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Despicable Me 2 Review

Last night, my son and I attended a special advanced screening of “Despicable Me 2” and let me say we were NOT disappointed! The sequel to the 2010 worldwide blockbuster picked up where “Despicable Me” left off, with our unlikely hero Gru as a doting dad and “legitimate businessman.” Needless to say, it’s not long before he is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help bring down a super villain and hilarity ensues. I won’t go … Read entire article »

Filed under: entertainment, Movies

The Berenstain Bears: Golden Brother Edition Review

The Berenstain Bears: Golden Brother Edition Review

**I was sent the The Berenstain Bears: Golden Brother Edition gift set for review.** The Berenstain Bears are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year and to commemorate the event special limited edition Golden Gift Sets have been released! I remember The Berenstain Bears’ books from when I was a little girl and loved reading them. Recently, I noticed my boys had discovered the show on PBS Kids and would tell me what had happened on the … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), DVD, Play, Pre-schoolers, Push Toys, Toddlers

How I Carve Out Me Time #QuakerEpicAdventures

How I Carve Out Me Time #QuakerEpicAdventures

We all pay lip-service, at least, to the idea of “me time”: put on your own oxygen mask first, “if mama’s not happy, ain’t nobody happy,” and so on. How many of us with young children really take the time to take care of ourselves? I know that when the baby goes for a nap, I am usually working. When the kids play quietly by themselves, I am trying to catch up on the never-ending piles … Read entire article »

Filed under: Food

Disney Launches “Kerpoof Tell a Story” Digital Storybook Building App for Kids

If your kids are looking for some new apps to play with on the family iPad, Disney has a brand new app that lets your kids build their own stories, complete with animation, audio narration and sound effects! Based on the popular Kerpoof.com web app, Tell a Story, allows kids to create storybooks by assembling backgrounds, characters and other objects on their iPads. The app lets little authors bring their stories to life and offers a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Computer, Educational, Games, Imagination/Creativity, Kindergartners, Learning, Play, Pre-schoolers

Classic, Tasteful Wedding Gifts for The Happy Couple

Classic, Tasteful Wedding Gifts for The Happy Couple

It’s June and wedding season is in high gear. Whether you have 1 or 10 nuptial affairs to attend, you have gifts to purchase for the shower and/or the actual wedding itself. What’s a guest to do? Well you’re in luck, because I have done the guesswork for you! I have created a list of my top wedding gift/registry picks on Shopcade. Check out some of my picks below: This vase is a classic shape and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cooking, Decor and Furniture, Entertaining, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Home and Decorating, Registries, Registry Pick, Shower Gifts

Rita’s Water Ice Sells Paper Lemons in Support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Rita’s Water Ice Sells Paper Lemons in Support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Stopping by a Rita’s on a warm summer day is a no-brainer but you can extend the delicious experience by leaving your mark on cancer research for only $1. It’s a small donation with a big impact. Once again, Rita’s Water Ice is selling paper lemons for $1 to raise money for pediatric cancer research through their support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). Over the last seven years, Rita’s helped raise over 3.5 million dollars for … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Socially Conscious

Oz the Great and Powerful DVD

Oz the Great and Powerful DVD

Ah movie night. One of the few times I can get my son to relax with me on the couch! We received the “Oz The Great and Powerful” DVD in the mail and my son was definitely excited to watch it.   The special effects were really amazing and the story was great. I certainly appreciated seeing actors and actresses that I knew taking on roles in a story that I grew up with. My son enjoyed … Read entire article »

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ROCK OF AGES at the Merriam Theatre June 14-16

ROCK OF AGES at the Merriam Theatre June 14-16

Did you love the movie “ROCK OF AGES?” Sing along to all of the 80’s hits?  Get ready, because the musical is coming to the Merriam Theatre as part of the Kimmel Centers’ Broadway Series from June 14-16.  For show times and ticket information, please visit the Kimmel Center website. Show Synopsis: In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA’s most famous rock club, they fell in … Read entire article »

Filed under: entertainment

Despicable Me 2 *GIVEAWAY*

Despicable Me 2 *GIVEAWAY*

I don’t know about you, but ever since “Despicable Me” came out, I was really hoping they would do a sequel (just for some more Minion action alone!). Well, Gru and his army of Minions are back in “Despicable Me 2” coming to theatres nationwide on July 3! My Minion prayers have been answered (seriously, are they not the cutest, funniest little guys?!) I am doing a GIVEAWAY CONTEST for 5 family 4 packs of tickets … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests