Kohl’s Is The Destination For Mother’s Day Gifts! #DearMom @Kohls #Ad

*This is a sponsored campaign on behalf of Kohl’s. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.       Let's me be honest, I am not a materialistic girl but boy do I love to get gifts for Mother's Day!  There is just something about being lavished with gifts and attention on this special day that tickles my fancy and I always make sure that I let my husband know exactly what items are on my wish list so he doesn't have to go crazy trying to figure out what to get me.     Kohl's is definitely the destination for all of the Mother's Day gifts on my list of must-have items this year.  Not only do they have a wonderful variety but their prices are just right for our family friendly budget.  Although I want Hubby to treat me like a queen, I also want to make sure that he has enough money left over to start saving for my birthday present, but I digress...     This year, since I have lost a lot of weight, I am excited about getting a new wardrobe and accessorizing those outfits … [Read more...]

Calling All Fashionistas! Shop Peter Som Collection From @Kohls #PeterSomForKohls #Sponsored

*I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Kohl’s. I received a gift card as a thank you for participating.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own.     Recently, we were going out to dinner with the family when we passed Kohl's and I commented to my husband that I was thrilled to have found another location in our area.  I love Kohl's because they always have the all the hot spring fashion trends in the most vibrant patterns and colors.     This year, I'm even more excited about shopping for my warm weather wardrobe because of the dark and dreary Winter that he have just endured on the East Coast.  The best part is that I have a wonderful secret to share with all of you!  Kohl's has partnered with renowned American Fashion designer Peter Som!     The exclusive Peter Som for DesigNation collection includes bold and bright colors and patterns in separates, dresses and feminine skirts inspired by the beauty of St. Barths.  His looks are fresh and they … [Read more...]

Brave The Cold With Flipeez Action Hats! @idvproducts #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of Idea Village Products. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.       Last week, we had one really warm day and I think most of us were tricked into thinking that spring was finally on its way.  Unfortunately, that was not the case and it continues to be cold and windy here in New York City.     I always make sure that both of my boys have warm coats, gloves, hats and scarves because they are both asthmatic and I worry about them getting sick in these freezing temperatures.  Unfortunately, there isn't as much variety in boys' fashion and outer garments are there are in the girls' clothing department.     If you are like me, you want your boys to look adorable while staying warm and dry during the winter.  Flipeez Action Hats not only come in a variety of colors and styles, but they also have animal hats with fun actions like popping ears and … [Read more...]

Let Your Kids Express Their Individuality Through FabKids! @LoveFabKids @1capplegate #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of FabKids. I received a promotional item to facilitate this post and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.       One of the things that I have learned since having children is that both of my sons have unique personalities and styles.  Their interests vary in everything from the kind of music that they like to the types of outfits that they enjoy wearing.  As a parent, I have tried to support them in expressing themselves and allowing them to be individuals.     FabKids understands that kids like to be empowered to make decisions about what they will be wearing so they have created the opportunity for them to do so through personalized fashions.  It was started by a team of parents including mom and actress Christina Applegate.  Their goal was to empower kids to express their individuality while, at the same time, revolutionizing the shopping experience for mom by offering high-quality and reasonably … [Read more...]

Don’t Let Anything Come Between You And Your Touch Screen! @URPowered #Ad

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of U|R® POWERED. I received a promotional item to facilitate this post and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.       I never leave my house without my smartphone.  There are just too many things that I manage through my phone to ever be caught without it.  While I love having a touch screen that puts everything at my disposal with just a quick touch or a mere swipe of the hand, it's hard to do so during the cold winter months when I have gloves on.     I had no idea, however, that U|R® POWERED created an innovative and invisible solution that enables you to operate touch screen devices with all five fingers without taking your gloves off!  The best part is that they have made these gloves to not only be functional but to also be stylish and fashionable.     The U|R® POWERED collection comes in a variety of styles, materials and colors for men and women.  Their connected accessories also include audio … [Read more...]

Find Cute Gifts At Carter’s This Holiday Season! @Carters #CartersFam #MC #Sponsored

*I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Carter’s. I received a gift card to facilitate my shopping trip and to thank me for participating.     When our sons were little, we loved to shop at Carter's because they always had the most adorable outfits and there prices were really great.  One of my favorite things was to buy their pajamas due to the fact they kept our boys warm and were soft and cute.  No matter what time of the year we shopped, we were always able to take advantage of their awesome sales and their nice selection of outfits.     Now that our boys are older, I still count on Carter's for gifts during the holidays and for special events for the babies and toddlers in our family.  It always gives me great pleasure to browse through their store and pick out just the right ensemble to give as a present to our friends and loved ones.  They are definitely a trusted clothing brand in our household and they always make it easy to … [Read more...]

Join Exclusive Orgullosa Facebook Chat With Adrienne Bailon And Win Prizes! #OrgullosaHeritage

*This sponsored post was written by me in collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Orgullosa.  All opinions are 100% mine.     In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and the spirit of Nueva Latina, we would love to have you join us for an exclusive Orgullosa Facebook chat with celebrity guest Adrienne Bailon!  The Orgullosa community already celebrates, empowers and fuels Latinas' accomplishments and dreams everyday as “mujeres con la falda bien puesta."  We celebrate where we come from and where we are going with passion and in the hope that we can be an inspiration to one another because that's how we roll!     So clear your calendars because, on September 25th, we are going to get together to talk about how our bicultural community represents strong, independent women who celebrate having the best of two worlds: one being rooted in their Hispanic culture and the other seizing their limitless potential in the U.S. The Nueva Latina!  It will be a wonderful opportunity to come … [Read more...]

Check Out The Ruum Back To School Collection! #RuumBTS #Sponsored

*This post was written by me on behalf of Ruum American Kids Wear.  I received a gift card in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.     School is starting in a few weeks here in New York City and that means that moms and dads are scrambling to get their kids ready for the new academic year.  Most kids will tell you that having the right Back to School wardrobe can make a world of difference in launching the year off on the right note.  Ruum American Kid's Wear has an exciting collection of childrenswear for kids ranging from newborn to age 14.     Ruum collections are designed to coordinate easily and take the guess work out of putting outfits for school together every night for the next day.  Aside from offering quality clothing for a great value, they also offer a wide selection of accessories including a wide assortment of shoes for boys and girls.  There is something for everyone at Ruum, from bodysuits and sweaters to dresses and … [Read more...]

Make Your Whole Body Happy With @TheraFitShoe #Giveaway #Ad

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Therafit.  All opinions are 100% mine.     Finding comfortable shoes that fit me is always a hassle for a number of reasons. First of all, I have always had wide feet which limits my shoe selection.  Also, I retain a lot of water due to a medication that I take so my feet can sometimes swell making certain shoes uncomfortable.  Add to that the fact that I am a teacher and I spend most of the day at work on my feet, and you can see why it's so important that I choose the right shoes to wear.     Medical doctor, Lisa Masterson, knew first-hand the issues that plague most women when it comes to wearing uncomfortable shoes.  She wanted to create a shoe that women could wear all day long as they multitasked and made the transitions from activity to activity.  The result was Therafit's shoe technology which can be customized to the individual and is available in a variety of styles that can be worn around the clock.     You … [Read more...]

Winter Fashion Tips For Kids! #Troop8X #HTC8X

    When it comes to dressing warmly during the Winter, my boys drive me completely crazy.  Sure, I always make sure that they have all the warm coats, hats, scarves, and gloves that they need to wear during the cold weather.  Whether or not they actually wear them all the time or keep from losing them a few times throughout the season, is another story.     As you can see from the photo below, it can get quite cold and frosty during the winter months here in New York City.  We experience cold conditions along with snow and freezing rain.  It's important to not only keep warm during this weather but to also look great doing it!  When it comes to kids, nothing says fashionable like donning outerwear and accessories that have their favorite cartoon characters on them.         My younger son loves wearing his Angry Birds hat and, thank goodness, because it's the only one he will wear this Winter!  On the other hand, the best way to get my older son to cover his head … [Read more...]