Squirt’s Kelp Forest Smoothie Recipe + Finding Dory Now On BluRay/DVD


Finding Dory picks up shortly after the original Finding Dory. As you can recall Dory suffers from short term memory loss which prevents her from remembering how she become alone in the ocean. Dory suddenly remembers a place from her childhood and sets off to find it with her new adopted family Marlin and Nemo.

Finding Dory Hank

This movie followed the classic sequel formula. It revisited memorable places, interacted with favorite characters, introduced new memorable characters, and added a new environment for the characters to conquer. The movie does a good job of telling an entertaining story and is a solid new adventure. If you enjoyed Finding Nemo you will enjoy this too.

My kids enjoyed the new character Hank the octopus. There was scene in a kids touch pool involving Hank and an ink release that my Daughter thought was funny. She also liked the use of sea shells to that served to guide Dory back home (used as a memory aide for Dory).

Finding Dory Destiny

Squirt’s Kelp Forest Smoothie

  • 1 1/2 cups coconut water
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1 ripe frozen banana
  • 1 pear, cored and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4-6 ice cubes
  • 2 fresh strawberries for garnish

Combine coconut water, baby spinach, frozen banana, pear and cinnamon in blender and process until smooth. 

Add ice cubes, as needed, blend until desired consistency is reached. 

Pour into two glasses and garnish with a fresh strawberry to resemble squirt’s red spots. Kids can help with this. Enjoy immediately! 

Print PDF of recipe here

Finding Dory Hank and Dory

Overall a solid family movie and one that will find a spot in your kids movie rotation. Plus it makes a great stocking stuffer!

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If you’re considering getting a pet, make sure to do your research! You can get help from this great resource here. And remember, while clown fish who resemble Nemo may be good pets with the proper set up, blue tang fish like Dory should not be purchased as pets

FINDING DORY is now on store shelves everywhere!

Taking The Plunge: Norm of the North In Theaters Tomorrow

Norm of the North in NYC

As children grow up, they face challenges and new experiences in their everyday lives. From getting on the school bus for the first time and trying out for the soccer team, to making new friends and enjoying occasional sleepovers, each day brings with it a new adventure.

Although little ones might be nervous or apprehensive at first, encouraging them to ‘take the plunge’ proves best in the end. After all, life’s greatest rewards often stem from taking chances and moving beyond our comfort zones.

As soon as my son saw the previews for Norm of the North he turned to me and asked if I’d take him to see it. Something about the story drew him in. So when we were invited to the screening last weekend, I knew I had to take him. And you know what? He LOVED it!

Norm of the North and Seal

Lionsgate’s latest movie release introduces audiences to Norm, a big-hearted, and talkative polar bear from the Arctic, as he ventures to NYC to prevent his beloved home from being developed. With helpful friends at his side, Norm takes on the Big Apple, big business, and a big identity crisis as he tries to save the day!

The movie hits quite a few obsticles for Norm to overcome and it’s overall message is a good one. From the importance of keeping our environment safe, to doing what’s right and sticking with friends, to finding yourself even if you’re a bit different from everyone else. If you have a young kid, they’re sure to get a kick out of this family-friendly movie. Plus there are a few funny moments for the adults too!

Norm of the North screening

You can come see Norm of the North in theaters everywhere tomorrow, Friday January 15th.

Need any more reasons to watch? Check out the Arctic Shake!

Shaun the Sheep Movie In Theaters Tomorrow!

Shaun the Sheep Movie

As an avid watcher of the show when it was on air, my son became quite obsessed with Shaun the Sheep at an early age. So much so that when he got his first Shaun the Sheep DVD, he watched it so much it broke. So as soon as he saw the preview for Shaun the Sheep Movie he bugged us to go see it as soon as it hit theaters.

If you’re a fan of Shaun the Sheep, then you’ll love the new movie coming out. In true Shaun fashion, adventure is around every corner.

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for.  A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

After watching, my kids gave the movie two big thumbs up each. And if your kids like the funny, entertaining antics Shaun is up to, then they’ll love it as well!

Catch Shaun the Sheep Movie in theaters tomorrow everywhere!


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Big Hero 6 Inspires Little Innovators Everywhere


Last Saturday we were invited to the screening of Big Hero 6 here in San Diego and I have to tell you that my husband and I were probably more excited than the kids. That is until they actually saw the movie. And now? They’re huge fans.

My son wasn’t to pleased with the fact that he had to leave the house and his toys on his “off day” to go to the theater and watch a movie even after I explained the premise of the movie to him.

Genius kid inventor, cool robot dude, lots of action and fun and excitement. His response was to complain the whole way to the theater.  [Read more…]

Head out to see Disneynature Bears in Theaters Now

Disneynature Bears cubs with mama

Last week my family was invited to attend a viewing of Disneynature Bears. In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons.

With two adorable cubs there was no way my kids wouldn’t fall in love with this movie. And from the very beginning they were wrapped into the story of Sky, Amber, and Scout. They quickly became concerned in finding out if Sky was successful in finding food for Amber and Scout.  [Read more…]

5 Things to Pack for a Sleepover at Grandma’s House

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We recently headed out for a couples weekend without the kids here in town and the kids headed over to Grandma’s for a sleepover. My daughter has been requesting sleepovers for the past few weeks and was really concerned about what to pack for a sleepover at Grandma’s house. She wanted to make sure she had everything she’d need.

So we sat down and thought of a few things she might bring to help make her feel more comfortable at night when the transition from fun adventure to actually sleeping happened. She couldn’t leave our house without a few of her favorite things.

She’s obsessed about all things princess so she couldn’t leave the house without her new favorite movie – Sophia the First: The Floating Palace – and her Disney princesses. Since she’s only allowed to bring one toy, she chose Cinderella. But she was tempted to bring Tiana. Find out what important things she packed for her trip to Grandma’s below.  [Read more…]

How to Build a Fairy House in the Garden inspired by The Pirate Fairy

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Over the past few weeks we’ve spent a lot of time in our garden at home as well as at our community garden. So when the kids got sick of pulling weeds I thought it’d be fun to change things around. After receiving The Pirate Fairy on Blu-ray for review I was inspired to let the kids have a little fun and encouraged them to build a fairy house in the garden.

They took the lead as soon as we collected a few simple supplies from around the garden beds and, with the help of friends, built a fun fairy house for the fairies to visit and play in when they came to the garden. After we got home I let them watch The Pirate Fairy. My son then had some great ideas about adding ships and water to the next area they build a house in.

Now whenever we head over to the community garden the kids start building more and recreating different rooms, houses, and ideas for their next fun fairy adventure. And I couldn’t be more happy to have content kids as I garden. Looking to build your own fairy house? It’s quite easy! [Read more…]

Everything is Awesome When You See The LEGO Movie


You know when you see the trailer of a movie and you know you’re just going to love it? Even if it’s a movie geared towards kids? Well that was totally The LEGO Movie for me. From the first trailer I knew that my family and I would love it. And I was right.

We were invited to see a screening of The LEGO Movie last weekend. After first asking my son if he wanted to go with me, and him declining because he wanted to wait for the whole family to go, I took my daughter (who was more than delighted to take her brother’s place).

We found seats next to our friends, settled in with a kids snack pack (the only way to go at the theater), and put on our cool, LEGO enhanced 3-D glasses and waited for the show to begin. [Read more…]

Henry Hugglemonster: Meet the Hugglemonsters on DVD

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Ever since receiving Henry Hugglemonster Meet The Hugglemonsters on DVD in the mail my kids have been having a roaring good time.

They were taken away to the newest, happiest, most monster-rific spot on the map – the wondrous land of Roarsville – where five-year old Henry Hugglemonster lives, plays and learns something “roarsome” every day!

Together with his loving parents and grandparents, big brother Cobby, sister Summer, baby bro Ivor, and a town full of cuddly monsters, Henry embraces all the joys and challenges of growing up. [Read more…]

Disney’s Frozen Blows Into Theaters This Weekend

Disney's FROZENLooking for a feel-good movie that’s perfect for your kids? Then you should head to the theaters and check out Disney’s new animated film, Frozen. Not only is it great for the kids, but it’s pretty entertaining for the adults as well.

Our family attended an advance screening of Frozen a few weeks ago but we’ll be back in theaters again this weekend to see it for a second time. That’s how much the kids loved it!

Disney’s Frozen is a story of two sisters, one who feels shut in and wants to explore the world, and another who wants to shut the world out for good. Their tale includes that of love, heroisism and humor. The perfect trio for a Disney movie! [Read more…]

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