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).

Life is Normal… Until it’s not!


It’s been a tough week after getting a dreaded middle of the night phone call from a hotel manager in San Francisco that Mike was found barely conscious and being sent by ambulance to Stanford Medical center for a head injury as they were a special trauma center. Being 3000 miles away never felt so […]

Inspired to End Childhood Slavery and Make a Stand with Vivienne Harr #DisneySMMC #StandWithMe


One of my favorite parts about attending the Disney Social Media Moms conference is that I find their choice of speakers to be truly inspirational – as their stories stay with me and leave me fundamentally changed. My favorite speaker this year that left me BEYOND inspired was the charming 11 year old Vivienne Harr, […]

5 Tips to Capture Amazing Disney Memories on Camera #DisneySMMC

5 Tips to Capture Amazing Disney Memories on Camera

When vacation ends, I love to live vicariously through our photos as I find scrolling through the memories to be the best cure for my post Disney melancholy. We just came back from our WHIRLWIND trip to Disney and I’m loving so many of our photos. Isn’t this photo of us on the Mine Train […]

Magical Disneyful Family Time at #DisneySMMC Conference


We just came back from a whirlwind long weekend at Disney in Orlando where we were lucky enough to attend the magical Disney Social Media Moms conference. Before the conference kicked off, we were able to spend the entire day at Magic Kingdom – our families favorite park. Family Castle selfie! So much to share […]

Details about Skull Island Reign of Kong coming to Universal Orlando Summer 2016 #ReignofKong

Details about Skull Island Reign of Kong coming to Universal Orlando Summer 2016

Big news out of Universal Orlando today!!! Check out all these images and details about Skull Island Reign of Kong, the new attraction coming to Universal Orlando Summer 2016. This looks and sounds spectacular! Everything at Universal Orlando always blows my family away when it comes to their prowess as an entertainment company and their […]

Summer Sales in the British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands Summer Sales

Who else has the travel bug after hibernating all winter? We’ve never visited the British Virgin Islands but I hear they are astounding and totally beautiful. I love my Caribbean waters so hitting up a luxury resort on the BVI is definitely a must do! Check out these Summer Sales in the British Virgin Islands. This […]

For the love of the Moms in my Life #PutYourHeartToPaper #Hallmark


It’s nearly time to be wishing all those special women in our lives a very Happy Mother’s Day. Nowadays with all the electronic communications of texting and emails, I find that sending or receiving a special card via snail mail is extra special. Putting the written word on paper and taking that time to mail […]

Mini Blogger Signs with Lundby @LundbyDollshouse


Super cute!!!  It’s official! Kenzie signed her 1st contract today. 9yr old girls dream job! Kenzie is going to be a the first “Kid Ambassador” for Lundby, the Swedish makers of the adorable and amazing Lundby Dollhouse line. She’ll be sharing lots about Lundby on her blog One Kids Life and on my site too!

Glutino Giveaway for Celiac Awareness Month #GlutenFree @GlutinoFoods


Gluten Free Giveaway! Did you know May is Celiac Awareness month? Did you know that 1 in 133 people in the United States have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease. My 7 year old son has Celiac so we obviously do all kinds of gluten free everything for his dietary needs. Brands like Glutino make is […]

Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Omega Repair & Moisture Oil

schwarkopf hair styling products

This week we’re continuing to test out the Schwarzkopf line of hair styling products and this week put one of their hair repair oil treatments to the test. Just like the magic powder and other hair sprays I’ve been using, the Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Omega Repair and Moisture Oil smells AMAZING. I absolutely LOVE the […]