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...]

Give Him Mobile Virtual Reality This Father’s Day! @BestBuy @SamsungMobileUS #GearVR #Ad

    My husband has never been a really techie kind of guy but he has always enjoyed experiencing new types of technology.  Since I have been wanting him to become more savvy in this department, I have decided to expose him to different types of electronics every holiday.  This Father's Day, it's the perfect time to do so because you can get Free Samsung Gear VR, plus $50 of Virtual Reality content with the purchase, or lease, and activation of select Samsung Smartphones.     Mobile virtual reality has finally arrived.  I think Hubby will really enjoy being at the center of exciting games, watching the best of Hollywood in his own private cinema, socializing with friends, and so much more. The Samsung Gear VR drops you right in the action — and it's only from Samsung and Oculus.  It's the perfect opportunity for him to experience the extraordinary in the form of the latest virtual reality technology.     From taking … [Read more...]

Recognize The Superhero Father In Your Life! @CrossPens #WriteGift #Ad

    This weekend, my husband coached my son's basketball game and I couldn't help but to look at him in awe.  It's one thing to realize that you have a great husband but it is so amazing to be able to able to look upon the father of your children and see that you picked the perfect man for the job.  He truly lives for both of our boys and they really look up to him as their ideal male role model.     Over the years, my husband has proven time and time again that he would make any sacrifice necessary to take care of our family.  At one point, he worked two jobs, six days a week just to be able to provide for us.  Also, when we found out that our younger son was suffering from severe asthma, he started working nights just to be able to take care of our son during the day.  Even when he had very little time to sleep he made sure that he attended every single basketball game, graduation, and parent-teacher conference.   … [Read more...]

How Do The Dads In Your Life Go Above And Beyond? #FaTHURSday @PhilipsNorelco #Ad

    Every morning, the alarm clock goes off at exactly 2:45 A.M. and my husband dutifully gets up and heads out to provide for our family.  As he is getting ready, we are all sleeping and he silently goes through the motions to get dressed and embark on what is often a twelve-hour plus workday.  Even when he is sick or exhausted, you will never hear him complain or lament over the fact that he has to do these things for his family.     Despite the fact that he is always working, he somehow manages to find the time to attend every single basketball game that our son plays in.  Also, he makes sure that he is present at every graduation, awards ceremony, and birthday celebration that we have ever had for either one of our boys.  Some might say that these sacrifices are innovative but, as far as he is concerned, this is what every father is supposed to do in order to go above and beyond for his children and his family.     Everyone thinks their dad does something innovative and this … [Read more...]

What Is The Definition Of A Good Father? @minutemaid_us #DoinGood #DiMe #Sweeps #Ad

*DISCLAIMER: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Minute Maid and DiMe Media.  Minute Maid will provide this prize. Minute Maid is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with the contest – and all opinions are my own.     Father's Day is right around the corner and I have found myself reflecting a lot on the qualities that define what a good father is.  If you think about it, being a dad is not an easy job.  It involves always being in mom's shadow and the truth is that fathers also play an integral role in the nurturing and development of their children.  Many fathers question whether they are doing a good job or not and, if you asked their children, they would probably say that they have the best fathers in the whole world!     I've been very fortunate in my life to be able to witness firsthand some of the best fathers in the world with the men in my own family.  Watching them over the years has allowed me see that any doubts that they might have … [Read more...]

Honor Your Favorite Hero This Father’s Day! #FandangoFamily @Fandango #Giveaway #Ad

    This past week, I spoke to my boys about what we are going to do to for my husband this Father's Day.  They always get excited when we plan surprises for their dad because they are both very close to him.  Also, they realize how much he sacrifices every single day to make sure they enjoy the very best that life has to offer.  Immediately, they told me that they definitely wanted to make cards for him and we brainstormed ideas for themes that we could follow in order to decorate these cards.     My nine year-old son said that many superheroes save the world and never quit just like the Avengers.  He then went on to say, "Daddy is my superhero because he never quits on me no matter what and he always saves the day when something is wrong."     I was so deeply touched by his words that I decided right then that we would make Father's Day cards using the new film, Avengers: Age of Ultron as inspiration for these cards.  Since this is the ultimate superhero movie, it is perfect … [Read more...]

There Is Nothing Like A Father’s Love And Protection! #imbornto #MoDSquad @MarchofDimes #Ad

    Last month, I shared with you all how proud I was to have been chosen as one of only 39 moms across the country as an ambassador to March of Dimes in the #ImBornTo campaign.  The entire premise of this campaign is to celebrate all the mothers and fathers who do such a wonderful job every single day to keep their babies safe from conception all the way through childhood and beyond.     Children need their moms but they also need the love, guidance and protection of their fathers.  It is that love and encouragement from both parents that propels kids to greatness due to having a solid and supportive foundation at home.  In my case, I have been extremely fortunate to have my husband as the father of our boys.  From the moment that I shared their impending arrival with him, he has strived to be the best role model and "daddy" that he could possibly be.  These qualities are evident in the eyes of our children when they look up at him.     Over the years he has coached little league … [Read more...]

Celebrate Your Favorite Dads This Father’s Day While Staying On A Budget! @PromoCodesSave #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of PromotionalCodes.com. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating. All opinions are my own.       Father's Day is a very special day because it is when we celebrate all of the dads in our lives who have mentored and nurtured us over the years.  Being a dad is sometimes a thankless job and we all know how important the role of a father is in a child's life.  Every year, I struggle with deciding what I should get the men in my life who are fathers because they all have different interests and I try to stay on a budget while making sure I get each one of them just the right present.     This year I started shopping early so that I would have plenty of time to purchase some great gifts while taking advantage of some great deals.  I love PromotionalCodes.com for this very reason, it allowed me to find codes to save money on everything from from cool clothes, tech gifts and … [Read more...]

Celebrate Your Dad’s Smile With Oral-B This Father’s Day! #PowerOfDad #Ad

  #spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Oral-B. Oral-B may have provided us with content, product, access or other forms of payment. All opinions are my own.     Dads are known for having the power to bring smiles to the faces of their children but, this Father's Day, it's our turn to bring the smile back to dads everywhere with the help of Oral-B.  It's about time that we gave back to all of the deserving fathers who work tirelessly to support their families and never complain about any of the sacrifices that they make.     My own Dad has always made me smile because of his sense of humor.  Although he has always been a strict disciplinarian, he always managed to be funny and silly at just the right times when we were growing up.  It was always a treat to see his smile or to hear his laughter and he has maintained this sense of humor to this day.  It has always reminded me that he is always there for me, even when we disagree about something.     … [Read more...]