Thursday, December 12, 2013

CVS shop for cough-cold and flu needs

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for CVS MinuteClinic. I received promotional items as a thank you for participating”

The MinuteClinic is a walk-in clinic located in select CVS/pharmacy stores in 28 states and DC. They are open 7 days a week with evening hours and you don’t need to make an appointment!
To find hours and MinuteClinic locations near you check out their locator HERE.

The MinuteClinic is perfect for when you have a small ailment such as the flu, strep-throat, pinkeye, UTI's and ear infections and need to see someone so you can get proper treatment. At MinuteClinic you will be seen by board-certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants. They will diagnosis, treat and prescribe medicines when appropriate.

The Minute Clinic is a convenient an affordable option, especially during the winter months when your primary care doctors office may not be able to provide a timely appointment and the ER and urgent care centers have longer wait times and higher costs.

Plus it's one-stop shop for cough-cold and flu needs. You can visit MinuteClinic to vaccinate, diagnosis, treat and prescribe for cough-cold and flu and other minor ailments then equip your house with wintertime cough-cold essentials at CVS. Who doesn't want a one-stop shop!

I find MinuteClinic especially convenient because dragging 2 kids to the doctors office/ urgent care and then to a pharmacy or drug store after is quite daunting. I want to get them diagnosed and get what we need to get them well and get home as quickly as possible and as cheaply as possible. My family and I choose MinuteClinic/CVS for my cough-cold and flu needs.

Don't know if you have a cold or the Flu?  Check out this great chart that helps you break down your symptoms to see which you most likely have.

You can follow MinuteClinic on twitter @MinuteClinic

Monday, December 9, 2013

Caza Trail’s Donut Shop Blend K-cups...YUMMY!

"I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sturm Foods, Inc. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating"

Before the kids get up in the morning I give myself 5-10 minutes to enjoy a warm cup of coffee. It's really nice to sit on my couch, when the house is quiet and drink a nice warm cup of coffee. My current favorite coffee is Caza Trail's single serve Donut Shop blend and it’s delicious! Want to try it? Check out the Mom Central’s Facebook page here. For a limited time they’re giving away a 3-pack sample. You can also find the Donut Shop blend and 24 other Caza Trail varieties on their Amazon page. I love that they come in single size servings as it's quick and easy for me to get my coffee and enjoy it before the kids get out of bed. 

HGG 2013 Portable North Pole

"I received some promotional items for shane for review. All opinions are my own"

PNP is mostly for young children who still believe in Santa and the magic of Christmas but even adults can join in on the Christmas magic with customizable videos for those 18+

 · PNP offers a different video scenario for nice and naughty kids – and nice and naughty adults too

 · PNP brings the magic of Christmas to life in the hearts of kids and adults all around the world, making the holiday season more special than ever

 · PNP donates 5% of all online sales to a Children’s Hospital close to the buyer’s location. PNP currently collaborates with over 40 regional Children’s Hospitals in the U.S. · The most popular PNP product is by far the personalized video message…but Santa and his elves offer a whole host of other personalized products, too, like the newly update iOS and Droid apps.

 · The magical Portable North Pole console allows Santa to stay in touch with his millions of friends around the globe, all at the click of a button. Nothing makes Santa happier than creating special "Merry Christmas!" video messages and spreading his holiday cheer Shane still believes in Santa so I know this would be a magical thing for him this year.

 Shane received a Premium video from Santa. A magical Phone call from Santa as well as a nice list certificate and a personalized coloring book which are on their way to our home.

 Check out this awesome video personalized for Shane


You can get a standard Santa’s Video, Retail: Free

 A FREE personalized video message from Santa Claus filled with magic and exciting discoveries for your loved ones. ·

 Premium Video, Retail: $3.99 Premium videos includes almost 6 minutes of personalized video message from Santa Claus, features 3 additional photos and more personal details, a clip of Santa's riding on his sleigh and even a personalized Christmas carol!

 · Portable North Pole’s Mobile App, Retail: $3.99 for iOS and Android; $4.99 HD app for iPad and iPad mini Portable North Pole offers iOS and Android users anapplication to create Christmas magic on their mobile devices. The newly updated PNP app includes: credit to create and access premium videos, call from Santa himself, an Advent Calendar game, Christmas Radar, Countdown game and access to a PNP account to synchronize with your online content.

 · Santa Sprint: PNP Adventure, $2.99 This unique Christmas adventure game, for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod), provides hours of fun for the whole family. Guided by the voice of Santa, kids can help him get ready for Christmas and unlock exclusive video stories as they complete the different levels. (In App purchase $1.99 for coin doubler; $0.99 for 10 “second chance” bundle) · 

Portable North Pole’s Santa’s Phone Call, Retail $3.99 for one call or $6.99 for three calls Santa has a very important message for your loved one! He will pick up the phone and call directly to deliver his personalized message. Santa’s call will last approximately two minutes and you can choose between 14 message options.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

PINCHme...New site for free samples

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for PINCHme. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.”

PINCHme is a newly-launched sampling site that allows you to sample new products from leading brands in exchange for quick survey feedback.

  • Every other Tuesday at 12:00PM EST, look through your individualized batch of samples, pick your favorite items, and get the products delivered to you for free! The next batch of samples renews Tuesday, December 10th at 12:00 EST .
  • The more you share about your interests, hobbies, and favorite products, the more PINCHme can individualize the samples just for you! The only ask? Answer a brief survey within 30 days giving your honest feedback. 
I'm very excited about this site. I am waiting till Tuesday to see what awesome samples I have to choose from. What a great deal to be able to try new products in return for a quick survey about the products I try. 

Interested in Joining too? You can join PINCHme here!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Zact Mobile

I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Zact. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating

Many Kids this year are asking for cell phones for Christmas. Do you have a kid that is asking for a cell phone this year? I know having my child have the ability to contact me is important but I worry about their mobile usage and the risks with having a cell phone. 
I recently learned about Zact, a no contract nationwide mobile service, that has parental controls where I can easily set amount of text and data usage as well as set curfews, such as at meal and bed times. Zact was recently awarded the seal of approval from The National Parenting Center and their average monthly bill is only $22! If your considering purchasing your child a cell phone this Holiday season. Check out Zact Mobile and the great features they offer. 

Zact was featured in a USA Today article which you can read

Parental Controls with Zact from Zact Mobile on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

HGG 2013...Pediped Shoes

"I was sent shoes to review. all opinions are my own"

 If you have never heard of or owned Pediped shoes for you kids you MUST. Pedipeds are my favorite shoes for my kids. Shane has had several pairs in the last 5 years and we are so impressed with them.

 They are stylish and comfortable and last a really long time. Many of them are machine washable and most importantly they are approved and recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) as being beneficial for children's growing feet.

 Pediped uses only the highest quality leathers, and their craftsmanship is second to none. The soles on an Originals® shoe are made of two layers of slip-resistant, high quality leather. The soles on Grip ‘n’ Go™ are a thin, natural rubber that provides an ideal level of protection and flexibility. Flex® soles are also made of natural rubber to allow maximum flexibility.

I can't say enough positive thing about Pediped shoes.  Shane was sent a pair of the Flex Adrian. He loves them commenting they are the most comfortable shoes. I love the fact they are Great for his feet,  machine washable and super stylish.

An athletic-inspired shoe for the little guy on the go! This navy and grey sneaker with pops of red was designed to enhance any casual look. The best part is that you can toss it in the washing machine to erase a hard day of play!
  • All natural rubber sole
  • Sneaker-style athletic shoe with Velcro strap to keep shoe securely in place
  • Machine washable
  • Features the Flex Fit System™, which allows children to adjust the fit of their shoes and prolong the length of wear
  • Approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association for promoting healthy foot development

Jacey was sent a pair of the Grip and Go Luna's.

She is just getting ready to take off walking. With her feet developing so rapidly and the fact that she is developing her balance and coordination I only want the best on her tiny feet.  I am very confident that her pedipeds are the best thing for her foot development.   Plus I love all the complements we get!

About Luna Sangria Pink
The Luna is the latest in pediped’s line of athletic shoes featuring Ultra Light Technology™. Luna features five flex grooves that provide maximum flexibility, a breathable mesh upper that allows for airflow and a heel cushion that protects against impact and distributes pressure evenly. Your little athlete will be a on and off the field with comfy and cute shoes.
  • All natural rubber sole
  • Athletic shoe with Velcro strap to keep shoes securely in place
  • Ultra light weight of 5oz (based on a size EU27/US10 kids shoe)
  • Flex grooves to ensure natural motion
  • Breathable mesh uppers
  • Machine washable
  • Approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association for promoting healthy foot development
 Pedipeds offers free exchanges and has excellent customer service. I had to exchange Jacey's shoes for a size bigger and they came promptly.

Every kid must have Pediped shoes!   

Monday, December 2, 2013

Boys & Girls Clubs of America...Give the Gift of Great Futures

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Boys and Girls Clubs of America. I received a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.

The holidays tend to be a crazy busy time for most of us. This season Boys & Girls Clubs of America inspires us reflect on the true meaning of giving with their 3rd annual Give the Gift of Great Futures Website. Take a minute away from all the holiday craziness and help support Give the Gift of Great future by voting in the Kids Give Back contest, showcasing BGCA kids giving back in their communities throughout the year.

You can also create holiday gift tags with the Gift Tag Generator and even learn tips on how to inspire your kids to give back in your community. There are some great tips including donating clothes and reading books about giving. Be sure to check out your local Boys & Girls Clubs’ website to find ways to volunteer in your community!