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Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored partnership with Orgullosa and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions are my own.

October is a special month for many reasons, but one very important one is because it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Did you know that 1 Latina dies every 90 minutes of Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Hispanic women. As part of Orgullosa’s continued commitment to celebrating the strength and inspiration of Latinas, Orgullosa has launched an initiative aimed at mobilizing Latinas to take charge of their health and spread the message that Together We Are Stronger (#OrgullosaStrong).

Join celebrity host, Adamari Lopez and oncologist from the Liga Contra el Cáncer, Dr. De La Rosa for a LIVE Facebook Chat on Wednesday, October 1st from 9 -10pm ET.  Join us as we share how to encourage our fellow Latinas to learn about the early detection of breast cancer because early detection is the key to remaining together.

Don’t Forget to RSVP to be entered to one of the amazing prizes that will be given away during the chat.  You can register to win here

Facebook Chat Details:

What: Orgullosa “Together We Are Stronger” LIVE Facebook Chat

When:  Wednesday, October 1st at 9 PM EST-

Where: https://www.facebook.com/orgullosa/app_142371818162

Hashtag: : #OrgullosaStrong

 

Special Guests: Adamari Lopezand Dr. De La Rosa

Moderators:Latina Mom Blogs (http://www.facebook.com/latinamomblogs)

 

Brand:https://www.facebook.com/orgullosa

Website:http://www.orgullosa.com/

 

Prizes: Four (4) prize packs as follows:

 

Prize Pack 1 (ARV: $137)

 

  • iPod Shuffle (RV $49)
  • Tote Bag filled with P&G goodies, candle, bracelet, and inspirational book (RV $88)

 

Prize Pack 2 (ARV: $187)

 

  • $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • iPod Shuffle (RV $49)
  • Tote Bag filled with P&G goodies, candle, bracelet, and inspirational book (RV $88)

Prize Pack 3 (ARV: $237):

 

  • $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • iPod Shuffle (RV $49)
  • Tote Bag filled with P&G goodies, candle, bracelet, and inspirational book (RV $88)

Prize Pack 4 (ARV: $337):

 

  • Mini iPad (RV $249)
  • Tote Bag filled with P&G goodies, candle, bracelet, and inspirational book (RV $88)

 

Rules: For the official rules, click HERE.

 

RSVP:To be eligible to win prizes, you must RSVP via the Latina Mom Bloggers Facebook Invite HERE.

 

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Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

I think if you read this site on a regular basis, you know that I’m a fan of Irvine Park Railroad. One of my favorite times of the year is Halloween and heading to Irvine Park Railroad to pick a pumpkin and participate in the fun activities has now become a tradition for our family.

There are plenty of places for photo opportunities and the pumpkin patch has great size pumpkins at a pretty reasonable price. We usually head there twice during the season.

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We love letting the kids pick our pumpkins.

This year’s Pumpkin Patch activities include:  Train rides, hay rides, a haunted house, a hay maze, pony rides, a moon bounce, carnival games, John Deere tractor racers, face painting , picture stands, cookie decorating, and panning of gold.

The Tractor Rides are our fave!

The Tractor Rides are our fave!

The Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch is open daily through October 31st.
Weekdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weekends 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Admission into the Pumpkin Patch is free. Prices for all other activities vary. Head over here for additional  information.

 

Irvine Park Railroad
Irvine Park

1 Irvine Park Rd.

Orange, CA 92869

 

It’s Giveaway Time!!

We’re giving away a fun package. Leave a comment letting me know who you would take to the pumpkin patch and you will be entered to win. Winner will receive

4 Tickets that can be used to ride the train  or for Pumpkin Patch activities
1 Wheel Fun Rentals® at Irvine
Park bike rental (excludes the double surrey) ·
1 Wheel Fun Rentals® at Irvine
Park paddle boat rental

Giveaway ends on Wednesday October 1st at 11:59 pm.
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Happy Monday! I love anniversary celebrations, and I definitely am loving this one I’m going to share about. On Friday, September 26th, the Queen Mary, will celebrate its 80th anniversary. Yes, 80 years!!!  To celebrate the Queen Mary will offer FREE admission to guests, along with $5 parking all day long.  The day long anniversary will also feature live entertainment, discounted tours ($10), and much much more.

I’ve never had the opportunity to tour the Queen Mary and it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. If you’re like me and want to check out this amazing ship, and get in for free, you definitely don’t want to miss out. To learn more about this super fun celebration, head here.

 

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Our favorite #Moms4JNJConsumer #HealthyEssentials

 

 Disclosure: This is part of a compensated campaign with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, and The Motherhood. However, all opinions are my very own. 

Fall is almost here. You really wouldn’t know it from the heat this weekend, but it really is almost here. The days are getting shorter, and kids are Back to School, or almost Back to School. I returned to work mid August, and my kiddos returned to school a few days after.  Our lazy days of Summer seem far behind now and I have to admit that I’m enjoying being back into a routine(even if that means giving up sleeping in). The kids are happy to be back to school and so am I.

We always make sure to be stocked up on our favorite Healthy Essentials for Back To School. The Healthy Essentials is website is your one stop for savings for some of your favorite products and necessities. You can save over $40 on your favorite essentials, by signing up here.

You can print coupons for the following products:

  • Save $1.00 on JOHNSON’S® Baby NO MORE TANGLES® or Extra Conditioning hair care product (excludes sizes 1 oz.-4 oz., JOHNSON’S® BUDDIES® and JOHNSON’S® KIDS® products)
  • Save $2.00 on any (2) AVEENO® products (excludes cleansing bars and moisturizing bars, trial sizes and 2.5 oz. lotion sizes)
  • $1.00 on any (1) NEUTROGENA® Cleansing, Moisture, or Acne product
  • Save $1.00 on any (1) LISTERINE® Antiseptic Mouthwash, or (1) LISTERINE® NATURALS Antiseptic, or (1) LISTERINE® ULTRACLEAN® Antiseptic, or (1) LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE, or (1) LISTERINE® ZERO®, or (1) LISTERINE® FLUORIDE DEFENSE® Anticavity Mouthwash product (Valid on products 1L or larger)
  • and many other products. I listed just some of my favorites.

For additional tips, coupons, and more make sure to check out the Healthy Essentials website.

 

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I love sharing about special events that are pretty darn rad, and the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live is just that. This annual event is taking place on Saturday, September 27th.

Museum Day 2014 will offer you and a guest(all you have to do is head to this link and print out a free card) FREE general admission to hundreds of museums and cultural venues nationwide. California has over 80 participating museums! This is the perfect opportunity to make that visit to a particpating museum that you have been wanting to visit. No excuses!

All you have to do is head here and print out your Free card. It allows you and a guest admission to participating museums. Simple as that!

Click on over to find a museum near you. We participated last year and had a fantastic time. I hope you do too!

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mickeys_halloween_partyWohoo! Mickey’s Halloween Party is around the corner and you don’t want to miss out on getting your tickets before they sell out. This super fun party is back for 14 nights during select times in September and October. Mickey’s Halloween Party will take place on September 26th, 30th, and October 3rd, 6th, 8th, 10th, 14th, 17th, 20th, 22nd, 24th, 27th, 29th, 31st.

The kiddos ready to trick-or-treat their hearts out!

The kiddos ready to trick-or-treat their hearts out!

This fun seasonal event takes place during Halloween Time at Disneyland Park. I love being able to dress up with my kids, enter the park after hours, and trick or treat all over the park. It is sooooo much fun!!!  Plus, you can’t miss the fireworks. The Disneyland Halloween Fireworks are the best and are exclusive to Mickey’s Halloween Party.

It has become an annual tradition for our family and we seriously are counting down the days! It’s going to be so fun! The first year I took my daughter, I had to buy my ticket off Ebay. I was lucky to score one and made sure to always buy our tickets ahead of time.

So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets now before they sell out. We are going on opening night and I can’t wait!!!

Dates and Times Advance Ticket Price Annual Passholder Advance Ticket Price Ticket Price on Event Date
Friday, September 26,2014

7:00 to 11: 00PM

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

6:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability

$63.00 $56.00 $70.00
Friday, October 3, 201

47:00 PM to midnightCheck Availability

$63.00 $56.00 $70.00
Monday, October 6, 2014

6:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability

$63.00 $56.00 $70.00
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

6:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability

$63.00 $56.00 $70.00
Friday, October 10, 2014

7:00 PM to midnightCheck Availability

$70.00 $70.00 $70.00
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

6:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability

$63.00 $56.00 $70.00
Friday, October 17, 2014

7:00 PM to midnightCheck Availability

$70.00 $70.00 $70.00
Monday, October 20, 2014

6:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability

$63.00 $56.00 $70.00
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

6:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability

$63.00 $63.00 $70.00
Friday, October 24, 2014

7:00 PM to midnightCheck Availability

$70.00 $70.00 $70.00
Monday, October 27, 2014

6:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability

$63.00 $63.00 $70.00
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

6:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability

$70.00 $70.00 $70.00
Friday, October 31, 2014

7:00 PM to midnightCheck Availability

$77.00 $77.00 $77.00

 

Oh and don’t forget, Annual Passholders get discount tickets on select nights. Make sure to take advantage of buying your tickets ahead of time!  For additional info head here.

 

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I’ve shared about our family’s love for Denny’s Restaurants. We love heading there for breakfast, and whenever we are in need of some comfort. We also love to take advantage of their kids eat free nights (they vary by participating location). I’m super excited to have partnered with them to be a part of their Denny’s Diners Ambassadors.

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I’ve shared about their Limited Time Offer Menu, and let me just share that we had the opportunity to had dinner at Denny’s a week ago, and my dad had the opportunity to try the Baja Moons Over My Hammy, and could not stop raving about it. It is so good! We can’t wait to keep you posted on all of the latest Denny’s news and menu items. They always have the funnest new treats, like the new Strawberry Pancake Puppies. They are out of this world. My hubby couldn’t get enough of them. They are sooooo delish! BRND-H5766-homepage-marquee-V2-Moons-Over-My-Hammy

I had the opportunity to sit down with my family and enjoy the latest Denny’s entrees and they were so out of this world. I love that as an ambassador, I have the opportunity to get the latest scoop on everything Denny’s related, including family promotions, new menu items and more! Make sure to follow the #DennysDiners hashtrack for the latest ambassador updates!

I can’t wait to share more about the different So Cal promotions and other good stuff. Make sure to follow Denny’s Diner on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates! Oh and don’t forget to follow them on Instagram too!

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Walking With Dinosaurs is one amazing show!

Walking With Dinosaurs is one amazing show!

Disclosure: This is not a compensated post. Tickets were  provided for giveaway/review purposes. However, all opinions are my very own.

A few years back, I had the opportunity to watch one of the most amazing arena spectaculars, Walking With Dinosaurs-The Arena Spectacular. It is a show like no other! The show was incredible  and delighted every single member of my family. My son and daughter were 4 and 5 at the time and were absolutely mesmerized. I’m so excited that Walking with Dinosaurs is coming to the Staples Center in a few weeks and I will be taking my family. It is going to be sooooo much fun!

The show will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The show will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The show is breathtaking, educational and well just plain amazing!he show is based on the BBC mini-series and took years to bring to life.  There are 17 “dinosaurs” that are as close to the real thing as can be. My then  5 year old daughter at the time was a bit skeptical before we watched the show, because she knows that dinos no longer rule the earth. She was convinced  as soon as she took a look at the first one,  and in her words, just knew that they were real, and came to life for this one show. They are that realistic and impressive!

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR will be performed at STAPLES Center for a limited seven-performance engagement from Thursday, September 11 to Sunday, September 14.  You really have to take your family. I really can’t rave about this show enough. It is AHHHHMMMAAAZING!!!

You can purchase tickets by heading here.

It’s giveaway time!!!  We’re giving away 4 tickets to this incredible show. All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know who you would take and why. That’s it! Giveaway ends on September 2nd, at 11:59am. Daytrippingmom followers on FB gain an additional entry, and you can enter each day by sending out a tweet. That’s it! Good luck!

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Kids are Free In October at the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

Kids are Free In October at the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

One of our favorite offers is back again this year!!

I like to make sure I get this post in pretty early to make sure you can plan accordingly. During the month of October  The San Diego Zoo and The San Diego Safari Park offer free admission to kids 3 to 11! Each year, from October 1–31, in honor of the Zoo’s founding, children ages 3–11 are admitted free to the Zoo and Safari Park when accompanied by an adult. That means an entire family can head to either park and only mom and dad, or mom or dad have to pay!

It’s a great time to visit either the park. The weather cools down, the summer tourists are gone, and it creates an ideal situation to visit either park.  We are proud members of the zoo, and honestly October is my absolute favorite time to visit the zoo. It’s so nice to not be in a crowded place and really get to enjoy the park without sweating up a storm. It actually can get a little chilly in the late afternoon, so make sure to pack a light jacket.

If you’ve been wanting to visit the San Diego Zoo or Zoofari Park, make sure to take advantage of Kids Free in October! You can’t beat FREE!

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Gathering books  for our Book Drive!

Gathering books for our Book Drive!

Disclosure: I participate in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

Back to School is almost here. My kiddos head back to school next week and the students I teach head back to school the week after. The Summer break really flew by!!!  We’re wrapping up Summer with some fun outings and also by prepping for the new school year.  One of the things we are doing is making sure we give back to kiddos that go without this year.

Finding Cheap Books for our Classroom Library.

Finding Cheap Books for our Classroom Library.

I teach Special Ed Language Arts. I can’t stress enough the importance of reading , especially for struggling students. I teach at a school in a lower income area and access to books is limited for most of my students. I have my own little library that allows the kiddos to check out books and also earn books as rewards for behaviors, attendance,etc..  The kids love it. I love that my sweet students have the opportunity to read and develop a love of reading.

We have asked the help of our friends and family to donate to our school and class. It was really easy to do. I wrote up a simple email and friends have been generously donated books to stock our little library. We also hit our local used bookstore and the bargain section of  a big chain bookstore for reasonably priced books.

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Would you like to help a school in need? or perhaps even host a book drive of your own for your local school? Kellogg’s Champions for Kids provides 4 simple steps on how you can help a school or organization in need.

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You can also receive a free book or donate a book of your choice from Scholastic. You can choose from more than 50 Scholastic books, including bilingual titles, for children of all ages. Follow these simple steps:

1.       Look for a code inside specially marked Kellogg’s® cereals and other Kellogg’s® products sold at Walmart.

2.       Enter the code online.

3.       Order your free book or choose to donate it to the school of your choice.

 Simple as that!! 

 

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