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  Oh no! Your shopping’s not done??! (Don’t worry, ours isn’t either!) Mom Central knows the holidays can be a hectic time, and Zulily is a retailer obsessed with bringing moms special finds every day at incredible prices. Together, we’re helping busy moms get a jump-start on holiday shopping with these two amazing opportunities: Twitter Party When: Wednesday Nov. 26 at 9:00pm ET Where: Twitter at #ShopZulily Why: Fabulous prizes & great convo How: Just join in! No RSVP required Canadian Residents: Rules & Regulations US Residents: Rules & Regulations
Join us on Tuesday, November 25th for Kohl’s #KohlsBlackFriday Twitter Party from 1-2pm ET! We’ll be chatting about getting a jump-start on holiday shopping by heading to Kohl’s this Black Friday and sharing our favorite tips when shopping during the busiest time of year.
Burton kids' Riglet Board Snowboard
Influencer Central received some samples from Burton to facilitate this post. All opinions are our own. We’ve started to see our first signs of snow here in the Northeast already. Despite making for a potentially messier wintry commute, this time of year is really exciting, because that means it’s almost time to partake in our favorite winter sports! Mountains in the Northeast have already opened up for the season, and I’m excited to plan my first snowboarding trip of the season! Spending time on the mountains is one of my favorite winter pastimes. The feeling of starting your day taking in the fresh mountain air (and fresh powder!) is exhilarating. I can’t wait for the season to start each year. This year I’m even more excited to start the season, as we got the chance to try out some of the best snowboarding gear from Burton for moms and our little ones! If you’re thinking about starting to teach your little one how to snowboard this year, be sure to check out all the learning gear that Burton has to offer.
Carousel Design’s Nursery Designer
Sarah Ann’s choices from Carousel Design’s Nursery Designer
Influence Central received a complimentary sample from the Nursery Designer by Carousel Designs in order to facilitate this review. All of the opinions expressed here are our own. When preparing for a new baby, creating a cozy and peaceful space for yourself and your little one proves essential. Your first cherished memories and moments at home will be inside your nursery. Every new mom wants a space where her child instantly feels warm, comfortable, and safe—fabulous, on-trend decor isn’t bad either! Enter Carousel Designs: they created their Nursery Designer, a virtual design service, to allow you to design your child’s crib so that your nursery becomes a beautiful and custom space.
November Influencer Spotlights
We’re so excited to roll out a new Influencer Spotlight series sharing some of our most favorite posts from the previous month! To kick off November, we’ve featured three fantastic ladies in our community, Dawn of Mama Harris’ Kitchen, Debra of Housewife Eclectic and Stephanie of Mammamoiselle. To see what they’ve been up to, check out what we enjoyed reading below. “And then I discovered hummus.”
Join us for the Duracell, Toys 'R' Us and Hasbro #TRUBatteriesIncluded Twitter Party tomorrow from 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET! We’ll be chatting about preparing our households for the holidays with the help of @Duracell @ToysRUs and @HasbroNews. Date: Thursday, November 20th 2014 Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET Moderator: @MomCentral Brand Participants: @Duracell and @ToysRUs Party Hashtag: #TRUBatteriesIncluded
Holiday Season Travel Style with Zappos
Influence Central received samples to facilitate this review. All opinions are our own. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and with it we’re in the holiday season. The day before Thanksgiving is consistently THE busiest travel day of the year in the US, so whether you are traveling by car, train or plane, I'm sure you are starting to prep for the big day. ‘Tis the season! I always want to be comfortable when I travel, but also don't want to completely sacrifice style in the process. I love seeing the glamorous photos of air travel from the 1960s. While things have changed a bit and dressing to the nines is no longer practical or realistic, traveling is still an exciting event that we don’t need to save for our sweatpants and old tees. Many top designers are creating pieces that will help us stay comfortable while still looking chic – and it just takes a little pre-planning to find an outfit that will keep travel well!
Join us tomorrow for the Sony PlayStation #LittleBigPlanet3 Twitter Party from 1-2pm ET! We will be chatting with @LittleBigPlanet all about the creativity that sprouts from LittleBigPlanet, and how it fits into gift-giving this holiday season! What: #LittleBigPlanet3 Twitter Party When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 1:00-2:00PM ET Hashtag: #LittleBigPlanet3 Moderator: @MomCentral Brand Team: @LittleBigPlanet
Join us for The Hunger Games #Mockingjay Twitter Party tomorrow from 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET! We’ll be chatting about the highly anticipated release of the next installment of Lions Gate’s franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 this Friday, November 21st. We are excited to discuss The Hunger Games with its powerful theme of female strength and empowerment, and the self-reliant and compassionate heroine, Katniss Everdeen. Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET Moderator: @MomCentral Party Hashtag: #Mockingjay Prizes: 2 pre-party winners and 6 party winners will be randomly selected to receive a $50 gift card and a copy of the Mockingjay novel. Questions: Email Stacy Y. (syanofsky@influence-central.com)
Unwrapping the 2014 Mom Central Holiday Gift Guide
How can it be possible that the holidays are nearly upon us? Summer flew by at breakneck speed, followed by a whirlwind fall, and now we find Thanksgiving perched on our doorstep. Once we push back from dinner – we’ll jump feet first into gift-giving season. So what better time to unveil the 2014 Mom Central Holiday Gift Guide For the next month, we’ll roll out cool, clever, and creative gift items for everyone on your list – offering you a non-stop selection of gift ideas. As an added bonus, we’ll feature a selection of giveaway items throughout the Gift Guide where you can enter for a chance to win.
Project Gravitas Diana Dress
Disclosure: Stacy DeBroff received a complimentary dress from Project Gravitas to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed here are her own. As women and Moms, we know that our true self-worth comes from within – that we all have the power to live the life we’ve imagined if we truly believe in ourselves. Even so, we’ve all experienced times when what we wore helped give us that little extra boost – the suit we splurged on that gave us a jolt of confidence on an important job interview, the cocktail dress we wore out to dinner on a milestone birthday, or the snappy skirt and boots we wore to chair our first volunteer committee meeting. When we feel comfortable and confident in how we present ourselves to the outside world, we can focus solely on our ideas, our conversations, and our overall experience in that moment. Project Gravitas understands this feeling, which forms the basis for its
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