Togetherness Defines Today’s Modern Family! #LaFamiliaDeHoy #Ad

*This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson and Latina Bloggers Connect.

    Last December, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies revealed the Jiménez family as LA FAMILIA DE HOY™.  This family was chosen to represent the family values of the Hispanic community which included being active, multicultural and keeping up with the modern times.  Juan, Biviana and their three children: Elisa, Diego and Benicio embody all of these qualities and definitely mirror what my family and I consider to be the epitome of the Latino family.

    Like the Jiménez family, our family shares a special bond and we find ways to support each other and be there for one another whenever possible.  Sometimes this includes making arrangements to pick up each other’s kids from school or sharing the cooking responsibilities during family gatherings and dinners.  Family is very important to us and we make sure that we teach our younger generation about their roots and the traditions that have united us for decades.

    My family has many other things in common with the Jiménez family such as the fact that we all live close by to one another.  In 2004, my family and I purchased a multi-family home together so that we could pool our financial resources and make a better life for our children.  We did it to be together, para estar juntos.  Juan’s mother lives in their home to help with her grandchildren along with his siblings who also live nearby with their families.

    Healthy Essentials is proud to present the Jiménez family as LA FAMILIA DE HOY™ as part of their ongoing commitment to providing families with the products to help them take care of one another.  You can see my husband’s and my son’s favorite Healthy Essentials in the photos below.

    Our family has always used Neosporin to help heal our boys’ wounds faster than just bandaging them alone.  With a house full of boys, we regularly have our share of cuts and scrapes and protecting their injuries against infection as well as minimizing the appearance of scars are definitely a priority for us.

    There is nothing more endearing than applying Neosporin to their skin while singing “Sana, sana, culito de rana…”  This is an ages old song that has been used to comfort Latino children through any possible injury or herida that you could possibly imagine.

    If there is one thing that I have learned about being a Familia De Hoy it is that it means finding the perfect balance between the family cultural traditions of the past and those of the present.  After all, togetherness is defined as “warm fellowship between members of a family.”

Let’s Discuss:  What do you think is the true definition of today’s family?

Disclosure:  This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson and Latina Bloggers Connect.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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*I participated in this campaign on behalf of GemRoc. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.     My mother has always loved jewelry.  When we were children I remember watching her perusing all of the catalogs right around Mother's Day looking for just the right item to add to the wish list that she would present my father with.  After all, what woman doesn't love getting jewelry as a gift for any special … [Continue reading]

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Make Laundry Day Fabulously Fresh! #PurexInsiders #Giveaway #Ad

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Support Kids Walk For Kids With Cancer! #KidsWalk #WalkWithUs @KidsWalkMSKCC

    As many of you are aware, I am a six year Leukemia Survivor.  Receiving a Cancer diagnosis is devastating at any age, however, it is especially horrific when a child is diagnosed with this disease.  It's every parents' worst nightmare and, unfortunately, the reality is that Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children.  Each day 46 children will be diagnosed with Cancer-this number is equivalent to the number of seats that it takes to fill a school bus.     Pediatric Cancer … [Continue reading]

Unspoken Truths About Parenthood…

    Last night, I took my family to the movies to see the new Captain America movie.  My husband and I had planned it all week and I waited with my boys for Hubby to get home from work so we could head out to the multiplex.  We were all looking forward to this outing and we chatted excitedly in the car on the way over there.  To add to our excitement, I had picked up my nephew that afternoon and he was accompanying us to see the film.     As usual, we were running a few minutes late and arrived … [Continue reading]

Feel Beautiful Naturally! #AVEENO #Ad

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Spend Family Time Making A Wind Wheel! #HadaPirata #Ad

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Enjoy A Better Pharmacy Experience At Target! @Target #TargetSponsored #Giveaway #Ad

*I participated in a sponsored campaign on behalf of Social Chorus for Target.  All opinions are 100% mine.     As many of you know, I am a six year Leukemia Survivor and I have had to learn very quickly how to advocate for myself when it comes to my medical care and treatment.  Since I depend on life-saving medications for my survival, it is very important that I have a reliable and affordable pharmacy to fill all of my prescriptions.  Aside from that, I also look for great customer service … [Continue reading]

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