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).

Disney’s Wild Africa Trek Review Tips and Photos

Disney's Wild Africa Trek Review Tips and Photos

If you’re looking for an extra-special Disney experience for your family, Disney’s Wild Africa Trek offers a 3 hour VIP guided experience that lets you get up close to the animals, spend more time in the “Savannah” spotting wildlife, and offers insider info on everything Animal Kingdom. Classy Mommy highly recommends this adventure! Plus it […]

Disney’s Best Kept Secrets: Disney’s Pirate’s League Review Tips and Photos #DisneyKids

Pirates League Kenzie and Kyle 2012

Disney’s Best Kept Secrets: The Pirate’s League at Magic Kingdom. Check out our Disney’s Pirate’s League Review, Tips, and photos from our fantastic experience at the Pirate’s League. Both girls and boys will totally LOVE this one of a kind Disney experience that will bring the magic to life. Storytelling at it’s best! I highly recommend […]

Flower by Drew Barrymore


“Beauty should be attainable and bring women empowerment. It’s about you and not someone else.” – Drew Barrymore Last week I tested out Drew Barrymore’s FLOWER beauty line, sold exclusively at Walmart, to find a few easy products to create simple “Date Night” looks for Moms under $20. We had never tried her products before […]

Kung Fu Panda Clothes & Gear $50 Children’s Place Gift card giveaway 


Kids can style in some sweet Kung Fu Panda threads and merchandise thanks to Children’s Place cute new finds available now just in time for the release of Kung Fu Panda 3. Check out these adorable picks for the girls and boys that my Kenzie and Kyle are loving. Kung Fu Panda Picks from Children’s […]

Photos, Video & Tips for Swimming with Dolphins at Atlantis Resort #VisitParadise #365DaysofFamilyTravel

Tips for Swimming with Dolphins at the Atlantis

Swimming with dolphins was on my bucket list for years and something my children dreamed of doing too. We had the chance to have an amazing family encounter while visiting Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. It was INCREDIBLE! Totally something everyone should experience once in a lifetime if you are a water […]

How to Melt Chocolate in a Silicone Pan for Yummy Valentines Day Sweet Treats

How to Melt Chocolate in a Silicone Pan

Homemade sweet treats for someone special make the perfect Valentine’s Day surprise. If you’re like us, you’d love to bake a homemade unique treat without too many complicated steps….. We found an easy strategy to make homemade chocolates – or even chocolate covered pretzels or Strawberries – thanks to Wilton’s Candy Melts. Simply melt in […]

Simple Valentine’s Day party Decor Ideas

Simple Valentine's Day party Decor Ideas

Love is in the air! Check out ideas on how to set the festive mood with Simple Valentine’s Day party decor.  I love planning little celebrations all year long – both at home and in the kids classrooms at school. I picked up some simple Valentine’s Day party decor without breaking the bank at Walmart. […]

Healthy Lunch Treats from Del Monte® Fruit Fusions #SharetheSuper @DelMonte

Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions

Yum!!!! We just discovered Del Monte® Fusions and my kids can’t get enough of these yummy fruit servings that are packaged in a delicious, lightly sweetened veggie and fruit juice. Did you know that every cup provides 1 serving of both fruit and veggies? Hooray! I love that this is an easy bonus way to give my kids an […]

5 Reasons Girls will Fall in Love with Disney’s Star Darlings Book Series #StarDarlings


Wishes make a dream come true. Believing, wishing, hoping, and dreaming are all so powerful. Disney’s Star Darlings is ALL about making wishes come true and the book series is something all girls – and their Moms – will connect with easily. As a mother, I try to instill in my daughter the power of […]

Genius New Tourism Australia Video with Chris Hemsworth Happy Australia Day #AustraliaDay #SeeAustralia

Tourism Australia 12 Apostles

Brilliant. Visiting Australia is on our family travel bucket list so we’re all loving the genius new Tourism Australia video with Chris Hemsworth, the brand new global ambassador for Tourism Australia.  This new video stunning and beautiful. Check it out below. If visiting Australia is on your families dream vacation list, check out Australia.com for […]