Parenting

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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Best Books For Your Little Reader:  Plus A Super Put Me In The Story #BookMagic Giveaway

Best Books For Your Little Reader: Plus A Super Put Me In The Story #BookMagic Giveaway

This post has been sponsored in partnership with Put Me In The Story. Best Gift for your little reader or story-time-listener? I am so exciting to announce that 24/7 Modern Mom has been given the opportunity to share the most amazing giveaway with you!  Put Me In The Story. is giving away a $500.00 shopping […]

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FAPE Is Not A Privilege, It’s A Right: Special Needs Education 101

FAPE Is Not A Privilege, It’s A Right: Special Needs Education 101

***Disclosure:  I am not an attorney. I cannot provide you with legal advice regarding special needs education or any other matter.  I do take part in some advocacy work as a volunteer and not in an official capacity.  None of the information provided is intended to be used as legal advice and it is not […]

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Parents Rights: Special Education In California

Parents Rights: Special Education In California

The following California Parents Rights were Copied directly from the California Department of Education website, and includes direct links below. If you have a child with Special Needs, most likely you have been given a copy of the Parents’ Rights on numerous occasions.  It’s easy to set them aside on top of the other mountain […]

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7 Sweet Lies Parents Tell Their Children

7 Sweet Lies Parents Tell Their Children

As parents, we have our children’s best intentions at heart, always.  There are some philosophies that have been passed down from generation to generation, among parents.  We share them with our children in hopes of building their confidence, teaching them to cope with struggles, overcome their fears, and live healthy and productive lives.  We are […]

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Another Party We Weren’t Invited To: Autism Misunderstood

Another Party We Weren’t Invited To: Autism Misunderstood

  We didn’t get invited to the party… I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting lately.  In retrospect, it’s much easier to understand those defining moments I didn’t recognize while they were happening. So, reflection is an important part of my life.  I use it to learn from my mistakes, keep doing the things I […]

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Complicated Lives

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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Join Us for Pampers ’ “Regalo de Amor” Twitter Party #RegaloDeAmorPampers

Join Us for Pampers ’ “Regalo de Amor” Twitter Party #RegaloDeAmorPampers

This post has been compensated by Pampers® and Latina Mom Bloggers.   Babies experience your love in many different ways – and those precious moments you share with your little one make every day special and worth remembering. Pampers believes that when babies feel comforted and protected, all they feel is the love you have for them. […]

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Why More Friendships Should End In Divorce

Why More Friendships Should End In Divorce

There are an endless amount of statistics and studies that will tell you how many marriages end in divorce.  There are just as many that will tell you how awful divorce is, especially on the children, when that’s a factor.  But, what about all the great divorces?  How often do you hear about them?  I’ve […]

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The Better Skin Care Reveal: My 30 Days to Better Skin Challenge

The Better Skin Care Reveal: My 30 Days to Better Skin Challenge

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. That’s me two years ago on a not-terrible skin day.  When I was younger I remember thinking that all older women had beautiful skin.  When I got older, my skin wasn’t beautiful.  In fact, it was worse than it was […]

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Entertainment

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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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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Food

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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Panko Breaded Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe with a Side of Habanero Heat

Panko Breaded Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe with a Side of Habanero Heat

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone In my house, we’d likely go without water before we run out of hot sauce! For friends and family, this is no surprise.  For my readers, you  may notice random pictures of hot sauce in the backgrounds of […]

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Wordless Wednesday:  09/24/14

Wordless Wednesday: 09/24/14

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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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Alicia*s Blog

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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Another Party We Weren’t Invited To: Autism Misunderstood

Another Party We Weren’t Invited To: Autism Misunderstood

  We didn’t get invited to the party… I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting lately.  In retrospect, it’s much easier to understand those defining moments I didn’t recognize while they were happening. So, reflection is an important part of my life.  I use it to learn from my mistakes, keep doing the things I […]

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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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Tech

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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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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Get The Best Price On Your Samsung Electronic Devices & Home Theatre System At Best Buy

Get The Best Price On Your Samsung Electronic Devices & Home Theatre System At Best Buy

One of the things I love most about Samsung electronic devices is how their new ecosystem makes everything more interactive.  For example, I can easily and efficiently use my mobile device as a universal remote.  It’s also important for me to know exactly what a store’s return policies are on electronic devices since they tend […]

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