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Giveaways, Kids, Television January 24, 2017

Why My Girls Love ABC Monsters + A Chance To Win All 5 DVDs! | #NCircle #ABCMonsters #Giveaway

Just over a year ago my daughters were introduced to the show ABC Monsters thanks to my work with NCircle Entertainment. They quickly fell in love with the characters and have had a blast solving letter mysteries ever since. We only had the first DVD for the longest time, which features the letters A, B, C, & D, but now we have all 5 of the DVDs. The girls were super excited to find out that there were many more episodes for them to watch. I am not exaggerating when I say that we watched this DVD over and over and over again – so I was excited to see some fresh stuff too! They now have the collection all the way up to U – and we can’t wait for the next (and last?) one to be released.

Entertainment, Movies January 23, 2017

Stock Up On Tissues: The Light Between Oceans Comes Home 1/24 | #LightBetweenOceans

On Jan. 24, DreamWorks Pictures’ “The Light Between Oceans,” a lush, classical romance, starring two-time Academy Award® nominee Michael Fassbender (Best Actor, Steve Jobs), Oscar® winner Alicia Vikander (Best Supporting Actress, The Danish Girl), and Oscar and Golden Globe® winner Rachel Weisz (Best Supporting Actress, The Constant Gardener), arrives home on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand. The mesmerizingly beautiful film is based on the 2012 best-selling novel by M.L. Stedman, which swept readers away with its transporting story of fate, love, moral dilemmas and the lengths one couple will go to see their hard-fought dreams realized.

Kids, Television January 22, 2017

ODD Squad: The Movie Debutes on DVD 1/24 | #OddSquad #PBSKids

Things are about to get very odd…! PBS Distribution announced recently that they will release “ODD SQUAD: THE MOVIE” on DVD. This is the first-ever movie from the multiple Emmy-winning live-action PBS KIDS series from The Fred Rogers Company. My 5 year old is a huge fan of this show – and my husband and I are too. She has learned so much from it. It is a show that we really enjoy watching all together as a family. Even our 4 year old likes it. This movie has made a great addition to our DVD collection, and I highly recommend it for anyone with younger kids.

Giveaways, Tech January 19, 2017

Keeping Your Home Protected With #Zmodo Torch Pro Even While You Are Away | #Giveaway

Having kids has really changed me. As most of you know, I have two young daughters, and because of this, I want to keep my home as safe as possible. We live in a city, a small city, but it is still a city. We also live near a college. The college kids don’t seem to come down our street too often, but they have done damage to homes in my area before. I love the idea of being able to see who comes to my door, or even who might be lingering outside and in the yard. Thanks to the Zmodo Torch I can, simply by changing my light bulb.

Kids, Television January 18, 2017

Super Why: Puppy Power on DVD Now! | #SuperWhy

My daughters love the PBS Kids show Super Why. It has been one of their favorites since it came out. We have a collection of their DVDs and so they were really excited to see a new one coming out that features Woofster, Whyatt’s puppy! This fun-filled DVD titled Puppy Power includes four puppy-packed adventures. Join Woofster and the Super Readers for exciting adventures where they save other troubled pets, explore a comic book that Whyatt created called “The Missing Princess of Pet City,” and learn to concentrate by overcoming distractions! This collection of stories features tons of new furry friends and will inspire kids to go on reading adventures.

Entertainment, Kids, Television January 16, 2017

A New Musical DVD from WordWorld | #WordWorld #PBSKids

Put on your dancing shoes! PBS Distribution is releasing eight stories from the PBS KIDS Emmy® Award-winning WORDWORLD series on the new DVD “LET’S MAKE MUSIC!” Join the WordFriends as they sing, dance, and learn about letters and words. In this new DVD, kids can watch the WordFriends build words such as PIANO, BELL, HORN, GUITAR, TUBA, and DRUM. “LET’S MAKE MUSIC!” will be available on DVD January 17, 2017. My girls and I received an advance copy and it is amazing! Definitely one of our favorite WordWorld DVDs. We added this to our DVD collection in our mini-van for longer car rides and the girls are thrilled.

Disney Cruise Series, Disney Planning, FanGirl Friday, Travel January 13, 2017

Star Wars Day at Sea Returns to Disney Cruise Line in Early 2018 on Select Disney Fantasy Sailings | #DisneyCruise

In just 42 days (but who is counting, right?) my family and I will be going on a 7 day cruise aboard the Disney Fantasy. I was lucky enough to take my daughters and mother on a 3 day cruise on the Disney Dream last summer. I knew right away it was something we had to do as a family, and for longer the next time. We decided to book this one because it had the Star Wars Day at Sea, and we are HUGE Star Wars fans. Be sure to follow along my social media accounts while we are aboard (Feb 25th to March 4th) and come back here for tips, tricks, and more!

Entertainment, Kids, Television January 13, 2017

Mickey and the Roadster Racers Premiers 1/15: My Interview With The Executive Producers | #MickeyRacersEvent

While at The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco (on Walt Disney’s birthday!) I was lucky enough to see an advance screening of the first two episodes of Mickey and the Roadster Racers. I knew instantly that this was a show my daughters were going to love. There was so much of the classic Mickey in it, with a great mix of newer stuff – like you get in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. This show is going to be an immediate hit – I am already eager to start collecting the toys and watching more episodes with my girls. I am super excited to be able to share it with them when it premiers on January 15th! I also got to chat with Mark Seidenberg and Rob Laduca (the executive producers) about the show after watching it. They are such great guys – and I could tell that they love the Mouse and his pals as much as I do! Our conversation with Mark and Rob was amazing. I felt like they really took us in to their world. They explained to us about how they started doing what they do, how they met, and about how much Mickey Mouse and Disney mean to them.

Entertainment, Giveaways, Kids, Movies January 12, 2017

Guardians of Oz Out on DVD 1/24! Enter to Win Here! | #GuardiansOfOz #Giveaway

Dive into a magical adventure the whole family will enjoy when Guardians of Oz arrives on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand January 24 from Lionsgate. The world of Oz is fantastically recreated with story and character design by Golden Globe®-nominated filmmaker Jorge Gutiérrez (The Book of Life). Starring YouTube sensations @jennxpenn and Mikey Bolts, the classic tale is revamped into delightful animation featuring new characters in an original story. It even earned the Dove Foundation’s seal of approval. My girls and I were thrilled to receive an advance copy.

Entertainment, Gaming, Kids January 11, 2017

Vote for Your Favorite Monopoly Tokens + Monopoly Fun Facts | #MonolopolyVote

Monopoly has always been one of my favorite games to play with my family. I grew up playing it and we now play with our young daughters. My husband and I each team up with one of them and we could play for hours (and have). They love it! My 5 year old really enjoys being the banker – and both girls love selecting the token they want to be. That has always been one of their favorite parts of playing – picking their tokens – and it has always been the same for me too. We have the Token Madness game from Hasbro and it has been great having more tokens to choose from! Although, the Scottie Dog is still a favorite (and can cause arguments) – but now he is in jeopardy. Yesterday, Hasbro announced the Monopoly Token Madness Vote (#MonopolyVote), which leaves the fate of all eight current and classic Monopoly tokens – including the Scottie Dog – in the hands of the fans for the first time.