Be Ready For Any Emergency! @SSIGuardian #StopTheBleed #Ad

    When it comes to reacting during an emergency, every second counts.  This is especially true when you suddenly have to save someone's life.  Believe me, as a mother of sons who play sports, I have had to deal with my share of injuries and emergencies.  Having the right tools can make bleeding control more effective.     Last year, my older son sustained a serious eye injury during one of his basketball games and everyone was unprepared.  The coach didn't even have ice packs in his duffel bag because he had forgotten them at home.  We ended up having to rush our son to urgent care and it took the entire summer, along with many doctor's appointments to make sure his eye healed properly.  In some injury cases, time is of the essence and you cannot afford to be unprepared, especially when there is bleeding involved.     Stop the Bleed kits include pressure dressings, gauze bandages, tourniquets, and other tools, along with … [Read more...]

What Trunk Junk Will You Need This Winter? #InviernoSeguro #Giveaway #TrunkJunk @StateFarm #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored collaboration with State Farm and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     As we prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this week, we are also anticipating a Nor'easter here in New York City.  The storm is expected to hit Wednesday evening right into Thursday and we are already receiving warnings that weather conditions will make driving and road travel dangerous and difficult.  I'd like to think that I have the supplies that I need in the car in case of this kind of emergency but one can never be too prepared.     Unfortunately, I've had the first-hand experience of being stuck in my car on the highway during the cold, winter months.  Years ago, we had a car that was handed down to us by my father that would always break down.  Don't get me wrong, we were very thankful to have received a car for free but getting stuck in the middle lane on an expressway with no heat can be extremely scary.  These moments taught us … [Read more...]

Make Driving Safely A Family Affair! #VamosConCuidado @Allstate #Ad

*I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for Latina Mom Bloggers on behalf of the Allstate Foundation and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     This June, my oldest is turning eleven years old and I am bracing myself to address some of the changes that will arise due to his being a tween and eventually a teenager.  Believe it or not, he is already asking me about when he will be able to drive and it is definitely a topic that I am apprehensive about because I understand the safety concerns that are involved with teen drivers.     Many years ago, my teenage cousin was driving his parents and sister home from a family gathering when he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed.  He and his father died in the accident and his mother and sister spent weeks recovering in the hospital.  Due to this traumatic incident, I have always been afraid of the day that my own sons would finally get … [Read more...]

Protect What You Love And Care About The Most! #MasterLockProtects @MasterLockUS #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of Master Lock. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.       I've always been very clear that my children and my family are my top priorities.  Everything that I do in my life is with their best interests at heart.  Part of loving and caring for them is making sure that they are safe at all times and that I educate them about staying secure in a variety of situations.     Recently, Master Lock kicked off their year-long initiative aimed at helping consumers to protect all that they love and care about in 2014.  They really know what they are talking about when it comes to safety because they are the world's largest manufacturer of padlocks and other security products.     The campaign will continue throughout the year by providing a series of safety tips and advice to families.  Master Lock made an initial donation to the American Red Cross … [Read more...]

Illuminate Your Life With The Energizer Solar 9 LED Lantern! @HomeSafTMatters #Ad

*This post was written by me on behalf of Home Safety Matters.  I received a product sample to review.  All opinions are 100% mine.     One of the things that has always been a problem in the front of my house is the lighting.  We had to upgrade and completely revamp the entire electrical of our home when we first purchased it but we have not been able to update the lighting in the front yard.  The only thing out front is a motion sensor light above the front door which works when it wants to.  This means that we are always looking for creative ways to have light out there when we are sitting out during the warm months.     I was very excited to have the opportunity to review the Energizer® Solar™ 9 LED Lantern from Home Safety Matters.  They pride themselves on offering parents the products that they need to keep their homes safe.  This particular product definitely falls into this category because it safely lights up any space or gathering and is not hot to the touch for big … [Read more...]

Keep Your Kids Safe And Comfortable With Seat Pets And Tummy Stuffers! #Review #Ad

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seat Pets and Tummy Stuffers.  All opinions are 100% mine.     Whenever we are planning a road trip, we always take into consideration how we can keep our boys safe and comfortable in the backseat.  Let's be honest, even the best behaved kids can get tired and frustrated during a long car ride and it is important to plan ahead to keep them happy.  You definitely don't want to plan your next road trip without Seat Pets and Tummy Stuffers!     My seven year old loves to play with his electronics in the car and he sometimes falls asleep while he is playing with them.  We love our Seat Pet Lincoln the Lion because my son is able to cuddle with him during road trips.  My husband and I especially love the fact that it he loves Lincoln so much that he is eager to strap on his seatbelt the moment he gets into the car.  It is a relief to know that his Seat Pet motivates him to be concerned about his safety.     Aside from his … [Read more...]