Spielberg’s Lincoln is One for the History Books


Politics has never been as ugly as it was in our earliest years as a young nation. If there were ever any doubt Steven Spielberg puts it to rest in the telling of the battles fought – on the field and off – in the final four months of Lincoln’s presidency. In these last few months before his assassination in 1865, Lincoln was determined not only to end the Civil War and unite the country, but to end slavery at {Read More}

StokeBox.com is the New Way to Rid Your Closets of All That Stuff!

fridge farm

Sick of Craigslist and EBay? There’s a new and easy way to empty your crowded closets of all that unwanted stuff and get something you need in return. It’s called StokeBox.com, and the creators want you to be as stoked about it as I am! A friend told me about StokeBox, so I decided to give it try to get rid of some of my five-year-old’s toddler toys that have been lying around for way too long. After creating an {Read More}

Win $50 Off Your Total Order at Shutterfly – Just in Time for the Holidays!

Holiday photo card

Are you one of those families who plan your Holiday photo shoot around the card you pick out? If you are, then you’re probably already shopping around for just the right card. Maybe, you’re already looking at all the beautiful photo Christmas cards Shutterfly has to offer this year. I know I am. And having such a hard time choosing too. I think my favorite is the Cheery Monogram card… However, I really like this one too. It fits my {Read More}

La Dee Da Doll Review Times Two!

La Dee Da Doll in box

My five-year-old daughter, Reagan loves fashion dolls. Especially Barbie. She watches all her movies and even picked out a Barbie lunch box for Kindergarten. So, it was with great excitement that I introduced her to a brand new fashion doll, the La Dee Da Doll. But, I was also a bit nervous. You see, Reagan has a tendency go a little “Sunnyside” on her dolls. Reagan couldn’t wait to get “Dee” out of the box. Her outfit is so fun {Read More}

Hotel Transylvania is a Movie Kids Can Really Sink Their Teeth Into

Hotel Transylvania - Mavis and Jonathan

Everybody needs a vacation. Even monsters. And when monsters need to get away, they visit the lavish, 5-stake Hotel Transylvania – free of humans for over 100 years. Because just like in Monsters Inc., monsters are as afraid of us as we are of them. The Hotel was built and is run by Dracula, who has kept his daughter, Mavis, confined there and free from the dangers of the outside world (and humans) for 117 years now.  And he’d like {Read More}

Win Tickets to a Special Advance Screening of Cinderella in Denver!


“A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes.” CINDERELLA is back for a onetime special advance screening on Sat. 9/29 in Denver! Enter to win your family 4 pass by texting SLIPPER and your ZIP CODE to 43549 (Example Text: SLIPPER 80222) (Entry Deadline: Thursday, 9/27). Chris Bird is a designer, WAHM of one and pilot’s wife living in Colorado. She writes about family travel as Standby Traveling Mom on TravelingMom.com as well as her many misadventures and life in {Read More}

6 Ways to Boost Your Daughter’s Confidence for Her First Day of Kindergarten

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I submit that the first day of Kindergarten is more nerve-wracking for parents than their kiddos, but, if your little girl is feeling a bit skittish about school too, here are some ways I helped my own daughter, Reagan prepare for her first day. Tour the school with her. Reagan and I were given a tour at registration time after I requested it. If you’re not offered one, ask. Most importantly, take a look inside the classrooms where she will {Read More}

Huggies MomInspired Grant for Mompreneuers


Huggies recognizes that there is a dynamic and talented community of moms who strive to make life as a parent easier and more enjoyable every day.  Now in its third year, the Huggies® MomInspired™ grant program celebrates the natural creativity of moms, who solve real parenting challenges every day in innovative ways. Grant recipients will receive $15,000 in seed capital as well as business resources to help turn innovative ideas into real-life inventions. Applications for the 2012 Huggies MomInspired grant {Read More}

Monkey Bizness: Save $20 when you book a Monkey Around Party!

Monkey Bizness

Whether it’s a birthday or any special occasion, Monkey Bizness is the perfect place to celebrate. Parties are always private, no sharing the playrooms with other guests, no worries about whether we’ll be crowded; you get the whole playroom to yourself and a private party room to celebrate in after your playtime. Monkey Bizness takes the hassle out of party planning for parents. We provide personalized invitations, balloons (optional for additional fee), party favors (see party information), plates, cups, forks, {Read More}

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – More Than Just a Circus


Rrrrraaaa da dada dada dat dat Circus. Dat dat dada dada dat dat Afro. Afro Circus Polka dot polka dot. Afro Circus. You will be singing that for days after seeing the third installment of the Madagascar movies, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, opening in theaters today. But don’t let that discourage you from seeing this movie. Everyone came out of the screening singing that song and hailing this as the best in the series. I loved the first Madagascar {Read More}