Parenting

Hush Little Babies:  A Poem For My Unborn Children

Hush Little Babies: A Poem For My Unborn Children

Babies A, B, & C, completely different, yet exactly the same. Each one of you patiently awaiting your own name. You are as real to me as your brothers are. Hold on little ones.  You’ve all come so far. But we have a long road ahead, so you must stay strong. Rest now, my babies.  […]

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Elementary School Teacher Says Parents Should Demand More Security For Students With Special Needs

Elementary School Teacher Says Parents Should Demand More Security For Students With Special Needs

  When I heard about the remains found last weekend, later confirmed to be those of Avonte Oquendo, my heart felt as if it was ripped out of my chest. In my heart, this child was my child, is my child. I have taught children with special needs who were undiagnosed and then I have […]

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Supporting Your Special Needs Child in the New Year

Supporting Your Special Needs Child in the New Year

As a parent of a special needs child, I am always trying to figure out ways that I can advocate for and provide support to him. It’s not always easy, but what worth fighting for is? For help, I ask many friends who are in the field, friends who have children with special needs themselves, […]

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Affluenza: What’s money got to do with it?

Affluenza: What’s money got to do with it?

John de Graaf, co-author of the film and book titled Affluenza, is just one of the many appalled by the Ethan Couch sentencing decision late last week. Mr. Couch, who is just 16 years old, faced up to 20 years in jail for driving under the influence and causing the wreck in June 2013 that […]

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Dad Denies Son a Happy Meal: Mom Reports Dad to Court Psychologist: Dad Sues Psychologist

Dad Denies Son a Happy Meal: Mom Reports Dad to Court Psychologist: Dad Sues Psychologist

What am I going to do the next time I drive by the golden arches and my son begs to stop for a happy meal? Likely what I always do. Think about it. Has he had too many hamburgers lately? Do we have time for him to run around the PlayPlace? And then I will […]

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A Parent Teacher Conference is Not an Impromptu Hold-the-Teacher-Hostage Meeting at Morning Drop Off

A Parent Teacher Conference is Not an Impromptu Hold-the-Teacher-Hostage Meeting at Morning Drop Off

You can’t have an impromptu Parent Teacher Conference while dropping off your child at school in the morning.  It’s absurd to think that while dropping them off in the morning or picking them up in the afternoon, you can have a heavy conversation with any staff person because the children are around and happy to […]

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Complicated Lives

California Unemployment:  How To Reach a Live Representative

California Unemployment: How To Reach a Live Representative

It’s harder than ever to reach a live representative! I’m a Real Estate Broker.  When the economy was great and thriving, everyone wanted to get into Real Estate.  At that time, I was teaching through Anthony Schools & Kaplan University, all the courses required by the State of California, Department of Real Estate to get […]

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Opportunity Is Knocking: Una Invitación Especial Para Blogueras Latinas de @ColectivaLatina

Opportunity Is Knocking: Una Invitación Especial Para Blogueras Latinas de @ColectivaLatina

Whether you’ve been blogging for years or have just begun… It probably didn’t take you long to figure out that blogueras Latinas have a special niche! Understanding and being a part of the Hispanic market can give your site the edge! Unfortunately, we often don’t know how to use that to our advantage, so we […]

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Mars Bites Coupon: Save On Easter Basket Goodies

Mars Bites Coupon: Save On Easter Basket Goodies

The same brands you love are now in bite-size pieces…Last fall I bought Snickers Bites and Milky Way Bites for the first time. I was hooked. Enjoy new 3 MUSKETEERS® and MILKY WAY® Simply Caramel Bites. These little unwrapped morsels are perfect in any recipe or for snacking on-the-go. Save big on Bites with this coupon at […]

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#247ModernMom and #NicheParent Join Forces To Support the #NaturalDay Movement!

#247ModernMom and #NicheParent Join Forces To Support the #NaturalDay Movement!

Some moments are unforgettable.  I’ll never forget the moment I opened an email from Sanah Jivani, 16-year-old Founder of Natural Day. In the email, Sanah introduced herself, the #NaturalDay movement, and closed with this: Please let me know if this is something you’d be interested in sharing and participating in. I’m just a sixteen year […]

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It’s Not a Turnkey Operation: Celebrity Chef Barret Beyer Talks Restaurant Ownership

It’s Not a Turnkey Operation: Celebrity Chef Barret Beyer Talks Restaurant Ownership

  I am a Chef and not a writer so don’t hold it against me if you see the same word used multiple times along with some       run on sentences. This is simply just thoughts I am typing out as they come into my head. It is based on my     […]

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The Holiday Essentials: Glade Winter & Ziploc Holiday Collections

The Holiday Essentials: Glade Winter & Ziploc Holiday Collections

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Niche Parent Network along with Kmart & SC Johnson. All opinions are my own. Every year during the Christmas season, I stock up on those must-have holiday essentials!  Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without the crisp scent of pine and a counter full of homemade treats.  So […]

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Entertainment

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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Nuclear Cowboyz ™ Review:  Two Thumbs Up, Way Up!

Nuclear Cowboyz ™ Review: Two Thumbs Up, Way Up!

I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events.   ALL Opinions […]

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2014 Nuclear Cowboyz Trivia Answers & Cast Bios

2014 Nuclear Cowboyz Trivia Answers & Cast Bios

I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events.       […]

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Nuclear Cowboyz: A New Era in Freestyle Motocross 03/29 & 03/30 in San Jose

Nuclear Cowboyz: A New Era in Freestyle Motocross 03/29 & 03/30 in San Jose

I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events. Really? Another family […]

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The Disney on Ice Experience:  A Family Tradition

The Disney on Ice Experience: A Family Tradition

I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events. Even […]

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Monster Jam ® the “Show” Returns to the Bay Area:  Oakland Coliseum 02-22-14

Monster Jam ® the “Show” Returns to the Bay Area: Oakland Coliseum 02-22-14

I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events. Even […]

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Food

Espresso & Cajun Rubbed Filet with White Chocolate Risotto & Port Cherry Pan Sauce

Espresso & Cajun Rubbed Filet with White Chocolate Risotto & Port Cherry Pan Sauce

Ingredients 6-8 oz Petite Filet (or Hanger Steak) 4oz Espresso Beans 3oz Cajun Seasoning 1-2 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flake 1 ½ Cups Arborio Rice ¼ Cup Tollhouse White Chocolate Chips 2 Quarts Heavy Cream ½ Cup Port Wine ¼ Cup Sweet Cherries (fresh) 2 Tbs Grape Seed Oil 1 Cup Water Risotto Method: In […]

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Cheeseburger Soup Recipe:  Celebrity Chef Barret Beyer

Cheeseburger Soup Recipe: Celebrity Chef Barret Beyer

  A 24/7 Modern Mom™ exclusive from Celebrity Chef Barret Beyer:  Cheeseburger Soup Recipe Ingredients: 1 lb of 80/20 lean ground beef 3 cups Heavy Cream 20 oz Beef Stock 8 oz Shredded Cheddar 8 oz Monterey Jack Shredded Cheese 2 Tomato small dice ( cut seeds out) 1 small Red Onion small dice 1 […]

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Stand Up So Your Customer Can Sit Down

Stand Up So Your Customer Can Sit Down

A customer comes into your establishment as a guest, for an experience.  So that’s what you want to give them.  I have worked at several places in my time that have been owned by people who have very little experience in restaurant ownership.  They think that because they own a place that whatever they have […]

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Hallelujah Jalapeño & Coffee Burger Recipe

Hallelujah Jalapeño & Coffee Burger Recipe

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. I know what you’re thinking. Coffee on a burger? That’s crazy! I know. But – it’s not. It’s crazy amazing. Ambiance coffee from Smart & […]

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Vodka Flamed Shrimp Brushetta Recipe

Vodka Flamed Shrimp Brushetta Recipe

Vodka Flamed Shrimp “Bruschetta”  Ingredients: U8 (Jumbo) Shrimp (fresh, cleaned and butterflied from they top to tail) 1″ Sliced Chorizo Diced Cherry Peppers Minced Garlic Sliced Shallots Cherry Tomatoes (halved) Chopped Scallions Chopped Chives Chopped Parsley Chiffonade basil Salt Pepper 2 OZ Vodka 1 tbs Butter Hero Roll Olive Oil Aioli (Garlic or Horseradish) For […]

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Is Olive Oil the New Butter? Try This Chicken Farfalle Recipe with #STAROliveOil Butter Flavor!

Is Olive Oil the New Butter? Try This Chicken Farfalle Recipe with #STAROliveOil Butter Flavor!

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 its client. I love to cook.  I just don’t have a lot of time.  As a mom of five hungry kids and an even hungrier husband, I […]

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Style

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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@ThymeMaternity & @BabiesRUs #Sale: Teamed Up with @BabyBuggy to Help #MomsInNeed 10/11/2013 – 10/14/2013! Let’s show some #247ModernMom Support!

@ThymeMaternity & @BabiesRUs #Sale: Teamed Up with @BabyBuggy to Help #MomsInNeed 10/11/2013 – 10/14/2013! Let’s show some #247ModernMom Support!

This is NOT a sponsored post. (That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t LOVE to work with any of these companies! There, pitched Because I know what it feels like to be pregnant, and fat, and ugly…. Well, that’s not all pregnancy feels like.  But let’s face it – for some of us we feel exactly like this during […]

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Tech

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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Roku 3 is Editor’s Pick for Tech : Holiday Gift Guide

Roku 3 is Editor’s Pick for Tech : Holiday Gift Guide

I was provided with a Roku 3 at no cost to me for review of the product for 24/7 Modern Mom™. I’d been hearing about the Roku for some time.  I’d seen it as the Editor’s Pick for a variety of review sites.  I’d thought about getting one for a while.  My son Pedro couldn’t […]

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Walmart Family Mobile Unlimited Plans: Concord Smartphone Under $50

Walmart Family Mobile Unlimited Plans: Concord Smartphone Under $50

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. Finally, my oldest son (14) is going to get his first smartphone this Christmas.  It’s going to be hard to keep it a secret, but […]

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#Safety is Mom’s First Concern – Get Peace of Mind & Extra Eyes with @LorexTechnology Baby Monitors #Sponsored

#Safety is Mom’s First Concern – Get Peace of Mind & Extra Eyes with @LorexTechnology Baby Monitors #Sponsored

24/7 Modern Mom™ is a fan of LOREX Technology and especially of their Baby products!  We had the opportunity to try out the Sweet Peek video baby monitor and we are impressed.  The Sweet Peek boasts a 2.4 inch portable LCD monitor and crystal clear 12 ft. night vision, with a battery life of up to […]

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