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Your Family's Health - Open enrollment starts now!

Family Love In My City has partnered with EnrollSA to bring information on the enrollment and re-enrollment of healthcare coverage in Bexar County that are made available by the Affordable Care Act.

I want to talk a little bit about healthcare today, and I really hope that you read my story. If you have family or friends that need this information, please share it with them. Thank you, in advance!

I remember being a kid going to the same family doctor, Dr. Johnson. I remember getting immunization at community clinics, specifically this one off San Pedro (it must have been some major shots!). But as I got a little older, I remember being there were times when we had insurance and times when we didn't.

My dad owned his own small business and I think sometimes, to him, health insurance seemed unattainable. With 4 kids, my mom was a stay at home mother, but stopped when we were all older. When I was a teenager, she went to work for a school district, and maintained that job, just so we could be insured. But with her parents both getting ill and passing away during that time, there were lapses when we weren't covered.

Sound familiar?

It seems pretty normal in our culture, right? Something about just wanting to survive and get by, makes health insurance feel like a luxury and not something that everyone can obtain.

But everyone has the right to obtain health insurance. This year, I've have partnered with EnrollSA to help share information about the enrollment and re-enrollment period.

Here are some important facts:

  • The enrollment and re-enrollment process begins tomorrow, November 15th. 
  • Re-enrollment ends December 15th. You may want to revisit because there are more plans to choose from, maybe something that is a better fit for you financially.
  • You can be fined $325 or 2% of your income if you don't enroll for 2015. Whichever is GREATER. 

  • Enrollment Events around San Antonio:
     English and Spanish speaking counselors available.
  • Saturday November 15th from 9-4pm at the UTSA Downtown Campus
  • Saturday November 15th from 9-2pm at Palo Alto College
  • Friday November 29th from 10-4pm st Rollings Oak Mall
  • Saturday December 13th from 10-2pm at Judson High School

  • If more information is needed, please check out the EnrollSA website, they are on Facebook too! 

    Remember, we all deserve affordable healthcare. Please check it out and share with those who need. 

    My voice is not separate from who I am.

    Sometimes you just have to write, right?

    With so many emotions, dreams, visions, inspirations swirling around my head...I think the only way I will feel better is to press these keys and hit publish.

    I just came off of an incredible 3 day blogging conference, Be Blogalicious. And while it is labeled as a blogging conference, it was more of an empowerment conference. The entire time, it felt like I was living in a self-help book.

    Over the three days, I made sure to nurture some friendships with online friends and soak in the positive energy of those around me.

    More importantly, I am feeling a little more comfortable with who I am. I am learning, from others advice, that I kinda have to get over the insecurities and say proudly who I am. I am a working mother, I am a proud Latina blogger and an important part of my communities. And what is hardest for me to come to terms with is that I can be all of these things, all at the same time.

    Every hour of every day.

    No matter what anyone else thinks of me or doesn't.

    I'm gonna do my best to wake up each morning and say that. And one day it will all come to fruition.

    A Braided Headband - Easy Tutorial for Holiday Hair

    This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with JOHNSON’S® NO MORE TANGLES® and Latina Bloggers Connect.

    Brave yourself y'all...its November and the holidays are coming. We are weeks away from Thanksgiving dinners, company parties, family celebrations and so on. And while it is amazing to be able to spend quality time with our friends and family and give thanks for each and everyone of them, I know what it is like to get little ones and yourself ready.

    Getting the little ones dressed, while making sure the side dish I'm bringing doesn't over cook, sometimes I forget to get the kids' hair brushed. Or it is just last on my list and I am in a rush. My favorite gathering is our pajama party on Christmas Eve, because it is so relaxed and there isn't much pressure to be all glam, but I still don't want to look like me and my daughter have bed head!

    So working with Johnson & Johnson again on their No More Tangles line, I wanted to feature this easy, manageable hairstyle for girls, that could also maintain when they have to put on a hood or their winter hat with. It's a braided headband! And only takes 2 bobby pins to hold!

    This headband takes a couple of minutes to put together but to ensure that the styling process is quick, easy, and tangle-free, we like to follow this 3-step regimen that keeps hair soft and manageable:
    • Cleanse with a 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner 
    • Nourish utilizing a Leave-in Conditioner 
    • And style using a brush or wide tooth comb and a Detangling Spray.

    And these are the steps to make a braided headband:
    So what do you think?

    Think you can create this look for the holidays? The great thing also is that a braided headband is a style that can be taken out and freshened up without ruining the original look. JOHNSON’S® Baby YouTube Page has more hairstyles and tutorials. And you can follow the conversation in social media by using the hashtag #NOMORETANGLES.

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