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Books, Giveaways, Kids, Printables July 17, 2018

Story Time Is Changing As My Daughters Get Older Thanks to I Can Read! Books | #ICanReadBooks

One of my favorite times with my daughters is story time. From the moment they were born, I would cuddle them and read to them. Well, times are now changing in the Smith household as both girls are reading to me at story time. Sure, I help out with a few words here and there, but they do the majority of the reading, all thanks to I Can Read books. I would be lying if I said it doesn’t make me tear up every now and then. Them reading to me just proves that they are growing up, something I thought I was ready for, but I am not. For a chance to win I Can Read! books of your own, make sure you check out my giveaway at the end of the post.

Kids, Local to CNY, Travel July 13, 2018

Fighting Summer Learning Loss at The Strong Museum | #museumofplay

My daughters will be entering Kindergarten and Second Grade this September. I don’t mean to toot their horns here, but they are both really smart girls. Their report cards this year had my husband and I beaming and more proud than I could have ever imagined. But I know all too well that the summer slump is real, so I feel it is important to keep their education up while they are out of school. One of our favorite local ways to do that is head to the ultimate play destination for all age – the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York.

Disney, Kids, Television July 12, 2018

10 Fun Facts About Disney Junior’s New Show, Fancy Nancy! | #FancyNancyEvent

I remember when my daughters got their first Fancy Nancy book. It was a Halloween one and we must have read it at least ten times that night. They were immediately hooked on her and honestly, I can’t blame them. She is fun and spunky, just like they are. Not to mention her incredible sense of fashion! So when I heard that Disney Junior was going to have a Fancy Nancy show, I knew we would be tuning in for every episode! While in LA recently, I was lucky enough to watch two episodes as well as chat with Executive Producer/Director Jamie Mitchell and Story Editor Krista Tucker. Here are 10 fun facts about Disney Junior’s Fancy Nancy that I learned from this interview.

Giveaways, Kids, Movies July 7, 2018

Win a Hotel Transylvania 3 Prize Pack Worth Over $75! | #HotelT3 #Giveaway

Hotel Transylvania 1 and 2 were huge hits with my girls and this summer Hotel Transylvania 3 is hitting theaters! We all cannot wait to go see it when it comes out. We even watch the TV show, so this is something we really can’t wait for. To help celebrate the release, The Hopping Bloggers have come together to bring our readers a prize pack worth over $75! This prize pack is amazing and any fan of the series would be happy to win it!

Giveaways, Kids, Movies July 1, 2018

Hotel Transylvania Double Feature Movie Night Giveaway! | #HotelT3

My girls love all things spooky. I don’t know where they got that from because I get scared super easily. For as long as I can remember, one of their favorite movies has been Hotel Transylvania. When the second one came out, we saw it in theaters (and loved it!). So of course, you know we are planning to see the third one in theaters too. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation hits theaters on July 13th and to help celebrate I am giving away the Ultimate Double Feature Movie Night prize pack! That’s right, you can win a copy of both Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2 on DVD!

Disney, Kids, Television June 26, 2018

How To Throw The Ultimate Big Hero 6 The Series Party | #BigHero6

The first movie my family ever saw in theaters together was Big Hero 6. Our youngest daughter was pretty young (just under 2) but she was mesmerized by Baymax. I knew right then that we had a little Disney fan on our hands! This quickly became one of the most played movies in our house, so when the animated series was announced a while back, we were all excited! Big Hero 6 The Series is so much fun – for the whole family! And now that the series has been released on DVD, we decided to throw the ultimate viewing party!

Disney, Food & Drink, Giveaways, Kids, Movies June 20, 2018

Incredibles 2: Powering the Hero Within with Delicious #Incredibles2 Recipes From Dole! | #DoleHero #DoleFamily

As you probably know by now, I have two young daughters. About a year ago, my husband and I decided it was time to get healthy. We wanted to be around for our daughters long into their lives. We cut out a lot of sweets and bad for you foods, and focused on healthy eating in our home. Because of this, we often purchase DOLE® fruits – which my girls love. They especially enjoy often seeing their favorite characters featured on the packaging (and yes, they keep those stickers as long as they can). This summer, DOLE® is teaming up with Pixar for an INCREDIBLE summer – “Powering The Hero Within” featuring Incredibles 2, a movie we can’t wait to see!

Disney, Kids, Movies June 19, 2018

3 Things Incredibles 2 Taught Me About Parenting | #Incredibles2 #Incredibles2Event

My family and I went to see Incredibles 2 this weekend. To say that Jack-Jack stole the show is probably an understatement. Don’t get me wrong, we loved the whole movie. The plot is great, a little bit predictable but that is to be expected. We all loved seeing the movie pick right back up where it left off 14 years ago. My daughters loved the introductions of some new Supers, and we all thought the action was fantastic. But as a mom, well, I learned a few things about parenting I needed to from the Parr family.

Disney, Kids, Marvel, Movies, Television June 16, 2018

Follow Me To LA for Giant Sized Fun including Ant-Man and The Wasp and Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger Interviews! | #AntManandTheWaspEvent

I am so excited to let you know guys know I am off to LA June 23 to 25th for Marvel Studios again! This time I will be screening Ant-Man and The Wasp, as well as interviewing some of the cast and filmmakers! I have been waiting for this movie since the moment it was hinted at in Ant-Man. And as if that wasn’t amazing enough, we will be checking out Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger and a new Disney Junior show, Fancy Nancy, too! Read on for all the details and of course, let me know if you have any questions for me to ask. I will do my best to get them answered for you!