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Navigating the thorny social scene of elementary and middle school can be a daunting task for any child – particularly one who feels unpopular.  As a parent, it’s hard to stand helplessly by and watch your child experience bullying or social alienation.
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Brought to you by Alcon, a Novartis company, as a means of sharing a new and exciting innovation with parents whose children contract certain childhood ear and eye infections. Mom's got a lot on her plate Did you know that Mom is the big healthcare decision maker in most families these days? She plans the doctors’ visits and researches health and wellness online, including the medications her children take. Alcon’s here to help Alcon wanted to support Mom’s role as the “family pediatrician” by creating an innovative new resource that helps her care for her family. DROPS101™ Web Tool, available at DROPS101.com, provides valuable treatment and dosing information for two medications commonly used to treat certain childhood ear and eye infections.
My husband and I have different ideas of what defines a great movie. He just enjoys a different genre than I do. When "The Muppets" came to theaters I felt thrilled to see it and waited for the release with anticipation like I was eight years old again. My husband is a long-time Muppets fan like I am and I was excited to see a movie we were both sure to enjoy! Well, it turns out this movie fell into the category of ones we couldn’t agree on.   When I got the chance to review this film, I jumped at the chance –I wanted to see it again and thought a he said/she said review would be fun. I also wanted to give the movie a second chance since I wasn’t a huge fan when I first saw it. HE SAID
Finding stylish and flattering clothes remains a constant battle for new Moms and Moms to be. The new Molly Ades Maternity collection provides Moms with flattering and comfortable clothing for their changing bodies during pregnancy, nursing, and the months following. Read more about the collection, and enter to win one of the pieces for yourself!
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When it comes to children’s clothing, I am always torn between dressing my two kids in stylish and fun outfits, yet keeping them comfortable. And, like many Moms with young ones in daycare or preschool, my kids come home covered in paint, glitter and food from their daily activities. Yet, the inner fashionista in me always obsesses about their outfits, making sure they match (as much as I can with my stubborn four-year old that is!) and look cute. You never know who you’re going to run into while out and about with your kids, right?
SIGG specializes in aluminum water bottles made from of 100% recyclable material.  They can help reduce your carbon footprint and quit spending money on plastic bottles.   Additionally, with sizes ranging from 0.25L to 1.5L, you can find the perfect fit for each member of your family. Originally a favorite of hikers and mountain climbers, these bottles have continually proven lightweight and durable for all users. SIGG bottles have become a huge success due to their unique shape and design.  Some collections have even been featured in the Museum of Modern Art for their innovative color creations. You can choose from classic solids, bright theme designs, or fun cartoon images for kids. SIGG products serve as a great fashion accessory for any occasion thanks to hundreds of design choices.
Hand out crayons, markers and painting supplies to toddlers, and what do you get? Coloring and drawing provide creative outlets for our kids, but the messy aftermath they inadvertently leave behind is far from a masterpiece. One of B. toy’s latest products, the H2-Whoa! drawing board offers budding Picassos a new means to express themselves while making messy clean up a thing of the past. This two sided, reversible drawing board comes with four drawing pens that fill up with water, allowing your child to doodle to his heart’s content. As the picture dries on the H2-Whoa! board, it will begin to fade away and will leave your child with a clean slate for his next creation. Voted a Dr. Toy “Best Pick,” this easy to use drawing boards offers both you and your child a fun and mess free alternative to paint and paper.
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I love hanging my kids’ holiday art projects throughout the house so I can smile at their young creative spirit.  They may find it embarrassing as they grow up, but I could never part with their tiny handprint turkeys or cotton-ball snowmen.  With St. Patrick’ day approaching, I decided to take the chance and arrange our own family craft time.   This tissue paper collage project caught my eye because it keeps kids entertained while letting them use their imagination and be unique. You may even be surprised at how different each child’s masterpiece comes out. The requirements are simple: Parents: Provide tissue paper in each color: red, orange, yellow, dark green, light green, blue, brown, and purple. You will also need liquid craft glue, and a sheet of white cardstock or think white paper for each person making a collage.  
One lucky Mom Central reader will win a Smucker's gift basket containing a variety of Smucker's fruit spreads, recipe book, and set of gingham-printed set of spreaders. Take a look at these Smucker's-inspired recipes and enter to win your own gift basket!
Finding the perfect balance of sun protection, moisture, and a hint of color in a skin care product never proves easy. Revision Skincare’s new Intellishade SPF 45 anti-aging tinted moisturizer conceals, corrects, and protects while also leaving you with a healthy glow. This product’s Intellishade smart tint technology promises a perfect match for every skin tone, every time. In addition to matching and evening out your skin tone, clinical levels of several ingredients (Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 and ACS-456) in the moisturizer help activate collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This Intellishade moisturizer features an SPF 45 with UVA and UVB broad-spectrum coverage, which works with an immune protection factor to create the highest sun defense for your skin. One lucky Mom Central reader will win an Intellishade SPF 45 tinted moisturizer from Revision Skincare to add to her arsenal of skin care products.
If your family loves Dr. Seuss books, you don’t want to miss this event. Target stores will help celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss by hosting free in-store readings in partnership with the National Education Association’s (NEA’s) Read Across America program. The events will take place in all Target stores nationwide on Saturday February 25th from 9-11am.   These events give your family a chance to enjoy classic Dr. Seuss books together and kids will receive reading activities, crayons, and snacks in a reusable Target bag. There will also be readings by Target team members and a nook inspired by Dr. Seuss’ book The Lorax.  Read Across America and Target want to allow every child in every community to take part in reading and celebrating Dr. Seuss books. To find the store nearest you, visit Target’s store locator.