Join Us for the Pampers #BetterForBaby Twitter Party July 7th

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and Pampers. 

Babies may be little, but they have this extraordinary power to bring out the best in us, and that’s why there’s nothing we wouldn’t do for the babies in our lives. In honor of the profound impact of babies, Pampers is unveiling its Better for Baby video that celebrates the many ways in which babies make us better and invites us to share what we’re doing to make life #BetterForBaby.

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Join Pampers Latino, DiMe Media and Coupon Mamacita on Tuesday, July 7th at 6pm PST/9pm EST for a Twitter party to help us celebrate our little ones!

Twitter Party Details:

What: Pampers #BetterForBaby Twitter Party

When: Tuesday, July 7th at 6pm PST/9pm EST

Where: Twitter

Hashtag: #BetterForBaby

Who to Follow

Co-Hosts:

Moderators: @DiMeMedia, @LatinoMarketing, @JollyMom

Brand: @PampersLatinoUS

Prizes: YOU ALL KNOW WE LOVE THESE!

Winners will be selected at random, for a total of four (4) winners:

  • Prize 1: Magic Bullet Baby Bullet Baby Care System ($60), Pampers diapers and wipes
  • Prize 2: PUR Baby White Vertical Faucet Mount and Filter ($25), Replacement Filters  ($20), Pampers diapers and wipes
  • Prize 3: TOMS Gift Card ($100), Pampers diapers and wipes
  • Prize 4/Grand Prize: Visa Gift Card ($300), Pampers diapers and wipes

RULES: Click HERE for the Official Rules

RSVP : To be eligible to win prizes, you must follow @PampersLatinoUS and RSVP at DiMe Media.

Allstate Behind The Wheel Teen Safety #GetThereSafe @Allstate #DiME #AD

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored safety campaign with DiMe Media and Allstate Foundation. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Keep Your Kids Safe Behind the Wheel

The Allstate Foundation is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its signature program, teen safe driving. Over the past decade the foundation has helped keep kids safe behind the wheel by helping reduce teen car crash fatalities by almost 48%. I’ve got some great tips from Allstate to help you keep your kids safe behind the wheel.

Behind the wheel is a dangerous place for teens. Allstate's Teen Safe Driving is a program designed to help you teach our kids to be safe behind the wheel.

Allstate’s Driving Change website is full of great information and tips on how to make being behind the wheel a safer experience for your teens and for others on the road. With teen driving laws, research studies, tips on driving safety, and more, Allstate has made an invaluable resource for parents of teen drivers.

Behind the Wheel Safety Tips

My daughter, Marilu, is very safety conscious when it comes to driving. She’s an excellent driver, even if she would rather have me chauffeur her around! That makes me very proud, because I taught her how to drive. She won’t pull out of the driveway – and she won’t let me pull out – unless everyone is buckled in. I want your teen to be a great driver, too. That’s why I’m sharing these tips from Allstate.

Behind the wheel is a dangerous place for teens. Allstate's Teen Safe Driving is a program designed to help you teach our kids to be safe behind the wheel.

These tips will help you keep your kids safe behind the wheel by helping you be proactive in their driving education and driving habits. They’re an easy way to help reinforce proper driving habits in your teens when they need it most – in the beginning of their driving journey.

Ride With Your Teen

To promote safety behind the wheel, ride with your teen driver a minimum of 30 minutes a minimum of once a week, two times a week is better. This is especially important during the first year of your teen having his or her license.

Follow All Driving Laws

While riding with your teen, make sure they follow all driving laws. Don’t give overly aggressive corrections, as it will only make them defensive. Just gently remind them that full stops are required at stop signs and the like. Use these laws as a starting point for setting your personal rules of the road.

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Be an Example

Children model their behavior after their parents, so be a positive influence when it comes to safety behind the wheel. Follow all traffic laws, speed limits, and road signs to show your teen that safe driving is something you both preach and practice. That makes a difference to them.

Teen Driving Statistics

Behind the wheel is a dangerous place for teens. Allstate's Teen Safe Driving is a program designed to help you teach our kids to be safe behind the wheel.

Here are some driving statistics to illustrate how important it is to encourage safety behind the wheel in teen drivers. Some of these you my know, and some of them may surprise you.

  • Car crashes are the number one cause of teen deaths in this country.
  • Parents are the number one influence on teen drivers.
  • 81% of teens eat or have eaten while driving.
  • 79% of teens and 84% of parents admit to speeding.
  • More parents use their phones while driving than their teens.
  • About half of teen drivers will crash before graduating high school.
  • The more friends in the car, the more likely a teen will crash. In fact, when three or more friends are in the car, teens are four times more likely to be killed in a car crash.
  • 69% of teens think they should have more practice behind the wheel.
  • 61% of teen passengers killed in car crashes were NOT wearing seat belts.
  • The most deadly time for teen drivers is 6 PM to midnight.

Some of these statistics are frightening. The statistics about parents speeding and using their phones are particularly disturbing to me. We can’t tell our teens to be safe behind the wheel if we aren’t being safe ourselves. I encourage you to educate yourself and your teen on safety behind the wheel by visiting Allstate’s teen safe driving page. It has great resources like a Driving Agreement, Driver Coaching Guides, and information regarding teen driver laws across the country.

 

Be Safe and Be a Winner

Right now, Allstate is sponsoring a sweepstakes to encourage safety behind the wheel. Through July 3rd, you can post messages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with #GetThereSafe and @Allstate to win $1,000. Drawings will be held daily. For more information about Driving Change and teen safety behind the wheel, visit TenYearsofDrivingChange.com.

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Gain Flings! Because an Empty Nest is Still Full of Laundry! #NuevaFormaDeLavar

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Tide and Gain and Latina Bloggers Connect.

For the past 18 years, I’ve split my time between my daughter, my husband, my business, and my laundry. Even though my daughter is headed off to college this fall, my nest won’t exactly be empty. That’s why I use Gain Flings! My daughter may be moving away, but I’ll still be knee deep in work. A powerful detergent like Gain Flings! will help me get the laundry done quickly and easily so I can move on to other tasks.

Gain Flings get clothing clean the first time. The powerful combination of Oxy, Febreze, and Gain detergent, makes Gain Flings a powerful ally against dirt.

Gain Flings! Because an Empty Nest is Still Full of Laundry!

Yes, Marilu will soon be headed off to begin the next chapter of her life, but my husband is still going to keep me busy with laundry. He’s a trucker, so there’s no shortage of dirty clothing from him. If you don’t have personal experience with trucking, let me tell you, it’s great for making laundry.

My husband is on the road all the time, and when he comes back, he’s got a mountain of super dirty, super stinky laundry for me. Between driving so many hours, hooking and unhooking his loads, and generally taking care of the truck and its cargo, my husband’s laundry can pretty much walk around on its own. The grease and dirt are the worst I’ve ever seen in my life. His work is hard, and his clothing shows it.

Gain Flings get clothing clean the first time. The powerful combination of Oxy, Febreze, and Gain detergent, makes Gain Flings a powerful ally against dirt.

When he comes home with killer mutant laundry, the Gain Flings! make their appearance. They’re the best Gain detergent product to date, providing a 3-in-1 Gain detergent + OxiBoost + the odor fighting power of Febreze. Gain Flings deliver twice the amount of cleaning ingredients and 50% more scent vs. Gain liquid, and it’s all in one little package. That means all it takes is a quick toss, and I’m off to my next task of the day.

I love my Gain flings! Not only are the pacs easy to use, but thanks to their long-
lasting scent experience I know I will get noticed everywhere by my awesome, fresh and scent! Gain Flings! isn’t just MY detergent of choice, it’s also my daughter’s! She knows the power of this detergent, too. That’s great, because she’s headed to NYU. Obviously, with her in New York and me in Florida, there’s no bringing her laundry home for mom to do it. That’s okay, though. She knows how to do it, and she’s got the power of Gain Flings! on her side.

Gain Flings get clothing clean the first time. The powerful combination of Oxy, Febreze, and Gain detergent, makes Gain Flings a powerful ally against dirt.

Gain Flings! Save Time and Money

With Gain Flings!, money and time are both on my side. The powerful triple cleaning action of Gain Flings! saves time and money and leaves me free to focus on my blog and on my husband when he finally returns from a long haul. Gain Flings! saves me money, but you cannot put a price on time. That’s the thing that excites me the most about this detergent – having extra time for myself and my family.

Gain Flings! is a powerhouse packed in a small container. If you haven’t tried it yet, you should. I have a feeling you’ll be quite pleased with how much money, effort, and time you’ll save. Like any household cleaning products, it’s important to keep laundry pacs Up, Up and Away ­ seal pacs up, store pacs up, keep pacs away from your kids.

We have a giveaway for you! 

We want YOU to also experience and simplify your laundry chores! Spend more time with the family and that’s exactly what these amazing little laundry pacs help you do! To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter form for a chance to win ONE Gain Flings! and ONE Tide pods Tub! Make sure to follow on social media using the hashtag #NuevaFormaDelavar.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tide® and Gain® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Traveling to NYC? Get the Go City Card – A Discount Card Like No Other + Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a Go City Card. No monetary compensation was received. The opinions expressed, are 100% mine

Discount? I love a good discount card. In fact, an entire portion of my wallet is devoted to them. A magnificent way to save money or earn points at my favorite places. I recently came across a discount card like nothing I’ve ever seen before the New York Explorer Pass, Go City Card! It’s a multi-attraction pass that includes admission to your choice of 3 attractions from over 50 attractions, museums, tours and more. Plus you’ll get extra dining, shopping and entertainment discounts to enjoy along the way.  Take your time! The Explorer Pass is good for 30 days from your first attraction visit. The Go City Card is designed to help travelers get the most out of their travel experience. It can be purchased online and instantaneously delivered to a traveler’s smart phone (90% of the passes are used digitally).

Go City Card is a discount card for city attractions. This discount card gives you access to a city's attractions, often at deep discounted savings.

A Discount Card Like No Other

So excited about the Go City Card! I travel. A lot. In July we will be traveling to New York City to attend TWO major Blogging Conferences: BlogHer and Blogger Bash! We’re on the go all the time, with so many opportunities to visit local sites. With the Go City Card, I can see those sites at a significant savings. We’re also returning to the Big Apple in August, to drop off my daughter at NYU and will convert this trip to a ROAD TRIP! So you know, I’ll be replenishing my Go City Card with even more savings to be sure we get to see even more sites and save some money. Yay!

Go City Card is a discount card for city attractions. This discount card gives you access to a city's attractions, often at deep discounted savings.

Go City Card – The Discount Card for Travelers Like Me

With the Go City Card we can visit multiple 50+ attractions, such as: Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, Double Decker Bus Tours, Statue of Liberty, 9/11 Tribute Center, Sightseeing Cruises, Museums, Sightseeing Tours and many more attractions. Save up to 45% on vs. paying at the gate. It’s a discount card designed for travelers just like me. We can see all the sites and save a ton of money in the process, and you know I love saving money! If you travel a lot, try a Package Deal featuring an itinerary tailored to your interests . Even if you’re just planning a vacation – consider the Go City Card. It’s a discount card designed to make enjoying your travel easy and affordable.

How it Works

  1. Choose the pass that best suits your trip.
  2. Get your pass on any mobile device or print at home
  3. Show your pass at each attraction and you’re in and have fun!
  4. Check out the Prices!

So far you can take advantage of the Go City Card in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Oahu, Orlando, San Diego and San Francisco. More cities are always being added.

Go City Card is a discount card for city attractions. This discount card gives you access to a city's attractions, often at deep discounted savings.

NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

The nice folks over at the Go City Card are giving away, to TWO WINNERS, a Go City Card to be used in New York City! To enter fill out the form!

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Hyland’s Homeopathic Remedies for Healthier Living + Giveaway!

Disclosure: I received Hyland’s Products to facilitate this review. No monetary compensation was received. The opinions expressed, are 100% mine.

Homeopathic remedies are what Hyland’s is all about, and it has been since the early 1900s. I think that’s fantastic, because I’m always looking for homeopathic remedies and options for ailments. I don’t like the idea of putting man-made substances into my body if I don’t have to. That’s why I love Hyland’s. They have homeopathic remedies for just about everything from digestion issues to women’s health!

Homeopathic Remedies for Healthier Living

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Hyland’s Helps You Stay Healthy – Naturally!

Hyland’s is a leader in homeopathic remedies, offering all sorts of wonderful, all-natural options to today’s pill happy world. They have products for almost every part of the body, and they have them for adults, children, and babies. I love Hyland’s homeopathic remedies, especially the Leg Cramps and I think you will, too. Every so often, I get those horrible leg cramps at night. Hyland’s Leg Cramps stops the cramping pain in my legs, I love it!

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The awesome folks at Hyland’s are giving away a full package of their products, just like the one shown below! To enter, fill out the rafflecopter form and good luck!

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Hyland’s is a leader in homeopathic remedies, offering all sorts of wonderful, all-natural options to today’s pill happy world. They have products for almost every part of the body, and they have them for adults, children, and babies. I love Hyland’s homeopathic remedies, especially the Leg Cramps and I think you will, too. Every so often, I get those horrible leg cramps at night. Hyland’s Leg Cramps stops the cramping pain in my legs, I love it! 

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Reducing Indoor Allergens with Bona Free and Simple + GIVEAWAY!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Bona.

Indoor allergens are a huge problem for asthma and allergy sufferers. I know. My daughter has terrible sinus issues due to allergies. Thanks to Bona Free & Simple, reducing indoor allergens is easier than ever.

Bona Free & Simple reduces allergens in the home by keeping floors free of dust. Indoor allergens contribute to asthma symptoms, and should be reduced.

Bona Free & Simple – A Powerful Tool for Reducing Indoor Allergens

Those terrible allergies, lead to equally terrible sinus symptoms. It’s truly miserable. We do everything we can to reduce her symptoms and limit her exposure to allergens whenever we can. As indoor allergens are one of the worst offenders to someone with asthma, sinus, or general allergy issues, it’s important to get rid of as many sources of irritation as possible. Bona Free & Simple Hardwood Floor Cleaner helps on that front.

Did you know that the Mayo Clinic recommends removing carpeting in the home and replacing it with hard surfaces to increase air quality. It’s more difficult for indoor allergens to penetrate and cling to hard flooring, making it easier to clean them off and get them out of the house. All of our floors are either tile or hardwood for that very reason.

Allergies have been plaguing her since she was a young child, so we’ve been extremely vigilant about keeping out the indoor allergens. That being said, life does tend to get in the way of cleaning. I can tell when it’s time to make a concerted effort to get the floors cleaned, because my daughter will begin to sneeze, cough, and sometime wheeze. With her severe issues, even a little dust or outside contaminants can lead to severe symptoms.

Bona Free & Simple reduces allergens in the home by keeping floors free of dust. Indoor allergens contribute to asthma symptoms, and should be reduced.

Don’t get me wrong. Our home doesn’t have floors with a layer of dust or anything. It’s just that if the floors aren’t totally clean at pretty much all times, my daughter has issues with her sinuses (as well as MESS issues!). With Bona Free & Simple, I can quickly and easily get rid of all the offending indoor allergies, and the cleaner itself is easy on her as well.

Many hardwood floor cleaners have ingredients or fragrances that can be hard on a person who suffers from asthma or allergies, but Bona Free & Simple is hypoallergenic. It’s free of dyes and scents, and what’s more, this non-toxic cleaner has been certified safe by the Asthma & Allergy Foundation!

Hardwood floors are a beautiful way to help reduce indoor allergens, but they’re only part of the equation. Those floors have to be clean, and they have to be cleaned with something free of chemicals and fragrances that can exacerbate asthma and allergen problems. With Bona Free & Simple, getting hardwood floors super clean is easier than ever. And their 100% non-toxic formulation means that the act of cleaning won’t contribute to allergic episodes.

Bona Free & Simple reduces allergens in the home by keeping floors free of dust. Indoor allergens contribute to asthma symptoms, and should be reduced.

Now for the Giveaway!

My appreciation to Bona for sponsoring this giveaway. Feel free to leave us a comment if you too are dealing with allergies. I  highly recommend seeking help if you need it or course, and switching to a non-toxic cleaner. With Bona’s new formula: Bona Free & Simple® Hardwood Floor cleaner, certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, PLUS they are offering us a $3 off coupon to encourage you to make the switch! Can’t say NO to a Coupon, right!

Entering the giveaway is super easy. Below is the Rafflecopter, allow a few seconds to load. Make sure you complete all the tasks to maximize your chances to win. Giveaway is open to US entrants. You must be 18+ to enter. Good Luck Everyone! 
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