Manejando a Ciegas
May04

Manejando a Ciegas

 Estoy más que agradecida por la invitación que recibí, para unirme a una campaña tan importante como esta, para evitar tener conductores ebrios en la comunidad hispana. Este articulo fue escrito en colaboración con LATISM. Sin embargo las opiniones son mias. Todos compartimos las carreteras y lo que haces cuando estas manejando, compromete tu seguridad, la de aquellos que amas y la de la comunidad en general. Es muy importante concentrarse en la carretera, pues nosotros podemos ser buenos conductores, pero otras personas no, podrían estar borrachos, somnoliento, drogados o distraídos en el teléfono. Abril, es el mes que marca el inicio de esta campaña,  y es una gran oportunidad para crear conciencia sobre la influencia que tiene el alcohol cuando conducimos, un problema que afecta gravemente a nosotros los hispanos. ¿Sabías que los accidentes de trànsito relacionados con el alcohol, son la principal causa de muerte de los latinos en USA? Debemos comprender como el alcohol afecta la capacidad del cerebro para controlar las funciones tanto mentales como corporales. Empieza por deteriorar su juicio, segundo el cerebro y los sentidos como el gusto, el olfato, la vista y el oído, ademàs de sus habilidades motoras, dejándolo inhabilitado de percibir su entorno o la capacidad para tomar decisiones seguras y responsables. Beber y conducir es peligroso, el alcohol y el consumo de drogas pueden perjudicar considerablemente su comportamiento y reacciones. Las investigaciones han demostrado que la combinación de las sustancias sicotròpicas y el alcohol tiene un efecto multiplicativo sobre el riesgo de colisión. Las pequeñas cantidades de marihuana combinada con bajas cantidades de alcohol causan un deterioro grave y es común entre los conductores que han sido gravemente heridos o han fallecido en un accidente de automóvil. Conducir y escribir mensajes de texto es peligroso, mirar nuestros hacia hacia abajo para contestar un mensaje de texto, por tan solo unos pocos segundos, es el tiempo suficiente para causar un accidente. El 23% de los accidentes automovilísticos, son a causa de los teléfonos celulares, es decir alrededor de 1.3 millones de choques, en otras palabras, el usar nuestros teléfonos aumenta la posibilidad de un accidente hasta 23 veces más, es decir, mensajear, contestar una llamada o el tan solo hecho de distraerte para buscar el dispositivo, te llevarìan a la muerte. A final de cuentas, los vehículos fueron creados como un sistema de movimiento de pasajeros o mercancías de un lugar a otro. Conducir es complejo, y necesitamos concentración en la carretera en todo momento, asì podremos reaccionar rápidamente y evitar accidentes. El conducir sobrio, es uno de los requisitos más importantes para una conducción segura. Debemos, hablar con nuestros hijos...

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Sh*tty Mom for All Seasons: Half-@ssing It All Year Long
Apr11

Sh*tty Mom for All Seasons: Half-@ssing It All Year Long

  Emmy Award–winning TODAY show producers, the brains behind TodaysMoms, and self-proclaimed sh*tty moms Alicia Ybarbo and Mary Ann Zoellner, together with humorist Erin Clune, bring you the perfect book to tackle the occasions that test every mother’s patience and inspire a second glass of wine with Sh*tty Mom for All Seasons. The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us struck a chord with moms everywhere, and now (finally!) there is more more of what we crave—a guide to help parents through holidays, special occasions, and the dreaded school calendar with Sh*tty Mom for All Seasons: Half-@ssing It All Year Long (Abrams; April 5, 2016; U.S. $19.95; Hardcover with jacket).   Eager to share with our awesome community of Mom’s,  we got into action and shared our Sh*tty Mom book copy with Karen E. Lopez, who devoured the book and sent us her thoughts: I received the book Sh*tty mom for all seasons. I started to read it and let me tell you I couldn’t stop reading it. I was laughing from the moment I started to read until I was done. In some areas it made me think of ME! Perfect example would be the one about throwing your kid a birthday party on page 18, it brought me to a laugh because I am doing that right now. I am in the process of giving my son a party for his 15th birthday. Nonetheless, it’s a surprise. We are always trying to be better than this person and that person. We have to be our own unique person. How is it that we have managed to get lost in an uptight world of trying to top this person or the other? We must have best of the line for this, best of the line for that. When in reality most kids all they want is just to have a ball, a few friends, and enjoy the cake. Where was this book when I was younger and when I took being a mom, too serious? To sum it up – at times we forget that before being a mother we were a young adult that would go out and have fun. We would not take life too serious. As parents, we must remember that we have the future in our hands and we must enjoy it. Thank you Lynn for letting me read this book it was an amazing book. You are welcome Karen For more info visit shttymom.com and please follow them on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook!        ...

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Fearless. Period. Cora.
Mar08

Fearless. Period. Cora.

 You have a period, Cora has a mission: to make it toxin-free, worry-free and full of purpose. Cora, una nueva compañía que moderniza el manejo de la menstruación, está lanzando una solución completa de tampones orgánicos que son eficaces y que a la vez inspiran a que las mujeres se apoyen entre sí. Sus accesorios le permiten a la mujer de hoy un mejor manejo de su período y, al mismo tiempo, ofrecen apoyo a niñas necesitadas que no cuentan con los recursos para comprar productos sanitarios. Anualmente alrededor de 100 millones de adolecentes* pierden clases durante los días de su menstruación debido a la falta de acceso a productos adecuados. Por cada suministro mensual que una mujer compre, Cora donará una provisión mensual gratuita de productos sanitarios femeninos a una niña en países en vía de desarrollo. “Nosotros no solo vendemos tampones y los enviamos por correo. Estamos cambiando la manera en que las mujeres pasan los días de su regla, desde el nivel más práctico hasta un nivel de comprensión más íntimo, igualmente inspirando un compromiso con otras mujeres”, dijo Molly Hayward, fundadora de Cora. Cora ofrece una opción inteligente y saludable a la mujer de hoy ya que un 90% de los tampones contienen materiales y químicos potencialmente dañinos para la salud. Contrario a otras marcas, Cora ofrece tampones de algodón 100% orgánico de alta calidad certificado GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard, por sus siglas en inglés). Además, Cora utiliza tecnología Fit Fearless con expansión ancha inteligente y un diseño octagonal para máxima absorción y protección contra algún escape. En ocasión del Día Internacional de la Mujer, Cora duplicará su donación de suministros sanitarios a jóvenes que lo necesiten por cada mujer que se subscriba a Cora del 8 al 15 de marzo. Para más información, por favor visita cora.life, síguenos en Facebook, Twitter, e Instagram @CoraWomen y únete a la conversación con la #LaNuevaRegla. Chicas a las que nos dejen mensajes en el blog y en #webcitygirlsCLUB de lo mas que le gusta del nuevo producto, son elegibles a participar en rifa al azar y ganar un precioso estuche de #CORALife okis! Gracias!!!...

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Stronger with Milk
Mar08

Stronger with Milk

 This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and milk life.  However, all opinions expressed are my own. Congratulations to Danell Leyva the Cuban American United States Olympic Gymnast for his success and for giving our kids a good example of determination and the importance of milk in our every day diet. I am a single mother and I can tell you that there is no one in this world more important to me than my son. Besides protecting him, teaching him good values and encouraging him to dream big, it’s always been important to me that he stays healthy by eating nutritious food and exercising often. I remember when we were little girls, my mom always served us milk with our breakfast . She would never ask if we ate all our food but she would always say “nenas se tomaron toda la leche? Quiero que se tomen la leche que es proteina de alta calidad y es una manera inteligente de empezar tu dia, les dara enegia y les ayudara a concentrarse en la escuela”. Well now that I am a mom, I find myself saying the same thing to my son. Except that he is one of those kids that would always ask why? So I had to explain to him that milk is an ideal way to get high-quality protein and in just an 8oz. glass of milk contains 9 essential nutrients, including B vitamins for energy, protein for lean muscle, vitamin A for healthy immune system and bone-building nutrients, including calcium and vitamin D. Besides it’s good for his hair, bones and teeth. One of our favorite breakfasts to get us going in the mornings is home made avena old-fashioned con leche instead of water and some cinnamon on top accompanied by an 8oz glass of milk. Just right there are 21 grams of protein! When we are short on time. We enjoy a cup of whole-wheat cereal with an 8oz glass of cold milk and half an apple, which is also a real good source of protein. Cold Cereal with Fruit   Preparation: Mix all ingredients and serve 1 portion Ingredients 8oz (1 cup) cold skim milk 1 cup whole wheat cereal ½ Fresh Apple Cinnamon to taste Nutrition 305 Calories And as a snack before lunchtime I recommend our favorite Go Green Shake:   Preparation: Combine all ingredients until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes 2 portions, 1 ½ cups per portion (4oz of milk per portion) Ingredients 2 cups of fresh spinach (approximately 2oz) 1 cup of skim milk ½ cup of green grapes ½ cup of cut sweet melon ½ cup of ice cubes...

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Join Us for the milk life #FuertesConLeche Twitter Party
Mar04

Join Us for the milk life #FuertesConLeche Twitter Party

 This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and milk life.  However, all opinions expressed are my own. Did you know you can increase your protein intake by simply adding a glass of milk to your breakfast? Yes! Milk has 9 essential nutrients including, 8 grams of protein in every 8oz. glass. The Milk Life Somos Fuertes campaign recently launched U.S. Olympic Medalist, Cuban-American Gymnast, Danell Leyva as their new strength ambassador with the goal of educating others on the importance of powering your day with a nutrient-rich breakfast that includes between 25-30g of protein. Let’s be #FuertesConLeche! Twitter Party Details: What: milk life #FuertesConLeche Twitter Party When: Wednesday, March 9th at 8pm EST/5pm PT Where: Twitter Hashtag: #FuertesConLeche Who to Follow Co-Hosts: @GabyNatale, @MamaXXI, @CoolChillMom, @Ponderela & @ckrusch Moderators: @DiMeMedia, @LatinoMarketing, @JollyMom Brand: @SiempreLeche Prizes: Winners will be selected at random, for a total of four (4) winners: Prize pack 1: Visa gift cards for Milk Money ($50) Febreeze products Olay products including: soaps, body moisturizer and the brush cleansing system (http://www.olay.com/en-us/skin-care-products/prox-advanced-cleansing-system) Milk branded premiums for a family of four (4) Prize pack 2: Visa gift cards for Milk Money ($75) Febreeze products Olay products including: soaps, body moisturizer and the brush cleansing system (http://www.olay.com/en-us/skincare-products/prox-advanced-cleansing-system) milk branded premiums for a family of four (4) Prize pack 3: Visa gift cards for Milk Money ($100) Febreeze products Olay products including: soaps, body moisturizer and the brush cleansing system (http://www.olay.com/en-us/skin-care-products/prox-advanced-cleansing-system) Smucker’s Jams milk branded premiums for a family of four (4) Grand prize: Visa gift cards for Free Milk for a Year ($300) Nike Fuel band Febreeze products Olay products including: soaps, body moisturizer and the brush cleansing system (http://www.olay.com/en-us/skin-care-products/prox-advanced-cleansing-system) Smucker’s Jams milk branded premiums for a family of four (4) RULES: Click HERE for the Official Rules RSVP: To be eligible to win prizes, you must follow @SiempreLeche and RSVP with your Twitter handle (example: @DiMeMedia) in the Mister Linky form >> http://bit.ly/1TPXeL7...

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One Conversation Could SAVE Many Lives!
Feb22

One Conversation Could SAVE Many Lives!

 As a digital influencer, I do have the unique position to reach and directly influence, educate and empower thousands of people by simply starting an online dialogue about any subject. Today I want to speak to you about the importance of us having that one conversation that although not an easy one, it is indeed a very necessary one to have with our loved ones. I’m talking about HIV and AIDS, in spite of the fact that I personally think that there is nothing wrong with practicing abstinence, in fact I encourage young people and older ones to leave the love making for when they have made a commitment to one partner and have gotten married. The fact is that some surveys say many people have had sex with 20 people or more in their lifetime. With this said, it is absolutely paramount we have an open conversation about our health status before engaging in any kind of sexual activity. The heart of this campaign is to encourage the Hispanic/Latino community to have open conversations about HIV with everyone we know and love, and emphasizing the importance of practicing safer sex. Because research indicates that having open conversations about HIV can be a powerful way to eliminate some of the stigma, negative stereotypes, and shame that are too often associated with HIV within some segments of our community that prevent many from talking, getting tested, disclosing their HIV status and seeking treatment and with by having open conversations about our HIV and getting tested often status we can stop the spreading of this disease. Take the former Los Angeles Lakers player Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. He says that when he was first told he had HIV he was convinced he was going to die, but advances in drugs has helped him and millions of others survive. Johnson, who became the face of HIV/AIDS, 22 years ago, is now campaigning for more people to get tested for the disease. These are the facts: Hispanic/Latinos continued to be disproportionately affected by HIV Hispanic/Latinos account for 21% of the estimated 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States Hispanic/Latinos account for 23% of new diagnoses of HIV infection. More than 250,000 Latinos in the United States are living with HIV Youth aged 13 to 24 account for an estimated 26% of all new HV infections in US 81% of Hispanic/Latinos Gay & bixesuals are specially affected by HIV Over 50% of youth with HIV in the United States do not know they are infected Increase in STDs is associated with increases in transmission of HIV Some of the highest STD...

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