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High Strung In Theaters April 8th, It’s A Must See!

High Strung In Theaters April 8th, It’s A Must See!

High Strung is a unique, current and upbeat twist on a classic dance movie. Although we have seen many dance movies, and loved them, High Strung brings something unique to the table that we have yet to see on the big screen – an epic dance battle that merges with a magnificently played violin that will no doubt provoke your need to get up and move to the beat. My husband, who is a classical violinist, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Movies

Dove Channel Review and Roku Giveaway

I am sharing this post as part of a collaboration with Bloggin’ Mamas and Dove Channel. I received an annual Dove Channel subscription and a Roku in exchange for my participation. All opinions expressed are my own.   DOVE Channel I was delighted to have the opportunity to preview the Dove Channel with my family. My boys are 7 and 4, and I am always looking for family-friendly entertainment options. Family viewing just got a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Electronics, entertainment, Featured, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children

Discover The Forest on National Public Lands Day

Discover The Forest on National Public Lands Day

Did you know? Children who play outside are more creative, have lower stress levels and more active imaginations. They also become fitter and leaner, develop stronger immune systems, and have greater respect for themselves and others as well as the environment. It is easy to get caught up in the everyday hustle and bustle of crazy schedules, work, school, and technology. But it is so important to take hold of those small moments and enjoy what … Read entire article »

Filed under: Travel

Welcome to Wishenpoof

Welcome to Wishenpoof

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post via KidzVuz. All thoughts and opinions are my own.) Wishenpoof, the newest Amazon Original Kids Series, will be available for Amazon Prime members beginning on August 14th,  One of the perks of being a blogger is the chance to preview new TV shows, and my boys (ages 4 and 7) binge-watched the entire 13 episode run of Wishenproof during a recent vacation. Created by Angela C. Santomero (Blue’s Clues, Creative Galaxy, Daniel Tiger’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: DVD, Educational, entertainment, Featured, Free, Free Trial, Kindergartners, News, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, Pro-Social Skills, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Television, Toddlers, Video

Flashdance the Musical at the Academy of Music!

Flashdance the Musical at the Academy of Music!

Where are my 80’s girls at? Put your hands up if you remember the 80’s classic film “Flashdance”! This awesome 80’s movie has been brought to life with unforgettable music and electrifying dance numbers in Flashdance the Musical and opens TODAY at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia! Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Flashdance The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night … Read entire article »

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RedBox & Phase 4 Films Summer Family Fun

RedBox & Phase 4 Films Summer Family Fun

This summer, Redbox is kicking off its “Summer Family Fun” program. In addition to releasing eight new family-friendly films for rental from Phase 4 Films (I Heart Shakey, Rockstars, Space Dogs, Smitty, Kiara, My Friend Bernard, Freddy Frogface and Donkey X), RedBox is hosting a series of exciting sweepstakes inspired by these fun movies for you to enter! The amazing prizes described on “Redbox Summer Family Fun” include: Round-trip tickets for 4 to Toronto for the chance … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, DVD, entertainment, Featured, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Uncategorized

Disney’s John Carter 3D Blu-Ray Review

Disney’s John Carter 3D Blu-Ray Review

Disney recently sent me a copy of their John Carter Blu-Ray, in 3D. As I hadn’t seen the movie in theatres, I was excited to watch it at home and see what kind of movie magic can happen with a $250 million+ budget! Disney took on the very daunting task of adapting sci-fi icon Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 1917 novel, A Princess of Mars. There’s no way around it, this plot-line is very complicated. My 4 year old enjoyed … Read entire article »

Filed under: DVD, entertainment, Featured, Movies, Uncategorized

Friends With Kids Twitter Party

Friends With Kids Twitter Party

Join us for a Friends With Kids Twitter Party on Thursday, March 8th at 9pm Eastern for a fun discussion about parenting, love and relationships as well as a chance to win Fandango gift cards and prizes. Hashtag #friendswithkids Friends With Kids is a daring and poignant ensemble comedy about a close-knit circle of friends at that moment in life when children arrive and everything changes. The last two singles in the group observe the effect that kids have … 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 »

Filed under: Counting, DVD, Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Movies, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Television, Uncategorized

Acoustic Research ARS35i Rotating iPad Docking System Review

Acoustic Research ARS35i Rotating iPad Docking System Review

If you’ve ever tried to watch Netflix on your iPad you know that the built-in speakers aren’t up to the task. The Acoustic Research ARS35i Rotating Docking System amps up the iPad’s audio output while offering several other clever features. The first time you dock the iPad it will offer to take you to the App Store to download the Acoustic Research Dock Plus app. The app serves as an interface to the docking … Read entire article »

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