Mommy Must Haves When You Have Big Kids #MommyMustHaves @Walmart #Ad

*I have been compensated by JOHNSON'S® Baby and AVEENO® for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.     Ever since my boys were babies, I have relied on JOHNSON'S® Baby products as part of their daily and bedtime routines. As infants, I used their baby lotion to massage their new skin and keep it hydrated and their baby wash to clean their delicate little fingers and toes. I remember sniffing them before laying them down to go to sleep and loving how fresh and clean they smelled.     Fast forward to these days and both of my boys have grown into two handsome young men. My oldest just started high school this past Fall and my youngest is now in middle school. As a mom, I still continue to purchase the products that I love and trust for them to use. Just like when they were babies, I continue to rely on JOHNSON'S®, especially when it comes to taking care of their skin.     My younger son tends to suffer from dry skin and will often complain that … [Read more...]

Graco’s Pack ‘n Play Playard Sport Is Big Hit With Mom Of Six! @GracoBaby #GracoBaby #Ad

    As a mom of six I have used and tried almost every baby or toddler product out there. My children range in age from 13 years old to 6 days old with a toddler and kindergartner in that mix.  I also work with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with special needs so I am always on the lookout for good products not only for myself, but also for the children I work with as a pediatric physical therapist.     That being said, the Graco Pack 'n Play® Playard Sport™ is amazing! Graco has covered it all with this play yard. It's sturdy and durable so you never have to worry about baby's safety.  It comes fully assembled; you simply take it out of the carry bag, and set up takes less than a minute.  All you have to do is open it up and lock it with 2 simple side locks, click the canopy in and "voila!"     I can't wait to bring it to the beach, park, and soccer games for my new little one.  It has two convenient side pockets to … [Read more...]

Celebrate Expressions Of Love With Your Children! #SoMuchMore @Johnsonsbaby #Ad

*This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with JOHNSON’S® Baby and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are 100% mine.     This past weekend was Mother's Day and most moms spent the day being pampered and doted upon by their significant others and their kids.  The truth is that every single day is an opportunity to celebrate motherhood and to share expressions of love from your children.  From the moment that they were babies, I have enjoyed every moment with my sons and know that every touch, hug, and smile that we have shared has nourished all of us emotionally.     As infants, I made sure that I bonded with them through daily rituals that allowed us to spend time together and to make wonderful memories through the power of touch.  One of these routines included bath time every evening which was spent as a family when my husband and I bathed each son before going to sleep.  Studies show that, in the first three years of life, interaction with moms and dads can help to … [Read more...]

Busy Moms Love The Urbini Emi Travel System! @UrbiniBaby #Partner

    As a busy mom of five I am always looking for ways to make my life easier.  We are always out and about, and usually in a rush, so we need to move quickly all the time.  The Urbini Emi travel system allows us to do just that.  It folds up quickly and easily by pulling the strap in the middle of the seat.     It's lightweight which makes it a breeze to fold and lift into the trunk of my minivan.  It is also pretty compact so I still have plenty of room in the trunk for shopping and the kids' sports gear.  The Urbini Emi also has many conveniences to make shopping, strolling, and navigating any terrain a simple joy.  It has an extra-large storage basket with a zippered compartment to keep your belongings safely tucked away.  The cup holders for baby and mom are an essential because I know when I'm out at the park or mall I'm always thirsty.     Your baby or toddler will be extra comfy in the cozy padded seat that fully reclines so he/she can sleep peacefully.  Emi's click-fit … [Read more...]

Celebrate First-Time Moments With Your Little One! #PampersPrimerasVeces @PampersLatinoUS #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers.  All opinions are 100% mine.     My husband and I tried for almost four years to become pregnant with our first child.  After much prayer and frustration, we finally found out that we were expecting and it was one of the single most joyous day of our lives.  From that very first moment, we were determined to document every precious first-time event through writing and taking photographs.     The first thing that I did was to start keeping a journal throughout my pregnancy to have a record of all of the thoughts and emotions that I was experiencing.  We also started putting together a photo album that included all of the sonogram images that we were given at my obstetrician appointments.     Obviously, the culminating moment of our joy was the birth of our son in June.  It was during that very moment that my husband and I learned what it meant to fall in "love at first sight."  We never … [Read more...]

Busy Moms Love The Graco Modes Click Connect Travel System! @GracoBaby #GracoBaby #Ad

    When I found out that my friend Lauren was pregnant with her third child, I knew that she would need a reliable stroller to travel with her newborn baby, and 4 and 3 year-old children.  She is a Working Mom and is very active so having a reliable stroller is going to be a must.  I immediately knew that she was going to need a Graco stroller because those were the strollers I relied upon when my boys were little.     The Graco® Modes™ Click Connect™ Travel System is the perfect stroller for Lauren's baby to grow from infant to toddler. It is 3 strollers in 1 and provides 10 versatile riding options. It also includes the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 Infant Car Seat, one of America's #1 selling infant car seats, holding your infant from 4-35lbs and up to 32". Here is what Lauren thought about the Graco Graco® Modes™ Click Connect™ Travel System:     I was thrilled to receive the Graco Graco® Modes™ Click Connect™ Travel System stroller and even more thrilled that I was … [Read more...]

Celebrate Early Learning With Fisher-Price®! #FPMiPrimerCumple #Giveaway #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Fisher-Price® and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.       I can still recall the joy of planning both of my sons' first birthday parties.  For me, it was such a precious milestone that should be celebrated and rejoiced while surrounded by friends and family.  So many exciting things happened in that first year including saying their first words and taking their first steps and there were so many joyful events to still look forward to.     The photos and the memories that remain from these celebrations will forever be etched into my heart.  As a mother, I am thrilled to introduce all of you to Fisher-Price® Mis Primeras Mañanitas program.  It is the first of its kind campaign designed to connect directly with Latina Moms and their families. It refers to “Las Mañanitas”, a song that highlights the love and optimism that a Latina mom feels on her baby’s special day.     Being an educator, this … [Read more...]

Well Beginnings Start At @Walgreens! #WalgreensLatino #MiBebe #Ad ($100 GC #Giveaway)

*This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Walgreens.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.     I love being a mother but I also greatly enjoy my role as a an aunt or "Titi."  Being able to care and dote on my sons and my nephews brings me a great deal of joy and it is a responsibility that I do not take lightly.  Between my two siblings and I we have eight boys ranging in ages from 1 to 14.  Yes, you read that right, we have no girls in our family!     The most recent addition to our family is my nephew Christian who is just adorable and melts my heart every single time he smiles at me.  He will be two years old in May and I am always on the lookout for things that I can buy for him and I try to help my sister with whatever he needs when I can.  She is a single mom raising three boys which I know is no easy task and I applaud her for it.     One of my favorite places to shop for mi bebé is Walgreens and their Well Beginnings line has just … [Read more...]

Prepare For Your New Bundle Of Joy And Save Some Money With Baby Value! #Ad

*I participated in this compensated campaign on behalf of I received a promotional item to facilitate this post and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.     When my husband and I were expecting our oldest son, we were on a fixed budget and it was difficult to prepare financially for all of the items that we would need to welcome our little bundle of joy.  Most of you probably know how expensive baby clothing and products are and it is a blessing to be able to save a little money while getting everything you need to welcome your little miracle into the world.  It’s important to shop around for the best prices on these baby items and focus on what really matters, loving your new little angel!     Luckily, we had extended friends and family who stepped forward to help us purchase the products that we needed for our baby.  At our baby shower, we were very fortunate to receive most of the items that we had requested on our baby registry.  This … [Read more...]

Celebrate All Of Your Baby’s Firsts With #SwaddlersFirsts #Giveaway @Pampers #Ad

Disclaimer: This review was made possible by Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers.  All opinions are 100% mine.     Becoming a mother is probably the most monumental event that any woman can experience.  Every one of us wants to be the best mom possible and we all want to savor every moment with our babies and to celebrate all of their firsts to create memories that will last a lifetime.     It has always been very important to me that I celebrate every single milestone in my sons' lives.  There are certain things that I have done over the years to highlight these special moments and to make them memorable for both my boys and for my husband and I.  We always make sure that we take lots of photos of their firsts that we may look upon fondly as the years progress.     If you were to look through my sons' photo albums, you will find photos of when they had their first bath, of their first meal eating table food, you name it.  Anything that they did for the first time, I tried to … [Read more...]