Every Baby Is Born To Do Something Special! #imbornto #MoDSquad @MarchofDimes #Ad

    I'm very excited and proud to share with you all that I have been selected, along with 39 other moms across the country, to represent March of Dimes in the #ImBornTo campaign.  That number was chosen to represent the number of weeks in a full-term pregnancy.  They call us the MoDSquad and we are here to celebrate all of the moms and dads who keep babies healthy and safe, before and after birth.     During my second pregnancy, I started having contractions at 34 weeks and my son was in real danger of being born early.  Every week, I had to go into the hospital to receive IV fluids in order to stop my contractions and keep me from going into labor early.  I was very afraid because I knew that babies born prematurely are at risk for developmental delays and medical problems.  Thankfully, the medical interventions worked and I was able to hold off giving birth until 38 weeks and had a healthy baby boy.    March of Dimes believes that every baby is born to do something special and … [Read more...]

Get The Facts About RSV! #ABCsofRSV #Ad

*This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with MedImmune and Latina Bloggers Connect.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.    This past week, both of my boys were sick at the same time.  My younger son suffers from asthma and allergies and often gets bronchitis during the winter months.  On the other hand, my older son's asthma is moderate but he managed to pick up a bug at school and got sick with a throat infection.  As a mother, it is extremely frustrating to know that my sons are not feeling well and to not be able to make them feel better right away.  It was all I could do to stifle tears as the doctor described to me how sick they were.     One of the best ways to protect our children is to educate ourselves on the dangers that exist that could potentially pose a threat to their health.  By arming ourselves with knowledge, we can make sure that we take every possible precaution to keep them from getting sick.  Unfortunately, Hispanic babies have an increased … [Read more...]

Help Your Baby Get A Good Night’s Sleep! #WalgreensLatino #MiBebe @Walgreens #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Walgreens.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.    When I became a mother for the first time, I was really eager to learn everything that I possibly could about taking care of a baby.  As a result, I read as many books as I could and I researched everything from potty training to proper sterilization of baby bottles.     One of my favorite places to shop for baby items has always been Walgreens.  Their Well Beginnings line has just about anything you need for your baby including diapers, wipes, formula and more.  It is the perfect store for stocking up on all of the necessities that make your bebé and your familia more comfortable.    During my infinite quest for "Mommy knowledge" I found out that there were specific things that I could do to help my baby get a good night's sleep.  After all, a happy sleeping baby means a happy new mommy that could get some sleep too.  That is when I devised the … [Read more...]

World Prematurity Day Is November 17th! #RSVAwareness #MC #Sponsored

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for MedImmune. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.    When I was growing up, I can still remember the story that my grandmother used to tell about when my aunt was born.  She would say that when my aunt was born, she was so small that you could literally hold her in the palm of your hand.  You see, my aunt was born prematurely in the early 1960s when my grandmother was just five months pregnant.  The odds were certainly against her being born so early and surviving.     Grandma said the priest came to her hospital room to baptize the baby because they did not know whether she would live or not.  Since she hadn't chosen a name for the baby, she asked the priest what church he was from and he said "Santa Maria."  The rest is history.  My aunt was baptized with the name Maria and she defied all odds by not only surviving but thriving.     Babies born prematurely often have health … [Read more...]

Mission Gift Of Sleep Accomplished! #Pampers @Pampers #Giveaway #Ad

Disclosure:  This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.    One of the things that makes me the most happy about blogging is being able to "Pay it forward" and to share wonderful products and experiences with deserving moms all over the country.  I was thrilled when I learned that I would have the opportunity to give the Gift of Sleep to a mom or a family in need because it truly is better to give than to receive.  Thanks to Pampers, I was able to launch a mission to ease the financial burden of a mom whom I know could really use the help.     It wasn't difficult to immediately realize who I would share the $100 gift card and the Pampers diapers with.  You see, there is one mom who has always struggled financially as a single parent and never complained about having to do it all for her three boys.  She has always worked long hours and even worked overtime on the weekend just to make ends meet but … [Read more...]

Moisturizing Skin Care That Is Not Just For Babies! #JohnsonsBaby #Ad

Disclosure:  This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and JOHNSON’S® Baby.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.    Every single time my husband is in my car, he complains that I never keep any lotion in the glove compartment.  You see, he has very dry skin and is used to having hand lotion in his own car readily available at his disposal.  We have always trusted Johnson's Baby with the care of our sons' skins so I thought it would be the perfect moisturizer to use on my husband's skin.     My husband has told me repeatedly that his dry skin issues are not just about dryness but that they also cause him discomfort that can only be alleviated when he hydrates his skin with moisturizing cream.  This is the reason that Johnson's immediately came to mind due to the fact that it has always been gentle enough for babies' skins but is also strong enough to lock in moisture in adult skin.    When our oldest son was born, one of my … [Read more...]

Pampers Unites Babies From Across The Country In NYC! #pampersamorsueñosjuegos

*This sponsored post was written by me on behalf of Pampers and Latina Mom Bloggers.  All opinions are 100% mine.    This past Summer, I had the opportunity to reflect on the love, sleep and play that I witnessed and experienced as a new mother when I had both of my sons.  Pampers launched a program to celebrate the profound impact that parents experience when they see their babies engaging with the world around them for the first time.  Parents all across North America were prompted to share photos of their babies experiencing love, sleep, or play.    Last week, Pampers united babies from across the country to celebrate this campaign in a star-studded event in New York City's legendary Grand Central Terminal and I had the pleasure of attending.  Pampers received more than 30,000 photo submissions of babies enjoying love, sleep, or play and they compiled the images into a huge 3-D projection.  Expectant mothers, actress Jennifer Love Hewitt and Mexican actress, mom and TV … [Read more...]