Monkey Kingdom movie review #MonkeyKingdom

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Set in the storied jungles of South Asia, “Monkey Kingdom” showcases the adventures of new mom Maya, a clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey who’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. 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 … [Read more...]

When you give to the March for Dimes, you help save lives

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The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. When you walk in March for Babies, you give hope to nearly half a million babies born too soon each year. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the … [Read more...]

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie ticket giveaway #Detroit

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Olympia Entertainment and Etico Productions once again present the children’s favorite, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, a family production that explores the tasty chain reaction set in motion when a little boy offers a cookie to a visiting mouse. This heartwarming stage adaptation, produced by Performance Network Theatre, returns for another delicious run at the City Theatre on Saturday, June … [Read more...]

Enter to Win – True Meaning of Smekday, the book that inspired HOME, & Smek for President #Smekday #Home

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The book that inspired HOME, now a major motion picture! ABOUT TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY It all starts with a school essay. When twelve-year-old Gratuity (“Tip”) Tucci is assigned to write five pages on “The True Meaning of Smekday” for the National Time Capsule contest, she’s not sure where to begin. When her mom started telling everyone about the messages aliens were sending through a … [Read more...]

Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Digital Family Movie Night Giveaway #VPMovieNight

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Our recent Family Movie Night included dinner, arts & crafts and a digital copy of Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb. It was actually the second time that we've watched this movie. Only this time we had a house full of kids. It was so much fun. We all really enjoyed Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. It's one we're happy to have added to our collection. Filled with fun … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven thins Ive done over the past seven days. 01. Watched several more Marvel movies to prepare for the LA Avengers: Age of Ultron press junket. 02. Had a bad dream that kept me awake for hours. 03. Bragged about our teenage daughter's grades. 04. Was up past midnight working two nights of the week. 05. Took our granddaughter and nieces to see Dreamwork's HOME. 06. Added another … [Read more...]

Easter shopping @ Twelve Oaks Mall & A $100 Gift Card Giveaway #MyTwelveOaks

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I recently took my daughter to Twelve Oaks Mall to do our Easter shopping, and to visit their adorable Bunnyville. We had a great time! It was nice to create some fun mother/daughter memories, and be able to cross off my entire shopping list at the same time, while visiting only one location. We came home with everything we need to make this Easter, a fun and memorable holiday for the entire … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Blew a tire on the freeway on my way home from work. 02. Had no choice but to hit a front end after it blew off of a car in front of me, again, on the freeway. 03. Started considering a new route home that does not involve the freeway. 04. Received my travel itinerary, hotel confirmation and e-tickets to LA next month. 05. Started … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Our Night at the Museum Family Movie Night #Night3MovieNight

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We recently celebrated the release of Night at the Museum:Secret of the Tomb onto Blur-ray with a fun Night at the Museum movie marathon. We watched the previous two first, Night at the Museum, and Night at the Museum:Battle of the Smithsonian, then took at break for dinner (Pizza Hut Pizza) and a few fun Night at the Museum activity sheets. It was a great way to spend an afternoon and … [Read more...]

Michigan made film, A GIRL LIKE HER opens in select theaters 3/27 #AGirlLikeHerMovie

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Written and Directed by, Michigan Native: Amy S. Weber Sophomore year has been a nightmare for Jessica Burns. Relentlessly harassed by her former friend Avery Keller, Jessica doesn't know what she did to deserve the abuse from one of South Brookdale High's most popular and beautiful students. But when a shocking event changes both of their lives, a documentary film crew, a hidden digital … [Read more...]

Enter to Win a DreamWorks HOME Prize Pack #DreamWorksHOME

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I recently shared the official DreamWorks HOME trailer and movie info with my readers. Today I have a fun prize pack giveaway that includes a $25 Visa gift card to go see the movie. The movie looks and sounds adorable! When Oh, a lovable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl … [Read more...]

Stay hydrated with DripDrop #drinkdripdrop @SheSpeaksUp #spon #review

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The importance of staying hydrated is nothing new in our family. Our teenage daughter struggles with Vasovagal syncope, and a major side effect of this condition is that her body has trouble absorbing sodium. Which she corrects on a daily basis with a larger in-take of salt, and by drinking a LOT of water, with electrolytes. This also makes it much easier for her to become dehydrated than most … [Read more...]

Two exciting March premieres on Nat Geo WILD and Enter to win a $25 PETCO GC & Garden Tool Set

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You can always count on Nat Geo WILD for great family entertainment. Next week Nat Geo WILD brings two exciting premieres that you wont want to miss. Aloha Vet Premieres Saturday, March 21, 9 PM ET/PT Island hop with one of Hawaii’s best-known veterinarians, Dr. Scott Sims, as he treats animals on the go. Unlike most vets, Dr. Sims sees both wild and domestic animals, large and small, and … [Read more...]

Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb free activity sheets & Blu-ray Giveaway #NATM3Insiders

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If it’s laughter you’re after, get ready for the most hilarious night ever! Ben Stiller leads an all-star comedy cast, including Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Rebel Wilson and Ricky Gervais, for one final, fun-filled Night at the Museum. This time, Larry Daley (Stiller) and his heroic friends embark on their greatest adventure yet as they travel to London in order to save the magic that brings the … [Read more...]

Chuggington Live free coloring sheet & family 4-pack ticket giveaway #Detroit

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CHUGGINGTON LIVE! The Great Rescue Adventure is making it's way to the Fox Theatre (Detroit) on April 12th 2015. The North American premiere tour of CHUGGINGTON LIVE! The Great Rescue Adventure, produced by Life Like Touring and Ludorum, rolls into the Fox Theatre on Sunday, April 12 with performances at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; locally presented by AT&T. The live-action, musical children’s … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1. Tried a new recipe (slow cooker beef stew) and loved it. 2. Praised our teenage daughter for having all A's. 3. Watched two new pilot series (Secrets & Lies, Battle Creek), and liked them both. 4. Played three games of Monopoly Jr. with my granddaughter. 5. Started reading a new book (Wild). 6. Had a sinus headache for three days. 7. … [Read more...]

Trailer Park Tuesday, #DreamWorksHOME

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When Oh, a lovable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human, and together they discover the true meaning of the … [Read more...]

Baby it’s cold outside! Bundle up with HOT deals from Xfinity #XfinityReviewer

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With this winter bringing record low temps, there has never been a better time to consider upgrading your home entertainment and making the switch to the Xfinity X1 operating system. The X1 Platform is like nothing you've experienced before. We recently upgraded to Xfinity X1, and with blazing fast internet, and what feels like an endless amount of movies and television to watch we don't … [Read more...]

Nerd Block, subscription box review

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Nerd Block is a monthly mystery subscription box for ‘geeks’ and ‘nerds’. Each subscriber receives a box filled with toys, collectables, and a custom t-shirt every month. Cost is $13.99-$19.99 a month depending on Block preference. How it works is to visit Nerdblock.com, set up a subscription and then chose a block theme that best suits your personality and interests. There is even a … [Read more...]