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In Need Of Some Major Energy And Good Vibes - But Where Do I Start?

"Sometimes, you gotta pretend everything's okay".

Ugh, you guys. I've been feeling so drained the last couple of day's.
Drained that can equally be depression.
 It's not the stress of holiday shopping that has been down and I didn't have to go into one single store personally. I was able to avoid all the craziness and have everything shipped to the comfort of my home.

Stocking Fun With The Teletubbies: Silly Fun & Teletubbies: Let's Sing & Dance

Teletubbies. "Teletubbies!"
Say, Heeeeee-lo! "Eh-oh!"
Yes, the Teletubbies are at it again and this time with two brand new DVD's. Perfect for any child's stocking this holiday season.

DIY Star Wars Ornaments To Celebrate Star Wars #TheLastJedi

Star Wars The Last Jedi comes out today and I got to watch it with Miguel - eeeee!!
Just in time for the holidays, you can buy a ticket and put it in that special someone's stocking.
But first why not try a fun DIY activity. We go to start celebrating the Star Wars The last Jedi early this week, by making decorating our own mini christmas tree and making some Star Wars ornaments to hang on our tree.

Jump For Joy - Kinder Joy Treats Are Finally In The U.S.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Kinder® but the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Kinder Joy treats have landed in the U.S. and everyone can let out a sigh of relief. 
Earlier this month, I got to watch the first batch of Kinder Joy treats be delivered and opened. 

A Great Shoe That Offers The Comfort Needed When Out On A Run - Mizuno Wave Rider 21 Review #FitFluential

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mizuno. The opinions and text are all mine. 

Mizuno has done it again, this time with their newest running shoe. 
Mizuno Wave Rider 21 has come out and just in time for this holiday season. 


Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. We were provided with a gift card to buy our supplies in order to facilitate our post.

Ducktales - Woo-oo!! 
Who remembers Donald Ducks and his mischievous little nephews, so many adventures and fun memories. Well, they are back and just in time for the holiday season. A brand new DVD is coming out this Tuesday December 19th and it makes the perfect stocking stuffer.
In honor of it's release we thought it would be cute to make our own stocking Disney/ Ducktales inspired stockings.


Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. We were provided with a gift card to buy supplies for our hairstyle.

The holidays are just around the corner and so is the new Tangled: The Series Queen Of The Day dvd, well it comes out tomorrow December 12th to be exact. 
What better way to celebrate than by doing a fun holiday hairstyle inspired by Tangled. 
Especially when you little one loves flowers, crowns and getting dressed up.

Momtrends Holiday Soiree #MTHoliday

Time goes by way too fast and I can't believe that the holiday season is already here. 
That means that for the third year in a row I got to kick off the holiday season with the Momtrends Holiday Soiree, which also means that it is my 2 year anniversary being a part of the Momtrends community. Always such a special treat being invited to their events and being able to cover for my blog. As bloggers we always get to meet great new companies and always end up getting pampered in some way, the Momtrends Holiday Soiree is the perfect way to end a year of hard work with an amazing company that gives us so much. 
A night of networking, pampering and fun holiday gift ideas.

DIY Nativity Scene Inspired By The Star

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. We were provided with miniature toys and a gift card to help recreate our own nativity scene. All words and opinions expressed are 100% our own.

'Tis the season for decorating, Seriously when it comes to favorite holidays, Christmas has got to be one of my favorite ones. It brings back so many memories of laughter and pure happiness with my family. I was very excited to be able to re-create a nativity scene with Valentina, because that is one of the things that I always looked forward to when i was little. Putting up our christmas tree with my parents, while we listened to music and setting up our little nativity scene with our baby jesus and wining for the moment my dad put up the star on the Christmas tree. Hands down one of my most treasured memories.
It technically is still not Christmas and we have to wait until after Turkey day but with Sony Pictures releasing it's movie The Star this Friday November 17th, we thought it would be the perfect time to plan and start setting up our Nativity scene that will be going under the Christmas tree.

#TheStickerProject - A Nationwide Movement Focused On Helping People In Crisis

It's hard to see everything that's going in the world nowadays and I'm not going to lie, there are days when I prefer to stay away from the news. 
As a parent I always make sure to talk to my son and remind him that I'm always here for him, no matter what. But I also remember what it's like being a teen and not being able to talk to your parents or family members about everything that's on your mind.
That's why it really is great to see companies that care for their community and people of the world, to come together to launch an amazing program that can make a difference in someones life.

DIY Thanksgiving Bracelet #OrientalTrading

Disclosure: I'm an Oriental Trading Ambassador and was provided with the supplies to make this post.

It's always fun being able to make family memories and what better way then by having a fun craft night. Oriental Trading provides so many fun options and one of them is their craft activities.


Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. We were provided with a digital copy of Cars 3 and party supplies, for us to host our viewing party. All opinions and words are 100% our own.

A few months ago we got to enjoy a rare movie night at the theaters with my husband and kids, where we got to see Cars 3. We've been counting down the days until Cars 3 was released on Digital Copy and Blu Ray. Well the time has come and it was the perfect timing to host a Cars 3 viewing party.

Photography Tips & Yummy Foods At The Techlicious #CTAPhotoNYC Event

Disclosure: I was invited to attend this event as media. We all received a Tiffen Steadicam Volt for attending. All words and opinions are 100% my own.

I've always loved photography. I think it has something to do with my dad always handing me the camera and making me the official camera girl. No complains on my part, it was always great to be behind the lens and capture special moments. So a few days ago when I got to attend the Techlicious #CTAPhotoNYC event it was truly a dream come true. 

Yummy Recipe To Help You Host A Fun Shopkins World Vacation Movie Night.

Hands up in the air because the Shopkins World Vacation is now out on DVD. It was released last week, on Tuesday October 17th. With the weekend coming up  it is the perfect time to host a fun Shopkins World Vacation party or fun movie night.
I was so excited to make some fun and colorful desserts that would match with the Shopkins theme, and that was an easy enough recipe that Valentina could help me out.
We ended up having a lot of fun together and hope you enjoy.


The Second Annual Play Fair is coming to NYC and you don't want to miss it!
Last year I missed out on Play Fair due to a broken toe and looking at all th pictures that were shared on social media made me feel even sadder. But this year the kids and I will be heading to what is the best and ultimate play experience for the entire family.

Disney Vampirina Inspired Ice Cream Sandwiches & A Giveaway

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. We were sent a copy of Disney Vampirina for reviewing purposes. All words and opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Have you guys met the newest Disney family member? 
She is the cutest little blue vampire with pointy teeth. Vampirina has a new series on Disney Junior that teaches kids  how beautiful it is to be different and how to embrace being the way that you are.
Vampirina is now on DVD, which was released last week October 17th and to celebrate we decided to make some yummy treats that we could enjoy while we watched Vampirina.

Style & Comfort with Fresh Foam Arishi by New Balance

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in partnership with New Balance and Meredith Productions.  All words and opinions are 100% my own.

As a mom and runner my number one concern is always comfort for my feet. After all they carry us around every day. It can be hard to find a shoe that looks good and offers the comfort that is needed to help carry us through the day. But who said you always have to give up looks for comfort. A few days ago I was introduced to the Fresh Foam Arishi by New Balance shoe and let me tell you that I'm not lying when I tell you that they haven't left my feet ever since.

A Night Full Of Pampering & Must Have Products #MTNIGHTOUT2

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Momtrends in partnership with Meredith Publications, Munchkin Visit Williamsburg, New Balance Jif, and Swaddle Me. All words and opinions expressed are 100% my own.

A mom's night out is something I always dream of. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I wish to not be with my kids it's just that a little me time is always a plus. 
Everyone that knows me, knows that a relaxed me = a happy mommy.
Who better than Momtrends and Meredith Publications to along with some other amazing brands to know just the kind of pampering that moms need. Mom's Night Out 2 was here and just like last years Mom Night Out it was a memorable one full of yummy food, great brands and friends that feel like family.

Halloween Goodies From Oriental Trading

Disclaimer: As an Oriental Trading Brand Ambassador, I receive product for review purposes. As always all opinions and words are 100% my own.

One of the best parts of Halloween for me is seeing the kids all dressed up and saying Trick- or- Treat and the worst part is going somewhere when Trick-or-treating has just started and there is a sign that says all out of candy. No, I don't mean houses I mean store fronts, pharmacy store fronts to be exact. We spend so much money at certain places through out the year and to go on Halloween and see them not want to invest a little bit for the kids really is bad and has made me not shop at certain places anymore. Oriental Trading makes it very easy and affordable to buy candy or other fun goodies to give out on Halloween.

It's A Scary World We Are Living In & It Truly Scares Me Every Time My Son Walks Out The Door

I've been holding back these past few days on writing this post. But this is my little corner of the internet and for a long time now it has been a place where I come to vent or just ramble on about my feelings. The truth is that nowadays we are living in a very scary place and it scares me every time that my son walks out the door.

Sugar Skull Fun With Oriental Trading

Disclaimer: As an Oriental Trading Brand Ambassador, I receive product for review purposes. As always all opinions and words are 100% my own.

Fall means cooler weather and tons of hot coffee, for me at least. But that also means that all the holidays are right around the corner. one of our favorite holidays is definitely Halloween. It is when we have the most fun decorating our home and thanks to Oriental Trading for making decoration shopping fun, easy and affordable.

Halloween Costume Fun With Oriental Trading

Disclaimer: As an Oriental Trading Brand Ambassador, I receive product for review purposes. As always all opinions and words are 100% my own.

As a mom of two who does all the shopping and manages the household expenses, I'm always looking for ways to save money. Especially when Halloween comes around and it's time to buy the Halloween costumes. Costumes can cost as much as $60 and with two kids that would be about $120.00 for just two costumes. This year we decided to buy Valentina's Halloween Costume online at Oriental Trading.

My Little Pony In Theaters This October 6th - Plus Some Fun Activity Sheets & Pumpkin Stencil

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. We were invited to attend an early screening of the My Little Pony movie. All words and opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Is it Friday yet?!

If you've been counting down the days until you could see My Little Pony in the big screen, the wait is almost over. We are less than one week away from it opening in theaters Nationwide.
In the meantime we have some fun things that you can do while you wait and for after you watch the movie.

Happy National Coffee Day

Happy National Coffee Day Loves!!
How will you be celebrating today?

Finally A Car Service That Focuses On Your Childs Safety - Kidmoto Airport Taxi Service

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I was provided with a roundtrip car service to and from the airport in order to facilitate this review. All words and opinions expressed are 100% my own.

New York City driving can be scary, especially if you and your kids are passengers. Nothing like a long car ride and your child on your lap. As a family that travels to Mexico every Summer we rely on NYC taxi car rides to go to the airport and to come back home, that means that since we don't own a car seat we also rely on the car service and their car seats, if they have any at all. A few years back we got to actually try the car seat for a shuttle airport service and it was a nightmare. The car seat was all broken, dirty and just not comfortable. A few days back we had the opportunity to experience a car service that was completely the opposite from that bad experience a few years ago and I am here to share with you, why the next time you ride to the airport or need a ride from the airport to your home or hotel you need to make sure it is with KidMoto. 

Celebrating The New Elena Of Avalor: Celebrations To Remember With A Fun DIY Carnival Mask & A Giveaway

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. We were provided with a copy of Elena Of Avalor: Celebrations To Remember in order to facilitate this post.

We are just around the corner from it being Fall and that means that the holiday's are fast approaching. Are you ready to celebrate and make family memories?
We are, and we got to start our countdown by doing our very own Fiesta/Carnival Mask. In celebration of the new Elena Of Avalor: Celebrations to Remember DVD that came out.
Keep reading to see all the fun we had and how you can win your own copy of the new Elena Of Avalor dvd.

First Day Back To School and I'm Full Of Emotion

I can't sleep and not because I'm a night owl but because tomorrow (well actually today, in less than 3 hours) is Back to School and that means Miguel's first day of High School.
It's amazing how simple milestones in life can take me back to my childhood or teen years, today is no exception.

Happy 14th Birthday To My First Born And His Birth Story Finally Told

I look at this picture and it's hard to believe that it was 14 years ago that I entered this journey called motherhood. My first born who will always be my baby is also almost a young man, who will be going off to college in just a few years, in less than 5 years to be exact.
One thing that I also noticed is that I've never written Miguel's birth story and I think that it is about time that his birth story was told. 

This Is How We Celebrate The Release Of Star Wars Rebels Season 3

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. We were provided with a DIY mask and copy of Star Wars Rebels Season 3 to facilitate this post.

Today is the day all Star Wars fans rejoice, the new Star Wars Rebel Season 3 is out today on 
Blu-Ray and DVD. 
We got to celebrate this most anticipated day in a special way and as a family.

Celebrate The Circle Of Life With The Release Of The Lion King Signature Collection

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. We were sent a copy of The Lion king to facilitate this post.

My emotions go all over the place when it comes The Lion King, it's one of my most treasured Disney movies and I've made sure to share it with both my kids.
We've been counting down the days until this special Signature Collection of The Lion King came out.

Bye Mexico - Hello New York 2017

How time flies, these more then 2 and a half weeks have gone by way too quickly.
The kids and I should be on the car right about now, remember this is a scheduled post.
We should be at the beginning of our journey back home and again it is definitely bittersweet.
After all goodbyes are never fun or easy.

Wednesday Wish List - Back To School Edition

For todays Wednesday Wish List Back To School edition we will focus on the wee ones, our little ones ages 0-23 months. They also get to look cool even if they don't go back to school. We do need to make sure that they are looking as cute as their older siblings.

Wednesday Wish List - Back To School Edition

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another wish list, since school is right around the corner we will be focusing on fun outfits for Back To School. Today we will look at some outfits inspired for girls and boys ages 1-14 years.

Have You Checked Out The New Line Of Speck Backpacks

When you think of Speck, the first thing that comes to mind are their phone cases.
That is what they are known for, their stylish and protective cases. But they now have a new line of backpacks, just in time for Back To School Shopping.

Wednesday Wish List - Back To School Edition

We are already half way through Summer and that means that September is right around the corner. Most of you have already been shopping around or you are waiting for those sales to start popping up. I finally found out about Orchestra French Clothes for Kids and OMG! Their clothes is adorable.
Amazing prices and the cutest clothes. Today's wish list is clothes from their website and for the little ones who might be starting Daycare or Pre-K,  but don't fret they have sizes that run up to 14 years.

Bye New York - Hello Mexico 2017

 Our journey to our final destination in Mexico begins now, well it actually began the moment we arrived at the airport which should have been at around 8pm.
We should be on our plane and getting ready for it to take off.
I'm both excited and sad at the same time, it always gets to me the moment I am actually sitting on the plane. That in a few hours a will be thousands of miles away from my other half.


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.

Time to buy a new car?! Are you dreading the long process, I don't blame you. Even though it can be a long and exhausting procedure finding the right car, it really is worth it in the end.
Especially when it concerns the safety of your family and yours.


Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I was invited to attend the Momtrends Back to School bash and received a gift bag in exchange.

Picture courtesy of Momtrends photographer
How is it possible that Summer is already half way done and we are already in the month of August.
That means that Back To School shopping is in full force.
With a long list of must buy school supplies and so many to pick from, it can be a little overwhelming. A few days ago I got to attend the Momtrends Back To School Bash and check out  what's hot for this upcoming School season 2017 and what's a must try.

#LeapMovie Coming To A Theater Near You

Check out the brand NEW trailer from The Weinstein Company’s  LEAP!, featuring Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit song from the soundtrack, “Cut To The Feeling.”

Goodbyes Are Never Easy But What Happens When You Don't Get To Say Goodbye

It's been a little quiet around my corner of the internet, and I've shied away from social media as well. After two years of being diagnosed with cancer, my mother in law has passed away and there are no words to explain what we are all feeling. 

Beyond Tablet Interactive Board Perfect For Screen-Less Time

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. But all words and opinions are 100% my own as always.

Interactive play like no other. 
We got to celebrate the US Launch of Beyond Tablet, an interactive game board that enhances the traditional board game play with the newest technology, perfect for our tech savvy kids. 

My Child Still Uses A Stroller, How Is That Your Problem?!

I've never been one to feel bothered when I've gotten the weird look from people who think that my child should not be using a stroller anymore. 
 That was until a few weeks ago.

36 Years of Life

Celebrating 36 years of life and feeling so blessed to be surrounded by those I love the most.

Spider-Man Homecoming Press Junket & More Fun Surprises #SpideyBloggers

It was the perfect way to celebrate the weekend before my birthday. I've had to miss a few press junkets due to family activities, family always first.
But being the big Marvel fans that we are, I was super excited to be able to attend my first press junket and it be for the newest Spider-Man Homecoming movie.

Spider-Man Homecoming Adventures

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I was invited to attend the movie screening and press junket on behalf of Sony Pictures.

The Spider Man Homecoming fun begins tomorrow!

Junior High School Graduate Another Milestone Of Life

I closed my eyes but for a moment and suddenly a young man stood where a boy used to be. 
I may not carry you in my arms but I will always carry you in my heart. 
You have given me so many reasons to be proud of the young man you have become, but the proudest moment for me is telling others you are my son.

Heat Exhaustion is no joke

This is what my Wednesday looks and it truly sucks.
Antibiotics, lots of liquid and rest.

Happy Fathers Day 2017

Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a Dad.

New Hair Equals A New Me

Red Hair, Don't Care
This girl is on fire. 

There are days when all I want to do is lock myself in a room, but then I remember...

Yes, this is how I feel when the kiddos are driving me crazy. Like if i've aged a thousand years.
You would think that with my son being 13 years old and my daughter 3 years old, the age gap would help a lot but in reality I think it's a little bit harder.

Jellybeans First Time at Urgent Care

For the first time in the three years of her life, Valentina had to visit the ER.
Scariest night and day of my life.

DIY Mini Treasure Chest Inspired By The Disney Pirates Of The Caribbean - Dead Men Tell No Tales

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. We were provided with materials to make our own mini treasure chest and screening passes to watch an early showing of the movie. All words and opinions are 100% my own as always.

Have you ever wondered about your most treasured possessions?
With the new Pirates of The Caribbean movie coming out we thought what better way to celebrate than to decorate our own little mini treasure chest, something where we could put some of our most treasured items and guard like a pirate would guard his treasure chest.

The Color Run Dream Tour Is Coming To A City Near You #DreamInColors

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. We were provided media passes to participate in The Color Run, but all words and opinions are 100% my own as always.

Have you heard? The Color Run Dream Tour is coming to New York in less than a week.
The happiest 5k and best way to enjoy being active is almost here.
New York is almost he half point of the Color Run Dream Tour and definitely something to look forward to.