Give More To The Ones You Love! #MasDeLoTuyo @Sears #MoreToYou #Ad

*This sponsored post was written by me in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Sears. All opinions are 100% mine.


    Lately, my husband and I have been burning the candle at both ends.  I’ve been working full-time as a teacher and blogger and Hubby has been working to launch a small business.  Sometimes we get so busy that we don’t even know whether we are coming or going but we always try to maintain our focus.  You see, we are determined to provide our boys with the kind of life and opportunities that we were not afforded when we were growing up.  In order to accomplish this, we know that it’s going to take a lot of hard work and dedication on both of our parts.

    Growing up, things were not easy for my husband and I financially.  He was raised by a disabled single mother who was on a fixed income and had to stretch her meager budget to make ends meet.  I, on the other hand, had both of my parents but my father was the only one who worked a blue-collar job and his salary barely covered all of the daily expenses of a family of five.  We can both recall moments where there wasn’t enough to eat or when our parents were huddled around bills, late at night, wondering where the money was going to come from to pay everything.

    When we shop at Sears, we know that we are getting more for our money-more value, more brands, more rewards and more ways to shop.  Sears wants to show its members and customers all the ways that they offer more.  To do so, they have produced a video series called More To You featuring surprises with real people, based on real tweets from people who want to give more to the ones they love. The latest installment features Jasmine, a teen who wanted to do a little something for her dad and got more than she bargained for.  View Jasmine’s story below and share it with others who want to give more to the ones they love:

    I was extremely touched by Jasmine’s story because, as a mother, I could only hope that my children recognize all of the sacrifices that their father and I make for them on a daily basis.  As parents, we don’t do these things expecting anything back from our kids but it sure is nice to have them express some of their appreciation.  It definitely provides us with validation that our efforts have not gone unnoticed.

    The best part is that you too can participate in this selfless campaign by simply tweeting @Sears with #MasDeLoTuyo or #MoreTOYou and Sears just might make your dreams come true and give MORE TO YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES!

Let’s Discuss:  How would you give more to the ones you love if you could?

Disclosure: This is part of a compensated campaign with Latina Bloggers Connect and Sears. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I only recommend products or services I use personally and I believe will be “family friendly.” I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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  1. Time is the one thing that I can give to them that you cannot put a price tag on. We all have the same amount to give, it is how we spend it that’s important.

  2. I’m pretty familiar with this. When I was a kid growing up, our family had just enough to get by. It was not easy. Probably we could all do a lot more to appreciate each other too. Sometimes it feels hard to be so vulnerable.

  3. My mom was a single mom to 4. I don’t know how she did it, but we never felt like we were going without. I really like Scott’s answer. I would rather create lasting memories for my children by spending time with them, over buying them material things.

  4. Lois Alter Mark says

    This is a great campaign and I agree — nothing is more valuable than time. Love the photos of your family!

  5. I wish I had more time to give to people I love. I feel like I am always on the go and can’t spend as much time with them as I would like.

  6. Jennifer Williams says

    I would give my loved ones a permanent home for Christmas this year as we had planned to do. Unfortunately it is not working out like we hoped and we might be stuck in our temporary rental.

  7. Mandy Young Carter says

    I would visit those I love who live states away much more than I get to now.

  8. It is so hard not to get caught up in this hectic thing we call life. It is important to slow it down and bit and reach out to those we love.

  9. We are kind of in the opposite situation as most couples. No kids yet, but we’re dealing with parents who are going into foreclosure and loosing their jobs. So, saving money is important, for sure – for us, it’s saving so we can help our parents.

  10. I would just try to make things easier on my husband. He works so hard but we never seem to get ahead.

  11. I try and do a little favour once in a while to try and give back – if I have extra I try and treat them as well. x

  12. I’m another one in the opposite position. Since kiddo is with her other set of parents during the week, her needs only need to be met on weekends. We do everything we can during the week to make sure she’s taken care of. Now I find myself needing to step things up a bit to help out my mom.

  13. Thrill of the Chases says

    We do the same. Working hard and taking advantage of every opportunity to make the most for our family while still being there for each other. We also teach our children the importance of giving back when we can.

  14. I have been very fortunate financially but I think we all struggle with something. I try to give my kids more experiences than things.

  15. I am touched by the story too what a beautiful campaign recognizing what we do for our families!

  16. Veronica Solomon says

    The biggest thing I would love to give to my kids is more time. Work really takes away from the time we used to spend together. Also the security of never needing anything materialistically

  17. Rebecca Bryant says

    I would love to be able to give my kid more of me. Being disable limits what I can do for him and it can be hard on him having to help me sometimes. I would love for him to not have the responsibility.

  18. I would put everything away and just play with them. I will admit,,, I hate to play but I would try and learn to like it. Sounds silly .. but it is true.

  19. Melissa Vera says

    I try to give a littl bit at the time and to spend more time with my girls as I can.

  20. Janell Poulette says

    I wish I could help my mom so she wouldn’t have to work. It would give us more time to spend with each other.

  21. My blog is one way I am trying to give back to my family. I have been blessed enough to stay at home with my children but money is tight. So, I decided we’d try to earn the extra cash with my blog. I’m hoping to see this working soon.

  22. I think it’s an awesome way for Sears to get involved. And it sounds easy enough to participate!

  23. Ann Bacciaglia says

    If I could – I’d help the people close to me to make their lives easier. Love Sears.

  24. This post really resonated with me Maria. I can see similarities in our childhoods and I can very much relate to wanting to give our children a better foundation than was afforded us. My husband I are firm believers in hard work to achieve it. If I could- I would place my aging mother in law in a well appointed senior living community so she could fully enjoy this season of her life.

  25. I agree that I want to give my son more than what I had growing up. A life of less stress and more happiness!

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