Adventures With Ellie

Back To School With ScreenTime

* This is a sponsored post but all opinions and thoughts are of my own.*

Raise your hand if your children have either a phone, Ipad or another electronic device. I'm pretty sure everyone reading this had raised their hand. Am I right?  This has changed since we were young right, I remember my time was spent either playing w/toys, reading or outside but one thing that doesn't change is us wanting to protect our children and ensuring they are doing another thing than just being stuck in one spot.

That is where the app Screen Time comes in. I was excited to get the opportunity to try it out. As you can see my youngest already has screen time on lock but I know that I needed to change how and when she was on. 

Especially at the age that she is although the things on her Ipad are for learning I don't want her to think that is all she can do throughout the day.


What I love about this app is that we get to have control over your child's device. You can set the time they are able to use it. One new feature that the app has introduced is the Pause Button.

It’s a button that allows you to instantly pause your kid’s device from your own. Just like you would press a button on your remote to pause a film or a TV show. Tap a button on your device and your kid’s phone or tablet will just…stop. Done.  I love that feature! 

Another feature I love Is how you are able to set the times they have access to their device plus you can add tasks where they are able to earn more time on their devices.

Here is how I set up some tasks for my Isabel. It is really easy to set up : I went their site on Screen Time Labs 

                   Once I set up that this is what the tasks looked like once I was done. I love it so much. My daughter is happy and so am I! Plus it's been working so wonderfully she already is understanding that she has things to do in order to get her time on her device.

Now I KNOW you want to try right? Guess what you can give the app a try with the free 14 day trail and after you can get a premium membership which you can pay either the yearly fee or monthly which is $3.99. I really think you will be so happy you tried it out.
 Plus you can add more then one child on the app which I plan to do for my two middle kids since school is starting and they need to focus on school as they will be entering high school and 5th grade and it's important to get their work done.
This is the info that really made me say hmm and love this app even more.
The American Psychological Association has found that 59 percent of teens feel that time management is a source of stress, which increases during the school year, while 44 percent of children ages 8-12 feel stressed about doing well in school. The Screen Time app offers families a solution for creating consistency around schedules and shoring up time-management skills during the back-to-school season so that kids feel more balanced and can engage fully, whether online, offline, at school, at home or out pursuing activities

As far as my youngest she's enjoying her last few weeks of no school. I am ready for a schedule and am so happy that with the help of Screen Time I'm already help in doing so. 

Make sure you stop at Screen Time Labs try the app and if you do please let me know what you think. I really think this is an excellent tool to have in our parenting bag. 


Twitter Party! - Join Us And WIn Your Own Parenting Super Bundle!

If you're ready to put more joy back into your parenting, join us for the #Parenting Twitter Party sponsored by the 2017 Parenting Super Bundle. You may just win one of 3 free copies of the Parenting Super Bundle that will be given away during the party!

 For your chance Tweet : "I'd love to win the @UltimateBundles #Parenting SUPER Bundle! How about you? 

Twitter Party - Come join our Twitter Party every Tuesday from 8-9pm EST. Share your best ideas & tips with us each week. Our themes change each week, but the goal remains the same… These Twitter Parties are fun & action packed! Get noticed by brands, make new connections & get new followers. Get details about our upcoming Twitter Party & more here: Disclosure: Please note that some of the links are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links. Thank you for your support.

#Parenting Twitter Party

When:Thursday, July 10th, 2017, 8pm-9pm EST
 Where:Login to Twitter or the free website Tweet Deck right before the party begins ; search for #Parenting.  
How:Use #Parenting in all of your tweets during the party. Remember to follow your sponsor, hosts & panelists
@UltimateBundles, @MomResource, @Eatdrinkandsave, @SineaPies, @NewEnglandMomma, @FunMoneyMom, @unpreparedmommy @dailymomtivity, @CrystalMendez08, @sammyapproves, @seemeandliz, @GetMomBalanced, @Elliesworld, @juliecookies, @SimpleSteps4LL.

Learn more about Twitter parties here.

Twitter Party - Come join our Twitter Party every Tuesday from 8-9pm EST. Share your best ideas & tips with us each week. Our themes change each week, but the goal remains the same… These Twitter Parties are fun & action packed! Get noticed by brands, make new connections & get new followers. Get details about our upcoming Twitter Party & more here:

Parenting Super Bundle: Quick Facts

  • 35 eBooks
  • 10 eCourses
  • 2 audios
  • 23 printables
  • 9 workbooks
  • 1 membership site
  • 4 bonuses: 2 digital + 2 physical
The Parenting Super Bundle is designed to help you:
  • Become a kinder, more intentional parent
  • Choose consequences that are more effective
  • Raise kids you actually (ahem!) like and want to hang out with
  • Find healthy ways to release your frustration
  • Eliminate the “gimmes” and teach them to serve others
  • Plus, so much more!
The combined value of the resources in the bundle is over $1,270, but you get EVERYTHING for 98% off! Check it out here.

Parenting Super Bundle: Topics Covered

  • Activities  Crafts
  • Chore Charts & Planners
  • Discipline
  • Education
  • Faith
  • Food
  • Homeschooling
  • Outdoors & Travel
  • Parenthood
  • Special Needs
  • Special Occasions
  • Toddlers & Preschool

"Join us for the #Parenting #TwitterParty for your chance to win one of the Parenting Super Bundles FREE."

Twitter Party - Come join our Twitter Party every Tuesday from 8-9pm EST. Share your best ideas & tips with us each week. Our themes change each week, but the goal remains the same… These Twitter Parties are fun & action packed! Get noticed by brands, make new connections & get new followers. Get details about our upcoming Twitter Party & more here:

RSVP & Enter To Win Here

Planning to join us? Â Let us know here by adding your Twitter URL ( Â An RSVP is not required to participate, but you must RSVP and attend the party to be eligible for the prize. Find out more about the Parenting Super Bundle here. Eligibility: RSVP by adding your Twitter account to the link above, and actively participate during the Twitter party with the hashtag #Parenting on August 10th, 2017, from 8PM EST until 9PM EST. Winners will be chosen from the RSVP list using Winners must be actively tweeting with the hashtag at the time they are randomly selected. Winners will be notified with an @ mention, and must respond via DM within 24 hours of being notified. If another winner must be chosen after the party is over, winner will be randomly selected from active participants during the party. There is a limit of one prize per household during the party.

 Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your prize. 
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE TAXED, PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Subject to official rules and open to residents of the United States and Canada.

What's in Your Parenting BackPack This Fall?

As adults, we’re pretty awesome at a lot of things.

We tackle big challenges in our careers, our finances, and our health. We build impressive things. We write legal documents. We manage teams and conferences and estates and classrooms.

But when it comes to parenting, we often feel surprisingly unsure whether we know what we’re doing at all.

We love these kids of ours with a love so fierce and strong, and yet, half the time we shake our heads and wonder if we’re getting it all wrong and why this parenting gig is so darn hard???

Raising these hilarious, amazing, wild little humans of ours is both tough and tremendous, precious and perplexing, all at the same time.

In fact, I don’t know about you, but it’s not uncommon for me to feel totally conflicting things at any given moment:

Looking forward to a quiet empty nest, while wishing I could just freeze time and keep my children exactly as they are in this moment.

Desperately longing for some peace and quiet, while loving the chaos and life surrounding me.
Wishing everyone would stop saying, “Mom! Mom! Mom!” even as I’m craving conversation with these fascinating little people of mine.

No matter what your day has been like…

…whether you locked yourself in the bathroom to cry after you blew up at your kids.
…or if “Mama needs some alone time” evolved into hiding in the pantry and inhaling a bag of dark chocolate chips.
…or your budding artist decided today was the day to create a mural on the living room wall with your colored Sharpies…

There’s one thing you already know.
Sometimes parenting is awesome. And sometimes it’s not.
You’ll take the not-so-awesome parts along with the beautiful parts. Because it’s so worth it.
But if you could find resources to help make it a little more awesome and a lot less hard?
It’d be a no-brainer!

Well, look no further, because I found something that might be just what you need: The Parenting Super Bundle.

For six days only, you can get your hands on a package full of resources to help you rock this parenting gig even more, for the most affordable price ever. (Seriously, just wait until I tell you the price.)

This brand-new bundle includes 35 ebooks, 10 eCourses, 23 printables, 9 workbooks, 2 audios, and 1 membership site.

These top-quality resources cover everything you need to make parenting feel less stressful (and more fun!)… chore charts, discipline methods and ideas, strategies for tough challenges (for kids and for parents), printable craft ideas, homeschooling helps, and so much more.

For less than the cost of a gallon of paint to touch up your little Picasso’s mural, you’ll get a complete library to help you:

  • Apply step-by-step solutions to common challenges like whining, arguing, homework, and lack of cooperation
  • Build stronger relationships with your kids (even your teens)
  • Stop playing referee in sibling battles (and teach them how to work things out)
  • Instill gratitude, kindness, and helpfulness in your child
  • Become a kinder, more intentional parent
  • and feel encouraged and inspired in your parenting.

  • Plus, it comes with over $100 worth of bonus offers from companies you’ll love (this is one of my favorite parts).

    You sort of need to see it to believe it, but the package includes 80 digital products and it’s worth over $1270!
    Besides being so incredibly helpful, one of the things I like best about the bundle is the price. By offering it for a short time only, they’re able to give you access to over $1270 worth of amazing products for a whopping 98% off!
    Here’s how it works:
    1. Visit their website, take a quick look at all the goodness that comes in this package, then click the “Get my copy now!” button to go through their simple and secure 3-step checkout process.
    2. You’ll receive an email with a login to their online access portal, where you’ll begin downloading your eBooks, signing up for your eCourses, and redeeming your free bonus offers.
    3. Use their Getting Started Guide to pick the topic you want to tackle first and give you joy in your parenting journey!
    The most important detail, though, is that this bundle is available for just six days! After Monday night, August 14th, the sale ends and you’d have to buy all of these products individually.

    I’d hate for you to miss out, so click HERE to learn more or buy the bundle.
    It’s even backed by a 100% happiness guarantee so you can make sure it’s right for you.
    As you already know, parenting is amazing and difficult. Enjoying it even on the craziest of days is not impossible.
    You don’t need to be a perfect parent to raise great kids, but if you (like me) could use a little help, learn more or get your bundle HERE
    (Psst… the bundle goes away at 11:59 pm Eastern on Monday, August 14th, so don’t wait!)


    *This post may contain affiliate links and I thank you for your support* 

    A Recipe You'll Be Thanking Me Later About!

    Woke up looking for an extra blanket because it was actually chilly out. I checked the calendar and it did say August but it's rainy and its actually 66 degrees (it's after 3 pm right now) so I knew what had to happen!

    Sancho is a favorite Dominican Stew/Soup that is a SUPER delicious. I remember as a little girl my dad as a special dinner would get all the ingredients to make this and start almost at the crack of dawn to make sure that it would be just right and ready by dinner time.

    Enter the awesome crockpot the invention that has grown to be one of my FAVORITE kitchen things. Instead of me having to slave in front of the stove for hours I figured I could just put all the ingredients in the pot and let the magic happen!

    Today I'll share the recipe so you could enjoy it as well on a chilly day.

    Ingredients :

    - 1 medium potato - peeled and chopped into small pieces
    -2 plantains -peeled and chopped in small circles
    -  cilantro few strands
    - 1 or 2 celery sticks- chopped small pieces
    -1 or 2 carrots- chopped small pieces
    -2 cups of chicken broth
    -corn ( I like to use the frozen corn that comes in packs- I'll usually put 4 pieces)
    -soup bones (you can get a pack at the supermarket for less then $3)
    -chicken breast 2 or 3 pieces ( I usually have at hand in the freezer)

     You need to season the chicken so you add a pack of Sazon (they sell them in little packets) oregano (add 1 -2 tsp) & vinegar (1- 2 tsp) mix well. Add a pinch or two of salt as well and mix well.

    You take all these yummy ingredients and put it into the crockpot and just let it cook. You can either cook it on low for 6 hrs. (The crockpot I have is a 3 quart one)

     You could put this in the AM and have dinner ready when you get home!You could also make it a bit quicker and cook for 4 hours on high.

    It smells so good while it's cooking. I do like to go and mix it at least once. Not necessary but I just like to open the lid because it smells so good!

    I'll also make a small pot of white rice to accompany it. Also if I can I'll add a slice of avocado...OH That is HEAVEN!!! (try it trust me!!)

    I hope you'll give this easy and super yum recipe and if you do please do let me know!

    Week 2 - Adventures With Personal Trainer Food

     * This is part of a sponsored program I am doing but all my thoughts and opinions are of my own. *

    Checking in on the 2nd week on my adventures to getting back on track. First things first I saw the scale move down and it was as I expected another 1.1 pounds down. After losing 5 last week I was expecting this so I'm OK with it.

    Today I'm going to share a few of the resources I'm using that have been helpful so far in my journey.

    First off I truly love the Facebook Support Page that is available. I've been using it since I found out I would be getting this opportunity to do the 28 day Personal Trainer Food Program. I've been able to ask questions, get advice and just amazing encouragement.

    Another resource they have that I loved is their blog! I found recipes and ideas because truth be told I was thinking about how am I going to eat veggies with two of my meals. Although the vegetables are delicious yes I must be honest and say I was getting tired this week and so I decided to take some of the meats and made salads for lunch which made me happy.

    Below is a few of the things I ate this past week. If you want to see more of what I'm eating make sure to follow me on Instagram and check out my IG stories! I usually post what I'm eating and doing.

    Another thing I'm doing is ensuring that I'm getting some workout time in. I've been busy with the kids things but I try to do something to keep moving.

    Next week I'll share a little recipe I made and really loved with the veggies I got! Over all I'm happy and proud of myself. Y'all yesterday my oldest brought some of the new Baskin Robbin Oreo Ice cream flavor and I DID NOT HAVE ANY... WHAT who am I. Oh let me tell you I wanted to eat me a nice bowl but I didn't. Still can't believe it ha! Here are to more non scale goals!

    Can't wait to see what the new week is to bring make sure to check in next week and see what I am doing.

    August Goals - What Is One Thing You Will Focus On?

    For off being it's August I wonder how many times I'll just keep writing and end up w/my last name because it happens every year ha! Alright shaking the sillies out and now I hear to share some goals I want to crush and maybe inspire you to crush them too?

    First thing first I want to hit 5000 on Twitter by the end of September. That would mean I would need 1500 new followers EEK, but you know what I think I can do it! Why because I will redo the awesome class I had signed up for influencers 101 where I leaned how to grow my twitter numbers with amazing followers that are same minded as me! 

    Saira is so awesome that she even has a FREE mini course for you to try out and start your journey to growing your own audience. So if you want to grow your audience try out the free course where you will learning how to grow your audience!

    What I have learned about goal setting is that I need to focus on one thing at a time because I have gotten over whelmed and then I don't get anything done. That is why I have chosen to focus on one thing. This month.

    Besides focusing on Twitter I want to keep up writing 2-3 times a week which I am pretty proud about that.

    As far as personal goals I'll share how my healthy journey is going which I am happy as it is going. You guys I have 2 weeks (tomorrow) that I haven't ate any sweets or carbs! WHO am I!!! ha... More on that tomorow so make sure to stop by then to see what else is happening.

    *This post may have affiliate links thanks so much for your support.*

    Join Us for Some Tuesday Twitter Party!

    There are just a few weeks of summer vacation left. Is summer speeding by or is everyone in your house ready to get back to a normal routine?

    Have you run out of new ideas for meals, activities & fun?

    What have been the best moment of your summer so far? What are you looking forward to most during the last few weeks of summer? 

    Twitter Party - Come join our Twitter Party every Tuesday from 8-9pm EST. Share your best ideas & tips with us each week. Our themes change each week, but the goal remains the same… These Twitter Parties are fun & action packed! Get noticed by brands, make new connections & get new followers. Get details about our upcoming Twitter Party & more here:
     Tell us what your planning;  and share your great ideas with us during the #SummerFun Twitter Party.

    #SummerFun Twitter Party

    When:  A Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 8pm-9pm EST Where:Â #SummerFun on Twitter (I use the free website Tweet Deck during the party) How: To participate follow your hosts & panelists:

    Learn more about Twitter parties here.

    RSVP Here

    Planning on joining us? Let us know here by adding your Twitter URL ( A RSVP is not required to participate.