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...]

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...]

Celebrate Dad At The Crosstown Diner In The Bronx! @CrosstownDiner #Ad

    My husband has always been a pillar in our community.  Not only is he a wonderful father, but he also gives his time selflessly to support young people at my sons' school and in the neighborhood.  Since our boys were little, he has volunteered to coach their basketball and little league teams and just about everyone knows him.  We like to honor him every single day of the year but, on Father's Day, we try to make him feel a little more special than usual.     One of Hubby's favorite things to do with our family is go out to eat.  This is a time when we can spend quality time as a family enjoying great food and just focusing on one another.  When it comes to his go-to restaurants, he likes to dine locally and one of his absolute favorite places to eat is the Crosstown Diner.  We have been going there for years, since even before we started our family.  He always says that eating there on Sunday reminds him of every good thing that he has done in his life.     This Father's … [Read more...]

The Tale Of The Traveling Blanky #Lysol #Giveaway #Ad

    Once your kids get older, you think that they are going to outgrow certain things including taking their favorite blanket everywhere.  That has not been the case for my younger son, he will not sleep or lay down anywhere without his favorite "Blanky" and I am constantly chasing after him to try to keep it clean.  Not only does he drag it all over the house with him but, when he is at school during the day, our dog Onyx will take it and lay on it.  I'm literally at my wits' end when it comes to keeping yucky germs off of it.     Until recently, the only tool that I had in my laundry arsenal was detergent but I have always wondered whether or not his blanket truly gets clean after every wash.  NEW Lysol® Laundry Sanitizer is a revolutionary laundry additive that kills 99.9% of bacteria that detergents may leave behind.  I love that it eliminates bacteria, even in cold water!  Having it in my laundry room has empowered me to finally think that I am protecting my family and that all … [Read more...]

Have Confidence In Your Tap Water! @ZeroWaterFilter #Giveaway #Ad

    I have to be honest with you guys, I'm not that confident in our tap water.  It's hard to ignore all of  the reports about chemicals such as Chromium 6 and Lead continuously popping up in the news threatening the drinking water in cities across the country.  Both contaminants are blamed for everything from birth defects and neurological disorders to organ deterioration and cancer.  It's scary to think that my family could be exposed to these toxins from our drinking water.     Most people either purchase expensive water filtration systems or spend billions of dollars on bottled water each year.  If you start to think about how many empty bottles of water you recycle or have lying around in your car you will realize how quickly this expense can add up!  Not to mention all the waste that is being produced from all of these discarded plastic bottles.  Factor in that you're still not getting the purest water possible. There is a better option.     ZeroWater offers an easy-to-use … [Read more...]

Take Your Food Storage To Another Level! #LockInBrilliance @Rubbermaid #Giveaway #Ad

    I've been on vacation this past week and trying to get the house ready for spring by cleaning and reorganizing some things.  My focus is always to simplify my life as much as possible since I juggle a full-time career as a teacher as well as a family and a home.  That is exactly why I was so excited to try out the new Rubbermaid Brilliance™ food storage containers!     Since my husband and I are both working parents, our everyday demands with regards to food preparation and storage can sometimes get overwhelming.  We need food storage containers that are as tough as we are and can handle the pressures of a revolving meal schedule along with our two hungry boys.  Rubbermaid Brilliance™ containers are guaranteed to be 100% leak proof and are ultra-durable to withstand all the "Tough Cookies" in our family.     We often microwave foods so I love the fact that these containers are designed with innovative vents that allow … [Read more...]

Share The Gift Of Love With Precious Moments! @PreciousMoment #PreciousMoments #Ad

    When I was a little girl my Godmother, Millie, had a curio cabinet where she kept all of her treasures.  I remember visiting her home and standing over this cabinet in awe of all the beautiful figurines and precious mementos that she kept there.  She had an extensive Precious Moments collection and she would take each one out, one by one, and allow me to carefully dust them and admire how beautiful they were.  Right around that time is probably when I fell in love with Precious Moments.     This year, I have been given the opportunity to represent Precious Moments as part of the Precious Moments Ambassador Program.  I'm very excited because this means that I will now be able to start my own collection and to share all of their beautiful collectibles with all of you.  Just this past holiday season, I was able to add a “Holly Cardinal” Petite Brilliant-Shaped Glass Ornament from Precious Moments to our family ornaments.     … [Read more...]

Get Back Out There And Live With Impressa! #LivePadFree @walmart @poise #ad

    This might come as a surprise to some of you but there are some changes that come about after having children that aren't always considered a blessing.  Not sure what I'm talking about?  Imagine worrying about every little sneeze or cough giving birth to a potentially embarrassing moment, pun intended.       Yes, I am referring to those little leaks that no woman wants to talk about.  The thing is that we should be talking about them so we could tell each other that there is help out there in the form of Poise Impressa ® Bladder Supports!     As the holidays are quickly approaching, we all look forward to spending valuable time with our loved ones and friends.  However, nobody wants to have to worry about laughing a little too hard or the odors that are involved with suffering from bladder leakage.       It's definitely not a pretty picture but now we can all feel empowered to get out there and do all of the … [Read more...]

Bring Your Kids To A NY Liberty Game! #ShowUp @NYLiberty @KidzVuz #Ad

    Last week my family had the pleasure of going to see a NY Liberty game at Madison Square Garden.  Although we are native New Yorkers, we don't often get to go cheer on our home teams due to our everyday work and school schedules.  Thankfully, the summertime is the perfect time to share these activities together.       My husband, father in law and son all decided that they would go see the game together since they are all huge basketball fans.  It was so sweet to see three generations of the men in this family heading out to watch the NY Liberty do their thing.  The Liberty have qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in 13 of its 19 years.  This is a fact that my son won't let me forget.     Led by Head Coach Bill Laimbeer, the Liberty are determined to improve on last year’s performance with top WNBA talent like Tina Charles, Epiphanny Prince and Essence Carson, veterans like Swin Cash and Tanisha Wright, as well as new … [Read more...]