Recognizing The Hard Work Moms Do Every Day! @hamptoncreek #Partner

    Many people are out and about trying to enjoy the last few weeks of summer.  Others are busily trying to get everything ready for back to school and buying uniforms, school supplies and lunch boxes.  However, there are mothers out there right now worrying because they don't know where the money will come from for their child's next meal much less, how they will buy pencils for school.     Unfortunately, they have to make hard decisions every single day because they are trying to raise a family on limited funds.  Often, this means that they settle for foods that are not as healthy for their children to eat because they are the more affordable option.  It's the only way that they are able to stretch their grocery dollars even though they are aware that these foods are not as good for their kids as their more expensive counterparts.     Hampton Creek is making the right thing the easier thing for moms everywhere.  This … [Read more...]

Take Time Out For Yourself And Put Your Feet Up! #StreamTeam @Netflix #Ad

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Netflix. As a member of the Netflix Stream Team, I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.     Although Summer Vacation began this past week here in New York City, parenting is a 24/7 job!  That is why taking time out for yourself helps keep you strong for your family. This month I'm switching gears and making the focus some time to myself for a change.     Most of my favorite shows are on hiatus, but Netflix has a selection of titles to get me through the summer months. And yes, that includes all-new episodes of some of my favorite Netflix originals -- Orange Is the New Black season 2 launched June 6th!  I plan on waiting until the kids are asleep for the night and then relaxing with one of my favorite new shows. Here are some of the titles I have heard about but I haven't yet had time to watch but plan to this Summer: 1. Orange Is the New Black 2. Scandal 3. Pretty Little Liars 4. Sherlock 5. Breaking … [Read more...]

From The Mouths Of Babes… #YoureDoingOkMom #Ad

*This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with JOHNSON’S® Baby and Latina Bloggers Connect.   All opinions are 100% mine.       Ever since I found out that I was going to become a mother, I worried over whether I would be able to do a good job.  After all, being a mom could possibly be the most important role of a woman's life.  Unfortunately, however, parenting does not come with a handbook and children certainly don't come with instructions.     I love being a mom but, like most moms, I often wonder if I'm even doing this whole parenting thing right.  Luckily, my boys seem to think that I am the cat's pajamas and they remind me on a daily basis that I'm doing a great job after all.  I asked my eight year old son what I'm really great at and his response included, "Giving me hugs, taking care of me, scratching my back, and making sure my clothes are clean."     The old saying is so true, "From the mouths of babes…"  Who knew that scratching his back every … [Read more...]

Mission Gift Of Sleep Accomplished! #Pampers @Pampers #Giveaway #Ad

Disclosure:  This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.     One of the things that makes me the most happy about blogging is being able to "Pay it forward" and to share wonderful products and experiences with deserving moms all over the country.  I was thrilled when I learned that I would have the opportunity to give the Gift of Sleep to a mom or a family in need because it truly is better to give than to receive.  Thanks to Pampers, I was able to launch a mission to ease the financial burden of a mom whom I know could really use the help.     It wasn't difficult to immediately realize who I would share the $100 gift card and the Pampers diapers with.  You see, there is one mom who has always struggled financially as a single parent and never complained about having to do it all for her three boys.  She has always worked long hours and even worked overtime on the weekend just to make ends meet but … [Read more...]

Children’s Claritin Wants To Put The Spring In Your Step! #ClaritinMoms #Ad

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Children's Claritin.  All opinions are 100% mine.     This past week, I had the opportunity to host a "Spring In Your Step" Moms Meet-Up sponsored by Children's Claritin.  It was very easy to encourage moms to attend this meeting because many of them have concerns about how to control their children's seasonal allergies.  I'm actually one of those moms myself because my seven year old son suffers from allergy induced asthma.     The first thing that we discussed were some possible wellness activities that we could engage our children in to incorporate into their everyday lives.  This was a very important topic because we were all very concerned about how to improve the quality of life of our kids despite the fact that they suffer from allergies.  Some of the suggestions included drinking plenty of water and fluids to stay hydrated during allergy season and doing cardiovascular exercises to improve breathing.     As we all … [Read more...]