Be Wary and On Guard When Boarding Your Pets

Kobe Safe At Home

*This story was submitted by one of our teen guest contributors NL to let other families know about their experience with at the PetSmart South Las Vegas Nevada. We think it serves as an important reminder to always be vigilant when boarding your 4 legged family members* A few days ago we got a call from my Grandma who lives in Albuquerque. She said my Great Grandma who also lives in Albuquerque had cancer and wasn’t going to make it much longer. Right {Read More}

Dumbo 70th Anniversary Edition


If you haven’t had a chance to see the newly-released, 70th Anniversary Edition of the Disney classic, Dumbo, be sure to pick it up as soon as you can for a movie experience you can enjoy with your friends and family. Whether you’re four, fourteen or forty-five, Dumbo will charm you. Dumbo is the inspirational tale of a courageous baby elephant who discovers what makes him different also makes him special – his ears. Eventually, they even bring him fame {Read More}


Hey Arnold

We love Hey Arnold here in our house! All 20 Original Episodes Debuted on DVD August 19, 2011 from Shout! Factory “Hey Arnold!, one of the most beloved animated Nickelodeon series from the 1990s, arrives in stores nationwide for the first time on August 9, 2011, from Shout! Factory. Featuring all 20 hilarious episodes, Hey Arnold!: Season One follows the adventures of Arnold, the original football-headed boy’s life in the big city alongside his Grandpa, Grandma, Abner the pig and {Read More}

We’re Liking dENiZEN™ Jeans

Denizen Jeans

While you may have been headed Back to School in shorts and summer styles, it’s time to start thinking about some cooler weather style choices. These jeans were a hit in our house with both the kids and adults-they look cool, fit well, and because they are available exclusively at Target, the price is just right for the grownups! Our teen boys thought they were comfy and liked they way they looked. dENiZEN™ jeans are available in numerous custom washes {Read More}



With the Blu-ray and DVD for Disney’s fun and original film Prom coming out soon, we took some time to meet the girls in the movie! These characters all have their own unique sense of style, as the movie’s costume designer Shoshana Ruben explains… MEET NOVA PRESCOTT, PLAYED BY AIMEE TEEGARDEN… Shoshana Ruben says: “Nova is an all-American girl and she’s our top student in the movie, so we wanted her to look sweet and innocent. She wears a lot {Read More}

Back to School With Crocs!

Hover Sneak High Top for Boys

*Thank you to Crocs for sponsoring this blog post. Please click here to learn more about Crocs’ new Back to School line. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own. Here in Denver, people live in their Crocs. So we were excited to get the chance to tell you about their new Back To School kids shoe line! The best news is that the new line of shoes is school-approved {Read More}

The Fox and the Hound and the Fox and the Hound 2


I was a tween myself when the original The Fox and the Hound was released in 1981. It was Disney’s 24th animated film, and a new era for Disney as an all new generation of animators had taken the helm, marked by the release of The Fox and the Hound. This same team would lead Disney’s renaissance in the 80’s with favorites such as, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. The original Fox and the Hound has been {Read More}

Mars Needs Moms: Extraterrestrial Terminology


Squee is super excited about this one. Learn how to speak with the aliens and get up to speed for yesterdays release of Mars Needs Moms.  Take out the trash, eat your broccoli — who needs moms anyway? Nine-year-old Milo (Seth Green) finds out how much he needs his mom (Joan Cusack) when she’s nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young. In a race against time and oxygen, his quest to save her knows no {Read More}

How Do We Improve Science Education in the US?

science in the rockies logo

Steve Spangler asks: “What happens when you put 150 teachers from 23 states and three countries in the same room for three days with a team of instructors who are over-the-top excited about teaching science?” Well, I think I am about to find out the answer to that! Tomorrow kicks off an amazing conference, Science in the Rockies,  for me. As a former 4th grade science teacher I am completely geeked out about the chance to attend this amazing event. {Read More}

Cube Dog App Review


Thank you to Cube Dog for sponsoring this review. For more information about Cube Dog please visit the Facebook page or download it on iTunes. With summer here you may be looking for some fun things to do while you are traveling or just hanging out. If you have an iPhone, the Cube Dog app may be just the ticket. We tested this fun, free app for kids and really enjoyed it. Its a virtual pet on your iPhone that {Read More}