Enjoy A Halloween Monster Movie Night! #HotelT3 #Ad

    Can you guys believe that Halloween is right around the corner? My family and I are so excited with all the costume and candy preparations that this fun holiday has really crept up on us. One of our favorite Halloween traditions is also watching spooky movies together and making the night a fun monster movie night. That is why we have added Hotel Transylvania 3 to our scary movie collection!     Available now on Digital HD and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD, Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury, haunted monster cruise ship. Of course, the rest of the Drac Pack has to tag along, and that’s when things get a little…batty. The monsters are having a great time, indulging in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to colossus-sized buffets and exotic excursions, but then the unexpected happens when Drac falls for the ship’s mysterious, and dangerous, human captain Ericka. It also has some fun, family bonus features, … [Read more...]

Save Money By Cutting The Cord To Cable! @BestBuy @madebygoogle #Ad

    If you are a budget conscious mom like me, you are always looking for ways to save money on your monthly family expenses. Imagine saving money by cutting the cord to cable and streaming their entertainment with the Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player. You can all together now watch movies, shows, live TV, YouTube, and photos streaming on your television from all your family's devices.¹     You can now stream from your phone to TV. All you have to do is plug Chromecast into the HDMI port on your TV and to power and stream your favorite entertainment right from your phone with just a tap. This allows you to watch shows, listen to playlists, and more. The best part is that, while streaming, you can still use your phone as you normally do.     Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player works with the streaming apps you know and love! Enjoy TV shows, movies, videos, songs, games, sports and more from over 2000 apps like Netflix, YouTube, YouTube TV, and HBO NOW.¹     … [Read more...]

Back To School Eating Done Right! #lunchboxx2018 #Ad

*This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com     When it comes to back to school tips, I always have a unique perspective since I am not only an educator, but I'm also a mom! Believe me, I know how overwhelming this time of the year can be when it comes to getting the kids ready for the new school year and making sure you purchase all of the school supplies that they need.     As a Working Mom who juggles a career and a family, meal planning during this time can be especially stressful because I just don't have the time to plan elaborate meals or go shopping for elaborate ingredients. So I've decided to get smart about how I'm going to prepare our family's meals and my sons' school lunches this back to school season. Thank goodness I have the help of 4 Lunchbox brands to help me keep my hungry family fed well! Here are some of my back to school meal planning tips: Prepare Big Meals To Last All Week:     My mother is Italian so we grew up eating bit Italian dinners when I was a … [Read more...]

We Celebrated National Root Beer Float Day! #AWRootBeer #Ad

    Did you know that August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day? Honestly, I couldn't imagine a better excuse to enjoy A&W Root Beer since it has been a beloved beverage in our home since I was a little girl. My mother has loved it since she, herself, was a kid and she shared it's refreshing taste with us when we were growing up. Who doesn't love the nostalgic taste of a root beer float?     A&W Root Beer has a long history of creating family memories. The unique, creamy taste of A&W Root Beer is a simple treat that creates fun, care-free experiences for families and can help make any moment special.A&W Root Beer helps create the perfect timeless family night treat: an A&W Root Beer Float! We get our “float how-tos” and recipe inspiration by visiting, www.rootbeer.com ,and you can too!     In honor of National Root Beer Float Day, my sons and I had fun creating delicious and creamy floats using A&W Root Beer. My boys really got a kick out of filling up … [Read more...]

Experience Indoor Extreme Sports! @indoorextreme #IndoorExtremeSports #Ad

    If you are the parent of a teenager, you know how difficult it can be to plan a birthday party for them. When they were little, it was easy to get them excited about a cartoon themed celebration and some goodie bags. When they get older, it's not that easy to plan an event that will make them happy.     Last month, my son's fifteenth birthday was coming around and I was picking my brain for weeks trying to figure out how we were going to commemorate his special day. I found out about Indoor Extreme Sports through an online search and I knew immediately that I had found just the experience to make me cool mother of the year in my son's eyes for the rest of the year!     Indoor Extreme Sports is the home of New York City’s only indoor Paintball/ReBall centers, host to the world’s most unique Laser Tag experiences featuring 5 Adrenaline Pumping fields to choose from! We run NYC’s first and only Archery Tag Centers. They have two Locations – Long Island City, Queens and their New … [Read more...]

Celebrate Life’s Special Precious Moments #PreciousMoments @PreciousMoment #Ad

    Growing up in a Hispanic household, I vividly recall seeing the curio cabinets that were prominently displayed in the homes of my grandmother and godmother. They were full of sentimental items that us kids were not allowed to touch as we were too clumsy and might drop one of them. The only time I can recall seeing these items up close was when the cabinets would be opened for dusting and, even then, we were not allowed to touch anything unsupervised.     My godmother, Millie, had an extensive Precious Moments figurine collection which she prized and loved receiving new additions as gifts during special occasions from my godfather. I remember thinking how much I would love to have my own Precious Moments collection one day when I was a young girl. This year, Precious Moments, one of the world’s most recognized and inspirational brands known for their adorable figurines, is celebrating its big 40th Anniversary. I couldn't think of a better time to start my own collection in order to … [Read more...]

Enjoy Peace Of Mind Overnight! #TryTENAOvernight #Ad

*This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CampaignHashtag #CollectiveBias    Most nights, I often have a lot on mind about everything from what I am going to teach my students the next day to what project my sons have due for school. This is a given for someone like me who juggles having a full-time career and a family, among other things. What I don't want to have to worry about when I'm trying to go to sleep is bladder leakage because, although it is a reality for many women, it's not something that should be keeping me from a good night's sleep.     After having two children, bladder leakage can definitely be an issue at times but I manage to keep feeling confident with protection for the Unexpected Leak™, with TENA® incontinence products for women. I love that they are designed for comfort and made for performance while allowing me to do the things I love, without missing out on any moment or experience. If you … [Read more...]

Poise Keeps Me Laughing! (+ $2 OFF coupon!) #PoiseMoment @Poise #Ad

    Do you sometimes leak a little when you are laughing and hanging out with family and friends? Believe me, I know it is not something that you like to talk about but, for many of us, it is something that we deal with in our lives. In my case, it is something that began after having children and can be an inconvenience sometimes.     The good news is, you are not alone. The reality is that 1 in 3 women experience light bladder leakage, or LBL, and Poise® gives you one less thing to worry about any time of day or night. Whether you prefer absorbent pads and liners, or Poise® Impressa® Bladder Supports, a non-absorbent solution that helps stop leaks before they start, Poise® has a wide variety of options for your LBL needs. So, I never have to worry about LBL and I can stay in the moment!     That is exactly what I did this past weekend when I visited my new niece in South Carolina. Although I initially worried a little about taking such a long road trip with my LBL, I knew that I … [Read more...]

Affordable And Reliable Phone Service! #SentWithRepublicWireless @RepublicWirelss #Ad

    If someone asks me what the top two qualities are that I look for in our family's phone service, my answer is that we need reliable service that is also affordable and doesn't break the bank.  These days, being able to communicate with loved ones via smartphone has really become a necessity and not just a luxury.  This is especially true in our family since our boys are involved in lots of extracurricular activities and my husband and I need to be able to maintain contact with them at all times.     I was very excited to finally have the opportunity to review Republic Wireless for our family because they provide affordable phone service on leading Android phones so we can all stay in touch with one another no matter where we are.  Not only do they promise no contracts or hidden fees, but all Republic plans include unlimited talk and text and start at just $15.  Data plans start at just $20 per month which is a must in our home since we are active on social media and love game … [Read more...]

Surprising My Son With The Mazda3 Grand Touring! #DriveMazda @MazdaUSA @DriveShopUSA #Ad

    This past Spring, I began to plan for my son's prom night by making a list of all the things that had to be in place in order to make the night perfect for he and his friends.  He had already expressed his desire to have a really cool car to drive all of them to the dance and I knew that I had to come through in order to be the coolest mom at graduation in June.  After careful planning, I was able to secure the Mazda3 Grand Touring as his prom chariot and I knew that he would be thrilled on prom night.     Believe me, it was no easy feat to not reveal this special surprise because I have a terrible track record when it comes to keeping my mouth shut about surprises.  It's not that I can't keep a secret but I just love seeing the look on the faces of my loved ones when I am able to make their dreams come true.  My son had fallen in love with Mazda cars since I reviewed the Mazda6 i Grand Touring in 2016.  I can still recall how his eyes lit up and he told me that he wanted to buy … [Read more...]