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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

Finding the “missing piece” to the puzzle

  I have a secret. It's not really a secret to family and close friends, but its something that I don't often talk about. My secret is that I no next to nothing about my biological mother. She abandoned me when I was a toddler and I was raised by my paternal grandparents. All I know is what I have been told by family members. According to … [More...]

Welcome 2015! 15 Fun Facts about Me

  I can't believe it's 2015. What happened to 2014? It's like I blinked and BOOM! It was a new year. That's kind of scary if you ask me. I would like to wish all my readers a happy, healthy and successful New Year. May all your hopes and dreams come true in 2015. To kick off the new year I thought I would share 15 fun facts about yours … [More...]

Farewell to Frosty…

  I had a wonderful childhood. My mom and dad made a wonderful life for me. Because of that I have very fond memories of when I was little. FYI... My mom and dad were my paternal grandparents. I was raised by them. Even though they were not biologically my parents I they raised me from when I was a toddler. They always have been - and always … [More...]