Back to School Shopping – Let’s Not Dress Little Girls like Showgirls or Worse


Today’s guest author is not a mom. I am wondering how all you moms will react to her advice? I remember back-to-school shopping with my mom as clear as any childhood memory.  Like many things from the way back machine, it was a rose-colored PG-rated experience, another thing from America’s kinder, gentle and long-gone past.   My mother and I always shopped at the May Company for my school wardrobe.  Together we’d pick out a couple pair of jeans and {Read More}

10 Tips: Back to School Resolutions for Parents

back to school resolutions for parents

Each new school year is a chance for children to start fresh and establish new routines. The same is true for parents, who play a huge role in a child’s education. As you send your children back to school this year, consider making a few resolutions of your own to make this a successful academic year. Most importantly, share the list with your child to help set expectations for both of you. Education expert Renee Thompson, Kiddie Academy, offers the {Read More}


my little pony equestria box art

My Little Pony Equestria Girls, the full-length feature introducing an exciting dimension to the incredibly popular My Little Pony brand, is coming to Blu-ray and DVD in the US and Canada today! The DVD, which includes outstanding bonus features, is priced at $16.99 SRP and the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combo at $24.97 SRP. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls is now available for pre-order at, and When Twilight Sparkle’s crown is stolen from the Crystal Empire, she pursues the thief, {Read More}

Care Bear Inspired Recipes

Care Bear Inspired Recipes

There isn’t a Care Bear in Care-A-Lot that doesn’t enjoy a tasty sweet treat, in support of the release of Care Bears: A Belly Badge for Wonderheart – The Movie, arriving on DVD 8/6, we wanted to share with you some delicious Care Bear themed recipes. Please enjoy these sweet delights while your favorite Care Bears go on adventures to find Wonderheart’s belly badge power. Care Bear Birthday Ideas From Pinterest   CARE BEAR RECIPES Straw-beary Cookie Delights Ingredients 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour {Read More}

Fall Down Seven: Teen Novel Offers a Reminder of Pearl Harbor History

Fall Down Seven Book Cover

Teen novel set on Oahu during the attack on Pearl Harbor offers a reminder of history and a lesson about overcoming prejudice. Acclaimed author C. E. Edmonson, with two award-winning novels for teens under his belt, has just released his latest novel, Fall Down Seven, in which he explores what happens to thirteen-year-old Emiko Arrington and her family in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor. At first, December 7, 1941, is a perfect Sunday morning. Emiko’s father, Lieutenant Commander Charles Arrington, U.S. Navy, is on {Read More}


Liberty's Kids DVD Box Art

Travel back in time with Benjamin Franklin’s teenage reporters as they confront the real and physical dangers of the American Revolution in the Liberty’s Kids complete DVD series. Trapped in opposite sides of the war – James an American colonist and Sarah a young English reporter are forced to choose between friendship and allegiance to their countries. All while they try to look after mischievous Henri, a French boy whose comical escapades constantly lead to trouble. Journey through history and {Read More}

Disney’s Find Your Voice Contest Has Begun

Disney Find Your Voice Image with Ariel

Disney’s Find Your Voice contest has begun! Don’t worry, you won’t need gadgets and gizmos aplenty, all you need is to Find Your Voice singing your own rendition of one of your favorite songs from The Little Mermaid, including “Kiss the Girl”, “Part of Your World”, and “Under the Sea”. Upload a video of your musical stylings to and join the likes of the Nashville stars and YouTube sensations, the Stella sisters, who posted their version of “Kiss the Girl” and Sarah Close who made a video of her version of “Under the Sea.” {Read More}

NFL Family Fun Runs – Back to Football Run Series

NFL Fun Run Chargers

Family. Fitness. Football. Three words that when put together can equal a fun day with loved ones! This summer the Competitor Group, Inc.and the NFL bring the NFL Back to Football Run Series to a dozen stadiums nationwide. The NFL Back to Football Run Series is a perfect outdoor activity for families to join together for a day of fun with cheerleaders, players, mascots and a chance to finish a run on the 50 yard line of their favorite team’s field! Below is a list of participating teams and {Read More}

More Minions, More Humor Fills Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2 movie review on BeTween Talk

My family and I loved Despicable Me. It had all the makings of a great family movie – super villains, wild gadgets, silly sidekicks and a lot of heart. The transformation of despicable criminal Gru from an angry, lonely, unhappy bad guy to a lovable and warm adoptive dad of three wraps the movie nicely. His child-like sidekicks, the Minions, along with a goofy rival villan gives the movie a lot of humor to go along with the heart. The {Read More}

3 Perfect Films for Pajama Movie Night

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There are few family activities as classic as snuggling up together for a pajama movie night before bed and relaxing.  To help your family truly get into these late night films — and seamlessly slip into bed after them — here are 3 films that are perfect to watch dressed up in pajamas or other easy costumes. Where the Wild Things Are Where the Wild Things Are may have origins as a classic bed time story, but with its film {Read More}