Thursday, November 14, 2013

"When Life Gets Tough, Women Rise Above It" - Sponsored Post

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with the makers of Pine-Sol® Products and Latina Bloggers Connect

No matter how we try to avoid it, sometimes life will take a turn and smack you square in the face. Recently in my life things got a little rough and instead of sitting in the corner and crying I pulled up my boot straps and rose above it. 

You may know that this school year, our Phi started 3rd grade and started a homeschooling program. I signed her up and spent the summer excited to become a home-school parent. My excitement lasted until the first week of school. I found homeschooling to be difficult and frustrating. My husband and I were struggling to figure it out and in the crossfires was our daughter. This was suppose to be a good change for our family. Something that would keep up close-knit and give us some control over our daughter's education. Instead it was becoming a nightmare that was consuming our everyday. We found ourselves raising our voices and even Louie was getting less time with her parents. 

We had a hard few weeks. There was a meeting with the teacher and I walked in there in fight-mode. I was having the hardest time "getting it". There were many moments when I wanted to give up, but I had to dig deep. I had to work, reorganize and change my thinking. It took time, some good advice from a friend and the support of my family to get through it. I knew that right now, for my daughter, this homeschooling program was the best option and I needed to suck it up, and put my pride aside and figure it out. For her. 

We all have stories of triumph and makers of the Pine-Sol® have teamed up with Latina actress Rosie Perez to launch the "When Life Gets Tough, Women Rise Above It" campaign. Pine-Sol® has donated $25,000 to Women Empowered. This non-profit organization is based in Los Angeles and helps to educate and support women of all ages and backgrounds. 

Pine-Sol® wants to celebrate your triumphs by hosting a great sweepstakes! Head over to Women Rise Above It.  or for the spanish version Las Mujeres No Se Rinden. Here you can read some stories of women rising above it, as well as tell your own story of triumph. By sharing your story you can enter to win the following:

  • Once a week for 12 weeks, Pine-Sol® will award one lucky winner small tokens of appreciation. (Flower bouquet + Pine-Sol® coupons) 
  • Three first prize winners will receive complimentary house cleaning services for a year!
  • One grand prize winner will be awarded an all-inclusive trip to enjoy a peaceful spa experience at a deluxe hotel. 
So head over and share your story. 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Open to legal residents of the 50 United States & D.C. 18 years and older.  Ends 1/31/14 at 11:59 a.m. PT.  To enter and for Official Rules, including odds, and prize descriptions, Void where prohibited.
SIN OBLIGACIÓN DE COMPRA. Abierto a residentes legales de los 50 estados de los Estados Unidos y D.C., mayores de 18 años. Termina el1/31/14 a las 11:59 a.m. PT Para participar y consultar las Reglas oficiales, incluyendo las probabilidades y las descripciones de los premios, visite Nulo donde esté prohibido.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:54 PM

    Congratulations, Elissa!!!!!!! Excellent example of rising above it!

    Sherry P.


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