Togetherness Defines Today’s Modern Family! #LaFamiliaDeHoy #Ad

*This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson and Latina Bloggers Connect.    Last December, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies revealed the Jiménez family as LA FAMILIA DE HOY™.  This family was chosen to represent the family values of the Hispanic community which included being active, multicultural and keeping up with the modern times.  Juan, Biviana and their three children: Elisa, Diego and Benicio embody all of these qualities and definitely mirror what my family and I consider to be the epitome of the Latino family.     Like the Jiménez family, our family shares a special bond and we find ways to support each other and be there for one another whenever possible.  Sometimes this includes making arrangements to pick up each other's kids from school or sharing the cooking responsibilities during family gatherings and dinners.  Family is very important to us and we make sure that we teach our younger generation about their roots and … [Read more...]

What Is The Definition Of Today’s Family? #LaFamiliadeHoy #Ad

*This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson and Latina Bloggers Connect.    Recently I was having a conversation with my mother about when my siblings and I were growing up and she commented that times have certainly changed since she and my father were raising us.  Mom went on to say that today's modern families have a lot more issues to deal with than the families of yesterday.     In her opinion, today's parents have so many more factors that they have to consider when protecting their children including the Internet, advances in technology, and other external influences related to music and the media.  "One thing that hasn't changed," she concluded, "is the importance of instilling family values, regardless of what your family dynamics are."     I would have to say that I agree with my Mom on many of these points.  The question then becomes, "What is the definition of today's family?"  My husband and I certainly consider ourselves a modern … [Read more...]