Start Organizing For Back To School! #BTSReady @SchoolSpecialty @KidzVuz #Ad

    I can't believe that back to school is right around the corner!  Some states have already started the new school year but here in New York City we don't return until the beginning of September because school ended on June 28th.  Although we still have about a month left of summer vacation, it's never too early to begin organizing for the upcoming academic year.  As a parent and an educator, I have to prepare on both fronts to make sure my sons and my students start off the year on the right foot.    Every year, I depend on SchoolSpecialty.com to help me get all the materials that I need to launch a successful school year beyond just basic supplies like pencils and crayons.  It takes a lot more than just these traditional items to transform our home into a command center to coordinate and prepare for our daily routine once we all go back to school and work in September.    In our home, I have to be very strategic about how I set up our back to school command center because I … [Read more...]

Just In Time For Back To School, Kohl’s $100 Gift Card #Giveaway! #Sponsored

*This is a sponsored campaign on behalf of Kohl’s. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.    As much as I would love for Summer to last just a little bit longer here in New York City, the reality is that it will be time for back to school in a couple of weeks.    Thankfully, Kohl’s will make our family’s back-to-school shopping trip easier than ever before because they are now offering school supplies in-store for the first time!     Through a partnership with Office Max, Kohl’s is excited to provide their customers with all the school supplies they need from folders to notebooks and pens to pencil cases.  This year, both of my boys have extensive school supply lists since they are each going into the third and sixth grades.  There were many new items that we had to supply them with this year that we haven't had to buy in years past.    Believe me, as a Working Mom, my time and my budget is limited so I appreciate being able to get everything that I need for my boys in a … [Read more...]

Get Ready For Back To School With Kohl’s! #Kohls101 @Kohls #Ad

*This is a sponsored campaign on behalf of Kohl’s. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.      Although school just ended here in New York City about 3 weeks ago, I always like to get a head start on all our Back to School shopping.  This allows me to get some of the best deals and to purchase all of our boys' school supplies and clothes little by little so it's not such a huge expense.  When I found out that Kohl's, in partnership with Office Max, is now providing customers with all the school supplies we need from folders to notebooks and pens to pencil cases, I was thrilled!    You see, Kohl's is already one of my favorite stores because of the great prices that they have all the time.  I love shopping there because I earn Kohl's Cash every time I shop there and I can use it on anything in the store.  It always excites me when I am rewarded for shopping so that I can shop some more!  The best part is that I never have to worry about leaving my Kohl's Cash at home because I … [Read more...]

Back To School With Kleenex And Box Tops For Education! #KleenexBTS #Ad

*This sponsored post was written by me in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Kleenex.  All opinions are 100% mine.    Although we don't go back to school here in New York City until the beginning of September, many places across the country are preparing to begin school soon.  All parents and students understand the importance of preparing for the beginning of the school year and making sure that kids have all of the necessary materials and resources to help them begin their new grade successfully.     As an educator and parent, one of my concerns when it's time for Back to School is making sure to decrease the spread of germs as much as possible.  Kleenex brand is supporting the Back to School season by supporting healthy kids in the classroom with their Everyday Tissue with Sneeze Shield.     Not only is their tissue extremely soft but it's also a very useful in the classroom because it helps to decrease the spreading of germs.  This is accomplished through their … [Read more...]