Liberty’s Kids Giveaway (CLOSED)

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Enter to win a copy of the award-winning Liberty’s Kids. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: Rick.judy@ Our family is a big group of history buffs. From babe to adult, we’re all fascinated by the past, stories of those who’ve gone before us, and why the world is the way it is. The […]

Fun New Disney DVDs

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Check out these new Disney DVD releases to see if there’s something for your next movie night. As you know by now, we are a movie family. We watch hockey games, one TV show, and movies. And I like it that way. With movies we can control the content, we get to read the subtitles, […]

Family Movie Round-up for These Early Nights

We lived through several years of marriage and parenting with neither a TV nor a video player. Let alone cable. It was fine all through the spring and summer months. There was so much to do outside that we didn’t really want to be inside watching something. Then the days would shorten and I would […]

Holiday Movie Round-Up

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The four day weekend begs for at least one family movie viewing, doesn’t it? Here’s a handful of my kids’ recent faves. While we don’t have any regular Thanksgiving traditions — besides eating — we typically start thinking and planning and crafting for upcoming Christmas celebrations over the long Thanksgiving weekend. That usually includes busting […]

Win The Lorax and Despicable Me

Enter to win copies of The Lorax and Despicable Me. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: melissa_koca@, ltjacobs704@, elena150980@ We are unabashedly a movie family. I’m not sure how that happened. I suppose it’s because we don’t watch regular television programming — besides sports and a few special cartoons. Every summer and every […]

Learning about Energy Savings and The Lorax

Energy usage and the environment as a whole are issues we can all be mindful of. Here’s how our family is learning more about them. photo source A few weeks ago I signed up for an energy saving program with San Diego Gas and Electric. The deal is that every so often, they’ll send me […]

Family Movie Nights: Hugo, Tintin, War Horse

Head’s up! If you make a purchase through any Amazon links, I do receive a small percentage of the sale. Movie night is a pretty big deal around here. It started back in the days before we ever had cable or even the internet. We were a no-TV family for about ten or twelve years. […]

10 Christmas Movies to Enjoy this Weekend

Prep and Landing In my mind, this is the ideal weekend to cozy up with your kiddos, a slice of pumpkin pie, and a movie. You now officially have permission to watch Christmas movies and play carols on the stereo. Truth be told, I’ve been doing those things for weeks. I even splurged and spent […]