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Creative Ways To Make Kids Eat Their Vegetables This Thanksgiving

  No parent likes to fight on Thanksgiving. Yet this year, millions of adults will venture into epic battles with their toddlers over eating their vegetables. The good news is you don’t have to. Unless your child is in the one percent, the vast majority of children hate eating vegetables. Somewhere deep in history, children started perceiving … [More...]

Make holiday travels more fun (and educational) with Wonster Words

  Are you traveling for the holidays? If you are traveling with children you'll no doubt be thinking of ways to keep them entertained the entire trip. If there is one thing that could make your travels more stressful, it's bored children ("Are we there YET?"). As a parent, I can relate to traveling with young children. I still remember our … [More...]

Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download

  Now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download is the sequel to the funny animated film, Nut Job. The sequel is entitled Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature. Nut Job 2 brings back all the characters from the first film - Surly, Andie, Precious, Jimmy, Mole and more. The film also introduces some new characters such as Frankie and Mr. … [More...]

Go on a unique adventure with Starpath Dolls

  It's the holiday season. If you have a child or grandchild there is no doubt that you have probably been given their Christmas (or Hanukkah) wish list. Chances are it's several pages long. LOL! When I was a young girl we had the Sear Christmas Wish Book. Does anyone remember that catalog? I would spend HOURS pouring over every page, … [More...]

How Education Insurance Can Secure Your Kid’s Future: Here are the 5 Solid Ways

*This is a guest post. The opinions expressed are that of the author's and do not necessarily reflect my own. As the college fees are increasing, it is becoming tougher and tougher to maintain these expenses for the child by the parents. But if you become a little technical, then securing your kid’s future will not be a big problem. And today, I am … [More...]

Current Giveaways

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries “A Bramble House Christmas” Premiering this Sunday, Nov 19th at 9pm/8c! #MostWonderful

  It's the most wonderful time of the year. The time where there is an abundance of holiday shows, movies and other programming to really get you into the holiday spirit. My family and I always make sure to watch the "classics" during the holiday season (A Christmas Story, Elf, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Jingle All the Way, Miracle … [More...]

October is Adopt a Shelter Pet Month (giveaway ends 10/31/17)

  I cannot imagine a life without pets. My earliest memories included pets (our dog Dutchess). Over the course of my lifetime we've had dogs, cats, a horse, hamster, birds, fish and Hermit Crabs. Almost all of our pets have been adopted. The only "purchased" pets were the horse, my sister's dog (he was a purebred), and the other little … [More...]

The Snowman – in theaters October 19, 2017 (exclusive giveaway ends 10/23/17)

  I have to admit, I am a fan of watching movie trailers. Not necessarily when I am sitting in a movie theater waiting to watch a film (those trailers go on forever!), but I will watch them online when I'm at home. It's a great way to get a "heads up" about new movies on the horizon. A few months ago I saw a trailer for the film The Snowman. … [More...]

Reviews

Bring out your inner “Rock Star” with Yamaha

  Do you play an instrument? Have you ever played an instrument? When I was in elementary school we were given the opportunity to play an instrument. We have many options to choose from. For me there was only one choice - the drums! I wanted to learn how to play the drums. I begged my parents to let me take up drums. Sadly, they didn't share … [More...]

Movie Review: Train to Busan – an actual GREAT horror movie

  If you read my blog on a regular basis you know that I enjoy horror movies. I am a big fan of the genre. I was into zombies long before most people jumped on the zombie "bandwagon," thanks to shows like The Walking Dead. I've found zombie movies entertaining since the original Dawn of the Dead (1978). As a child I enjoyed Dracula and other … [More...]

Writing a Good Book Review: Tips and Tricks

  Book reviews, when well-written, offer a critical perspective applicable to the assigned text. These reviews will make an argument either for, or against, the topic at hand. They will provide readers with reasons to agree with, or dispute, the author’s position. Most importantly though, a book review is not simply a summary, but a commentary on … [More...]

Entertainment

Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download

  Now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download is the sequel to the funny animated film, Nut Job. The sequel is entitled Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature. Nut Job 2 brings back all the characters from the first film - Surly, Andie, Precious, Jimmy, Mole and more. The film also introduces some new characters such as Frankie and Mr. … [More...]

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries “A Bramble House Christmas” Premiering this Sunday, Nov 19th at 9pm/8c! #MostWonderful

  It's the most wonderful time of the year. The time where there is an abundance of holiday shows, movies and other programming to really get you into the holiday spirit. My family and I always make sure to watch the "classics" during the holiday season (A Christmas Story, Elf, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Jingle All the Way, Miracle … [More...]

Albert: A Small Tree with a Big Dream – Now available on DVD

  My family and I LOVE watching holiday specials during the Christmas season. Cartoons, movies, live action... it doesn't matter - we love it all. There are several holiday movies/specials that we watch year after year. It's become a tradition to watch these programs/movies and we make certain to watch them all, at least once (often numerous … [More...]

My Ramblings

December 9th is National Believe Day – Do YOU believe?

  Did you know that December 9th is National Believe Day? It's part of a campaign called the #SantaProject. Children and adults from around the country are declaring that they believe in Santa Claus. The mission of the campaign is to keep the story of Santa alive in our modern age by filling the internet with the magic of belief. I love this … [More...]

It truly is a small world after all… (giveaway ends 3/31/16)

  I am a very sentimental person. I have A LOT of wonderful memories from my youth. I have things around my home and in storage that have a lot of great memories attached to them. All I need to do it look at an object and all those wonderful memories come pouring back into my mind. Take for example the poreclin dog I have sitting on my … [More...]

The Little Red Wagon…

Think back to when you were a little child. Was there a toy that was very special to you? For me it was my Fisher Price Little People (back when they were made out of wood) and my stuffed animals. In fact I still have the first two stuffed animals I was ever given - Pal and Bridget. Pal is in bad condition. In fact, he doesn't even have a piece of hair left … [More...]