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...]

Oats And Apple Smoothie Recipe #HerenciaLeche @SiempreLeche #Ad

*This is part of a compensated campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and MilkPEP. However, all opinions expressed are my own.    This week I have started to notice that the leaves are finally starting to change colors here in New York City.  I really love the Fall because the weather gets cooler and it is a busy and exciting time preparing for the upcoming holidays.  Everyone seems to be busy and productive and our home has returned to keeping up with school schedules, extracurricular activities, and sports.     Since Hispanic Heritage Month is also in the Fall, many Latino families like ours also enjoy this time of the year because it allows them to share time-honored traditions with their families and loved ones.  Preparing food together and sharing family recipes is an integral part of our culture.    Many Latino family recipes contain milk as a key ingredient.  Growing up in Spain, I can still recall the delicious cheeses that were served during the afternoon when kids were … [Read more...]