Combat summer learning loss with PreK12 Plaza

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This is part of a sponsored collaboration ̊with the PreK12 Plaza. However, all opinions expressed are my own. #PreK12Plaza It’s hard to believe that summer break is soon coming to an end. The smell of campfire s’mores will soon be replaced with the smell of new pencils and crayons.  The beginning of a new school year is usually received with many emotions… excitement, hesitation and even worry. Parents may worry about … [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

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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...]

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

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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...]

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...]

Avocado, Turkey, Brie & Fig Panini Recipe #ILoveAvocados

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Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Avocados from Mexico. The opinions and text are all mine. Growing up, the fruit of choice in our home was avocados. In fact my grandfather had the largest avocado tree I have ever encountered, right in his backyard. The tree was full of plump, green aguacates.  Avocados from Mexico gets it and understands our love for this … [Read more...]

Pampers Babies Love, Sleep & Play

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There are so many wonderful ways that our children experience love, sleep and play. Being a mom of four boys, my memory bank is full of funny, heart warming, breathtaking memories of my children's love, sleep and play moments. There is nothing like the peace that would come over me as I watched my sweet babies sleep, they must have had such sweet dreams from the smiles and giggles that would come from such deep sleep. … [Read more...]

Beautifully Disney Summer Collection – Giveaway

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While at Disney Social Media Moms in May, we were introduced to the newly launched Beautifully Disney cosmetic line. The line officially launched back in March, on March 2nd to be exact, my birthday! The line is a girly girls dream come true. Remember Bonne Bell,  kissing potion lip gloss, lip smackers {Dr Pepper} and Tinkerbell cosmetics for girls and how much fun it was to have your very own makeup?  Beautifully Disney … [Read more...]

Kings Hawaiian Bringing Family Together

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Anything that can bring a large family together is surely a good thing. I recently had the opportunity to visit the beautiful state of Colorado for a family reunion. I enjoyed an incredibly fun and memorable weekend with cousins and extended family that I had not seen in almost 20 years. As Latinos, there are two things that not only bring us together but play an essential role in our gatherings... food and music!Music is … [Read more...]

National Volunteer Week with Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Mentoring - it's something we seek from a very young age and on into adulthood.  My husband is a Gifted and Talented teacher in our local public school system; he daily comes home with stories of children in dire need of an adult relationship, a mentor, someone that can have a positive impact on their lives.  Many youth are hungry for  guidance, an adult to teach them important life lessons, support them and be a safe, … [Read more...]