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Parenting Video Games: 5 Easy Ways to Research Video Game Content

By Debbie Gisle

Did you know that a 2014 study showed the average 13 year old spent 6.3 hours per week playing video games? Imagine if that 6.3 hours per week was with a person.  You better believe that anyone getting that much face time with my child would have a background check ran, an interrogation conduct... Read More

Michael Bublé’s Son Cancer Free!

By Kalli Verbecky

I posted previously last year about Michael Bublé's 3 year old son Noah's cancer diagnosis and how the entertainer and his wife Luisana were taking time off from their careers to focus on his treatment and care. You know, as most good parents would  Happily, Noah has now been de... Read More

Book Recommendations: Best Wordless Picture Books

By Anna Shirley

I've compiled a list of some of the best wordless picture books for you and family. I personally love wordless picture books because they are visually stunning, use creative story-telling and are engaging to all ages of children. Even pre-readers can "read" these books to you which encourages t... Read More

Disney Dole Whip + Cotton Candy = True Love

By Melanie Donahoo

I'm a Disneyland late bloomer. I was 28 when I went for the first time. Not to worry, I quickly drowned my repressed childhood sorrows in a giant turkey leg. (Which are apparently EMU LEGS?!?! Thanks for ruining it, Zachary Levi.) Disney food is talked about nearly as much as anything else at the pa... Read More

Buster Moon Pie Muddy Buddies

By Erin Oltmanns

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Friday is movie night at our house. And it’s becoming a production. It starts with takeout—we rotate who gets to pick (because mediating the inevitable disagreement between two kiddos does not make for a happy Mama) and th... Read More

Watch “This Is Us” Kids Recite Their Grown Up Lines

By Rachael Herrscher

Seriously. We can't get enough of this show. Or thes adorable kids.  It's the Tuesday after Daylight Savings, and we're all still feeling a little tired and a little annoyed about losing that hour of sleep. There's still three more days until the weekend, and, worst of all, tonight marks ... Read More

Research Says Your Unusual Baby Name Might Have Some Negative Effects…

By Kalli Verbecky

Baby naming practices will never not be interesting (*COUGH* sometimes horrifying) to me. I mean, legitimate researchers actually routinely study what people name their children because, you know, anthropology and stuff. Unusual baby names, let's discuss.  Parents who give their kid... Read More

Get SING in Digital HD for Family Movie Night

By Melanie Donahoo

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment I've got great news for your "Friday night what to watch that the whole family will agree on without someone ending up in tears because they don't like that movie and they never get to pick" dilemma—SING in Digital HD is ava... Read More

The Avengers Set To The Full House Theme Song Is All You Need Today

By Rachael Herrscher

Need something to warm your heart? It's THIS!  It's SO good! You're welcome. Admit it. Deep in your heart, you are a Full House fan. I thought I hated it, and then Fuller House hit Netflix and my head said "just watch it and make fun of it" but my heart said "I miss you Full House". &nb... Read More

Meet the New Han Solo

By Erin Oltmanns

Surely you've heard that a Star Wars movie devoted to exploring the origins of your very favorite scoundrel, Han Solo, is in the works!  This new film in the Star Wars cinematic universe will chronicle the adventure-filled past of the iconic pilot and everyone’s favorite Wookiee... Read More