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Help Children With Cancer This Holiday Season! #tacklekidscancer @tacklekidscancr #Ad

    The holiday season is in full swing and, during this special time of the year, it is so important to embrace the full meaning of the holidays. While many get caught up in giving and receiving presents, others are treasuring the things that really … [Read More...]

Entenmann’s Little Bites Butter Cookie Muffins Are Here! #LoveLittleBites #Ad

    The holidays are upon us and that means getting together with family and enjoying delicious foods and desserts at these gatherings. In our home, delicious products from Entenmann's® have always been a staple at any family meal. As a matter of … [Read More...]

Hallmark Channel’s “Christmas at Holly Lodge” Premiering this Sunday, Dec 3rd at 8pm/7c! #ChristmasAtHollyLodge @HallmarkChannel #Giveaway #Ad

    It's official, the Christmas season is upon us and that means that all of my favorite holiday shows will be available for me to binge watch during the weekends when I am off from work. Every year, I look forward to Hallmark Channel's Christmas … [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

Holiday Rice Pudding Recipe @NestleLaLechera #unidosconlalechera #Ad

    The holiday season is finally upon us and I am so excited that I am practically bursting at the seams! I absolutely love every single thing about … [Read More...]

Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja

    My husband is part Cuban which means that I get to sample the most delicious foods and recipes at all of his family's gatherings.  One of my … [Read More...]

Honey Lime Rainbow Fruit Salad

It might seem like the summer weather is far away when you take into consideration all of the rain that we have been having here in New York City … [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

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...]

DIY Hand Stamped Flower Towel

    Lately I have been doing a lot of research into home decor for less and tried my hand at creating a DIY Hand Stamped Flower Towel.  One of the … [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

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...]

Celebrate Dad At The Crosstown Diner In The Bronx! @CrosstownDiner #Ad

    My husband has always been a pillar in our community.  Not only is he a wonderful father, but he also gives his time selflessly to support young … [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...]