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 }

Give the gift that keeps on giving – Be a BIG Brother or Big Sister!

Big Brothers Big sisters

This is part of a supported campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Big Brothers Big Sisters.  However, all opinions expressed are my own. Now that the holidays are upon us, the spirit of giving is all around us and infectious! Many are wondering how they can give back in 2014. I can think of no greater gift then to positively impact a child's or young person's life. Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking volunteers and { Read More }

Publishers Clearing House Launches 3rd Annual “The Give Back” Charity Event

PCH

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Publishers Clearing House. Publishers Clearing House has long been known for making dreams come true for winners all across the nation. What most don't know, is that they also help make dreams come true for charities and individuals in need, too! Over 40% of the Publishers Clearing House profits go to benefit charitable causes ranging from the arts to social { Read More }

Latinas Motivating Hombres to Step Up as Mentors #LatinoBigs Twitter Party

Latino Bigs

Did you know that according to the Pew Research Center Hispanic kids make up 23% of the 17 & under U.S. population? That is more than 17 million children and growing. About 20% of the children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are Latino – a number quickly increasing. Yet, only 9% of our Bigs are Latino. In addition, while more than 70% of the children ready and waiting to be matched with a mentor are boys, only 3 of { Read More }

From Nicaragua to the US – My Immigration Story

Peralta family reunion

I recently saw a status update on Facebook from my Tia {aunt} Rosita that brought so much emotion. It opened my eyes and my heart to something that I had not given much thought to.  As a US citizen, born and raised in California, immigration never felt like "my" problem, to my own ignorance. It is my problem, it is everyone's problem. We are all immigrants, we all came from somewhere and somewhere down the line our { Read More }

Pampers Love, Sleep & Play Celebration & Giveaway

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This is part of a compensated campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers. However, all opinions expressed are my own. You might remember, a few weeks back,  I shared Pampers latest campaign - Love, Sleep & Play - which celebrates the millions of ways babies uniquely experience love, sleep and play. Pampers rallied parents from across the country to share their favorite Love, Sleep & Play moments on their { Read More }