Beat Summer Boredom with These Free and Cheap Activities

The end of another school year is winding to a close, and no mom wants a bunch of bored kids sitting around the house. Whether you want to make the most of the last few "school free" months before your child becomes a Kindergartner like I do or you're looking for fun activities to keep your kids from getting bored this Summer, you probably want to have fun without emptying your wallet. We all want to save money without sacrificing a great time, right? There are some great family oriented free and cheap activities you can do with your kids, and I've compiled some of my favorites for … [Read more...]

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The Good Lie Movie with Reese Witherspoon #Giveaway

The Good Lie Movie with Reese Witherspoon is a film about the Lost Boys, refugees from Sudan. It is both informative and entertaining. Rated PG-13 because of violent scenes from the war in Sudan which cause the Lost Boys to become orphans, this movie has lessons about love, humility, faith and respect for all ages. It also teaches us about completely different cultures and how they can be brought together. The Lost Boys flee from the viciousness of the Northern Militia who kill adults and kidnap children. In this movie, a group, including the three children who are the main characters … [Read more...]

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A TV Show That Makes Me Feel Normal

I finally found a TV show that makes me feel normal. And it’s cancelled. Just my luck. I never thought I’d watch a show about people watching TV, but Bravo’s The People’s Couch had me in hysterics. I’d say the same things they do about the situations on different TV shows they’re watching. Confusing? Yes, but it works (worked). Picture two sisters eating snacks, watching The Biggest Loser and getting all sexy over trainer Dovette Quince. One girl says that she’d gain 40 pounds just to be coached by him. There’s two best friends, a women with her teeny, spoiled dog and her gay guy pal. Think … [Read more...]

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Disney Channels’ Teen Beach Movie: Party Ideas

It’s party time! Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie premiers on July 19th. Invite friends and family for a movie night party. A movie based on the beach makes it easy to set up a get-together that will have kids and adults celebrating. I had the chance to hold a beach movie party with a party pack supplied by the Disney Channel and Child's Play. Here are some party ideas: An Outdoor Movie Night – Best if done near a pool or beach. Inflatable movie screens are not that expensive any more, plus you’ll use them again. Or, you make your own movie screen! Add S’mores, roasted marshmallows and … [Read more...]

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Surprises and Shocks #DeliveryManMovie

Winning a contest, a photobomb, the delivery of a bouquet of flowers and finding money in your pocket – all fun surprises that many of us have encountered. What if the surprise totally changes your life? Like a marriage proposal, a new job offer, the need to move across country? Totally different types of shock, one that put a smile on your face and you may remember. The other, you won’t ever forget. Now consider surprises that make you go, “What”. Like, learning that you’re the father of 533 children. In the movie, Delivery Man, that’s exactly what happens to David Wozniak played by Vince … [Read more...]

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