Family Events for St. Patrick’s Day »

Even if you don’t have Irish ancestry, March 17th provides the chance for family and friends to have fun together. Each city has its own way of celebrating the holiday including parades, music festivals, and pub-crawls. If you want to avoid crowds of rowdy adults, here are a few family-friendly events. Get dressed in your favorite green outfit and enjoy celebrating St. Patty’s Day in your city!

Jcpenney’s Oscar Fan Experience – An Award-Winning Performance »

As soon as I tell people I went to jcpenney’s Oscar Fan Experience at the Academy Awards, everyone asks the same questions. Let’s get those answered first: Yes, I saw Angelina and Brad and the famous LEG pose. Yes, I saw George Clooney and yes, he is fantastic, personable, and wonderful. Yes, it was amazing and I’ll be talking about it for the rest of my life –it’s crossed of my “Life List”! And finally, yes, I could see EVERYTHING. Our seats were incredible!

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Nitto Tires New Motivo Tire Brings High Performance And Safety To Everyday Moms and Families »

Last week, I got the exciting opportunity to flee chilly Boston and head to sunny Phoenix, Arizona to enjoy a Ride and Drive event held by Nitto Tires. I traded in my flats for sneakers and my Pathfinder for a Jaguar, and talked cars, tires & more with the leaders in the tire industry—all while soaking up the desert sun.


Sun-drenched in St. Thomas »

Welcome to the East Coast’s secret Hawaii: St. Thomas. If you want to get away and find a great place for adults and families alike, it's time to go to the US Virgin Islands! There are so many different things to do, so make sure to dive in to learn more about this paradise!


Travel Logistics Made Easy with Luggage Forward »

With winter fun and relaxation in mind, meeting my kids in Park City after my husband and I attended the Consumer Electronics show seemed like a wonderful idea. One main problem I faced was luggage. Suddenly, Luggage Forward entered my travel plans and made the entire process seamless and stress-free.


Safe Winter Driving With the GMC Terrain »

Even though winter brings about changes in the weather and driving conditions, one thing doesn’t change: we still need to get our families around town safely. GMC Terrain has helped me learn about how to be safe in winter weather.


Winter Fantasy: JetBlue and the U.S. Virgin Islands Heat Up a Cold Boston Night »

While a chill pervaded the December air and holiday lights twinkled nearby, Boston’s Eastern Standard Restaurant exuded a hot Caribbean vibe as the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism and JetBlue celebrated the kick off of JetBlue’s first non-stop service from Boston to St. Thomas.


Ensuring the Quality of the Chevy Traverse »

After the soccer game, we walked out to our cars together. My friend reached to open his back hatch and I caught the name of the car before the door swung up: Traverse. “Hey! How do you like your car? I had the chance to learn about the Traverse when I went to Detroit a while ago. What do you think about it?”


Things I learned about cows and dairy farming thanks to the California Milk Advisory Board »

I always joke that my family needs a cow. We’re close to going through a gallon of milk a day and in the middle of writing this post, I’m sure I’ll be asked to pour at least one glass of milk for my youngest son. I’ll choose ice cream over cake any day and consider frozen yogurt a treat as well. Dairy products are a huge part of our family’s diet.


Visiting the Flicka 3 movie set »

Two weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to be flown to Kelowna, Canada to watch the movie Flicka 3 in production. Not only would I be on a movie set and meet actors including Clint Black (country singer, Flicka 2), Lisa Hartman Black (Knots Landing), and Kacey Rohl (Little Red Riding Hood). I would also be treated to the beautiful scenery of Kelowna!


My afternoon of pure bliss at PLACE360 »

If you find yourself in Del Mar, California and are looking for a way to unwind, consider stopping by PLACE360, a mini oasis of a spa located just 30 minutes outside of San Diego. I had the exclusive opportunity to visit PLACE360 as a VIP during my trip to San Diego during the Blogher conference. To say that I was a bit wound up when I entered the spa may be somewhat of an understatement. BlogHer is busy time of year for the staffers at Mom Central, and it’s easy to forget how the craziness affects our bodies – and our sanity. Thanks to PLACE360, I got to let everything go for a few hours and totally reboot.