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...]

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...]

Celebrate 20 Years With Entenmann’s Little Bites! @Entenmanns #HBDLittleBites #Ad

    Entenmann's® Little Bites® is celebrating its 20th birthday in a big way! Their Little Bites 20th Birthday Bash Sweepstakes is awarding 20 lucky winners the ultimate prize pack, including a $500 gift card towards throwing your child a birthday party bash! It's so exciting to know that Entenmann's® has been bringing smiles to families for so many years. They have definitely been a part of many of our gatherings and celebrations as a family over the years.    Entenmann’s® Little Bites® muffins are baked soft & moist using real ingredients! They have a yummy taste kids love and are the perfect choice that parents want— all together in the same, easy-pouch, on-the-go snack! We pack a pouch of Little Bites® snacks anytime we are heading out during the week! My sons especially love enjoying them on the way to basketball practices and drama rehearsals.    Our family's “Happy Birthday” wish to Little Bites® is that they will … [Read more...]

Love Out Loud This Valentine’s Day #Teleflora #LoveOutLoud #ad

    Imagine sweeping your sweethearts off their feet this Valentine’s Day with spectacular bouquets from Teleflora, the world’s leading floral gifting service. Recently, Teleflora revealed its newValentine’s Day bouquet lineup featuring a curated selection of arrangements always made by hand and hand-delivered to your door by a local florist.      From lush, dreamy arrangements that will take their breath away to bright blooms that will make anyone feel loved, the new collection offers a special, unforgettable gifting experience the moment Teleflora’s flower delivery arrives. It's really the perfect way to let that special someone in your life know exactly how you feel about him or her.     I had the pleasure of receiving Teleflora's Happy Harmony Bouquet for Valentine's Day. You can Celebrate love and friendship with this sweet floral arrangement. With a playful pattern of red and silver scattered … [Read more...]

Enjoy A Spooky Family Movie Night With Goosebumps 2! #Goosebumps2 #Ad

    Watching movies as a family is probably one of our favorite pastimes. There is just something about snuggling together with some delicious snacks and watching great films that makes this a great way to spend quality time together. It's even better when you watch spooky movies in the evening and, since my sons are older, we really enjoy a good scare!     This month, one of our favorite family movie night titles has been Goosebumps 2, which became available on Blu-ray™ and DVD January 15. Slappy the devious ventriloquist dummy returns to run amuck, in this second installment of the family-friendly franchise based on R.L. Stine’s beloved book series. Since both of my boys are huge fans of these books, they especially love to see their favorite stories and characters come to life on the Big Screen!    As the story unfolds, we are taught to be careful what you wish for. With their after school junk business, best friends Sonny and Sam hope … [Read more...]

Enjoy A Halloween Monster Movie Night! #HotelT3 #Ad

    Can you guys believe that Halloween is right around the corner? My family and I are so excited with all the costume and candy preparations that this fun holiday has really crept up on us. One of our favorite Halloween traditions is also watching spooky movies together and making the night a fun monster movie night. That is why we have added Hotel Transylvania 3 to our scary movie collection!     Available now on Digital HD and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD, Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury, haunted monster cruise ship. Of course, the rest of the Drac Pack has to tag along, and that’s when things get a little…batty. The monsters are having a great time, indulging in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to colossus-sized buffets and exotic excursions, but then the unexpected happens when Drac falls for the ship’s mysterious, and dangerous, human captain Ericka.It also has some fun, family bonus features, … [Read more...]

Save Money By Cutting The Cord To Cable! @BestBuy @madebygoogle #Ad

    If you are a budget conscious mom like me, you are always looking for ways to save money on your monthly family expenses. Imagine saving money by cutting the cord to cable and streaming their entertainment with the Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player. You can all together now watch movies, shows, live TV, YouTube, and photos streaming on your television from all your family's devices.¹    You can now stream from your phone to TV. All you have to do is plug Chromecast into the HDMI port on your TV and to power and stream your favorite entertainment right from your phone with just a tap. This allows you to watch shows, listen to playlists, and more. The best part is that, while streaming, you can still use your phone as you normally do.    Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player works with the streaming apps you know and love! Enjoy TV shows, movies, videos, songs, games, sports and more from over 2000 apps like Netflix, YouTube, YouTube TV, and HBO NOW.¹     … [Read more...]

Your Middle Schooler Will Love The Storm Runner! #TheStormRunner @ReadRiordan #Ad

*Disney Book Group is partnering with me for a giveaway!     As a Literacy Specialist who teaches adolescents, I am always on the lookout for new books that my students will love. Since I now have a son in high school and one in middle school, I also recommend these same books to my own boys. Recently, I introduced the book The Storm Runner to my classroom library and my 12 year-old has also gotten his hands on a copy and he can't seem to put it down!     I asked him what he loved so much about The Storm Runner and he shared with me that the book is full of adventure. He said that, as he was reading it, he was able to visualize exactly what was going on in the story and he felt like he was right there as the action was taking place. As an educator I know that books that inspire this type of love of reading are the ones that kids and teens really love.About the BookHow can one boy with a limp stop the Maya god of death, disaster, and darkness from destroying the world?Zane … [Read more...]