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Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle is the story of Michael “Eddie” Edwards, a young man with a life-long goal of becoming an Olympic athlete. Many kids dream of someday earning Olympic gold but in Eddie’s case, it seemed as if his chances were slim to none. Health issues, financial struggles, and a non-supportive dad all seemed to ensure […]

Kung Fu Panda Marshmallow Pops

I was so excited when I heard that the third installment of Kung Fu Panda was finally being released. We loved the first two movies and are counting down the days until we can see the newest movie. Are you excited as well? To celebrate, my kiddos and I made up some easy panda-inspired marshmallow […]

Disney’s The Finest Hours (Movie Review)

I had never heard the story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard before I saw a preview for Disney’s The Finest Hours. The movie is based on a true story and it is a story you will never forget. It is hard to spoil a movie that is based on […]

Minions Layer Cake

Minions. There is so much fun in that one little word. My family loves the minions so when we heard they were getting their own movie, we were very excited. We watched Illumination Entertainment’s Minions movie in theaters and ever since my daughter has been begging me to buy it. I went out and bought […]

Bridge of Spies

What does it mean to be an American? Is it about making a profit? Multiculturalism or politics? Or is it something bigger? Maybe an ideology or shared purpose? The question of what it means to be an American is quite complicated and we could debate the answer for hours. I was recently reminded of what it really means […]

Pan Necklace Craft

Peter Pan is an old tale that generations have enjoyed. Who doesn’t love this story with pixies, pirates, magic, endless childhood, and flying adventures? With the release of the newest movie telling of the story, Pan, your kiddos will be sure to want a necklace like the one in the movie. I made a some pan necklaces […]

Marvel’s Ant-Man

I did not grow up reading comic books like my husband did, so the first time I ever heard of Ant-Man was when my kiddos started watching a few animated Marvel Avengers series. The name Ant-Man does not exactly strike fear into anyone’s soul and it seemed a little bit silly when I first heard […]

Disney’s Cinderella (2015)

Before there was Elsa and Anna, there was Cinderella. The story is known to all, but still intrigues and delights the masses, especially little girls (and their mothers, too). Disney’s newest Cinderella movie is a live action film that stays true to the story we love, but also updates and expands on it. There is […]

McFarland USA – A Movie You Do Not Want to Miss

When my seven-year-old daughter and I sat down to watch Disney’s McFarland USA I had no idea what I was in for. I had not seen a preview and I gathered from the movie poster that the movie was about running. Since I love both Disney and running, I figured I would probably like the movie. […]

The BoxTrolls: Non-Stop, Stop-Motion Fun

I recently had the privilege of previewing The Boxtrolls, a stop-motion animated adventure based on Alan Snow’s novel Here Be Monsters!  I have not read the book and had no idea what to expect but I knew I was in for something interesting because The BoxTrolls was created by the same people who created Coraline and […]

Six Classic Live Action Disney Movies Your Family Will Love

I am a sucker for the classics, in both literature and on the silver screen. I love the feel of older movies and love sharing them with my children. Sometimes the movies I remember loving as a kid fall flat with my kiddos. However, many of my favorites have made their way into my children’s […]

The Croods Movie Review

From the first time my family saw a preview for the movie The Croods, my kiddos wanted to see it. I, however, was not interested. I am not into the whole caveman dynamic, in fact I find it quite annoying. But when the opportunity to see this movie at an early screening came up, I decided to take the kiddos to […]