Jan 152015
 

Just thinking about Jake & The Neverland Pirates the fun theme song pops into my mind.  Sometimes a song getting in your head like that isn’t a great thing, but when it’s Jake it’s awesome.  It puts a little bounce in your step and a smile on your face.

Disney Junior's Jake and the Neverland Pirates Battle for the Book - comes with a fun (free!) checkerboard bandana game and tokens right in the case.

Jake and his friends are characters we really enjoy.  In fact the LeapFrog LeapTV Disney Jake and The Never Land Pirates game has become Bubbles very favorite to play on our LeapTV. And, of course, we watch on Disney Junior. Continue reading »

Jan 102015
 

I’m so, so excited for the Disney movies 2015 slate that was recently shared with me.  It is going to be an absolute powerhouse year with a new Avengers film, a new introduction into the Star Wars franchise, and some other great titles – both live-action and animated.

Disney Movies 2015! The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Slate for 2015 has been released. Titles include Strange Magic, McFarland USA, Cinderella, Monkey Kingdom, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tomorrowland, Inside Out, Ant-Man, The Jungle Book, The Good Dinosaur, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I’ll have more in-depth coverage of each film as it gets closer to release dates, but here are twelve movie dates and names so you can start marking your calendar. Continue reading »

Dec 272014
 

Disney’s Into the Woods opened on Christmas Day and I have heard nothing but great things about it.  I’ve always loved musicals and musical theater – and actually did some theater in high school – so I’m really looking forward to this adaptation.  Unfortunately I’ve been under the weather for the last few days so we haven’t made it over yet but hope to next week.

Into the Woods fun facts: Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel in Disney Into the Woods

In the meantime I’ve been enjoying listening to the phenomenal Into the Woods soundtrack.  Did you know that the music for the film was pre-recorded over a two-week period at Angel Studios in London with a 56-piece orchestra, composed of some of the best musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra and London Philharmonic? Continue reading »

Dec 162014
 

This CASHFLOW game post is sponsored by Rich Dad. All words and opinions are my own.

I think one of the most important things we can teach our kids before they leave our homes is money management and how to be financially responsible.  When I left home to attend college I ran into a number of kids who clearly didn’t have these lessons growing up and it was a little painful watching some of the decisions they made.  (College tip: running up a pizza tab on your credit cards is probably not smart.)

The CASHFLOW game by Rich Dad Poor Dad. A fun way to introduce the concept of money management and fiscal responsibility to your kiddos plus learn a little about investing for yourself, too. Add #CASHFLOW to your next family game night.

I had lessons both at home and in school.  In the fifth grade we were given “checkbooks” that we managed for the entire year, had ways to earn “income” and were given the opportunity to write out “checks” for prizes and other items.  It made learning the concept a lot of fun, which is really helpful for a topic like money. Continue reading »

Dec 112014
 

I’m about to put two names together that I really never thought I would.  Those two names are “Disney” and “Lewis Black”.  And I’m seriously in love.

Who else but Lewis Black could be Anger in the new Disney*Pixar film Inside Out, coming June 19, 2015

I have been a Lewis Black fan for a long time.  A few years ago my husband and I even had the opportunity to see him perform live here in Louisville.  Pretty sure I own all his albums, too. Continue reading »