Invite Your Kids Into The Kitchen! #BensBeginners @UncleBens #Ad

    Many parents don't realize that, in these modern technological times, they are forgetting to teach their children valuable life skills that will allow them to be self-sufficient in the future.  One of these skills that seems to have gone by the wayside is learning how to cook.  If we, as parents, only provide meals for our kids but never invite them into the kitchen we are not helping them to be independent and prepare their own meals as adults.    The mission of the Fourth Annual Ben's Beginners™ Cooking Contest is quite simply to encourage parents and kids to cook together. The contest provides a platform for parents with kids in grades K-8 to connect with their children one meal at a time by going to unclebens.com and submitting a three-minute home video of their family preparing a rice-based dish while discussing their experience cooking together. Five winners will win $15,000 each for their family and a $30,000 cafeteria makeover for their … [Read more...]

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words And Some Cool Prizes! #MasConCricket @MiCricket #Ad

This is a compensated campaign on behalf of Cricket Wireless.  All opinions are 100% mine.    I'm sure that many of you are familiar with the old adage, "A picture is worth a thousand words."  It basically means that one single still image can convey a complex idea.  In laymen's terms, it means that photos can share a lot more detail than mere words.  That is exactly the premise behind the  La Búsqueda del Más giveaway that is currently being hosted by MiCricket.  In this case, every picture you upload as part of their December photo challenge is not only worth a thousand words but could potentially be worth  a lot of prizes!     I first shared this exciting contest with you all a few weeks ago when the photo challenge began.  Now that the promotion is in full swing, I wanted to remind some of you of the many ways that you personally can take part and possibly even win big daily.  After all, every day, you have the opportunity to participate in fun photo tasks that will enter you … [Read more...]

When Life Gets Tough, I Rise Above It And Get Tougher! #RiseAboveIt #NoTeRindas #Ad

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Pine-Sol® and Latina Bloggers Connect.    When I was 30 years old, two things happened to me that year, I gave birth to my youngest son and I found out I had cancer.  If it is shocking for you to read that, imagine how shocking and bitter-sweet it was for me to go through one of the most joyous events in my life while, at the same time, going through one of the most devastating things that could possibly happen to me.  Unfortunately, I didn't have the luxury of falling apart because I had a three year-old and a newborn that needed me to keep it together.     I remember the weekend after my diagnosis, I lay in bed feeling sorry for myself and wondering why this would happen to me.  After a while, I realized that the answer was "Why not me?"  People go through tragedies and receive bad news regularly so what made me exempt from it?  At that moment I decided that I was going to stay strong and rise above my cancer diagnosis, not … [Read more...]

Share Photos And Win With Cricket’s “La Búsqueda del Más!” #MasConCricket @MiCricket #Ad

This is a compensated campaign on behalf of Cricket Wireless.  All opinions are 100% mine.    If you follow me on social media, you know that I love taking photos of my life and of my family.  I learned a long time ago that it's important to preserve these precious moments whenever possible as they will become precious memories to look back upon in the future.  MiCricket understands the importance of capturing these photos and wants to celebrate and reward you with their  La Búsqueda del Más giveaway!  They are hosting a photo contest where you can win prizes by uploading photos that correspond with the daily prompt.    The contest will run for 72 days and you will have the opportunity to participate in 72 fun photo tasks that will enter you to win one of 72 awesome prizes!  It's so easy to enter and there are so many ways that you can take part in this exciting promotion.  Here are some of the ways that you can enter this fantastic giveaway:You can enter on MiCricket’s … [Read more...]

The Joy Of Experiencing Love, Sleep, Or Play #pampersamorsueñosjuegos #Ad

*This sponsored post was written by me on behalf of Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers.  All opinions are 100% mine.    Ten years ago, when I became a new mother, I had no idea the kind of joy that watching my baby would bring me every single day.  There were many things that I had to learn since this was my first baby and I paid very close attention to him and learned what his needs were.  Unfortunately, my son had very bad Colic as an infant so it sometimes became increasingly difficult to put him to sleep and to feed him because of the discomfort that it caused him.    In order to make his bedtime more comfortable for him, I decided to implement a ritual that I adhered to every evening.  I figured if he had some consistency and if I did some special things with him, he would feel soothed enough to be able to sleep despite his Colic.  So every night I bathed him, massaged his whole body with baby lotion before putting on his pamper, and I played classical music.  For some … [Read more...]