PBS Kids has been a trusted source of quality entertainment for decades, so I was excited when they asked me if I would like to review some of their latest releases! I was sent Wild Kratts: Super Sprinters and Caillou Helps Out. Here are the synopses:
Wild Kratts: Super Sprinters
Chris and Martin think that cheetahs can travel faster than any other creature or vehicle over the rough African savannah. Aviva takes this as a challenge, as does archenemy Zach Varmitech, and they both compete Read more [...]
"I don't even know who I am anymore!" It's a statement that I've been jokingly saying a lot lately and it really has me thinking. While I still certainly recognize the 'old' me, there are a lot of things that have changed about myself now, some that I wanted to happen and many that I never would have anticipated!
When I was in seventh grade, I read "The Hobbit" and hated it. I had to read it again in grade nine and I still hated it. Read it for the third time in university for a children's Read more [...]
June is a busy month, full of events to celebrate and memories to make! Some kids are already done with school, or will be very soon. There are graduations a every level from nursery school through graduate degrees, Father's Day, the start of summer, family pictures - June covers a lot of beginnings and endings and everything in between! That's a lot of pictures to take and I know that in our family, if I don't get those memories printed and displayed immediately it is just not going to happen. Read more [...]
One of my favourite perks of blogging is being invited to movie screenings. The first time that my oldest daughter saw a preview for Disney•Pixar’s "Inside Out", she asked if we would be able to go and see it early. She got her wish on Wednesday night when our whole family attended the Ottawa screening. In case you need a recap, here's what to expect from "Inside Out":
Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head? Disney•Pixar’s original new film “Inside Read more [...]
I may not remember what I had for breakfast, but I can remember the words to pretty much any top 20 pop song over the last three decades or so. My daughters have definitely inherited my love of music, and when you add in fairies and other magical creatures, Strange Magic was a pretty easy sell!
Strange Magic is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, Read more [...]
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse has been a mainstay in our home for over 5 years now! It was one of the first shows that really caught Ashlyn's attention as a young toddler and Rowan has always known and loved it. They particularly love the Minnie-focused episodes, so we were very happy to receive Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Pet Salon in the mail, which is now available for purchase on DVD!
Featuring over two hours of pet-themed episodes, including the longer feature "Minnie's Pet Salon", Read more [...]
Can you believe it's already June? This past weekend we had my oldest daughter's school fair on Saturday morning and the weather was hot and sunny. The girls got to play games, climb out of a trailer during a demonstration by a local fire department, and of course play at the play ground! I can't believe how strong they both are on the bars now. That afternoon it started pouring rain so I helped them get into their swimsuits to go out and play - until a giant boom of thunder convinced us all to go Read more [...]
Summer is almost here! We have about a month left until summer break starts and I'm trying to come up with a nice balance of activities to keep us busy and having fun without getting stuck in the same sort of routine that we have the rest of the year. My goal is to try and do one 'special' activity each week, with lots of down time, play dates and backyard fun thrown in. I thought about splitting my list into 'free' and 'pay' activities, but it made more sense to me to divide them based on things Read more [...]
Last night, my husband and I had an almost unheard of mid-week date night when we went to the Ottawa screening of Disney's "Tomorrowland". To be honest, even after seeing the trailer and commercials, I still wasn't quite sure what to expect. We left the girls at home with a babysitter, partially because the screening ended way past their bedtimes, and partially because we weren't sure if the movie would be too old for them. I think that we made the right choice; I would highly recommend "Tomorrowland" Read more [...]
If you've seen a Disney movie at the theatre lately, odds are good that you've seen a trailer for "Tomorrowland". Rated PG, it will be released on May 22, but I have a family 4 pack of tickets to the Ottawa advanced screening on Wednesday, May 20 that I am giving away below!
"From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded Read more [...]