Family Movie Night Featuring The Peanuts Movie! #ThePEANUTSSpring @Snoopy Ad

    This past weekend we were very excited to celebrate family movie night by watching The Peanuts Movie on Blu-ray and DVD.  It was the perfect opportunity to explore the themes of setting goals and dreaming big as well as enjoying Charlie Brown and the entire beloved Peanuts gang with both of our boys.  For a limited time, get a Snoopy Flying Ace plush toy with THE PEANUTS MOVIE DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD combo pack, making it the perfect gift for Easter baskets.     In THE PEANUTS MOVIE, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and all your favorite Peanuts gang characters appear in a brand-new feature film from the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of Ice Age.  As we have come to expect from Charlie Brown, he takes off on a heroic quest in his usual optimistic way, while his beagle pal Snoopy braves the skies to look for his arch nemesis, the Red Baron.  We were laughing at their antics the entire time they were embarking on … [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 dedicated entirely to their story would be like.     Many of the coming attractions promised that it would be a hilarious and entertaining film and it certainly did not disappoint.  All of us were laughing from the beginning to the end of the movie and it really did give us a broader perspective into who the Minions actually are and where they originate from.     The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Minions commences at the dawn of time.  Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, the Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable and ill-reputed of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to … [Read more...]

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, or family, is at the center of everything that I do every single day.  Their love and support inspires me to sacrifice everything that I can in order to guarantee that they have the best opportunities that life has to offer.  This foundation was laid decades ago by my grandparents and great-grandparents who threw caution to the wind and traveled to distant lands so that their descendants could benefit from some of the things that they did not have access to such as education and democracy.     On my father's side, my paternal grandparents migrated to Venezuela from Spain to have access to gainful employment so they could provide for their two children, my Dad and my Aunt.  Although it was difficult to make the transition to a new country, away from all their family and friends, they sacrificed and saved all their money in order to … [Read more...]

Celebrate The Everyday Heroes In Your Life! #MiHeroeFavorito #Giveaway #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Disney Studios. However, all opinions expressed are my own.       As the mother of two sons, I often hear them commenting on who their latest superheroes are because of all the shows and cartoons that they watch.  It's such a pleasure witnessing them talking about the characteristics that make these heroes so admirable in their eyes.     Although I encourage this type of pretend play and discussion, it is important to me that our boys learn who the true heroes in our society are.  Especially living in a city like New York where First Responders saved so many lives on September 11th, I want my sons to value those who are truly the heroes in our lives.     Being an educator, I can tell you that most of the heroes who perform heroic deeds on a daily basis in your community probably go unnoticed and are under appreciated. The teachers who educate our children, firefighters, police officers, nurses, and … [Read more...]

Dreams Can Come True! Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition #Giveaway #SleepingBeautyPromo #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Disney Studios. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     Ever since my boys were little, I have encouraged them to always dream big and reach for the stars.  During my childhood, I was very lucky that I had my mother and grandmother to remind me to set goals and to work hard to accomplish those goals.  As a mother, I have always wanted to provide my sons with this same kind of inspiration that I received and motivate them to never be afraid to keep their eyes on the prize.     Currently, my sons are very adamant about what their future dreams are.  My eleven-year old wants to be a professional basketball player and he keeps reminding me that he is going to take good care of me when he grows up.  On the other hand, my eight-year old has an angelic voice and has decided that he is going to be a professional singer and a superhero.     As you can see from his vision board, he is pretty set on becoming … [Read more...]

Make Your Dreams Come True At The #SleepingBeautyPromo Twitter Party! #Sponsored

*This is part of a sponsored campaign with Walt Disney Studios and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     Have you sat down to discuss what your children dream of becoming or doing in the future? Have you ever created a ‘vision board’ that helps identify their dreams and fun ideas?     You’ll be inspired to do so by seeing ‘Aurora’ all over again in Disney’s Ultimate Fairy Tale Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition Blu-ray and Digital HD, available for the first time ever on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on October 7, 2014.  I can hardly contain my excitement at having the opportunity to view one of my all-time favorite films with my boys!     It’s time to share ideas on how parents can help their children make their dreams come true. By creating ‘vision boards’ parents can engage in a fun conversation about dreams and how to pursue them.  After all, our role as parents is to inspire our children to aspire to great heights and set goals!     … [Read more...]

Spend Family Time Making A Wind Wheel! #HadaPirata #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Disney Studios.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.     Spending time with my sons is on the top of my list of priorities.  As a Working Mom, I spend a lot of time away from them due to my career and I like to take advantage of every opportunity to bond with them or to engage in educational activities with them.  We do a lot of fun things when we are together and making arts and crafts is just one of them.     This evening, we are watching Disney’s Pirate Fairy on Blue-ray™ and Digital and watching a familia of hadas or family of fairies working together to bring their loved one, Zarina, back home after she has made the wrong decision and gotten mixed up in some bad company.  Like we say in Spanish, "Dime con quien tú andas y te digo quien eres."*  They encounter some pirates and use some pixie dust on their adventures which ultimately help to bring the fairies together again.     We are so … [Read more...]

Discover The World Of Dinosaurs On March 25th! @WalkWithDinos #Giveaway #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.       Last December, my family and I had the privilege of attending the premiere of Walking With Dinosaurs in New York City.  Not only did we love the film but we also had the chance to meet John Leguizamo and take pictures with him.  It was an amazing experience that we will never forget and you can read all about it HERE!     This week, on March 25th, you will have the chance to discover the world of dinosaurs when Walking With Dinosaurs debuts on Blu-ray combo and DVD.  In a time when dinosaurs ruled the earth, you will all be taken on a thrilling prehistoric journey and introduced to a playful Pachyrhinosaurus named Pachi.     As he embarks on the biggest adventure of his life, he will try to find his place in a spectacular world where he will have to … [Read more...]

Despicable Me 2 DVD Prize Pack #Giveaway! #DespicableMeDos #DM2DVD #Ad

*This post was written by me on behalf of Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  I received a DVD of the film to review.  All opinions are 100% mine.     My boys and I love to go to the movies together when my husband is working on Saturdays.  One of our all-time favorite animated films was Despicable Me and we really enjoyed going to see it together at our favorite movie theater.  That is why we were thrilled when we found out that Despicable Me 2 was coming to the big screen!     We made plans to go see it over and over but it seems that life had another plan and we kept having to postpone our movie date.  Since we never got to see it in the movies, we were very excited to have the opportunity to watch it together on DVD.  We knew that, if it was anything like the first movie, we would love the characters and all of their funny antics.     Gru, his adorable girls, and the mischievous Minions are back with a cast of unforgettable new characters in the blockbuster sequel to the … [Read more...]

The Little Mermaid Enchants A Whole New Generation! #Giveaway

*This post was written by me on behalf of Allied Hispanic.  I received complimentary product samples to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.     I'm sure I am not alone when I say that Disney's The Little Mermaid is probably one of my favorite animated films from when I was younger.  There is just something about overcoming adversity in order to land your prince charming that appeals to the romantic in every single one of us.  Add to that the fact that Disney opened it's vault especially to release this Diamond Anniversary Edition and I cannot even begin to describe to you how tickled I am!     Transformed for the first time on Blu-ray, we meet Ariel, an independent mermaid who marches to the beat of her own drummer and longs to become a real human.  Unfortunately, she becomes the prey of a cunning sea witch named Ursula who tricks her into striking a deal with the promise of helping her to become a real girl.  This leads Ariel to be catapulted into a new adventure … [Read more...]