(Video) 2014 #DisneySMMoms Fun Run and #GoofyChallenge #WineDineHalf News

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Disclosure: The Dancing Hotdogs family was invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Conference.  We paid for our own conference and travel expenses.  As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. I DID IT! I completed my third @runDisney fun run! Weeks of training in preparation for the fun run to make the 13 minute mile requirement. I was ready..........Then I went on three consecutive Media trips with lots of eating and no gym time so I was definitely worried at the starting line. Thankfully prior to the start of the 2 mile fun run the runDisney team provided me with some great running tips to improve my performance. PROPER RUNNING FORM Keep your feet low to the ground without lifting your knees. Maintain an upright running posture so that almost no muscle power is needed to keep the body in position. Stay light on your feet. Instead of springing off of the ground, let your feet gently lift off in a reflex action as the body rolls … [Read more...]

(Video) 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Conference #DisneySMMoms

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Disclosure: The Dancing Hotdogs family was invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Conference.  We paid for our own conference and travel expenses.  As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. It has been over a week since the Dancing Hotdogs family returned from the Disney Social Media Moms conference in Disneyland and my three year old, X, keeps asking if we can go back this weekend.  I completely understand him and if you have been following me on @DancingHotdogs know we had a lot of Disney fun and the whole family wants to go back! There is something so quaint and charming about Disneyland, CA.  It has all the magic of Walt Disney. Eddy, Rock and I visited Disneyland for a couple of hours when he was barely a year old on a family trip to Los Angeles, really to just to meet Mickey Mouse and say we went. Rock was less than a year could go on just a few rides and I was a new Mami so nervous about everything. ; ) My have times changed.  Two boys later, … [Read more...]

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review

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Building upon the growing empire that is Marvel Studio, the latest Captain America movie finally starts to show the promise seen in The Avengers movie.  Similar to the trend started by The Wolverine, The Winter Solider see it’s selfless less like a superhero movie and more like an old fashion spy film.  Taking cues from spy thrillers of the 70’s and 80’s we are treated to conspiracies and double crosses and even the Captain on the run.  This change in approach is refreshing especially after the years and years of Superheroes movies following the same old origin story approach.  Captain America: The Winter Solider is able to build on both the previous Captain America and Avenger movies to continue the development of the Captain’s fish out of time story while also furthering some interesting developments with SHIELD and the rest of the marvel universe.  In my opinion, the film far exceeds the first Captain America as well as the last two Thor films. After the cataclysmic events in … [Read more...]

(Video) SANTANA: Corazon, Live from Mexico: Live it to Believe it #CorazonLive #HBOLatino


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with HBO Latino and Niche Parent.  As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. Did you catch the HBO Latino special, SANTANA DE CORAZON, which premiered last night? Check out the HBO Latino trailer. HBO Latino gives you an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look to the Santana concert in Guadalajara. Meet the legend himself, along some of his famous friends, as they prepare for a jam of epic proportions. No matter your background, age or color you have a favorite Carlos Santana song. Whether it is “Black Magic Woman,” “Smooth,” “Soul Sacrifice,” “Maria, Maria”, “Evil Ways” and of course my ultimate favorite “Oye Como Va.” You may not know it is a Carlos Santana song but that signature sound and beat gets you moving like only Santana can. Carlos Santana has been in the music industry since the 60s (even playing at Woodstock) and he has always stayed true to his culture, his religion and passions to create his music and … [Read more...]

(Video) New for Spring 2014 Target Ambar Collection #Hispz14 #musicmeetsstyle

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Disclosure: Target was a sponsor at Hispanicize 2014 and provided me with a dress.  As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. Coming back from a whirlwind of activity with three consecutive media trips in two weeks, however, I had to share some exciting Target news for all fashion lovers. The Ámbar collection, an apparel and accessories collection featuring vibrant prints and flattering cuts and silhouettes. Check out this Target fashion show at Hispanicize 2014. With 39 bold, yet feminine pieces focusing on fit and flow, the collection is available now on Target.com and at select stores across the U.S., including Florida, California, Texas, Arizona and New York. And even better, prices range from $16.99 to $39.99. I had the chance to check out the collection first hand during the Target #MusicMeetsStyle booth.  I loved the feel of the fabric, the bright colors and the design styles made for Spring 2014. Some of my favorites:  AMBAR Women's … [Read more...]

(Video) Earth Day Living Ideas and #Moms4JNJConsumer HEALTHY ESSENTIALS®


This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them. April 22, 1970 was the very first Earth Day where countless Americans joined together to protect Earth and all its life forms for a beautiful and healthy future. Millions now participate in Earth Day activities every year, however, for many of us, like the Dancing Hotdogs family we do not restrict ourselves to just one day. Simple Family Friendly Earth Day Living Ideas Reduce, reuse and recycle everything even things like outgrown baby clothes and toys Get creative with recyclable arts & crafts or nature friendly projects Walk and bike as much as possible When taking a walk take a garbage bag with you and pick up any debris (your town and neighbors will thank you!) Depending on your green … [Read more...]

(Video) Juguetes de Soprendente Hombre Araña 2 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 #MiHasbroMarvel


  Imágenes cortesía de Hasbro Esto es parte de una colaboración pagado con Latina Mom Bloggers y Hasbro con productos complementarios.  Todas las opiniones expresadas son mías. El 2 de Mayo la nueva película de Sony Pictures y Marvel, El Soprendente Hombre Araña 2 o The Amazing Spider-Man 2 sale en los cines.  Eddy, Rock y X estan muy emocionados para la nueva película pero extático para los nuevos juguetes de Soprendente Hombre Araña 2 de Hasbro. Mi video con mis hijos y juguetes. En los cines Spidey se enfrentará a un nuevo y poderoso villano, ELECTRO. Hasbro capta la emoción de la película, con su línea de juguetes de 2014 con la nueva tecnología de SPIDER-STRIKE que permite a las figuras de acción se activan las características especiales de accesorios y vehículos. Y la explosiva MOTERIZED SPIDER-MAN Web Blaster, los niños pueden lanzar redes como su héroe favorito Mis hijos les encanto los nuevo juguetes de Hasbro porque pueden jugar con ellos en casa o … [Read more...]

(Video) 2014 Easter PEEPS #peepsonality

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Disclosure: I received PEEPS® products to facilitate my review. As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. I really do love PEEPS® and think they are the best Easter treat! I tend to be a PEEPS® purist with my favorite being the classic yellow marshmallow PEEP® people have been enjoying for over 60 years. However, if you have stopped by your local candy aisle, you will see PEEPS® have grown to include of an assortment of PEEPS® in different flavors and colors. PEEPS® sent me a #peepsonality package filled with so many PEEPS® to expand my marshmallow horizon this Easter. AMAZING right! Chocolate PEEPS®! This year PEEPS® Easter offerings include: PEEPS® Marshmallow Chicks (in colors: yellow, purple, pink, orange, green and blue) PEEPS® Marshmallow Bunnies (in colors yellow, purple, pink, orange, green and blue) PEEPS® Party Cake Flavored Marshmallow Chicks PEEPS Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Chicks PEEPS® Chocolate Dipped Mousse Flavored … [Read more...]

(Video) #ENFRENTATUSALERGIAS Tips for Looking Spring Best

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I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for Latina Mom Bloggers on behalf of ZYRTEC® ALLERGY FACE™ and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Spring 2014 is here and with it comes unpredictable weather, blossoming trees and plants and for millions of Americans runny noses and puffy eyes for seasonal allergies.  I am very fortunate that I do not get a very bad case of seasonal allergies, however, when the pollen count is up everyone is affected. I recently attended a Zyrtec Macy’s Flower Show event where I got a Jackie Gomez makeover. To help women look fresh-faced and flawless during the height of allergy season, ZYRTEC® has partnered with celebrity makeup artist Jackie Gomez to help women tackle ALLERGY FACE™. Gomez has developed a variety of celebrity-inspired looks that will help all women look and feel like they’re ready for their close-up. This is my pre-Jackie … [Read more...]

We are Ready for Disneyland! #DISNEYSMMOMS


Disclosure: The Dancing Hotdogs family was invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Conference.  As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. We are happy to announce that we will be attending the Disney Social Media Moms conference at the original happiest place in the world…Disneyland! It’s a welcomed change from the last couple of years (though wonderful) gives us a chance to show the boys the original Disneyland, which has its own unique feel and fun. The last time Divina and I were there was over five years ago before we had either Rock or X.  I am sure it is going to be a special experience for us to return with our two boys.  Now that they are a bit older, I can’t wait to try out some of the bigger boy rides and attractions like Radiator Springs and The Indiana Jones Stunt spectacular. In addition, this trip gives us the chance to stay in the Disneyland Hotel (the original hotel for Disneyland), which I am sure is an experience in itself especially … [Read more...]