Learning about Energy Savings and The Lorax

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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

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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 at the Holidays


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 […]

3 Children’s Movies that Made Me Weep


Yes, I know, tear-jerkers are a dime a dozen, are they not? Just find some sappy old romance film and you’ll have a good cry. But, either I’m getting old — or more hormonal — or these movie makers are getting a lot more clever. We’ve watched a number of children’s films lately, animated ones […]

Plan a Family Movie Night


This week is all about getting good habits going. One fun habit is to plan regular family movie nights. We are big time movie fans around here. It’s one inexpensive way that our whole family can enjoy an experience together. Since our kids range in age from 2 to 13, it’s sometimes a challenge to find things […]

5 Favorite Holiday Films

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Photo source Thanksgiving weekend is a great time for all sorts of family fun. Decorate cookies, trim the tree, cozy up with your peeps and pop in a holiday film. Stuck for inspiration? Try these: It’s a Wonderful Life is a true holiday classic. George Bailey thinks that his life has been all for nothing. […]

How to Choose Good Family Films


One of our favorite things to do on weekend nights is to watch a movie together. We pop pocorn, get jammied up, curl up cozy with blankets and pillows, and settle down for a film festival together. It’s particularly good if we’re not watching the same movie for the umpteenth time. But, finding a fresh […]

Movie Surprises: Four Films We Loved


Over the last six months, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by some movies I’ve seen. I didn’t have huge expectations of these films, possibly because I did not research them heavily. Perhaps it helps not to know about the latest and greatest. Regardless, I was very pleasantly surprised. These films got two thumbs up and I […]