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Mom Central received complimentary Applegate samples to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed here are our own. Family pizza night has always been sought out after by not only the kids, but for us adults as well! For any time of the year, pizza provides the delicious meal option that the entire family always enjoys. As Moms, however, we strive to create meals for our families with healthy ingredients that we trust. Luckily, Applegate Organic & Natural Meats allows us to make our family’s pizza night nutritious with their tasty, better for you, pepperonis. Applegate’s Natural Uncured Mini Pepperoni lets us to indulge in pizza without the guilt! These pepperonis are gluten free, sugar free, casein free and low fat, without losing the spicy and meaty flavor. Applegate delivers the real food and ingredients we love, yet again, with this delicious line of fresh products. Not only does this pepperoni taste great on pizza, but it also would go perfect in salads, sandwiches and even by itself!
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Stop & Shop
Mom Central attended an event hosted by Stop & Shop and received two Stop & Shop gift cards at the event. Where are your decisions to eat healthy on a daily basis made? Believe it or not the decision is made at your point of purchase in the grocery store. You may think about eating healthier while at the gym, at work or dining out, but when it comes to the daily foods you prepare, the decision to eat healthy is made while shopping. In honor of Stop & Shop’s 100th anniversary the grocery retailer hosted an event to showcase preparing delicious healthy meals with help from Boston’s own renowned chef, Jeremy Sewall, of Island Creek Oyster Bar and Row 34. One of the dishes Chef Sewall taught attendees how to prepare at the event was Whole Wheat Carrot Pancakes with honey and almonds that were absolutely delicious and so easy to make. To prepare these healthy pancakes that can be consumed for any meal – the directions are easy and its something the whole family will enjoy. Whole Wheat Carrot Pancakes
InStyleSwimwear.com bathing suit
To facilitate this blog post, I received a complimentary bathing suit and flip flops detailed below. The views expressed here are entirely my own. As the weather starts warming up or you’re off as I was to escape the still freezing Boston weather, bathing suit season becomes top of mind once again! I planned a short escape to a beautiful ocean front resort in Mexican Riviera with my daughter Kyle, who’s graduating college this May. There’s something magical about carving out time and doing something unique with just one of your kids. You get to hang out, catch up bond, and build new memories together that prove priceless. I also had recently lost some weight, so needed inspiration for a fun new swimsuit. And as I dug out my summer flip flops, I realized that they had not weathered last summer season particularly well. When approached by the online swimwear boutique, InStyleSwimwear.com, to check out their latest styles, I found myself looking at all the photos and inspired by the unique collection.
Join us Tuesday, April 22nd for the Cord Blood Registry #CordBlood411 Twitter Party from 1-2 PM ET! We will be chatting about pregnancy and how this experience shaped you as a parent. In addition, we will share tips from Dr. Rallie McAllister, MD, coauthor of The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth, and provide information on how Cord Blood Registry® (CBR®) gives families access to cutting-edge research for potential treatments with cord blood stem cells.
Peter Som Spring/Summer 2014 Collection for Kohl’s DesignNation
Kohl's is a client of Mom Central Consulting. Mom Central attended and coordinated this event in conjunction with Kohl’s. It’s time to revamp the wardrobe now that spring and summer are upon us. Days are longer which means that outfits need to also go the distance. Sometimes the challenge becomes finding those pieces that are so fabulous and versatile. With Kohl’s new DesignNation spring/summer 2014 launch from designer Peter Som – there is a plethora of stylish, on trend fashion finds! At a recent event at Kohl’s, in Jersey City, to preview the Peter Som collection with fashion forward bloggers, not only were the bloggers impressed with the collection but also the man behind the fashion, Peter Som himself. He mingled with the bloggers to help them style outfits from not only his collection but also from other lines of clothing at the store.
Join us on Thursday, April 17th for the Kohl's #MagicAtPlay Twitter Party from 1-2pm EST to chat about kids fashion trends this season and how Kohl’s new Jumping Beans “Americana” line from @Disney fits all occasions for summer fun.   What: #MagicAtPlay Twitter Party When: Thursday, April 17th, 2014 from 1:00-2:00PM EST Hashtag: #MagicAtPlay Moderator: @MomCentral Special Guest: @Kohls Prizes: Two pre-party winners and six party winners will be randomly selected every ten minutes to receive a $50 Kohl's Gift Card. Questions: Contact Kasey Hallion (khallion@momcentral.com) Follow along and join in the conversation by:
Finsh Power & Free
Disclosure: I am part of the Finish Power & Free Alliance of Moms and received complimentary product samples to facilitate this review, as well as compensation. The opinions expressed here are my own. For any passionate home cook, no better feeling exists than finding a new recipe – whether from a magazine, a new cookbook, or an online site – and having everyone at the table declare it’s a “keeper.” You start thinking about the next time you can make it, whether or not it would work for company, and, the most fun of all, who you can share it with. But as satisfying as the recipe hunt can be, an equally great feeling surrounds classic family recipes – those tried-and-true favorites that work in a pinch, continue to wow company, and appeal to everyone’s palate. In my food-oriented family, we have an endless supply of cookbooks and so many favorite recipes that my husband created an online database in Dropbox to house them all. But even with a repertoire of that size, if we think about it, we have a handful of long-term, go-to recipes that always delight and never disappoint. Here are two favorites:
Zooligans
Mom Central received a complimentary pair of Zooligans shoes to facilitate this review. All opinions are our own. Now that my kids are older (6 and 3), their independence has grown leaps and bounds by the day as I find myself entering into a new phase of parenting. No longer am I in charge of their every step and move, and rather I have to practice that balancing act of letting them test their own boundaries and limits, while also keeping them safe.
Lands’ End’s spring scarves and sandals
Mom Central received samples from the Spring Accessories Collection from Lands’ End to facilitate this post. All opinions are our own After what has felt like one of the longest winters we’ve had in some time – at least for those of us in the northeast and midwest – we couldn’t be more excited to welcome spring. It’s a season of spending more time outdoors, bright flowers coming to bloom, and putting away those heavy winter jackets, sweaters and clunky boots! As we’re transitioning our wardrobe to suit the season, we’re delighted to see beautiful bright colors transpire through the Lands’ End Spring accessories catalog. From flirty florals to bright solid hues, there are many items that grabbed our attention and got us even more excited for the change of weather.
Boston Celtics, Boys & Girls Club & Nesquik
Mom Central received complimentary tickets to attend this Celtics game. All opinions are our own. As every Bostonian knows, we love our sports in this city. The contagious energy, the roaring of a crowd, nothing beats watching our teams play in this city. Recently, some of the Mom Central team had the pleasure of attending a Celtics game where we learned all about Nesquik’s ongoing partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of America. With the goal of reinforcing the importance of fun and daily physical activity for kids, Nesquik has partnered with professional sports teams and chapters of the Boys & Girls Club to help drive this mission home.
Join us on Tuesday, April 15th for the #GWXPowerofNature Twitter Party from 1-2 PM ET. We will be chatting about simple ways to be green without having to be extreme! Before the party, watch the new Green Works “Power of Nature in Every Bottle” vine videos to learn more about the Green Works line of all-purpose cleaners. Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Time: 1-2 PM ET Moderator: @MomCentral Brand Participants: @greenworks Party Hashtag: #GWXPowerofNature Prizes: Two pre-party winners and six party winners will be randomly selected every ten minutes to receive a $50 gift code. Questions: Contact Emily Hobbs (ehobbs@momcentral.com)
Wilton Ametale Fish Grilling Pan
Mom Central received a Wilton Armetale Fish Grilling Pan during a recent visit to the 2014 International Home & Housewares Show in Chicago. All opinions are our own. With temperatures rising and the sun staying out longer, it’s a great time of year to entertain guests. Whether it’s a backyard BBQ or a family dinner party, I always strive to have all the bases covered when it comes to cooking supplies. I recently discovered the Wilton Armetale Fish Grilling Pan from JCPenney that I cannot wait to use. It’s perfect for both casual and upscale entertaining.
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