Stay In The Know With Notify NYC! #NotifyNYC @NotifyNYC #Ad

It's unbelievable how much can happen in a "New York Minute!" Those of us who have lived in the Big Apple for years know how important it is to stay in the know when it comes to all up-to-date information that impacts all New Yorkers. As part of New York City's Emergency Management (NYCEM), Notify NYC is New York City's official source for information about emergency alerts and important city services. Notify NYC staff operate 24/7 out of Watch Command where they constantly monitor emergency activity in New York City and the metropolitan area. Since I am a mom and a full-time educator I rely on Notify NYC to alert me when there is an emergency in my area. After all, being able to make informed decisions in those critical moments are crucial to the well-being of my family as well as my students. Here is what you need to know about Notify NYC to stay in the know for you and your loved ones: • Whether it’s a storm, a mass transit delay, or an unexpected event, be … [Read more...]

Working Moms Love Perdue Farms! @PerdueFarms #PerdueFarmsFarmtoHome #PerdueFarms_Partner #AD

Anyone who has been following this blog for awhile knows that I am one busy mom! Believe me, I wish I didn't have so much on my proverbial plate at times but as a full-time educator and mother to two teenage sons it's inevitable that I often have a packed weekly schedule. As a result, I'm always looking for ways to make my life easier, especially when it comes to preparing my family's meals! That is why I'm so excited to finally be able to tell you about Perdue Farms direct-to-consumer boxes! The Perdue Farms Family Bundle contains all of the products that my family loves no matter what meal of the day it is. I especially love the convenience of receiving these foods right at home and how easy they are for me to prepare for my guys to enjoy. When my younger son comes home from school hungry from a long day of classes and activities he loves to eat Perdue ® Panko Breaded Dino Nuggets. They are fully cooked and made from 100% all natural chicken breast with no preservatives, no … [Read more...]

Enjoy Little Bites Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies! #LoveLittleBites #Giveaway #Ad

    In our home, we have always enjoyed Entenmann's Little Bites® muffins, especially when we have been on road trips or traveling to my son's away basketball games. This is because, not only do they taste great, but they are also really convenient for eating on-the-go. We were recently excited to learn that now we can also enjoy NEW Little Bites® Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies!     Everything that we have always loved about Little Bites® muffins can now be enjoyed in the form of their soft-baked cookies filled with real chocolate chips. Not only are they perfect for little hands to share during lunch, but they are also easy for taking on-the-go.     They remind us of Entenmann's because they are soft baked but we love that they are available in mini size and come in pouches portioned to six. This helps a lot when we are packing lunch and snacks for my son's games.    There’s no high fructose corn syrup and are great for lunchboxes, … [Read more...]

Experience Liberty Science Center’s Family Adventure – Extreme LSC! #ExtremeLSC #Giveaway #Ad

*This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Momtrends. All opinions are 100% my own.        I love experiencing new things with my family! Both of my sons are extremely active and really enjoy when we go on local adventures as a family. One of our favorite places to visit is the Liberty Science Center. We are super excited that, every fourth Friday from 6 PM to 10 PM families can kick off the weekend with tons of fun at Extreme LSC!     There are so many fun-filled activities to enjoy at Extreme LSC. You can have a family challenge in their laser tag arena. Getting messy with yucky slime experiments are right up kids' alley, especially since they can take the slime home with them at the end of the evening. They even have a massive ball pit that you can jump into and literally "have a ball" with.     The theaters of the Liberty Science Center will be open for exciting new planetarium and laser shows that the whole family can enjoy! It's an experience you won't want to miss … [Read more...]

Everyday Should Be STEM Day! #AstronautSnoopy #Giveaway @Snoopy #Ad

Here’s a great opportunity for kids to learn about space exploration in a fun-filled way with Snoopy, Woodstock, and the Peanuts Gang: Peanuts and the nonprofit Space Foundation are providing free, NASA-approved lesson plans—share them with your child’s teacher! You can check them out HERE! The first beagle on the moon celebrated National STEM Day this month! Astronaut Snoopy is eager to go on to Mars, and he knows that Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math will take us there. Snoopy can now officially claim to be the first Beagle on the moon! As you can see, my son is absolutely thrilled to celebrate National STEM Day with all of his cool Astronaut Snoopy gear! Math and Science are his favorite subjects in school so this is right up his alley. We need to get more kids excited about these subjects in school and these STEM resources are perfect for doing so with them. We are very excited to also be hosting a fun giveaway for some really cool … [Read more...]

Start Saving For Higher Education Now! #NY529Event @NY529Direct #Ad

*This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Momtrends. All opinions are 100% my own.     Since even before both of our sons were born, my husband and I were concerned about how we were going to save for the college educations. We value education tremendously but we are also realistic about the growing costs associated with going away to college. One of the savings options that immediately became appealing to us was the 529 college savings plan. It is a type of investment account that can be used for higher-education savings which is particularly beneficial for families.     Just about anyone can open a 529 account, including parents, grandparents, other relatives, and even friends as long as they are a United States citizen or resident alien. This is very convenient because, very often, loved ones are more than willing to contribute to saving for the education of the young people whom they care for. Giving to a 529 plan for holidays and birthdays … [Read more...]

The Perfect Refrigerator To Fit Your Lifestyle! @BestBuy @LGUS #ad

      After having my entire kitchen remodeled a few years ago, I can tell you that choosing the right major appliances is no easy task. After all, there are many things to consider including whether you enjoy cooking or not, what smart-home technology you are looking for, and your overall lifestyle. If you are a High-Touch tech fan like I am, the new LG InstaView™ Door-in-Door® Refrigerator with Craft Ice™ Campaign at Best Buy may be right for you!     LG’s newest InstaView™ Door-in-Door® refrigerators have all of the features you need to become the consummate home entertainer. They feature dual ice makers with Craft Ice™ automatically create crushed, cubed and LG’s exclusive slow-melting round ice on demand, for upscale, craft drinks at home - helping beverages taste their best longer. This means that you can entertain your friends and loved ones during special events and holidays.     I especially love how the LG InstaView™ design lets you see inside your refrigerator without … [Read more...]

Keep Kids Smiling With Little Bites! #LoveLittleBites #BackToSchool @Entenmanns #Ad

    It's been a crazy couple of weeks with all the hustle and bustle of going back to school. We have all been adjusting to the new schedule and I have been trying to keep up with my sons' and nephews' appetites when they get home from school in the afternoon. For some reason, they are always famished and complaining about how being at school all day really made them hungry.     Some of their favorite treats to enjoy are Entenmann’s Little Bites® snacks because they have the yummy taste that my boys love and are a good choice that parents like me also want, which keeps everyone smiling together. Entenmann’s Little Bites muffins are baked soft and moist, using real ingredients such as strawberries, blueberries and bananas, are perfectly pre-portioned and portable, and contain no high fructose corn syrup and zero grams of trans fat per serving.     With more than 10 varieties to choose from, like Chocolate Chip, Blueberry, Party Cake, Fudge Brownies, Banana and more, there’s a Little … [Read more...]

Have A Happy School Year With Amazon! #HappySchoolYear @Amazon #Ad

        It is officially Back To School season in our household! This is the first full week of school here in New York City and, although it has been quite busy, we are all settling back into our regular routines after enjoying a wonderful summer as a family.     Usually I get all my sons' school shopping done earlier in the summer but this year we traveled a lot so I was scrambling to get everything at the last minute. Thank goodness that not only does Amazon offer everything you need for the school year, they also have those special things that will help all students to feel his/her best this year.     Since every new school year is also a new beginning, it's the perfect time for students to set new goals and it's our job as parents to set our kids up for success by making sure they have the tools and resources they need in order to be successful. Amazon had everything I needed to set both of my sons up for a Feliz Año … [Read more...]

Beat The Traffic This School Year! @ridejetson @BestBuy #Ad

   It's hard to believe that summer vacation is over and students are returning to school here in New York City. This year, I have an eleventh grader in high school and an eighth grader graduating from middle school. They are both wonderful young men and a great source of pride for me as their mom. My husband and I will be visiting college campuses this year with our older son and we want to support him in any way possible as he begins to look ahead to his future.     Some of our family friends had children whom they dropped off at college this year for the first time. It's unbelievable how large some of these campuses are and I often wonder how students are able to navigate their way to their classes on time. The Jetson Quest Electric Scooter gives students an easy way to get to and around campus. It is available at Best Buy and can handle any rider weighing up to 220.5 lbs. Here are some of its other impressive specs: Powerful 250W hub motor Helps … [Read more...]