20 Things I Wish I did on the Disney Wonder. #Disneysmmc

Disclosure: My family and I were invited to take part in the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration conference at Disney World and on the Disney Wonder cruise ship. We paid a fee to attend but also received special discounts and complimentary gifts. All opinions are 100% my own. I recently went on my second Disney cruise, thanks to the wonderful Disney Social Media Moms Celebration team. It was just as magical and amazing as the first one, if not better! This time around, I was 100% sure I … [Read more...]

Nueva Vida – A New Hope #SomosFiOS

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Verizon FiOS (#SomosFiOS). All thoughts and opinions expressed here are 100% my own. Hispanic Heritage Month is now over but that doesn't mean Nueva Vida, a support network for Latinas with cancer and their families will stop now.  They keep on going strong to help people in need. As long as they have Verizon to back them up, they are on their way to inform and empower those who are going through traumatic experiences. They … [Read more...]

My Son and I Attended the #TeenDrive365 Event in Mamaroneck, NY #ad

Disclosure: I am a member of the Stiletto Media Blogger Network. This is a sponsored post written for #TeenDrive365 and the Toyota Teen Driver Safety Clinic. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. For more information on the Toyota Teen Driver Safety Clinic, please visit http://bit.ly/1nfUJ0e My son and I bonded during our time at the #TeenDrive365 event in Mamaroneck, N.Y. this past Saturday.  The clinic was FREE and was only 2.5 hours. I say ONLY because the time … [Read more...]

Ramblings: My Weekend in a Nutshell ~ July 4th

Hey everyone! How was your 4th of July? I hope you all had a wonderful 4th! As for me, my weekend was great. I spent it with my lovely family. The best part was that it was low-key and without a schedule. I also cleaned, I cooked many meals and I baked a cake. Which also means I ate a lot -- more than I would like to admit. I did do a few squats here and there but it's nothing like doing the squat challenge - which I've got to start again. I also did the treadmill. I probably burned … [Read more...]

The Bronx Zoo has a Summer Camp & I Have a Special Discount for You!!

Did you know that the Bronx Zoo offers summer camp for kids ages 4 and up? Well they do and they still have a few available spots! Your child can experience a very unique summer camp like no other. All camps are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except for the Teen Internship. Zoo Camp experience includes: • Age appropriate, hands-on science activities • Up-close animal encounters • Wildlife Theater performances (Kinderzoo and older) • Exhibit visits • Arts and crafts • … [Read more...]

Dinosaurs are Roaring Back at the Bronx Zoo!

Disclosure: I am a member of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Zoo Crew. This post is part of a sponsored campaign. I received membership for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own. It's officially Spring everyone! Are you excited? I know we are! We are über ready to pack away our winter clothes and never see them again until November/December! After the brutal winter we New Yorkers have had, I'm so ready to pack the car, my family and head out to places we know and … [Read more...]

Luna Park’s Halloween Harvest @LunaParkNYC

Luna Park is just another reason why I love Brooklyn.  Yesterday afternoon, my daughter and I headed to Coney Island to take advantage of Luna Park's Halloween Harvest! Luna Park hosted the biggest day of its Halloween Harvest celebration yesterday.  In addition to the festive décor and costumed characters wandering the park, Luna Park welcomed Food Network star Marc Maniac and his team from Maniac Pumpkin Carvers  who created a masterpiece out of a giant pumpkin that had been on display at … [Read more...]

Grana Padano and Lidia Bastianich Teach Healthy Eating with Kids at Eataly

This month my daughter and I had the opportunity to cook some delicious and healthy recipes with Lidia Bastianich and Grana Padano in La Scoula Grande right inside Eataly in New York City. I've been a fan of Lidia's Italy since I was a teenager. My mother-in-law is also a huge fan. My mother-in-law always says, "All Lidia has to do on that show is throw some onion and garlic into a pan and I start to drool!" I enjoy Lidia's recipes because her approach is fresh, rustic, and simple. We … [Read more...]

Making Everyday A Big Day with Scholastic & Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats #PCBigDay #Sp

Disclosure: This sponsored post is brought to you by our friends at  Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats. All opinions are always my own. School is in full gear now that we’re heading into the middle of October and lots of big things are happening in the Perez household. My son is a senior in high school (how did that happen?!), my daughter is just starting her high school days as a freshman and my baby is a now a third grader. Every morning marks a brand new day and I express the importance of a … [Read more...]

Making A No-Sew Tulle Skirt Was Easy As 1, 2, 3!

Let me start off by saying I'm not one of those moms who can make costumes, "foo-foo" outfits or even sew well. I know how to sew but I never liked it. I'd rather give whatever needs sewing to my husband and that's that. Yes, he knows how to sew and sews better than me. Who knew?! But I wanted to do something special for my little one's birthday party this coming weekend. She's the baby in the family and we'll be celebrating her 8th birthday at a local roller rink. I wanted her to look … [Read more...]