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Wednesday
Dec032014

Disney's Monkey Kingdom Trailer #MonkeyKingdom, 

Last year, my kids and I went to the theater to see the movie Bears on opening day. We totally loved it, and we're looking forward to seeing “Monkey Kingdom,” a new Disneynature movie about Maya, a clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey. 
See the NEW trailer here:
This new film is set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya's whole family is forced to relocate, where she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to lead them to untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.
This new film swings into theaters April 17, 2015.
For more information about the film and the conservation program, go to www.disney.com/monkeykingdom
Wednesday
Nov122014

Turkey Snowflake Kids Craft

My favorite crafts include things you can make with supplies from around your house.  And these snow flake turkeys are super easy to make from a recycled paper grocery bag, googley eyes and scrap paper.

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Recycled Turkey Snowflake Craft for Kids

Tuesday
Nov042014

Printable Poems From Your Christmas Elf

Are you looking for some easy ideas to keep your elf busy this year? These free printable poems for your Elf on the Shelf are perfect for when your elf wants to surprise your kids with a special little note.

Printable Elf Poems

Print off these poems now, and tuck them away for when your elf needs a little boost of creativity!

Monday
Nov032014

Disney Planes #FireandRescue Release #ad

This is a sponsored post. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

Is it me or have the past few months flown by? It seems like school just started and now we're counting down the days to Christmas already. One of my favorites things about this season is all of the movies that are released just in time for the holidays. To celebrate the release of Disney’s “Planes Fire & Rescue” on Blu-ray and Digital HD on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, I want to take a minute to talk about the Everyday Heroes in our lives - our kids.

Are my kids Everyday Heroes? Absolutely. And I hope yours are too! There are certainly enough super-powers to go around, so let's all embrace the hero qualities that our kids have.

No one is saying that you need to be perfect to be a hero. Even the best heroes have their faults. But, one thing I've noticed about my kids (and some of the coolest heroes around) is that being a hero means taking the the spotlight off of yourself and putting it on someone else instead. It means doing good things for others because you know it's the right thing to do, not because you want to be acknowledged.

There is something special about being humble and helping others. Just like Dusty, from Planes Fire & Rescue, it's important to recognize that sometimes you need to shift gears to make an impact. 

In Planes Fire & Rescue, Dusty, a world-famous air racer learns that he may never race again and he is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with a team of veteran firefighters; together, they battle a massive fire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. 

This movie is a fun high energy action-adventure story that is perfect for the whole family. And, I like the message that putting your ego to the side and working together as a team can lead to great accomplishments. 

“A real hero doesn't expect to be thanked or even recognized.” 

― Tom Collins

Now, that the weather is already getting ridiculously cold here in the Philadelphia suburbs, I know my family and I are going to be having more cozy movie nights over the next few months.  If you are too, you might want to buy Disney Planes Fire and Rescue here. It's a heroic story filled with humor and heart. 

 

Follow me on instagram to see some of my kids #EverydayHero moments and join in the #PlanesFireandRescueSweeps Twitter party on Thursday, November 6th, from 4-5pm PST (7-8pm EST).

This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Disney Planes Fire & Rescue blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.