It’s blatantly horrifying. Seven-year-old Brittney Baxter was standing in the toy aisle of Wal*mart when she was scooped up by (allegedly) Thomas Woods, who covered her mouth and attempted to take her. While we can wage a debate as to whether she should have been alone in the toy aisle of Wal*mart in the first place, the one thing that can be conceded is her parents prepared her well for such a moment. "They [Brittney’s parents] always tell me to scream, kick, and then get away and go ... Continue Reading
Learn the do’s and don’ts of teaching stranger danger to children.
Enjoy a romantic movie night in this Valentine’s Day.
Going to dinner and a movie on Valentine’s Day night doesn’t always work out for everyone. Maybe you can’t find a sitter or there’s not enough room in your budget, or possibly you just don’t feel like fighting those crowds and waiting for hours to be seated at your favorite restaurant. Some of my favorite dates with my husband include getting the kids in bed, ordering Chinese food and watching a great movie. There are no crowds to fight, no babysitter to pay and we save money. If ... Continue Reading
Tips and tricks for getting your kids cooking in the kitchen.
... or how the movie “Ratatouille” has changed our cooking life. If there is one thing that has drastically changed our cooking life, it would be the movie Ratatouille. It left such an impression on my children's brains, sometimes I have to beg them to get out of the kitchen. “If you go take your bath now, when, you come back, you can do the cooking,” is how it usually goes. Both my children have been actively involved in cooking since they were old enough to stand or sit on ... 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
Many popular stars are returning to Primetime TV. Check out our favorites.
It’s time for the season premieres of your favorite (and new) primetime TV shows. From shows you already know and love (Two and a Half Men), to new ones that have everyone talking (Ringer) it looks like there’s a great lineup of fall TV to keep us all glued to our television sets. This year, there are many popular stars returning to TV. It’s always fun to see someone who’s played a well-loved character return to the small screen after many years. For the Fall 2011 TV lineup, we’ll ... 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