Showing posts from February, 2013

{Friday Sneak Peak} Disney's Planes

 IN “DISNEY’S PLANES” High-Flying Animated Comedy Adventure Soars into Theaters 
August 9, 2013

My three year old, is beyond excited that "Disney's Planes," is in the same family as "Cars!" He instantly recognized the eyes, and similar features he has come to know and love from "Cars." He asked if he could watch the trailer five times, and asked how soon he could see the movie? August 9th cannot get here soon enough, for my little guy! We will be at the theater on opening day!

Dane Cook has been tapped to voice the lead character Dusty, a plane with high hopes in “Disney’s Planes.” Inspired by the world of “Cars” and directed by Disneytoon Studios veteran and aviation enthusiast Klay Hall (“King of the Hill,” “The Simpsons”), “Disney’s Planes” is an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure about Dusty’s dream of competing as a high-flying air racer—and his decidedly unfortunate fear of heights. The film takes off in theate…

Vlogging Mommies - Do You Love TV?

This week we are wrapping up our series on love! Share with us why you love television! Do you watch reality TV, cartoons, comedies, or drama shows? Are you a Gleek or huge Downton Abbey fan? Why do you tune in every week!?
Join in on the fun, and tell us about your guilty TV pleasure!

Next week we are starting the month of March talking about luck! Do you believe in luck? Ever won something and wondered if you were lucky? Have any reason to think that luck can run out? 

Join us next week and tell us your thoughts on luck!

{Review} Thought Spots

Thought Spots are an award winning collection of inspiring messages, learning concepts, everyday communication, and growth building thoughts that are printed on adhesive-free decals. They stick to most clean, shiny surfaces and are mess-free, removable and reusable; so they really do keep the important stuff in sight...and in mind. For moms, they are a unique tool to add to their existing parenting tool kit for ways to praise and motivate their children, or to work on their own parenting skills. Thought Spots are also a favourite among fitness and yoga gurus, self-improvers and coaches who know that insightful reminders can help people to stay focused and on track. 

What’s your goal or intention?  Select a Thought Pack or Big Thought to support it.
Find a good place to stick your Thought Spot – somewhere it’ll be in sight - like a bathroom mirror or kitchen window.  Gently peel off a Spot and apply it to a clean, shiny surface. 
Because it’s in your sight, you’ll read it.  Take time to r…

Wordless Wednesday - Mini Artist

Since my son has been in Kindergarten, he has come home with some pretty interesting art. This one has been the most detailed, and he said it hung in the hallway of his school for a few weeks. As a parent of a mini artist, what do you do with your child's art? Keep it, take pictures of it, or pitch it when the art pile gets too cluttered?

{Book Review} Night Buddies, Impostors, and One Far-Out Flying Machine

Remember when I reviewed the first book in the Night Buddies series, last year? I am so excited to share with you, that John and your favorite red crocodile are back for another adventure! The guys use many gadgets and quick thinking in round two of the series, which will keep your grade school reader on the edge of their seats with each turn of the page in this delightful children's mystery adventure book! 
Night Buddies revolves around the nighttime adventures of a young boy named John, who is not ready to go to sleep, and a bright red crocodile named Crosley who turns up under John’s bed. As the stories in each book open, this unlikely pair sneaks out of John’s house using Crosley’s I-ain’t-here doodad, which makes them invisible to John’s parents. They embark on their Program, the Night Buddies word for Adventure, and make their way around the Borough chasing down enemies and cleaning up the mishaps at hand.
In Sands Hetherington’s new second book in the Night Buddies series, Ni…

Party in the Pits - Monster Jam Up Close

Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam® Coming to Baltimore
 March 2-3, 2013

AAP Grinder, Captain’s Curse and Crushstation to Make 1st Mariner Arena Debut

Patrons with a ticket to the Saturday, March 2nd 2:00 p.m. or Sunday, March 3rd 2:00 p.m. show, plus a valid Pit Pass, can meet the drivers and see the trucks up close at the Party in the Pits from 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Pit Passes are available for $10 at the 1st Mariner Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster Retail Outlets, online at, or charged by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, the world’s premier monster truck series, will roar into Baltimore, MD. and the 1st Mariner Arena, March 2-3, 2013. This year’s show will feature eight Monster trucks, including four world champions and three making their debut appearance at the 1st Mariner Arena. Advance Auto Parts Grinder®, Captain’s Curse and Crushstation, never before seen at the 1st Mariner Arena, will be joined by Grave Digger®, Spider-Man™, Madusa®,…

The Oscars Loved Disney Films!

Congratulations to Lincoln, Brave, and Paperman! Daniel Day-Lewis was brilliant in his role in Lincoln, and he earned the Oscar! I am so proud or Disney and Disney Pixar, for all of their accomplishments for Brave and Paperman. (I of course must give a nod to my fellow Bloggers, who shared the great news of these films, via social media for months, and all of their hard work paid off! Way to go ladies!)

{Friday Sneak Peak} Paperman

Paperman, Oscar®-nominated for Best Short Film (Animated), will be available to own when Wreck-It Ralph is released on Blu-ray Combo Pack March 5.
Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with the Oscar®-nominated short, "Paperman." Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him. Created by a small, innovative team working at Walt Disney Animation Stud…

Vlogging Mommies - Circle of Love

Today we are continuing our series on love! We talk about the people your Circle of  Love! Lets talk about the people who matter the most! Why do you love all of their quirks and qualities? Who do you surround yourself with, and feel love and support?
Join in on the fun, and tell us about your Circle of Love!

Next week we are wrapping up our series on love! Share with us why you love television! Do you watch reality TV, cartoons, comedies, or drama shows? Are you a Gleek or huge Downton Abbey fan? Could you talk about why you love the shows you watch every day? Share with us why you tune in every week!

Join us next week and share the love!

Uncrustables® Sandwiches: Daytime Thursday #gno Twitter Party

#gno information! • #gno featured by Jen Tilley on February 20th, 2013 | 1 Comment » Is your family unstoppable? Unstoppable families have unforgettable adventures. To help keep active families going, Smucker’s® Uncrustables® crustless pb&j sandwiches have continued to partner with unstoppable mom Kristi Yamaguchi to encourage fans to vote for the best unstoppable family photo at for the chance to win a coupon for a free box of Uncrustables sandwiches.  Fan votes will help select the Grand Prize Winning photo, and who will receive a check for $15,000 dollars to create their own unstoppable family adventure and a year’s supply of Uncrustables sandwiches. Now through March 6, 2013, visit once a week to vote for the best unstoppable family photo and caption. Following the promotion period, 300 winners will be randomly selected to receive a coupon for one free box of Uncrustables sandwiches (4-pack). For complete details and Official Rules, visit www.…

Wordless Wednesday - Wiggly Tooth

Mike has a wiggly tooth... and wants to know how long it will take to fall out?!

Shout®: Tuesday #gno Twitter Party

#gno information!#gno featured

by Jen Tilley  New year, new resolutions! As we settle in to 2013, Shout® is on a mission to encourage families to get a little messy and embrace all life has to offer without the fear of a little stain. It’s time to Reprogram America for Fun! To do that, Shout® has teamed up with Olympic athlete and mom — Jennie Finch and her kids Ace and Diesel — to encourage you and your children to seize the moment, get a little dirty and live life out loud in 2013! Below are Jennie’s tips to help you live life out loud. The following are Jennie’s tips to reprogram your daily routine: Plan Family Time — Set aside at least one day a week to do a special family activity. Some of my favorite activities include sledding, ice skating, hiking, and riding four wheelers. Whatever you do, don’t let the weather stop you! In fact, my kids love puddle hopping. If it’s not raining, we make mud puddles with a hose and a patch of dirt. It’s amazing how much fun it is to jump with t…