Parenting

Call Your Husband’s Bluff:  Getting An Oil Change Doesn’t Take All Day

Call Your Husband’s Bluff: Getting An Oil Change Doesn’t Take All Day

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#DropShopAndOil #CollectiveBias Call Your Husband’s Bluff:  Getting An Oil Change Change Doesn’t Take All Day I’m just being honest.  I do most of the parenting work.  My husband works outside of the home, full-time.  So, he’s never short on […]

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5 Things Bad Parents Are NOT Doing

5 Things Bad Parents Are NOT Doing

  I’ve always been very vocal about my disagreement with the social tendency to arbitrarily blame parents, for everything. Parenting is the hardest job in the world. There is no single “right way” to parent.  Whether it be circumstance, values, culture, a parent’s own upbringing, or experience from previous parenting successes and failures, that influence a person’s parenting […]

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We Had A No Birthday Party Celebration: I’m Still A Good Mom

We Had A No Birthday Party Celebration: I’m Still A Good Mom

I’ve been thinking about the triplet’s 5th birthday,  pretty much since they were born.  For whatever reason, I had decided that five-years-old is the magic birthday.  I was sure it was the age they’d first really understand the significance of having a birthday, especially a party, with all the extras! The birthday party I imagined was […]

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Why I’m Not Trying To Be A Better Mother Next Year

Why I’m Not Trying To Be A Better Mother Next Year

The New Year isn’t new to me, at all! I went through those years when I vowed to be a better mother in the following year.   I beat myself up over it all.  Maybe I didn’t make enough cookies, failed to show up to enough school events, didn’t even start a scrap book, much less complete enough pages. […]

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The Power of Soccer:  It’s Not Just A Sport, It’s A Lifestyle

The Power of Soccer: It’s Not Just A Sport, It’s A Lifestyle

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SidelineHero #CollectiveBias  I’ve been at this “Soccer Mom” thing for a long time! It’s been about 11 years now and there is no end in sight.  If you’ve been following along here, you know it all started with […]

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Kika Rocha Shares Her Beauty Tips & Christmas Gift Ideas: Perfect Gifts For The Last Minute Shopper

Kika Rocha Shares Her Beauty Tips & Christmas Gift Ideas: Perfect Gifts For The Last Minute Shopper

This interview with Kika Rocha has been sponsored in partnership with JCPenney. #justgotjingled Kika Rocha was such a pleasure to speak with! She has some great advice on just about everything! Of course, she is well known for her amazing style and fabulous tips for keeping us looking and feeling our best.  We had the opportunity […]

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Complicated Lives

To Support Meeting My Goals This Year, I’m Supporting My Immune System with  Ester-C®

To Support Meeting My Goals This Year, I’m Supporting My Immune System with Ester-C®

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its Advertiser. All thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone and should not be construed as medical advice. #24HourEsterC #CollectiveBias I’m supporting my immune system this year! Last week I went to a local Taqueria with my husband.  It’s rare when we get to eat […]

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Build Your Business To The Next Level With Walmart Best Plans

Build Your Business To The Next Level With Walmart Best Plans

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MaxYourTax #CollectiveBias Build Your Business To The Next Level With Walmart Best Plans Don’t underestimate yourself because life doesn’t give us opportunities based on how ready we are to take them.  Sometimes, ready or not, we just have to […]

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Short On Time? Check Out These Rollbacks For Meals Under $1.00

Short On Time? Check Out These Rollbacks For Meals Under $1.00

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LowPriceMeals #CollectiveBias So, what’s for dinner? I try to cook homemade meals as often as I can, but sometimes that’s not in the cards.  When I was single 20-something-year-old, eating out seemed affordable.  As a family of 7? […]

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10 Days of Romance Challenge for Couples:  Re-Ignite the Fire for Him and Her

10 Days of Romance Challenge for Couples: Re-Ignite the Fire for Him and Her

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #YoursandMine #CollectiveBias {10 Days of Romance Challenge for Couples:  Re-Ignite the Fire for Him and Her}  The Good Old Days My husband and I had a lot of fun in our early years together.  We had spontaneous dates […]

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The Power of Soccer:  It’s Not Just A Sport, It’s A Lifestyle

The Power of Soccer: It’s Not Just A Sport, It’s A Lifestyle

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SidelineHero #CollectiveBias  I’ve been at this “Soccer Mom” thing for a long time! It’s been about 11 years now and there is no end in sight.  If you’ve been following along here, you know it all started with […]

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Speed Cleaning:  My 10 Minute Pledge® Makeover

Speed Cleaning: My 10 Minute Pledge® Makeover

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Before the triplets were born I got to talk to my youngest sister on the phone a lot more often than I do now.  One day, our conversation started off as it always did, with the exchange of a […]

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Entertainment

6 Guaranteed Ways To More Happiness:  Big Hero 6 Photo Challenge & Giveaway

6 Guaranteed Ways To More Happiness: Big Hero 6 Photo Challenge & Giveaway

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Disney Studios.  However, all opinions expressed are my own. I know what you’re thinking!  ¿Quién se cree que es? Right? How can I guarantee more happiness? Well, I’ve tested these tips I’m about to share, over and over again. Many of us somos […]

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Clearwater Beach Uncorked: Florida’s Most Anticipated Foodie Event of The Year

Clearwater Beach Uncorked: Florida’s Most Anticipated Foodie Event of The Year

24/7 Modern Mom™ has been invited to the Clearwater Beach Uncorked event at no cost to us, as Press. CLEARWATER BEACH UNCORKED 2015 is the most anticipated foodie event of the year, and we’ll be there, covering the event! We’d love to see you! Justin Timineri is coming, too.  Justin Timineri is the winner of the 2006 […]

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Daughter of Kelsey Grammer, Greer Grammer Named Miss Golden Globe 2015

Daughter of Kelsey Grammer, Greer Grammer Named Miss Golden Globe 2015

GREER GRAMMER NAMED MISS GOLDEN GLOBE 2015 Last night, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and InStyle hosted a press conference and cocktail reception revealing Miss GoldenGlobe 2015 Greer Grammer, daughter of Golden Globe® Award winner Kelsey Grammer and Barrie Buckner, in celebration of the upcoming 72ndAnnual Golden Globe Awards. Chosen by the HFPA, Miss […]

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Veggie Tales in the House Kids Holiday Fun Hotline & Free Printables: Now Your Kids Can Hear Bob & Larry Tips, Jokes, Songs, Jokes, & Even Bible Verses

Veggie Tales in the House Kids Holiday Fun Hotline & Free Printables: Now Your Kids Can Hear Bob & Larry Tips, Jokes, Songs, Jokes, & Even Bible Verses

A Veggie Tales Holiday Hotline for Kids? Yes! Now your kids can hear Larry and Bob tell jokes, sing songs, share tips, and even recite Bible verses! They’re going to love it.  Call 844-2-VEGGIES (83-4443).  Are your kids extra super love love love Veggie Tales in the House fans? Then check out these awesome printables, including […]

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Celebrity Cancer Survivor Melissa Etheridge Wants Pot Legalized: Interview With Larry King

Celebrity Cancer Survivor Melissa Etheridge Wants Pot Legalized: Interview With Larry King

In her interview with Larry King, Melissa Etheridge says legalizing marijuana will be good for us… What do you think? I’ve known too many Cancer patients in my life and it has certainly affected my own opinions on medicinal use. Melissa and Larry discussed a lot of hot topics during their interview, such as: “Panic” […]

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@SyncLadies: All-Female Tap Crew Performs LIVE Tonight on FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance”

@SyncLadies: All-Female Tap Crew Performs LIVE Tonight on FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance”

The Syncopated Ladies, a.k.a Sync Ladies, the only all-female tap crew to compete and perform live on a national TV competition show. Featuring founder and lead choreographer Chloe Arnold, her sister Maud Arnold, and fellow tap dancers Sarah Reich, Anissa Lee,  Pamela Yasutake and Melissa Tannus   Watch their winning performance from the show’s season premiere: Tribute to Rihanna’s “Where Have You Been” Tune in […]

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Food

3-In-1 Avocado Recipe For Those Fridays Leading Up To Easter: Salsa, Dip, & Dressing

3-In-1 Avocado Recipe For Those Fridays Leading Up To Easter: Salsa, Dip, & Dressing

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #VivaLaMorena #CollectiveBias In my family, “almost Easter” is a whole complicated thing.  We don’t eat carne (meat) on Fridays, but the little kids can.  Fish or chicken is fine for Pedro and the the triplets, but I try […]

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5 Ingredient Cream Cheese & Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe

5 Ingredient Cream Cheese & Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe

With all the Recipes I share, you probably doubt that I have a really hard time figuring out what to cook for dinner.  But, I do!  It wasn’t me who came up with the idea to make these Cream Cheese Filled & Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breasts. I make every effort to organize my week […]

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Where Do They Get Those Creative Recipe Ideas? Blogger Tips, Tricks, & Secrets Revealed

Where Do They Get Those Creative Recipe Ideas? Blogger Tips, Tricks, & Secrets Revealed

***Recipe ideas and links below include sponsored content.*** People are always asking… Where did you get that idea? How did you come up with that? They tell me I’m creative! I suppose, I can be.  The truth is, the people who applaud my great food are usually giving me too much credit!  I too, struggle […]

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Big Game Day Party Ideas: Plus SNICKERS® Parfait & DIY Life Savers® Lollipop Recipes

Big Game Day Party Ideas: Plus SNICKERS® Parfait & DIY Life Savers® Lollipop Recipes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias – Big Game Day Party Ideas: Plus SNICKERS® Parfait & DIY Life Savers® Lollipop Recipes Are you ready for the Big Game? We never have a shortage of people in my house!  It’s gotten to the point that […]

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Traditional Bionicos Recipe: Guadalajara Style

Traditional Bionicos Recipe: Guadalajara Style

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Quaker. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #LoveMyCereal #QuakerUp Traditional Bionicos Recipe: Guadalajara Style Today was my second child, Pedro’s birthday! He’s eleven years old now and quite set in his ways.  He was recently named Youngster of the Month in our city.  One of […]

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Smart & Cheesy Broccoli Soup Recipe: Warm Meals For Winter Nights

Smart & Cheesy Broccoli Soup Recipe: Warm Meals For Winter Nights

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias There is a storm coming. Growing up on the East Coast, I went through some very cold Winters.  I’ve experienced below-zero temperatures and furious blizzards.  I’ve spent most of my adult life in Northern California.  We don’t […]

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Alicia*s Blog

I Might Not Be A Real Super Hero, But I’m Pedro’s Hero: En Español w/ English Translation *Tearjerker*

I Might Not Be A Real Super Hero, But I’m Pedro’s Hero: En Español w/ English Translation *Tearjerker*

When asked to write about his hero, Pedro chose me; mom! Like most moms, there are days where I can’t get a grasp on all the #momfails I manage in a 24-hour period.  Despite my best intentions, everything goes wrong, no one gets enough attention, and I’m left feeling like I wish I could get a do-over […]

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Our Day Trip To San Francisco: A Photo Journal – Bridges, Treasure Island, Battery Mendel

Our Day Trip To San Francisco: A Photo Journal – Bridges, Treasure Island, Battery Mendel

Exploring the Bay Area, and especially San Francisco, is one of my favorite things to do. There are so many places of interest, including tourist attractions, treasures known only by the locals, and historical landmarks.  A day trip doesn’t have to cost money. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the day, for people with […]

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Querida Latina, I Judged You For Not Speaking Spanish. I’m Sorry.

Querida Latina, I Judged You For Not Speaking Spanish. I’m Sorry.

I spent most of my life with nonexistent ties and a fictitious understanding of the Hispanic culture I love so much.  I had an undefined and peculiar cultural influence, considering my roots.  I grew up as a Puerto Rican & Italian girl most often not-so-endearingly referred to as, the white girl. My mother relocated several times […]

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Things From My Childhood My Own Children Will Never Experience The Way I Did, Because Change Is The Only Constant

Things From My Childhood My Own Children Will Never Experience The Way I Did, Because Change Is The Only Constant

I have.  I’ve enjoyed my experiences.  I enjoyed my childhood.  I enjoyed becoming an adult, a woman, and a mother.  I enjoy my memories.  I enjoy them so much, I’m heartbroken about the things my own children will never experience.  Those experiences are fading away for everyone, in our new world of advanced technology and […]

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We Had A No Birthday Party Celebration: I’m Still A Good Mom

We Had A No Birthday Party Celebration: I’m Still A Good Mom

I’ve been thinking about the triplet’s 5th birthday,  pretty much since they were born.  For whatever reason, I had decided that five-years-old is the magic birthday.  I was sure it was the age they’d first really understand the significance of having a birthday, especially a party, with all the extras! The birthday party I imagined was […]

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Where Do They Get Those Creative Recipe Ideas? Blogger Tips, Tricks, & Secrets Revealed

Where Do They Get Those Creative Recipe Ideas? Blogger Tips, Tricks, & Secrets Revealed

***Recipe ideas and links below include sponsored content.*** People are always asking… Where did you get that idea? How did you come up with that? They tell me I’m creative! I suppose, I can be.  The truth is, the people who applaud my great food are usually giving me too much credit!  I too, struggle […]

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Tech

Build Your Business To The Next Level With Walmart Best Plans

Build Your Business To The Next Level With Walmart Best Plans

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MaxYourTax #CollectiveBias Build Your Business To The Next Level With Walmart Best Plans Don’t underestimate yourself because life doesn’t give us opportunities based on how ready we are to take them.  Sometimes, ready or not, we just have to […]

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The Holidays Are Calling: Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans For Talk, Text, & Web

The Holidays Are Calling: Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans For Talk, Text, & Web

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidaysAreCalling #CollectiveBias What do you love most about the Holidays? My most beloved moments are those shared with friends and family.  During the Holidays, I’m painfully aware of the distance between my own little (big) family, and our […]

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Creative Gifts For Indoor Fun All Winter Long: Wireless & Waterproof Speaker Giveaway

Creative Gifts For Indoor Fun All Winter Long: Wireless & Waterproof Speaker Giveaway

This post has been sponsored in partnership with Creative Technology.  The review and giveaway product were provided to me.  All opinions are my own. #HolidayGiftGuide Get Creative About Gifting Some days, it seems like I never stop working! One might think that there’s a lot of money that comes with that.  In my big family, […]

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Available 11/9 HP’s Sprout Lets You Create In 3D: Computer Platform Redefines The User Experience

Available 11/9 HP’s Sprout Lets You Create In 3D: Computer Platform Redefines The User Experience

What is Sprout by HP? “We are on the cusp of a transformative era in computing and printing,” said Dion Weisler, Executive Vice President, Printing & Personal Systems.     Seeing is believing! I know some of you are going to want to know all the details, including specs and especially price.  As important as that […]

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Cheapest Wireless Plans for College Students: Plus Smartphones Under $100

Cheapest Wireless Plans for College Students: Plus Smartphones Under $100

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Phones4School #CollectiveBias This week has been very challenging.  I think the adjustment has been harder on me than it has been on the kids.  Antonio is excited to be in High School now.  Pedro got to keep his […]

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FAU Signs Licensing Agreement for a Patent that Disables Cellphone Texting Features While Driving

FAU Signs Licensing Agreement for a Patent that Disables Cellphone Texting Features While Driving

The Complete Press Release as Mentioned In:  New Technology Could Soon Put An End to Texting While Driving BOCA RATON, Fla. (July 16, 2014) – Florida Atlantic University and PortNexus have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement to implement a patented idea that will help solve the growing national problem of auto accidents caused by people texting while […]

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