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).

Lands’ End Back to School Finds

We're crazy about the super functional and trendy backpacks from Lands' End. And the fact that these bags come in sizes to fit kids of all ages from preschool to high school is fantastic. My kids opt for the Medium Sized backpack. The size is ideal and doesn't overpower the kids but still gives them Read more [...]

Hershey’s Syrup Special Dark Chocolate Strawberry Popsicles Recipe

Need a cool, sweet treat this summer? We’re loving our homemade Hershey’s Syrup Special Dark Chocolate Strawberry Popsicles. Super easy to whip up in just five minutes and then freeze to enjoy later in the day. Check out our Hershey’s Syrup Special Dark Chocolate Strawberry Popsicles Recipe below. I Read more [...]

Doh Vinci Vanity Set Video Review

From the makers of Play Doh, comes Doh Vinci, a brand new craft activity for kids aged 6+. We love it and predict Doh Vinci will be a very HOT toy for girls this upcoming holiday season and going forward. Super simple to use and lets kids be creative to easily create a trendy bright craft project. Check Read more [...]

Acne Free Advanced Deep Cleansing Duo Video Review

With Back to School upon us, it's time in our house to think about routines with the kids. Everything from bedtime, teeth, homework, convenient snacks, skincare, and even how to coordinate healthy meals during the chaos of after school sports. For parents with teens or kids starting to develop acne, Read more [...]

Easy Summertime Snacking at the Pool thanks to #GoldEmblem and @CVS_Extra

Yum! As you know we've pretty much been spending the ENTIRE summer poolside - both for fun and with all the kids swim meets and swim practices. Being on the go means I need to keep the kids FUELED up on snacks especially during our swim meets which often mean the kids are eating meals at weird times Read more [...]

LAY’S Do Us A Flavor Chip Taste Test 2014 #FlavorFanatic

Yum! It's time to taste test the four finalists in LAY'S' Do Us a Flavor contest. We hosted a taste testing party with my family so we could all experience each new LAY'S chip flavor and cast our vote for the favorite. Check out our photos and video from our LAY'S Do Us A Flavor Chip Taste Test. Each Read more [...]

DIY Back to School Supplies #WMTMoms

Creating DIY back to school supplies is a fabulous way to inspire kids to get excited about returning to school. Check out the DIY Back to School Supplies we decorated and created simply by using designer Duck Tape. Super easy and so much fun for the kids to decorate their folders, pencils, and Kyle Read more [...]

Check out Johnson’s Baby Promise Video #PromiseToBaby

Did you see Johnson Baby's new video showing their commitment to moms and promise to baby?? This is a must watch.   Johnson's Baby Promise Video I love the music and Johnson's Baby commitment to all of us that their products are safe. When I think of Johnson's Read more [...]

Simplify Back to School Skincare #PONDSPLUS @PONDS

Back to school is coming fast upon us and with it will be the MAD RUSH to race to the bus stop with the kids after making breakfast, packing lunches and ideally still looking presentable.    Enter the 90 second make up and skin care routine! My 90 second Beauty Routine I Read more [...]

Nerf Mega Thunderbow Video Review

Holiday hot toy alert for your little boys and the MEN in your life as Dads, Uncles, and Teenagers LOVE Nerf too! We've been having all kinds of backyard fun since the Nerf Mega Thunderbow arrived at our house for review last week. You can see us demo how this giant bow shoots up to 100 feet in our Nerf Read more [...]