Enjoy Peace Of Mind Overnight! #TryTENAOvernight #Ad

*This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CampaignHashtag #CollectiveBias   Most nights, I often have a lot on mind about everything from what I am going to teach my students the next day to what project my sons have due for school. This is a given for someone like me who juggles having a full-time career and a family, among other things. What I don't want to have to worry about when I'm trying to go to sleep is bladder leakage because, although it is a reality for many women, it's not something that should be keeping me from a good night's sleep.     After having two children, bladder leakage can definitely be an issue at times but I manage to keep feeling confident with protection for the Unexpected Leak™, with TENA® incontinence products for women. I love that they are designed for comfort and made for performance while allowing me to do the things I love, without missing out on any moment or experience. If you … [Read more...]

Poise Keeps Me Laughing! (+ $2 OFF coupon!) #PoiseMoment @Poise #Ad

    Do you sometimes leak a little when you are laughing and hanging out with family and friends? Believe me, I know it is not something that you like to talk about but, for many of us, it is something that we deal with in our lives. In my case, it is something that began after having children and can be an inconvenience sometimes.     The good news is, you are not alone. The reality is that 1 in 3 women experience light bladder leakage, or LBL, and Poise® gives you one less thing to worry about any time of day or night. Whether you prefer absorbent pads and liners, or Poise® Impressa® Bladder Supports, a non-absorbent solution that helps stop leaks before they start, Poise® has a wide variety of options for your LBL needs. So, I never have to worry about LBL and I can stay in the moment!    That is exactly what I did this past weekend when I visited my new niece in South Carolina. Although I initially worried a little about taking such a long road trip with my LBL, I knew that I … [Read more...]

Real Women Have A Real Conversation! #AlwaysDiscreetBoutique @AlwaysDiscreet #Ad

    I have become a firm believer in the fact that, in order to have a healthy lifestyle, you have to be in tune with what your body needs and honest with yourself about addressing these needs. Over the years, I have noticed that we women are not always open with one another with the changes that our bodies go through after childbirth and as we mature into our beautiful selves.     One of these taboo subjects has always been Adult Incontinence, despite the fact that it is a lot more prevalent than you would think. As a matter of fact, 1 in 3 women experience bladder leaks1 and 2 in 3 who have tried bladder leak underwear avoid wearing them all together, even when they know they need them2. It's time that we have a real conversation about how AI has affected many of us. There shouldn’t have to be a tradeoff between bladder leak protection and feminine underwear that makes women feel beautiful and confident.    Part of being true to all of you and to myself includes me sharing my … [Read more...]

Ladies, Your Financial Future Awaits! #OwnMyFuture @Prudential @SheSpeaks #Ad

*This post was sponsored by SheSpeaks for Prudential. All opinions are 100% my own.     I can still remember the first time that I started thinking about my long-term finances.  It was in September of 2000 and I had just started a new job as a NYC public school teacher.  As I was filling out papers for my pension, another veteran teacher sat down next to me and advised me on the importance of starting to think about my retirement from an early age.    At that moment, I recall stifling a chuckle because nothing was further from my twenty two year old mind.  She persisted and went on to tell me how women's social security benefits are 27% lower than that of their male counterparts.*  This statistic shocked me as well as the fact that she shared with me that she had failed to make those important financial decisions at the beginning of her career.  As a result, her pension consultation had left her disappointed and worried about her future.     That day, my eyes were fully open to … [Read more...]

Keeping The Spice In your Marriage After Having Kids #ScrapTheSoap @Lubrigyn #Ad

    As my sons are getting older, my husband and I are realizing the importance of making time for each other as a couple.  Most of us have children and dedicate ourselves entirely to being their parents while forgetting that we should also focus on our relationships at the same time.  After all, kids grow up and eventually make their own lives, as is the natural order of things.  So it makes sense that couples make an effort to keep the spice in their marriage after having children.     This is not as easy as it sounds since parenting is a full-time job.  Add to that balancing work, the household, and having some couple time becomes virtually impossible.  The reality is that, even though we love our kids, it's crucial that we have our own time to reconnect and interact romantically.  This process has definitely been a learning experience and we have gotten really creative when it comes to keeping things steamy and spicy.  Here … [Read more...]

Get Back Out There And Live With Impressa! #LivePadFree @walmart @poise #ad

    This might come as a surprise to some of you but there are some changes that come about after having children that aren't always considered a blessing.  Not sure what I'm talking about?  Imagine worrying about every little sneeze or cough giving birth to a potentially embarrassing moment, pun intended.       Yes, I am referring to those little leaks that no woman wants to talk about.  The thing is that we should be talking about them so we could tell each other that there is help out there in the form of Poise Impressa ® Bladder Supports!    As the holidays are quickly approaching, we all look forward to spending valuable time with our loved ones and friends.  However, nobody wants to have to worry about laughing a little too hard or the odors that are involved with suffering from bladder leakage.       It's definitely not a pretty picture but now we can all feel empowered to get out there and do all of the … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk Woman To Woman! @Lubrigyn #GetIntimate #Ad

    Let's face it, I'm surrounded by men and Testosterone in this house.  Aside from all of the wrestling and sports constantly streaming on our television, our bathroom is full of men's hygiene products.  My small corner full of feminine products can be found in a small space under the bathroom sink.     Clearly, this discussion would fall on deaf ears if I attempted to have it with the guys I live with.  That is why I decided to bring the conversation here to have with my large female following.  I know you ladies will understand when I ask you all to talk to me woman to woman!     I know many of you are still using soap and water to wash your most intimate areas and, let me tell you, this is leaving you open to getting irritation, dryness and discomfort.  You probably didn't even know that a fragile hydrolipid film protects the skin in your vaginal area and you are stripping it away when you wash with soap.     … [Read more...]

Paid Opportunity: Sign Up Today To Help Inspire Future Products From Colgate! @Colgate #Ad

    I'm very excited this afternoon because I have the opportunity to present all of you you with this amazing opportunity to collaborate with Colgate to help inspire their future products.  If you love to share your thoughts and opinions you are already the perfect candidate for this campaign.  Colgate is looking for some creative women to share ideas with and the best part is that they are going to compensate you for them!     Do you live close to Miami, Houston, LA, or the NY Metro area and come from a Hispanic/Latina background?  If so, you can sign up to join an exclusive, private, 2-month online community where you can share your opinions directly with brand decision makers.  As a mom, I jump at the chance to be able to connect directly with brands to voice my family's needs and preferences which is why I love that Colgate is reaching out to mothers around the country.     Not only will you have the opportunity to impact the brand, but members will also receive a $100 Amazon … [Read more...]

What You Need To Know About BRCA And Ovarian Cancer #beBRCAware @beBRCAware @SheSpeaksUp #Ad

    As many of you know, I have been a Leukemia Survivor for the past almost eight years.  Throughout this time, one of the things that I have maintained as a Survivor is the importance of advocating for your health and of early detection when it comes to cancer.      In today's modern medical times, getting treatment early on, and taking advantage of modern detection and treatment options, can mean the difference between life and death.  When faced with such a serious health crisis, it is normal to be afraid and to break down but, after that, you have to move forward and fight the good fight.     Many of you are probably not aware of the fact that there is a test you can take that can identify whether you are at a higher risk for a gene mutation that is commonly associated with breast and ovarian cancer.  Being armed with knowledge about your BRCA status can assist you in making important decisions about cancer treatments that are currently available.What is a BRCA gene?     In … [Read more...]

When A Loved One Suffers From Depression And Anxiety…

    This past week has been a difficult one because my mother had a severe anxiety attack last weekend.  As a family, we have dealt with the fact that she has suffered from depression and anxiety disorder for over thirty years.  We are not ashamed of talking about it whatsoever because it is an illness just like any other illness and she has no control over it.     As far as we know, it began right after my birth when my mother was eighteen years old.  She suffered from postpartum depression after giving birth but was able to recover from it after a few weeks.  Unfortunately, four years later after giving birth to my brother, she again sank into a depression but was not able to feel better on her own.     This is the way that depression and anxiety presents itself in the lives of many people.  It is brought on or awakened by a traumatic or stressful experience in a person's life.  In my mother's case, the stress of giving birth to three children in four years, at such a young age, … [Read more...]