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Almost Naked Animals Volume I DVD Review

Almost Naked Animals Volume I DVD Review

I had never heard about Cartoon Network’s quirky, animated series, Almost Naked Animals, until I received an inquiry asking if I’d like to review the first season, which will be available on DVD starting September 25, 2012. Almost Naked Animals features an ensemble cast of underwear-clad animals, based on the quirky designs of Noah Z. Jones. The pack is led by Howie, the good-spirited but hospitality-challenged doggy manager of Banana Cabana, a beach-front hotel. Since I’m a fan of many … Read entire article »

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Ahoy…It’s a Pirate Christmas on Disney Junior

Ahoy…It’s a Pirate Christmas on Disney Junior

Little girls adore the Disney Princesses, and I was no exception. I have so many fond memories of watching Disney movies with my mom. In fact, when I found out I was having a boy, I actually remembering thinking that it was a shame I wouldn’t be able to share my love of Disney with him. Now I’m a mom to two boys, and I’ve discovered that Disney has just as much to offer boys … Read entire article »

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Despicable Me Prize Pack Giveaway

Despicable Me Prize Pack Giveaway

If you missed Despicable Me in the theaters, it’s coming out soon on DVD. To celebrate the DVD launch, we have a Despicable Me Prize Pack to give away. The prize pack includes a Despicable Me Nintendo DS game, two Little Brown & Namco Despicable Me books, and a cute minion cap. Despicable Me is an animated comedy starring Steve Carell from The Office which parents as well as kids will enjoy. Carell voices the character … Read entire article »

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Healthy Eating On-The-Go Contest

Healthy Eating On-The-Go Contest

When life gets hectic, my food choices get increasingly unhealthy. When I have time to plan ahead, I pack baby carrots, apple slices and other healthy snacks to eat in the car or in between errands.  But frequently I find myself grabbing convenience food or heading to the drive-thru. At the BlogHer conference in Chicago, food companies and restaurants had nutritionists on hand to give suggestions, tips and coupons about healthy eating. The most popular tip: If you … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, DVD, Exercise, Food, Health

Smurfy Good Giveaway!

Smurfy Good Giveaway!

I’m not ashamed to admit that I love the Smurfs. Watching old Smurf cartoons on DVD brings back happy childhood memories and never fails to put me in a good mood. I’ll confess that I’ve sung the Smurf Theme Song to my infant son on more than one occasion, and I’m looking forward to sharing the Smurfs with him when he’s older.  The Smurfs – Season One, Vol. One was released last year, and The Smurfs: Season One, Vol. … Read entire article »

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Bunnytown: Hello Bunnies! Contest

Bunnytown: Hello Bunnies! Contest

Hop…Hop…Hop…Get ready to do the Bunny Dance! Playhouse Disney’s hit series Bunnytown will be available on DVD starting March 17th. I got a chance to preview Bunnytown: Hello Bunnies last week. The catchy tunes and colorful bunnies had me and my three-year old product tester hopping, dancing and singing along.   Silly skits teach subtle lessons about sharing and teamwork. Bunnytown: Hello Bunnies isn’t educational fare on the level of Signing Time on PBS or something similarly brainy.  But it’s sweet, funny and family-friendly. I view Bunnytown as the … Read entire article »

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Win the New Wow Wow Wubbzy DVD

Win the New Wow Wow Wubbzy DVD

We’re giving away two copies of the new Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! A Tale of TailsDVD. If you don’t have a pre-schooler, you might not have heard of Wubbzy from the hit Nick Jr. TV Show “Wow! Wow! Wubzzy!.” On the other hand, I can’t get his theme song out of my head: Wubbzy lives in a tree. He likes to play! Play! Play! He’s got a bendy tail and he likes it that way! Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Wubbzy! Wubbzy! Wow! … Read entire article »

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