Why I'm So Excited About Big Hero 6

Why I’m So Excited About Big Hero 6 #BigHero6Event

Jack has spent the last 10 days talking about building a truck. Not a model truck, or a go-kart truck, but a real truck. He wants to build a 5 passenger truck that he can drive. For those of you who know our little builder, this sounds similar to ideas he has come up with time and time again. He collects boxes and wood in his room, then uses tools from the garage and duct tape from his stash to…

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Get excited about Big Hero 6 with these Baymax S'mores #BigHero6Event

Baymax S’mores #BigHero6Event

There are affiliate links in this post.  The release of Disney’s new animated movie Big Hero 6 is right around the corner, and we can’t wait to meet Baymax! Baymax is the inflatable robot who stars in Big Hero 6. He was built to be a Personal Healthcare Companion, but ends up being so much more. We are so excited about the movie that I decided it was time for some Baymax S’mores! They’re yummy and super easy to make with…

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day Parent Review

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day Parent Review

Jack (10 years old) and I had the chance to watch a preview of the movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day last weekend, and we loved it! If you haven’t seen the preview yet, take a look:   Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum…

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Big Hero 6 Printables

Big Hero 6 Printables

Big Hero 6 is the newest movie from Walt Disney Animation Studios. You can read about it and watch the official trailer right here. The movie opens November 7th, and we are on pins and needles waiting to see it! It looks like a fun movie with a lot of heart.

Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 Movie Preview

Jack and I just finished watching the trailer for the new Walt Disney Animation Studios movie Big Hero 6.   Here’s a quick summary: From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro…

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Dancing Groot

Some Days You Just Need A Smile

A dancing tree? No, not just any tree. A dancing Groot. Made ya’ smile, didn’t I?

Hundred-Foot Journey Recipes

Classic Recipes from The Hundred-Foot Journey

I was able to attend a screening of the Hundred-Foot Journey before it released into theaters and loved it. It’s heartwarming and funny, a great family movie. One of the best parts about the movie for me is the focus on food and family. I love to cook and our family meals are the times we cherish–with the four of us sitting down chatting about the ups and downs of our days. I remember doing this as a child with my…

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Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack: Awesome Mix Vol 1 Song List

Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack List

Of course you left Guardians of the Galaxy humming one of the familiar tunes, right? If you’re like me, it’s days later and you still can’t get the songs out of your head. I get it. I love music, too. Here’s the album track list from Peter Quill’s mixtape Awesome Mix Vol. 1, just for you.   The list of songs is printed below. If you’re looking to download the entire Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack on iTunes, here’s a link for you:    …

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Guardians of the Galaxy Parent Review: Should you take your kids?

Guardians of the Galaxy Parent Review

Have you heard? Marvel’s newest movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, hits theaters today! If you’re thinking of taking your kids, there are some things you’ll want to know. Please be aware that my description of the scenes might spoil some of it for you. Here’s a trailer that shows a bit of the comedy and language you should expect: Guardians of the Galaxy Parent Review Guardians of the Galaxy is rated PG-13, and personally I wouldn’t allow Jack (turning 10 this…

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Planes Fire and Rescue Activity Sheets

10 Printable Planes Fire and Rescue Activity Sheets

Are your kids so excited to see the new Planes movie? Planes: Fire & Rescue looks to be (dare I say it) even better than the first! With all of these fire and rescue vehicles, I bet little boys everywhere will be falling in love with new friends Cabbie, Blade Ranger, and Windlifter. From Walt Disney Studios: “Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new adventure-comedy about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite  firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic…

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Planes Fire and Rescue Coloring Pages

Planes: Fire and Rescue Coloring Pages

Is your little one dying to see Planes: Fire and Rescue? Just a few more days to wait! From Walt Disney Studios: “Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new adventure-comedy about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite  firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous  air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is…

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BIG HERO 6

Big Hero 6

Walt Disney Pictures is at it again with a fun new animated movie coming to theaters this fall.   With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the…

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Quiche Lorraine Recipe from Le Cordon Bleu

Quiche Lorraine Recipe from Le Cordon Bleu #100FootJourney

Disney’s new movie The Hundred-Foot Journey arrives in theaters on August 8th! Please enjoy this Quiche Lorraine recipe straight from Le Cordon Bleu chefs!     In Disney’s The Hundred-Foot Journey, Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa, settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to…

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Maleficent: A Parent's Review

Maleficent: A Parent Review

Are you wondering if Maleficent is too scary for your kids? I’d take kids ages 8 and up, and would watch the following clips and view the images below with younger children before taking them. Here’s my Maleficent Parent Review:   A lot of kids will be asking to see the new Disney movie, Maleficent (pronounced mal-eff-eh-cent). The movie is a bit dark in comparison to Frozen or the movie it’s based off of, Sleeping Beauty. From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the…

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Maleficent Print & Play Activity

Maleficent Printable Activity

Think you know the story behind Maleficent–the villain in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty? Think again! Maleficent is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her…

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Million Dollar Arm Parents Review

Million Dollar Arm: A Parent’s Review

This week I had the opportunity to attend a screening of the new Walt Disney Pictures film Million Dollar Arm, a true story about a sports agent named JB Bernstein. JB is an L.A.-based bachelor who travels to India looking for cricket players to turn into baseball pitchers in a last ditch effort to save his career. I didn’t expect what I saw. I knew it was going to be good. But I didn’t expect to stay in my seat…

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