Momma of Dos

Thursday, May 26, 2016

::Let’s Go See:: Visionworks #AD


::Momma Disclosure:: This is a compensated post. All statements are my true and honest opinion.   




I still remember the day I got my first pair of glasses I was in the 5th grade. Knowing how imperative it would be to my overall function, I wasn't ashamed or scared but thankful that I could now see better. I know the importance of good eyesight the older I become the more I stress wearing my glasses and getting my eyes checked regularly. Now that I have children I am constantly checking for signs of good or bad vision.  As they continue on their journey through school and life I will always be on the look out for signs of needing glasses, I know how beneficial they are. 

Which is why when I heard of the Visionworks and Davis Vision's goal of giving away 10,000 comprehensive eye exams and complete pairs of glasses to children in need; I was happy to share the information with all my readers! 

All children should obtain annual eye exams. Every child. Every year. My children go to daycare and they are a great resource and reminder of our annual exams, my kids also get their vision tested by their pediatrician. I know that a much more in-depth analysis will be needed as they grow, which is why I would trust the experts like Visionworks. 




::A message from Visionworks::

You can take the action needed to help get your child a yearly exam. "Take the pledge to get your kids an eye exam every school year, starting this year! It's as important to their health as annual physicals and dental exams." Parents can take the pledge at http://www.letsgosee.net/pledge/

Help a child in need: 

Visionworks is giving out 10,000 vouchers good for a free eye exam and glasses. If a child doesn’t have vision insurance or Medicaid, aren’t signed up for ACA and can’t afford an eye exam and glasses, or if you know of a school or organization that has children who could benefit, nominate them for a free voucher at http://www.letsgosee.net/help/ 

Nominations can be made in English or Spanish.   

An eye exam may be the simplest test kids ever take. It’s certainly the most important for helping shape their future outlook.
  
Let’s Go See is a national movement to raise awareness of the importance of annual eye exams for children as part of their yearly health routine.

As a parent, how can you be sure your kids' vision isn't keeping them from doing their best in school, enjoying life fully, and being successful? The answer is an annual eye exam. An easy way to remember is to add "Annual Eye Exam" to your child's Back-to-School checklist and they'll start every school year with optimum visual performance to achieve both inside and outside of the classroom.

Some of the signs that your child might have trouble seeing:
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Squinting
  • Holding books close to their face or too far away
  • Sitting close to the TV, computer or tablet
  • Twisting or tilting their head to favor one eye
  • Frequent blinking or rubbing their eyes
  • Inability to judge distance properly (bumping into things)
  • Decreased performance in school and athletics


Add an annual eye exam to your child’s annual appointments, and find your closest Visionworks at http://www.visionworks.com/locations/results.php

Find out more about Visionworks and follow (and tag) them on social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Visionworks
Instagram: @visionworks_eyewear
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/vwks/

#Visionworks
#LetsGoSee



Wednesday, May 25, 2016

::Potty Training with Pampers Easy Ups:: Ad

::Momma Disclosure:: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Pampers and Big Honcho Media. All statements are my true and honest opinion.



Last week I had a small get-together, in collaboration with Pampers, with an amazing group of Mommas. We were a good blend of soon-to-be Momma, toddler Momma, & pre-teen Momma! We were able to help the new Momma's with advice for their journey into potty-training and be reminded of how much support we all deserve as Mommas. It's true when we say that it takes a village to raise a child. A good local Momma support group will become that village and resource that you need when raising your child. At the end of the day, you will use the advice that you feel comfortable with, that works for you and your child and that you know you truly believe in.

Pampers helped set up the perfect platforms for us all to share in a safe space. 

Some of the great tips we discussed were as follows:


We spent a couple of hours talking about parenting styles, birthing stories, and milestones. We had a great conversation overall and enjoyed each others company. We definitely made some good new connections which are important for us as Mommas, no matter how old our children are, I loved that. We ate and exchanged contact information, building that support group is vital for continuing to reach and overcome important milestones in our children's lives.





Pampers Easy Ups have some great features such as:

  • Pampers Easy Ups have fun Thomas & Friends® designs for boys and Dora the Explorer® designs for girls. 
  • A more underwear-like design for growing toddlers. 
  • Graphics that fade when wet to help little ones learn. 
  • Super-stretchy sides to make them easy to pull up and down when using the potty.
  • Pampers Easy Ups work during the day AND night, providing up to 12 hours of protection.


You can follow Pampers on-
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pampers
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pampers

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

::Transformation:: 2016




I have discovered that times of transformation come as do the seasons of life. 

I feel that in order for overall transformation to take place you must be willing to go through it and you must want to do something that will help you transform your life. Transformation comes in so many forms; mental, physical, emotional, maturity, etc. We create our own periods of transformation and equally we can ruin our best moments of transformation by allowing our weaknesses or past failures to bring us down.

Lately, I have felt a great surge of transformation back to a place of true balance and peace. I decided months ago that in 2016 I would slow down. Start focusing more on life and my career. It's slowly coming together. The current season is one of taking it all in and learning from my past. I have so much to give thanks for. My children are both happy and healthy kids who love life and are so unique. My career is finally in a good place with a good company, I want to make a life where I am.


My Hubby and I have created a constant energy of evolution, we take in all the bad and good and move forward with it. No matter how bad things get we always manage to move forward, together. We are not perfect and do have many battles to overcome, sometimes daily. Arguments and attitudes flare, mostly on my part ::insert evil laughs here:: but it's fun. We have learned to live a life filled with daily arguments that make sense to us and a ton of humor. We are happy in our own little-twisted way and that's what matters.

As for my mind and body. I want to be strong and healthy. I know it will take time, I am taking it one day at a time. Some days are harder than others, as I hate movement after 5pm. But, I kicked off my boot-camp again, and it makes me feel great so I keep going back, week after week. Seeing other ladies progress and kick-ass is very important.  I seek them in so many areas of my life.

Spiritually and mentally, my transformation is constantly changing and my brain is always thinking as to, what's next. I try and fill my mind daily with words and thoughts that will bring me new peace and happiness. I also listen to anything that will inspire me to have an open mind and creative new energy. Recently, the biggest area of transformation has been taking a class that will help further empower me as a Latina in Leadership with Mujeres de HACE. The connections I have already made have been amazing. The learning and thought process on a week to week basis has been even better!

Taking this time to myself and improving who I am as a Momma, as a career-driven woman, and as a person, helps me transform daily into who I want to be. I turn 35 next month and the word transformation has just stuck in my head and on my tongue for the last week or so. I know that the experiences in the next few weeks will help me reach that next level that I want my life to be at.

I want to always take the actions needed to transform my life, not just for myself but for my children, husband and family's well-being. It's so important to evolve and grow, far out of your comfort zone and into that next season of your life... 


“Real transformation requires real honesty. If you want to move forward — get real with yourself.”― Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life
What about you, what are you doing today that will transform your tomorrow?