New featurette for Disneynature’s BEARS


A new featurette for Disneynature’s BEARS is now available. I know you'll enjoy it. I'm a huge nature lover. I grew up watching a ton of animal shows, our TV was always on National Geographic. My mom has some sort of fascination with watching animals in their natural habitat, guess that's where I get my love of animals from. I'm super stoked for Earth Day. I can enjoy another of Disneynature's amazing films at the theater. In an epic story of breathtaking … [Read more...]

Cox Communications celebrates Black History Month


Cox Communications celebrates Black History Month by highlighting culturally relevant programming available On DEMAND and participating in various celebrations and events across the country. Since I'm in Louisiana I wanted to share a little about a local event happening February 24th at 2pm in Lafayette, Louisiana. Bring the family out for a day of fun and watch the 10th Annual African-American History Parade. This year’s theme is “And Still I Rise.” Be sure to look for the Cox float. The large … [Read more...]

National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: The perfect gift to give this holiday season

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I'm so excited to share an amazing and heart-warning new book that is perfect for gift giving, the National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry is edited by J. Patrick Lewis, the U.S. Children's Poet Laureate. This beautiful book contains 200 poems, both classics and modern selections which celebrate the winged ones who fly through the air, the little ones who crawl through the dirt and all the noisy, … [Read more...]

A day of thanksgiving and praise was proclaimed by our 16th President


The last Thursday of November, a day of Thanksgiving and praise was proclaimed by our 16th President on October 3, 1863. Still haven't gone out to see Lincoln yet? Check out these reviews from fellow blogger friends of mine first. Staci from 7 on a Shoestring Mariah at FormulaMom Stacie from SimplyStacie Danielle from Simmwork Family Blog "Like" LINCOLN on Facebook Follow on Twitter @LincolnMovie Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in … [Read more...]

New free interactive iPad book about Lincoln


With LINCOLN opening in theaters everywhere this Friday, November 16th, you can now go behind-the-scenes of the movie with this new FREE interactive iPad book about Lincoln. Get the exclusive, interactive book “Lincoln: Discover the Story.” See how a crucial time in America's history was recreated and brought to the screen with beautiful photos, art, interviews, music and more! Available for now for FREE download for the iPad: "Like" LINCOLN on … [Read more...]

Top 5 children’s books about spring


With spring just a day away I wanted to compile a list of  the Top 5 children's books about spring list that we are reading. Reading with my daughter helps inspire her mind and while reading these books we come up with all sorts of wonderful spring inspired activities. Recently we ventured out and went on a nice walk. While we were walking we spotted so many beautiful flowers blooming, birds chirping and the gentle breeze perfect for kite flying. These books should definitely be in rotation … [Read more...]

Find It Games Parade of Animals


A wonderful way for families to share time together is to put together a puzzle. It is no surprise that Find It has broadened its game line to horizontal play after years of success with its vertical adventures. The new puzzle series, Pieces of History, targets a significant event familiar to both children and adults. Once the puzzles are put together there is an instant history lesson for children and adults as they read the parchment-like list of hidden items. Jasmine really like her Find It … [Read more...]

Peaceable Kingdom Race to the Treasure board game


I enjoy playing games with my 4-year-old because it's a chance for us to spend quality time together. My daughter is 4 so I've had a hard time finding games she can play. I was recently sent a Peaceable Kingdom Race to the Treasure Board Game to review. Most of their games are intended for children as young as 3. While in constant dialogue with educators, retailers and parents, Peaceable Kingdom forecasts demand for cooperative board games and early childhood developmental skills games for … [Read more...]

Book Review Earn It, Learn It: Teach Your Child the Value of Money, Work, and Time Well Spent

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Title: Earn It, Learn It: Teach Your Child the Value of Money, Work, and Time Well Spent. Author: Alisa T. Weinstein ISBN: 1402242077 Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated Pub. Date: January 2011 About The Author An award-winning copywriter, Alisa Weinstein is the founder of Earn My Keep, LLC, a multimedia initiative that includes the book and Alisa earned her degree in Journalism/Advertising from the University of Maryland. Overview Earn It, Learn It is a book … [Read more...]

Our top 10 reading must haves

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I come from a long line of readers. My mother read to me and my brother when we were young. I always enjoyed our monthly trip to the bookstore where I knew I would be able to walk out of there with at least one new book in my hand. Reading is so important and I've kept the reading tradition alive with my 4-year-old. Jasmine enjoys storytime every night before bed and she most often wants me to read the same 10 books over and over. Our top 10 reading must haves are probably the similar to yours. … [Read more...]