Evita Distracciones, Todo Puede Esperar
Jul13

Evita Distracciones, Todo Puede Esperar

 Me uní a DiMe Media para traerles este mensaje de AT&T pero las opiniones son solo mías. Los automóviles son la invención de transportación que más nos facilita la libertad de ir donde queremos en cualquier momento. Pero también tenemos que entender que puede ser una máquina peligrosa, así que tenemos que manejar responsablemente y evitar distracciones. Manejar requiere nuestra atención centrada en el camino pues es esencial para evitar accidentes y poder reaccionar ligeramente si es necesario. El 83% de los hispanos admite que usan su celular mientras manejan, comparado con el 71% de los estadounidenses en general. Y el 68% de los hispanos textean mientras manejan. Por eso es que estoy emocionada de informarles que AT&T tiene una aplicación gratis en español para ayudarnos a mantenernos enfocados cuando estamos manejando. Admito que cuando estoy manejando y oigo el ruidito ese que me deja saber que me llegó un texto por teléfono me da por mirar el teléfono aunque sea solo para saber de quien es el mensaje. Pero solo esos segundos que me tomaría en mirar a ver quien es, me podrían costar la vida a mi y otras personas completamente inocentes de mi acción tan descuidada. Por esta razón decidí que cualquier texto puede esperar. Les cuento que desde que me comprometí a usar la nueva aplicación de AT&T DriveMode para iPhone y Android ya no tengo que pelearme conmigo misma y ese deseo de enviar mensajes de texto. La aplicación silencia los mensajes que recibo y automáticamente envía una respuesta avisándoles a mis familiares y amistades que estoy manejando. Por lo tanto les recomiendo amigos, que bajen esta aplicación es muy fácil y eficaz. Anoche salí a cenar con mi hijo y una amiga de él y cuando les informé sobre esta aplicación ellos los dos vieron esto http://espanol.att.com/PuedeEsperar/ y bajaron la aplicación a sus teléfonos inmediatamente. Como siempre he dicho nuestros hijos harán mímica de lo que hacemos nosotros. Entonces vamos a darle un buen ejemplo a ellos, después de todo queremos que ellos estén lo más protegidos posible. Comprometete a no textear y a manejar a la misma vez. Tu compromiso puede salvar vidas. Ese texto #PuedeEsperar....

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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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Good Job Mom
Nov05

Good Job Mom

  This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Minute Maid and DiMe Media, but all opinions are my own. I want to share a beautiful story, one that at the same time is painful. You see, I know a woman; we’ll call her Sandra. Ever since Sandra was a little girl she dreamt of having a large family. When she was in her 20’s she got married and had three adorable little girls. She was dedicated to her family and always spoke to her husband about her dream of giving her daughters the opportunity to have a better future by giving them an education. One day, to Sandra’s surprise, her husband told her he was leaving her and the girls to start a life with someone else. Sandra was devastated but thought that, no matter what, she was going to raise her daughters to be professional women. Because Sandra didn’t continue her education, she really wasn’t prepared to work anywhere, so she started getting jobs cleaning, cooking, taking care of other people’s children. Bbut she barely made enough money to feed her girls and have a place where they could live. Sandra tried unsuccessfully to advance in her country. So with much pain in her heart, she left her daughters with their aunt and parents while she traveled many miles away to find work. It’s been really hard for her, but she says that it’s all been worth it because two of her daughters are in college now and the youngest will start next year after she graduates from high school. She says the chains of poverty have been broken in her family. I am so proud of the dedication and sacrificial love that this mother has shown. And most of all the amazingly good relationship she has with all three girls. They speak every single day;, it’s like if they lived across town from one another. I have talked to her daughters and they have told me that they appreciate what their mother has done so much that they made a deal amongst each other to study hard so they can be successful and then be able to take care of their mom when she comes back home. Sandra has cried on my shoulder many times, telling me how she misses just kissing her daughters good night. Hugging them on their birthday and waiting for them when they come home from school. I know that she feels guilty sometimes because she is not with her daughters, but today I would like to tell her that she is #doingood, she is dong much better than she gives herself...

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Encourage for Life
Oct16

Encourage for Life

 Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and P&G.  All opinions are 100% mine. I was so happy to be invited by Orgullosa to assist this lovely luncheon where I had the pleasure to be part of a Q&A with Adamari Lopez and Dr. Pedro De La Rosa. The main point was to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of any signs of breast cancer and especially among the Hispanic community. Because cancer data shows that Latinas are diagnosed with late-stage cancer more than non-Latinas: Latinas have a late-stage breast cancer diagnosis rate of 36 percent; higher than all other ethnic groups. Late stage diagnoses dramatically decrease chances of survival; however, if caught at an early age, there is a 99 percent chance of living at least five years. According to the American Cancer Society, one U.S. Latina dies of breast cancer every 90 minutes. In an Orgullosa commissioned survey conducted in 2013: 88 percent of Latinas acknowledged knowing how to do a breast self examination, less than half report examining themselves once a month (45%) 80 percent of Latinas were not aware that breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among them Now I have known about the breast self examination and have done it for years but I thought that by examining 2 or 3 times per year along with having a mammogram once a year was good enough. Well, I just learned that this is not so, we are to examine every single month 5 days after our period. We are to look out for any changes in size, shape or color. We are to know our breast so we may identify if there is a visible distortion or swelling. As part of Orgullosa’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month partnership with La Liga Contra el Cáncer – a non-for profit organization that provides free medical care to cancer patients in need – actress and breast cancer survivor, Adamari Lopez encourages all Latinas to invite the women in their life to win the battle against breast cancer before it begins. Breast self-awareness is a concern in the Latino community due to cultural stigma. To help guide Latinas to self-exam their breast Orgullosa has created a series of social postcards that will be available on www.Facebook.com/Orgullosa during the month of October to inspire women to talk about early breast cancer detection. Will you please help us with this cause by sharing the Orgullosa social post cards? For every share, Orgullosa will donate $1 to La Liga Contra EL Cancer, up to $30,000.00. The bra, which is the key design element of these cards,...

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Gems in the Rough
Sep11

Gems in the Rough

 This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Minute Maid and DiMe Media, but all opinions are my own. ~ Disclaimer I heard a story where a detective spoke about a man who had some very valuable emeralds that had been stolen from him.  The detective went on to talk about how, after some intense work, the gems were rescued; he said that he couldn’t wait to see these valuable emeralds that this man was so desperate to get back.  The detective said that he was so disappointed when he looked at them because, to him, they were just different sizes and shapes of rocks.  When the detective had the owner come to the police station to identify what was found, the man said, “Oh yes, these are my jewels. I would recognize them anywhere.”  The man explained that these were emeralds in the rough now, but that once they were polished, everyone would appreciate their beauty and value. I couldn’t stop thinking about what a great analogy this was.  We know our children better than anyone else; we could recognize them anywhere and they are more valuable than anything else in the world to us. And we see their value while they are still “gems in the rough”. All children have different temperaments and personalities.  I believe that the right fit is an important concept for early childhood professionals to learn and use in daily interactions with children.  Healthy social development occurs in young children when there is compatibility between the child and the expectations of the teacher.  A teacher’s understanding and respect for a child’s personality are vital for them to develop and thrive. However, we parents are the first and best teachers our kids will ever have.  A healthy self-esteem is cultivated in children through acceptance, competence and belonging.  When we show our kids that they are loved and accepted just the way they are, they will develop a healthier self-esteem and they will be much less likely to seek acceptance from a peer group. I want to acknowledge and say you are #doingood to a very wise single father who told me “If you want to send a strong message to your child that he is accepted, listen and ask questions to show you care about their interests and concerns”. In short, develop a relationship with your kids. “Without a relationship, your rules, your words and your actions mean nothing. The wedge between you and your children will drive them toward acceptance and belonging in a group outside your home.” At home is where our children will learn about morals and values. Understanding that there...

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