Five ways to win at Mother’s Day for under $10

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Looking to wow her on Mother's Day, while staying on a tight budget? Here are five nice gift ideas, each for $10 or under. Homemade dessert I know baking from scratch isn't for everyone, but there are some pretty impressive box mixes on the grocery store shelf these days. Bottle of wine You can dress it up with a towel, a candle and a note saying to enjoy a long warm bath. A new book You … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1.Enjoyed having both granddaughters over for a night. 2.Made a homemade turkey pot pie. 3.Turned 46. Putting me closer to 50, than 40. Yikes! How'd that happen? 4.Took my daughter for her road test. She passed, look out! 5.Went to bed before 7:00pm with a sinus headache. Still hurts. 6.Enjoyed an afternoon movie with my mom and daughter. We saw … [Read more...]

Curious George is now on Hulu! Enter to win a fun prize pack #Hulu #CuriousGeorgeonHulu

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Our favorite monkey is swinging into your home. All 9 seasons of Curious George, as well as the animated film Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey, are now streaming only on Hulu. As with all Kids programming on Hulu, Curious George streams commercial-free. Curious George is an animated series based on the popular books by Margret and H.A. Rey. Aimed at preschool viewers (ages three to five), … [Read more...]

The Harlem Globetrotters @ The Palace of Auburn Hills #Detroit #Giveaway

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The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism, theater, and comedy. Over the years they have played more than 26,000 exhibition games in 122 countries and territories. I can tell you from experience they put on a great show! It's been a few years since I have seen them, but it was fun for the whole family. A real good time. It is no surprise to me that the … [Read more...]

Free Finding Dory Coloring & Activity Sheets #FindingDory #HaveYouSeenHer

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Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? FINDING DORY swims in theatres everywhere on June 17th! My family could not be more excited. We're counting the days until we see our favorite fish … [Read more...]

Trailer Park Tuesday, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children #StayPeculiar

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From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and … [Read more...]

Ice Age: The Great Egg-scapade Premiere & #Giveaway #InsidersEggscapade

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Manny, Sid, and Diego put a prehistoric spin on the world's first Easter egg hunt in the all-new animated special "Ice Age: The Great Egg-scapade" premiering Sunday, March 20th on FOX and available on Digital HD Monday, March 21st. We will be on the road this Easter, so I'm really excited to be adding Ice Age: The Great Egg-scapade to our digital collection. Our family has enjoy all of the … [Read more...]

Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip, Free Coloring Sheets & Movie Giveaway #AlvinInsiders

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Everyone's favorite singing pop stars, The Chipmunks, are back in another hilarious adventure - just in time for Spring Break! Join Alvin, Simon, and Theodore as they race to Miami on a wild road trip that takes them on even wilder detours. Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami…and dump … [Read more...]

Trailer Park Tuesday #TheWildlife

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From the over-exuberant parrot Tuesday to the snack-obsessed tapir Rosie, from the persnickety echidna Epi to the acrobatic pangolin Pango, from the ditzy goat Scrubby to the commonsensical kingfisher Kiki and the always-cool chameleon Carmello, things are larger-than-life on a tropical isle that is pure wild animal paradise. Then Robinson Crusoe, a marooned human, arrives in the midst of a … [Read more...]

Free movie rental at Red Box

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Get a FREE DVD rental when you use text “Push” to 727272! Valid at Redbox.com or by using the mobile app. Not valid at the kiosk. Valid through March 31st. … [Read more...]

Fun & egg-citing personalized gift ideas for Easter

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It's no secret that I am not a fan of in-store shopping. Unlike most of my friends I find no joy in walking around a store, comparing products, and I am a total complainer when it comes to waiting in long lines. I think it's because I have such a busy schedule between work, home and family, that my mind is already onto what I need to do next. Though, I do LOVE to buy nice gifts. Shopping online … [Read more...]

Open Season: Scared Silly, prize pack giveaway #OpenSeason4

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Camping has become one of our favorite family activities. Come summer, we will be camping as often as possible. We already have a couple of weeks marked on our calendar. Rain or shine, it's always an adventure when we're together. Yes, I said rain. When we camp, we bring plenty of rainy day back-ups, like playing cards, board games, and even a laptop to watch movies on. Getting in our … [Read more...]

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast @ The Fox Theatre #Detroit #Giveaway

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Join Belle and the Beast for one of the great musicals of the modern era. Adapted from the classic Disney animation, Beauty and the Beast has now been seen by over 35 million people worldwide since its premiere in 1994. Featuring all of the beloved songs from the original movie, including Be Our Guest and the title track, the show also includes additional numbers from original composer Alan Menken … [Read more...]

A first look @ Disney’s Pete’s Dragon #PetesDragon

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A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. Pete’s Dragon” stars Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World”), Oakes Fegley (“This is Where I Leave You”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Karl Urban (“Star Trek”), Oona Laurence (“Southpaw”) and Oscar® winner Robert … [Read more...]

Tips for Parents to Balance Time for Work and Family

As a working parent, it is always a challenge to balance time with your job and family. Whatever your job is, you will find it difficult to manage your time properly. This is the reason why some children seek more attention and love from their parents. However, there are various ways on how to balance your time. All you need is determination and patience at all times. It could be hard at first, … [Read more...]

The PEANUTS Movie Limited Edition Gift Set Giveaway #PEANUTSInsiders

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DREAM BIG AND LAUGH ALONG WITH CHARLIE BROWN AND THE REST OF THE BELOVED PEANUTS GANG. Fans of all ages will rejoice as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s THE PEANUTS MOVIE is available now on Digital HD, and arrives on and Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ & DVD March 8, 2016. Every underdog has his day in this fun, family film as good ol’ Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the … [Read more...]

Free The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave Valentine’s Day Cards

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Don't miss these adorable free The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave Valentines you can print, and share with your little dinosaur fans. The Land Before Time movies have been a favorite in our house since our girls were little. Seeing them now brings back all kinds of fun family movie night memories. These days, I'm happy to relive the stories, and new adventures with our … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Turned sideways and the tote becomes one of her favorite toys. #granddaughter #toddler #family #fun A photo posted by Jenn (@jenn6790) on Feb 6, 2016 at 8:00am PST Missed my husband while he spent two days in another state. Finally watched the movie Bridge of Spies, and really enjoyed it. Enjoyed dinner with my daughter at a local Polish … [Read more...]

Nine Lives in theaters this Summer, Enter to win a $25 Gift Card to see it! #NineLives

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I am so excited to share images, a teaser trailer, and a reader giveaway in promotion of the upcoming film, NINE LIVES! Starring Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Malina Weissman, Cheryl Hines, Christopher Walken and Robbie Amell, NINE LIVES is the story of a stuffy businessman, Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey), who finds himself trapped inside the body of his family's cat. If any hope exists of returning to … [Read more...]

Kung Fu Panda 3, Movie Clip & Prize Pack Giveaway #KungFuPanda #ad

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Looks who's back! Whoo-hoo! We could not be more excited to see Po, and his Furious Five friends back on the big screen. One of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, KUNG FU PANDA 3. When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Booked a family vacation to Florida. Our first in years. I'm excited. Excited to be working on a blog campaign with a band that's on tour. (details coming soon) Enjoyed watching the Golden Globes. Binged the last season of Nurse Jackie. Not sure how I feel about that ending. Tried Almond milk for the first time. Our teenage daughter loves it, … [Read more...]

Our Kung Fu Panda & Kung Fu Panda 2 viewing party #PandaParty #PandaInsiders Enter to win!

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To celebrate the upcoming release of DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda 3, we got the kids together to relive the awesomeness of our favorite martial-arts loving panda, and enjoyed a fun Kung Fu Panda Panda home viewing party. We had so much fun. Dinner, Kung Fu Panda coloring sheets, fortune cookies, drinks with bamboo straws, and we even decorated cupcakes. The whole family LOVED reliving … [Read more...]

Trailer Park Tuesday, Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass #DisneyAlice

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In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in … [Read more...]