There are at least two times a year where a family movie day is in order – Thanksgiving and Christmas. My family has made a tradition out of heading to the theater together during the holidays and it’s an event we all look forward to every year. Whether you have the same tradition or you would just like to get out and see a good film, on the day before the Thanksgiving (November 23rd) there are 3 Family-Friendly movies premiering which are perfect for kicking off the Holiday ... Continue Reading
Heading to the movies this Thanksgiving? Check out Arthur Christmas, Hugo, or The Muppets.
Keep your kids safe and secure this Halloween.
Halloween night is only a couple days away. This means our children are getting excited and anxious to put on their new costumes and fill up those candy buckets. But, before setting out on your Trick-or-Treat journey, make sure you follow a few simple steps to help ensure the safety of our most important sweets ... our kids! Here are my favorite Trick-or-Treat Tips: 1. Always travel in a group. I prefer to walk with friends, and we ideally have one adult for every two children at a minimum. ... Continue Reading
Follow Brad Pitt from his early days as an actor up through Moneyball and the Oscar buzz surrounding his role.
There’s Oscar buzz surrounding Brad Pitt’s latest movie Moneyball and there’s good reason. It’s that good. The film tells the story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt at putting together a baseball club on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players. It’s inspiring and it tells one great story. Between Brad Pitt and the supporting cast (which includes the likes of Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman), it’s a ... Continue Reading
Go eco-friendly this Halloween using these tips to go green.
Ghosts, skeletons, black cats, oh my! The witching hour is soon at hand and the only thing spookier than the things that bump in the night is the impact our festivities can have on the environment around us and the health of our children. We've already talked about using soy candles, making your own costume, and purchasing earth friendly make-up - but here are even more ways to go green this Halloween. Pumpkins Support your local farm that uses sustainable and organic farming practices. ... Continue Reading
These Halloween-Inspired accessories are perfect for the holiday and all season long.
The month of October is all about fall colors and of course, Halloween. Moms everywhere will be busy shopping for and putting those last minute touches on their kids’ Halloween costumes. But what about the moms’ Halloween outfit? Whether you want to dress-up with Halloween colors all season long or you need just the right accessory for that big party you’ve been looking forward to, here is a great list of Halloween-inspired accessories. When it comes to Halloween night fashion, it’s ... Continue Reading
Celebrate Halloween the frugal way this year with a bit of planning and preparation.
As Halloween merchandise overtakes the stores this month, it can be tempting to overspend on candy, costumes, and decorations. Halloween is a huge money maker for retailers, and it is one of the most decorated holidays, second only to Christmas. With a little bit of planning this year, you can save money by celebrating the frugal way. Frugal Halloween Candy Have you looked at the prices of candy lately? Even on sale, name brand candy will put a hefty dent in your wallet. Name brand candy ... Continue Reading
Celebrate Halloween in a green and environmentally friendly way.
When you think of Halloween what do you think of? Is it the costumes, candy, decorations, or parties? Regardless of how you celebrate Halloween, you can do it in an environmentally friendly way. Here are a few simple steps to help green-up your Halloween festivities. Reusable Bags Instead of opting for the cheaply made PVC containing orange pumpkin candy container at your local grocery store grab a reusable grocery bag. Choose a high quality bag that you will use over and over again, or better ... Continue Reading
Find haunting Halloween recipes for all your favorite spooky treats.
It's almost Halloween and time for Halloween recipes. As I look outside my window, I see the beginning signs of fall, just a pane of glass between us, the leaves wave to me as the wind whirls them back and forth on the branches, as if to say, "Hello". I love the fall season-football games, back to school (and new back to school outfits), chilly nights, and the fall colors-all put me in the autumn mood. When I think of fall, my thoughts wander to the visions of candy corns dancing in my head, ... Continue Reading
Head to a Halloween event at theme parks across the country.
When my older daughters were toddlers, my husband had a convention in Orlando, and families were invited. There was just one snafu. The convention was over Halloween weekend, and my kids wanted to go trick or treating. As is turns out, Disney World had a Halloween event, with just the right amount of candy and costuming. Throughout the year, kids dress up to go to Disney World, and during October, the theme park ratchets up the festivities, with special parades and not-terrifying Halloween ... Continue Reading
Here’s a look at some of the most-anticipated summer films of 2011.
While much of the country has been experiencing a heat wave, summer only officially starts later this month and with it will come some of the best things about the season including cookouts, lemonade and, of course, blockbusters at the box office! There’s a lot happening on the silver screen. Here’s a look at some of the most-anticipated summer films! July 29 Cowboys and Aliens Come on! What could be better than a good old western where, instead of their usual foes, the cowboys take ... Continue Reading