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I’m In Love With My Peanuts Backpack! @happyhannas #ilovemyhannas #BTS @Snoopy #Ad

    Two years ago, I took a trip to San Francisco and I realized what a godsend having my backpack as part of my carry-on luggage ended up being.  Since that trip, I have started to carry a backpack to work every single day and I find that it helps … [Read More...]

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All The Cool Guys Wear Snoopy Gear! #Giveaway @Snoopy #Partner

    My son loves wearing shorts and T-Shirts.  I think he would wear them all year long if my husband and I allowed him to.  Lately, I have noticed that he has been wearing mostly graphic tees and refuses to let me buy him anything else when we go … [Read More...]

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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 important in our family.  From as far back as I could remember, I was encouraged by my parents and my … [Read More...]

Media Events

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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...]

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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...]

Recipes

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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...]

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Candy Soda Crush Mix

    The men in my life are addicted to game apps.  Whenever we go anywhere, you often find my boys happily playing away on their tablets while my … [Read More...]

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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...]

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, … [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 … [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 … [Read More...]

Travel

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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...]

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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 … [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 … [Read More...]

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 … [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 … [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 … [Read More...]

Latina

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

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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 … [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, … [Read More...]

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, … [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 … [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 … [Read More...]

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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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...]

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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...]