Enjoy A Staycation At Crystal Springs Resort! @CrystalSprings #ExploreCrystal #Ad

    Sometimes we all need to just get away from it all.  I can tell you that I have been completely overwhelmed the last couple of months.  Aside from adjusting to our new normal upon receiving our younger son's Epilepsy diagnosis, school recently ended here in New York City and this teacher needed a break!      Unfortunately, due to my husband's work schedule, it is not always possible to book an extended vacation so we often book a family staycation here and there just to maintain our sanities.  When I found out that Crystal Springs Resort is located in the Northeast and offers a unique vacation experience with luxurious amenities that are unavailable elsewhere locally, I knew we had to go there for our little getaway!    My family and I had the pleasure of staying at the Minerals Resort & Spa in Vernon, New Jersey.  Crystal Springs Resort boasts 3 unique upscale lodging properties which are highlighted by the sophisticated Grand Cascades Lodge.  We knew that Minerals Resort … [Read more...]

32 Ways You Can Keep Kids Learning Over The Summer

    Summer seems to rapidly approach every year and many of my students'  parents have approached me for advice on how to support their children's learning at home.  I always tell parents that allowing their kids to have fun is extremely important, but you also want to ensure they are learning in some capacity.Here are 32 ways that all parents can keep their child learning this summer:Take them to your local library! Read to your child, and with your child, regularly. Help them master different math concepts as you cook together. Play counting and math games while swimming in the pool. Take nature hikes and use science terms to study nature. Complete science experiments as a family in your kitchen. Do arts and crafts together a few times a week outdoors. Sign up for educational learning boxes that are delivered to your front door and are very affordable. Listen to educational songs and talk about the lyrics and compare it to poetry and poetic terms. Create … [Read more...]

Vacation Home Dreams Are Finally Within Your Reach! #LiveCarefreeRV @CarefreeRV #Ad

    I've always loved living in New York City.  Not only is it truly the city that never sleeps, but there is a resilience about New Yorkers that is steadfast and ever-present.  The only downside to living in New York is the fact that it does have some cold and harsh winters.  For many years, my husband and I have considered purchasing a vacation home in a warm-weather state to provide us with the perfect winter getaway.     We both have family and friends who live in Florida so that has always seemed like the perfect fit when it comes to securing that paradise destination to head to during the cold-weather months here in the Big Apple. Hubby and I have always thought that this would be out of our financial reach for years but Carefree RV Resorts has taught us otherwise.  With 34 RV Resorts in Florida, Carefree RV Resorts have something to suit any budget or need. What Is A Park Model Home?     One option that they provide is a Park Model Home which is a smaller, single-wide home … [Read more...]

What Is Your Dream Vacation? #GetGoing @Jif #MC #Sponsored

*I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence Central for Jif To Go® Dippers. I received a promotional item to facilitate my review.    Over the years, I have had the opportunity to view the photos of family and friends, on social media, of the vacations and trips that they have taken around the world and within the United States.  I've always loved traveling so I'm always on the lookout for new and exotic travel destinations that I can add to my Bucket List.     This past summer, my family and I had the chance to visit the Jersey Shore and spend the weekend in Wildwoods which had been on our list of places to visit for a long time.  You might wonder why we have never been there before since we live about three hours away from it.    The truth is that we have very busy schedules what with me having a career and running a business and my husband recently starting his own small business too.  Add to that, running around with our two energetic boys … [Read more...]

We Made Unforgettable Family Memories At Morey’s Piers! #MoreysPiers @MoreysPiers #Sponsored

*Our family received complimentary lodging, entertaiment and meals as part of a Press Trip from Morey’s Piers. As always our opinions are 100% our own.       I'm sure many of you have been following our family adventures recently on social media.  We had the opportunity to visit the Jersey Shore last weekend to enjoy a weekend family vacation at Morey's Piers.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the famous Morey's Piers, it is located in Wildwood, New Jersey and boasts a 1.8 mile boardwalk along with some amazing beachfront water parks.    We arrived Friday evening and checked into the Starlux Hotel.  As soon as we drove up, I immediately liked its retro feel.  It's a boutique hotel with an all glass lobby and lounge which opens into the pool promenade and has the boardwalk just a walking distance away.  We were treated to a continental breakfast every morning for the duration of our stay and stayed in one of … [Read more...]

Protect Your Loved Ones From The Sun’s Harsh Effects #NTGBeautifulInsideOut #Ad

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Neutrogena and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are 100% mine.    Normally I am the mom who prides herself on always being prepared for whatever situation arises regarding my family.  You will find everything from band-aids to sunblock in my purse on any given day and my husband and children have come to rely on my constant preparedness.     Last week, my family and I took a mini-vacation to a local water resort and, as usual, I packed all of our bags the night before and made sure that we would have all of the clothing and necessities that we required on this excursion.  At least I thought I had packed all of the essentials...You see, when we settled into our lounge chairs by the pool, I realized that I had forgotten to pack sunblock.    You are probably wondering why I would forget to pack sunblock on a family vacation but there is actually a very good explanation.  I expected us to spend all of our time in the … [Read more...]

We Had A Great Mini Vacation At Coco Key Water Resort In New Jersey! #Travel

   Many of you know that I love taking road trips and vacations with my family.  My husband and I work very hard throughout the year and we like to spend time with our boys during the off season as much as possible.  Being a family of four, it is always important to shop around for the best vacation deals and to stay at hotels and attractions that are family friendly.  Recently, my husband mentioned that a co-worker of his took his family to the Coco Key Water Resort so I decided to go online and check out their rates for the July 4th holiday weekend.    It seems that Coco Key is a franchise because they have many locations throughout the United States.  I found one in Mt. Laurel New Jersey and began to peruse through the photos of their hotel rooms and indoor water park.  They offer a variety of vacation packages where you can stay in the hotel and get passes to the indoor water park with some meals included or you can just buy tickets to the water park and stay there for the … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday-Summer Frolicking (Linky)

Here are some photos of my boys enjoying the beginning of their Summer!Please link up only your Wordless/Wordy/Wordful Wednesday posts. All other links will be removed! … [Read more...]