Originally posted 2016-01-05 12:00:11. Welcome to 2016 ! I can’t believe another year has passed and we’re on to bigger and better things in our lives ! For many the holidays are all about family. Family makes us who we are today and they are the support we need to move forward to the future….

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Originally posted 2016-01-02 17:00:01. Star Wars Force Awakens Movie Review Grade: A- Millions of fans across the world are letting out a near-simultaneous breath of relief. Possibly the most anticipated movie of all time, director JJ Abrams has delivered us a gem; a modern day time machine, putting us right back in the thrill-ride of…

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Originally posted 2015-10-10 12:30:55.   Title: Spirited Away Director: Hayao Miyazaki Release Date: July 7, 2001 Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Adventure MPAA Rating: PG Running Time: 125 minutes Starring: ● Daveigh Chase ● Suzanne Pleshette ● Jason Marsden Kid Friendly Rating: 9+. The movie features several spooky monsters and storylines, and some characters smoke and drink ambiguous substances. Click here…

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Originally posted 2015-10-03 12:49:05. On October 1st, my son Baron turned one month old.  This is a huge deal for a lot of reasons, but the biggest being that my husband and I have survived a month as new parents and we haven’t gone off the rails yet!  That’s kind of a pessimistic outlook but…

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Originally posted 2015-09-12 08:36:23. Title: Pee-wee’s Big Adventure Director: Tim Burton Release Date: August 9, 1985 Genre: Family, Comedy, Adventure MPAA Rating: PG Running Time: 91 Minutes

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Originally posted 2015-09-05 12:21:42. Title: The Book of Life Director: Jorge R. Gutierrez Release Date: October 17, 2014 Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy MPAA Rating: PG Running Time: 95 minutes Starring: ● Diego Luna ● Zoe Saldana ● Channing Tatum Kid Friendly Rating: A good Disney analog is the animated Hercules (1997). The film delves significantly into…

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Originally posted 2015-08-31 12:00:22. For today’s Pinterest recipe attempt, I found strawberry cheesecake fat bombs. Sounds kinda yummy and scary all at the same time. Either way I totally love cheesecake, so finding a way to have it that falls into the “diet” sounds like a great plan to me! I am sure you can…

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Originally posted 2015-08-10 15:34:37. I took off Friday and I was awoken at 7am by my daughter screaming “MOM! I am ready to play my TOY!” Now I was in a deep sleep and had no idea what she meant by this new toy, but I begrudgingly got up and ready for the day. After…

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Originally posted 2015-06-28 15:17:49. Click here for a link to this weeks podcast! Topics this week: Steel City Con! Website! Dates: August 7th – 10 – 9 August 8th – 10 – 8 August 9th – 10 – 5 Price: Single Day Pass – 20$ 3-Day Pass – 40$ Main Topic: https://www.yahoo.com/tech/five-ways-to-break-your-kids-screen-addiction-and-85327297754.html http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Your-Children-Away-from-TV http://www.abundantmama.com/creative-ways-to-break-a-tv-habit/ http://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/managing-your-childs-screen-time/ Case…

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Originally posted 2015-06-27 16:50:40. Title: The Lorax Director: Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda Release Date: March 2, 2012 Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family MPAA Rating: PG Running Time: 86 minutes

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Originally posted 2015-06-21 15:56:40. Click here for a link to this weeks podcast! Articles used this week: Parenting News: https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/parents-under-investigation-after-11-year-old-121600960882.html http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2015/jun/17/because-i-said-so-four-little-words-tha/ Gaming Addiction: http://www.video-game-addiction.org/ http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/features/video-game-addiction-no-fun http://www.empoweringparents.com/how-to-set-limits-around-video-game-use.php http://www.akademiai.com/doi/pdf/10.1556/JBA.1.2012.1.1 From the DSM – proposed May 2013 http://www.dsm5.org/Documents/Internet%20Gaming%20Disorder%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201407/internet-gaming-disorder-in-dsm-5 Wiki of info! – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_addiction Think that you or someone you know may be addicted to video games? Call 866.869.4530…

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Originally posted 2015-06-19 13:01:16. Quality vs Quantity of Time Study In recent parenting news was an article posted in the Washington journal by Brigid Schulte regarding the lifelong question of ” What is best for your children quality time, or quantity of  time?” For the first time ever, a “large-scale longitudinal study of parent time…

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Originally posted 2015-05-23 12:28:28. Title: Labyrinth Director: Jim Henson Release Date: June 27, 1986 Genre: Musical, Fantasy, Adventure, Family MPAA Rating  – PG Running Time: 101 minutes

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Kids grow fast, and they sometimes need some responsibility, and still a good companion to play, so dogs tend to be the preferred pet for most families. But, there are a number of facts to take into consideration, including, but certainly not limited to: the size, temperament, energy label and time to dedicate to it…

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