Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Recipe And Other Easy Morning Hacks! @JIF #Ad

    As a New York City public school teacher, I take my responsibility to educate young people very seriously.  It's a tough and rewarding job and I do it with pride.  Unfortunately, being a full-time career woman is very demanding and it is extremely difficult to juggle working and being a mother.  As a result, mornings definitely don't always go off without a hitch in our home.  I've tried to perfect some morning hacks, over the years, to make our mornings easier.    Since I know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that children who eat breakfast daily perform better academically, that was the first area where I wanted to improve our morning routine.  Let's be honest, I don't have a lot of time to prepare breakfast every morning with our hectic schedule so I had to get creative to make sure my boys eat something wholesome that doesn't take a lot of time to prepare.      This is where my morning … [Read more...]

Join Us For Our After-School Snacking Adventure! #Snackation @Smuckers @Walmart #Ad

    Recently, I shared with you all how our family headed to Walmart to shop for our after-school snack sampling adventure.  We were inspired by Smucker’s® to come up with some delicious snacks for our boys to take with them to enjoy while they wait for me to pick them up from school after I get out of work.  Of course, their first choice for what types of snacks we could make was anything containing peanut butter and jelly.  In our home, we love Smucker’s® products.    My boys had a great idea and told my husband and I that they wanted us to have a snack sampling adventure right at home where we make a variety of snacks and they taste them to choose their favorite.  During our shopping trip to Walmart, we were able to pick up Smucker’s® jelly and JIF peanut butter and Whips.  We also purchased Uncrustables and Goober spread.  Having such delicious foods made it easy to come up with simple snack ideas that a Working … [Read more...]

What Is Your Ideal On-The-Go Snack? #GetGoing @Jif #MC #Sponsored

*I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Jif To Go Dippers. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating.     Whether we are headed to basketball practice or vocal lessons, my boys are always on-the-go!  Since we spend a lot of time in the car traveling from activity to activity, it can sometimes be difficult to come up with snacks that are easily portable and that they can snack on quickly.  I've found that some snacks are either too messy, too big or just not healthy enough in my book.     Since finding Jif To Go® Dippers we don't have these problems anymore!  Not only are they easily transportable, but they also come in two delicious flavors creamy peanut butter and chocolate silk peanut butter spread.  My personal favorite is the creamy peanut butter variety but my boys are split 50/50 with one preferring the chocolate silk peanut butter spread and the other liking the creamy peanut butter.     … [Read more...]

What Is Your Dream Vacation? #GetGoing @Jif #MC #Sponsored

*I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence Central for Jif To Go® Dippers. I received a promotional item to facilitate my review.    Over the years, I have had the opportunity to view the photos of family and friends, on social media, of the vacations and trips that they have taken around the world and within the United States.  I've always loved traveling so I'm always on the lookout for new and exotic travel destinations that I can add to my Bucket List.     This past summer, my family and I had the chance to visit the Jersey Shore and spend the weekend in Wildwoods which had been on our list of places to visit for a long time.  You might wonder why we have never been there before since we live about three hours away from it.    The truth is that we have very busy schedules what with me having a career and running a business and my husband recently starting his own small business too.  Add to that, running around with our two energetic boys … [Read more...]