This is a compensated post in conjunction with Johnson & Johnson and Latina Bloggers Connect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
What does it mean to be a modern family? To me, a modern family represents a lot of different things. Different views, different roles, and different backgrounds. But who is to say, that your family is not the modern family. We have come a long way since the 50's, and families can all sorts of different backgrounds.
Johnson & Johnson and Univision have launched a campaign to find an authentic, modern, and active family to become "La Familia de Hoy". There are three families competing for the title: Los Olivera, Los Lopez, and Los Jimenez. These families are competing for the chance to be the spokes family for the Hispanic community in conjunction with Johnson & Johnson.
If I had to pick from these three families. I would pick the Lopez family because they remind me of what my family would look like.
The Lopez family is composed of Mom, Dad, their two sons, their sons' wives and three small grand children. Like many Hispanic families, both Mom and Dad are born in Mexico but their children are born in the United States. Making for strong ties to their Mexican heritage while being proud of their American roots. A true American family.
The Lopez family is not only a modern representation of what a Hispanic family looks like in the US, but are also active members in their community. Grandma, Maria, is a school administrator. While Jessica, the sister in law, is a teacher's aide for autistic children. Effectively, impacting many people in the community. That is what struck me about this family, they could be my family. I could see myself at their family functions, sitting at the dinner table talking to them about everyday things in both Spanish and English.
The children are what sealed the deal for me, just look at their adorable little faces. Amber could easily be friends with Doll Face. Vote set, I choose The Lopez family for "La Familia de Hoy"!
Don't forget to visit "La Familia de Hoy" to vote for your favorite family: http://bit.ly/1jkwdJi
Who do you think represents the best "Familia de Hoy"?