4 Fab Finds Every Mom Needs To Know About This Holiday Season

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1. JCPenney

We all grew up knowing JCPenney and many of us have nostalgic memories of the store/brand.  Did you know though that they’ve recently launched a new lifestyle brand called Peyton & Parker?  It is exclusive to JCPenney and designed by their in-house team.

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At the event we were able to see, touch and even try on their classic looks, perfect for the whole family.

Think holiday photos, people, you’re gonna want to stock up on holiday plaid, sparkle and red and green colors!  Plus this is the time to think about refreshing your home decor!  They have everything you need to update your mantle or table’s look with Christmas decor.  See below for a setup so beautiful it will have you aching to move on from Halloween and hop, skip, and jump towards the holidays!  Shop all these affordable finds through Peyton and Parker here.  You can also follow them on IG, Twitter and FB @JCPenney

2. Boiron  

Being happy and healthy is top of mind for all of us moms so we were happy to hear about the #1 pediatrician recommended, homeopathic medicine brand!  Best known for their top-selling flu medicine, Oscillococcinum and their line of cough and cold relief medicines including Chestal and ColdCalm, their products work without causing drowsiness.  And we can all appreciate that!

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You can also feel safe giving this to your family knowing you don’t have to worry about unsafe drug interactions.   I’ve already tried ColdCalm which is good for babies as young as 6 months old, and am excited to try their honey syrup for coughs.  Never worry about overdosing!  Visit boironusa.com for more information and/or follow them on social media @BoironUSA.

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What a fun event activation they had!! Their healthy smoothie bar was AH-mazing and included, edible flowers and all the yummiest fruits and toppings!

3.  Culturelle  

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Do you take probiotics?  I recently learned about the importance of them for your gut health and digestion.  So I was happy to find Culturelle at the event given they are the #1 pediatrician recommended kids’ probiotic brand.  (Based on a 2016 survey among pediatricians recommending a kids probiotic brand).  I trust them to be safe and gentle, helping build a strong foundation for a child’s growth and development. They work naturally with your baby’s booty, oops I mean body.  Ok I mean both. lol  *Note these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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At the event, we were challenged to pack a new diaper bag with all the essentials.  Oh boy did this bring back memories! Because although I’ve passed this diaper stage in motherhood, I still semi-freak out making sure my mommy bag is packed with everything Juliet might need on any given day.  My bag (featured above on the left) included their Grow and Thrive which promotes a healthy digestive and immune system, packed with vitamin D for strong bones (along with hand sanitizer, a first aid kit, snacks, wipes and WINE).  Yes, I tried to pack the red wine.  Two in fact.  Cuz you know, the struggle is real! haha  You can follow Culturelle on FB, IG and Twitter.

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4.  VTech Toys

I LOVE a toy that can teach.  And I’m always looking for opportunities to have my child learn something new and believe that kids can learn so much through play.  VTech believes this too with their “play to learn and learn to grow” motto.  And with tech-y toys topping every expert’s must-buy list they are a brand you need to follow.  Their innovative, educational products are enriching, fun and high quality!  I don’t know about you but this unicorn (above) seemed to be calling my name.  “Starshine the Bright Lights Unicorn” is her name!  They said it was for ages 1.5 and above …that includes me, doesn’t it??

Check out their handy holiday gift guide that lets you search the site by age, price range and character theme.  And find them on social media @VTechToys.  Thanks to them, we all received mommy massages.  Wouldn’t it be nice if all playrooms included a massage chair and masseuse?? One can dream can’t they?

Speaking of toys and since we are approaching Halloween, click here for toy-inspired DIY costume ideas!

And that’s the full recap!!  Thank you MomTrends and Parents Magazine for organizing and inviting!  It was a fun, fabulous and festive soiree!momtrends, momtrends events, nyc influencers

This was a sponsored post but as always all opinions expressed are 100% my own. 


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