Mom Central received a Burley MyKick bicycle in order to facilitate this review. The views expressed here are entirely our own.
I remember first learning to ride a bike at the age of five. I didn’t even have my own bike. Instead I borrowed one from my neighbor. I remember the thrill I had finally moving it in straight line without falling. I was a little older than my daughter Kaia, who just turned three, and can’t imagine that little pip squeak riding anything other than a tricycle. Until I met the Burley MyKick that is.
This bike is a tiny version of a two-wheeler without the pedals. A bike without the pedals? Yes, a little bike without pedals which requires the child to use their own feet and balance to get it to move and stop. Since it’s low to the ground, the fear of falling is that much less, and it didn’t take long for Kaia to learn how to balance and coast on her own.
It also grows with your child. The seat and handle bars are adjustable and kids can feel like they are one of the family on short bike rides.
Mom Central received two outfits from Lolly Wolly Doodle in order to facilitate this review. The views expressed here are entirely our own.
As the Mom of three girls, I know how hard it is to find appropriate clothing for them. My teenager may be a lost cause at this point (although, I draw the line at belly shirts!), but that doesn’t mean I have to cave and dress my baby girls in skinny jeans and booty shorts because that’s all I can find at the mall. Just like many of my Mom friends, I still think it’s important to dress our little girls like little girls.
Summer is finally upon us, and we know that many families are excited to hit the road and spend some quality time adventuring with one another! We at Mom Central LOVE travel, but if you are looking for some statistics on how it is actually healthy and beneficial to get away as a means of convincing you to take that much-needed summer trip, we have it for you! This spring, the adventure travel company Intrepid Travel and sister company The Adventure Company conducted a survey of 4,108 parents in the UK to find out how important the think family vacations are and why. The results, condensed below, show that the Griswolds may have been on to something:
I wouldn’t exactly call myself a food connoisseur. Instead, I’m the type of person who asks my family and friends all sorts of questions about the menu when I try a new restaurant. Luckily for me, on my recent trip to Mexico City, I was surrounded by foodies who could explain what everything was! In Boston, we have our fair share of delicious Mexican restaurants – or so I thought before this trip. Yet, the food in Mexico City was literally amazing.
I have to give the Newlink team, the PR agency who brought us on this trip, a standing ovation for choosing such a great variety of delicious restaurants that gave us a taste of everything Mexico City had to offer. From an upscale eatery in Mexico City’s Centro Historico, to a traditional Mexican cantina, we were able to experience the food culture of Mexico City in a truly fantastic way.
When I was given the opportunity to travel to Mexico City for a press junket, I couldn’t have been more excited. While it previously had not been on my list of places to visit, I always welcome the opportunity to experience new cultures and lifestyles. I’ve been to Mexico numerous times and visited the more “touristy” spots such Cancun and Riviera Maya. The reason for traveling to these places was purely R&R. I knew that when I was going to Cancun or Riviera Maya that I was going to be lounging by the beach or pool all day, and couldn’t have been more excited about it.
Mom Central received the SimpleHuman Sensor Mirror in order to facilitate this review. The views expressed here are entirely our own.
So often we Moms apply make-up on the go – using the hall mirror to apply a touch of mascara while headed out the door, or twisting the rear-view mirror toward us to dash on a bit of lip gloss while at a stoplight.
Yet when we find ourselves in a plush hotel bathroom, what bubbles up as our favorite feature? Forget the fluffy bathrobe or comfy slippers – we gravitate toward the perfectly lit make-up mirror! It allows us to tweeze our eyebrows with accuracy or apply two shades of eye color with the touch of an expert.
Mom Central received samples from Contigo in order to facilitate this review. The views expressed here are entirely our own.
Splish, Splash! The car rolls ever so slightly over a road bump during my commute to work and my searing hot coffee sloshes generously over the sides of my apparently unsealed coffee mug. Now my liquid gold energizer runs onto my nice work shoes, the center console, and everything else. My kids, too, have left their fair share of stains in the back seat, untamed water bottles for school and soccer practice leaving mottled water marks on the leather seats.
Contigo, a company dedicated to travel mugs and bottles, understands the angst of the all too common spill. They’ve created a line of one-hand, travel-friendly products that are cleverly proofed from both leaks and spills.
This summer Victoria Justice and Big Time Rush will be entertaining fans from coast to coast on the Summer Break Tour! The popular solo artist and boy band are hitting the road together, performing at 41 venues across the U.S., kicking off the tour in Los Angeles.
We’re excited to be able to send one lucky winner a pair of tickets to attend a concert of his or her choice! To enter click here from Wednesday, May 29th through Thursday, June 6th!
Summer Break Tour Dates:
6/21 Los Angeles, CA
6/22 Del Mar, CA
6/23 Concord, CA
6/25 Phoenix, AZ
6/26 Tucson, AZ
6/28 Houston, TX
6/29 Dallas, TX
6/30 Oklahoma City, OK
7/2 Southaven, MS
7/3 Atlanta, GA
7/5 West Palm Beach, FL
7/7 Raleigh, NC
7/9 Charlotte, NC
7/10 Bristow, VA
7/12 Bethel, NY
7/13 Holmdel, NJ
7/14 Burgettstown, PA
7/16 Camden, NJ
7/18 Wantagh, NY
7/19 Hershey, PA
7/20 Harrington, DE
Matthew and his dad were invited to the Toys for Bob Kid Editor Day on behalf of Mom Central. They received complimentary travel, lodging, meals, and promotional items. All experiences and opinions are his own.
MC: What Skylander is most like you?
IH: Oh, good question! I have been asked which is my favorite, but never which one I am the most like. I have to think…Maybe Chop Chop because I’m kind of skinny.
MC: Who taught you how to draw?
IH: Nobody really taught me, I just doodled. I did take classes in school, but found I didn’t get to learn the things I wanted to do, so I drew on my own. I made a lot of bad drawings before I got to the good ones. I would tell people who want to do what I do to draw all the time. It never occurred to me this could be something I could get paid for. My mother used to worry about me because when I was little I would draw dragons all the time and she would worry I wouldn’t ever get a job if I just drew dragons!