RACK – Random Acts of Christmas Kindness

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Tis’ the season to get into the holiday spirit! We are RACKing up Random Acts of Christmas Kindness this season and we would love for you to join us! We are spreading the joy of the holidays by performing a Random Act of Christmas Kindness each day throughout the month of December. This is the perfect way to enjoy the true reason for the season… family, togetherness, loving and giving! Kindness Breeds More Kindness The … [Read more...]

#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...]

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...]

The #Advantage of early learning – help children #FindtheWords

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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

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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...]

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

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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...]

Lemonade Stand Lessons & Free Printables

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Nothing says summer like a lemonade stand. They have been popping up all over town as children join forces to raise awareness and money for a little girl who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. It's a beautiful thing to see our community come together to rally for this little girl who is battling to get through each day. A lemonade stand keeps us cool and refreshed during the summer months while bringing … [Read more...]