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.... [...]

1 03, 2017

Forget what you feel, remember what you deserve

By | 2017-02-22T18:21:58+00:00 March 1, 2017|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Forget what you feel, remember what you deserve

I don't know who said this, or wrote it, but I read it recently and it caused a light bulb to go off atop my head. Sometimes you must forget what you feel and remember what you deserve. Just, read that again, sometimes you must forget what you feel and remember what you deserve. Shit's deep, [...]

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. [...]

14 02, 2017

Pairing people with pooches on Z Living’s newest show Finding Fido

By | 2017-02-14T10:38:05+00:00 February 14, 2017|Featured, November Sunflower Entertainment|Comments Off on Pairing people with pooches on Z Living’s newest show Finding Fido

Pairing people with pooches on Z Living's newest Tuesday night show, Finding Fido, is something I'd wish I'd come up with. I'm not even going to hide the fact that I wish I'd thought of this concept for a show. It's awesome. How often do people get a dog, without doing research, and the dog [...]

13 02, 2017

Wedding weight loss transformations happen on Z Living’s new show Altar’d

By | 2017-02-14T10:41:38+00:00 February 13, 2017|Featured, November Sunflower Entertainment|Comments Off on Wedding weight loss transformations happen on Z Living’s new show Altar’d

Wedding weight loss transformations happen on Z Living's show Altar'd, and an important episode plays on Valentine's Day at 8 PM. Much of my life was spent overweight. Right before I was to be married, I was a little heavier again. I'd had Little Miss in November of 2006, and my wedding date was a mere [...]

8 02, 2017

Forget the box of chocolates – give me Walkers Shortbread’s NEW chocolate line

By | 2017-01-23T10:03:38+00:00 February 8, 2017|Featured, Food|Comments Off on Forget the box of chocolates – give me Walkers Shortbread’s NEW chocolate line

Forget the box of chocolates for Valentine's Day! Give me Walkers Shortbread's NEW chocolate line to help me celebrate in chocolatey, shortbread-ery decadence. I'm a simple girl, and honestly food is the best way to my heart. Especially when the new Walkers Shortbread chocolate line has shortbread with not just chocolate, but also toffee. I [...]

1 02, 2017

Spending VDay with Verizon FiOS & my 5 favorite Valentine’s Day movies

By | 2017-02-03T21:33:34+00:00 February 1, 2017|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Spending VDay with Verizon FiOS & my 5 favorite Valentine’s Day movies

Spending Valentine's Day with Verizon FiOS watching my 5 favorite Valentine's Day movies means perfection, to me. I'm not a big fan of the day, whether in a romantic relationship, or not. It's never been a big holiday for me. I much prefer hanging at home, and watching movies while I eat all my favorite [...]

25 01, 2017

Entenmann’s® Little Bites® party cakes for the little moments we celebrate

By | 2017-01-23T12:47:41+00:00 January 25, 2017|Featured, Food, Reviews|Comments Off on Entenmann’s® Little Bites® party cakes for the little moments we celebrate

Disclosure: The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Entenmann’s® Little Bites® so that I could try they product, and share my thoughts and information about Entenmann’s® Little Bites®. The opinions expressed in this post are my own, and don’t reflect the opinions of Entenmann’s® Little Bites®. Entenmann’s® Little Bites® [...]

18 01, 2017

Tips for shopping for a stylish man’s wedding ring

By | 2017-01-11T08:29:26+00:00 January 18, 2017|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Tips for shopping for a stylish man’s wedding ring

Typically, weddings are so focused on the bride. The choice of a wedding ring for the groom is usually glossed over. Why? Well, the impression of most of society: he's not interested in the details. However, many fashion-conscious men today embrace finger rings as an important fashion accessory. Men want rings to match not only [...]

11 01, 2017

Ladies weekend in Rochester New York has to include a spa visit

By | 2016-12-21T16:58:05+00:00 January 11, 2017|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Ladies weekend in Rochester New York has to include a spa visit

Rochester is filled with history, but it's also filled with fun stuff to do with your gal pals! A ladies weekend in Rochester New York has to include a spa visit, and of course, stops at the famous Wegmans that started it all! Plus, the Rochester Public Market, when the weather is nice. Truthfully, I'd [...]

4 01, 2017

Treat your worst symptoms during cold season with Advil® Cold & Sinus *Giveaway*

By | 2016-12-12T20:52:05+00:00 January 4, 2017|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Treat your worst symptoms during cold season with Advil® Cold & Sinus *Giveaway*

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.  When I get a cold, it always ends up causing me unbelievable pain in my sinuses. Pressure builds up, everything backs up, and the next thing I know I’ve got a burning feeling every time I breathe through my nose. The pain goes all the way [...]

30 12, 2016

National Shortbread Day arrives on January 6th

By | 2016-12-28T14:46:16+00:00 December 30, 2016|Featured, Food, Reviews|Comments Off on National Shortbread Day arrives on January 6th

National Shortbread Day arrives on January 6th. Were you aware there was an actual National Shortbread Day? I know I wasn't, and I'm a big fan of shortbread. I have grown up on Walkers Shortbread. Now, with my kids, I've got tins filled with crayons, markers, and colored pencils, because you never throw out a Walkers [...]

28 12, 2016

All around Rochester exploring the world of play, art and George Eastman

By | 2017-10-30T19:25:58+00:00 December 28, 2016|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on All around Rochester exploring the world of play, art and George Eastman

All around Rochester exploring the world of play, art and George Eastman, is one of my favorite experiences since starting my travel writing. Don't get me wrong, San Diego, and New York City, are my favorite cities for obvious reasons. However, Rochester has become a place I never expected to fall so deeply in love with. [...]

23 12, 2016

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the entire Sunflower Family

By | 2016-12-06T08:09:03+00:00 December 23, 2016|Featured, Off Topic|2 Comments

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the entire Sunflower Family. Now, that doesn't mean just me, the kids, etc. It also means the guest writers I've had throughout the year, along with those who work behind the scenes on my website! Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from the entire Sunflower Family I'm [...]

21 12, 2016

Wii U Skylanders Imaginators gets two thumbs up from The Boy

By | 2016-12-07T09:56:06+00:00 December 21, 2016|Featured, Reviews|Comments Off on Wii U Skylanders Imaginators gets two thumbs up from The Boy

Wii U Skylanders Imaginators gets two thumbs up from The Boy. The issue I have with it? I don't understand anything about it, and The Boy's addiction to this Skylanders franchise is freakishly strong. As much as I try, and try, and tryyyyy, I just don't get the fascination. I pressed The Boy for what [...]

16 12, 2016

Last minute gift requests are possible with Groupon Coupons

By | 2016-12-17T23:38:02+00:00 December 16, 2016|Featured, Shopping In-store & Online|Comments Off on Last minute gift requests are possible with Groupon Coupons

Last minute gift requests are possible with Groupon Coupons. Normally, my kids NEVER ask for anything. Doesn't matter the occasion, they never ask. Whatever I choose to purchase, and give to them, works for them every year. This year? Well, this year, my Little Miss has chosen to make last minute gift requests. I was [...]

14 12, 2016

Top names in show business on FiOS1 News new series Build

By | 2016-11-28T13:09:18+00:00 December 14, 2016|Featured, November Sunflower Entertainment|Comments Off on Top names in show business on FiOS1 News new series Build

Top names in show business on FiOS1 News new series Build, gives those of us who aren't able to keep up with all our favorite entertainers, a short and sweet half hour with our favorite stars. They give the 4-1-1 on what's hot, and what's trending in entertainment. Top names in show business on FiOS1 News [...]

21 11, 2016

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego: when you want to live like a rock star

By | 2017-08-14T13:21:57+00:00 November 21, 2016|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Hard Rock Hotel San Diego: when you want to live like a rock star

Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego. Yup, just like most cities, San Diego has a variety of neighborhoods, and sections. The Gaslamp Quarter happens to be one of my favorite places to hang out in, when I visit my beloved San Diego. It's got all the best restaurants, and we all know my love of all [...]

20 11, 2015

It’s here! The Holiday Shopping Guide for 2015

By | 2015-11-20T07:56:31+00:00 November 20, 2015|Featured, Shopping In-store & Online|Comments Off on It’s here! The Holiday Shopping Guide for 2015

It has arrived. As always, it's here before Black Friday shopping will take place! Know what the kids will love before you head out to go shopping. Plus, know what the adults in your life will want for the holidays! My partner, Philzendia.com and I create our annual Holiday Shopping Guide under our brand, BroadCast [...]

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 [...]

31 07, 2015

Cori Goldfarb’s Truth + Beauty Spa on Long Island

By | 2015-08-01T19:44:59+00:00 July 31, 2015|Featured, Lifestyle, Long Island|3 Comments

Long Island has a ton of different spas, but only one that's owned by one of Bravo's Secrets and Wives reality show stars, Cori Goldfarb. Have you heard of the show? Do you know Cori? Have you been to the Truth + Beauty Spa on Long Island? It's kind of beautiful, and you can tell [...]

29 07, 2015

Got a budget for conference attendance? Let’s see what Blogger Bash can offer!

By | 2016-08-30T21:44:37+00:00 July 29, 2015|Featured, Reviews|Comments Off on Got a budget for conference attendance? Let’s see what Blogger Bash can offer!

Budgets can be tight when you're a digital content creator. You've got to pick and choose just the right conferences to spend your money on, because no all conferences are created equal. Plus, not all conferences are meant for EVERY content creator. If you're interested in connecting with brands on a "real" level, and you've [...]

27 07, 2015

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

By | 2017-08-27T15:37:33+00:00 July 27, 2015|Featured, Travel|Comments Off on Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

When I was younger, my parents took the family to Walt Disney World in Orlando. Way back then, there was a park called MGM. My only memories of the park were of a Jaws ride, which was no longer in existence; and, Indian Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular. When I received the Disney Social Media Moms [...]

25 07, 2015

7 Mom Approved Back to School Fashions

By | 2017-06-18T20:10:02+00:00 July 25, 2015|Featured, Lifestyle|5 Comments

As crazy as this makes me, since my kids just got out of school in late June, we have to start thinking about back-to-school! All across the country, kids go back to school at all different times of the year. Friends of mine in Arizona go back in July, while those of us on Long [...]

22 07, 2015

THE Pole Bluetooth Monopod has no remote, or cable

By | 2016-08-30T21:48:35+00:00 July 22, 2015|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on THE Pole Bluetooth Monopod has no remote, or cable

By now you've probably heard Walt Disney World parks banned selfie sticks, or poles. It's been all over the news, along with your Facebook walls, I'm sure! Are you upset about this development? Personally, I'm not big on using selfie sticks in public. I'm sure I'm not alone! So rest assured, it's going to be [...]

20 07, 2015

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Disney’s Animal Kingdom

By | 2017-08-27T15:13:30+00:00 July 20, 2015|Featured, Travel|Comments Off on Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Before leaving for our Disney Social Media Moms Celebration trip, many people told me Disney's Animal Kingdom was boring. Many told me the kids wouldn't find it fun. Those people were totally wrong. We had a great time at Animal Kingdom. Holy macaroni, the shade all over the park was fun enough for all of [...]

15 07, 2015

Today’s biggest hits on Kidz Bop 29

By | 2016-08-30T21:49:09+00:00 July 15, 2015|Featured, November Sunflower Entertainment|Comments Off on Today’s biggest hits on Kidz Bop 29

Whenever a new Kidz Bop album comes out, I'm pretty much forced to get one. I'm addicted to hearing how the Kidz Bop team of writers changes the most inappropriate lyrics, into kid-friendly lyrics. No joke. It's an obsession at this point! Especially my favorite song right now, Honey, I'm Good. Plus, my second favorite on the radio [...]

13 07, 2015

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Disney’s Magic Kingdom

By | 2017-08-27T15:18:28+00:00 July 13, 2015|Featured, Travel|1 Comment

If given the chance, I highly recommend spending Mother's Day with your family at Disney's Magic Kingdom. I thought Disney Social Media Moms Celebration was nuts to have the conference over Mother's Day weekend. They weren't nuts. Those masterminds were geniuses. Geniuses, I tell you! Extending our trip was the best decision Mr. Sunflower and [...]

8 07, 2015

Charging up with Innergie LifeHub

By | 2016-08-30T21:50:04+00:00 July 8, 2015|Featured, Reviews, Shopping In-store & Online|6 Comments

  Being fully charged-up is one of the most important parts of anyone in social media. All gadgets need to be charged-up, and ready to rumble. However, when you're out and about, after using a smartphone, a tablet, or a laptop, it's amazing how fast everything you use loses the charge. Now, there's portable chargers [...]