. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     Last week, my tween and I had the pleasure of attending a FREE “Teen Driver Safety Clinic” for teens and their parents at the CityWorld Toyota dealer here in the Bronx.  It was a wonderful opportunity for me […]

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