Saturday, May 30, 2009

My First Sweepstakes Win & Review!!!

Today I received in the mail the first item I won entering sweepstakes. It is a MagnaPlay toy set that I won from Steals & Deals.
Being a SAHM, I am slowly becoming the quintessential mom! I have begun scrapbooking and editing photos, and I love it!! And...I recently discovered websites that will give me a list of all the new sweepstakes daily, as well as the sweepstakes expiring that day. So I have become a sweepstakes junkie, lol. And after finding out I had won the MagnaPlay, I decided then and there that I would always post pictures of the item I won and give my review on the product.

The MagnaPlay is a fun, educational and best of all, MESS FREE toy for your child. The recommended age is 3+. My son is 5 and he LOVES it. It comes with the briefcase, with a clear white magnet front. In the inside of the case are 2 magnetic strips, 1 laminated coloring page and 1 non-laminated coloring page, 1 sponge and 1 dry erase marker. I, of course being a thrifty mom, decided to give my son a few more dry erase markers and will be laminating more coloring pages for him. He will definitely enjoy using this when he is in the car, when he accompanies his sister and I to another doctor appointment, or even when he's just lying down in his room. Once he's done, everything easily wipes off with the sponge and he places everything inside the case and it stores easily away. NO MESS, NO SMALL PIECES, & A WHOLE LOT OF FUN!! I recommend this toy highly and know that your children will love it just as much as mine does.

Thanks again to Mandy and the wonderful people at Steals & Deals!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

OMG, Sun Dry Cilo!!

I am ecstatic to let you all know about a new rock band coming straight out of my hometown in Miami. The band is Sun Dry Cilo and they are awesome! They actually remind me of the great rock bands from the 90's. Their debut album was just released on May 15th and already it is spreading like wildfire! I personally know these guys, especially the guitarist (he is my younger sister's boyfriend), and all five guys are really cool people. Their songs are all ecclectic and believe me, you will find at least one song that you truly love. You can visit them on their myspace and download their songs, demand them to come to your city and perform and get to know the guys personally. Their myspace is If you consider yourself a fan after visiting their page, you can go to the original fan site which many imitate but none can replicate! Their fan site is At this site you can get icons of the guys to post on your page, banners, submit fan art, get the lyrics to their songs and a whole lot more. But believe me, you want to discover Sun Dry Cilo. You will thank me for this!
Oh by the way, Happy Memorial Day and I hope everyone is enjoying their BBQ!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

I'm a newbie!!!

Welcome to my new blogspot page!!! I am super excited and think I should start off by telling you about myself and my adoreable family. My name is Marina but everyone calls me Mari. In the internet world I am known everywhere as Supermom. The reason for this name will be revealed a little later on. I am 30 years old and I live in Hialeah (a city inside of Miami) in sunny Florida. I am happily married and have been so for 12 years. (OMG has it been that long?!) I have two beautiful children. Jessica Marie is my precious daughter. She is 11 years old and disabled with Cerebral Palsy. She was born completely healthy and normal, and at the age of six she contracted a viral encephalitis through a mosquito bite which developed into a seizure disorder. She was having as many as 40 seizures in 1 hour!! Due to the ridiculously high amount of seizures, she had severe brain damage which is how she was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. She is my little special angel and I couldn't be prouder of her. She continues to struggle daily and beat medical odds and I have faith in our saviour, Jesus Christ, that she will regain most of her functions. She is making progress and a few times I swear I have heard her say "mom" so I know she will be talking again soon!
My son, Victor "Jr" is 5 years old and boy is he a character. He just graduated from Pre-K and will be moving on to kindergarden in August. He loves Spongebob, Jimmy Neutron and monster trucks. He also loves rock music (LOL). He loves to listen to rock music on his stereo in his room and play with his guitar, pretending to be a famous rockstar! Who knows, maybe he will be someday. He is also heavily into video games and comic books. Your typical boy. He surprises me. Recently I discovered he had a girlfriend in his Pre-K class. I was shocked and proud. That's my little man!
I am a housewife. I tried working outside of the home and found it to be extremely difficult. With as many doctor appointments as my daughter has on a typical basis, no job would allow me to keep missing so my husband worked it out so I can stay home and be my daughter's full time caregiver. So I do it all with her. Prepare and administer medications, change her feeding tube, change diapers, give aerosols...believe me it is a full time job!! I feel like a nurse, the only thing I need is the diploma! (Now you know why I am Supermom). I also tend to my son, do the usual housewife duties of cooking, cleaning and laundry, I tend to my husband (he is super needy, LOL). Oh, I also run my husband's business. He owns a home inspection company and I set appointments, prepare the inspections, send invoices, like I said, RUN it. Oh, I am also a full time college student. However, since my life is chaotic enough, I attend it online. I am in my fifth term and my goal is to get a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and eventually become a Marriage and Family Therapist.
As you can see I am a very busy bee! So now you know about me and I hope you decide to become a friend. Although it seems like I don't have time for anything else, I am very devoted to my online endeavors and will be regularly posting on my blog and replying to my new friends. I will post pictures of myself and my kids and feel free to check out my myspace at