Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson and Latina Bloggers Connect however all opinions expressed are 100% my own.
What is La Familia de Hoy (Today’s Family)?
Over the years, families have changed. Today’s family isn’t the same as a family back 20 years ago. Families today often have many challenges that didn’t exist (or as often) in the past. Take my family for example. If you’ve followed me for any time, you’d know I have my husband (2nd marriage), JD, my two oldest from my ex-husband, Rob and Kylie along with our youngest, Diego. In addition to these three kids, I also have two step-daughters that live in other states. Our family is about as diverse as you can get. Besides combining several families to create one healthy household, we have two of the three children that suffer from different types of mental/behavioral illnesses. Even if it’s just anxiety, like with my son, it can be exhausting. My daughter is still being diagnosed although they are leaning towards a bipolar disorder. There is never a dull moment in our home, but we know in order to overcome these obstacles, we have to create a house full of love and support. Without that, we would fail.
Johnson & Johnson, in conjunction with Univision are on the hunt for La Familia de Hoy. The campaign is underway right now, and you can vote for your favorite family to become the spokesfamily for Johnson & Johnson during 2014!
Cast your vote for your favorite La Familia de Hoy here: http://bit.ly/1jkwdJi
I read through all of the families stories, who they were and what they were trying to do. Although it was a hard decision, because they are all amazing….I chose to cast my vote for….
The Jimenez Family!
Okay, so maybe they get extra brownie points because their son’s name is Diego…but I do really love their story! Their home shares a yard with two others. While they are their own family, they understand (and live by) the fact that it takes a village to raise a child. Yes, it does. Believe me. You need your family and close friends to help give your children a difference in perspectives, in life and in experiences. Some of my fondest memories as a child was the time I spent with my great-grandmother. She taught me so much, without me even realizing. There are many times I hear her in my head when I’m dealing with my kids…and I wish they had the same experience with her. I wish I had her as close as the Jimenez children have their grandmother.
So now it’s your time to vote for Johnson & Johnson’s La Familia de Hoy!
Who do you think is Today’s Family? Vote here: http://bit.ly/1jkwdJi