Build Heroic Oral Care Habits For Your Family With Listerine! #MC #Sponsored

*I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LISTERINE. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.      I was just commenting to my husband that we are back in the full swing of school, basketball practices, vocal lessons, and just trying to keep the house together in the middle of all of this hustle and bustle.  Making sure that our boys finish their homework every night and tend to their personal hygiene needs is also a part of this back to school routine in our home.  As a matter of fact, bathing and good oral care are at the top of our list when it comes to making sure that our boys take pride in their overall health and appearance.     Unfortunately, being a mother to boys can have its challenges so I sometimes have to double check that our sons brush their teeth properly in the morning.  It wouldn't be the first time that I had to send one or both of them back into the bathroom to brush their … [Read more...]

Get Closer As Your Team Goes Further! #CelebrateCloser @CrestLatino #LatinaBloggers #Ad

*This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Crest and Latina Bloggers Connect.  As always our opinions are 100% our own.     It's no secret that spending time with my family is a priority to me.  I fully take advantage of every opportunity that arises to connect and to celebrate with those who truly matter to me in my life.  There is just something about soccer that elicits pure joy from all of us while we are together.  It has a lot to do with the excitement of cheering on our favorite teams and players and of the anticipation of winning the whole thing and being number one!     Soccer is also one of the things that has allowed me to stay close to my family in Spain.  I often get homesick and long to see my grandparents and the rest of my family that is on the other side of the world.  Through social media, we are able to discuss our triumphs and disappointments when it comes to our team's performance and it definitely brings us closer together.  When you miss someone … [Read more...]

It All Begins With A Smile! @OpticWhite #OpticWhite #Giveaway #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of Colgate Optic White. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.       Last year, I got a labret piercing which I have wanted for a long time.  You see, I'm a firm believer in living life to the fullest and not having any regrets.  Within reason, I pretty much do whatever feels right and this was a form of self-expression for me.  I knew I had made the right decision as soon as I saw my new piercing in the mirror.     Unfortunately, I never considered the impact that my new piercing would have on my teeth or that I would have to be more careful when chewing food because of it.  One evening, shortly after getting the piercing, I was eating some Chinese food when I bit down on a wonton and and ended up chipping my tooth on my new piercing.     Luckily, my dentist was able to repair my tooth the next day but this experience gave me a new … [Read more...]

Take The Sonicare Power Up Challenge With Your Family! #Ad

*This post was written by me on behalf of Phillips Sonicare.  I received complimentary product samples to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.     My boys are a pain in the you know what when it comes to brushing their teeth regularly.  It's not that they haven't been taught proper oral hygiene, it's just that they don't particularly rate making time to brush their teeth that high up on their list of priorities.  As a mother, however, I understand the importance of having a bright, clean smile and I know that proper brushing is the only way to get that smile.     That is why we decided to take the Sonicare Power Up Challenge!  We replaced our sons' manual toothbrushes with Sonicare Power Up power toothbrushes for one week to see if this would motivate them to brush their teeth more often.  Now, I don't have to tell you how thrilled they were to have handy new power toothbrushes that basically did all of the hard work for them as they held it in their mouths and up … [Read more...]