Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Adventures in Parenting: #LuvsLeakFreeHoliday

***Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Luvs.  All opinions are 100% mine.***

I remember being a first time mom, this was 14 years ago, but as they say, you never forget your first, in my case...first diaper leak.  I was scheduled for a job interview one morning, my son was about 5 weeks old, it was cold (he was a November baby) and I remember feeling his diaper dry before we left to drop him off at the sitter's. I remember it was raining, I was trying not to rush, but it seemed like the sooner I need to get to the sitter's the more red lights I got. Shortly before we arrived, he started to cry, so instead of leaving him in the carseat and rushing off to my interview, I took him out, and held him, I think I wanted to soothe myself more than I was soothing him. I gave him his bottle and rushed off to the interview.

(My now, freshman, back in Nov. 2000)

As I'm sitting in the lobby, waiting for the General Manager, I notice I'm getting funny stares, so I start panicking, did my hair become out of place, did I forget to put on make up on one eye (first time mom, who was sleep deprived, ANYTHING could happen) I finally get called into his office, and he instantly gave me the same stare. Then I panicked even more, what if my blouse is unbuttoned and I'm exposed para todos, ay no! Que verguenza!

(That's one happy baby! He was five months old!)

I powered through the interview and he says to me "Miss, I'm sorry, but did you spill something on yourself?" to which I immediately thought to myself "Oh NO!!! I leaked, my breastmilk is leaking!" but then I paused and thought, "No, I just pumped, that can't be possible!" and I must have paused for ever, because he said "Miss???" To which I quickly responded, "Yes, I'm sorry, I believe I did" and quickly ran out.

I ran to the car, dry bra, I smelled my was my son, his diaper leaked. Luckily, I am a stellar interviewer, and I got the job, even with the awkward stain on my best interview shirt. My General Manager and I became close, because his wife had just had a baby (born three days apart from my own son), and he asked me a few months later if I had lied during my interview, he said "I went home and told my wife, I interviewed a young lady today, I felt bad for her honey, I think she umm "leaked" I was mortified, and said, "It's worse, son's diaper leaked on me!" From that day on, he called him my good luck charm, and from that day forward, I carried him like he was a stinky skunk, at least a foot away from my body...I'm KIDDING! No lo tomen en serio! But I was completely careful going forward! 

Of course, being now, 14 years later a seasoned momma of three. I've experienced my fair share of diaper leaks!

(See, three boys, THIS momma knows a thing or two about leaks!)

I think I'd have a less embarrassing interview if Luvs had their newest line of Night Lock diapers available to me back then, good thing they're available to all you parents now!

Have you checked out Luvs adorable "Will It Leak" video series yet? Well, tis’ the season of holiday miracles! And this year, Luvs is turning clicks into diapers. From December 9th - 25th, for every view their Will It Leak "Santa Suit" video receives on their social media channels, Luvs will give diapers to children in need through the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

  • Luvs diapers, a trusted name in baby care, knows that the holiday season is full of stressful moments, but they don't want diaper leaks be one of them. This holiday, Luvs wants everyone to celebrate a Leak-Free Holiday. 
  • Luvs with NightLock ofrece la mayor área de absorbencia EN LA HISTORIA para eliminar las fitraciones, lo que equivale a menos pañales mojados durante la temporada festiva para el bebé, y más tiempo para que los padres disfruten las celebraciones.
  • The holiday fun doesn't stop there! This holiday, Luvs is also inviting parents to whip up a baby book for their child in a few quick clicks with Luvs and Tweekaboo. Get yours here:' 
  • ¡Pero la diversión festiva no termina ahí! Esta temporada festiva, Luvs también está invitando a los padres a ganarse un libro para su bebé gracias a unos cuantos clics rápidos con Luvs y Tweekaboo. Aquí puedes ganar el tuyo:'.
I hope you ALL made it to last week's Luvs Twitter Party!

Please join @Luvs and celebrity dad, expectant father and @donald_faison for a #LuvsLeakFreeHoliday Twitter Party on Thursday, December 11th, from 9-10pmEST, where we’ll be sharing personal holiday leak stories.

In case you missed it, I wouldn't want you to feel left out! I'm partnering up with Luvs to provide you with a GREAT GIVEAWAY! 

The #LuvsLeakFreeHoliday Giveaway includes:

  • Branded Luvs Tote Bag
  • #LuvsLeakFreeHoliday Travel Coffee Mug
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Luvs Branded Purple Star Ornament
  • My First Kwanzaa Book
  • Plush Musical Dreidel
  • Hanukkah Gelt
  • Two Packs of Luvs Diapers
  • A Tub of Luvs Wipes

Giveaway Guidelines:

  • Entrants must be 18+up and live in the contiguous U.S. No Puerto Rico.
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Holiday Shopping List 2014: Purchase your new #CanonatBestBuy

This beauty right here, is on my holiday shopping list this year. I have been dreaming about it, since it's release date (i'm slightly infatuated with Canon) and now I can add it to my list because I know Best Buy will have it.

Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression.
•      Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video  
•      Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
•      Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
•      The 3" vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.

Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. Visit Best Buy to learn more.
*offer valid 12/7-12/20

The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is perfect for #HintingSeason, unless you're me then it's post pictures of #CanonAtBestBuy ads all over the fridge, think that might have been over kill with my husband. Last time I posted the ad on my fridge, he wrote in red marker, "I Know! I Know" This is a great camera, the capabilities, the clarity, the picture quality, oh glorious day, the picture quality. 

None compare in my opinion, so why not check out #CanonAtBestBuy?

***Disclaimer:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.***

Friday, November 21, 2014

#HintingSeason has arrived: LG OLED now at Best Buy!

Discover LG OLED TV – The Ultimate Display!

What is OLED TV?
Best Buy $3499.99 Save $500.00
The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21" thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG's exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. Learn more here:
Your first kiss. A baby's first steps. The majesty of a desert sunset. Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG's latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you've ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.
  • Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color - delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.
  • 4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.
  • Super thin design (consider how to show visually)
  • Find content faster with webOS 
Being a wife and mother to 3 boys, I know a thing or 10 about technology. My boys are constantly talking about the latest TV sets and the newest gaming consoles. Imagine what sort of SUPER HERO I'd be if I busted out the new LG OLED from Best Buy on Christmas morning?

I love the new 4K Ultra HD, nothing makes watching a good action movie more spectacular than a television set that makes me feel like I'm there, right in the middle of all the action. Crisp, true to life. I'm excited to bring you all the news about Best Buy's newest technology offered the LG OLED and I'm dying to go see it in all it's glory at my local Best Buy, it's my #HintingSeason destination. 
If you want more information on Best Buy's LG OLED then you'll love this!
Do you love Twitter Parties? 
Best Buy is hosting an LG OLED Twitter Party and you're INVITED! 
When:  Thursday December 4th at 7PM CST. 
Feel free to join this party for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. 
Hashtag and Tweet #HintingSeason with your top gifts that you want this Holiday from Best Buy. 
***Disclaimer:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.***

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Don't Forget and Don't Miss Out! - #ChiquitaCookingLab #MMLovesChiquita

The #ChiquitaCookingLab Recipe Contest is coming to an end! Have you submitted your recipe? Don't miss out on the opportunity to win $4,000. As I posted previously, entering is VERY simple. If you love to create new recipes, or if you're just a darn good cook and you would like to be recognized for your flair for flavor. Then head on over and submit your original recipe today!

Where can I enter?

Head on over to Chiquita's site, you'll land right on the contest page! Reveal the week's secret ingredients and create, create, create! 

Where can I find information about winners and Chiquita Brand products?

You can find Chiquita in a variety of social media sites as well as their own brand website:

Tip: You can also learn about these and many other opportunities via the Green Moms Meet website as well!

 ***Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM
program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the
manufacturer. As a Moms MeetSM blogger, I agreed to use this product
and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily
reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of
the product.***

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

#RegaloDeAmorPampers - DIY Keepsake and Giveaway

"Pampers Swaddlers are the No.1 choice at local hospitals in Los Angeles and across the country. And now Pampers Swaddlers is available through size 6 to comfort and protect babies through many more moments of love!"
While not completely adults, or even near that word, my boys are out of diapers and onto bigger and better things. High School, Junior High, 1st grade, each one enjoying life and all the things that come with it. New experiences, new friends and teachers. I'm just left behind, like most moms', and I realize motherhood is quite the spectator sport once the kids think they're grande!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Chiquita Cooking Lab - Contest and Recipe #MMLovesChiquita

About the recipe contest -

  • The Chiquita Cooking Lab is a series of eight weekly recipe contests. Every week, three featured ingredients will be revealed and participants are tasked with creating a unique recipe that incorporates these three ingredients. You are encouraged to add your own ingredients as well!
  • The contest begins on September 29th and ends on November 24th, 2014.
  • Bananas will always be one of the ingredients—but be creative! Think outside the box of traditional banana breads and banana splits.
  • One winner will be chosen each week to win a $4,000 cash prize, and will have their recipe turned into a stop motion video and promoted on Chiquita’s digital and social channels.
  • Four random winners will also be chosen weekly to receive a Chiquita gift bag.
  • Contest entry is easy! Simply submit your recipe on the contest website
  • ( or through the official Chiquita FanFun app.
  • You can enter a new recipe every week, if desired!
Are you good at creating fun and delicious recipes? Well #ChiquitaCookingLab is looking for you! I posted all the information above, but let me tell you just how easy it was to enter!

All you do is head on over to their site, enter your original recipe (like they said THINK OUTSIDE THE BANANA BOX) and submit! 

I created my own recipe, and submitted. I'd like to share that with you all now!