Meet The 2018 #WeAllGrow Storytellers!

#WeAllGrow Summit 2018 Storytellers

Since our very first #WeAllGrow Summit in 2015, we have been in complete awe for the great response we’ve received from all of you to what is #WeAllGrow Storytellers. We couldn’t have imagined what was intended to be a session to showcase the diverse voices of our community would evolve into an event that is now so much bigger.

But really, #WeAllGrow Storytellers wouldn’t be as special as it is without all of you! Time and time again you keep showing up with your amazing story submissions, even if afraid. You who come on and take command of the stage to share a little bit of your lives allowing us into your world. You who gather in attendance to laugh, cry and empathize with the stories being told.

We received an incredible amount of submissions for Storytellers and we want to thank each and every one of you who submitted! We enjoyed getting to know you and learning about your journeys. Choosing the finalists was not an easy task. Together with Kathy Cano-Murillo and representatives from the #WeAllGrow Latina team, six finalists were chosen to shine on a platform made for their stories this coming March in Long Beach, California.

Please join us in congratulating the 2018 #WeAllGrow Storytellers! Get ready to laugh, cry and be inspired by the beauty of evolution with these spectacular stories.

2018 #WeAllGrow Storytellers

Christina Igaraividez of The Christinal

Jorge Narvaez of Reality Changers

Rachel Matos of Perennial Chic

Samery Moras of Life By Samy

Sitara Monica Perez of Valle Girl Vino

T Lopez of Mom Life Yo

For those of you who weren’t able to snatch an All-Access ticket to #WeAllGrow Summit 2018 before we sold out, we’ll be broadcasting Storytellers via our Facebook Live, so make sure you subscribe to our notifications so you don’t miss any of these fabulous stories.

Latina Makers Market is back at #WeAllGrow Summit 2018: Applications Are Now Open!

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We're super excited to announce that Latina Makers Market applications for #WeAllGrow Summit 2018 are now open! Become one of the amazing creatives who will be showcasing and selling all their amazing designs at this year's Summit. 

If you are a Latina Maker interested in having an exhibit space to showcase your work at the 2018 #WeAllGrow Summit happening in Long Beach California, make sure to sign up! There is no cost to you for having this space and being able to connect with the 450+ summit attendees. We've created this space since our second event to be able to highlight the beautiful work in our community and because Latina creative entrepreneurs are nation's economic force!

You will be responsible to set-up, manage and tear-down your space during the Latina Markers Market (LMM) hours on March 2nd and 3rd. A space at the Latina Markers Market does not grant you full-access to #WeAllGrow Summit but we will include one Connect-Only ticket as well as a Wellness Day ticket for your participation. No travel expenses are covered.

More information will be sent if you are selected, in order to confirm your final participation. Latina Makers selection and notification will come the first two weeks in January 2018. Application period closes January 14, 2018.

SIGN UP HERE!

Domino's and St. Jude Thanks and Giving Fiesta

On December 15th, 2017 we had the joy of co-hosting an event for Los Angeles area influencers to celebrate the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign with Domino's Pizza.

This year marks the 14th annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign – created by Marlo, Terre and Tony Thomas, the children of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas – is an annual tradition with tremendous public support for the hospital’s lifesaving mission. Kicking off November 1st and running through the 1st week of January, St. Jude Thanks and Giving is an unprecedented union of celebrities, media, retail and corporate partners that ask consumers to donate while they shop to support St. Jude. Thanks to the support generated through partner campaigns like St. Jude Thanks and Giving, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. This holiday season, we give thanks for the healthy kids in our life, and give to those who are not. Join St. Jude and Domino’s in fighting childhood cancer. Agradece la salud de tus niños y ayuda a aquellos que no la tienen.

Domino’s Pizza, a 14-year partner with approximately 5,245 participating locations, has raised more than $38 million for St. Jude primarily through its participation in the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign. Domino’s led the way in raising funds in 2016 by raising a company record of $7.3 million for the kids of St. Jude by featuring a special St. Jude Meal Deal during the campaign, which included a $1 donation to St. Jude. Domino’s unique online ordering system resulted in a significant increase in online donations.

Not only did attendees learn about St. Jude and Domino's partnership via the Thanks and Giving campaign, but they also got to meet Lucas, a 5-year old patient from Chile being treated at a St. Jude hospital in California. Lucas and his family reminded us that every single dollar does make a difference since they are living proof of it.

Celebrity Alejandra Espinoza sat with Alex Flores, manager of Hispanic/Multicultural marketing St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, for an emotional chat about why she passionately supports St. Jude and how cancer has touched her family's life.

You can watch her full interview below and donate to St. Jude via her fundraising site here.

Video credit: Jöel Lëoj

Special thanks to these Latinx entrepreneurs and makers for helping us make this an extra special and memorable event for a beautiful cause:

Follow #DPZgivethanks on Instagram for more.

Win an All-Expenses-Paid Trip to #WeAllGrow Summit with TurboTax!

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TurboTax is back for the third year in a row as an official sponsor of #WeAllGrow Summit! And the surprises they have in store for us start now with this giveaway where one lucky winner will get to receive an all-expenses-paid trip to join us at #WeAllGrow Summit and #WellnessDay18!

    HOW TO ENTER

    During the Contest Period, influencers and/or social media creators can write and share an Instagram and/or Twitter post that could cover any of the following topics:

    a) Describe how you prepare and get ready for Tax Day: what tools do you find useful to find additional information, to stay organized, etc. or describe how you take control of your finances starting with your own taxes

    b) If you are a TurboTax user, describe what you like the most about the product, feature, offer or service. Share your own testimonial

    c) Describe how you would feel and the benefit to you if you knew you could file your taxes from the comfort of your own living room, wearing your most comfortable clothes and have the extra reassurance from a CPA or Enrolled Agent that could review your tax return if you need it, all accessible from your laptop! The new way of filing taxes does exist and you could try it this season with TurboTax Live.

    THE DETAILS

    • Contest is open to social media influencers and content creators.
    • You must be 18 years or older and a US resident to enter. 
    • You must submit via Instagram and/or Twitter
    • Image/video must contain a branded visual which can include the TurboTax app on mobile devices or the TurboTax website on computer screens.
    • Posts must be featured on your Instagram page main feed and not part of Instagram stories.
    • Participants must use these hashtags: #WeAllGrowConTurboTax #Contest
    • All Entries must be posted by January 14, 2018 at 11:59pm PST to be considered.

    Click HERE for full rules and regulations.

    ¡SUERTE!

    These Moms Know The Best Tips for their Kids Skincare Routine with Clean & Clear

    These Moms Know The Best Tips for their Kids Skincare Routine with Clean & Clear

    Now that kids are back-to-school, it's time for parents to get back on the grind of the basic routines that encompass a tween and teen's life. And, yes, learning and sticking too a basic skin care routine is an important habit to develop early on. 

    Growing Your Business

    Starting a new business can be daunting. But, managing cash flow doesn’t have to be a cause for nightmares. Today, more and more people are starting their own businesses or working as contractors and freelancers. Si eres una #Jefa, knowing how to manage your business’ income is very important. The QuickBooks Resource Center provides all the tools you need with free resources for starting, running and growing your business.

    In the last three months, #LatinaBloggers have shared different experiences and points of view on how to use the QuickBooks Resource Center to build your business and find #WaysToGrow.

    Elayna Fernandez

    “It’s so easy to drop the ball on financials, yet it is so crucial to get a grip on them, or you will be the official owner of a hobby that consumes you. When you manage your finances, you can enjoy the clarity of where you are and where you are going.”

    Sili Recio

    “My biggest fear was messing something up on my taxes. You don’t have to worry about such things, any longer. With tools like the self-employment tax calculator, you’ll be able to avoid the heartburn and night sweats that could be brought on when working on taxes. Oh and did I mention that this calculator is free? That’s also important when you are self employed.”

    Marines Duarte

    “Sabemos que tener dudas sobre temas de negocios es común y el tratar de resolverlos puede llegar a ser frustrante. Por eso te recomendamos el centro de ayuda gratuito “Resource Center” de Intuit QuickBooks, un servicio maravilloso que aclara nuestras dudas y facilita el proceso de crear un negocio.”

    To learn more about the QuickBooks Resource Center and find new #WaysToGrow your business, visit the QuickBooks Resource Center website

    NurturMe: Keeping Tummy's Happy

    We all want what's best for our babies and finding great baby food doesn't have to be so hard. NurturMe’s organic tummy friendly baby and toddler foods are free from common allergens that can upset sensitive bellies and promote good digestive health. No gluten, dairy, soy, egg or guilt; and our ancient grain based cereals and snacks deliver a daily dose of probiotics. Some of our baby influencers were able to give NurturMe a try. Check out their videos below!

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    Live Colorful

    Today we are partnering with @nurturme and trying their delicious healthy, tummy friendly food for babies and toddlers 😋 Jaxon is already a fan of their ancient grain cookies, power blends and 100% quinoa squares! And mom is happy knowing that there’s nothing in these snacks that can upset sensitive bellies, no gluten, dairy, soy, egg or guilt. 🌈Check out the video we created (link in bio 👆) #Sponsored #TummyFriendly#YummyLife

    En Tus Zapatos

     to one of the videos I've enjoyed the most doing! On this day, Lu 💕 surprised us all with her acting debut in English telling us about her new @nuturme 100% organic snacks! This video is too cute to miss! Please click on the link in my profile to view the full video 🥕🍓🍌 #TummyFriendly#YummyLife #ad #NuevoVideo #ad

    Sweet Molcajete

    It can be truly difficult to find healthy snacks that are both nutritious and delicious. But, guess what? It's not impossible! @nurturme organic toddler snacks surprised us all with their delicious flavors. And mommy was all happy to know that there is nothing in them that would upset their stomach since they're gluten, soy, dairy, egg and even guilt free 😅  #YummyLife #TummyFriendly #ad

    For more on NurturMe Baby Foods follow the hashtags #YummyLife and #TummyFriendly or visit their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

    HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa the Perfect Salsa

    HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa has two classic flavors: the creamy texture of real avocado and the spicy kick of authentic salsa verde. It's the perfect salsa you'll want to use with absolutely everything. HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa is versatile salsa that can be use for topping, dipping and cooking. It will add incredible flavor to all kinds of dishes, there's no wrong way to use it. Our food influencers love the salsa and share their favorite HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa recipes. 

    Family Spice

    Baked Steak Taquitos with Corn and HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa

    I made these Baked Steak Taquitos for my family using some leftover steak and HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa. We prefer flour tortillas to corn, but I did stuff the taquitos with leftover roasted corn, green onions, cilantro and cheese.

    The Other Side of the Tortilla

    Mexican Eggs Benadict

    Eggs Benedict is one of the most popular breakfast dishes served in the united states, so i gave it a Mexican makeover with chorizo, ancho chile hollandaise, and HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa.

    Collectively Christine

    Kale Chicken Enchiladas

    These enchiladas are made with Herdez® Guacamole Salsa to give it a unique Mexican flavor. HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa is so versatile that you can use it as a dip, marinade, or in a recipe like I decided to do. 

    For more delicious recipes follow the hashtags #HerdezGuacSalsa and #HerdezAtCasaMarcela or follow HERDEZ® on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    3 Tasty Recipes with Mahatma

    Looking to revamp your rice dishes? Check out these three simple Mahatma recipes demonstrated by Karen of Mi Cocina Rapida. Great for side dishes, appetizers or as a stand alone dishes. 

    There are many ways to prepare an arroz con pollo. Include this simple and tasty recipe to your repertoire next time! 

    How about an Ensalada de Arroz y Cangrejo (Jaiba)? Perfect for warmer days and easy to prepare. You can even use a rice cooker! 

    During your next get-together, wow your guests with these mouth-watering spicy croquettes and avocado salsa. Follow the #MahatmaRecipes hashtag for more.

    Time To Be Brave and #ConquerYourCredit

    Do you cringe when you hear the word "credit"? Tackling your credit doesn’t have to be intimidating! It is empowering to know where you stand and take steps to achieve optimal financial health. Chase understands how crucial it is for your well-being to have financial knowledge – today and in the long run.

    #LatinaBloggers share their experiences with credit and a few tips so that you too can #ConquerYourCredit

    Cleverly Me #ConquerYourCredit

    Ana Sanchez

    “First of all, remember that tackling your personal finances can be a little nerve-wracking, but this is the time to empower yourself to be financially healthy and give yourself the freedom to feel confident about your money.”

    Notas de Mama #ConquerYourCredit

    Carla Gutierrez

    “Ahora se que es crucial para nuestro bienestar, actual y a largo plazo, el tener conocimiento financiero. Muchas veces no queremos lidiar con el crédito  y es más fácil ignorar el tema, pero es algo importantísimo para el bienestar familiar.”

    7 On a Shoe String #ConquerYourCredit

    Staci Salazar

    “Yes, it will be nerve-wracking as you begin to work to raise your credit score, but now i h im o empowe oursel inanciall ealth n iv oursel h reedo eel confiden bou ou oney. In fact, whe anage isely, redi a oo ha pe oor o ou. ro uyin hous ettin el hon ontract, h redi nformatio ha ende equest ould mea h ifferenc etwee ayin ug nteres ee n otentiall ecurin he deal ant.”

    To learn more about Chase and find inspiration to #ConquerYourCredit, watch this video.

    Live Tutorials at Macy's #ImpulseBeauty Counters

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    Ever wish you could ask your favorite beauty guru's your most pressing make-up questions in person? That's just two Latina Bloggers did for their Southern California followers. During the new year season they each hosted live beauty tutorials at a Macy's #ImpulseBeauty counters. During their live tutorials they also featured new products from some of their favorite brands available at Macy's.

    One of those bloggers was Cindy Limon. Check out Cindy's favorite products from the Impulse Beauty counter below!

    The events were also a great opportunity for their channel subscribers to meet them in person and learn more about them. You can also see Cindy's second event recap where she shared her personal story and the journey that brought her to the world of YouTube. 

     

    For more check out the #ImpulseBeauty hashtag! 

    VidaLexus Presents RPM

    At the end of last year VidaLexus presented RPM – Reeingeneering Popular Music En Vivo, a two-part activation, featuring a web series and live events. The web series featured four different Latin music genres (Miami-Son, NYC- Salsa, Chicago- Bolero, LA- Ranchero) that were re-engineered by Latin Pop sensation (and TP3 alumni) Raquel Sofia. The RPM Music Tour also brought live, intimate and exclusive performances to Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.

    Latina bloggers  attended the concerts headlined by Raquel Sofia and they were also able to view the new Lexus models. Take a peek at their coverage from the live performances below and follow the #VidaLexusRPM hashtag for more. 

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    Getting Healthy with LALA Yogurt Smoothies

    Getting healthy doesn't have to be hard. Nowadays with such busy lives, it can seem impossible. They say the key is eating right and exercising regularly. It seems there is no magic trick to losing pounds, but there are great things you can do to make things a little easier. Our influencers share ways they get healthy, like following the LALA Yogurt Smoothies sponsored H-E-B Slim Down Showdown, planning snack hacks or simply including a LALA Yogurt Smoothie in their to-go bag! Because with 5 grams of fruit and made with real fruit, this on-the-go snack is at the top of our list!

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    Since I’m always on the go, I’m taking my LALA® Yogurt Smoothies with me, as well as these super simple, super sweet, no bake energy bites. I can pop them in a baggie and stow them in my purse, then eat one when I need a bit more energy, so I’m not noshing on a bag of chips. The HEB Slim Down Showdown would not look too fondly on that.

    STAY FIT PART 2 WITH LALA® YOGURT SMOOTHIES

    LITTLE MIXICO

    As many of you know by now, I work out almost everyday of the week and have a very busy lifestyle that sometimes holds me back from getting the protein I need. So today I tried the LALA® Yogurt Smoothies  and I was so excited to find a yummy smoothie that I don’t have to make myself (because cleaning the blender is no fun). This smoothie is the perfect on-the-go snack for your on-the-go life! Its made with real fruit and it contains 5 grams of protein! 

     

    5 SNACK HACKS TO MAKE HEALTHY LIVING EASIER

    SEVEN GRACES

    Smoothies are the perfect snack, and these LALA smoothies are my absolute favorite. They are made with real fruit, have 5 grams of protein, and are so easy to grab and drink on the go. Even Charlotte loves these things. How is this a snack hack? Because you don’t have to get out the blender. That’s a win in my book.

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    LOVE MORE LIVE BLESSED

    I stocked our hotel room with LALA® Yogurt Smoothies. The smoothies have 5 grams of protein and are made with real fruits. So I got that sweet craving covered without messing up and going overboard! I grabbed the Piña Colada smoothie and I drank it while I watched my kids play at the beach. 

    For more great tips to get healthy follow the #LALAChallenge hashtag or to learn more about LALA Yogurt Smoothies visit their FacebookInstagram and YouTube.

    Lo Que Nos Hace Fuertes #FuertesconLeche

    It’s important for kids to get protein at every meal, especially breakfast. Studies have shown that eating breakfast helps kids focus and concentrate better at school.  Milk contains nine essential nutrients in each glass and is a simple, delicious and wholesome way to give your kids a natural source of high-quality protein. You can pair your breakfast with a glass of milk for 8 grams of high-quality protein per 8 ounce glass or mix it into your favorite smoothie, overnight oats or breakfast recipe. Kids already love milk, so including it as part of a protein rich breakfast can be easy. Don't believe me? Check out some of these delicious recipe our Influencers created with milk to make us #FuertesConLeche.

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    Mama Latina Tips

    Giving the boys a breakfast with protein, I think, is the best way to start their day. I can see they have the energy they need and will run off to school contented and ready to learn. Of course, breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be as simple as a glass of milk with toast (each 8oz glass of milk has 9 essential nutrients including protein), or oatmeal made with milk, or a fruit licuado.

    Easy Breakfast Frittata

    Kinda Silly Mommy

    It's a big responsibility as a parent to make sure that our little ones get the nutrients that their growing bodies need. Because, let's face it. If it were up to them, they would live off of a diet of cheddar fish and fruit snacks. It's important for kids to get protein at every meal, especially breakfast.  Did you know that milk has 9 essential nutrients in each glass? Milk is a natural source of high-quality protein and it doesn't even need to be served in a glass. It's so easy to add it to your meals, especially since you always have milk on hand.

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    Mommy's Home Cooking

    My kids really really really like milk. Since they wake up in the morning the first thing they ask for is a cup of warm milk. I love that they do because I know that It’s important for kids to get protein at every meal, especially breakfast. Plus, studies show eating breakfast helps kids focus and concentrate at school. With 9 essential nutrients in each glass, milk is a simple, delicious and wholesome way to give my kids a natural source of high-quality protein – plus other nutrients they need.

    Batido de Chocolate, Banano y Aguacate

    Una Colombiana en California

    Fuertes con Leche es una campaña que nos recuerda lo importante que es incentivar el consumo de proteína en cada comida, especialmente en el desayuno de nuestros niños. Son numerosos los estudios que demuestran que un buen desayuno les ayuda a mantener la atención y concentración en las actividades escolares.

    Be sure to check out fuertesconleche.com or follow the #FuertesConLeche hashtag for more great recipe! 

    You Can Do #MasConHRBlock

    This year's tax season is almost coming to and end. Boy does time fly when you are making money! Right? Are you scrambling around trying to get it all in order? Well don't fret, because it's not too late to get it all done with H&R Blocks tax software. Crafty Chica, one of our H&R Block ambassadors did it in a breeze. Head over to the H&R Block Blog to read more money saving, debt fighting and tax filing tips. You can check out some highlights below from the ambassadors like Ahorros Para Mama about saving more cash this year and keeping yourself out of debt from Living Money Wise. Because you can do #MasConHRBlock.

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    Filing My Taxes With H&R Block Premium & Business Software

    Crafty Chica

    I did it! I filed my state and federal taxes using H&R Block Tax Software. Up until a couple years ago, I put myself through the headache of doing my own taxes without any software. The process took many days and brought on so much stress.

    10 Money Saving Ideas To Put Away $1,000 By Year-End

    Ahorros Para Mama

    Small steps add up over time and anything you do today to work towards a financial goal will get you closer to it quicker. All the little effort you make today to save money, will make a difference in your budget at the end of the year.

    Tips For Staying Out Of Debt In The New Year

    Living Money Wise

    Are you ready to make big financial changes in 2017? The new year is the perfect time to evaluate and improve your finances. It is time to start making changes and set financial goals — one being staying out of debt.

    For more financial and tax tips visit the H&R Block Blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

    #WeAllGrow Summit 2017 Recap: Storytellers

    #WeAllGrow Summit concluded with the much-loved and highly-anticipated #WeAllGrow Storytellers. This year, it was sponsored by Disney Princess, "Dream Big, Princess," whose message highlights the empowering qualities of each Disney Princess and focuses on their unique values and inspiring journeys. This fits perfectly with what Storytellers is all about!

    During the Summit, the Storytellers spoke about how they have been inspired by the Disney princesses, telling tales of tragedy, triumph, conquering fears and their Dream Big moments.

    We were thrilled to have Silvia Olivas, head writer for Disney's Elena of Avalor, start the night off. She explained why she decided to create Elena, her inspiration and all the exciting parts that go into making a successful Disney show. She also debuted an exclusive first look at Elena's Dream Big, Princess video - it was the first time showed to a live audience! 

    After Silvia's remarks, it was time for our six incredible Storytellers to take the stage. Vanessa Bell of De Su Mama, Elayna Fernandez of The Positive MOM, Dora Stone of Dora's Table, Laura Muller of Las Recetas de Laura, Marianna Du Bosq of Bilingual Avenue and Camila Canabal of AsiLoveCamila shared their unique stories and what their Dream Big moment was. In between, the amazing Kathy Cano-Murillo of Crafty Chica, who acts as a mentor each year to selected Storytellers, also shared her story. They made us laugh, they made us cry and they made us believe to always #DreamBigPrincess. It was an emotional end to an incredible weekend, filled with learning, growing and the Energy of Sisterhood. View all the stories below and remember to Dream Big!

    Having #LaCharla with the Family

    Having the money talk with your family can be daunting, but can be beneficial when making financial decisions in the future. It’s never too early to talk to your children about money: saving, being financially savvy with your purchases, and planning for the future. Chase understands the importance of learning more about each generation’s financial habits, which aids them in providing even more sound financial advice. A group of our Latina bloggers shared their tips and experiences of having #LaCharla with la familia.

    Claudya Martinez

    “Talking about money has always terrified me. I’m talking pulse racing, adrenaline pumping terror, but I am DONE with that and you wanna know why? Because I don’t want my daughters to have that kind of relationship with their finances.”  

    Alexandra Ramirez

    “Como padres, somos responsables de enseñarles a nuestros hijos valores en la vida. El éxito que tengan como adultos depende de las herramientas y los valores que les enséñenos desde pequeños. Los niños deben conocer los límites de gastos. Enséñales a tomar el control de su dinero y así puedan alcanzar el éxito financiero cuando adultos.”

    Myrah Duque

    “As a deal seeker, I’m especially aware of how money can be stretched and made to work for us more efficiently. Having the money talk with our kids boosts their ability to confidently use and control their money in the future, and TODAY I see the results of “The Money Talk” with the familia!”

    To learn more about #LaCharla and follow the Generational Money Talks Series, visit Chase.