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Every Baby Is Born To Do Something Special! #imbornto #MoDSquad @MarchofDimes #Ad

    I'm very excited and proud to share with you all that I have been selected, along with 39 other moms across the country, to represent March of Dimes in the #ImBornTo campaign.  That number was chosen to represent the number of weeks in a … [Read More...]

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Homemade Meatloaf And Ketchup Recipe

    When I was growing up, there were certain recipes that my mother would prepare regularly that she had learned how to cook from her own mother, my grandmother.  Many times, my sister and I would come home from school and sit with her in the … [Read More...]

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Vi and Va Helps Latina Girls Embrace Their Heritage! #ViandVa @ViandVa #Giveaway #Ad

    When I was a little girl, I loved playing with dolls.  I can still remember spending hours role-playing with them and using my imagination to act out scenarios and to dress and accessorize them.  This time was magical for me because it was almost … [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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Make Fresh Shrimp Salad Bites For Your Next Dinner Party!

      I am a huge fan of eating shrimp and always have been for as long as I could remember.  Don't laugh but I often think about what a tragedy it would have been if I had been allergic to shellfish.  I can't imagine what life would have been like without trying shrimp at least once during … [Read More...]

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Rice Krispie Treat Chicks

    If your kids are like mine, they love Rice Krispie Treats.  I can still remember the looks on their faces the first time they tried them.  Ever since that day, they love for me to incorporate them somehow into each holiday's festivities.  Most of the time I don't complain because, not only are … [Read More...]

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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 … [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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Tips For Child Safety In The Laundry Room! #ArribaYLejos @Tide @GainLatino #Ad

    I have always been a firm believer in teaching children how to be self-sufficient.  Part of imparting that independence unto kids includes modeling how to do certain chores like the laundry for them from an early age.  Along with learning how to … [Read More...]

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Ensure Your Family Has Breakfast Every Morning! #GalletitasHBOats @HBOats @HBOatsLatino #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Honey Bunches of Oats. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     It's no secret that I am a very busy mom.  Aside from teaching full-time as a middle school teacher in New York … [Read More...]

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Encourage Happy And Healthy Development During Bath Time! #SoMuchMore @Johnsonsbaby #Partner

*This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with JOHNSON'S® and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are 100% mine.     As a new mom, I learned right away the importance of encouraging happy and healthy development during bath time with my … [Read More...]

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New York

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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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Make The System Work For You: Save Money On Small Business Health Insurance #Sponsored

    When I first started teaching fifteen years ago, I had a lot of decisions to make with regards to choosing the right life insurance as well as deciding on my health insurance company.  Honestly, I didn't realize the importance of having these two … [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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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...]

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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 … [Read More...]