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 Book How can one boy with a limp stop the Maya god of death, disaster, and darkness from destroying the world? Zane … [Read more...]

How Much Do You Love Donuts? @Entenmanns #ChiefDonutOfficer #Giveaway #Ad

    We love donuts in our house. As a matter of fact, I took both of my sons to my job last Friday and one of my co-workers asked if she could bring in a special treat for them to enjoy. Of course, they asked her to bring in donuts and they enjoyed eating them all day long! I would say that donuts are definitely in their top three favorite desserts.     I think our family loves donuts so much because they come in so many varieties and they are the perfect on-the-go snack. We often take them with us on road trips and because they are so convenient to travel with and so much fun to eat. Also, they can be eaten for breakfast with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate or even enjoyed as an after-dinner treat. Really, there is no wrong time of the day to enjoy donuts.     The search for the country’s biggest donut devotee is on! Entenmann’s®, the iconic baked goods brand, has officially announced its search for the person who deserves its sweetest honorary title ever: Chief Donut … [Read more...]

Find Quality Time For Yourself This Mother’s Day! @Entenmanns #Giveaway #Ad

    If  you’re always rushing to make sure your kids are ready in time for school or traveling between basketball games and drama rehearsals, having an on-the-go breakfast or snack option like Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Strawberry Yogurt Muffins is always a “berry” good idea. They are baked soft and moist using REAL STRAWBERRIES! The best part is that they are also a good source of Calcium and Vitamin D, too!     Let’s face it: as a Mom, you’re always on-the-go—from maintaining your family’s schedules to crossing off a list of never-ending errands. Finding quality time for yourself is not exactly easy, so to thank all moms for all that they do, Entenmann’s® Little Bites® is treating five lucky winners to a $100 spa gift card with its Mother’s Day Spa Giveaway.     I mean, let's be totally honest, how often do we moms actually take some time out to pamper ourselves a little bit? I'm sure most of you are in the same boat that I am in and you prioritize your children and your family … [Read more...]

Entenmann’s Little Bites Cookies And Cream Muffins Are Here! @Entenmanns #LoveLittleBites #Giveaway #Ad

    It's no secret that our family has always loved Entenmann's® Little Bites® but we are super excited that their Cookies & Crème Muffins are finally hitting shelves! They are the newest addition to the Little Bites® Seasonal Favorites line. My husband is sleeping over our house this weekend and you can see he was thrilled to be able to sink his teeth into these delicious muffins as well.     With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Cookies & Crème Muffins are the perfect addition to a Valentine’s Day card exchange for your little one and their friends! I love that they are only 190 calories per pouch and never contain high fructose corn syrup or trans-fat. This makes me feel great about sharing them with my sons, my nephews, and having them share them with their buddies as well.     If you love Little Bites® as much as we do, you should definitely try the NEW Little Bites® rewards program! All you have to do is buy 10 5-count boxes of … [Read more...]

Ring In The Holidays With The Peanuts Gang! @Snoopy #Giveaway #Ad

    As you all know, I have been a Peanuts Ambassador for the past few years. The entire Peanuts gang has been such a huge part of my childhood and my life and I am so proud that my sons love them too. They immediately fall in love with anything that includes their beloved Peanuts characters so I am always on the lookout for Peanuts-themed gifts, especially around the holidays. Here are some of my favorites this season: Hallmark Peanuts Holiday itty bittys Set: Outfitted for Christmas in holiday editions of the beloved characters, this Peanuts itty bittys set serves as the perfect seasonal display or stocking stuffer. You can also take Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Woodstock out to play with this fun-filled carrier shaped like the beloved beagle’s doghouse. As an added bonus, Hallmark will donate $1.00 to Toys for Tots each time one of your readers buys a Peanuts Holiday itty bitty on their own. SRP: $32.75 for the whole set or $6.95 individually. The Peanuts Guide to … [Read more...]

Entenmann’s Little Bites Butter Cookie Muffins Are Here! #LoveLittleBites #Ad

    The holidays are upon us and that means getting together with family and enjoying delicious foods and desserts at these gatherings. In our home, delicious products from Entenmann's® have always been a staple at any family meal. As a matter of fact, my grandmother would serve their delectable cakes during any festive occasion.     Entenmann's Little Bites Butter Cookie Muffins are back as a seasonal favorite and just as buttery delicious as ever. They are perfect for festive get-togethers and scrumptious snacking anytime. With less than 200 calories per pouch, Little Bites Butter Cookie Muffins never contain high fructose corn syrup or trans-fat.     It is so easy to enjoy their yummy goodness knowing that they are made with real butter and have less calories than other sweet treats. Not to mention that they taste so good! I like to enjoy them with a hot cup of coffee but my boys like to eat them with a cup of hot chocolate.     Entenmann’s Little Bites baked snacks started … [Read more...]

Hallmark Channel’s “Christmas at Holly Lodge” Premiering this Sunday, Dec 3rd at 8pm/7c! #ChristmasAtHollyLodge @HallmarkChannel #Giveaway #Ad

    It's official, the Christmas season is upon us and that means that all of my favorite holiday shows will be available for me to binge watch during the weekends when I am off from work. Every year, I look forward to Hallmark Channel's Christmas programming because it is always family-friendly and it allows me to spend quality time with my husband and sons watching movies that really embody the Christmas spirit.     We will be kicking off  this family tradition during this first weekend in December by watching Christmas at Holly Lodge which is premiering this Sunday, December 3rd at 8pm/7c! The movie is about a major developer who sends Evan to evaluate the value of Holly Lodge, he and lodge owner Sophie have an instant attraction. But when Sophie realizes the reason for Evan’s stay, she must convince him the lodge is a bad investment -- while trying not to fall in love. It stars Alison Sweeney, Jordan Bridges, and Sheryl Lee Ralph. I've always loved these actors and I'm a sucker … [Read more...]

Enjoy The Fall With Snoopy! @Snoopy #Giveaway #Ad

    Fall has finally arrived and everyone I know is busy focusing on back-to-school and working hard. Snoopy would like to remind parents and kids that it's important to take a break from the grueling homework and serious textbooks every so often with these two new and entertaining Peanuts-themed books!     The first, called “Hugs for Snoopy,” is a Simon Spotlight novelty board book for kids about hugs with a touchable, lovable plush Snoopy face on the cover! It's perfect for teaching kids how important it is to show love to those who truly matter in their lives.     It doesn't matter if you’re happy, sad, lost, or found, nothing warms the heart like a hug—just take it from Snoopy! In this adorable board book, Snoopy earns a hug from Linus, snuggles away the sniffles for Woodstock, and gets caught in a cuddle with Charlie Brown. Now Peanuts fans, young and old, can feel the love, too!     In the second book, entitled “Peanuts for Inspiration and Relaxation,” from Posh, adult … [Read more...]

Sneak Some Me Time Into Your Day! #MomSneak #StreamTeam @Netflix #Ad

    Let's be completely honest, being a mom is not easy although it is very rewarding.  One of the more difficult aspects of motherhood is hardly ever getting any time to yourself.  Believe it or not, 97% of mothers feel that they had a lot more time to themselves before becoming mothers.  Me time is a luxury for most.     The reality is that most of us spend the majority of our time juggling busy schedules, holding down the fort at home, and just looking forward to even one moment of peace that we can enjoy by ourselves.  Now don't get me wrong, this does not mean that we do not love our children, it simply means that we sometimes need a break.     So how do we sneak some me time into our day you ask?  In my home, I can often be found smuggling a tablet into the bathroom to watch some of my favorite shows on Netflix.  Since you can stream your favorite movies and television programs on Netflix on just about any device, you can execute a mom sneak just about anywhere.     I highly … [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...]