Simple Dinner Solutions For Working Moms! #BalanceYourPlate @Stouffers #Ad

*This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Stouffer's and WeAllGrow Latina. All opinions are 100% my own.     Everyone wants to eat better, but sometimes we need a little inspiration and simple solutions to choose from to make it a reality more often.  This is especially true for working moms like me who love preparing delicious meals for their families but just don't have the time to spend hours in the kitchen preparing elaborate recipes.  Recently, I have learned about the Balance Your Plate program which is designed to educate everyone about ways to put together nutritious meals that incorporate both frozen and fresh foods.  This is such a big help when it comes to finding that balance between our busy lives and making sure we are eating healthy.     Research shows that Americans are only meeting MyPlate recommendations for vegetables, fruit, proteins, dairy and grains seven days out of 365.  This is of great concern to me … [Read more...]

Tips For Making “Me Time” A Priority That Include Coffee! ​#CoffeeRoutine #Pmedia #Ad

*This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®​,​ The J.M.Smucker Company, White Wave,​and Truvia Natural Sweetener, b​ut all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CoffeeRoutine h​ttp://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV     This week has been like most weeks in that I am incredibly busy and and don't have much time in my schedule for "Me time."  However, having a full-time career and taking care of a family is exhausting.  It is important for me to be kind to myself and steal a few precious moments here and there to recharge whenever possible.  From as far back as I can remember, enjoying a good cup of coffee has always been part of any ritual that involves me having a few quiet minutes of reflection and peace.     Believe it or not, creating "Me time" is something that I have learned to perfect over the years.  I've noticed that most moms like me have a lot of trouble slowing down long enough to stop and … [Read more...]

Beauty Regimen For Busy Moms

    Feeling beautiful isn’t always easy whenever you’re a busy mom. You are always busy taking care of everyone else, but what about yourself? Check out these beauty regimen tips for busy moms. Sleep When You Can     One of the best beauty regimens for moms is to get enough sleep. When you skip out on sleep, you are hurting yourself emotionally and physically. Getting enough sleep can actually make you look and feel more beautiful. Moisturize Your Skin     Another great beauty regimen to pay attention to is moisturizing. When you get busy, you can forget to moisturize your skin, which in return can make you not look and feel your best. A quick moisturizer application on a daily basis can make you look and feel beautiful. Compact Your Makeup Routine     Instead of spending hours getting ready, learn how to compact your makeup routine. You’re a busy mom, so you may not have “all the time in the world to get ready.” Eliminate your stress by … [Read more...]

Tips For Tackling Tough Laundry Stains For Working Moms! #OxiClean #Partner

    To say that I am a busy mom is an understatement.  As I like to explain when people ask, I'm literally going all the time between having a career as a full-time educator, publishing a successful blog, and raising children in New York City.  Most days, I am lucky to fit in some "Me" time just to take a shower so I often do get backed up when it comes to doing laundry.     It is especially frustrating when I have trouble getting stains out of clothes because I just don't have a lot of time in my schedule to spend scrubbing them out of our dirty laundry.  For a long time, I have been on the lookout for a laundry detergent that removes a wide-range of stubborn, dried-on stains the first time around to maximize on the limited time that I have to do laundry.     OxiClean™ Laundry detergent truly has been the answer to my Working Mom prayers!  It saves me lots of time because it tackles stains in just one wash and does not contain … [Read more...]

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 sleeplessness.  I'd like to say that, like any other self-respecting superhero, I can go days or even weeks without sleep and still perform at optimal levels.  However, this is simply not the case...    The truth is that I have done some really embarrassing things lately as a result of my exhaustion.  Let me begin by saying that I'm normally a pleasure to be around, despite what my husband says.  Unfortunately, my grouchiness has reached an all-time high as I imagine getting some sleep more than I actually do sleep.  As a matter of fact, my eight year-old son likes to refer to me as "Mommy Meanie" in the morning.     It's not easy being all things, to all people, at all times.  This is why I sprayed my neck and wrists with hairspray … [Read more...]

5 Myths About Being A Working Mom

    This past week, I have read a lot of posts on social media about the difficulties and triumphs of being a Working Mom.  Many of them make me chuckle seeing as how I can relate since I have juggled a career since I became a mother eleven years ago.  However, I have also found that some people have the wrong idea about what Working Moms experience on a daily basis.     Although we are driven to excel in our careers, we also have the same concerns about parenting and our families that all mothers have.  After all, being a mom is a lot of work whether you add working outside the home to that equation or not.  This post is definitely not about whether Stay At Home Moms or Working Moms have it easier or harder than one another.  In my mind, it is a given that all moms work hard.     The purpose of this post is just to debunk some of the myths about Working Moms that I have been reading lately…  So, without further ado, here are 5 myths that are completely wrong about women juggling … [Read more...]

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 my mother's mental health issues, and this week my younger son got sick with strep throat and asthma as well.     Normally, when either one of my sons is sick, my Mom stays with them during the day.  This really puts my mind at ease while I am at work because I know that she will care for them just the way that I would if I was home.  Since my mother is currently in the hospital, I had to take my sick son with me to work on Monday in order to administer his asthma medication throughout the day.     Today we had a snow day so I was glad to be able to stay home with my son an additional day to care for him.  He is definitely better but he still has a cough which I wish I could take away from him.  Tomorrow it will be back to work and I … [Read more...]

A Smartphone That is Helping Working Moms Get Ahead! @HuaweiDeviceUSA #Ad

    Last week, I lent my son my smartphone so he could watch videos on it.  He's normally very responsible with it so I didn't think anything of it until I asked him for the phone a while later.  It seems that he had put it down and forgot where he had put it so we spent a few nervous moments looking for it. During this uncertain time, I realized that my entire life is on that phone including my personal and my business contacts.  It's amazing how much I depend on my smartphone for everything that I do in my life.     The Huawei Ascend Mate2 is the perfect phone for resilient, Working Moms like myself who juggle many roles on a regular basis.  It features a 6.1-inch high-def screen and incredible screen-to-body ratio which means that you can conduct all of your business and enjoy all of your entertainment apps in more pixels.  Its unique floating screens also allow you to multitask like having your calculator, messages, and much more open at the same time.  Believe me, being able to … [Read more...]

The Working Mom’s Guide To Great Skin! @PONDS #PONDSPerforms #Sponsored

    It's amazing how much my skin has changed over the years.  I'm pretty sure that this has had a lot to do with my hectic schedule and the fact that I haven't always had a regimen in place to care for my skin.  Being a Working Mom, I don't have a lot of time to spend applying products so I need a quick routine that keeps my skin beautiful and moisturized.     The way that I have approached my skin care regimen is by making sure that I do specific things throughout the day to improve my overall health as well as the condition of my skin.  This begins from the moment that I get up in the morning to the moment that I lay down to sleep at night.  Trust me, I know what I'm talking about because I have been working full-time since I was sixteen and I know a few things about maintaining great skin.  Check out my advice below: The Working Mom's Guide To Great Skin Drink plenty of water-Staying hydrated helps to minimize the appearance of wrinkles so it is important to drink at least … [Read more...]

Eat Healthier Without Giving Up Taste Or Convenience! @PhilipsPR #Ad

    I'm going to be completely honest, I don't have a lot of time to cook.  During the week, I teach middle school full-time, I blog full-time, and I'm a full-time mother and wife.  There just isn't a lot of space in my already crammed schedule to plan and execute elaborate, gourmet meals.  It's not that I don't want my family to enjoy tasty meals and snacks, I just have to be very careful how I manage my time.     Due to these time constraints, I am on an infinite quest to find products that allow me to prepare meals for my family in half the time.  The Philips Airfryer has been the answer to my prayers!  It is one of the most innovative new kitchen appliances that I have ever used and it allows me to fry, bake roast and grill with ½ tablespoon of oil or less.  The best part is that not only are these meals less fat, but they can also be prepared in a fraction of the time.     The digital touchscreen interface lets you easily customize the settings to cook your food to your … [Read more...]