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NurturMe: Keeping Tummies 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

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 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

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.

Mami Talks

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.

Criando Ando

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.

Ismerai

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.

Keep It Up, Keep It Closed, Keep It Safe #ArribaCerradosSeguros

For families with children age 5 and younger, it only takes a second for an everyday household item to become a danger. Studies show that while parents often take precautions to properly child proof their home, such as locking away cleaning products in their kitchens, the laundry area is often overlooked. Like other household cleaning products, laundry pacs need to be handled with great care to prevent unintended exposure. Tide has partnered with some of our parenting bloggers to bring awareness to some of the vulnerable areas in our home and make every home a safe one by keeping laundry pacs #ArribaCerradosSeguros.

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Tide Keep It Up, Keep It Closed, Keep It Safe #ArribaCerradosSeguros

Raised By Culture

"I’m putting an emphasis on safety because let’s be real, things have changed dramatically since he was a baby in the 90s but one thing remains the same, it only takes a second for an everyday household item to become a danger."

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Tide Keep It Up, Keep It Closed, Keep It Safe #ArribaCerradosSeguros

Mama Contemporanea

"El que los niños se lleven objetos a la boca es absolutamente normal y hasta beneficioso para su desarrollo. De hecho, según la Academia Americana de Pediatría, uno de los logros de los pequeños a partir de los sietes meses es precisamente explorar el mundo con sus manos y “probando” las cosas. Por lo tanto, si bien no debemos de tratar de evitar esta etapa de los pequeños, es importante  estar conscientes y alerta en todo momento. "

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Tide Keep It Up, Keep It Closed, Keep It Safe #ArribaCerradosSeguros

Growing Up Bilingual

"In partnership with Tide, we have created a checklist to keep your laundry room safe for your children and keep the detergents #ArribaCerradosSeguros ( Up, Closed, Safe)."

Be sure to check out the Tide Safety Videos:  Keep It Up, Keep It Closed, Keep It Safe and Spot the Risks. Plus for more helpful tips follow #ArribaCerradosSeguros.

It's Tax Time! Have You Filed Yours? #MasConHRBlock

Eek! One week left to file those taxes. April 18th is coming fast! Are you ready?  You have three extras days to file your taxes this year! If you are not ready, you may be able to file an extension with H&R Block. Plus H&R Block offers help year round. Have a unique tax need? They've got you covered all year.  H&R Block speaks our language, with about 9,000 bilingual tax professionals they offer clients an ongoing relationship (year after year) with a trusted expert who understands them.  The H&R Block Ambassadors break it down and help you get through this crazy season, on step at a time. 

It's Tax Time! Have You Filed Yours? #MasConHRBlock

Still need help finding a tax professional. Pattie shares a great checklist to help you choose who's right for you.

Living Mi Vida Loca

"We invite you to use our checklist when choosing a tax professional to ensure that you get a good tax return experience, and hopefully enough money back to use on a summer vacation too."

It's Tax Time! Have You Filed Yours? #MasConHRBlock

Already filed your taxes? High five! Now it's time to find ways to spend your refund.  Jeannette Kaplun shares ways she and you can spend your tax refund.

Hispana Global

"A tax refund is always a great thing but there are many ways to make it even better!"

 It's Tax Time! Have You Filed Yours? #MasConHRBlock

Already getting ready for next year? Diana can help you prepare next year's tax season

Entre Compras y El Hogar

"Guarda todos tus recibos: Puedes utilizar una carpeta o hasta un contenedor plástico, lo importante es tener estos documentos en un solo lugar"

It's Tax Time! Have You Filed Yours? #MasConHRBlock

Be sure to think positive and embrace your financial planning to make things easier for you.

Crafty Chica

"I changed my whole perspective on money and finances. That’s the inspiration behind these Financial Resolution Affirmation Cards"

Are you sure you got your full refund last year? What about the last three years? Depending on your circumstances, you may not have claimed all the credits or deductions you deserve. With the Second Look® tax review service, our trained professionals will check your returns for FREE that you or others prepared, and we may be able to get you more money back.

For more information be sure to visit H&R Block.

Spreading the #VapoLove with Vicks VapoRub

Cold and flu season hit us hitting pretty hard. Even now that Spring is here, many parts of the country are still dealing with cold weather and snow.  But at the first sign of a sniffle, VapoRub or Vaporú, (how our mamas and abuelitas call it) is the go to for many Latina moms. The calming ingredients inside this jar are the perfect remedy to sooth our chests and throats.  Abuelita always trusted VapoRub, and Abuelita was always right! Check out how some of our #LatinaBloggers spreading the #VapoLove and sharing their childhood memories with Vaporú.  

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A Thrifty Diva

"I vividly remember that itchy feeling in my throat and that raspy cough. Once the VapoRub touched my throat and chest the vapors almost immediately opened my airways. It was a welcome relief and a calming feeling

Spreading the #VapoLove with Vicks VapoRub

The Latina Homemaker

"Growing up, my home always had a jar of Vicks VapoRub, or Vaporú, handy. As a kid, I remember my mom rubbing it on at night to help me feel instant relief."

Spreading the #VapoLove with Vicks VapoRub

 Lola Blue Style

"I clearly remember my mom using Vicks for her headaches... for my gripes, for my bruises... and for a zillion other illnesses. And now that I am a mom I find myself doing the same with my 4 year old."

Spreading the #VapoLove with Vicks VapoRub

Penelope Oasis

"When my children are sick, I cuddle with them too. I read to them, bring them hot chocolate, stroke their foreheads, and rub Vicks VapoRub onto their chest."

Be sure to follow #VapoLove for more childhood memories with Vicks VapoRub.

Inspiring Our Next Generations to Live Healthy with Fuel Up To Play 60

This year PepsiCo Foundation, GENYOUth and Fuel Up to Play 60 partnered to create the Fuel Up to Play 60 en Español website. This extension of the Fuel Up To Play 60 website offers Spanish-language resources that aim to get parents and communities involved in health and fitness inside and outside of the classroom. The website launch was accompanied by two live events in Miami and Los Angeles. The launch of Fuel Up to Play 60 en Español aims to engage kids and their Latino parents and communities in conversations about health and wellness. Everyone has a role to play in supporting the development of a healthy, high-achieving generation of empowered youth and our bloggers feel this way too! They shared ways they keep their little ones healthy, especially during the colder months and ways to give a healthy touch to those holiday dishes. 

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Hispana Global

"Por eso cada vez que veo una iniciativa que promueve la actividad física y buenos hábitos alimenticios, me dan ganas de saltar de alegría."

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Mama XXI

"Existen opciones y variedades en la actualidad, es uno de los beneficios de estos tiempos tecnológicos. A mi me encantan aquellos sitios o plataformas, que están dirigidos especialmente a las mamás latinas. Y como estoy segura que a ti también te comparto esta información que me resultó muy práctica y motivadora." 

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Growing up Bilingual

"Sometimes it might be a pickup game of soccer or walking around the park – we all do what we love, with the people we love;  and it’s always a great time. No planning, money or hassle involved, getting active is free, healthy fun for the whole family."

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Entre Compras y El Hogar

"Es increíble pero llegó la época de fin de año y por fin podremos disfrutar de esas deliciosas recetas latinas que tanto amamos en estas fechas, pero como ya les he contado en muchas de mis publicaciones de recetas latinas en especial las colombianas, las he ido modificando para darle ese toque más saludable sin que pierdan su sabor y esencia y menos la historia con lo que las preparaban mis abuelas."

For more information about Fuel Up To Play visit their website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. And be sure to follow the #FuelGreatness for more tips on keeping the family active and healthy. 

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Starts at Home

Throughout the month of May, teens nationwide were asked to visit StayTeen.org to participate in the National Day Quiz, which challenges teens to think carefully about what they might do “in the moment.” However, we definitely cannot leave it completely up to the teens.  Believe it or not, teens say parents - not peers, not partners or not pop culture - most influence their decisions about sexual activity.  We know it's not always easy to talk to your teenagers about sex, but doing so may help avoid teen pregnancy.  Some of our #LatinaBloggers shared their experiences as mothers to teens and/or as teen mothers themselves and gave tips on how you can approach this touchy subject with your teen.

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Mamas y Bebes

"Nuestro papel de padres es de vital importancia en el sano desarrollo de nuestros hijos adolescentes, en especial, en tema tan delicado como es del sexo."

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Starts at Home #StayTeen

Rollos de Mujeres

"Pero la realidad es que muchas de mis amigas a esa edad de secundaria quedaron embarazadas, en muchos casos el papá de el bebé no se hizo responsable y la mayoría tuvieron que salirse de la escuela para dedicarse a trabajar y a ser mamás."

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Starts at Home #StayTeen

 

Mama Especial Cuenta Conmigo

"El embarazo adolescente es un tema que me toca muy de cerca. Yo sólo tenía 18 años cuando nación mi primera hija, Justina. Amo a mi hija pero la verdad no fueron tiempos fáciles."

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Starts at Home #StayTeen

The Mom's Buzz

"Uno de los retos mas grandes que tenemos [como padres] es cómo tocar los temas de sexualidad y embarazo con nuestro adolescente."

 For more information on how to talk to your teen and to get involved, visit the Parent Portal at StayTeen.org

The Power of a Mother's Touch

The best gift any mom can receive on Mother’s Day is an expression of love from her children. And for those who have a baby at home know that the sweet giggle from their little one is more than special.  This is why on Mother's day JOHNSON’S® Baby wanted you to enjoy those moments and to remember that every touch, every hug and every smile stimulates your baby’s senses and helps his/her healthy development.  Our #LatinaBloggers shared their touching baby stories and photos of those special moments. The Power of a Mother's Touch #SoMuchMore

My Friend Betty Says

"The power of touch has always worked with my babies and as they grow into young men, it will continue to do so."

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Live Colorful

"We also go out a lot, we smell the flowers, we talk about colors, and I let him play in the water during his bath. We are trying stimulate his senses in a fun and natural way."

The Power of a Mother's Touch #SoMuchMore

Nina on the Moon

"El contacto piel-con-piel de 25-120 minutos post parto, puede afectar positivamente las interacciones entre mama y bebe un año mas tarde."

The Power of a Mother's Touch #SoMuchMore

Criando  Ando

"Y es a través de los sentidos que nos hemos querido tanto, es así como nos hemos demostrado lo importante que somos el uno para el otro."

For more sweet and touching stories follow #SoMuchMore on Instagram and Twitter.

Vi and Va The New Latina Girls in Town

Oh to be a little girl again! The #ViandVa dolls are a recently launched line of adorable Latino culture inspired dolls that help girls honor and embrace their heritage.  These little adolescent muñecas focus on both family and culture and are available exclusively at Target.  They are not just friends, but sisters and cousins.  Our #LatinaBloggers were recently introduced to Viviana, Valentina, Roxxi and Felicia and shared their experiences with us.

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Marlita On The Run

"But how's this for cute? There is a new line of dolls that embraces Latinos and their (our) sense of family and friendship. But that's not the only thing the Vi and Va dolls embrace. They were created for Latino kids to embrace their personalities, goals, and even flaws. Love that."

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The Yellow Scarf Mom

"My little friend AnaKaren, she was so happy when she knew about the new Vi & Va Dolls. She got all excited and want it to play with them right away."

Vi and Va The New Latina Girls in Town #ViandVa

El Tintero De Mama

"Que maravilla es poder pasar tiempo en familia disfrutando del juego. Hace unos días Elena cumplió sus cuatro años de edad y se nos ocurrió realizar una pequeña “fiesta de muñecas” donde Vi and Va nos acompañaron al festejo."

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Modern Tejana

"My cousins and I, like so many young girls, let our imaginations run wild with our dolls. We turned shoeboxes into doll cars, we turned bookshelves into apartments, we made slips of paper into doll books. Taking some inspiration from each doll’s own personality and a little child-like ingenuity, I thought of a few fun ways girls can play using the dolls, their big personalities and items around my home."

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Mami Talks

"Maya picked her favorite right away, she picked Felicia, she is an artist. The first thing Maya asked me was: Why is her name in Spanish?"

To follow more on Vi and Va be sure to like their Twitter and Facebook pages.

3 Tips To Help You Survive the 2015 Tax Season Deadline {Videos}

Tax season is almost over!  It's crunch time and the deadline is getting super close!  Our H&R Block bloggers have been hard at work trying to get you the best tip, tricks and advice to make this tax season a little easier.

En Tus Zapatos Errores Que Debes Evitar Al Hacer Tu Taxes Before you put those books away, be sure to check out some common mistakes that people make when filing their taxes.

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Hispana Global Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Once all has been submitted and you get that check in the the mail, check out these tips on how to spend your refund to help better your business.

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Savvy Mujer 10 Things I'd Rather Do Than Taxes Let's face it, no one likes doing their taxes and Savvy Mujer has some great ideas on what you could be doing instead. Especially when you get help from some great tax experts.

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For more great helpful tips for doing your taxes and great ways to spend your refund follow #MasConHRBlock

Sick Day Activities for Kids During Cold and Flu Season

Cold and Flu season has hit some of us very hard.  Especially these past few weeks with cold fronts and blizzards, it's practically unavoidable to get sick.  Having the kids home during sick days can be a little stressful on mom and the kids.  Check out some of the essentials items our #LatinaBloggers are sharing to keep our kids from getting those pesky colds and some activities you can do when they've already brought it home.

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7 On A Shoestring

"The winter months typically bring cold and flu season. It is that time of year when illness strikes and we often find ourselves at home with a sick child. This can translate into the need for sick day activities for kids along with plenty of PediaCare®."

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El Tintero de Mama

"Y no te abrumes, si la enfermedad llega a casa, puedes mantener a tu pequeño ocupado y relajado realizando pequeñas actividades para evitar el aburrimiento y ayudarlo a mejorar su estado de ánimo."

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Notas De Mama

"Estas son 5 ideas que puedes utilizar para mantener entretenido a tu pequeño mientras descansa y se recupera del resfrío, además de utilizar uno de los medicamentos especializados para niños que tiene PediaCare® y ahora pueden encontrarse en su tienda Dollar General más cercana."

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At The Fire Hydrant

"I have to say that I am not looking forward to runny noses and fever spikes, but I love spending time with my little one and if I can help her feel a little better when she’s feeling crummy then I am happy to do it."

Visit PediaCare® or the PediaCare® Facebook Page for more info.

Exploring El Mundo Divertido de Peep Bilingual Website

We love when things go bilingual and we just can't get enough, especially when its geared towards kids and teaching them Spanish. This month #LatinaBloggers were able to explore the new Peep and the Big Wide World bilingual website and digital hub also know as El Mundo Divertido de Peep and create some fun activities inspired by the new website. Check out how much fun they had.

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Kinda Silly Mom

"One of the categories that you can explore on the Peep website is Animals & Plants. For us anything involved with going outdoors is what we are all about."

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Growing Up Bilingual

"From the first time my kids saw Peep and the Big World on TV they loved it. The fun characters are always up to something interesting that wakes up their creativity and keeps my kids entertained and I love that these simply and fun characters are always teaching kids something new."

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Estilo Familiar

"El portal de Peep and the Big Wide World / El Mundo Divertido de Peep es bilingüe y cuenta con una inmensidad de actividades para hacer en familia. Son proyectos sencillos que puedes hacer sólo con tus hijos o con un grupo de amigos."

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The Sensible Mom

"One of my favorite parts of the Peep and the Big Wide World website is the educators area where you can find a number of different activities to engage your child and encourage their curiosity."

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At The Fire Hydrant

"One of the lessons was called Set me a place, where ordinary household routines offer great opportunities for the kids to learn and practice number skills and to help make them feel important."

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Notas de Mama

"Ultimamente esta oscureciendo muy rápido, atrás quedaron los días de juego al aire libre hasta las 8 de la noche hasta el próximo verano, pero no significa que no podemos divertirnos y aprender al  mismo tiempo."

Follow #PeepEnEspanol for more fun activities and be sure to like El Mundo Diverted de Peep en Facebook and Twitter

Celebrating Baby's Soon Arrival with Huggies® Little Snugglers

Welcoming a baby is always such a joy! This past weekend our Bay Area #LatinaBloggers got together to celebrate the soon arrival of Living Colorful's Elba Valverde's baby boy.  Elba truly outdid herself with an adorable circus themed baby shower that even included an adorable Huggies® Little Snugglers diaper cake. ColorfulCircusThemedBabyShower_LiveColorful5

Charming circus zebra cake

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Bay Area Latina Bloggers: Lynda Thorn from Mommy Powers, Elba Valverde, Alicia Gonzalez from 247 Modern Mom and Rosanna Alvarez from Citlali Rose.

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The Mommy to-be Elba with Gilda Campos from El Tintero de Mama & Ismerai Dominguez from Love Luxe Co.

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Huggies® Little Snugglers Diaper Cake

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The Parents To-Be

To see more delightful baby shower event pictures and to learn how you can enter for a chance to win your dream baby registry, follow #AmigasHuggies.

Texas Bloggers #SayAdiosToDiapers Luncheons with Pull-Ups®

This month Latina Bloggers Connect was in Texas talking to some amazing mom bloggers about how they #SayAdiosToDiapers with Pull-Ups® training pants.

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Our first stop was San Antonio on Saturday, April 26th where the beautiful Jeannette Kaplun, met us for tasty Mexican food at La Fogata with nine of San Antonio’s best Latina Bloggers.  We shared tips and tricks about their experiences potty training our children.  We talked, we laughed and realized no mom should ever be alone when going through this phase.

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Next, was Houston’s Churrascos on Sunday May 4th where Jeanette Kaplun once again hosted a delicious luncheon with some of Houston’s best Latina Bloggers.  We bonded over tres leches cake and talked about how no two kids are the same, especially when it comes to potty training.  We even had time for a group #selfie.

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 Each blogger received a goodie basket full of Pull-Ups® training pants and a The First Years Disney Potty.

Follow #SayAdiosToDiapers for potty training tips from some of our Texas Latina Bloggers.

Photo credit: Trey Bell @ TDK Photography and Jay Escobedo