About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of ClassyMommy.com lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).

Never underestimate the Joy of a Summer Baby Pool!


Kids – and babies – love water. So it’s not secret that Baby Pools rock for the entire family every summer. We may not have a pool in our back yard, but we’ve always had a fantastic time splashing around with even the tiniest of Baby Pools. This summer, we shared our baby pool joy […]

Minions come to life with the free Crayola App

minions color alive

Minion Mayhem! My kids just discovered Crayola’s Color Alie App and are tottally wowed by this cool tech that brings their colorful drawings to life. The app is free and Crayola just launched the newest title in it’s Color Alive line – MINIONS!!!! Plus, Crayola has all kinds of Minion goodies – coloring books, Color […]

Channeling Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

paul blart mall cop 2 mustache photos

It’s Mustachtic! We celebrated the release of Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 this past weekend with a fun family movie night.  Paul Blart Mall Cop 2, the sequel to the 2008  box office success, releases nationwide on Tuesday July 14th. The Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 exclusive two pack (including Paul Blart Mall Cop) will be […]

Final Before & After Photos: Minimizing my Dark Eye Circles with Solutions 24


Time for the big reveal of my Before & After photos showing off my results from using the Dark Circles Corrector Stick from Solutions 24 for the past 4 weeks.  I admit I am happily surprised to see these positive differences in my before and after photos. In real life, I think the change was […]

Minion Mayhem!! #Minions


Who else is ready to see the Minions in theaters this weekend??? My crew has been pining for this movie since they first saw previews last year. Thanks to a cool package from Universal they’ve been celebrating & playing Minion style all week!   You can check trailer below too – it is hilarious!      […]

Avengers Hulk Gamma Grip Fists

Avengers Hulk Gamma Grip Fists

Kids will love showing off their super hero strength with this set of awesome Hulk fists. They are HUGE but also super lightweight making them extra fun to for the kids to fool around or to use in role play dress up games.  Check out our photos of this cool Avengers Hulk Gamma Grip Fists […]

Week 3 Progress using the Dark Circles Corrector Stick


I’ve been continuing on my journey to test the portable little Dark Circles Corrector Stick from Solutions 24  as I aspire to minimize some of those pesky dark circles under my eyes. If you remember, I love how convenient this Dark Circles Corrector stick is since it is so small and totally not messy. I’ve […]

3 Activity Ideas for Backyard Staycation Fun

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Summer summer summer! How do you have creative backyard fun? Since we tend to stay home for most of the steamy summer season as our kids love being on swim team and don’t want to miss any meets or practice, we’re always looking for neat ideas to amp up the backyard fun factor. Check out […]

Happily Ever After for 12 Years


I remember my wedding day like it was yesterday. Feeling extra thankful this year for our health, each other and our 2 wonderful kiddos. Hard to believe 12 years have passed ! For better or worse…. It’s been a tough year of challenges but we are so lucky for our family.        

4th of July Fruit Flag Platter Recipe and Instructions

4th of July Fruit Flag Platter

Super easy household fresh fruit ingredients can transform into this Red White and Blue treat to create a festive appetizer or dessert tray for any holiday party. Take a peek at our instructions so you can simply make this 4th of July Fruit Flag Platter . I promise your kids or any guests will devour this […]