Nat Geo WILD’s annual Big Cat Week #BigCatWeek


Get ready for Nat Geo WILD’s annual Big Cat Week programming event, which kicks off on Friday, November 27. “For five years, Big Cat Week has delighted family audiences around the world, inspiring them to help these magnificent creatures,” said Geoff Daniels, general manager and executive vice president, Nat Geo WILD. “This year we are giving our viewers a special treat: 10 days celebrating the … [Read more...]

My Friend Teddy, interactive bear review & giveaway


My Friend Teddy is the bear that really knows you! Teddy is a cuddly, huggable bear that talks, laughs and is designed equally as a personalized plush toy companion and a development tool for preschoolers. Teddy fosters caring, sharing and learning through his personalization feature. Parents bring Teddy to life by downloading the free app to an iOS or Android smart device and customizing child … [Read more...]

VTech InnoTab MAX , Review & Giveaway


Built to grow with your child for years of learning fun, the educational and powerful 7" tablet contains a dual-core CPU with up to six times the processing power of previous generations! The award-winning InnoTab MAX, available in blue and pink, now includes an educational content bundle containing eight apps, along with one free Toca Boca app, perfectly complementing classroom learning. We … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Enjoyed dinner and a movie with a friend. Helped our granddaughter with homework. Baked a dessert without following a recipe and loved it. Bought an item on eBay. Sold an item on a local Facebook group. Was awake working past midnight three nights in a row. Received a very nice email from a previous giveaway winner. … [Read more...]

Explorer: Warloards of Ivory & Elephant Queen, let’s put an end to pooching #NatGeo

I love being a part of the Bloggers Gone Wild program, for the Nat Geo Channel "WILD". My family has enjoyed watching several entertaining and educational programs, that I'm not sure we have seen otherwise. This Sunday (9/30) WILD and the National Geographic Channel will both focus on elephants. Hoping together we can put an end to pooching. EXPLORER: WARLOARDS OF IVORY Sunday, August 30 … [Read more...]

Challenge Your Savings: A College Savings Plan #360Savings #ad


A new survey from Capital One Bank revealed that while people feel happiness and satisfaction from saving money, they also find it hard to actually save because of financial constraints and deep-rooted spending habits. Judging from my own experience, I have to agree. Even though I feel a lot better and less worrisome with a larger balance in our savings account, it takes a lot of sacrificing and … [Read more...]

We have #SanDisk products to our Back to school shopping list @BestBuy

back to school tech

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Our youngest daughter is about to start her junior year of high school. We couldn't be more proud of her, and how hard she works. The amount of school work and level of education that she is handling is way more than we had while in school. As parents, we try … [Read more...]

Nat Geo WILD’s summer series “Destination Wild”


Nat Geo summer series, Destination Wild is one to watch or DVR. The series kicks off this Sunday, July 12th with "Real Angry Birds". Check out the awesome trailer below. Real Angry Birds Premieres Sunday, July 12, 9/8c “Angry Birds” is an addictive game, but are there real angry birds out there? What happens when they stop being polite and start getting mad? For the aviary set, … [Read more...]

Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom – New Featurette & Free Activities #MonkeyKingdom


Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give … [Read more...]

Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real on Discovery Family Channel


From the origins of time, our world has been fascinated with dragons—ferocious, snake-like beasts with fiery tongues and powerful wings. This mythical monster appears all over the world, from Harry Potter novels and the Chinese New Year, to collegiate mascots and role-play board games. But what if these dragons were more than just legend? Watch dragons come to life in Discovery Family Channel’s … [Read more...]

The Baby Tree by Sophie Blackall, Review & Giveaway


Sooner or later, every child will ask, Where do babies come from? Answering this question has never been this easy or entertaining! Join a curious little boy who asks everyone from his babysitter to the mailman, getting all sorts of funny answers along the way, before his parents gently set him straight. New from award-winning author and illustrator Sophie Blackall comes a beautiful picture … [Read more...]

Walking With Dinosaurs @ The Palace of Auburn Hills Ticket Giveaway #Detroit


Dinosaurs once again roam the earth when the spectacular production, Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, comes to The Palace of Auburn Hills for an eight-show engagement from August 6-10, 2014. Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution with almost cinematic realism. The show has scenes of the … [Read more...]

Bookstock Used Book and Media Sale #BookstockMI


Bookstock’s back at Livonia’s Laurel Park Place, offering incredible deals on used books and media. Bargains abound at Bookstock, metro Detroit’s biggest and best used book and media sale where all proceeds benefit literacy and education projects in metropolitan Detroit. As much as I love movies, I also enjoy reading. It's something I share with my entire family. Sometimes, there is just … [Read more...]

The cost of college tuition

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In the 1940s only 25% of adults had college degrees. Today it has become all but essential to get a four year degree if you want a fair attempt and finding a good job, but not even a degree guarantees you a career. We’ve all heard that college graduates are entering a meager job market, but now they are also graduating with large amounts of student loan debt to pay for as well. Not only has the … [Read more...]

Help! My Teen is Driving!

If you thought teaching your teen to drive was stressful, wait until you have to set him free and let him actually drive. Without you there. On the wide-open roads. With all of the other crazy drivers. Yeah, it’s enough to cause any parent to have a full-on anxiety attack. So what can you do to help ease the worry and make the experience a positive one for both of you? Take a Deep … [Read more...]

Marvel’s THOR: The Dark World New Movie Clip & Ultimate Mentor Adventure #ThorDarkWorldEvent


Check out this new movie clip from Marvel’s THOR: The Dark World! Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, … [Read more...]

Learning is Fun @ PowerMyLearning.Org #Review

PML_blue_shadows4 is a free non-profit website for kids K- 12th. The site provides educational online games that incorporate all the things kids enjoy with learning - such as trains, animals and even fashion. I recently opened a parent account on PowerMyLearning to review with my fourteen year old daughter, and six year old granddaughter. Both are very tech savvy, and spend a good amount of … [Read more...]

My Motor Oil Matters Experience

A while back I shared some tips and information from a new consumer education and industry watchdog program called MOM - Motor Oil Matters. My post included the below suggested checklist. I recently took a copy of the above check list to my local oil change garage. The maniac that was working could not have been more friendly. He answered all of my questions, and for the first time showed … [Read more...]

Wont Back Down Movie Review

Steel Town

I had the pleasure of attending an advanced screening of Won't Back Down. Haven't heard of it? I'm not surprised. I've only seen the trailer once or twice, and the movie opens September 28, 2012. The Story Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis play two determined mothers, one a teacher, who will stop at nothing to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and … [Read more...]

Celebs Heading to Sesame Street


Check out the new promo pics below of this season's celebs visiting Sesame Street. I think Jack Black's pic is my favorite. … [Read more...]

What To Expect The Second Year Book Giveaway


This giveaway is now closed. Heidi Murkoff’s What to Expect has delivered again. Announcing the arrival of a brand-new member of the What to Expect family: What to Expect the Second Year. The essential sequel to What to Expect the First Year, with 9.7 million copies in print, What to Expect the Second Year picks up the action at baby’s first birthday, and takes parents through what can only … [Read more...]

Free Museum Day


September 25, 2010 is Free Museum Day! … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday, Cranbrook Institute of Science


Our visit to Facebook! - … [Read more...]