Sunday, September 26, 2021

Fantastic new #reads for #Fall -Great #Book Selection for #Kids and Adults alike! #learn #spon


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I personally chose not to enroll my child in preschool this year because of my concerns for COVID and the inability for my child to get vaccinated yet. Hence, I am all for a great library selection at home where I can encourage his love of reading, learning, and his overall growth. We love these new selections of children's books from Prestel Junior and Pavilion.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Can't get enough of The Boss Baby: Family Business #BossBabyFamilyBusiness #entertainment #spon


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The Boss Baby has always been one of my favorite movies. It's full of fun, humor and family antics that when we first saw the trailer for The Boss Baby: Family Business, we were psyched! Now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray and DVD from Universal Pictures, we can all bring it home to our families to enjoy.

Sunday, August 8, 2021

PAW Patrol Celebrates the release of PAW Patrol: The Movie with a new Line Look! #entertainment #spon


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PAW Patrol is up to all sorts of fun this summer. Did you know they released a new line look of their top-selling catalogue titles of 2020? What's so neat about it though is that it showcases each PAW Patrol Pup and their unique movie look!

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

More fun #adventures with Blaze and the Monster Machines: The Case of the Treat Thief! #entertainment #spon


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It has been awhile since we heard from Blaze and the Monster Machines. Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment are bringing back Blaze and AJ in this their new DVD release, Blaze and the Monster Machines: The case of the Treat Thief. This DVD brings with it new adventures, fun stories and friendship.

Friday, July 16, 2021

The #SpongeBob #Movie: Sponge on the Run is full of friendship and #adventures! #Review and #Activities! #Entertainment #spon


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SpongeBob and The Bikini Bottom gang are back with their latest adventure in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run has arrived on Blu-ray and DVD!

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Keeping #Kids #Active with Summer #Reading Fun for kids of all ages #STEM #learning #spon


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I hear friends complain all the time. It's summer and my kids aren't doing anything but watching TV. I don't hate TV, however I do know that too much screen time is never great for a kid's development. There certainly are educational programs that are great out there, however, it's also nice to limit that at times, spend some quality time with the kids and have them explore the outdoors. So with the lull of summer and kids being out of school, what better than a fun summer reading pack from National Geographic Kids to stimulate their brains and keep them active?


Sunday, June 13, 2021

A Rockin' Great time with Rock Dog 2: Rock Around the Park #entertainment #movies #spon


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Rock Dog 2 arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Jun 15th! Have you ever watched Rock Dog? It's one of those movies that you can't help but love because it's about chasing dreams, music, and it's full of fun animal characters. Rock Dog 2 brings the True Blue band back to the screens in Rock Around the Park

Monday, June 7, 2021

PAW Patrol: Moto Pups is here and there's a new member! #Review, #Giveaway and #Activities! #entertainment


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Paw Patrol strikes again in a fun new DVD release: PAW Patrol: Moto Pups! Now available on DVD from Paramount and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment, this new release introduces a new friend to the crew.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

The Loud House -Road Tripped! Makes it Fun to Imagine Traveling Again #spon


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Lincoln Loud and his family are back and available from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment on DVD in The Loud House: Road Tripped – Season 3, Volume 1! Lincoln Loud is the only male and middle child in a family of 11 kids. The chaos! The laughter! The fun!

Monday, May 17, 2021

Finally! An #Asian #Disney Princess/Hero in Raya and the Last Dragon #DisneyRaya #entertainment #spon


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So I'm going to rant...just a little. I am Asian, proudly so. I work a full-time job in the medical field. I'm a wife, a mother, a daughter, a granddaughter and so much more. More importantly, my full-time job helps others. I get there are varying opinions out there, I get that there's a bunch of propaganda out there. However, is it that hard to treat others with kindness and respect? #StopAsianHate -It's quite simple. I watch those videos of random people attacking innocent and random Asians going about their day and it breaks my heart. It could be my mother, my grandmother. My parents are active in their church helping others and also work in the medical field, helping others. Open your hearts, people are more than what they appear by outer appearances. That is why, it is with absolute joy and happiness that I share that Disney finally has an Asian princess heroine in Raya and the Last Dragon. It's about freaking time! I absolutely LOVE Disney but have always complained about the lack of good Asian roles in Disney and Hollywood in general. Raya and the Last Dragon arrives on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD beginning May 18 and brings a beautiful message.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

For the #love of #Dinos! Join us with National Geographic and Dino-MAY-nia! #spon


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Oh, the dinos that this mother knows. Mmmhmm, I've always loved dinsoaurs as a kid and that love didn't completely dissipate as I got older. However, a mother always LOVES it when her adorable preschooler just happens to love the same things. My goodness, when I told him we'd be getting some Dino books soon, every day, he'd check the door and say, "Maybe Dino books?". So yes, my little Dino lover was just a bit excited for what was to come. Every day for about a week, he'd ask to see if his Dino books had arrived yet! Who could blame him? It made me excited just watching his excitment for the National Geographic collection!

6 Tips to Combat Allergy Season plus some help from the Toppin HEPA Air purifier #spon


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Spring is here...or so I'd like to think. These last few days of a cold snap is really messing with my happy Spring thoughts. We love it when the weather gets warmer around here. It means more time outdoors, nice walks with the family and so forth. It is such a blessing to be able to spend quailty time with family and if my allergies don't get in the way, that's even better!

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

EnviroKidz offers #Organic Goodness for our #Kids and Helps to #SavethePlanet #spon


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As a mother, the most important thing to me is a healthy and happy child. So I’m always looking for a healthy alternative to something. Particularly since my preschooler rarely eats his fruits and vegetables at school, I find myself always adding fruits and veggies after pick up to ensure that he gets enough!

Sunday, March 28, 2021

'#Sweet and #healthy #NatGeo #Easter treats which make for a #Perfect #SugarFree #Gift Basket #spon


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I love my sweets as much as anyone else but I admit, I'm a little bit of a hypocrite when it comes to my child. In a sense, having a child has curbed a lot of my bad eating habits. I tend to go for healthier options to try to set that good example to get them started on life in a healthy way. So, our Easter is typically less sweet-tooth oriented than it used to be. One of my absolute favorite go-to's are gifts that are both fun and educational if you've followed along the blog at all. Our proverbial Easter basket for our preschooler this year is sweet in a non-sugary way.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

It's just roaring good with Paw Patrol: Dino Rescue | Roar to the Rescue DVD #Review, #Giveaway, #Crafts, and #DoggyTreats! #entertainment #spon


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Paw Patrol has been so popular for so many years and honestly, I'm not that surprised. It's got bright colors, super hero puppy dogs and in their latest release, dinosaurs! Now available on DVD from Paramount and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment is Paw Patrol: Dino Rescue Roar.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Looking deep into life's questions with #Disney and #Pixar's Soul #entertainment #movies #PixarSoul


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I love a good Disney Pixar movie. Honestly, sometimes they're my favorites among the Disney movies. Soul is no different. Directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter (Inside Out, Up), co-directed by Kemp Powers (One Night in Miami) and produced by Academy Award nominee Dana Murray, p.g.a. (Pixar short Lou), Disney and Pixar’s Soul is now available on digital, 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD. Disney and Pixar's Soul is suitable for all ages however some of it is a bit deeper than a child might understand.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Loving our Personalized #Disney and #Dinosaur Reading with In The Book! #books #spon


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We absolutely love personalized gifts! I think it gives that added touch that makes a present that much more special. In fact, I’ve given some personalized books to our nephews in the past. So when In The Book reached out, what was the difference?

Friday, March 19, 2021

Swim along and get schooled with Bubble Guppies: The New Guppy!


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Bubble Guppies! They are just so much fun and I love that they promote learning through adventures and songs! There's a new DVD from Paramount and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment that came out March 16th and it is Bubble Guppies: The New Guppy!

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Resolutions, living well and refreshing the way you think #selfcare #selflove


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How are those New Years resolutions going? Now that we’re officially in March, this is when some of those resolutions start fraying at the seams. This March is also when we’ve made it through an entire year of life in various levels of quarantine. People have adapted to some degree and coped, with some doing better than others. So, here’s your virtual check in.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Pavilion #Children’s #Spring #Books with underlying #positive and #inspirational messages for #kids! #review #spon


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Though we enjoy the occasional silly read, most of the books I choose for my child are filled with subtle learning messages that not only teach my child facts but also hopefully, how to navigate his feelings and social growth as a person. I would love for him to grow up happy, healthy and strong but just as important is my wish that he grows up as a kind and caring person. The new Spring picture books from Pavilion offer such a choice.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

A Welcome Touch of #Spring with Prestel Junior -Fun books to thaw out with kids of all ages #books #spon


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Spring is almost here! After our 2 weeks of windchill at -40F in the Midwest, honestly, even the 30F, 40F feels blessedly warm. The pros and cons of keeping your kids home during the pandemic is that there is always a need to find something interesting to occupy their minds and to keep them busy. We have a lovely new collection of Spring books from Prestel Junior that are sure to keep kids of various ages interested.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

#Fun and Silly #Adventures with #Disney's #FloraAndUlysses! #DisneyPlus #Entertainment #spon


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I seriously miss the movie theater. However, it's not so ba these days because with a pre-schooler, sitting still for a movie in a theater sometimes doesn't work. That's why we love the ability to watch movies at home...especially Disney movies! Any WOS reader knows that we love Disney and are very much so a Disney family. So it's extra exciting when we get to watch new movies on Disney+. Disney's Flora & Ulysses is the newest movie to release on Disney+ Friday 19, 2021. It is just so much fun!

Thursday, February 4, 2021

National Geographic Valentine's Reading Collection brings cuddles and warm feelings! #Review and #Giveaway #spon


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Love is in the air! It's February, which is full of fun things in our family -birthdays, anniversaries, and of course, Valentine's Day! I personally LOVE it when my child comes home from daycare with a Valentine's Day craft gift for his mommy. So, was he ever surprised when I surprised him early this Valentine's Day with this awesome National Geographic Kids Books Valentine's edition book pack. It's a double win when my husband loves the books too. Mmhmm, never let go of the kid in your heart. It brings a lot more happy into your world! Read on to find out what adorable (*ahem* and fun learning) gifts you can choose for this Valentine's Day...plus the chance to win your own Valentine's Prize Pack!

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Paramount's The Little Prince arrives to Blu-ray and DVD, warms the heart and opens our eyes to the importance of human connections #entertainment #spon


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For the first time, Antoine de Saint-Exuéry’s The Little Prince arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on February 09, 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment. The initial story published in 1943 follows a young prince who visits various planets in space and addresses themes such as friendship, love, loneliness and notes the nuances of human nature, love and humanity. The adaptation to the big screen debuted on Netflix in 2016 and features an all-star cast including Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, James Franco, Benicio Del Toro, Ricky Gervais, Albert Brooks, Paul Rudd, Mackenzie Foy, and Paul Giamatti.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Sing and Dance with Blue's Clues and You: Blue's Sing-Along Spectacular #entertainment #spon


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Puppy dogs and songs, mmhmm, I think that makes my child one happy preschooler. Half the time, he's telling me, "Mommy, don't sing. I sing." *Sad mom face* So, I pretty much knew that the newest Nikelodeon Blue's Clues and You! Blue's Sing Along Spectacular was going to be a huge hit in our household. Available on DVD February 2, 2021, Blue's Clues and You! Blue's Sing Along Spectacular has 4 music-filled episodes.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Fun #STEM #learning with #Blaze and the Monster Machines: Axle City Grand Prix #entertainment #spon


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Well, we know how much I love to geek out and share my love of tech and learning with my preschooler! One of the awesome programming from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment that supports this goal is surrounding an 8-year old techie, AJ, and his monster-truck, Blaze. Well, you know, tech, monster-trucks and fun promotes some pretty awesome learning through adventures that involve science and math! Check out their newest addition to the home DVD library program and enter for your chance to win!

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Awesome Life Lessons about #Teamwork with Shimmer and Shine: Magical Mischief DVD


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The shenanigans of kids...oh wait, or is it Shimmer and Shine? It is so easy to get confused sometimes with my own kid who's always up to mischief. There's that side look with the glint in his eyes as he's about to test the waters! Coming soon on DVD from Paramount and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment on January 26th is Shimmer and Shine's new DVD: Magical Mischief.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Embracing my inner interior designer - #HowTo Easily Freshen Up a Room in Under a Day #DIY #Tips #spon


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In this world of quarantine, so many are working on home DIY projects. However, for us who may not be wood-work inclined or having crazy amounts of time to put into a project, there's some rather simple things that can be done that don't take up too much time and still transform a space. I happen to love watching HGTV and enjoy interior design and updates. 
How to Easily Freshen Up a Room or Space in Under a Day


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Welcoming the New Year with a bundle of books! Well wishes for 2021 and our kind of quality #family time! #spon


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Happy New Years! May 2021 be peaceful, warmth-filled and full of healing. I know we always enjoy a good read together as a family. It's a part of our quality time together as a family. Over the holidays, these were our favorite go-to books for bedtime and daily reading!