Parenting

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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Every Mom Deserves A Baby Shower: The Lesson Every Mom Should Learn Before Baby Arrives

Every Mom Deserves A Baby Shower: The Lesson Every Mom Should Learn Before Baby Arrives

This post has been sponsored in partnership with Latina Bloggers Connect and Huggies®. #AmigasHuggies   Recently, I had the honor of attending a baby shower for fellow blogger, Elba Valverde of Living Colorful.  I’m super sentimental so I was overjoyed and terrified for her at the same time.  Baby showers always bring back the memory of that day!  I […]

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Complicated Lives

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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My Secret To Perfectly Curled Hairstyles, Every Time

My Secret To Perfectly Curled Hairstyles, Every Time

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Everyone knows this about me… I hate my hair.  I HATE it! If you know me in real life, then you’ve even spent some time in your own life feeling a bit sorry for me because my hair […]

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Scary Truths You Probably Don’t Know About Premature Babies #PreemieProtection #RSVawareness #ad

Scary Truths You Probably Don’t Know About Premature Babies #PreemieProtection #RSVawareness #ad

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with MedImmune and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own. November 17th is World Prematurity Day.  I’m honored to be a part of this collaboration to create help create #RSVawareness that I hope will result in better #PreemieProtection. My triplets were born at only 29 […]

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Have You Heard About The “It Starts Today” Social Movement? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Have You Heard About The “It Starts Today” Social Movement? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

  So, is “It Starts Today,” really a movement? Yes! Don’t believe me? I know you believe Wikipedia, right? Well, according to Wikipedia, Social movements are a type of group action. They are large, sometimes informal, groupings of individuals or organizations which focus on specific political or social issues. In other words, they carry out, resist […]

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Entertainment

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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@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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Food

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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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Latin Food: Shredded Pork Sopes Secret Recipe

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Latin Food: Shredded Pork Sopes Secret Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Did you know that I didn’t learn to speak Spanish until I was an adult? Yep! I’m a Puerto Rican – Italian and spoke English as my first language for most of my life.  I was very frustrated […]

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Collect and Cook  with @Lucky: Earn Free Thomas Cookware #LuckyMakeMemories #Sponsored

Collect and Cook with @Lucky: Earn Free Thomas Cookware #LuckyMakeMemories #Sponsored

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of MomCentral for Lucky Supermarkets. I received Thomas Cookware items to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Have you heard about this awesome program yet? You would have heard about it from me a week or two ago, […]

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Alicia*s Blog

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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Have You Heard About The “It Starts Today” Social Movement? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Have You Heard About The “It Starts Today” Social Movement? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

  So, is “It Starts Today,” really a movement? Yes! Don’t believe me? I know you believe Wikipedia, right? Well, according to Wikipedia, Social movements are a type of group action. They are large, sometimes informal, groupings of individuals or organizations which focus on specific political or social issues. In other words, they carry out, resist […]

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Kaitlyn Dreams Big In Her New Doc McStuffins Costume

Kaitlyn Dreams Big In Her New Doc McStuffins Costume

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I love all of my children, equally and wholeheartedly! I’m so lucky to have a mother-son bond with four of my amazing kids.  I have the mother-daughter bond with only Kaitlyn.  If you’ve been reading for a while, […]

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The Unrealistic To Do List: Lies We Tell Ourselves On Sundays

The Unrealistic To Do List: Lies We Tell Ourselves On Sundays

Are Sundays the end of the week or the beginning? I suppose it doesn’t matter which way you look at it.  Sundays are the days I try to prepare for the following week and wind down with the family.  Who am I kidding? Sundays are crazy! They are the reigning champion of The Unrealistic To […]

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Teacher Trumps Mom:  A True Story

Teacher Trumps Mom: A True Story

  Teacher trumps mom! I want what’s best for him.  I know what’s best for him! You see that boy sitting in front of all those  other amazing kids? That’s my Antonio, my oldest son, and one of my most important inspirations in life.  I would never lead him down a path of self-destruction.  Or, […]

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Tech

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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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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