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Bring Your Family To Burger King This Month For Angry Birds™Merchandise! @BurgerKing #Ad

    We experienced the first major snowfall of the season here in New York City today.  Of course, in our home that also means that the cold weather will cause our youngest son to suffer from asthma throughout the winter.  Right on time, he got sick last night and we had to take him […]

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When A Loved One Suffers From Depression And Anxiety…

    This past week has been a difficult one because my mother had a severe anxiety attack last weekend.  As a family, we have dealt with the fact that she has suffered from depression and anxiety disorder for over thirty years.  We are not ashamed of talking about it whatsoever because it is an […]

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Celebrate Your Favorite Furry Friend! #StreamTeam @Netflix #Ad

    I’d been trying to convince my husband to get a pet for our family for years.  Three years ago, he finally gave in and we all went to adopt a dog from our local rescue shelter.  We wanted to save the life of a pet that might otherwise be euthanized due to the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latina

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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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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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New York

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Start The New Year Right With Dunkin’ Donuts! @DunkinDonuts ( #NYC #Giveaway ) #Ad

      It’s hard to believe that the holidays have come and gone so quickly.  There is so much preparation that goes into making them special for our loved ones that it’s exhausting when they are finally over.  Now that it’s time to clean everything up and get back into the swing of regular, […]

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Make Your Everyday Life And The Holidays Even Better! #NYTough #Giveaway #AdPG

    Living in New York has always been an amazing experience.  It’s a city that is full of life and a melting pot for many nationalities and cultures.  Those of us who reside here are cut from a different cloth and tend to exhibit a sense of strength that radiates from within.  I’ve always […]

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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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