All posts filed under: Motherhood

Yearly Home Maintenance Tips

Maintaining a clean home every year might not seem that difficult until you look at your home and figure out what you need to do. What are some of the tips that you need to check into? I have a few must-have tips to help you work on your home every year. 1. Carbon Monoxide Check: If you have a house full of guests that stay for a few days, many things are happening more often than not. The oven is being used more, the shower and water heater are struggling to keep up and the fireplace and furnace are being used to fight the cold nights. With all of these in overdrive, one thing that is working hard is your carbon monoxide detector. If you don’t have one, put this on your list as soon as possible. Detectors are available at home centers and discount stores around the area. You can find more information about these alarms at your local stores but you’ll want to make sure that they are properly installed to keep …

Our Visit to Medieval Times in NJ- A Recap of a Fun Night

Thanks to Medieval Times Lyndhurst NJ for our complimentary invitation. Last night we had the opportunity to visit Medieval Times for the third time! My first time attending the show was back in 2008. It was actually a date night for me and my boyfriend, today my husband 🙂 After that we went back again with friends and family and had a blast. Now after hearing the news that they were reopening I wanted to take my two boys (4 and 2 year old) for their first experience. The Medieval Times is a themed dinner show that includes a feast, horse showcases, knight games and live-action battles and jousts. My older boy has been talking about seeing the horses all week long and last night he was so excited! They open the doors one hour before the show and the Medieval Times experience begins the moment you see the castle. Once inside, there are employees wearing traditional Middle Ages attire to greet you. The grand lobby has colorful decor lots of weapons displays with several …

Tips To Prepare For A Safe Summer

Summer is finally here and I know many of us are excited to finally spend a “normal” few months outside with neighbors, friends, and family. It means lots of time outdoors, BBQs with friends and neighbors, gardening vegetables and fruits, and summer cleaning both inside and outside. It’s about spending quality time with the ones we love. However, with all the excitement there should be some tips and rules for your kids to have fun but also safe summer.  Have A Check List To Close Up For The Night There are a few basic things that you can do to keep your home and your kids safe this summer. One important point to do is to make a checklist of all the things that you need to do before you go to bed each night. Some of these items can be checking the windows and door ( and making sure they are closed and locked up tight ). You should also make sure that this includes the window, as many of us enjoy the fresh …

Flavor Your Life- Italian Cooking Class

I received this productfor free from Moms Meet to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links. Eating healthy nowdays is a priority for most people. But when it comes to choosing what is good for us, it can be difficult to know what to pick. One item I always make sure I have home, is olive oil but I have to admit I always feel lost when shopping for it. There are many varieties! Do I pick virgin, extra virgin, cold press, and where should it come from? Some say it’s okay to cook with, some say it’s not. Help please! Thanks to the Flavor Your Life campaign it all becomes more clear! This campaign was created to provide education to U.S. consumers so we can make good decisions when purchasing extra virgin olive oil. It is supported by the European Union, Unaprol, and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture. I had the opportunity to attend a Flavor Your Life Italian cooking virtual class and here …

Our Stay at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™, Williamsport, Maryland

We received free lodging at this resort. All opinions are my own. Last week we had the opportunity to spend 3 nights at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Resort in Williamsport, MD. During our stay I got a lot of questions about this camping experience, so today I am sharing all of the details with you. If your family is in need of a trip away from home and you are looking for a beautiful natural setting to encourage kids to enjoy the outdoors without having to plan a complicated family camping itinerary, look no further. Jellystone Park™ is a camp-resort, which means they provide a camp experience for all levels of travelers. Whether you choose the comforts of a cabin, the adventure of tent camping, or you just want to park your RV in a full-service site, you will be covered! Accomodations With two little kids (4 and 2 years old) having a comfortable space and accessibility to basics like shower and AC/ heat is a must. We enjoyed all the perks of camping vacation …

Our Favorite Pajamas: Pact Dream Big

This post is in partnership with Moms Meet and all opinions are my own. My oldest son, now 4 years old has very sensitive skin. If he wears any fabric other than cotton he starts to get itchy and gets very unconfortable. So I had to change the way I shop, specially for his pajamas, which is an item he spends lots of hours in it. When he was a little baby, I was introduced to Pact which is known as Earth’s Favorite™ clothing company. Their pajamas are made with 100% organic cotton that is GOTS certified, soft and breathable without toxic chemicals. Pact strives to make sustainable kids’ clothing affordable, and they’ve been quite successful in achieving this mission. Relative to most other ethical or sustainable kids’ clothing brands, they are less expensive. Despite using organic cotton and partnering with Fair Trade Certified™ factories, they keep their costs to customers down in part by creating really simple clothes and sustainable basics. They also sell basics in bundles to further reduce the cost per item …

Kalahari Resorts Poconos, PA: How to Plan your Visit

I received a complimentary stay for social media content, however, all opinions are my own. We just got back from our first visit to Kalahari Resorts in the Poconos, PA and it was a blast! You guys have sent me quite a few questions while I was there so I wanted to make this post to answer all questions and break it down for you on how to plan a trip to Kalahari Resorts. When should I visit and how long should I stay? Kalahari is open year round but the outdoor waterpark is obviously only open during a specific season. We arrived on Monday and checked out on Wednesday and that was a perfect two night stay! In my opinion, 2 nights give you plenty of time to experience everything Kalahari has to offer. The check in is at 4pm but if you arrive earlier you have access to the water park as soon as it opens, which is 10am. We were very lucky and our room was ready when we arrived which was …

Love Corn Snacks Review

This post is in partnership with Moms Meet and all opinions are my own If you have kids in the house, you’ve likely spent a lot of your time prepping snacks: morning snack, afternoon snack, outside walk snack, pre-dinner snack, sitting-on-the-toilet snack, just-brushed-my-teeth-and-I-want-one-before-bedtime snack. You get the point! It’s hard enough to just keep up, but to make them all healthy snacks too? Can be challenging! Since we are spending most of our days inside the house, due to pandemic and winter season, I try to get healthy snacks ready to go for the kids. Between fruits, veggies and yogurt, my boy loves a crunchy snack and I am glad I was introduced to Love Corn. LOVE CORN is a dry roasted corn snacks that is crunchy and packed with flavor. And the best part: is a healthier alternative to chips and crackers and we all love it. Love Corn are made with plant-based ingredients, low calories, good carbs for sustained energy, vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and Non-GMO ! It comes in 4 different …

TruSkin Vitamin C Serum

This post is in partnership with Moms Meet and all opinions are my own. Do you guys use Vitamin C on your skincare routine? Vitamin C Serum is one of those products that I wish I had started using years ago. I was not aware of all the benefits it has until a friend who is an esthetician recommended I add a serum that had vitamin C into my daily skincare routine. I then started to test out a few products and incorporated this magic skincare product into my routine. Recently, I received an invitation to try TruSkin Vitamin C Serum which is a serum that uses a stable form of vitamin C that stays potent longer without needing high levels of preservatives. I decided to give it a try for a few weeks before coming here to review it for you guys. Let me give you a little background on TruSkin brand. Their goal is to help people reveal their beautiful skin. They only use ingredients that are formulated with plant-powered, vegan and vegetarian …

Breastfeeding Today Class

This blog post is in partnership with NJMOM, RWJBarnabas Health and Monmouth Medical Center. If you follow me on Instagram, I shared a little bit about a virtual breastfeeding class I took this past Wednesday with Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility. So today I want to share with you my experience and talk about breastfeeding. For some background, I am a mom of two boys, Gabriel 3 years old and Raphael one year old. I was lucky to breastfeed both boys and I can tell you both experiences were very different. With my first boy, I had no experience and it was very challenging but I ended up figuring it out on my own. The second time around, I had lots of support, had a little bit of an idea of what I was doing but the baby did not want to latch. So with breastfeeding comes lots of possibilities and mothers may have lots of questions. But nothing that a bit of practice, patience and the right amount of support wont help. …