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For My Busy Life

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Dove and DiMe Media, however all opinions expressed are my own. 


You already know that I love Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant. Not only does Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant offer me 48-hours of odor and wetness protection, it also provides my very delicate underarm area with skin care benefits. 

But really, why is Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant the deodorant that I reach for every day?

Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant is my #1 deodorant pick because it can handle my life. I don't save this deodorant for special occasions, vacations, or other moments in my life that could be super stressful or exciting. I use Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant everyday because my everyday life includes all those things: stress, excitement, anger, fatigue, horror, etc. I have five kids, so yes, all of these emotions apply in my daily life. And for that, I need a deodorant that can keep me dry and odor free. I don't want to have to do a smell check throughout my day, know what I mean? I have enough to do without having to add smelling my underarms every few hours.


When I get up at six every morning it is knowing that I have about 30 minutes to get myself ready to face a very long, and very busy day. As a work at home mom, I really feel that I have double the work of somebody who works out of the home, or is a stay at home mom. Why is that? Because when you work from home and have family, you still have to do everything that a stay at home mom does plus get enough work done to make a living. That my friends, is where the STRESS comes in. . 


Morning and afternoon carpool, grocery shopping, taking care of 5 pets, checking in on my mom AND making an income is not always easy. But that's the name of the game when you're a work from home mom and the last thing I want to do is be smelly while getting it all done. That's why the products that I choose to put on everyday are super important. Everything from my perfume to my eyebrow pencil, has to be something that will still be there when I am done for the day. 


In my life there's no time for touchup's, that's why I use Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant.


Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant offers 48-hours of odor and wetness protection. With that kind of protection I can feel confident knowing that I am at my best, at least in my underarm area. But not only does this deodorant keep me dry and fresh, it also provides skincare benefits of Dove 1/4 Moisturizers and Nutrium Moisture for softer, smoother underarms. Who doesn't want softer, smoother underarm. I DO!


Are you a busy woman on-the-go? I challenge you to use Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant for two weeks and see what kind of a difference it makes in your life.

See a Doctor From the Comfort of Your Home

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Heal.com. However, all opinions are my own.

Baing a caregiver for an aging parent is hard, sometimes it's harder than parenting small kids. My mom gets sick more often that the kids do and her doctor visits are a bit more trying. When we lived in San Diego my mom had a great doctor who used to make house calls when she wasn't feeling up to going into his office. How I miss that doctor! Since moving further inland, it's one of the things that we miss the most. Now, whenever it's time for my mom to see her doctor, it's a whole day affair that definitely leaves something to be desired. She's much older now, slower and needs more help, so getting her out of the house is a challenge. Then there is the actual doctor visit which means waiting in the waiting area for 30 minutes, another 20 in the examination room and then only having a good 10 minutes with her physician.

I'd been looking for an alternative to these doctor visits for some time and today I am excited to introduce you to Heal.com.


Now you can see a doctor, from the comfort of your home.



At Heal.com you can request on-demand house calls every day from 8:00am to 8:00pm by booking online or downloading the Heal App. Heal.com's physicians are high-quality doctors that have been background-checked and will arrive when it's convenient for you. Whether you need a primary care doctor for an adult or pediatricians for the kids, you can find one at Heal.com.


A doctor who does house calls is something you don't see very often these days and it's something that is sorely lacking. Imagine all those times when the kids are so hot and fussy, the last thing you want to do is drag them to a doctors office full of sick people. Or like my mom who finds it so hard to get around, now we can book her doctor visits at home so it can be less stressful on her.

Have you ever had a child get sick while you're on vacation?


We recently went away with five of the kids for a whole week. The change of weather affected all of us and soon all the kids were feeling pretty crummy. But we were far away from their doctor so we toughed it out with over-the-counter medicine. If we'd had access to a doctor, the trip would have been less painful for all of us. But now with the Heal App, I know that next time I can have the kids checked out even if it's in a hotel room. Now that, is incredibly convenient.

When to use Heal.com 

  • When you or a family member are sick and can't wait to be seen by your regular doctor.
  • When it's more convenient to have the doctor come to you.
  • See a doctor for a well visit or checkup for the kids and yourself.
  • When you're away from home and need to see a doctor.

Find out more about Heal.com and download the Heal App so you too can have a doctor on demand.



GA-DE Fall 2016 Collection Swatches & Coupon

I received this product as part of a sampling program with Sway Group. All opinions are my own.

Today I have a very exciting collection to share with you guys, I really should've shared this a few weeks ago but we've had an illness that keeps going round and round and I keep getting it so I have fallen behind with everything, unfortunately. Still, this collection is so stunning that it it is definitely better late than never. 


Celebrate the Holidays w/ Pozole Rojo

This post sponsored by Mirum shopper, all opinions are my own.

There's really nothing quite like sitting down to enjoy a homemade meal with those you love around you. The holiday break really allows all of us to catch up and relax after that really hectic fall and back-to-school season. We started the holiday break by taking a week off to visit Las Vegas and now we are home for the next two weeks just relaxing and enjoying this time together. Though Christmas has now passed we are still celebrating the holidays. We celebrate until January 6th, El Dia De Los Reyes, which still gives us plenty of time to enjoy together. 

LIFE...Brought To You By Advil®

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SigueConAdvil #CollectiveBias

When I look at my life now I am incredibly thankful for everything that I have and for how easy it is compared to when my mom was my age. At the age of 43 my mom came to the United States to work hard and bring my youngest sister for an operation she desperately needed. My youngest sister was born with a cleft palate and already had a hard life at only two years of age. My mom knew that the US was her only chance, and that is why my family is here today. The US, being the land of opportunity, helped my sister. Within a few years she had a new palate and would finally have a better quality of life, something not possible if we'd stayed in Mexico. 

We were pretty young when we came here and watched my mom work so hard for all of those years that we were growing up. My mom was a housekeeper, she was a nanny, at one time she even worked in the fields. My mom taught us that in life you have to work very hard and that even if you are a single woman with 4 kids, you can and will make it.