Prenatal Vitamins aren’t just for Moms-to-Be! (and a giveaway!)

I'm a mom of three so I am no stranger to prenatal vitamins. I remember when I was pregnant with my first child, I would gag whenever I would take my prenatal vitamins because of their large size. In the beginning, I decided on my own to take children's chew-able vitamins instead. But after a few months and a few blood tests later, my doctor could see from the results that I was becoming anemic. Needless to say, I was back on those giant horse pills in no time. It took awhile to get used to … [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...]

October is National Bullying Prevention Month #StreamTeam

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Netflix as a part of my participation on the Netflix Stream Team.  All opinions are always my own.  Last month, (October) was National Bullying Prevention Month but if you ask me, every day should be all about preventing bullying.  It's something that is serious and sadly sometimes fatal.  I shared a personal story about my son when he was in summer camp about being bullied and it was horrible. He was not happy. His attitude changed.  He started teasing … [Read more...]

Bloggers Share Their Best and Worst Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is 4 days away. Are you ready? :) I hope so. A few days ago I sent out an email to some bloggers and friends and I asked them if they wanted to share their best & worst Valentine's Day. I didn't get 14 responders like I had planned but at least I got a good list for you to read.  The first thing I want to say is that this post was inspired by the lovely Jai from (we first met at message boards) where she's doing something a bit different at … [Read more...]

Am I The Only Latina Not Celebrating El Dia De Los Reyes (The Three Kings Day)?

Brief history on El Dia De Los Reyes (The Three Kings Day): The twelve days of Christmas end with the Feast of Epiphany also called "The Adoration of the Magi" or "The Manifestation of God." Celebrated on January 6, it is known as the day of the Three Kings (or wise men/magi): Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. According to an old legend based on a Bible story, these three kings saw, on the night when Christ was born, a bright star, followed it to Bethlehem and found there the Christ child … [Read more...]

TODAY At Grand Central Terminal: Save The Children

SAVE THE CHILDREN, TOGETHER WITH EMMY AWARD WINNING ACTRESS CLAIRE DANES, ASKS NEW YORKERS TO HELP END AND PREVENT CHILD DEATHS. GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL VANDERBILT HALL MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 1:00 p.m. – PHOTO OPP WHAT: Around the world, a child dies every 3 seconds from a preventable disease and treatable causes due to lack of basic health care, which is the equivalent of 20 children every New York minute. On the first day of the United Nations Global Millennium Development … [Read more...]

Just One More Day

Today is officially my children's last day of summer. Believe it or not, I still have some last minute things to buy on their school lists and I also have to buy my older two a few more outfits (I bought my 5 y/o her school clothes back in January at a tremendous deal). There's nothing worse than being a last-minute mommy. My kids have been very excited for weeks about their first day of school which is tomorrow. They're even more excited because they're all going to be attending new schools. … [Read more...]

The Moment I Knew | E.P.T. Blog Tour

Thinking about saving my pregnancy tests often disgusted me (C'mon, you pee on it!)  so after using one after finding out I was pregnant, I would just throw it away.  Little did I know that I was going to find a long-lost ept test years later. A few weeks ago, I was clearing out my nite stand and I found a miscellaneous envelope. I opened it and I found a pregnancy test that I used for my last child. I forgot to throw the last one away (from my 3rd child) and now regret throwing the first … [Read more...]

The Bread Art Project Event in NYC

Nearly 17 million children in America and almost one in four struggle with hunger.   With the way this economy has been, more and more families are having a hard time putting healthy food on the table every day. Thankfully, I didn't grow up hungry. My dad had a great job with great benefits and we were never without food.  It's sad to know that many children in our country go to bed hungry and don't know where their next meal will come from. The Bread Art Project was created by The Grain … [Read more...]

The Things That Worry Me As A Mom.

Kodak (who claims, with some clever ads on my sidebar, that we can at least partially knock off our economic worry with a printer) and JuiceBoxJungle sponsored me to write this post, and they asked me to talk about the top and bottom3 things I think/worry about as a mom.   Where do I begin?  Since I'm a mom of 3 kids (2 girls ages 10 & 4, 1 boy age 13), there are many things that I think about.  I often ask myself, are my children happy? Will they hate me if I punish them?  Am I being … [Read more...]