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Fourth Of July No Bake Cookie Dough Balls

    This afternoon, my Aunt called me to ask what time she should be here Saturday for our annual Fourth of July barbecue.  I've been getting ready for this weekend this whole week trying to plan and prepare easy foods that I know the whole family … [Read More...]

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Red, White And Blue Fruit Skewers Recipe

    It's hard to believe that this weekend is already the Fourth of July!  We just finished school this last Friday in New York City and it is wonderful to be on vacation.  Our family is getting together this weekend to celebrate Independence Day and … [Read More...]

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Take An Active Role In Educating Your Teen Driver! #GetThereSafe @Allstate #DiMe #Ad

*I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for Latina Mom Bloggers on behalf of the Allstate Foundation and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     … [Read More...]

Media Events

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The Circus Is In Town! #RinglingBros #CircusXtreme @FeldEnt @RinglingBros #Partner

    Ever since my boys were little, they have loved the circus.  I can still remember their bright, shining faces the first time that my husband and I took them to see it.  I'm not sure who had more fun, us or them.  Now that they are older, I was … [Read More...]

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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 … [Read More...]

Recipes

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Lemon Buttercream Cupcake Recipe

    If your family is like our family, we have a lot of birthdays during the summer months and all of the kids love cupcakes so they often ask for them in lieu of having a birthday cake.  Over the years, my Sister in Law has gotten very creative with her cupcake recipe ideas and, not to be outdone … [Read More...]

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Spice Up Your Staycation With Chicken Fajitas! @MezzettaFoods #BringTheHeat #Ad

    Now that we are getting closer to summer vacation here in New York City, a lot of people have been asking me what my plans are for the next two months.  While my husband and I do hope to take a family vacation this summer, I am also looking forward to enjoying some time right at home sampling … [Read More...]

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Cool Off This Summer With Homemade Ice Pops!

    When I was a kid, I remember visiting my grandmother and taking my bike to the park to spend all day outdoors with my friends.  Throughout the day, we would get hot and thirsty from playing "Red Light, Green Light, 123," "British Bulldog," and Freeze Tag.     To cool off, we would visit one of … [Read More...]

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Education

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Enter Your Child In The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge! @DE3MYSC #STEM #Ad

    It's so important for students to have opportunities in the STEM fields and be able to have hands-on experiences with the subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  These types of engaging investigations inspire children in the areas of developing technological advances and … [Read More...]

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Spring Into Spring With Fun Brain Teasers Starring The Peanuts Gang! @Snoopy #Giveaway #Ad

    Believe me, nobody is more excited about the beginning of spring than I am.  I feel like I spent the entire winter shoveling, buying salt for the sidewalk, and digging my car out of snowdrifts after the weather we had here in New York City.  Aside from all the frustrated adults, I know the kids … [Read More...]

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10 Ways To Get Your Children Reading More At Home

    This week are parent-teacher conferences at my school.  If I had to choose the number one question that most parents ask me every year it would have to be how they can get their kids to read more at home.  Many of them have noticed that their children are only interested in spending time on the … [Read More...]

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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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Confessions Of A Really Tired Mom #IWasSoTired @Tylenol #Sweeps #Ad

    I'm not even going to mince words in this blog post, I am really tired.  Now, you are all most likely saying to yourself right now, "Join the club!"  As most of you are probably moms, I know that you feel my pain when it comes to the topic of … [Read More...]

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Share Special Moments With Your Active Child! #ThisIsWholesome @HoneyMaidSnacks #Paid

    As many of you know, we are a huge basketball family.  Both of my sons play basketball and they get it from their grandfather because my Father in Law plays every Wednesday with his friends.  My husband is also a big sports fan and enjoys playing … [Read More...]

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Paid Opportunity: Sign Up Today To Help Inspire Future Products From Colgate! @Colgate #Ad

    I'm very excited this afternoon because I have the opportunity to present all of you you with this amazing opportunity to collaborate with Colgate to help inspire their future products.  If you love to share your thoughts and opinions you are … [Read More...]

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Latina

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What Is The Definition Of A Good Father? @minutemaid_us #DoinGood #DiMe #Sweeps #Ad

*DISCLAIMER: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Minute Maid and DiMe Media.  Minute Maid will provide this prize. Minute Maid is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with the contest – and all opinions are my … [Read More...]

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How Does Your Familia Inspire You? #McFarlandUSA #MiFamilia #Giveaway #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored campaign with DiMe Media and Buena Vista Home Entertainment. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     My familia, or family, is at the center of everything that I do every single day.  Their love and support … [Read More...]

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Celebrate Expressions Of Love With Your Children! #SoMuchMore @Johnsonsbaby #Ad

*This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with JOHNSON’S® Baby and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are 100% mine.     This past weekend was Mother's Day and most moms spent the day being pampered and doted upon by their significant … [Read More...]

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New York

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Grocery Shopping In NYC Has Just Gotten Easier! @PeapodDelivers #Giveaway #Ad

    I'm going to get right to the point, I am an extremely busy mom.  Not only do I have a full-time career as a New York City public school teacher, but I am also the mom of two active boys, I publish a successful blog, and I am married to a … [Read More...]

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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 … [Read More...]

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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 … [Read More...]

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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 … [Read More...]

Parenting

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Honor Important Women In Your Life This Mother’s Day! #PutYourHeartToPaper @Hallmark #Sponsored

    This weekend is a very important one because, although we like to think that we honor the important women in our life all year long, we don't always stop to give them the recognition they deserve.  On Mother's Day, we take some time away from all … [Read More...]

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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 … [Read More...]