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Discover the Benefits of Tennis and How #TennisOpensDoors With Net Generation and the USTA

Imagine all the lessons and new skills our kids can acquire from getting involved in a new sport. Tennis is a fantastic sport that offers a great number of benefits for the entire family and, unlike popular belief, it is a sport that is accessible to everyone. ¡El deporte es una maravilla!

We have partnered with USTA and a group of influencers to showcase all the opportunities that come from playing tennis and how those opportunities benefit children and their families on and off the court.

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Carla Gutierrez - Notas de Mama

“Los instructores de Net Generation se especializan en trabajar con niños. Desde la primera clase mi niña de 4 años (que nunca había jugado tenis en su vida) ya estaba golpeando la pelota y estaba muy concentrada en la clase. La paciencia metodología y paciencia del instructor es pieza clave en la enseñanza de un nuevo deporte.”

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Ursula Herrera - Creative Healthy Family

“From getting a good workout to bonding with your family and friends, to traveling and even the possibility of getting a college scholarship, this wonderful sport has a lot to offer.”

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Romina Tibytt - Mama XXI

“El tenis, es un deporte accesible para todo el mundo. Hay que sacarse la idea de que es exclusivo para ciertos sectores, y en la actualidad se pueden encontrar escuelas o clases de tenis hasta en los parques públicos.”

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Laura Rodriguez - Mama Especial Cuenta Conmigo

“El tenis es un deporte donde la concentración es fundamental, por eso se practica en silencio, esto nos lleva a valorar el respeto desde otro nivel, uno aprende a respetar el rival, las reglas, la cancha, el profesor y el árbitro. Yo creo que este es un valor tremendo para nuestros niños, incluso a temprana edad.”

To find out more about how to sign up for tennis lessons, visit the Net Generation website.


Keeping Your Kids Safe Online with Google’s Se Genial en Internet

Google took the launch of its new program Be Internet Awesome, Se Genial en Internet en Español, to Chicago! The program aims to teach kids about digital citizenship and internet safety through its fun, interactive game, Interland.

We have once again partnered with Google and a group of influencers to learn about the program and its five foundational lessons about digital safety and citizenship to help kids be safe, confident explorers of the world. 

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Laura Muller - Las Recetas de Laura

“Google entiende que no siempre es fácil enseñar cosas a un niño con claridad, por eso eso incluyeron juegos para aprender de manera interactiva y además es totalmente gratis. Se Genial en Internet se trata sobre enseñarles a ser: Inteligentes, Alertas, Seguros, Amables y Valientes cuando hagan uso del Internet de una forma divertida.”

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Jessica Castaneda - Easy Living Today

“One of the resources they offer is a super fun game called Interland. It is browser based and it makes learning all of these skills fun and interactive. I actually had the pleasure of seeing kids play Interland live at a Google event last week called Genial en Internet. Let me tell you, the kids were having a blast and the game is awesome.”

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Deborah Cruz - The Truth About Motherhood

“Last week, I saw the program in action at an event hosted by Google for students and their parents at Gallistel Language Academy in Chicago. It was moving to see all these parents show up for their children on a weekday, in the middle of the day. They know that it’s important that we teach our kids to be safe online because we can’t watch them every minute of every day.”


Check it out for yourself by visiting its website and follow #genialeninternet for more on the launch event.

Celebrate el #SabordelFutbol with Rumba Meats!

It’s no secret that Latinos are super passionate about fútbol. We don’t need a big excuse to make every fútbol match a party and there’s nothing like a soccer game to get together with family and friends to root for our favorite teams. This fútbol championship season, we partnered with Rumba Meats and a group of Latina influencers to celebrate el #SabordelFutbol through food. See below what they cooked up.

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Dolores ‘Lola’ Dweck - Lola’s Cocina

“One of the things I love about soccer is how it brings people together from all over the world and all facets of life, to support their favorite team. In our family, summer fútbol is a celebration of heritage, familia, and comida. And since we’re always looking for an excuse to entertain, it provides us with the perfect reason to gather around food while enjoying the partidos.”

 

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Cristina Duffy - Una Colombiana en California

“El desayuno trancao fue el plato elegido para celebrar el estreno de la selección Colombia en el campeonato internacional de fútbol. Perfecto porque con seguridad nos dejará sin hambre durante toda la mañana y así veremos tranquilos todos los partidos. Y además, porque tenía antojos inmensos de esta deliciosa combinación de sabores.”

 

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Michelle Chavez - Sweet Molcajete

“Y al ser los tacos uno de los platillos más icónicos de México, tenemos opciones de carne para tacos hasta para aventar para arriba. Así que hoy les quiero enseñar a preparar unos deliciosos Tacos de Lengua que los van a conquistar. Y aprovechando que estamos en época del mejor torneo internacional de fútbol (también conocido como “mundial”😉), qué mejor que festejar el #SaborDelFutbol con rica comida y la buena compañía de familia y amigos.”

To learn more about Rumba Meats and how to celebrate el #SabordelFutbol, visit the Rumba Meats website.

 

Moms Own Soccer with Comcast

It’s the summer of soccer y la fiebre del fútbol is now in full effect. The many unexpected moments that have caught fans by surprise at the soccer championship has us all screaming and celebrating with excitement. Go, Mexico! ¡Arriba Colombia!


Comcast understands this and has created the best way to experience soccer through its Xfinity platform. We partnered with Comcast and a group of influencers in the San Francisco area to attend an event and learn about the Xfinity X1’s unique features to experience soccer this summer.

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Claudia Candelas

“Comcast integrated an entire section that is a hub for all the games, highlights, standings, scores, clips, and more. Also, the X1 remote now has Spanish-voice activated demands. You just speak into the remote in either Spanish or English, and you’re set. I showed my mom this feature, and she loved it!”

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By Claudya

“No offense to my husband–I love you, BOO!–but I met a remote that is a WAY better listener than he is. This remote is such a good listener that it will listen to me in English or in Spanish and it can even understand my mom, who has a heavy accent when she speaks in English. That’s WAY more than my husband can do.”

 

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Crystal Carabajal

“You can now view every big moment from the Soccer Championships with DVR Highlights.  On completed match recordings, X1 customers who have DVR service can browse and jump between high impact plays. With many matches airing while people are away from their TV’s or at work, DVR Highlights ensure that X1 customers never miss a goal.  How cool is that?”

To learn more about Xfinity’s new features, visit their website and follow the hashtag #ExpertoFutbolero.

 

Help Your Children Stay Safe Online with Google’s Se Genial en Internet

A few weeks ago, Google launched its new program Be Internet Awesome, Se Genial en Internet en Español, to teach kids about internet safety. We partnered with Google and a group of influencers to attend the launch event in Los Angeles to learn about the program and its five foundational lessons about digital safety and citizenship to help kids be safe, confident explorers of the world.  And who better to tell you about it than these five expert parenting creators!

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Dariela Cruz

“Who doesn’t worry about kids safety while going online? Right now Adrian and Maya are in the stage where they both love to spend hours on the Internet more than anything else and we have to be very careful to regulate their time but also to teach them to take care of themselves and protect them from the risks that the digital world can bring. Se genial en internet, is a wonderful way to help Latino families discuss internet safety at home together.”

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Vanessa Bell

“If they know how to do anything, Google knows how to communicate and spread information. That’s exactly why their digital citizenship for kids program is so effective. (And the fact that they also made it available entirely in Spanish so that all families can benefit is even more amazing.) Their robust digital citizenship curriculum can be downloaded by parents AND teachers (making this an awesome resource for teaching digital citizenship in schools), has received the Seal of Alignment from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and comes with all the digital citizenship lesson plans a teacher would need.”

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Mayra Rodriguez

“El internet tiene un mar de información, pero no podemos tirar a nuestros hijos a nadar en él sin la guía y el enfoque adecuado porque se nos van a ahogar e ir a la deriva.  Con Interland, un juego gratuito e interactivo, los niños de 8-12 años aprenderán los conceptos de seguridad que harán que tengan una experiencia positiva en las redes. Para aprender a ser geniales en Internet, los niños pueden jugar con Interland, una aventura en línea que pone en práctica las lecciones clave sobre seguridad digital con cuatro juegos desafiantes.”

Jorge Narvaez

Make sure to check out Se Genial en Internet with your kids to help them learn more about internet safety.

Latinas Welcome Elena of Avalor

Last month Disney made us very happy with the debut of  their very first Latina Princess, Elena of Avalor.

The #ElenaofAvalor series premiered on Disney Channel and Disney Junior on July 22 and all the little girls and mamas went crazy for this new bold, brave, courageous and compassionate teenager. Our Latina Bloggers received a party kit and shared just how ready they were for a princess our little ones can relate to and look up to and how they celebrated such an important event.

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I feel that through the show Maya can get to know a little more of the Latin culture, my favorite part is definitely the music, I have the song stuck in my head all day and every time I hear it, it makes me want to dance!! I also love that Elena plays guitar with her grandfather.

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Y además pudimos pasar una tarde muy especial con las amigas de Eugenia, conociendo sobre Elena of Avalor mientras comíamos cositas ricas y hacíamos lindos proyectos de arte relacionados con este nueva princesa.

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This week Pink and her friends are celebrating the debut of Disney’s newest Princess, Elena of Avalor!  The crown Princess Elena will embark on her greatest journey as the leader and protector of Avalor. Not only is she a princess, she’s a Latina, a sister and a friend! 

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Honestly, I want her to become just like Elena of Avalor. A strong young lady, that is mature enough to rule a kingdom and keep family and dreams as the center of her universe. In Disney Channel’s new series Elena of Avalor, the sixteen year old Latina, swings into action as the Crown Princess of Avalor, an enchanted fairy tale realm inspired by a variety of Latin cultures and music.

 

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Decoramos la mesa con manteles y accesorios de colores vivos. Adornamos con coronas y flores, y hasta pegamos unos letreros festivos en la pared.

After Princess Elena of Avalor premiered on Disney Channel and Disney Junior, she made her royal debut at Walt Disney World Resort on Thursday, August 11 and made it official. You can watch the royal debut HERE.

Latina Bloggers Connecting and Raising Awareness About World Prematurity Day and RSV

Did you know that worldwide,13 million babies are born early every year, including more than half a million in the United States? Pre-term births are all too common and often leave these vulnerable babies at an increased risk of serious medical complications. Because their immune systems and lungs aren’t fully developed, preemies are more likely to develop infections and are more susceptible to respiratory problems. One virus in particular that parents of preemies should know about is Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). RSV is contracted by nearly all children by the age of two, often causing relatively minor symptoms that mimic the common cold. However, preemies are most at risk for developing much more serious symptoms, including a serious respiratory infection (severe RSV disease) from the virus, because their lungs are underdeveloped and they don’t have the antibodies needed to fight off infection.

November 17th marks World Prematurity Day - A day dedicated to help raise awareness about prematurity and the potential risks associated with pre-term birth. We're excited and proud to be part of this campaign. All week long, 45 Latina Bloggers will share their personal stories and help in spreading awareness about World Prematurity Day and RSV. Follow the hashtags #ProtectPreemies and #RSV to read their posts.

To learn more about the Respiratory Syncytial Virus please visit the RSV Protection Site or like World Prematurity Day on Facebook.

Two Connections Going on Now!

CURIOUS GEORGE CELEBRATES LATINA MOMS

Not a single mom has told me they don´t adore Curious George in their house.  This year Curious George and his Latino friend, Marco, will be celebrating Latina Moms with a week-long marathon featuring favorite and new episodes during the month of May.

We´re working with a group of 25+ bloggers and blogueras that will receive special preview copies of  a brand new Curious George Mother’s Day episode celebrating Hispanic heritage and Latina moms.  The viewing party kit will also include additional episodes featuring George´s friend Marco, airing from May 3-May 5th, as well as some other fun treats the kids will love.

Make sure you don´t miss out on the next Connection by signing up here to receive Connection Alerts.

WIN A BRAND NEW iPAD2 COURTESY OF PINE-SOL

Based on a study done by The Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, Pine-Sol has developed a personality quiz called The Science of Scent. It´s a fun widget with brief multiple choice answers that gives you the scent that best goes with your personality.

We´re selecting a group of bloggers (English or Spanish) to write a post inviting readers to take the Science of Scent personality quiz.  Every blogger who participates will have the chance to win a brand new iPad2, plus will receive free Pine-Sol product to keep or give away.  Also, every blog reader/follower that takes the quiz will have the chance to win another iPad2.

This Connection is filling up fast, but you can still go here to sign up now (before Friday, April 8th) and we´ll follow up with more info.

Feel free to forward these Connections along to any of your amigas blogueras. They just need to be signed-up to the Latina Bloggers Connect list to be eligible.

That´s it for now, but stay tuned because we´re working on many more Connections and one is sure to be a great fit for you.