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Experience New York City And Its People On The Ride NYC! @The_Ride_NYC #Giveaway #Ad

    I have a confession to make, although I have lived in New York City most of my life, I have never really attempted to go sightseeing in Manhattan.  This is because most New Yorkers will tell you that these are just tourist … [Read More...]

Fall Safflower Seed Luminary #DIY

    As Fall looms around the corner, and we can already see signs of leaves beginning to change all around us, we welcome the comforting foods and activities that we enjoy during this season.  Many people enjoy the Fall immensely … [Read More...]

5 Tips For Getting Your Family Ready For Back To School! #StreamTeam @Netflix #Partner

    I cannot believe how quickly the summer is over!  In less than one week, students will be getting ready for back to school here in New York City.  Honestly, it is a bitter-sweet time for me because I relish every moment that I … [Read More...]

Media Events

Tweet Your Best Clean #PottyHumor Jokes To @Charmin For A Great Cause! #Partner

    This past Tuesday, my family and I had the distinct pleasure of attending a live comedy show that was hosted by Charmin featuring comedian and improv artist, Wayne Brady in New York City.  Aside from the fact that my husband has … [Read More...]

This July, Go Back To Where It All Began… #Minions @Minions #Ad

    This past week, my family and I had the opportunity to attend the advanced screening of the Minions movie here in New York City.  We were all very excited because we have always loved these funny characters and were curious to see what a movie … [Read More...]

Recipes

Baked Carrot Cake Donuts Recipe

    Pretty soon the kids will be going back to school.  This Summer, my brother and his wife moved to New Jersey.  Since my Sister … [Read More...]

No-Bake Chocolate Eclair Sandwiches #NestleTollHouse @NestleTollHouse #Giveaway #Ad

    In our home, we have special go-to desserts that we like to enjoy during the summertime.  Since it is hot and humid here in New … [Read More...]

Straight From The Oven-Lemon Almond Poppy Seed Bread Recipe

    One of my favorite memories from my childhood is having fresh bread delivered to my grandmother's home every morning from the bakery in town when … [Read More...]

Education

5 Ways Teachers Can Impact Their Students

    As a teacher, you probably want to impact your students as positively as possible. Although you go to work and it can feel just like any … [Read More...]

A Teacher’s List Of Must-Have Items For Back To School #BackToSchool @Puffs #Ad

    Since most of you are parents, I'm sure that you receive a list of back to school supplies every single year from your child's teacher. … [Read More...]

How Do You Inspire Your Family To Achieve? #ForTheDream #Giveaway #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Coca-Cola and DiMe Media and all opinions are my own.     Education has always been extremely … [Read More...]

Travel

Summer Cruising In The Mazda CX-5! #DriveMazda @MazdaUSA @DriveShopUSA #Ad

    As many of you know, red is absolutely my favorite color.  You can imagine how excited I was to see the 2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring parked in … [Read More...]

Enjoy A Staycation At Crystal Springs Resort! @CrystalSprings #ExploreCrystal #Ad

    Sometimes we all need to just get away from it all.  I can tell you that I have been completely overwhelmed the last couple of months.  Aside from … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

DIY

DIY Striped Picture Frame #DIY

        If you are like me, you like to fill your home with photos of your friends and family.  After all, home is where the … [Read More...]

DIY Minions Sugar Cookies Decorating #FandangoFamily @Fandango $50 GC #Giveaway #Ad

    We first met the Minions when we watched the debut of Despicable Me a few years ago.  They were the servants of the villain Gru and … [Read More...]

Cinderella Inspired Fairy Godmother Wand #DIY

    When I was a little girl, I loved to engage in pretend-play.  I would spend hours with my dolls making them talk to one another and … [Read More...]

Latina

Celebrate Little Moments With NESCAFÉ® Clásico™! #MomentoNESCAFE #Giveaway @NESCAFELatino #Ad

    Life has a tendency of moving at a very fast pace.  We often get caught up in trying to keep up with the race and don't spend enough time slowing … [Read More...]

Honor Your Family’s Journey To America On July Fourth! #ThisIsWholesome @HoneyMaidSnacks #Paid

*This is part of a sponsored campaign with Being Latino and Honey Maid. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     My ancestors came to this … [Read More...]

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 DiMe Media on behalf of the Allstate Foundation and received compensation to thank … [Read More...]

New York

A Mom’s Guide To Parking In NYC! @ParkWhiz #Giveaway #Partner

        Have you ever been to New York City?  Chances are, if you have, you know that it is nearly next to impossible to find parking downtown.  We … [Read More...]

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, … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

Marriage

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

Increasing Communication Between You And Your Tween

    Wouldn’t it be great to increase communication between you and your tween? The question is: how do you make that happen? Communication is an important part of parenting, no matter what stage you are at. Here are some tips to help you make … [Read More...]

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...]