The Secret World of Arrietty Movie Review

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May I borrow a sugar cube? A tissue?  I doubt you'll miss the straight pin I found on the floor.It's amazing how life goes full circle.  In college, I interned for a wonderful company which promoted box-office films and I would give up sleeping in on weekend mornings to staff children's movies.  Fast forward, more than a decades later, this company is now extending … [Read more...]

Mary Poppins Thinks They Are Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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I'm wondering why Umbrella Day which is in honor of one of the world's most invaluable inventions happens on February 10th and not in April. But I'll just go with the flow and not rain on anyone's parade.  Here are several family-friendly umbrellas to brighten up even the dreariest days.Kidorable - Clothing, Rain Wear, and Accessories for Kids, Toddlers ...Kidorable has … [Read more...]

Training In Progress


Undergarments are a very common Valentine's Day gift for the love of your life.  I just hadn't expected to be purchasing tighty whities for my two year old.  Before you get your panties in a bunch, I can explain.I've been dreading the whole potty training process until I spotted these!Although they better not encourage my son to make any ads like David Beckham did … [Read more...]

Mommy, Who’s Your Favorite?


I'm in a bit of a quandry. Friday, February 3rd is Elmo's birthday but truthfully I do not want to dedicate a full birthday post to him. It's not that I have anything against Elmo and think he's cute (in an annoying sort of way).  You have to admit that he has totally lucked out getting to host the last full 15 minute segment, Elmo's World, on Sesame Street.  Don't even get me … [Read more...]

Spread the Love with Limited-Edition Valentine’s Day Cards

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Roses are red; violets are blue, Sugar is sweet & so are you!Here's a way to be even sweeter and more heartfelt, caring and giving this Valentine's Day:Make a $25 donation to Save the Children’s “Love to Read, Read to Live” campaign, and receive a 30-card boxed set of limited-edition Valentines designed by artists your children know and love.  (That's less than 84 … [Read more...]