“¡Vamos!” or “Let’s Go!” Allstate’s National Survey On Hispanic Teen Drivers and Parents.

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.

Recently I attended the Allstate Teleconference conducted by The Allstate Foundation.  The focus was on a national survey specifically on Hispanic teen drivers and parents.  Now I have a 5 year old and a 1 year old so I have some time ahead of me before I actually need to begin worrying about them becoming teen drivers.  However, I would be lying if I told you that it doesn’t already cross my mind and bring me concern when I think about it.  Part of me has even thought that maybe I won’t encourage them to drive until they are 18 years old, that way their maturity level will be higher.  Yet with Allstate I have already learned that this delay in their driving can actually do more harm than good to them as drivers and I will get more into this fact in a bit.

The Allstate Foundation’s research revealed that there is a lack of resources available for parents in Spanish and they set out to change that, which they did!  Allstate created the Vamos Hispanic Resources site and you can check it out at http://www.AllstateFoundation.org/vamos-espanol or you can get the same valuable resources in English at  http://www.AllstateFoundation.org/vamos!

The 2014 Vamos Infographic shows some very important and interesting facts.  For instance, 7 out of 10 Hispanic parents are unaware that car crashes are the #1 killer of teen drivers.  Also, 17% of Hispanic teens have a full license in comparison to 40% of white teen drivers who do.  See the full Infographic below!

 

Jorge Monsivais- Allstate

Jorge Monsivais- Allstate

So one of the biggest things I learned at the Allstate Teleconference with Jorge Monsivais who is an Allstate Agent and a father of a teenage driver is the importance of the Graduated driver.  This is a drivers licensing system that is used to slowly expose teens to the driving experience and phase them into full driving privileges.  Since laws vary by state, the licensing process can be confusing for parents and teens. Therefore,  The Allstate Foundation created videos to help make it easier to understand in a visual, fun way.

The most eye-opening thing that I learned about the Graduating Driver’s license is that if you wait for your teen to turn 18 years old before allowing them to get their license then they will completely miss out on the Graduated license, which truly can be a life-saving process.  Since the Graduated license was developed to safely transition teen drivers slowly into independent driving, rather than just giving them a license and then saying, “Adios! You’re on your own now,” you can see the importance in not having our children skip this critical learning phase.  This is why I have now thrown out the thought of having my children wait until they are 18 years old to get their licenses.

Allstate has also developed a Parent-Teen Driving Agreement, which does an excellent job of opening up the conversation about safe and responsible driving with our teens.  It is also tailored per state, so that it applies your specific state laws within the agreement.

The Allstate Foundation’s website has endless resources for you and your teen’s benefit.  I encourage all of my readers to go and check it out and please feel free to leave me any questions or comments below too!

 

 

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’50 Things Most Moms Can Relate To…’ By Guest Blogger: Nadine Bubeck

“You might be wondering why I published my pregnancy journal.  Well, even though it’s super personal and completely candid, I want women to know, accept, and embrace even an imperfect pregnancy, which can be a beautiful experience.”
Nadine Bubeck
TV Personality.Host.Blogger.Author

Here are 50 things most pregnant women and moms can relate to while reading my book, Expecting Perfect: My Bumpy Journey to Mommyhood

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1. I did the whole legs-in-the-air thing after our baby-making attempts…and my husband was all for it.

2. While trying to conceive, I Googled “pregnancy symptoms” daily only to discover seemingly everything can be a tell-tale sign you’re pregnant. (Even numb teeth.)

3. It was weird buying a pregnancy test at Walgreens.  I couldn’t check out fast enough.

4. Waiting for the test to analyze my pee seemed like an eternity, even though it only took a few minutes.

5. And when that “pregnant” verbiage popped up on the pee stick, I cried. (Tears of joy, of course!)

6. I will keep my urine-contaminated positive pregnancy stick forever.

7. I couldn’t wait to tell my husband he was going to be a daddy. The whole sharing the news thing, however, wasn’t over a romantic candle-lit dinner, like how I envisioned.

8. Once confirmed pregnant, I Googled “pregnancy” daily.

9. I became obsessed with doing everything right. There was no way in hell I was going to eat unpasteurized cheese, seafood, drink alcohol, or rare steak.

10. Your first ultrasound is wonderfully surreal.  Hearing that initial heartbeat will take your breath away.

11. I stood bare-bellied in front of the mirror on a regular basis to analyze my tummy. I thought my bump would pop much sooner than it did.

12. …But I was stoked when my belly finally popped.

13. I could have slept through the first trimester.  I have never been so tired in my life.

14. I feared miscarriage tremendously.

15. Whoever deemed it “morning sickness” must have been a guy.  Nausea can strike at all hours.

16. Get a 3D ultrasound.  They’re amazing.

17. Babymoons are not overrated. I wish I had realized how special the alone time with my husband was. Now the him and me time is scarce, and when we are alone, we are sleeping.

18. I thought my pregnancy would be perfect and flawless like in the movies.

19. …But it wasn’t.

20. I never thought I would have a high risk pregnancy.

21. …But I did.

22. Even though I was diagnosed with complete placenta previa at 20 weeks, I didn’t think any previa-caused risks would effect me.  I’ve always been invincible. (Apparently I’m not.)

23. I took the elastic out of leggings. It was just more comfortable like that.

24. I bought complete coverage cotton panties one size too big…and I wore them. It was just more comfortable like that.

25. I got that dark line down my tummy called linea nigra.  Even I found it unattractive.

26. Also unattractive: my protruding belly button.

27. I was in complete awe of my tummy moving from baby’s kicks, squirms, and punches.

28. OMG, and feeling baby flutter is the best thing in the world.

29. Bed rest is not fun.

30. You can have all the time in the world to get things done on bed rest and still manage to accomplish nothing.

31. And BTW, even TV becomes monotonous on bed rest.

32. Always have a hospital bag packed, especially if you’re a high risk pregnant lady.

33. Steroid shots in the butt hurt like a bitch. (You get them if you’re at risk of birthing a preemie to stimulate baby’s lung growth.)

34. Hospital food isn’t so bad if you pretend you’re at a resort ordering room service.

35. IVs are intimidating, but not as bad as you think. (Coming from a wimp.) However, hope your nurse pokes your vein right the first time, because numerous prodding attempts are annoying and painful.

36. Be positive even if you’re on hospitalized bed rest. Regardless, pregnancy is beautiful. Embrace even an imperfect experience.

37. Trust your doctor. I have never been so horrified when I bled rich, red, previa-caused blood. However, despite my worries, fears, and cries, my doctor handled my situation with urgency, care, grace, and compassion.

38. You lose all modesty when you’re in the hospital. I think 50 nurses saw my bare chest.

39. Be good to your husband. Just because he isn’t flaunting a baby bump, does not mean he isn’t experiencing a whirlwind of emotions throughout your pregnancy.

40. The epideral doesn’t hurt.

41. Neither does a c-section. (In my opinion.)

42. You will form a new appreciation for modern medicine.

43. Hearing your baby’s first cry is the best most relieving sound ever. It is proof all is good and healthy.

44. A girl’s gut doesn’t lie. We kept baby’s sex a surprise, but I knew he was a he the whole time.

45. And for the record, I never knew how much I could love a boy until my son.  He was born the light of my life.

46. My son was born at 34 weeks. It took me a while to accept he was a preemie.

47. However, there is something super special about preemies.

48. I overly feared the NICU, but it ended up being a blessing in disguise.

49. Baby’s first poop looks like tar. With that being said, you’ll take such pride in that initial total poop. (We caught his on video camera.)

50. You’ll become the most biased person in the world.  My son was born 4 pounds 11 ounces. He was (and still is) the most beautiful, perfect, doll-like baby in the entire world. (I’m sure you feel the same about your children!) Once having a child, everything else in your life becomes secondary.

Nadine Bubeck is a mom, wife, TV personality, host, speaker, blogger, and author.

 Her book, Expecting Perfect: My Bumpy Journey to Mommyhood, is Nadine’s completely candid and uncut pregnancy journal.  For more information, visit: www.expectingperfect.com.

And check out her online mommy show, All Things Mama:youtube.com/allthingsmama

 

 

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Zerorez SoCal Minor Miracles

This is a sponsored post by Zeroez SoCal, however all opinions expressed are my own.  

I am a big fan of doing business with companies that give back to their communities.  That is why I am pleased to tell you about Zerorez SoCal Minor Miracles.  This is truly a worthwhile program.

Minor Miracles is a program Zerorez SoCal has developed to help deserving organizations or individuals.  They regularly choose organizations or individuals that they believe could use a lift, and they do this by cleaning their home or offices for free.  Zerorez SoCal has noticed that when they help to provide a clean and healthy environment for the recipient, it is truly appreciated and that it does give that organization or individual the emotional “boost” that they may have needed.  Zerorez SoCal  enjoys changing their community for the better by providing these “Minor Miracles” to one organization and/or individual at a time. Remember too that Zerorez SoCal  cleans carpets, area rugs, and hard floor surfaces without using any harsh detergents or soaps.  Instead Zerorez So Cal uses a patented new green technology, EMPOWERED WATER™, which is enhanced water that is electrolyzed and oxidized to create a powerful cleaning solution without harmful toxins or chemicals.  Cleaning without chemicals! Wow, Minor Miracles do happen!

Check out below to see some of the very deserving recipients that Zerorez SoCal has already helped with their Minor Miracles Program:

Working Wardrobes offices and showroom – helping the homeless train, dress, and apply for employment.

U.S. Veterans offices – Provide apartments for veterans who are homeless and seeking a new start

Women’s Shelter of Huntington Beach

Mother’s Day Program (10 deserving moms provided cleaning service, recipients to remain anonymous) One winner was filmed See it here:

Family of five teenagers who lost their father to a heart attack (recipients to remain anonymous)

Whitehouse Restaurant of Anaheim – over 500,000 free meals provided to homeless “motel” kids

Now if you know of a deserving organization or individual that you would like to nominate for the #MinorMiracles program, then enter their info at this link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1n3H6t3xW51PwmqwCErH2DILnhEbreoDMDOmTy5869D8/viewform

Now for my readers, Zerorez SoCal and I would like to share with you a wonderful opportunity to clean your floors the non-toxic way by offering you a special discount.  You can get 2 areas (up to 200 square feet each) cleaned for only $99. You can choose carpet, hardwood, tile and grout and natural stone. Zerorez SoCal does clean upholstery too, but it is not included in this deal.

Now all you have to do is call 866-937-6739 and use code HOLLY26 to get the discount!

Here is a list of all Zerorez SoCal’s services:

  • Carpet Cleaning (great on berber!)
  • Area rug cleaning (incl wool, silk, cotton, Persians)
  • Upholstery cleaning
  • Tile and grout cleaning and resealing
  • Natural stone cleaning (marble, travertine, etc.)
  • Hardwood clean and buff
  • Mattress cleaning
  • Air Ducts and Furnace cleaning
  • Pet urine removal
  • Linoleum and vinyl tile cleaning
  • Counter top cleaning
  • Shower cleaning
  • Leather furniture cleaning
  • Patio decks, garage floors, walkways
  • Autos, boats, and motorhomes cleaning
  • Carpet stretch and repair
  • Commercial facility cleaning

Service Areas:

  • Orange County
  • Los Angeles County
  • Ventura County
  • Riverside County
  • San Bernardino County

 You can also learn more about their services on the Zerorez Socal website and make sure to join in on the conversation by following them on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

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Detox Your Home, Not Just Your Body.

This is a sponsored post, by Zeroez SoCal however all opinions expressed are my own.  

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Keeping toxins, germs, and bacteria out of our homes is a constant battle, so detoxing the home as much as possible is very important.  Here are some tips I would like to share with you in detoxing your homes in order to make your home environment a healthier one for you and your families.

# 1. Keep chemicals out of your home as much as possible.  Switch your cleaning solutions to all natural cleaning remedies instead. Here are some great homemade substitutions that you can use for cleaning: White Vinegar will cuts grease, remove, odor, mildew, some stains and wax build-up too! Lemon is effective against most household bacterias. Cornstarch can be used to clean windows and polish furniture.

#2. Don’t wear shoes in the house.  Shoes bring in outdoor dirt, bacteria, and pesticides.  Instead wear clean socks in the house and keep the germs where they belong, outside!

#3. If you have pets then it is inevitable that they are going to bring in the outdoor dirt and bacteria that I just spoke about.  Unfortunately, you can’t put clean socks on your pets to wear indoors either.  So keep up with your pets’ scheduled groomings and clean your floors everyday to get the fur, dirt, and dander off as much as possible.

#4. Your bodies need fresh air and so does your home!  Open the windows. This allows air to flow through, which helps to eliminate toxins.  Fresh air is an absolute must in keeping a healthier environment in your home.

#5.  Get your flooring professionally cleaned, especially if you have carpet.  When you get your carpets or flooring cleaned, don’t go to a company that relies on harsh soaps or chemicals, because all this does is bring in more toxins and also leaves residue behind as well.  Instead use Zerorez, they clean carpets, upholstery, tile and grout, natural stone, and hardwood to eliminate toxins and chemicals from surfaces and they do all this naturally!  Zerorez cleans with a patented high pH water solution that is so pure, I actually drank it with my technician.  Also check out how clean it got my area rug!

Me drinking Zerorez water!  See I told you I did it!

Me drinking Zerorez water! See I told you I did it!

 

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Now for my readers, Zerorez SoCal and I would like to share with you a wonderful opportunity to clean your floors the non-toxic way by offering you a special discount.  You can get 2 areas (up to 200 square feet each) cleaned for only $99. You can choose carpet, hardwood, tile and grout and natural stone. Zerorez SoCal does clean upholstery too, but it is not included in this deal.

Now all you have to do is call 866-937-6739 and use code HOLLY26 to get the discount!

You can also learn more about their services on the Zerorez Socal website and make sure to join in on the conversation by following them on Facebook and Twitter

 

 

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I’ve Never Believed In The ’5 Second Rule’ And Now I Especially Don’t.

This is a sponsored post, by Zeroez SoCal however all opinions expressed are my own.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a germaphobe.  I’m the person who uses her foot to flush the toilet in a public restroom and then uses my elbow to dispense the soap to wash my hands afterwards.  I’m the mom who yells at her children to not even think about putting that piece of cereal that dropped from their spoon onto the floor into their mouths.  Yes I have never believed the ’5 Second Rule’ and now I especially don’t believe it after finding out the research which has been done on it.

Picture courtesy of angrytorro.com

Picture courtesy of angrytorro.com

Jorge Parada, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA, medical director of the infection prevention and control program at Loyola University Health System says, ”A dropped item is immediately contaminated and can’t really be sanitized.” All items that come into contact with a surface pick up bacteria and dirt.

In another study it was found that Salmonella Typhimurium can survive for up to 4 weeks on dry surfaces in high-enough populations to be transferred to foods and that Typhimurium can be transferred to the foods tested almost immediately on contact.

This study clearly demonstrates the ability of bacteria to survive and cross-contaminate other foods even after long periods of time on dry surfaces, therefore, reinforcing the importance of sanitation on food contact and why nobody should abide by the myth of the ’5 Second Rule.’   Now when my husband or when one of my friends makes fun of me for my germaphobia, I have some good substantiated facts to back up my craziness.

Now think about all of the dust that collects in all of our homes too.  Even if you are constantly cleaning, like I often find myself doing, dust still hides everywhere and do you know what dust really is?  The dirty truth about dust is that dust itself is made up of the following: dirt and silt, dead skin cells, fibers and lint, pollen, spores, and plant particles, insect remains, residue from tobacco use (if there is a smoker in the house), construction debris, bacteria, viruses, and toxins!  Just gross!  This is enough to put any germaphobe over the edge!  AHHHHHHHH!!!!!

Now here is one of the scariest parts about all of this.  What do we do to try and make the   dirt, bacteria, and dust disappear?  Well, we clean don’t we!?!  However, most of what we’re cleaning with is only bringing more pollutants and toxins into our homes and making the situation worse.  This is because most of our cleaning products have chemicals in them!  Oy vey, do we ever win?  Can’t we just have our cake and eat it too, as long as it hasn’t been dropped on the floor?  I have discovered recently that yes we can, or at least when it comes to cleaning our floors we can.

There is a way to get the satisfaction of cleaning our floors without introducing more chemicals into our homes and that is with  Zerorez So Cal.  They can clean your carpets, area rugs, and hard floor surfaces without using any harsh detergents or soaps.  Instead Zerorez So Cal uses a patented new green technology, EMPOWERED WATER™, which is enhanced water that is electrolyzed and oxidized to create a powerful cleaning solution without harmful toxins or chemicals. It is so safe and completely non-toxic that you can drink it and so I actually did!  Yep here’s a pic of me drinking the same water in which they used to clean my area rugs with, and here is my friendly Zerorez technician who joined me in drinking a glass of their EMPOWERED WATER™!

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So you must be wondering how well did it clean my area rug?  Well check out these before and after pictures!

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Look how vibrant my rug is after Zerorez SoCal cleaned it!  However, the most amazing part of this story is to come.  They usually send out rugs like these to be cleaned, but since I just wanted my rug cleaned in my home and I have hardwood floors underneath my rugs, they had to do what they call, “A light cleaning.”  These awesome results were from a “light cleaning!”  I can only imagine what they would have come back looking like if I had actually sent them out as recommended.  AMAZING!

Now for my readers, Zerorez SoCal and I would like to share with you a wonderful opportunity to clean your floors the non-toxic way by offering you a special discount.  You can get 2 areas (up to 200 square feet each) cleaned for only $99. You can choose carpet, hardwood, tile and grout and natural stone. Zerorez SoCal does clean upholstery too, but it is not included in this deal.

Now all you have to do is call 866-937-6739 and use code HOLLY26 to get the discount!

You can also learn more about their services on the Zerorez Socal website and make sure to join in on the conversation by following them on Facebook and Twitter!

 

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Treasuring Family Moments #FamiliaLubriderm

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with LUBRIDERM and Latina Bloggers Connect.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.

My husband and two daughters mean the world to me and therefore I treasure the family moments in which we create together.  We enjoy everything from family dinners to going to the beach for frozen yogurt with one another. We have even had campouts in our backyard with the kids and it seems that it is those simple things that we do together that often make the most special memories for us.  It really doesn’t matter what we are doing as long as we are enjoying it as a family.

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In order for our family to continue to enjoy and treasure these moments it is important that we keep healthy and this holds true even for our skin, especially in the case of both my oldest daughter Madison and I, as we both have the skin allergy Eczema.

If you are not familiar with what Eczema is, it is a condition that causes the skin to become inflamed or irritated usually due to allergies.  It is very uncomfortable as it is extremely dry and itchy, which creates a rash, which then produces oozing and sometimes crusting of the skin, and then this can become quite painful.  Having an Eczema flare up is never fun and it’s especially worse to see your 5 year old endure it as it causes them pain, loss of sleep due to the itching, and less enjoyment in their daily activities as well.

Since Eczema runs in my family, my family’s skin health is especially important to me and the most effective thing Eczema sufferers can do to prevent a flare up is to keep their skin clean and moisturized.  As a matter of fact if you check out any reputable website with information regarding Eczema they will advise that you take warm (not hot) baths on a regular basis and then immediately apply moisturizers afterward to help keep your skin moist. Locking in moisture is very important in helping to keep skin healthy and so I have been teaching my daughter that applying a daily moisturizer to her skin (like I do to mine), such as Lubriderm’s Advanced Therapy Lotion  is crucial in her skin’s health. 

Lubriderm’s Advanced Therapy deeply hydrates extra-dry skin and is enriched with Vitamins E & B5 and also has skin essential lipids.  It’s also clinically shown to moisturize for 24 hours. This is perfect for both my daughter and I.

My husband thankfully doesn’t have Eczema so his skin doesn’t get nearly as dry as mine or my daughter’s skin.  Therefore, he uses Lubriderm’s Daily Moisture Lotion and also likes using the Daily Moisture Lotion with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15.  This gives him the protection from the sun that he needs to help keep his skin healthy.

Recently, my husband has also begun using Lubriderm’s Men’s 3-in-1 Lotion with Light Fragrance. This is Lubriderm’s solution to simplify men’s daily skincare routine. It’s an aloe-enriched formula that can be used on the body and face, as well as be used for soothing the skin as a post-shave lotion.  It’s lightweight, fast absorbing and non-greasy. So now one convenient lotion can meet all of my husband’s skincare needs, and I must say that it’s light scent smells really good too. 

My family and I don’t have time for skin issues to slow us down, so we know the importance of taking care of it.  That’s why we use Lubriderm, so that we can get back to enjoying each other and treasuring our family moments.

 

 

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Gain Flings Giveaway and Video Review!!! #musicaparatunariz

I was compensated by P&G on behalf of Gain and was provided Gain products. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Gain Flings Giveaway Alert!!! Two of my lucky readers will have the opportunity to win 2 tubs of Gain flings! You’ll get the opportunity to win one of each wonderful scent, ‘Gain Original’ and ‘Moonlight Breeze!’

Gain Flings have 3 in 1 power, offering 50% more fragrance than their original Gain liquid detergents. Gain Flings also have better cleaning power with its Oxiboost! Oxiboost has a concentrated formula of cleaning agents, which gives it the power to remove the most difficult stains. So with Gain Flings you get the great Gain detergent that you love, plus the powerful odor eliminator of Febreze and the powerful stain removal of Oxiboost! It’s a 3 in-1 product that delivers the most effectiveness and efficiency in cleaning! You can also use Gain Flings on “H.E.” (High Efficiency) Washers and since Gain Flings are contained within dissolving packets (that dissolve completely in any wash temperature) there is never any worry about overusing or spilling the detergent.

Gain Flings have been proven to be ‘Music to your nose.’ A study conducted by Dr. Alan Hirsch, M.D., F.A.C.P., a Board Certified Neurologist and Psychiatrist, specializing in the field of smell, found that Gain Flings can give you more joy than your favorite music and that the scent can make listening to your favorite music more enjoyable too.
Dr. Hirsch conducts in depth studies of the chemosensory system and its relation to all aspects of life. Some examples include studies observing the effects of aromas on behavior, emotions, mood, and interactions between individuals.

So now that you know all the reasons why Gain Flings are so great here is how you can get in on the Giveaway.  Simply write on the Mommyhood to Hollywood Facebook page, “Gain Flings Are Music To Your Nose,” and you’ll be instantly entered in to win! I will announce a winner on my Mommyhood to Hollywood Facebook page this Friday, January 31st! 

Gain Flings can now be found in your favorite market nationwide!

Make sure to check out my Gain Flings Video Review below too!

 

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Gain Flings Are Music To Your Nose! #MusicToYourNose

I was compensated by P&G on behalf of Gain and was provided Gain products.  However, all opinions expressed are my own. 

Gain customers have been looking for a new experience that only Gain can offer.  They have been wanting a product that is streamlined and efficient in their cleaning.  Therefore P&G conducted studies to ensure that there would be a new Gain that would offer their customers an out of this world cleaning experience!  Therefore, I’m excited to introduce to you the innovative new Gain Flings!

Gain Flings work just like Tide Pods, except Gain Flings also have 3 in 1 power!  Starting with the fact that the new Gain Flings offer 50% more fragrance than their original Gain liquid detergents.  This ensures that the consumer gets the best fragrance experience with Gain Flings, all the way from the wash until you wear it.  So how do Gain Flings do this? Well it’s all thanks to the technology that uses the power of Febreze to more effectively eliminate odors.

The Gain Flings aroma is literally “Music to your nose!”  Yes I do mean this! There was a study led by scent expert Dr. Alan Hirsch and Innerscope Reseach, which indeed proved that the scent of Gain Flings is “Music to your Nose.”  The scent of Gain Flings can give you more joy than your favorite music and the scent can make listening to your favorite music more enjoyable too.

Gain Flings also have better cleaning power with its Oxiboost!   Oxiboost has a concentrated formula of cleaning agents, which gives it the power to remove the most difficult stains. So with Gain Flings you get the great Gain detergent that you love, plus the powerful odor eliminator of Febreze and powerful stain removal of Oxiboost!  It’s a 3 in-1 unified product that delivers the most effectiveness and efficiency in cleaning!

However, there are even more great reasons to try Gain Flings!  For instance, it can be used on “H.E.” (High Efficiency) Washers.  It also always has a consistent amount, so there is never any wasted.   There are no spills and no mess with Gain Flings and they dissolve easily in any wash temperature.  The best thing too is that they are so EASY to use!  Just drop one Gain Fling into your laundry and turn on the machine.  It comes in two wonderful fragrances ‘Gain Original’ and ‘Moonlight Breeze,’ which will keep your laundry smelling terrific.   

Gain Flings will be available at your favorite grocery store nationwide by January 27th, 2014, so make sure to check them out!  They will come in packages of 57, 66, 72, 77, and 90 units and also in bags of 14, 16, 31, and 35 units.

Make sure to join us for our upcoming Twitter Chat about Gain Flings during the night of The Grammy’s, this Sunday, January 26th from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. EST!  Use Hashtags #MusicToYourNose and #GRAMMYs!  Make sure to follow @GainLatino@LorieLorieLori – Gain’s Hispanic “Gainiac” AKA Super-Fan. Also follow hosts @CouponMamacita, @WebCityGirls, @MamaXXI, and me @MichelleRivera5 so that you can be part of the conversation pre, during and post-GRAMMYs!

RSVP For The Twitter Chat Below!

There is also a fantastic Giveaway to come!  Stay tuned for the details!

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Lose The Holiday Bulge With ‘ItWorks!’ By: Guest Blogger Millie Fernandez

This is a guest blog written by Millie Fernandez, Distributor at ‘It Works!’ 

Millie Fernandez“I am a young grandma working for a great company, but looking forward to retiring soon and I wanted something to keep me financially going and that’s when I started working with ‘itworks!’  I cannot tell you how much I love “itworks!”  The product sells itself and all of our products are natural too.  I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join my team and you will be part of one of the fastest growing companies in the industry!  Try a wrap and you will be one of the thousands seeing the results you are looking for!  Either way YOU win!  Visit my website at MillieFernandez.myitworks.com to learn about “It Works” products.  Feel free to browse through my web page for other products that may interest you as well.  You can become a Loyal Customer, all you have to do is buy the products of your choice or you can make money by becoming a Distributor instead.  Just ask me how!    I’m excited to share my personal experiences with the products with all of you!  

The secret is getting out from Beauty World News to the stay-at-home mom, we all love It Works!   It Works is a debt free company and has been on Fortune 500 magazine more than once.  So read all about the great products below and once again feel free to contact me at MillieFernandez.myitworks.com to learn more about “It Works!”

 The company’s name really says it all, It Works!”

~ Millie Fernandez~

Have you heard of that Crazy Wrap Thing? ……….This is what it Does!  Tightens, Tones, and Firms in as little as 45 minutes!  You can use the wrap anywhere on your body from your neck down. (Neck, Arms, Thighs, etc.)

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GET YOUR SEXY BACK! 

Ultimate Body Applicator – Body Contouring Wrap: It Tightens, Tones, and Firms, and it reduces the appearance of cellulite, while giving you fast and lasting results from a botanically based formula. See results in as little as 45 minutes and get progressive results over 72 hours.

Facial Applicator – Makes skin appear firmer, tighter and smoother for the appearance of a youthful facial contour.  It continuously hydrates for fresher, more luminous skin and a younger looking you.

Advanced Formula Fat Fighter - Cut those diet-killing cravings and absorb less fat and carbs even after you’ve eaten them!

Ultimate Thermofit – don’t count those calories! Fire up your metabolism to burn them faster with the power of hot peppers and antioxidants benefits of acai berry.

New You – Body Revitalizing Formula – Stimulate your body’s own natural High production to boost lean muscle mass and enhance your exercise endurance.

It’s Vital Core Nutrition – Cutting-Edge Multivitamin – This gluten-free, whole-food multivitamin gives you the core nutrients your body needs.

It’s Vital Minerals - Support for Bone Health – Keep those bones strong and your heart healthy with a combination of Vitamin D, Vitamin K1 and K2 (MK-7) to ensure increased calcium absorption.

It’s Vital Omega-3 – Essential Fatty Acids – Boost heart health, fight inflammation and keep those joints moving.

Estro – Rhythm – Support for menopausal symptom

Confianza – Anti-Stress Formula – Improve your focus, fight fatigue, and help your body cope with all the stress life throws at you.

Regular – Support for Colon Health – Balance and cleanse the colon and gently keep your system running clean and regular.

Relief – Support for Healthy Joint function – Strengthen joint cartilage and promote healthy, flexible joint movement with this glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate formula.

Contact MillieFernandez.myitworks.com to purchase “ItWorks’ products or to learn more about joining my team as a Distributor at “ItWorks!”   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How To Successfully Prepare For Your Family Holiday Gatherings!

This is part of a compensated campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Huggies.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.

The holidays are upon us and I would like to share some tips to help you successfully prepare for your family gatherings during this very busy time of year.

The first thing I advise is to NOT procrastinate on anything!  If you can try to tackle your Christmas shopping in November, then do it.  This allows for December to be a lot less stressful.  You can then instead focus on the more enjoyable aspects of the holiday season, like decorating the house, spending time baking with your children, attending holiday parties and holiday shows.

Also plan your holiday meal well in advance and don’t be afraid to ask family members to bring their favorite side dishes and/or desserts to your holiday gathering. Also, cook ahead as much as possible.  If there are dishes that can be prepared the night before your gathering then you should cook them the night before and not the day of.  Items like holidays soups and stews are great for this!  Party platters are also good for early preparation.  In addition, quiches and tarts are great for making ahead of time as they freeze well, and you don’t even have to make them from scratch if you don’t want to. These tips will help to take some of the weight off of you, so that you don’t have the stress of preparing every single dish at your gathering, after all do you want to be a slave to the kitchen or enjoy the party with your family instead?

If family is staying at your home then making sure everyone is as comfortable as possible during their stay with you must be a priority.  You can assure their comfort by having a designated place for them to sleep, being prepared with clean linens and towels for each of them.  Also, make sure your refrigerator is stocked with some of their favorite foods and drinks to enjoy.  My husband and I like to put a Hershey’s Kiss on our guests’ pillows, it’s both a fun and funny gesture that our guests often get a kick out of.  Also, find out ahead of time what your guests would like to do during their stay with you and then make some time to enjoy some of those activities and/or outings with them.

If your guests have a baby, it’s a wonderful gesture to have some extra baby products on hand in the house too. I recommend Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers with NEW SureFit Design.  They provide up to 12 hours of leakage protection, have a unique flexible waistband for all-around fit, are more conforming and gap-free as well.

Huggies Natural Care Wipes with NEW Triple Clean* Layers are also great beause they are gentle on baby’s skin, thick enough to clean the mess and have strong, soft, absorbent layers.

These tips should help you have a less stressful and more successful holiday gathering with your family!

Visit Huggies.com/tuprueba or http://www.huggies.com for more information on the new Huggies products.

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