MIAMI, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Familia, the only Spanish-language network dedicated to Hispanic moms in the United States, will celebrate Mother's Day with special programming that will air Sunday, May 13, beginning at 9 PM E/P.
Although Discovery Familia celebrates Hispanic moms all year long, this particular month the network ramps up its efforts airing its series of original shorts, "What I learned from Mom." These heartfelt spots showcase kids of all ages expressing how their moms inspired them and what they mean to them.
The poignant spots can also be viewed online at www.discoveryfamilia.com, along with a holiday focused blog by Jeannette Torres Alvarez, the official ambassador for the network, that honors and recognizes moms with a warm and personal look at all that they do for their children.
Also, on its Facebook page, the channel is launching "May is for Mom," a contest with incredible prizes designed to rejuvenate the body and revitalize friendships. Each week moms can win different beauty treatments for themselves and a friend, and a final grand prize of a trip for two to any city in the United States, including two round trip airline tickets, a two-night stay in a luxury hotel, transportation and a relaxing day at a spa. For contest details visit: facebook.com/discoveryfamilia.
A schedule and the descriptions of some of the programs Discovery Familia will air on Sunday, May 13 in honor of Mother's Day, appear below:
9:00 PM E/P - El localizador
Troy Dunn is an expert at reconnecting lives and bringing loved ones together. His brilliant investigative skills and impressive track record in finding people bring him and his team dozens of new cases to solve each week. In these two episodes, Troy and his team embark on an intense emotional journey when they try to help two people reunite with their biological mothers.
10:00 PM E/P - 10 anos menos
Filmed in Latin America, this is a makeover show for people with style issues, or who got too busy with family life to keep up their appearance. Such are the cases of Karla and Sonia, the focus of these two special episodes. Karla is a devoted mother who gives 100% of herself to her family, leaving little or no time to her personal appearance. Sonia is firefighter, a mother of two, who is displeased with the way she looks. With the help of a talented team of experts, Karla and Sonia will feel 10 years younger in just 10 days, and take away useful beauty tips on how to be in style and look their very best.
11:00 PM E/P - Modelo por un dia
This series, full of surprises and useful beauty tips, tries to prove that anyone can look and feel like a cover girl with the right ingredients: hairstyling, makeup and clothes. Each episode transforms one lucky woman into a cover girl in the blink of an eye. For mother's day, the featured episodes will look to transform the lives of two devoted women: Doris, a mother of three, who juggles three jobs, and Tennille, a single mother who holds a fulltime job and suffers from Multiple Sclerosis.
About Discovery Familia
Part of Discovery Communications, Discovery Familia is the only Spanish language network completely dedicated to the Hispanic mom and what's important to her: her kids, her home and her well-being. With insightful programming targeted to children aged 2-6, the network's daily Discovery Kids block provides a safe, entertaining and curriculum-based co-viewing experience that helps preschoolers get ready for the real world. Each night, Discovery Familia is programmed for mom, spanning relevant topics from cooking and home improvement, to parenting and relationships, to beauty and health. With trusted content, entertaining programs and unmatched quality, Discovery Familia is a place that Hispanic moms and their children can call "home". For more information, visit www.discoveryfamilia.com or follow us on facebook.com/discoveryfamilia.
SOURCE Discovery Familia