Shop & Give Back with Campbell’s Labels for Education® Program #1Millon4Edu #CollectiveBias {ad}

Get Ready for Back to School & Give Back Campbells Labels for Education Program {ad}(1)

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #1Millon4Edu #CollectiveBias Educar es como intentar mantener 35 corchos bajo el agua al mismo tiempo - Mark Twain Educating is like trying to hold 35 corks under water at the same time - Mark Twain I spent half my childhood in Los Angeles area and then in a small rural school system in Southeast Louisiana. Both had one common denominator - budget restrictions. I suppose all Continue Reading

Download Today – Free First Day of School Printables Pre-K through 12th Grade

First Day of School Printables Pre-K through 12th Grade

Are your children ready for their 1st day of school? I know my aren't but the show must go on. Today I'm sharing the printables I create for my kids on their first day of school. Use the highlighted link below each picture to download a PDF version. I'm usually last minute about the 1st day of school but both of my kids are going to new school. I hope you the kiddos enjoy their first day back and don't forget to share this post. Your friends will appreciate the reminder! Pre-K - Back Continue Reading

Strawberry Pancakes w/ Quaker® Real Medleys® Yogurt Cups #QuakerRealMedleys #CollectiveBias {ad}

Strawberry Pancakes - Quaker® Real Medleys® Yogurt Cups#QuakerRealMedleys #Collectivebias {ads}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #QuakerRealMedleys #CollectiveBias Morning at my house are on the chaotic side! For the last 5 weeks my teenage daughter has been waking up at 5:30 a.m for high school volleyball practice. Let's just say, she's not a morning person. But how can you be when it's July and practice is at 7 a.m. I'm always on the hunt for a easy breakfast solution. Today I'm going to WOW you with Continue Reading

Save Big w/ T-Mobile Prepaid Plans +$300 Target Giftcard GIVEAWAY {ad}

Back to School with TMobile Prepaid Plans #TMobile

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from I love my daughter but the one constant argument we have (aside from cleaning her bedroom) is her cell phone. I don't understand how she can use 3X the amount of data that I use and almost 9x more than her father does. We hate change but we decided that enough was enough and are moving her to a pre-paid plan. With numerous plans out there it's hard to choose where to go with our daughter's mobile plan but after numerous people Continue Reading

Sailing Away with Dr. Seuss & Carnival Dream – Seuss-a-Palooza in New Orleans #CruisingCarnival

Sailing  Away with Carnival Cruise  & a Dr. Seuss-a-Palooza in New Orleans #CruisingCarnival  #BayouTravel

Disclosure: My family & I attended the Dr.Seuss Palooza event as a media guest. In my previous post I mentioned how excited I was to be able to board the Carnival Dream in New Orleans to attend their Dr.Seuss Palooza to celebrate the release of the new book, "What Pet Should I Get?" Given the fact that one of my beloved childhood authors hadn't released a new book in over 25 years, I was pretty excited that I was getting a chance to cover the event and attend as a special guest. I was Continue Reading

Inside the Attraction: Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights Museum #BayouTravel

What to Do & See in Atlanta Georgia - Family Attractions - Civil Rights Museum #BayouTravel

For many years my family has traveled to various American historical sites. America's history is an interesting and complex story which encompasses the good, bad and the ugly, yet our history is just that...history. It has been my honor to cover diverse and cultural events over the last 6+ years and I will always strive to do them justice. More importantly, I owe it to my children to show them how our country has achieved great success yet in some way disappointed people over the years. Our Continue Reading

Dr. Seuss 1st Book Release in +25 years & Carnival Cruise’s Seuss at the Sea #CruisingCarnival

Carnival Cruise Seuss at the Sea & What Pet Should I Get”, his first book release in over 25 years #BayouTravel

Memories recalled from my childhood have always been a fond experience for me. I remember a lot of things that other children simply forget over time; faces, teachers names, early memories, etc. One of the things I remember most was my love of reading and the many authors that I adored during my childhood, one of whom was Dr.Seuss. If you are a parent of little ones who adores the imaginary world of Dr.Seuss or remember being an avid fan during your own childhood, then you'll be as pleased as Continue Reading

The Future is Bright w/ Coca-Cola #ForTheDream Sweeps + Giveaway #ForTheDreamSweeps Ad

Coca-Cola & The Hispanic Heritage Fund Scholarship Program  #ForTheDream  #ForTheDreamSweeps

This is part of a sponsored campaign with DiMe Media and Coca-Cola. However, all opinions expressed are my own. My daughter will be entering high school in a few weeks and we are so excited! But as excited as we are as a family, we are also getting very nervous. In the blink of an eye my daughter will be graduating from high school and hopefully attend college. While she has dreams of attending UCLA in California, meanwhile I'm recommending local state universities. I feel bad but Continue Reading

Free Attractions in Atlanta- What to do in Atlanta, Ga at ZERO cost to you #BayouTravel

Things to do in Atlanta Georgia - Free Attractions in Downtown Atlanta Centennial Olympic Park #BayouTravel

One thing I'm always looking to do when planning a trip with my family is to utilize local attractions that cost little to no money. On this trip, I can say that Atlanta certainly has tons that any family can enjoy completely for FREE! Listed below you will find a small group of Atlanta hot spots that cost you nothing! Centennial Olympic Park: Perfectly nestled in downtown Atlanta, Centennial Olympic Park was built park was built by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games for Continue Reading

How to Make a DIY Ice Cream Cake w/ Blue Bunny Ice Cream #SunsOutSpoonsOut #CollectiveBias {Ad}

How to Make a DIY Ice Cream Cake w_ Blue Bunny Ice Cream #SunsOutSpoonsOut #CollectiveBias {Ad}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SunsOutSpoonsOut #CollectiveBias Summer always reminds me of my childhood. Playing outside with my friends, riding bikes, walking to our local community pool and enjoying the sun and freedom that summer allotted us. Back in April, I left my full-time job outside the home to spend more time with my family. My kids are getting older (one starting junior high & one starting high Continue Reading

Get the Attraction / Tour Scoop on Atlanta’s Inside CNN Studio Tour #BayouTravel

Atlanta Georgia Family Attractions - Inside CNN Studio Tour #BayouTravel

Last but certainly not least, I am calling for all of my fellow CNN News fans! You don't have to be a CNN News fan to appreciate how the newsroom works. We recently visited the Inside CNN Studio Tour which is part of the CityPASS ticket bundle. I LOVED the CityPASS experience! It is a great to visit several museums at discounted price. You can purchase your CityPASS booklet in advance or your desired Atlanta area attraction day. The Inside CNN Studio Tour is perfect if you're looking for a Continue Reading

Saving Time & Money w/ Scrubbing Bubbles®‎ & Dollar General #SavewithBubbles #CollectiveBias {AD}

Saving Time & Money w_ Scrubbing Bubbles®_ & Dollar General #SavewithBubbles #CollectiveBias #AD

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #savewithbubbles #CollectiveBias It’s summertime and my family, especially the little ones, enjoys spending the afternoon outdoors. But as much as I enjoy the outdoors, I like to keep the outdoors outside! As soon as my kids open the back door, I remind them to wash up before heading to their bedrooms or the living room. I have a cleaning routine that doesn’t involve me cleaning the Continue Reading