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Jolly Rancher Lollipops

    This past Saturday, I was so excited to be able to enjoy some warm weather with my family here in New York City. Just to to feel the sun on my face and spend some time outdoors did wonders for my mood and put a big smile on my face. Since my sons … [Read More...]

You Are Invited To Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day 2018 at Showcase Cinemas! #ShowcaseCinemas @ShowcaseUS #Ad

    I've been keeping a wonderful secret for a couple of weeks! It is time to let the cat out of the bag and tell you all that I have been asked to be  a 2018 Showcase Cinemas brand ambassador! This means that I will be sharing news about upcoming … [Read More...]

Poise Keeps Me Laughing! (+ $2 OFF coupon!) #PoiseMoment @Poise #Ad

    Do you sometimes leak a little when you are laughing and hanging out with family and friends? Believe me, I know it is not something that you like to talk about but, for many of us, it is something that we deal with in our lives. In my case, it … [Read More...]

Media Events

Spider-Man Homecoming Is A Must See Movie! #SpiderManHomecoming #Ad

    I have to admit, I have never been a big fan of the Spider-Man movies over the years.  While I have always considered him to be an engaging superhero, I just didn't think all of the previous films did his character justice.  Despite this, I … [Read More...]

Visit Southampton, New York This Summer! @Southampton_Inn #Ad

    I've always wanted to visit Southampton, New York with my family but I never felt that such a vacation would be within our financial means.  After all, everything you see about the Hamptons on television features rich socialites spending the warm … [Read More...]

Recipes

Bunny Cookies

    Next weekend is Easter and we will be spending that time with my Sister In Law and meeting our new niece Jazlyn who was born this week. Not only … [Read More...]

Easter Basket Cookies

    I can't believe that Easter is right around the corner! It seems like we were just getting ready for Christmas a little while ago. Even though my … [Read More...]

Barcelona Hot Chocolate Recipe #AlwaysTheBestPart @Folgers #Ad

*Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AlwaysTheBestPart … [Read More...]

Education

It Is Time To Get Active! #LetsPlayHSMakeover @DrPepperSnapple @LetsPlay #Ad

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Let’s Play, an initiative by Dr Pepper Snapple Group that provides kids and families with the tools, places and … [Read More...]

Start Organizing For Back To School! #BTSReady @SchoolSpecialty @KidzVuz #Ad

    I can't believe that back to school is right around the corner!  Some states have already started the new school year but here in New York City we … [Read More...]

Should Teachers Take Students’ Phones Away On School Trips? #SquashTheBeef #Ad

    This past week, my son went on his eighth grade Senior Trip to Philadelphia.  This was the first time that he was away from his father and I for … [Read More...]

Travel

The Ultimate Beach Trip Packing List

    Is your family beach bound soon? If so, you want to make sure you are well prepared! Packing for the beach can be tricky, because you might be in … [Read More...]

Disney With A Tween Or Teen

    Planning a Disney family vacation with a tween or teen who is not too excited about the trip can take some of the wind right out of your … [Read More...]

The All-New 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Has It All! @Chrysler #Ad

    Let me begin by telling you all that I have never been a big fan of minivans.  When I was a teenager, my father had one and it was … [Read More...]

DIY

DIY Purple Craft Stick Unicorn

    Lately I have been fascinated by anything having to do with unicorns. Did you know that they even have hair dyes to simulate unicorn colors? Since … [Read More...]

Turkey Treat Bags

    I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is this week already! Since we are going to my sister's house on Thanksgiving Day, I am excited that I got out … [Read More...]

Moss And Butterfly Pomander Craft

      Now that the cold weather months are here, I'm working hard to decorate our home and make it more beautiful for the holidays. I love … [Read More...]

Hispanic

Teach Your Children To Celebrate Their Differences! #LaFamiliaCool #Giveaway #Ad

    As many of you know, I have been a Literacy Specialist for over fifteen years in New York City.  Working in such a diverse city, I … [Read More...]

Put A Healthy Twist On Holiday Traditions! #FuelGreatness @FUTP60 #Ad

*This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with National Dairy Council Fuel Up To Play 60 en español and Latina Bloggers Connect. As always our … [Read More...]

Immortalize Your Family’s Memories! #MiVidaShutterfly @Shutterfly #Ad

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMeMedia and Shutterfly. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     Over the … [Read More...]

New York

A Night Of Broadway In The Bronx

      Every school year, we get caught up in our hectic schedules throughout the week. No matter how much we try to slow things down a bit, … [Read More...]

Let’s Make New York Tobacco Free! #SeenEnoughTobacco @TobaccoFreeNYS #Ad

    My grandmother died of lung cancer.  She was a cigarette smoker for over thirty years and smoking ultimately killed her.  It was horrible to watch … [Read More...]

First-Ever On-Demand Bathroom Service in NYC! #EnjoyTheGo @Charmin #Ad

    As a longtime resident of New York City, I often head to Manhattan to attend special events or view shows.  Us local peeps refer to it as … [Read More...]

Marriage

Keeping The Romance Alive In Your Marriage

    Wouldn’t it be awesome to still have a romantic relationship with your spouse, even years into your marriage? The good news is that it’s very possible to keep the romance alive in your marriage. Here are several tips for helping you to … [Read More...]

Parenting

Teach Your Teen Independence With Amazon! @Amazon #Ad

*This is a sponsored campaign created in collaboration with Amazon and The Motherhood. All opinions are 100% my own.     My son started high school this year and I have been using this time to start teaching him real life skills that he will be … [Read More...]

20 Ways To Be A Supportive Sports Parent

    Do your children play sports? With options like basketball, volleyball, football, baseball, softball, soccer, and so many other athletic options, you could find yourself deep in the world of sports parenting in no time flat. Being a sports parent … [Read More...]