Calling All My Oreo O’s Lovers! #BestCerealEver @ShopRiteStores #Ad

    I can hardly contain my excitement about new OREO O’s® CEREAL! First of all, we have been fans of the cookies since as far back as I can remember and, to think that we could now enjoy them in the form of a delicious breakfast cereal that tastes so good is a dream come true!     These chocolatey, crunchy O's will give you that nostalgic taste that you love from your childhood of rich creme coating and leave your bowl full of cookie flavored milk that will have you drinking every last drop. We love this tasty cereal because it can be enjoyed in so many ways.     So far my boys have enjoyed it as a back to school snack, they have shared it with their friends in the car during road trips, and they beg for it for breakfast and I don't even have to twist their arm to eat it in the morning before school. I think many of their classmates have started requesting that their parents pick it up while grocery shopping because I've seen it in the carts of other moms I know while shopping for … [Read more...]

Teach Students Healthy Habits #Lysol #Ad

    It's fitting that I should be writing this post as I currently battle pink eye in, not one, but both of my eyes! Getting sick during back to school season is one of the things that affects teachers and students alike. It's something that occurs but it can be prevented with a few precautions.     Back to school supply shopping is a must-have for students, school administrators, parents and teachers know that Lysol® products are a must when it comes to keeping students healthy! Although it's difficult to prevent exposure to all germs within a school setting, Lysol® Disinfecting Wipes kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria.     I am keeping illness-prevention on all of our minds this Back to School season and reminding parents to donate disinfecting products to help create a healthier classroom. This is possible with Lysol® Disinfecting Wipes and Lysol® Disinfectant Spray. Helping to stop the spread of germs in the classroom not only helps reduce a child’s absenteeism but can also be … [Read more...]

Affordable And Reliable Phone Service! #SentWithRepublicWireless @RepublicWirelss #Ad

    If someone asks me what the top two qualities are that I look for in our family's phone service, my answer is that we need reliable service that is also affordable and doesn't break the bank.  These days, being able to communicate with loved ones via smartphone has really become a necessity and not just a luxury.  This is especially true in our family since our boys are involved in lots of extracurricular activities and my husband and I need to be able to maintain contact with them at all times.     I was very excited to finally have the opportunity to review Republic Wireless for our family because they provide affordable phone service on leading Android phones so we can all stay in touch with one another no matter where we are.  Not only do they promise no contracts or hidden fees, but all Republic plans include unlimited talk and text and start at just $15.  Data plans start at just $20 per month which is a must in our home since we are active on social media and love game … [Read more...]

Surprising My Son With The Mazda3 Grand Touring! #DriveMazda @MazdaUSA @DriveShopUSA #Ad

    This past Spring, I began to plan for my son's prom night by making a list of all the things that had to be in place in order to make the night perfect for he and his friends.  He had already expressed his desire to have a really cool car to drive all of them to the dance and I knew that I had to come through in order to be the coolest mom at graduation in June.  After careful planning, I was able to secure the Mazda3 Grand Touring as his prom chariot and I knew that he would be thrilled on prom night.     Believe me, it was no easy feat to not reveal this special surprise because I have a terrible track record when it comes to keeping my mouth shut about surprises.  It's not that I can't keep a secret but I just love seeing the look on the faces of my loved ones when I am able to make their dreams come true.  My son had fallen in love with Mazda cars since I reviewed the Mazda6 i Grand Touring in 2016.  I can still recall how his eyes lit up and he told me that he wanted to buy … [Read more...]

Play Snoopy Pop Game With Your Family! #SnoopyPop @PlaySnoopyPop #Giveaway #Ad

    My family loves to play games and have fun together.  These moments allow us to make precious memories with one another and provide opportunities for us to escape from our hectic weekly schedules involving school and work throughout the year.  Since we are also huge Peanuts fans, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to review Snoopy Pop, the all-new bubble shooter game featuring all of our favorite characters including Snoopy, Woodstock, and the rest of the gang.     Of course, my husband and sons learned how to play the game right away since they are gaming aficionados and often play games on their electronic devices.  I was a little worried that it would take me a long time to get the gist of how to play Snoopy Pop but is was surprisingly easy.     Basically, the premise of the game is that players have to help Snoopy and the rest of the beloved Peanuts characters rescue Woodstock and his flock of bird friends who have been trapped in bubbles.  The bubbles are color … [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 people at my sons' school and in the neighborhood.  Since our boys were little, he has volunteered to coach their basketball and little league teams and just about everyone knows him.  We like to honor him every single day of the year but, on Father's Day, we try to make him feel a little more special than usual.     One of Hubby's favorite things to do with our family is go out to eat.  This is a time when we can spend quality time as a family enjoying great food and just focusing on one another.  When it comes to his go-to restaurants, he likes to dine locally and one of his absolute favorite places to eat is the Crosstown Diner.  We have been going there for years, since even before we started our family.  He always says that eating there on Sunday reminds him of every good thing that he has done in his life.     This Father's … [Read more...]

The Tale Of The Traveling Blanky #Lysol #Giveaway #Ad

    Once your kids get older, you think that they are going to outgrow certain things including taking their favorite blanket everywhere.  That has not been the case for my younger son, he will not sleep or lay down anywhere without his favorite "Blanky" and I am constantly chasing after him to try to keep it clean.  Not only does he drag it all over the house with him but, when he is at school during the day, our dog Onyx will take it and lay on it.  I'm literally at my wits' end when it comes to keeping yucky germs off of it.     Until recently, the only tool that I had in my laundry arsenal was detergent but I have always wondered whether or not his blanket truly gets clean after every wash.  NEW Lysol® Laundry Sanitizer is a revolutionary laundry additive that kills 99.9% of bacteria that detergents may leave behind.  I love that it eliminates bacteria, even in cold water!  Having it in my laundry room has empowered me to finally think that I am protecting my family and that all … [Read more...]

Have Confidence In Your Tap Water! @ZeroWaterFilter #Giveaway #Ad

    I have to be honest with you guys, I'm not that confident in our tap water.  It's hard to ignore all of  the reports about chemicals such as Chromium 6 and Lead continuously popping up in the news threatening the drinking water in cities across the country.  Both contaminants are blamed for everything from birth defects and neurological disorders to organ deterioration and cancer.  It's scary to think that my family could be exposed to these toxins from our drinking water.     Most people either purchase expensive water filtration systems or spend billions of dollars on bottled water each year.  If you start to think about how many empty bottles of water you recycle or have lying around in your car you will realize how quickly this expense can add up!  Not to mention all the waste that is being produced from all of these discarded plastic bottles.  Factor in that you're still not getting the purest water possible. There is a better option.     ZeroWater offers an easy-to-use … [Read more...]

What Are You Passionate About? #JOURNEYTOÄAH #HäagenDazs @HaagenDazs_US #Ad

    It might seem like a simple question but some people actually have a hard time pinpointing the exact thing that they truly feel passionate about.  Passion is something that drives each and every one of us from within and it can mean the difference between being ordinary or being extraordinary.  Although it is a process to grow an idea from its early stages to its full bloom and glory, it is definitely worthwhile in the end.  The reason for this is that our true happiness will arise from the journey we take to transform our passion into a truly driving force.     In my case, I have always prided myself on being authentic and staying true to my core values and belief system.  Family and education have always been important to me so I have made both the focal points of my life.  Anyone who knows me is aware that my roles as mother and educator are an integral part of who I am and that I pour my whole self into doing both to the best of … [Read more...]

Take Your Food Storage To Another Level! #LockInBrilliance @Rubbermaid #Giveaway #Ad

    I've been on vacation this past week and trying to get the house ready for spring by cleaning and reorganizing some things.  My focus is always to simplify my life as much as possible since I juggle a full-time career as a teacher as well as a family and a home.  That is exactly why I was so excited to try out the new Rubbermaid Brilliance™ food storage containers!     Since my husband and I are both working parents, our everyday demands with regards to food preparation and storage can sometimes get overwhelming.  We need food storage containers that are as tough as we are and can handle the pressures of a revolving meal schedule along with our two hungry boys.  Rubbermaid Brilliance™ containers are guaranteed to be 100% leak proof and are ultra-durable to withstand all the "Tough Cookies" in our family.     We often microwave foods so I love the fact that these containers are designed with innovative vents that allow … [Read more...]