Movies, Music & TV

Teach Your Kids About Online Safety + A Lorax DVD Giveaway

by Chrystal Johnson September 14, 2013

How did YOU teach your children to surf the web safely? The More You Know Learning Series, in collaboration with NBC News, has launched Growing Up Online, the FREE eBook for parents to keep their kids safe on the Internet! Our kids have never known a world without the Internet. They’re spending more and more […]

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Jack the Giant Slayer Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet) Giveaway

by Chrystal Johnson June 27, 2013

I am a huge movie buff, but this is one we haven’t seen yet. Jack the Giant Slayer just came out on DVD on June 18, so I’m excited to be offering a giveaway for a combo pack that includes a Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet! About Jack the Giant Slayer Unleashed on the Earth […]

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How to Figure Out What Your Kids Can and Can’t Watch

by Chrystal Johnson May 30, 2013

Media is all around us. With cable TV, video games and the internet all vying for the attention of our kids from an increasing number of easily accessible devices, it can be hard keeping track of their viewing. Ultimately, it is up to the parent to decide what their kids can and can’t watch depending […]

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Encourage Your Child’s Musical Talents with TakeLessons.com

by Chrystal Johnson May 23, 2013

My husband is a musician, and both of my children have shown a great deal of interest in music from early on. They both have guitars and keyboards, and love singing and dancing. They make up their own songs and just have a blast with it. We love to encourage our children’s interests, so at […]

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Netflix is Better for Kids Than Cable

by Chrystal Johnson May 23, 2013

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NETFLIX. —– We don’t have cable TV in our house, but we do have Netflix. We watch Netflix every day, and my girls absolutely love that they can choose their favorite show at any time to watch – unlike with cable. And I like […]

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Mother’s Day Movie Giveaway from Warner Brothers!

by Chrystal Johnson April 25, 2013

What do you want for Mother’s Day this year? I’d love a clean house (that I didn’t have to clean), a nice meal (that I didn’t have to cook) and a relaxing movie with my family. Simple, right? If your ideal Mother’s Day sounds a bit like mine and you like classic movies, Warner Brothers […]

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MVP, MVP2 & Berenstain Bears DVD Box Set Review + Giveaway

by Chrystal Johnson April 25, 2013

Watching movies is one of my family’s favorite pastimes. While I wish we watched more grown-up movies, I have to confess that we watch a lot of children and family movies. Anytime we get new movies, the girls want to watch them right away, so they were excited when our newest movies from Phase 4 […]

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The Top 20 Comedies to Watch for a Good Laugh

by Chrystal Johnson April 12, 2013

I am a bit of a movie junkie, and so is my husband. We own hundreds of movies – hundreds of kids’ movies and hundreds of non-kid movies. They were one of the few things we did not sell when we moved to Uruguay. We also have Netflix and Amazon Prime subscriptions. We watch a […]

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Lisa Loeb No Fairy Tale CD Giveaway {3 Winners}

by Chrystal Johnson February 1, 2013

One of my favorite movies as a teenage was Reality Bites – and I loved the soundtrack every bit as much as I loved the movie. I used to play it over and over and over again.  If you’re in the same age range, you can probably relate (I’m sure my husband is shaking his […]

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Promised Land Shows that Grassroots Campaigns Can Make a Difference

by Chrystal Johnson January 21, 2013

Promised Land is the new contemporary drama directed by Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk). Matt Damon plays Steve Butler, an ace corporate salesman who is sent along with his partner, Sue Thomason (Frances McDormand), to close a key rural town in his company’s expansion plans. With the town having been hit hard by […]

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