Manage Arthritis Pain While Staying Active! #Salonpas @Salonpas #Giveaway #Ad

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month, and in the United States, 23% of all adults—over 54 million people—have arthritis. As a Leukemia Survivor, I have developed arthritis due to some of the medications that I take even though I'm only 43 and I always thought that elderly people were the only ones who suffered from this pain. Unfortunately, as a busy Working Mom, I don't have time to be in pain but I don't like taking any additional prescription medications, if I can avoid it. Thankfully, I have discovered that Salonpas® is available to arthritis sufferers whose activities have been limited, and who suffer from severe joint pain. As someone who was raised in Spain, where people are less reliant on taking pain for pills than other countries, I was excited at the prospect of being able to use a topical analgesic to treat muscle, back and joint pain. The truth is that, worldwide, topical analgesics, physical therapy, and other approaches are often considered before … [Read more...]

Keep Your Kids Engaged During Remote Learning! @Snoopy #Snoopy #Ad

I've been a teacher for over twenty years and I have always known how rewarding it is to be an educator. However, I never imagined that I would be juggling my role teaching my students remotely while also homeschooling both of my own sons simultaneously. This is exactly what happened here in New York in March when school buildings were closed and we made the transition to remote learning. It became more important than ever to have the right resources to make learning engaging, not only for my students, but also for my sons. My younger son is in eighth grade and he is a huge Peanuts fan so I knew exactly what to do to not only make his learning fun while working from home, but also to keep him engaged and motivated to complete assignments remotely. Thankfully, I don't have to do this alone because Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts Gang are here to help keep your kids engaged and educated with a range of subjects including STEM, Language Arts, Social Studies, … [Read more...]

Celebrate Love All Month Long! @entenmanns @MyMyrtleBeach #ASweetValentine #Giveaway #Ad

The month of February has always been associated with love, romance, and friendship due to Valentine's Day. Personally, I like to celebrate these things all month long since they are the foundation of every single relationship that I have with the people whom I most care about. After all, what better way to show your love and appreciation than by doing so every single day of the year instead of just on one day. Entenmann's and Little Bites want to help you celebrate your loves by offering A Sweet Valentine Giveaway with a chance to Visit Myrtle! With Entenmann's, everyone's got a favorite! Entenmann's offers a delicious variety of baked goods to choose from – including Entenmann's Donuts, Entenmann's Minis, Entenmann's Little Bites muffins and more. During my childhood, I remember enjoying Entenmann's Crumb Coffee Cake in my grandmother's house all the time. She would take it out whenever we had visits from family or friends and we would sit and enjoy each other's company … [Read more...]

Mistress Of Evil Pie Pops #Maleficent2 #Giveaway #Ad

There is nothing more intriguing than a villainess, especially when she is Maleficent. I had the pleasure of viewing Maleficent 2 this month with my family and I loved it! The special effects in the movie were spectacular and I really enjoyed all of the mythical characters from the Moor. Of course, Angelina Jolie's portrayal of Maleficent was absolutely brilliant! From her costumes to her dark humor she was the perfect one for this role. Disney's most iconic villain when Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Michelle Pfeiffer, has arrived on Digital and Movies Anywhere, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. The thrilling sequel to 2014's Maleficent includes brand-new bonus features, extended scenes, outtakes and an exclusive extra for Digital consumers. The years have been kind to Maleficent and Aurora. Their relationship, born of heartbreak, revenge and ultimately love, has flourished. Yet hatred between man and the fairies … [Read more...]

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 #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...]