Parenting

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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Soccer Mom Team Manager: What Would You Do Differently if You Were the Team Manager?

Soccer Mom Team Manager: What Would You Do Differently if You Were the Team Manager?

  I’m a Soccer Mom Team Manager.  I’ve gone from Soccer Mom to absent Soccer Mom and back to here we go again…  Over the many years my kids have been playing soccer, their skills have evolved, and so have mine! As a soccer mom, I’ve gone through stages. New Soccer Mom Snack Soccer Mom […]

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10 Reasons Kids Are Smarter Than Adults

10 Reasons Kids Are Smarter Than Adults

It took me forty years to figure it out.  Kids ARE smarter than adults. As adults, we’ve all learned one thing.  Life isn’t what we thought it it would be.  Some of us can handle that.  Some of us are broken by that.  Most of us are trying to teach some kids in our lives […]

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Resources For Parents of Teen Drivers: Allstate Foundation’s national ¡Vamos! Survey

Resources For Parents of Teen Drivers: Allstate Foundation’s national ¡Vamos! Survey

I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for Latina Mom Bloggers on behalf of the Allstate Foundation and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. My oldest son, Antonio, is fourteen-years-old.  Pedro is my next oldest and is ten-years-old.  It seems like time […]

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The Legacy of Wild Goose Chases: In Loving Memory of Susan Watson

The Legacy of Wild Goose Chases: In Loving Memory of Susan Watson

   You never forget your other mom or the Wild Goose Chases. Many of us had the other mother in our lives.  Maybe she was the neighborhood mom, team mom, or your favorite teacher.  My other mother was all of those things.  I’ve been thinking about her a lot lately.  It’s not unusual for memories of her to pop into my […]

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Autism Awareness: Local Radio Host Gave Me a Virtual Smack Upside My Ignorant Head

Autism Awareness: Local Radio Host Gave Me a Virtual Smack Upside My Ignorant Head

I’m an intellect.  I credit that to my over-processing brain which houses endless thoughts, opinions, ideas, and a constant desire to know more.  That being said, I must admit that the other day when I wrote the open letter to the media, I really did hope to know more regarding how others view the issues […]

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Complicated Lives

Celebrity Chef Barret Beyer Wants to Hit the Streets: Help Him Get Rolling

Celebrity Chef Barret Beyer Wants to Hit the Streets: Help Him Get Rolling

  A little less than a year ago, we introduced Celebrity Chef Barret Beyer, as our first 24/7 Modern Dad™ Contributor. So much has happened here on 24/7 Modern Mom™ and with Barret, since then.  Recently, Chef Barret announced his Go Fund Me Campaign to the world. So, what’s it all about? Well, Barret, like many […]

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Costco Huggies® Plus Exclusive: Free Samples of Snug & Dry Plus Diapers & Natural Care® Plus Wipes

Costco Huggies® Plus Exclusive: Free Samples of Snug & Dry Plus Diapers & Natural Care® Plus Wipes

This post has been compensated in partnership with Mamiverse™ and it’s advertiser(s). Some of the best things in life are only available at Costco! My mother-in-law does her grocery shopping on Sundays.  Her lists always make me laugh because there are as many stores as there are groceries! She goes here for bread, and there for meat, […]

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Futbol In Our DNA – Mi Equipo, Mi Herencia: 1 Year Supply of Pampers Diapers Contest & Giveaway

Futbol In Our DNA – Mi Equipo, Mi Herencia: 1 Year Supply of Pampers Diapers Contest & Giveaway

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers.  All opinions are 100% Mi Equipo, Mi Herencia: Todo Empezó Con el Primer Partido de Mi Hijo Almost fifteen years ago, when I had my first child, Antonio, I never imagined I’d end up with my own equipo de futbol! That’s what it feels […]

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No Sorting Laundry Could Change My Life Forever

No Sorting Laundry Could Change My Life Forever

I wouldn’t mind doing laundry so much, if there was no sorting required! The other day I was scrolling through Facebook when I saw that our very own, Chef Barret had posted about how he wouldn’t mind doing laundry so much, if there were no sorting involved. We all adore Chef, but it sure made […]

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When One Bite Just Isn’t Enough, #EatMoreBites: New TWIX®  Bites Coupon

When One Bite Just Isn’t Enough, #EatMoreBites: New TWIX® Bites Coupon

The same brands you love are now in bite-size pieces. You’re probably wondering why we didn’t think of this sooner! Enjoy TWIX® Bites today. These little unwrapped morsels are perfect in any recipe or for snacking on-the-go. Save big on Bites at Walmart by sharing this coupon. #EatMoreBites #CollectiveBias   This is so perfect for […]

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19 Tips To Stop Getting Old and Start Living Young

19 Tips To Stop Getting Old and Start Living Young

  Four-year-old triplets help keep me living young. I spend my day trying to keep up with five kids.  They are 14, 10, 4, 4, & 4 years old.  Among the many other blessings they bring me, they also keep me living young. Even if you don’t have Preschool aged triplets to chase after, you […]

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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

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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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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Game Time:  Best Recipe for Going Big On a Budget

Game Time: Best Recipe for Going Big On a Budget

Love is in the air! Can you feel it? I’m talking about that unwavering love and loyalty, seen exponentially at game time, by true football fans! For us, it’s all Fútbol! In Spanish, Fútbol means soccer.  Fútbol Americano means American Football. All fútbol and football fans make the whole world seem like a happy place.  […]

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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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Style

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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@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

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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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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