The Smurfs, Legend of Smurfy Hollow | @SonyPictures

One of my favorite things as a kid was grabbing my favorite bowl of cereal on a Saturday morning and plopping down in front of the tv to catch the next episode of The Smurfs.  In all honesty, I wanted to be Smurfette because she was just so adorable, fun, and the only girl with hundreds of boys!

The Smurfs, Legend of Smurfy Hollow

I was so excited this weekend to share one of my favorite childhood memories with my children with The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow.

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DVD Review: Happy Birthday Berenstain Bears!

Celebrating with Berenstain Bears!
For the summer, we plan on doing a lot of fun family things, indoors and outdoors.  Family movie night is one recurring event this year, so when we were asked to review the Golden Gift Set celebrating Berenstain Bears’ 50th Anniversary, we jumped on the opportunity!

Mom/Son Date Night at Monsters University Advance Screening | @MonstersU #ad


Last week, I had the opportunity to surprise my handsome boy, as we were invited to see an advanced screening of Monsters University (with two free tickets) the night before he graduated from Kindergarten.  

So excited about the anticipation of date night, we talked about it in detail the day before…what time we were going to leave (have to figure in traffic down to Newport Beach), what we were going to do about dinner, what Daddy and sister were going to do while we were gone, etc.  I think I was more excited than he was!  

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Won’t Back Down – Movie Preview

This week I had the opportunity to pre-screen a really inspiring movie, “Won’t Back Down“.  This Fox Studios film featuring Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Holly Hunter opens in local theaters on September 28th.  Based on actual events, the film follows two determined mothers looking to transform their children’s failing inner-city school, and how they …

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