Giveaways, Kids July 26, 2016

Enter to #Win a Teach My Kindergartener Kit & Prepare for Back to School | #Giveaway #TeachMy

Teach My Kindergartener is the newest all-in-one learning kit designed for ages 4+. The kit contains unique and coordinated tools to teach spelling, money, telling time and the year. Your kindergartener can master 100 spelling words, counting money, analog and digital time as well as days of the week, months of the year, dates, years, weather and seasons. Each set in the kit is fully coordinated to encourage matching and repetition. The Teach My Kindergartener learning kit is designed to be screen-free, one-on-one learning time. The kit aims to promote school readiness and a head start for kindergarten, in just 20 minutes a day.

Entertainment, Giveaways, Movies July 25, 2016

New on DVD: Gibby + Enter to Win 1 of 3 Copies! | #Gibby #Giveaway

A young girl finds an unlikely and uplifting friendship with an adorable monkey in this charming, light-hearted film. Katie has lost interest in her school, her friends, and gymnastics following the loss of her mother. But her outlook changes in the summer when she is asked to monkeysit Gibby, her science teacher’s Capuchin monkey. Taking care of the monkey challenges Katie and reorders her life in a big way, and Gibby’s happy-go-lucky personality renews Katie’s zest for life. Gibby helps her with gymnastics, renewing friendships (including finding a potential boyfriend) and overcoming her nemesis, a mean girl who is out to beat Katie at everything.

Entertainment, Movies July 25, 2016

Captain America: Civil War Bonus Features Clip | Presented by Chadwick Boseman at #SDCC | #SDCC2016

This weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther from “Captain America: Civil War”) unveiled a sneak peek of a bonus feature clip from the in-home release of “Captain America: Civil War.” This is the first piece of bonus material to ever be revealed from this year’s biggest blockbuster and it is amazing! The clip is from the 60-minute, behind-the-scenes featurette titled “United We Stand, Divided We Fall – The Making of Captain America: Civil War Part 1 & 2.” It showcases how Marvel selected Black Panther and features interviews with all-star cast members who explain what it was like to welcome an all-new character to the MCU family. I am dying to watch the rest of this. As most of you know, I am a HUGE Marvel fan, so this is a big deal for me.

Entertainment, Kids, Television July 24, 2016

It’s Time For School with WordWorld: New DVD 7/26 | #WordWorld #PBSKids

My girls love WordWorld! It is one of our favorite PBS Kids shows. I am a big fan too because my girls have started to learn to spell small words because of it. It teaches them to sound words out and I have noticed improvements during reading time with my 5 year old. My 3 yer can even read small words like dog, duck, and pig (which I think is because of the characters in WordWorld). I love that all of the objects and animals are made up of their letters – a brilliant concept!

Entertainment, Movies July 24, 2016

NEW Trailer & Poster for Marvel’s Doctor Strange | #DoctorStrange #SDCC #SDCC2016

Unfortunately, I was unable to make it to San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, but I have been following along as closely as possible. I will be at New York Comic-Con this October so be sure to come back here for my coverage on that. As most of you know, I am a total Marvel Comics nerd. I love Marvel and what they have been doing with the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) over the last few years. When Doctor Strange was first announced, I admittedly was not as excited as I was for Guardians of the Galaxy (and Inhumans which has since been pushed back indefinitely).

Fun Guides July 23, 2016

Get Ready for Back to School with These Essentials | #BackToSchool

Welcome to the 2016 Back to School Essentials List! Mama Smith’s is bringing you everything that you need for a successful year at school! Back to school can be stressful for parents as well as kids – so I have put together some items that will make getting ready easier and quicker! Each item on this guide was personally tested and/or approved by Mama Smith’s. Please enjoy and remember to keep coming back because new items are added daily!

Home Goods, Tech July 22, 2016

Could a Landline Be Your Lifeline? 3 Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe This Summer | #Ooma

Picture this: It’s the end of July—smack in the middle of summer. Your kids are at home with a caretaker while you toil away at your 9 to 5. Then, disaster strikes. There’s an emergency at home, and your kids have to call 911 for help. Are your children calling from a cell phone or a landline? And does it make any difference? Surprisingly, the answer is yes. According to the latest data, if you don’t have a landline in your home, it could be putting your children in grave danger.

Entertainment, FanGirl Friday, Television July 22, 2016

Adventure Time Card Wars is Coming to #ComicCon with Special Guest #JohnDiMaggio | #SDCC

This Saturday, July 23rd, there will be an ADVENTURE TIME CARD WARS DOUBLES TOURNAMENT with special guest John DiMaggio (voice of Jake the Dog) at San Diego Comic-Con! The latest game from Cryptozoic Entertainment arrives in stores on August 3rd and this will be players’ first chance to experience this new edition of Card Wars! The game you know and love has just doubled down on the fun with two all-new ways to play, and Cartoon Network is bringing the action to the gaming floor of Comic-Con! Grab a partner and battle against another team in the new Card Wars Doubles Tournament tabletop game. It’s a not-to-be-missed event!

Entertainment, FanGirl Friday, Movies July 22, 2016

Aliens, X-Men, Deadpool, & More Hot Exclusives at the Fox Booth at San Diego Comic-Con | #SDCC

Oh how I wish I was going to be at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. One day, I will make it there. This October I will be heading to New York Comic-Con, but it just isn’t the same. If you are going to be there, be sure to stop by the Fox Booth (#4229) for Key Franchises, Fan Favorites, Limited Sets, and Hot Exclusives! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will cater to film fans of all ages and genres with a top-tier and wide-range of Comic-Con exclusives including a unique challenge room at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.