This is a compensated collaboration with Johnson and Johnson and Latina Bloggers Connect, but all opinions expressed are my own, unless noted otherwise.
What does "modern family" mean to you?
Johnson & Johnson has chosen three familias to represent what they feel is "la familia de hoy." The family of today or the modern family can mean a lot of different things. The modern family can mean having two moms or two dads or only one mom or only one dad. But more personally, for me the family of today is much more than an immediate family. The modern family to me includes grandparents. I know so many families that because of the status that our current economy is in, are being forced to move back home. Not only is it difficult for families to find jobs and buy homes of their own, but our parents are having difficulty keeping their homes as well. It has become a joint effort on behalf of both generations to keep things going and raise a family. I am a product of that exact situation and for the most part, I am happy to agree that it really does take a village.
Johnson & Johnson and Univision have joined forces to find an authentic, modern and active family to represent “La Familia de Hoy.” There are three families that have been selected as finalists: the Lopez family, Olivera family and Jimenez family. You can go on to the Univision website to vote for your favorite family or the family that you feel best represents "la familia de hoy."
Out of the three families I have chosen to vote for the Lopez family, an energetic and charismatic family that enjoys spending time together. Although born in Los Angeles, parents Leslie and Giovanni have roots stemming from Mexico and Guatemala. Leslie is a housewife and Giovanni an insurance agent, have two children, son Julio (5 years old) loves soccer and daughter Amber (3 years old) loves what most 3 year old's love, her dolls. The Lopez family also includes grandparents Juan and Maria. Juan, a retired accountant and Maria, a school administrator, have been married for 30 years. Also a part of la familia is Juan, Leslie's brother, a pharmacy tech and his wife Jessica, a teachers aid along with their baby Mila (6 months). The Lopez family likes to spend their weekends like most modern day families, together having traditional breakfasts at Juan and Maria's house and attending Julio's soccer games. The Lopez family definitely represents what I feel is "la familia de hoy."
Don't forget to go vote for which family you think best represents "la familia de hoy" on the Univision website and also receive coupons from Johnson & Johnson.
What characteristics do you feel make up "la familia de hoy" or the modern day family? I'd love to hear in the comment section below.