28 06, 2017

Family vacations: why you need to vacation with family

By | 2017-07-17T11:26:28+00:00 June 28, 2017|Family, Travel|0 Comments

Family vacations are a must in life. If you didn't know this, summer's the best time to enjoy your family vacations, and travel. Kids are off from school for the summer, and adults need a break from their strenuous lifestyle. A survey has shown 59% of people plan to take vacations during the month of [...]

7 06, 2017

Mommy is a student: how mothers can balance college and home life

By | 2017-05-23T12:53:36+00:00 June 7, 2017|Family|0 Comments

Motherhood is a full-time commitment. Obtaining an education is also a full-time commitment. One of the most challenging things to do is balance motherhood and college. Oh, and to balance college and home life, too! Even though it may feel like a major juggling act, it is possible to balance the two. As long as [...]

31 05, 2017

Double or nothing: an infertile woman’s tale of pregnancy after diagnosis

By | 2017-05-23T12:54:24+00:00 May 31, 2017|Family|0 Comments

Infertility is like a dull ache in the pit of your stomach. A constant sensation of dread, knowing that no matter what you do, it never seems to make a difference. Always wondering about a pregnancy after diagnosis. Double or nothing: an infertile woman's tale of pregnancy after diagnosis Nine failed rounds of IVF proved [...]

22 03, 2017

Doing my best to raise my kids so they want to leave my nest

By | 2017-07-23T12:57:04+00:00 March 22, 2017|Family, Featured|Comments Off on Doing my best to raise my kids so they want to leave my nest

When you're someone like me, someone with depression and anxiety, it's easier to close myself off. Hide from the world. It's something I never want my kids to ever do. I'm doing my best to raise my kids so they want to leave my nest. Crazy thought, right? Not really. Let me try to explain.... [...]

15 02, 2017

Blossom Baby Expo for parents and the children they love

By | 2017-03-18T18:44:19+00:00 February 15, 2017|Family, Featured, Long Island|2 Comments

Blossom Baby Expo for parents and the children they love is coming to Long Island on February 26, 2017. I remember when I was having my first child, Little Miss. She was a total surprise, and I had NO CLUE what I was supposed to buy, let alone what the best of those something's were. [...]

26 09, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Being okay with not being a bigger success

By | 2016-09-21T16:17:20+00:00 September 26, 2016|Family, Featured|Comments Off on Behind the Scenes: Being okay with not being a bigger success

I often look at my counterparts, and am overwhelmed with pride. It means the world to me to know others in my field are making it big. When I'm asked why I'm not as "big" as certain others, I always smile. I'm a huge success in so many ways, the biggest one is being a [...]

4 07, 2016

Our Independence Day is different this year

By | 2016-06-10T10:47:20+00:00 July 4, 2016|Family, Featured|2 Comments

If you've been with me for a bit of time, you know Independence Day is my favorite holiday. There's something about 4th of July I've always loved: food. Kidding. Well, half kidding. I love sausage, burgers, hot dogs, and chips. Being outside, having my brother, and usually my father, grilling on the BBQ, and surrounded [...]

8 06, 2016

What Disney Social Media Moms Celebration meant to me in 2016

By | 2017-05-17T09:18:03+00:00 June 8, 2016|Family, Featured, Travel|Comments Off on What Disney Social Media Moms Celebration meant to me in 2016

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration is an invite only event, but you still have to pay a conference fee. It's not FREE, but it is discounted. It's an invitation many of those in my industry would love to receive, but Disney can't invite everyone. Last year's invite shocked me to no end, as I'm not [...]

30 05, 2016

Tips to have more fun while parenting

By | 2016-08-29T18:01:18+00:00 May 30, 2016|Family, Featured|Comments Off on Tips to have more fun while parenting

Having kids can be a challenge sometimes. If you don’t combine educational opportunities with the eventual sprinkle of discipline for good measure, then your kids will become a handful. You don’t have to go the way of the army drill instructor to get your point across to your kids; you just have to win their [...]

4 05, 2016

Fellow moms, we all go through it, you are not alone

By | 2016-08-30T23:05:04+00:00 May 4, 2016|Family, Featured|Comments Off on Fellow moms, we all go through it, you are not alone

I've got two little sunflowers at home. Over the years, my daughter has never missed a day of school for illness. Pretty good, for a mom who never breastfed her, right? Well, she's nine now, and just when our world was going nuts, her immune system decided to rebel and she spiked a fever. Now, [...]

4 04, 2016

When sick gets real, Children’s Advil® gets The Boy back to school faster

By | 2016-08-30T23:00:52+00:00 April 4, 2016|Family, Featured|Comments Off on When sick gets real, Children’s Advil® gets The Boy back to school faster

I'm not sure why this happens, but when my kids' allergies start up for the season, they get fevers to go along with them. It happens almost every year. I blame it on the fact that here in New York, we go from snow falling one day, to 60 degrees the following day. The flowers [...]

16 03, 2016

Maintaining sanity with FiOS

By | 2016-03-14T14:20:36+00:00 March 16, 2016|Family, Featured|Comments Off on Maintaining sanity with FiOS

Maintaining sanity is difficult, but it's a lot easier when you've things to keep your distracted. It's been a rough couple of weeks for me, and my family. FiOS has been what keeps me sane. I've relied on the FiOS Mobile App, and DVR, often over the last year, but it's been relied upon like [...]

1 02, 2016

Fun activities for winter break

By | 2016-08-30T22:45:50+00:00 February 1, 2016|Family, Featured|Comments Off on Fun activities for winter break

New York still has a winter break. It's always in February. Winter break is bullshit, sorry, there's no other way to say it. It's unnecessary, and needs to be removed from the school calendar. Now that the weather has changed so dramatically over the years, those days should be incorporated into our calendar as SNOW [...]

30 11, 2015

Behind the Scenes with November Sunflower

By | 2015-11-24T08:11:41+00:00 November 30, 2015|Family, Featured|Comments Off on Behind the Scenes with November Sunflower

When you all see the photos in my posts, you probably never think about what led up to that photo. All the behind the scenes shenanigans that happened just to get that ONE PERFECT photo. Well, in some cases, a couple of perfect photos. Wait, no. I lie. One perfect photo, with a couple of [...]

26 11, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving my friends

By | 2015-11-16T18:11:25+00:00 November 26, 2015|Family, Featured|Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving my friends

Yes, I too, love a great deal. Sales are the best ways for me to offer up gifts to much my family. However, I've learned that my family prefers experiences, and making memories, to physical gifts. So, try to stay home and have a Happy Thanksgiving, and save the shopping for tomorrow.

2 11, 2015

What went down at Family Forward 2015

By | 2015-10-01T13:59:09+00:00 November 2, 2015|Family, Featured, Travel|Comments Off on What went down at Family Forward 2015

Back in 2014, I had joined a network called Mom it Forward. I thought it had a lot of great opportunities, and it was a good fit for me. I had no idea it put on an amazing conference, dedicated to families and building stronger bonds within the family. The Family Forward conference is held [...]

14 10, 2015

Show your wife you care! Record her favorite shows with FiOS DVR

By | 2015-10-14T11:01:23+00:00 October 14, 2015|Family, Featured, Reviews|Comments Off on Show your wife you care! Record her favorite shows with FiOS DVR

Mama Sunflower doesn't watch much television. More often than not, the kids rule the television while I'm home. If it isn't them, it's Mr. Sunflower. There's very few shows in television we BOTH watch, and since I'm usually working while everyone else is watching television, it's not a big deal for me. Master Chef, Kitchen [...]

8 10, 2015

Keeping your family Happy and Healthy

By | 2016-08-29T15:55:01+00:00 October 8, 2015|Family|1 Comment

If you want your kids to stay happy and healthy, it's not an easy task. There are four issues you've got to address: diet, oral hygiene, fitness and general wellbeing. It’s not super easy to tackle each of these issues, and ensure your kids are staying healthy. Let's see if we can go through them, [...]

2 10, 2015

Behind the scenes with November Sunflower

By | 2015-09-30T16:45:53+00:00 October 2, 2015|Family, Featured|Comments Off on Behind the scenes with November Sunflower

Life as a writer isn't the easiest thing in the world. Most of us work from home, behind our computer screens, and rarely have physical interaction with humans that don't live in their home. It's a life I've come to enjoy, as most of my dearest friends are scattered across the country anyway! However, I [...]

16 09, 2015

Parental controls with FiOS

By | 2015-08-24T19:52:38+00:00 September 16, 2015|Family, Featured, Reviews|Comments Off on Parental controls with FiOS

Babies get bigger. Babies grow up. Babies become toddlers, then they become kids. I'm at the kids stage with my two, right now. Guess what kids love to do? They love to watch television, and they LOVE to go online and watch YouTube videos. Now, I'm not the perfect parent. I prefer not to watch [...]

23 06, 2015

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

By | 2016-08-30T21:34:51+00:00 June 23, 2015|Family, Featured|Comments Off on Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Each day I wish, and hope, no family ever had a need to use places like the Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Knowing that hospitals have been created specifically to help children, it breaks my heart. A world where we need hospitals just to take care of sick children is a world that's just unfair. However, [...]

13 06, 2015

7 perfect gifts for dads

By | 2016-08-30T21:38:30+00:00 June 13, 2015|Family, Featured|Comments Off on 7 perfect gifts for dads

Dads. Brothers. Husbands. Uncles. MEN. It's never easy to shop for men, right? Many men buy what they want, when they want it. You come up with a killer gift idea for Father's Day, you're excited as all hell, and he walks in the door with the exact thing you just purchased for him for Father's [...]

18 05, 2015

Blogger Lounge featured Glamsquad at the New York Baby Show

By | 2016-08-30T21:26:11+00:00 May 18, 2015|Family, Featured|Comments Off on Blogger Lounge featured Glamsquad at the New York Baby Show

If you've never attended the New York Baby Show before, you're missing out. Seriously outstanding number of brands show up to share their very best-of-the-best products to parents, and parents-to-be. Never assume if you don't have a baby, you'll have nothing to check out. Plenty of vendors had goodies for kids in the single digit time [...]

10 05, 2015

Happy Mother’s Day from the sunflowers

By | 2016-02-02T09:31:54+00:00 May 10, 2015|Family, Featured|Comments Off on Happy Mother’s Day from the sunflowers

  Happy Mother's Day from the sunflowers I truly hope all of you are experiencing an amazing Mother's Day. The sunflowers, Mr. Sunflower and myself are having one of the most amazing Mother's Day weekends of all time. If you're following November Sunflower on social media, you know exactly why! Disney Social Media Moms definitely [...]

30 04, 2015

Perfect game when traveling this summer is This or That?

By | 2016-08-30T21:04:34+00:00 April 30, 2015|Family, Featured, Reviews|Comments Off on Perfect game when traveling this summer is This or That?

Who wants to get the perfect game to play when traveling this summer? You could be planning a car trip, or a trip that requires an airplane flight. It doesn't matter what kind of family traveling you're doing, or even if you've got a trip planned with friends, the perfect game when traveling this summer [...]

29 04, 2015

How not to announce to the kids they’re going to Disney Social Media Moms Celebration

By | 2015-04-29T08:32:06+00:00 April 29, 2015|Family, Featured|Comments Off on How not to announce to the kids they’re going to Disney Social Media Moms Celebration

It was snowing outside, and Little Miss and I had made the decision not to head out in the snow for her Hip Hop class. The Boy and Mr. Sunflower had left to go to Jiu Jitsu before the snow really got bad. Amazingly, this was on March 20, 2015. Yes, right before Spring officially [...]

25 04, 2015

7 of the best Mother’s Day gift ideas

By | 2016-08-30T21:06:57+00:00 April 25, 2015|Family, Featured|4 Comments

What to get, what to get....what does one get for the moms in one's life for the grandest day of them all: Mother's Day. Don't be caught with no ideas, because I'm sharing my favorite 7 Mother's Day gift ideas with all of you. Now, these are favorites I'd love to receive on Mother's Day. [...]

8 04, 2015

Do-It-Yourself Family Command Center

By | 2016-08-30T21:14:43+00:00 April 8, 2015|Family, Featured|2 Comments

One wife. One husband. Two kids. A dog. Our schedules are rather busy, and things were starting to fall apart on us. Appointments were being forgotten until last minute; practices were being missed; and parties we had to attend ended up with me scrambling to buy a gift at the last minute. It had to [...]

5 04, 2015

Happy Easter to all of my community

By | 2015-03-29T13:46:53+00:00 April 5, 2015|Family|Comments Off on Happy Easter to all of my community

I wanted to take this opportunity to wish a very Happy Easter to all of my community. Thank you so much for your support, and your visits! Did you check out my really cute post about Easter traditions from around the world? If so, what did you think of what happens around the world around [...]