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Brave

Brave

Disney has released concept art from its upcoming animated film, Disney Pixar’s Brave: The rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland serve as the backdrop for BRAVE, a new tale that joins the land’s ancient lore—stories of epic battles and mystical legends passed down for generations. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, BRAVE is the grand adventure of Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), a skilled archer who confronts tradition, destiny and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Movies

Spring Break Camps

Spring Break Camps

Finding high-quality childcare during school vacations is incredibly stressful for working parents. Stay-at-home parents don’t have to scramble for childcare, but they still struggle to find fun, affordable and educational spring break activities. I was thrilled to hear about KinderCare’s week long Spring Break Camps. When your local public school is on break, KinderCare’s Spring Break Camp will be in session! The camp promises to be educational rather than just a babysitting service. Throughout March and April … Read entire article »

Filed under: Educational, Featured, Learning, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Science

Spring Tea

Spring Tea

Tea Collection has consistently remained one of my favorite children’s clothing lines since I began dressing my little ones. With cosmopolitan inspirations that are sweet and stylish, and high quality materials and construction, their designs are always a standout.  I also appreciate that while the outstanding quality places it a little out of my budget for the every day wardrobe for my kids, it is still affordable enough for an occasion outfit for my kids or … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Fashion, Featured

Kids’ Cooking Academy: Kiwi Popsicles

Kids’ Cooking Academy: Kiwi Popsicles

One of my goals is to involve my kids in the kitchen more in 2011. Not only does cooking with kids encourage them to try healthier food, it also helps them better understand our food chain, learn science, and practice mathematical measuring skills. Frigidaire has teamed up with Jennifer Garner and Chef Mary Sue Milliken to get families preparing and enjoying nutritious foods together. And Frigidaire will donate $1 to Save the Children for each time you … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Cooking, Featured

Mars Needs Moms Movie Review

Mars Needs Moms Movie Review

Mars Needs Moms, Disney’s newest movie, opens on March 11, 2011.  Disney invited Mamanista to a special preview of the movie last weekend, and it didn’t disappoint. Nine-year-old Milo’s mom bugs him to take out the trash and eat his broccoli. As punishment for disobeying her, he’s sent to his room instead of watching a favorite movie on TV. And he hurtfully tells his mom that his life would be better off without her. Moms can relate. … Read entire article »

Filed under: entertainment, Featured, School Aged Children