Enjoy Smart Home Technology With The Bosch 800 Series Dishwasher! @BOSCHHOMEUS @BestBuy #Ad

    It's amazing how our priorities change as we get older. This surprising epiphany has come to me recently as I realize how excited I get about appliances these days. As a Working Mom who juggles a hectic work and home schedule, I cannot begin to stress how much I value anything that makes my life easier. The new Bosch 800 Series dishwasher falls right into that category with its ability to deliver the engineering and reliability that busy moms like me need!     The new Bosch 800 Series dishwasher delivers a sparkling clean and dry with advanced PrecisionWash technology and patented CrystalDry™ technology. Imagine never having to worry about how clean your dishes are because CrystalDry™ makes sure that all your dishes come out clean and dry, including plastics.* This is probably my favorite feature because I don't have to worry that my sixteen year old is going to shove all the dishes in and they won't be cleaned properly.      Its large interior … [Read more...]

Investing In The Next Generation Of Leaders! #RemakeLearning #Ad

Photos courtesy of Remake Learning and Ben Filio *This post was written in partnership with The Motherhood and sponsored by The Grable Foundation. Photos courtesy of Remake Learning and Ben Filio.      One of my greatest sources of pride over the last twenty or so years has been my work as a public school educator here in New York City. It is so rewarding to see the impact that I have had on the lives and minds of my students. In turn, they have also taught me many new things while in my classroom.     I have also had teaching colleagues over the years who have branched out to teach in other public school systems across the country. Some have shared with me that Pittsburgh is also an amazing place to teach and to raise children. Its museums, schools, libraries, and after-school programs make it a center of innovation and excellence in education.    HundrED is a global organization based in Finland that aims to research and share education … [Read more...]

Make Your Kid’s Passion Clear With Mott’s! #ClearPassion @Motts #Ad

    Being a parent certainly does not come with an instruction manual. As your kids get older, they start to assert themselves as individuals and share their goals and passion with others. My thirteen year old son has always had a passion for music and singing and, lately, he is also starting to express his individuality through his clothes and his hairstyle.     This summer, Mott’s is introducing NEW clear applesauce pouches that not only provide parents with a healthy snacking option, but also make it "CLEAR" that they echo the passion that moms have for their kids' personal talents and interests.     Until August 30, parents can submit photos of their kids pursuing their passions via Twitter or Instagram by tagging @Motts and using #ClearPassion and #sweepstakes for a chance to win. One grand prize winner will also receive a year’s supply of Mott’s for the family.     As you can see, my son loves enjoying these new applesauce pouches while he hangs out with me outside. I love that … [Read more...]

Take The Family Fun Pledge! @AWRootBeer #AWRootBeer #Ad

    If your family is like mine, you enjoy spending quality time together whenever possible. Unfortunately, with our hectic schedules and how tied our sons are to their smartphones, we have to set aside time to disconnect from technology and connect in more meaningful ways. This summer, our family is taking the Family Fun Pledge to go technology-free every Friday night and just focus on being together.     My own mother has always loved A&W Root Beer and it has been part of our family gatherings for years since our childhood. This summer, to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of A&W Root Beer, families can take the Family Fun Pledge and receive a coupon redeemable for a FREE 2-liter bottle of A&W Root Beer which can be used to make family time even sweeter. After all, the summer will be over before you know it and then everyone will be wrapped up in the hustled bustle of Back to School.     In our family, we like to watch movies together during Family Fun Night and my husband … [Read more...]

Introduce A New Generation To Dumbo! #Ad

    There are just certain films which stand out as being an important part of one's childhood because of the impact that they had. In my case, I can say that Dumbo has been one of those movies for me. It definitely was one of my favorites when I was a young girl and, aside from loving all of its characters, I've always been touched by the relationship between Dumbo and his mother. Now that I am a mom, this resonates with me even more.     As a result of these fond memories, I am so excited to announce that DUMBO, the grand live-action adventure from Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, which expanded on the beloved animated classic and sent spirits soaring, becomes available on June 25. An all new generation can fall in love with this heartfelt story when it swoops into homes on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere, and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD - with never-before-seen bonus features, deleted scenes, bloopers and more!     In “Dumbo,” struggling … [Read more...]

Honor Your Hero This Father’s Day With Little Bites! #LoveLittleBites #Ad

    Father's Day is right around the corner and it's that special time of the year when we honor all of the special heroes in our lives who take on the role of dads. They are the ones who are there to protect us and take care of us and we should show them our appreciation not just on this day but every single day of the year! This Father's Day,  Entenmann's Little Bites wants to help kids to follow in their fathers' footsteps!    You can enter the Little Bites Father’s Day Sweepstakes between now and June 16 by visiting www.littlebites.com/fathersday to enter for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card, Little Bites Muffins socks and some yummy  muffins to enjoy just in time for Father’s Day. It's a great way for families to celebrate the fathers in their lives with some sweet treats as well as big hugs.     Entenmann’s Little Bites muffins are snacks that moms and dads can feel good about because they are made with real ingredients such as … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Donut Day With Entenmann’s! #FanFlavorChallenge #NationalDonutDay @Entenmanns #Ad

    Ever since I was a little girl, I can remember sharing Entenmann's donuts with my siblings and with my parents. We would often enjoy them with a steaming cup of hot chocolate in the Winter and with a cold cup of milk during the warm weather months. There was always something comforting about enjoying such a delectable treat with my loved ones.     Just in time for National Donut Day on June 7th, Entenmann's is looking to their fans to help in searching for their next donut variety. Until June 14, 2019, donut lovers can enter the Entenmann’s Fan Flavor Challenge & Sweepstakes at www.Entenmanns.com/fanflavorchallenge for a chance to win exciting prizes. These include having their donut made during the 2019 holiday season, $5,000 and a year’s supply of donuts. I can only imagine how ecstatic my family would be if we won that many donuts!     Right about now, you might be wondering how to enter such an exciting contest. Just use the online … [Read more...]

Celebrate Mother’s Day With Entenmann’s Little Bites! #LoveLittleBites #MothersDay #Ad

    This month is very special for moms across the country because they are celebrated on Mother's Day for all that they do throughout the year. Personally, I think that every single day should be a day to recognize all the sacrifices that moms make from juggling careers and families to putting their loved ones' needs before their own.     Entenmann’s Little Bites® muffins knows moms deserve treats to add to their celebratory weekend! This Mother’s Day, they went to celebrate all things mom with a sweet sweepstakes! One lucky family will win a trip to Myrtle Beach, SC, for a family vacation and shopping spree for mom.     You can enter the Little Bites Mother’s Day Myrtle Beach Sweepstakes between April 15-May 12, 2019 by visiting littlebitesmothersday.com to enter for a chance to win. Moms like me love Entenmann’s Little Bites® muffins because they are made with real ingredients such as blueberries, strawberries and bananas. Their pre-portioned pouches are convenient for enjoying … [Read more...]

Manage Your Child’s Allergies Once And For All!

I am participating in an influencer program on behalf of Claritin®. This program is paid for by the makers of Claritin® and I have received compensation for my participation. All opinions expressed are my own.     Seasonal allergies have been the bane of this family's existence for as long as I can remember. Not only did I suffer from them as a child, but now my son suffers from them as well. The problem is that he is also asthmatic, so his asthma is aggravated whenever he gets congested or irritated from his allergies. As a result, we have spent a lot of time in doctor's offices over the years.      Thankfully, the Smart Allergy Mom Toolkit® by the makers of Children’s Claritin® has empowered me with the information that I need to get a handle on my son's allergies once and for all!     In my son's case, he happens to be allergic to something in every season, so it has been difficult to get his allergies under control in the past. Some of the most … [Read more...]

Look Forward To The Future! @BasicInvite #BasicInvite #Ad

    Graduation is a stressful time for many people. For parents with children are graduation high school or college, graduation means sending your son or daughter off on their future. And while you are probably very hopeful and confident that your children will succeed, it’s hard to ignore the pangs of worry and fear that everything will work for your kids. Students graduating also have a lot to worry about. As exciting as it is to move onto college or the field of your choice, it is equally nerve-wracking to look toward the future and not know what’s coming. On top of fear of the unknown, there are many details about graduation that can also cause anxiety and worry. Here are a few tips to help parents and students manage their fears and look toward the future with optimism:     One thing to keep in mind as graduation looms ever closer is that change is a part of life. Sometimes your family has to move across the country, other times you may decide it’s time to … [Read more...]