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...]

Happy Valentine’s Day: I’ll Always Be Daddy’s Little Girl

While organizing my closet this past weekend, I came upon a large envelope with pictures, old birthday cards and a few of my high school papers (Yes, I'm a bit of a hoarder! LOL). Being that today is Valentine's Day, I thought it was perfect to post one of my favorite items I found. It was a greeting card from my dad from 1987. I was thirteen years old. Same age as my daughter now. It brought me so much joy and relief to know that I never throw away old greeting cards - EVER! I'll always … [Read more...]

Update: Blogging Loop

So I've been out of the blogging loop for a few weeks now. Lots of things have happened since my last post. I'm sure by now everyone has heard about the tragedy that's happened in a Connecticut school where twenty children (and six adults) were shot and killed in a senseless act. I cannot fathom the thought of something bad happening to any of my dear children. God please help those parents who are grieving for their children. On another note, Thanksgiving night, my little one had 103 degree … [Read more...]

My Weekend Was Filled with Birthdays, Cannoli Cake and Medieval Times!

What a weekend! I barely had any time to socialize online because I was busy hanging out with my lovely family enjoying two birthdays, delicious cannoli cake and Medieval Times. This past Saturday was my son's 16th birthday! I can not believe I am a mother of a sixteen year old. It feels like just yesterday when I had him and now poof, he's turned into this wonderful young man. Sniff, sniff. My husband and I wanted his 16th birthday to be extra special so we decided to go to Medieval Times … [Read more...]

Happy Father’s Day!!

I know it's a little late but I was practically in the kitchen all day long! My hubby wanted nothing but food for Father's Day and as a good wife, I obliged. ;) I made my famous Ham, Chorizo and potato frittata for brunch and like the first time, it was delicious!  We were home all day so we kind of just chilled out and watched movies and our recorded shows. Lunch was whatever we found in the fridge.  Call me lazy but I didn't' feel like making all three meals today.  :) Dinner was … [Read more...]