Throw Back Thursday: Halloween Edition #tbt #Halloween

Does anyone post #tbt on their blogs nowadays? I haven't noticed any. I usually see them on Instagram but I decided to post it on the ol' blog since I rarely post personal stuff anymore (that will change!). As I was looking thru old photos, I found several photos I took from my mom's house that I had planned to scan onto my computer. Here's what I found: This is me as Wonder Woman. I was in first grade. Wonder Woman was my idol at the time so naturally I thought I was bad! I remember when … [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...]

Happy Easter All!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter since it's been kinda quiet around here lately. I've been under the weather for over a week. I think I developed severe allergies or have a nasty cold that just won't go away. My sinuses have been so congested since last Friday, I can hardly think. It's been rough the last week. I couldn't take another day congested so I headed out to Kmart to buy a humidifier. I'm praying it works because I can't afford to lose anymore sleep! Anyway, I'm off to … [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...]

#Sponsored: How Young is Too Young for a Child to Have a Cell Phone? #SprintLatino

Disclosure: I was compensated to participate in a Sprint Latino research study around Latina Moms and mobile security for their children. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own. When my daughter turned ten, one of the items on her wish list was a cell phone. As a mom of three children, I thought ten was a bit too young for a child to own a cell phone, especially my own daughter. I bought my 16 year old son a cell phone when he was about 14. This request is four years early. At the … [Read more...]