Fuel Their Dreams Of Being Part Of Team USA! #LetsPowerTheirDreams #Ad

    This is a very exciting time of the year for my family and I.  Ever since I was a kid, my siblings and I would post up in front of the television every four years to watch the Olympics.  Sports have always been an important part of our family life, everything from basketball and tennis to American football and soccer.  Since my father is from Spain and I was raised there until the age of eight, we love watching soccer and my boys love playing with their grandpa.     Thankfully, my son has had a very rewarding athletic journey.  He seems to excel at all sports with basketball and soccer being his favorites.  The relationships that he has forged with his teammates have been wonderful and playing sports has also contributed to raising his confidence and self-esteem.  We are extremely proud of him and hope that sports continue to be a big part of his life well into adulthood.  Soccer has especially been great for getting in touch … [Read more...]

Celebrate Fútbol Fever With @Orgullosa! #MyHouseIsMyStadium #Ad

*This is part of a product review campaign with Orgullosa; complimentary products were provided. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     Anyone who has visited my household recently knows that we have been rooting for our favorite soccer teams as they all battle to be number one in the world.  Sadly, our two top teams are now out of the competition but that hasn't stopped us from enjoying the remaining games and taking advantage of spending some quality time together as a family.     This year, Orgullosa is rewarding diehard soccer fans with an awesome giveaway where you all have a chance to win some huge prizes!  By uploading a photo that demonstrates the passion and pride that you have for your favorite teams and colors, you will be eligible to win a TV, XBOX1, sound system and lots of P&G products!     Some of my favorite memories of watching soccer with my family when I was a kid in Spain are of sitting around the living room with my parents and grandparents … [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...]

Celebrate Soccer Season With The Perfect Pair Of Foods! #GolazoKraft #CollectiveBias #Shop #Ad

*I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.     Soccer is a beloved sport in our home.  My husband and I are both of Latin descent and we have lived in our native countries of Spain and Puerto Rico where fútbol is the national pastime.  Every four years when that big soccer tournament comes around, we really enjoy predicting which teams will make it to the end and, of course, cheering for our own countries' teams.     This past week, we all got together at my mother's house to watch Spain play.  Unfortunately, they were unable to win and move forward in the competition.  Although we were all disappointed, we still managed to have a great time together and to enjoy each other's company along with some great food.  I normally arrange with my family members a list of dishes that each person will bring when we get together to watch soccer … [Read more...]

Celebrate Your Love Of Fútbol And Your National Pride! #MiEquipoMiHerencia #Sponsored

*This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers.  All opinions are 100% mine.          Let me bring you back to my childhood in Spain during the early nineteen eighties…There was nothing better than sitting around the television surrounded by family and watching Fútbol.  Everyone just seemed to be happier during this time and nothing else was as important as celebrating that moment with loved ones and cheering on our favorite teams.  I'm sure I don't have to tell you that soccer is a huge sport in Spain and other Hispanic countries.     Now that I have my own family, sharing these time honored cultural traditions with our sons is very important to my husband and I.  After all, they can't know where they are going if they don't know where they came from.  As a result, getting together to honor our national pride and our love of fútbol as a family is pretty high on our list of priorities.     This past week, my sons have been spending a lot of time … [Read more...]