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Looking for Winter Break Fun: We've Got You Covered!

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Looking for Winter Break Fun: We've Got You Covered!

NEED ACTIVITIES FOR WINTER BREAK? WE GOT YA COVERED! Nothing drives me more crazy than having a houseful of kids who complain they are bored during the winter break. I also tell them there's a room they can pick up or reading they can do and then I get the eyerolls. So after all the cleaning is done we still have a couple of weeks off and I know it's important for children to get a break from all the work they do at school, the tutoring sessions, the lessons and the extracurricular sports they do. After a tiring routine,...

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The Smith-Kangs go to Mexico

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The Smith-Kangs go to Mexico

If you know my family and me, you know that we are not the most organized “krew”. We are a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of family. The Smith-Kangs are a special breed. We are a large party of 6 and with that many people, chances are we are going to forget or lose something. Each trip we vow to do better and this trip to the Nayarit Riviera, Mexico, was no exception.   When I received word that I would be attending an influencer trip to the W Punta Mita, I told myself this trip would be different. I was going to...

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Daddy’s Home 2 DVD Release Viewing Party

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Daddy’s Home 2 DVD Release Viewing Party

It’s more daddies and more problems in the uproarious family comedy DADDY’S HOME 2 coming home on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD February 20, 2018 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Over the weekend I brought together two of my favorite "Daddys" (my husband and my brother) to watch DADDY’S HOME 2 which debuts two weeks early on Digital February 6.   When it comes to raising their kids, Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) finally have this co-parenting thing down. That is, until Dusty’s macho dad (Mel Gibson) and Brad’s sweet-natured father (John Lithgow) come to town, throwing the whole...

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Giveaway!!! The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

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Giveaway!!! The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

 "Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back. We are once again in Oakton where the evil mayor has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park."       My little "nuts" have been looking forward to this sequel for awhile now so we are excited to attend the premiere next weekend. We don't want you to feel left out so one of our lucky readers will get a chance...

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ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE Event

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ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE Event

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Fox Home Entertainment. However, all opinions expressed are my own. My family and I are fans of the Ice Age franchise so when we were invited to attend the Ice Age Collision Course DVD release media event at Discovery Cube in Santa Ana, we jumped at the opportunity.   I brought my husband and two of our four children to the event which started with a breakfast with Scrat. Scrat is the hilarious squirrel who is obsessed with acorns that constantly elude him. The kids loved meeting him and taking pictures with...

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