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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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Join Mom Central and Kohl’s on Wednesday, March 19th for the #SpringAtKohls Twitter Party from 1 – 2 PM ET! We'll be chatting about the latest Spring fashion trends and how Kohl’s is the go-to store for runway to realway looks. Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET Moderator: @MomCentral Brand Participants: @Kohls Party Hashtag: #SpringAtKohls Prizes: 2 pre-party winners and 6 party winners will be randomly selected to receive a $50 Kohl’s gift card every ten minutes. Questions: Contact Liz Wilson (ewilson@momcentral.com)   Follow along and join in the conversation by:
Kick Butts Day
Disclosure: The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a client of Mom Central Consulting. Like most people who grew up in the ‘70s and ‘80s, I spent a whole lot of years in a cloud of smoke. I have distinct memories of eating dinner in the jam-packed smoking section of family restaurants and flying on planes when passengers eagerly lit up as soon as the pilot turned off the “no-smoking” sign. I also remember looking on incredulously as my junior high bus pulled out of the school driveway and seeing fellow students – kids my age – pulling cigarettes and lighters out of their backpacks and taking that first drag with the genuine relief of a world-weary business executive. Because smoking proved so commonplace back then, anti-smoking discussions seemed few and far between – typically limited to a unit in health class or a relative determined to send a message to the younger generation. And because we lived our lives in a smoke-filled world, they felt disingenuous at best. Yet despite the era in which I grew up, I somehow escaped becoming another statistic and never even tried smoking.
Join us on Tuesday, March 18th for the #BetterCleanFD Twitter Party from 1-2 PM ET to chat about stain removing tips and overall tricks on how to make your family’s clothes last longer as well as the P&G fabric care brands available at Family Dollar that help tackle your family’s toughest stains. What: #BetterCleanFD Twitter Party When: Tuesday, March 18 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET Hashtag: #BetterCleanFD Moderator: @MomCentral Prizes two pre-party winners and seven party winners will be randomly selected to receive a P&G prize pack consisting of a $50 Family Dollar gift card and P&G fabric care product samples. One grand prize winner will be randomly selected at the end of the party to receive the P&G grand prize pack consisting of a $250 Family Dollar gift card and P&G fabric care product samples. Questions: Email Larry Dennison (ldennison@momcentral.com)
Special Olympics
While the 2014 Olympic fever in Sochi has died down, Special Olympics are still in full swing. Since 1968, Special Olympics has been offering women, men, and children with intellectual disabilities year-round training and competitions in Olympic-style sports. Special Olympics features 32 individual and team sports – from alpine skiing to volleyball – provides quality training, and well-matched sporting events. Win or lose, the goal is always to be brave in the attempt! Recently, Special Olympics kicked off their annual Spread the Word to End the Word campaign to build awareness for society to stop and think about its use of the R-word. Use of that R-word, “retard” or “retarded,” is hurtful and painful and whether intended or not, is a form of bullying. Most people don’t think of this word as hate speech, but that’s exactly what it feels like to millions of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and friends. The R-word can be just as cruel and offensive as any other slur.
Bialetti bakeware
Mom Central received Bialetti bakeware and cookware to facilitate this review. All opinions are our own. When you marry into an Italian family, one thing is clear – good food is of the utmost importance. Meals are taken very seriously, and it’s as much about the tools used to create the dishes as it is the end result. I was first exposed to Bialetti as it is the de-facto brand of espresso maker in my mother-in-law’s house. She owns about eight of them in every size imaginable, and I of course have one in my own home. Traveling around Italy this summer, I noticed the Bialetti Moka Express coffee makers were in all the shops, and in a wide selection of color choices, too. So, I was so excited to learn that now these fun colors are available in the States, and I’m planning to add a purple one to my collection very soon!
Join us Wednesday, March 12th for the #SingleMomsClub Twitter Party from 1-2 PM ET / 10-11 AM PT! From catching up with old friends to leaning on new ones for support during difficult times, we will be chatting about the incredible bond women form in friendships as seen in Liongate’s new film, The Single Moms Club.
The Single Moms Club
Disclosure: Lionsgate Entertainment is a client of Mom Central Consulting. This weekend, grab your girlfriends, find a sitter, and prepare for a ladies night out for a break from kids and responsibilities. This Friday, March 14, Lionsgate releases The Single Moms Club, a story of five single Moms who put aside their differences in the midst of a school dilemma with their kids to form a support group. Throughout their journey, the five women find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way. This feel-good movie, directed by and starring Tyler Perry as well as Nia Long, Amy Smart, Cocoa Brown, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Zulay Hanao, reminds us of the incredible bond women form in friendships and promises to leave us smiling after it ends. Check out The Single Moms Club trailer below!
Laser Cut Styles from ECCO Shoes
Mom Central received ECCO shoes to facilitate this review. All opinions are our own. It’s been the winter of the polar vortex, and I’ve never been more excited for Spring. While I’m a fan of seasons (and enjoy the various fashion options each inspire) I don’t think I’m alone in wishing spring a fond welcome after a winter of covering up in many layers of scarves, warm boots, down jackets, and the works. Over the weekend, I was very excited to switch out my sheepskin boots with these beautiful ECCO Pretoria Laser Cut Pumps. As with all other ECCO styles I’ve tried, these shoes proved to be strikingly unique and comfortable. The pumps made their “Spring Forward” debut as I met friends for brunch, then caught an off-Broadway play, and rounded out the day with a wine and cheese pairing – all the while feeling comfortable as ever in my new heels. My friends loved these shoes, and were quite taken by the laser cut design as well as the sturdy pump heel.
Logitech PowerShell – The iPhone Game Controller
Mom Central received a complimentary sample of the Logitech PowerShell to facilitate this review. The views expressed here are entirely our own. Great for long road trips or air travel, the Logitech PowerShell provides easy and convenient access to a variety of video games, both educational and action-based, without the hassle of having to purchase and transport the latest gaming console or individual hardcopies of video games. Available for download in the App Store, games include LEGO The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Sonic, and more. Compatible with the iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, and iPod touch, its console-style controls — including a directional pad, shoulder bumpers, and face buttons — create an authentic gaming experience, whether it be for yourself or the kids.
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