Netflix Introduces New Kids Programs #NetflixKids

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NETFLIX.


I don’t really like for my daughter to be in front of the TV too much.  We didn’t allow her to watch TV at all until she was 18 months old.  Since then she’s watched it on a limited basis but she does have favorite TV shows.  Because her favorite shows aren’t on constantly we looked to Netflix.  Netflix streams kids videos and TV shows 24/7.  It’s such a life saver!

Watching TV

 Netflix is great for cuddle time!

I usually watch a 30 minute show with my little one in the morning while I wait for my meds and coffee to kick in.  After that we play and don’t go back to the TV until the next morning.  Occasionally, I’ll use it as a babysitter but only briefly!  For instance, today I had to work in the kitchen, running back and forth, with the oven door open and I didn’t want to chance her coming in.  It worked wonders and as soon as I was finished we turned it off and went to playing with her kitchen.

Road Trip

 The Netflix app would be great to rescue kids from the boredom of long road trips!

We’ve had a Netflix subscription since a few months after we were married.  We love it and use it daily!  We have our favorite TV show reruns we’ll watch like Psych, whole series’ like 24, old Jimmy Stewart movies, new action flicks, and, of course, now that we have a little one in the house we’re partial to the cartoons on demand and the Disney movies!

Netflix has recently added new content from Hasbro, Disney Jr. and Cartoon Network. Explore the TV shows and movies available from these networks and find your family favorite from the list below:

  • My Little Pony
  • Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally
  • Cars Toons: Mater’s Tall Takes
  • 101 Dalmatians
  • Batman and Beyond
  • Transformers Prime
  • Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
  • The Aristocats
  • Pocahontas
  • Angelina Ballerina
  • Tron: Uprising
  • Powerpuff Girls
  • Thomas & Friends: Go Go Thomas
  • Pingu
  • Justin Time
  • Jake and the Never Land Pirates
  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • Curious George
  • H2O: Just Add Water
  • Caillou
  • Sesame Street
  • Johnny Test
  • Suite Life of Zack & Cody
  • Curious George
  • ParaNorman

Cuddling watching TV

 A little evening cuddle with Netflix and Daddy!  What could be better?

What are you watching on TV with your family? Netflix has family favorites from Disney, Disney Jr., Hasbro, Cartoon Network and Dreamworks that are available to stream anytime, anywhere.

And streaming is easier than you think! Download the free app on your iPad, click on the Netflix app on any gaming device, go to the website on your computer – and you’re in business. Check it out here!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NETFLIX.

Disney’s MONSTERS, INC. Featurette & New Movie!

Have you heard the news?   MONSTERS, INC. is returning to theaters for the second time but this time, it’s in 3D!!!  Get ready to pack the kids in the car and head to the theater this Wednesday, December 19th!  To help celebrate this release, Disney has produced a brand new featurette on the film plus they’re sharing with us photos of Disney Channel stars taken at a special screening at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood this past Saturday.


Here’s the MONSTERS, INC. featurette:



Monsters Inc Picture

Katherine McNamara – Disney Channel’s “Girl Vs. Monster” and “Kickin’ It”


Monsters inc

Ryan Ochoa & brothers – Disney Channel’s “Pair of Kings”


For more information, you can like MONSTERS,  INC. 3D on Facebook.

Disney’s Frankenweenie Free Activity Sheets



Disney’s FRANKENWEENIE arrives in theatres everywhere on October 5th!


I wanted to share some fun activity sheets including mazes and a “Pin-the-Tail on Sparky” game!  Just click on the images below to open full-page printable pdf worksheets.


FRANKENWEENIE - Spot The Difference


FRANKENWEENIE - Monster Pet Maze


FRANKENWEENIE - Pin The Tail Activity



If you haven’t heard about Frankenweenie yet, here’s the official overview:


“From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.”


A stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie” was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which elevates the classic style to a whole new experience.


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Finding Nemo in 3D – September 14, 2012

CaaaAN yooOOOuu SPPEeeeeaAK WhhaaAALE? Brush up before Finding Nemo 3D hits theaters September 14, 2012.


That’s right, NEMO IS COMING IN 3D!!! I love this movie!  It’s coming out in 3D for a 2 week run on September 14, 2012. If you love it too, pack the fam in the car, head to the theatre, buy a tub of buttery popcorn, load up on Gummy Bears, fill up that large soda, and go see this movie!




Release Date: September 14, 2012 (3D/2D theaters)
Studio: Disney Pixar
Director: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
Screenwriter: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
Starring: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres and Alexander Gould
Genre: Animation, Family
MPAA Rating: G
Official Website:


Visit the Finding Nemo Scavenger Hunt on Facebook for a chance to win free tickets!

Magic Mike Who?

Magic Mike Who


I stumbled across a post today and I absolutely loved it.  Actually, my husband found it and showed it to me.  Mrs. Gore writes about true masculinity and I think she hit the nail on the head.  She wrote it in response to the new movie, Magic Mike.  I hadn’t heard of this movie until now but apparently it’s a movie about a male strip club. IMDB‘s description of it says, “A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money.”  Umm yea.


Please, if you have the time take a few minutes and read this post from Mrs. Gore’s Diary called Magic Mike Who?  I think you’ll like it!  Feel free to come back and share your thoughts.


On a related topic, you may be interested in reading Why I’m Not Reading Fifty Shades of Grey.