Parenting

Are Your Kids Flashing The “Rape Face?”

Are Your Kids Flashing The “Rape Face?”

KSI – Rape Face There are a lot of rape face videos… So what would you do if your ten-year-old flashed some freaky eyes at you and said, “RAPE FACE!”  Um, yea… This is not something he learned at home. Well, not exactly.  He copied it from KSI, on the internet.  KSI, began his career […]

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Autism Is Hardest on Saturdays

Autism Is Hardest on Saturdays

Every Saturday is a fail.  They used to be my favorite days. I looked forward to that one special day I could spend quality time with my kids, not trying to recover from the previous work week or preparing for the next. Saturdays were by far, my happiest days! Autism turned my Saturdays into 12-hour […]

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My Daughter Is NOT Hungry, She Just Likes To Eat

My Daughter Is NOT Hungry, She Just Likes To Eat

I know I bought a bag of 15 apples but I only see three in the fridge.  That’s strange, but I could just be losing my mind.  Why wouldn’t I be? On the other hand, I’m sure I bought that bag of apples. I mean, I JUST bought them.  Oh, not this again! Yesterday it […]

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Teachers Say They’re Tired Of Being Blamed: Part II

Teachers Say They’re Tired Of Being Blamed: Part II

In Teachers Say They’re Tired of Being Blamed: Part I, I explained how this Facebook Group discussion came about. Before I even had a chance to finish writing this, I received a private Facebook message which I viewed as an attempt to silence me.  I was forbidden to comment on a thread I had created, even […]

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Teachers Say They’re Tired Of Being Blamed: Part I

Teachers Say They’re Tired Of Being Blamed: Part I

I’m well known in my city by friends, neighbors, businesses, and especially the School District, as that mom.   Sometimes, that’s a good thing.  I’m the mom who would do anything for the neighborhood kids.  I care about their safety and their futures.  I root for them and support them.  My friends laugh with me and […]

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Autistic Boy Escapes From School: Mom Was Told, “It Happens”

Autistic Boy Escapes From School: Mom Was Told, “It Happens”

“Hello?” “Mrs. Mallard,” said the voice on the other end,  ”we just wanted to inform you that Elijah got out of the classroom today. He made several attempts to escape , and he finally succeeded. It took us about 30 minutes, but we finally found him in a yard nearby. The lady who lived there […]

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Complicated Lives

Easiest Captain America Cake Decoration: Plus TEN $100 Gift Cards Giveaway

Easiest Captain America Cake Decoration: Plus TEN $100 Gift Cards Giveaway

  Of course, I think my kids are superheroes.   I love that they think they are too!  Andres has been asking to see the just released movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Kaitlyn frequently shouts out, “I’m a superhero,” at random times.  My favorite part is when she looks at me and says, “you’re a superhero […]

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Affordable Must-Have Fall Clothes For Kids: Back To School In Style

Affordable Must-Have Fall Clothes For Kids: Back To School In Style

Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.   I scored big last week at my second back-to-school shopping trip. Every little thing is a really big deal at Target! Right before school started, I made my first […]

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The Seasonal Flu Can Be Dangerous to Compromised Immune Systems: Take The Pledge to  Get A Shot. Give a Shot.®

The Seasonal Flu Can Be Dangerous to Compromised Immune Systems: Take The Pledge to Get A Shot. Give a Shot.®

Not long ago, the seasonal flu had me scared for my babies lives! When the triplets were finally able to co-bed in one crib at the NICU, it was a special day.  It was much like a graduation. Sadly, by no means did it make me feel like we were out-of-the-water concerning their delicate health. […]

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Finish® Quantum Dishwasher Detergent: Rollback Savings Plus Coupon

Finish® Quantum Dishwasher Detergent: Rollback Savings Plus Coupon

   I hate to cook. Actually, I love to cook.  I just hate the clean up.  I never imagined I would have such a big family (that eats so much) to cook for.  Making dinner for seven people each day feels like entertaining every night.  Entertaining is fun, but the clean up can be a […]

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After School Snacks Kids Can Make Themselves: Coupon Savings

After School Snacks Kids Can Make Themselves: Coupon Savings

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. My favorite after school snacks are the ones kids can make themselves! Antonio started his first day of High School last Thursday.  My heart breaks a little as I mourn for my (once) little baby. He is growing […]

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Kids Want Parents to Make Healthy Choices: Walgreens Wants to Reward You

Kids Want Parents to Make Healthy Choices: Walgreens Wants to Reward You

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions about the healthy choices program are mine alone. #BalanceRewards #CollectiveBias They don’t just grow up too fast. They run too fast! They push me to make healthy choices. With so many active kids, I am always standing instead of sitting, running […]

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Entertainment

@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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Beauty Company SF Event 06-24-14: Gilt City Pampering Series

Beauty Company SF Event 06-24-14: Gilt City Pampering Series

This post is sponsored in partnership with Beauty Company and their Affiliates. You’re invited to Beauty Company for the San Francisco           installment of the Gilt City Pampering Series, in partnership with          La Marca Prosecco. You deserve it! RSVP your 6/26/14 session. You’ll sip premium prosecco as you’re […]

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@LaVozKids Winner Revealed Tonight! Join the #LVKBloggers at the #LVKParty

@LaVozKids Winner Revealed Tonight! Join the #LVKBloggers at the #LVKParty

As a selected blogger by Telemundo and Mami Innovative Media, information presented here is from exclusive media participation in #LVKBloggers Day and opinions expressed are our own. THE WINNER OF THE SECOND SEASON OF “THE VOICE KIDS” TELEMUNDO WILL BE REVEALED TONIGHT DURING THE GRAND FINALE – JUNE 8 – 8pm/7c Imagine my excitement when Mami […]

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Maxim Cover: June #MaximHot100 Reveal

Maxim Cover: June #MaximHot100 Reveal

The 2014 REVEAL continues! These stunning ladies are celebrating their first time on the list:Lacey Chabert, Lauren Cohan, Lili Simmons, Lisalla Montenegro, Margot Robbie, Samantha Hoopes, Sarah Dumont, Eva Marie and Taylor Momsen.  Who else do you think will be on the list? Get your copy on 6/3/14! Keep up with MAXIM’s reveal week, visit Maxim.com! Join in on the […]

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I Voted For The Jimenez Family And They Won: Meet #LaFamiliadeHoy

I Voted For The Jimenez Family And They Won: Meet #LaFamiliadeHoy

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are my own. As soon as I laid eyes on the Jiménez Family,   I knew I had to pick them to be #LaFamiliadeHoy! I am so excited that they won! I mean, really excited! The other families were lovely, but the […]

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San Francisco Ride The Ducks Giveaway: Four Tickets So The Whole Family Can Enjoy

San Francisco Ride The Ducks Giveaway: Four Tickets So The Whole Family Can Enjoy

This Giveaway in sponsored in partnership with Ride The Ducks, San Francisco. Enter our Ride The Ducks Giveaway! Win Four Tickets & take the whole family! Last year we had a blast and we were quacking up! It’s not everyday you get to Drive into the water! Check it out HERE!  Photo Credit:  Alicia Gonzalez And […]

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Food

Easiest Captain America Cake Decoration: Plus TEN $100 Gift Cards Giveaway

Easiest Captain America Cake Decoration: Plus TEN $100 Gift Cards Giveaway

  Of course, I think my kids are superheroes.   I love that they think they are too!  Andres has been asking to see the just released movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Kaitlyn frequently shouts out, “I’m a superhero,” at random times.  My favorite part is when she looks at me and says, “you’re a superhero […]

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After School Snacks Kids Can Make Themselves: Coupon Savings

After School Snacks Kids Can Make Themselves: Coupon Savings

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. My favorite after school snacks are the ones kids can make themselves! Antonio started his first day of High School last Thursday.  My heart breaks a little as I mourn for my (once) little baby. He is growing […]

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Strawberry Serenade Cupcakes Recipe: Kraft Coupons

Strawberry Serenade Cupcakes Recipe: Kraft Coupons

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.     I love saving money! The other night I made tacos for dinner.  About 1/4 of the tacos were steak and the rest was chicken.  The two meats cost me $30.00. The cheese I used was almost […]

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Caramel & Coconut Silk Mini Pops Recipe:  Cooking With Almond Milk

Caramel & Coconut Silk Mini Pops Recipe: Cooking With Almond Milk

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. #SilkAlmondBlends #CollectiveBias   I’ve known for a very long time that my husband is lactose intolerant.  He was very slow to realize it, and even slower to accept it!  I had to find clever ways to adjust his diet, so I started cooking […]

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Super Easy Party Food Recipe #GolazoKraft

Super Easy Party Food Recipe #GolazoKraft

   I’m Saying NO to calentando tortillas all day! I’m so tired of those easy dishes that still take forever to cook!  I just want to watch the games, loose my voice cheering, sip coffee, and make fast and easy party food.  With the kids on Summer vacation and the Championship Soccer Games already kicking , I could […]

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Quick Snack Ideas:  10 Minute Meals For Under $10

Quick Snack Ideas: 10 Minute Meals For Under $10

Quick snack ideas help our family to never leave home, hungry! As a large family of seven, unplanned trips to the drive-thru, taco truck, or convenience store can break the budget, fast! There is a general rule in my house that we don’t leave home, hungry.  If we plan to eat out that’s okay, but […]

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Style

Affordable Must-Have Fall Clothes For Kids: Back To School In Style

Affordable Must-Have Fall Clothes For Kids: Back To School In Style

Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.   I scored big last week at my second back-to-school shopping trip. Every little thing is a really big deal at Target! Right before school started, I made my first […]

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Maxim Cover: June #MaximHot100 Reveal

Maxim Cover: June #MaximHot100 Reveal

The 2014 REVEAL continues! These stunning ladies are celebrating their first time on the list:Lacey Chabert, Lauren Cohan, Lili Simmons, Lisalla Montenegro, Margot Robbie, Samantha Hoopes, Sarah Dumont, Eva Marie and Taylor Momsen.  Who else do you think will be on the list? Get your copy on 6/3/14! Keep up with MAXIM’s reveal week, visit Maxim.com! Join in on the […]

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Get Ahead of the Trend: #SikkShades by Eddie Bauer Jr.

Get Ahead of the Trend: #SikkShades by Eddie Bauer Jr.

I was provided with two pairs of #SikkShades and 4 Beanies for review, by Eddie Bauer, Jr., at no cost to me. I was not compensated in any other way.   All opinions are my own! Eddie Bauer, Jr. is a trend SETTER! Whether you are a fashion fanatic, a talented Twitter master, or a business […]

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Breastfeeding is Back in Fashion with a Whole New Look by @JunoBlu

Breastfeeding is Back in Fashion with a Whole New Look by @JunoBlu

I’m going to be honest.  This post is mostly a copy/paste from a Press Release.  It’s not a sponsored post.  But – I am really hoping to work out a deal to do a giveaway.  If you would love that too, then share, okay?! I breastfed three babies at the same time, pumped, and supplemented […]

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Bid On a Celebrity “Signed” Bag: @PatriciaNashBag @jenniegarth @GiulianaRancic @ElizabethHurley @IAmCattSadler- Bidding Starts at $100

Bid On a Celebrity “Signed” Bag: @PatriciaNashBag @jenniegarth @GiulianaRancic @ElizabethHurley @IAmCattSadler- Bidding Starts at $100

Breast Cancer Awareness month is October.  That’s NOW!  I love to see Celebrities use their power for good! Patricia Nash, Jennie Garth, Giuliana Rancic, Elizabeth Hurley, Catt Sadler, and more amazing women have come together to support Breast Cancer Awareness.  And – they are fashion-forward women taking us along for an affordable runway look, with […]

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Sneak Peek @7AMenfant New Chevron Collection! #Baby Gear #Celebrity #Fashion

Sneak Peek @7AMenfant New Chevron Collection! #Baby Gear #Celebrity #Fashion

This is NOT a sponsored post. (That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t LOVE to work with any of these companies! There, pitched Here is a sneak peak at the new 7 A.M. Enfant’s Chevron Collection on their signature B212evolution bunting bag launching this week.  Keeping baby warm is a concern for all moms!  The B212 evolution grows with […]

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Tech

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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New Technology Could Soon Put An End to Texting While Driving

New Technology Could Soon Put An End to Texting While Driving

  Could new technology save lives by putting an end to texting while driving? Antonio will be fifteen years old in just a few short months! I can’t believe that my little BABY is taller than me, heading to High School, and almost ready to drive! I snapped that picture above when I was working on […]

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Walmart Best Plans: Ten Year Old Boy Flips Over His New Smartphone & Unlimited Plan

Walmart Best Plans: Ten Year Old Boy Flips Over His New Smartphone & Unlimited Plan

True Story.  Especially today, I am thankful for #FamilyMobile and #CollectiveBias.  It was impossible for me to tell Pedro that I can’t afford to get him a cell phone with unlimited talk and text.  That’s because I was able to get the Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans from Family Mobile. Pedro is my ten-year-old son. He […]

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24/7 Modern Mom™ 1st Anniversary 24 PRIZE Blogger Giveaway: Graphic Design

24/7 Modern Mom™ 1st Anniversary 24 PRIZE Blogger Giveaway: Graphic Design

This Blogger Giveaway is my way of celebrating, YOU! You, the blogger.  You the reader. You, the one who helped my dream come true! I’ve always been a writer.  I wrote on napkins.  I wrote on my hand.  I even wrote on toilet paper while I… Okay, TMI! I sometimes wrote in journals.  For as […]

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Every Smartphone Deserves Unlimited Plans with No Contract: How Mom Got Extra Kudos From the Teen

Every Smartphone Deserves Unlimited Plans with No Contract: How Mom Got Extra Kudos From the Teen

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. Every Smartphone deserves the joy of No-Contract Unlimited Plans! My teen deserved a Smartphone! This combination made for the best Christmas present, ever! There was no way […]

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