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...]

Finding Out If You’re Pregnant Just Got Better #ClearblueConfirmed #Ad

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsorship with BabyCenter and Clearblue. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are 100% my own. Ever since I was a little girl, I always knew I wanted to start a family at an early age. I remember a conversation I had with a friend in fourth grade about having kids. We talked about our future kids and what we wanted to have first. Yeah, I know it wasn’t quite normal having that type of conversation in fourth grade but it was something I knew I would … [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...]

Wordless Wednesday: Evening Playtime

Just my youngest and I having some evening play time. Absolutely loving the joys of motherhood..... … [Read more...]

Ramblings: My Mommy Guilt Trip Has Hit Once Again

It's hard being a full-time working mom. I've said it before and I'll keep on saying it. Before I took time off when my youngest was born, I worked for about 4 years straight. It wasn't bad at all. I loved it! I started work at 8am and was on my way home by 3pm. It was great! I had time to clean the house a bit and start dinner before my kids got off the bus. Working at a school definitely had its perks. Nowadays, I'm working from 8-5pm, I get home by 5:30-6, start dinner and by the time I'm … [Read more...]

Giveaway: You’ve Seen My Recipes, Now Enter To Win a $50 Gift Card To Walgreens #Flatouthot

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about my tasty recipes made with Flatout Hungry Girl Foldit Flatbreads and they were a huge hit with my family.  Once you have these flatbreads in your possession, your imagination will run wild with endless recipes.  I'm not sure if you can find them anywhere else but I sure know you can find them at your local Walgreens store. Thanks to Walgreens and The Motherhood, they are giving away a $50 Walgreens gift card to ONE lucky New York Chica reader.  The rules … [Read more...]

A Thousand Years Younger.

Today's my birthday. I'm a thousand years younger - according to my 7 year old. It's actually something she said when I came home last Thursday from getting my hair highlighted, cut and straighten. As soon as I got home, she shouted, "Mommy, you look a thousand years younger"! I thought that was so cute. My kids rarely see me with my hair straighten. Honestly, I rarely get my hair done professionally. The last time I went to a salon was over a year ago. After I get my hair done, I vow … [Read more...]

Parenting Debate: To Dorm or Not To Dorm…

That is the question in our household these days. It's left unanswered because we can't agree on the same thing.....yet. Ever since my son's college night at his school, we've been debating whether or not he should dorm in college. My husband and I are on opposite sides of the spectrum and can't seem to come to an agreement. I say he dorms because it would be great for him. It would teach him so much about life. It would also teach him about responsibility and independence, among lots … [Read more...]

We’re Taking the Listerine® Oral Care Challenge! #HealthyHabits

As a mom of three children, having good oral hygiene is very important to me. It's especially important to my husband for the simple fact that his mother was a dental hygienist for over twenty years.  So it's no surprise that we were beyond excited about joining The Motherhood in taking the Listerine® Oral Care Challenge for the next three weeks along with other bloggers around the blogosphere. We have been Listerine® users for many years.  There's no other mouthwash we use in our … [Read more...]

Out of Sight, Out of Mind…

You're heard of this saying: out of sight, out of mind -- right? That quote says it all about my blogging life as well as my home life. As you may know, I started working full time three months ago. The first month was extremely hectic for me. I was not used to being in an office for eight hours a day AND not being home when the kids arrived from school. I was exhausted. I got sick for three weeks with bronchitis and a nasty cough that would linger all day long. The laundry accumulated. The … [Read more...]