On a whim, my children and I wandered into the local theater and plonked down an absurd sum to watch Epic in 3-D, a movie I knew very little of at the time. All I had heard was that there was a strong female lead, a great voice over cast, and something about fairies, and all that seemed promising enough on a hot afternoon. ... [More]
Considering how addicted we are to Downton Abbey, we just couldn't wait to tell you about the new Sesame Street Downton Abbey video parody "Upside Downton Abbey" that will air next week.
It's Sunday which means another episode of Downton Abbey airs on PBS tonight, and you can bet that I'll be on the couch, ready to see what happens next in the lives of the Crawley family and those around them. For those of you who gather around with friends to watch the show, you can make things even more exciting with Downton Abbey Bingo!
Today, being the 40th anniversary of Schoolhouse Rock (whoo!), I'm celebrating by sharing the videos from the original series that have panned out to be my kids' very favorites, even all these decades later. They don't even complain about the lack of CG animation--go figure. ... [More]
It may be so very middle-class, but as a Downton Abbey addict, I'm so happy to see that season 3 is kicking off tonight--and along with it, some awesome Downton Abbey goodies on sale at Fab.com ... [More]
Let me start by saying I am not some Les Mis groupie. I have never seen the play or even read Victor Hugo's book, so it's not like I have childhood memories to stir up. That said, I cannot think of the last time I walked out of a movie saying, I can't wait to see that again. ... [More]
I have a special fondness for Pixar's short films, which do such a great job of telling a compelling story in just a few minutes.Which is why this new collection of short films from Pixar makes a fabulous holiday gift. ... [More]
Trick-or-treating is still hours away and my kids are already talking nonstop about all Halloween candy. So to help maintain a bit of my own sanity today, I've rounded up a few ways to keep my kids busy and entertained until the evening rolls around. Here's hoping these ideas help you too!
With all the attack ads on TV, the l-o-n-g debates, and the lack of cartoon characters, it's no wonder that my kids aren't exactly enthralled with politics and the upcoming presidential election. ... [More]
October 11 is an exciting day at Cool Mom Picks, because what's more amazing than girls? Initiated by the United Nations, today is the very first International Day of the Girl Child, a day highlighting the challenges and injustices that girls all over the globe continue to battle. ... [More]
The second my girls saw the very first ad for Hotel Transylvania, they were begging to see it. At 5 and 7, I wasn't quite sure if I should get their hopes up or not--after all, stories about monsters not of the Sesame Street variety generally don't suit their age group. ... [More]