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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. […]