#LATISM14 Takeaways: Raising caring kids, social good & family values.

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The LATISM {Latino’s in Tech Innovation and Social Media} conference in Anaheim gave us another weekend filled with inspiring conversations, sessions and panels that focused on health, tech, supporting causes, being a voice for the voiceless and raising caring, compassionate children. LATISM is the largest organization for Latinos and Latinas engaged in social media.  Its mission is to empower the Latino community in { Read More }

2014 Top Blogueras Retreat & LATISM Conference

Top Blogueras

The past two weeks have been a bit of a blur, I worked my first "political" social media campaign for the Louisiana election. Can I just say, I'm glad it's over? It was fun, exciting and exhausting! In the past two weeks.... I  had a biopsy on a misbehaving breast, received surprising results, and had an abnormal pap. Seriously, all in one week! I will have surgery to remove a benign lump next week. My mother starts { Read More }

Contour by Cox – TV Just for Me on the Go

Contour by Cox

{Sponsored Post} Since my last Contour by Cox post, we have ventured into the world of personalized viewing with our own user profiles and the Contour app. Contour lets you create up to eight individual profiles and DVR up to 6 TV shows at once. Not that we would ever need to DVR 6 shows at once but usually we do DVR up to three and even 4 at a time depending on the day. Each member of our family has set up their own { Read More }

Health Goals for women and Children – #‎MDG456Live

UN Millennium Development Goals

For more than 125 years, Johnson & Johnson has advanced the health and well-being of women, children and families around the world. I'm excited to share that I have been chosen to be one of 13 Johnson & Johnson Social Influencers for Social Good. As a JnJ Social Good Influencer, I will share many of the things that I have been sharing for the past few years, topics surrounding maternal, neonatal & child { Read More }

Contour from Cox – TV just for me!

Contour by Cox

{Sponsored Post} As a "girly girl" living in a house with 5 males, deciding who controls the remote, what we watch and what we record can be a bit of a struggle. The guys love action packed movies, martial arts shows, and all things sports. I enjoy my chick flicks, the Hallmark Channel and Food Network. I'm sure you can see my dilemma here.  A girls gotta have her shows, but up until just a few weeks ago, I usually gave { Read More }

The #Advantage of early learning – help children #FindtheWords

STCAdvantage

As the school year begins, too many children are already falling behind. I am 1 of 30 bloggers helping #FindtheWords with Save the Children to raise awareness of the need for early childhood education for all kids. I am participating in this social media campaign to highlight 30 words in 30 days -- to symbolize the 30 million fewer words that children from low-income homes hear by age 3. Save the Children provides kids { Read More }

Smile Train – The gift and power of a smile

Davi

There is great power in something as simple as a smile. Research shows that smiling is contagious, smiling has the power to set off a chain reaction of happiness. Not only to the people around you but to yourself. Science has confirmed the magical properties of a smile - smiling triggers activity in your brain, in the left prefrontal cortex, the area of your brain that registers happiness. I have noticed this most with my { Read More }

Health Care Deadlines: Educate yourself and know the facts

Regardless of where you stand on the current health care issue, I think we can all agree that everyone should have access to affordable health care. It's also very important that everyone is educated about this new health plan and the options available to all families and individuals. I remember a time when I did not have health insurance and though I could have received assistance, I opted to go without. { Read More }

WINTER’S TALE “Valentine’s Day Prize Pack” Sweepstakes

Winter's Tale Movie Giveaway

Disclosure: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated Social Savvy Mom via a cash payment, gift, or giveaway. Opinions expressed herein are that of the author and are not indicative of  the opinions or positions of the sponsor. This Valentine’s Day don’t miss Akiva Goldsman’s story of miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil WINTER’S TALE! Coming to theaters, { Read More }

‘THE LEGO® Movie’ Prize Pack sweepstakes

The LEGO Movie

Disclosure: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated Social Savvy Mom via a cash payment, gift, or giveaway. Opinions expressed herein are that of the author and are not indicative of  the opinions or positions of the sponsor. Social Savvy Mom presents ‘THE LEGO® Movie’ Prize Pack sweepstakes from Warner Bros. Pictures. I have four very excited boys that have been counting down the months, { Read More }

FREE ONLINE HOMESCHOOL KARATE TOURNAMENT

Master Karate Todd Workout

Have you ever wanted your child to get involved with the martial arts but didn’t know how to start or even if they would like it? We have a very special online event happening now through January 31st! The Homeschool Lounge has partnered with Ford Brothers Productions to bring you "MASTER KARATE TODD ONLINE KARATE TOURNAMENT," for children ages 5 to 10. We have some great prizes too! All lessons can be learned with the { Read More }