Bad Teacher In Action

In general, I advocate for teachers but I am not fearful to talk about the “bad ones” because they definitely do exist. I have worked alongside a few and, like most people, have encountered some throughout my own education. The good teachers are the ones who encourage and accept a child as he or she is. But then you have those who just shouldn’t be in the classroom. They can really make or break a child and again I am NOT ashamed to say that they are definitely out there. Like anything … [Read more...]

RV Road Trippin’ With The Familia

Long road trips have been in our schedule for close to a year now. Those long trips for about three hours going and coming can feel cramped but they are so good for my soul and help me to become closer to my family. Investing in an RV for our road trips for motocross practice and competitions was a no brainer for us. We needed the space and why pay for a hotel room when we can just camp out and really enjoy each others’ company? Today, I’m sharing with you the story of our first road trip in our … [Read more...]

Feeling Extra Wholesome On The 4th Of July

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with Being Latino and Honey Maid. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Every time I hear the national anthem and especially around the 4th of July, I become even more proud to be an American. With an American father and a Puerto Rican mother I often say that I was blessed to have the best of both worlds! I was exposed to diversity early on and embraced it. I loved the fact that my Tío’s and Titi’s were all different shades and I was … [Read more...]

Learning On The Road With SoFabU

I am ashamed to say that I had signed up for Collective Bias and SoFab University sometime last year but wasn’t active right away. When I went to update my profile a few days ago, I realized this and was sad to know that I wasn’t as active in the awesome community that is Social Fabric. All this because teaching full time doesn’t allot me the time that is needed to be a fully dedicated member. Founded in December of 2013, their goal is to make me more successful and I wasn’t allowing them to … [Read more...]

Celebrating My Husband On Father’s Day

I could easily write a post about my dad, how much I miss him and our fond memories but this year, I wanted to focus on my husband and happier moments in the now. My boys and I thank him for being him every day in little ways. Whether it be him making us dinner, picking us up or doing something thoughtful that is just out of the blue, I appreciate him as a man, as a father, and as a partner. I wanted to take this time to celebrate him as a phenomenal father on Father’s Day especially.My husband … [Read more...]

Monster Jam Path Of Destruction Makes History

**Disclosure: This is not a compensated post as it is part of an official “Fan Ambassador” for Monster Jam Path of Destruction at MetLife Stadium through its Social Toaster program. All views and opinions are 100% my own**    If you enjoy things that are fast, loud, and full of action, Monster Jam would be totally for you and your children. The fact that it’s packed with families has always been a win-win for me. Any place that I can take my kids and still promote and work within … [Read more...]

Empowering Our #ASD Children Through Clothing

I discuss a lot of issues on MommyTeaches but there are some things I don't often talk about. It's not because I don't want to but it's because they slip my mind and I don’t think of them as something out of my ordinary. They are things that have become a "way of life" for me and I don't have a thought to write about them until I see the topic on television or someone mentions it in passing. This past week when I saw Lauren Thierry come out with her clothing line for children with ASD, something … [Read more...]

Enhancing Blogging Skills at SoFabU

Disclosure: I am writing this post in exchange for a discounted conference ticket to SoFabU on the Road; however, all opinions are mine and mine alone. #CollectiveBias Every chance I get, I want to grow as a writer, I only wish I could attend every writing conference out there! Teaching doesn’t allow for much of that so when I do have the opportunity to attend one on the weekends or during the summer, I jump at the opportunity to learn more and continue to improve MommyTeaches. This is … [Read more...]

Missing The Magic Of “On The Road” With #DSMMoms in #NYC

I'm really sad that I'll be missing Disney Social Media Moms "on the road" this year. Blogging while teaching full time creates many instances wherein I’m being pulled in two directions and this was definitely one of them. This year, my responsibilities as a teacher took over and, though it was hard, I knew I made the right decision for my classroom children even though our school is closing (possible post coming soon). For those who have never attended, this event is an experience like … [Read more...]

Celebrating Three Years of Blogging

It's hard for me to believe that I've been blogging for a period of three whole years! I've been writing for as long as I can remember (if writing on napkins and random scraps of paper counts), but blogging allowed me to have my own "open" space where people could actually read my personal thoughts. Never would I have imagined so much greatness would come from it and, on my three year anniversary, I’m so very grateful.   Blogging has allowed me to meet so many wonderful people who I … [Read more...]