Monday, October 28, 2019

Get ready for #Halloween with the Addams Family! #entertainment #ad



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It's the Addams Family! Gosh, with the new movie in theaters, it sure brings back good, old memories. The quirky yet endearing family that we all grew to love as kids is back! Walk down memory lane this Halloween with The Addams Family and The Addams Family Values two-movie Blu-ray collection. I remember watching these so many years ago. What do you remember about it? Read on for the synopsis, review and ideas for a family-friendly Halloween party.

Friday, September 13, 2019

#HongKong #Michelin Eats: Good Hope Noodle #Review #Foodie



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Welcome and thank you for joining us on our travel Foodie tour of Hong Kong. We visited many affordable family-friendly Michelin-rated restaurants in Hong Kong so that if you ever plan to travel with your kids, you know where to go!
Family friendly Michelin eats in Hong Kong

Sunday, September 8, 2019

#HongKong #Michelin Eats: So Kee #Review #Foodie



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And so we start our journey with our favorite Hong Kong Michelin-rated eats. If you haven't heard yet, we've compiled a fantastic list of affordable, family-friendly Michelin eats for Hong Kong.

Why?
One, because we love to eat.
Two, we now have a child.
Three, I don't believe I should compromise my love of food just because we now have a kid.
Four, we love to travel!
Five, Great food at a great price? I'm definitely in.
Family friendly Michelin eats in Hong Kong

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Baby Animals Soar with #Disney T.O.T.S.: Bringing this baby home #entertainment #ad



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Animals are such a fun adorable addition to anyone's day. We love to watch our toddler and dogs interact since he's such an animal lover. So, it's a no-brainer when we decided that we wanted to take a look at one of Disney's new series - T.O.T.S.: Bringing this baby home.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

How can you not love #Mulan? #entertainment #Disney



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Mulan has always struck a cord with me and I am so excited that it's finally being brought to a live action version by Disney. It was one of those early Disney movies that featured a strong female heroine...not only any heroine, but an Asian heroine. I L-O-V-E that Hollywood is finally bringing more non-stereotypical Asians to the big screens. It's about time!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Great, affordable child-friendly Michelin eats in Hong Kong #Travel #Foodie



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If there's anything the ones close to me know, I love to eat! I wouldn't classify myself as a food snob, however I enjoy good food, whether it's in a 3 Michelin star restaurant or in a rustic, down the alley, hole-in-the-wall restaurant. Eating and finding great places to eat is one of my favorite things to do on vacation. Things that have changed somewhat since having a child. As you know, some Michelin-starred restaurants are not as welcoming to young children. They each have different rules. However, the places that I'm planning to introduce to you in Hong Kong are all kid friendly. Let's put it this way. My less than 1 year old at the time joined my husband and I on every excursion! So, are you ready to go on a tasting adventure?

Adventure this Summer with #NatGeo and #ExplorerAcademy #ad



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Summer is here! The sweltering heat, the long days of sunlight, along with school being out. What are you and your kids up to this summer? I have a wonderful suggestion that will not only help with summer reading but keep kids and teens of all ages interested in adventure and learning. A nice change from the electronics we all know and love. Yes, I admit it. However, I also believe it to be equally important to spend quality time with our kids.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Do you want to build a snowman? #Frozen2 is coming! #entertainment #ad



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Do you want to build a snowman? The line is on auto-loop in my head. Can you believe it? Frozen 2 is finally coming this winter. It has been a long waited 6 years! Elsa and Anna are off on another adventure to find out answers about Elsa's powers. Are you ready for an adventure?

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Serious yet fun with Wonder Park and Top 10 Amusement Park Survival #Tips For Families with Young Kids #entertainment #ad



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Ahh, Wonder Park, a movie we've been looking forward to since the trailers have been out. Who doesn't love a good adventure? Roller coasters, the thrill and excitement. I absolutely love my amusement parks and have been going on roller coasters for as long as I can remember. Wonder Park is Paramount's latest release that debuts on DVD on Jun 18, 2019. Wonder Park presents an interesting combination of concepts that presents both fun along with learning points.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Give #dogs a #FightingChance plus 5 Dog Adoption #Tips #ad



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As you may already know, one of the things I'm passionate about is animals. It breaks my heart when I see sad stories of people abandoning puppies. The latest article I read was a woman dumping a bag of newborn pups, not even more than a few weeks old next to a dumpster. Goodness, people, there are places to gently, kindly, and empathetically give up your animals! Please use the appropriate avenues and give these innocent animals a chance at life.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Whiter teeth in just 1 week? Is that possible? 5 Tips for whiter teeth #smilefearlessly #ad



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When you have a full-time professional job plus 2 fur babies and an actual infant, life is chaotic. That translates into a lot of caffeinated products and the occasional glass of wine. Unfortunately, for my teeth, that translates into stains and less-than-perfectly white teeth. Yes, I have an issue. Beyond the fatigue, constant neck and back pain, and love, I happen to cherish my dental health as well. So when the Smile Brilliant team reached out promising that I could have whiter teeth in just 1 week, I decided to give it a go.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Absolutely in #love with #BUMBLEBEE - #movies #entertainment #ad


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In our household, superheroes and kick-ass robot good guys are a must. We absolutely love watching Transformers and funny enough, when we travelled halfway overseas this past winter, we found out the part of Transformers 4 was literally filmed several blocks down from my relative's home. Needless to say, my aunt took us to the location in Quarry Bay. It was kinda neat and perfect side trip to the market for that evening's meal. Definitely worth a visit if you were in Hong Kong for a quick view if you're in the area. However, we are here to discuss the newest release in the Transformers franchise...BUMBLEBEE. It is an absolute must for new and old Transformer fans.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Pet Weighter: The smart way to protect your dogs' joints #ad



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As JR and BabyPom get older, it becomes harder and harder on their knees. JR also has sublimating patellas, so you can really tell when she's in pain and limping. Over the last couple of years, I've noticed it's been harder and harder for her to sit. So, when it comes to their feeding and water bowls, floor level just isn't that great anymore. However, there are many options out there that make it easier. How do you choose? What do you look for? Personally, I look for something that not only accessible, affordable, but also easy for the pet and human counterparts. That's why I was interested when PetWeighter got in touch with us.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Instant Family is an Instant Hit #movies #review #entertainment #ad



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If you've ever been on WOS, then you know that we are suckers for "inspired by true story" movies. Instant Family was a movie that both my husband and I were itching to watch. We missed the screening, we even won family pack tickets from Wahlburgers...and still didn't have a chance to go. So, it was something when we finally got to watch the movie with our 1 year old son at home. Perhaps, it was the way it was meant to be enjoyed, as a family in the comfort of our own home.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

...And we have a favorite! New #books to stock your library with #ad



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I love sharing new books with my son as he starts to explore his surroundings. At this point, he may not understand everything, however his hands are always busy and his eyes ever so observant. This is exactly why reading to him and exploring books and words are so important for his development. Out of our newest picks, we definitely have a favorite!