Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For On The Go Moms At Best Buy! #GreatestMom @BestBuy #Ad

*The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.     I guess you could say that I am an on-the-go mom.  By day I'm a middle school English Language Arts teacher in New York City and by evening and weekends I'm the mother of two sons ages 8 and 10.  Not to mention the fact that I am also a wife, a blogger, and run a household.  Actually, I don't even know how I found the time to even write this post!     Mother's Day is the one special day a year that I get recognized for all that I do throughout the year for my family.  That is why I always create a wish list for my husband and family to use as a guide when buying gifts to lavish me with.  After all, I'm totally worth it!  My number one gift this year is Sonos Play:3 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music from Best Buy.    A lot of thought went into choosing this speaker as my top gift for Mother's Day this year.  You see, music is a huge … [Read more...]

Celebrate Motherhood With PassionRoses This Mother’s Day! #Giveaway #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of PassionRoses. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating. All opinions are my own.    Being a mother is probably the most rewarding role that any woman will ever have in her entire life.  There is nothing like bringing life into the world and nurturing your children to become productive and loving members of society.  That being said, it's also a lot of work and most mothers don't want any recognition for what we do lovingly all year.  We do, however, look forward to that special day in May when our efforts and sacrifices are recognized.     Mother's Day is the day to celebrate motherhood and to show appreciation for all of the mothers in your life.  There is no better way to recognize all that mothers do for their children and for their families than through the gift of roses.  These beautiful and delicate flowers have come to symbolize much more than just love and are now given … [Read more...]

I’m Done Trying-The Mother In Law Chronicles

    Since becoming a mother, my perspective on a lot of things has changed considerably.  I suppose bringing new life into the world has its ways of shuffling your priorities.  It's no secret that I have never had a close relationship with my Mother In Law.  I'm not going to get into the reasons why this is so, all you have to do is type "Mother In Law" into this blog's search and you will learn all about our rocky history.  The sad part is that my last post a few years ago was actually hopeful after a surprise visit where everyone got along...     Unfortunately, she has been an absentee grandmother in my sons' lives and the good feelings were short lived.  To be fair to her, she lives 12 hours away in another state and does not come to New York City very often.  On the other hand, as a mother, I cannot even fathom how maintaining contact with her grandsons is not more of a priority for her.  There really is no excuse with all of the technology that is available to keep in touch even … [Read more...]