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...]

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...]