@Netflix Wants You to Create Your Own Destiny! #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. Ever wonder what happened to the storybook characters we grew up with like the Mad Hatter, Snow White, and the Evil Queen? Turns out they are parents now too, and their children are studying at the enchanted high school of Ever After High, a boarding school for teens destined to follow in their famous parents' fairytale footsteps. The all new original special … [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...]

Ramblings: Do You Know Who I like More?

That was the question that started a conversation between my six-year-old and I in my bedroom - "Do you know who I like more?" You know the saying, there's always a child a parent "likes" more than the other(s)?  Well, as for me, that's not true. I love/like all my kids the same but differently because that's what they are -- different. Apparently my 6-year-old, my baby -- the one I carried for 9 months, likes one parent more than the other. The reason: I don't give into her requests for … [Read more...]

PlayStation MOVE: The Newest In Games

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PlayStation(R) Move. All opinions are 100% mine. Looking for a new way to stay active indoors? Than PlayStation(R)MOVE is the answer for you! Sony recently released their latest technology, the PlayStation MOVE. It is the new innovative way to play games, get active and stay healthy. It's a simple, ergonomically designed, easy-to-use controller that gives you a full range of motion that you can control over how you play the … [Read more...]

Marmaduke | Movie Review

Marmaduke came into my life the moment I started reading the Sunday funnies.  It was the cartoon I went to first to read and laugh.  Marmaduke always made me feel giddy.  Now that I'm older, I don't even look at the funnies anymore but my kids do. I'll buy the newspaper just for the coupons -- my kids love the newspaper because of the funnies. We finally saw Marmaduke last weekend and it didn't catch the interest of my husband or my two older kids so my five year old and I stayed on the sofa … [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...]

Happy Father’s Day To All The Dads & Single Mamas

To my dad, my papi, you are always in my thoughts and my heart. I think about the times you spent with me guiding me and filling my mind with your wisdom. You were always thoughtful, caring and a very loving father. Even after the divorce, you never let that get in the way of your love for us.  You made sure to see my sister and I every week.  You never once not kiss or hug me. You taught me how a father should be. I'm so glad and very fortunate I got to spend 19 beautiful years with you. May … [Read more...]

I Love Summer But….

When I want my kids to go to bed at a decent time, they don't. Why? Because they say it's still light out. My five year old says "mom, it's not time for bed yet - I can still see the trees.  When it's night time and I can't see the trees anymore, then it's bedtime." WTH? Don't get me wrong. I love the long summer days when you can hang out and enjoy the night time air but when it comes to putting my kids to bed so I can spend some quality time with my hubby, I can't. Maybe I … [Read more...]

Three Graduations and A Wedding Anniversary

What a week it has been. For the past few days, I've been trying to get things ready (clothes and necessities) for all of my kids graduations. My son, my first-born, had his graduation last night.  Even though it felt like the longest graduation known ever, it was great to see his smiling face as he took his diploma from the principal on stage. All three kids are graduating this year and will be in  new schools. Wow, how times flies! My kids are ecstatic to start on their new … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – Picture Fun {Linky}

Looking thru my old papers and old photos, I found this picture. It was taken at Great Adventures in New Jersey in 1995. This is supposed to be the way our "child" would look if we both had children together. HA!  HA!  HA! We have 3 kids and they don't look nothing like this picture. Looking at it now makes us both laugh and reminisce about the days we would talk about getting married and having kids. The good ol' days! For more Wordless Wednesday, please visit … [Read more...]