An exclusive interview with Ginnifer Goodwin from Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast!

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I've been a fan of Ginnifer Goodwin since I saw her in "Walk the Line" in 2005. Although her character is that film wasn't in the spotlight (as she played Johnny Carter's first wife), I thought her performance was strong and very convincing. The woman has amazing talent, so it's no wonder she's been in the business for 15 years. She currently has a lead role (as Snow White) on the extremely popular ABC series "Once Upon a Time" and lent her voice to "Fawn" in the new Disney animated film "Tinker ... ...continue reading

Summer Infant 3D Flip Convenience Stroller Giveaway!

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Welcome to the [3rd annual] Under the Rainbow Giveaway Hop Event, hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro. Who doesn't love finding gold under the rainbow? I've joined with a group of bloggers who will be offering great prizes for you... just waiting to be found under the rainbow! So, hop along to all in the giveaway hop linky below to find your gold! Every mom has a different style and preference when it comes to strolling around town with her little one. The Summer Infant 3D Flip ... ...continue reading

Read Across America FLASH GIVEAWAY

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We're celebrating Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' birthday today with a fun FLASH GIVEAWAY on my Facebook page! One lucky person is going to win a prize package that contains these books: The Bodies We Wear (hardback) Drop It, Rocket! (paperback) Ratscalibur (paperback - advance reader's copy) The Magic Tree House: Ninjas and Samurai (paperback) We are the Goldens (hardback) Family Ties (hardback) The Little Red Hen (hardback) How the Grinch Stole Christmas ... ...continue reading

Win a $500+ Prize Package of Favorite Amazon Finds for Kids from Medi-Pals!

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Welcome to the Favorite Amazon Finds for Kids Giveaway, generously sponsored by Medi-Pals! Last month, Thrifty Nifty Mommy introduced us to a fantastic kid-friendly medication dispenser called Medi-Pals.  Available in 3 fun characters, Medi-Pals dispensers are familiar and fun for the infant, easy for the caregiver to use, and they always ensure that the child is getting the accurate dosage of medicine. Key benefits of Medi-Pals pacifier medicine dispensers: They're softer than a straight ... ...continue reading

3 Ways to Save Thousands During Baby’s First Year

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I've teamed up with Allstate for this post. No matter how prepared they are, every parent would admit that there are things they would have done differently during their child’s first year, especially when it comes to spending and saving money. The Allstate Blog has created a Baby Budgeting Blueprint in hopes that new and expecting parents can benefit from the wisdom and experience of those who have been there, done that. There are SO many things to consider when it comes to having a baby, ... ...continue reading

An interview with Baymax from Big Hero 6! Including some behind the scenes info from Scott Adsit!

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Before I saw Big Hero 6 in preparation for an upcoming Disney press trip to Los Angeles to cover the junket for the in-home release, I really wondered what all the fuss over "Baymax" was about. Sure, I'd seen the large, inflatable white robot, but I had no idea how completely lovable and huggable he was. I certainly didn't know that he'd quickly become one of my favorite Disney characters so quickly. There's just something about him that's so unique and special, and I think a lot of it has to do ... ...continue reading

Step2 Play Up Gym Set Giveaway!

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It's been pretty cold lately across much of the US and that has us thinking one thing - Spring! We can't wait to get back outside and enjoy some warmth and sunshine! Thanks to the generous people at Step2, one lucky family is going to have a brand new Play Up Gym Set to enjoy once all the snow melts! The Step2 Company, headquartered in Streetsboro, Ohio, is the largest American manufacturer of preschool and toddler toys and the world’s largest rotational molder of plastics.  They strive to be ... ...continue reading

Step2 Play Up Gym Set Review!

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As a Step2 Ambassador, I was sent this item at no cost to facilitate this review. Although it may not feel like Spring is very near for parts of the country still buried deep in snow, it really is just around the corner!  Soon enough, we'll all be sending our kids to the backyard to stretch their legs, get some fresh air, and direct some of their endless energy into good wholesome outside play!  Not everyone lives close to a safe community park, but with a Step2 Play Up Gym Set, it is possible ... ...continue reading

A look behind the animation of Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast!

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Over four years. That's how long it took for the concept of Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast to go from concept to finished animated film. Can you imagine?!  It must be so interesting to work on a project like this and pour yourself into it for 4 years, all the while knowing that at the end you'll leave a tangible piece of artwork behind - a piece of the Disney legacy really.  On my recent press trip to Los Angeles with Disney, I got to sit down with Mike Greenholt, the Animation ... ...continue reading

Enter to win a Bubble Bum Booster Seat + $100 Walmart Gift Card!

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As parents, you know we're passionate about car seat safety.  We all want to keep our children as safe as possible, but sometimes unexpected circumstances can pop up and you might not be prepared. This is where Bubble Bum comes in!  BubbleBum is the cost effective, portable, lightweight, brightly colored, inflatable car booster seat for children ages 4-11. It easily deflates and folds flat so it can be carried on-the-go, making it perfect for vacations, rental cars, taxis, school pick up or car ... ...continue reading

Frozen Fever – NEW trailer is now available! #FrozenFever #Cinderella

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Are you ready to see the NEW trailer for Frozen Fever, the new Disney short?! Here you go:  In “Frozen Fever,” it's Anna's birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but when Elsa catches a cold, her powers may put more than just the party at risk. Frozen Fever will be opening ahead of CINDERELLA (Eeeeeeeek! I can't wait) on March 13th! ... ...continue reading

A look behind Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast with Director Steve Loter and Producer Makul Wigert

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

On my recent press trip to Hollywood with Disney and ABC, I had the pleasure of previewing one of Disney's newest animated films, Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast. Not only that though, I also got to sit down with the people behind the film, including Director Steve Loter and Producer Makul Wigert. This might have been my favorite part of the experience. It's so fascinating to hear the story behind the movie and learn how the ideas for this new animated feature came to ... ...continue reading

Hey Photographers! Butterfly Backdrops Review & Giveaway!

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I may have become just a little obsessed with taking about a million pictures of my baby these first few weeks.  Newborns are just so pose-able and sleepy and tiny that I can't help but pull out my camera at every given moment!  Sure, my phone camera could do the job, but when you have beautiful backdrops and floordrops at your disposal, why not make something beautiful, dramatic, and worth printing for your wall?!  When I was putting together props for Miss B's baby announcement, I started ... ...continue reading

Find out more about Big Hero 6 from actors Ryan Potter & Daniel Henney! #BigHero6Bloggers

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Did you hear that Big Hero 6 has just surpassed Beauty and the Beast to become Disney's third most successful animated film of all time?  What an achievement!  The film has grossed over $520M worldwide and it's sure to pull in even more since it comes out on Blu-ray and DVD today, February 24th. On my recent Disney and ABC press trip to Los Angeles, I got to sit down with the film's stars and directors (be sure to check out my interview of the film's directors Don Hall and Chris Williams for ... ...continue reading

Big Brother and Big Sister Pins! Free Printables for New Siblings!

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Adding a new baby to the family can be a hard adjustment for young children!  Especially when a LOT of focus is on the new baby, and the older siblings feel a little neglected with all the demands of a newborn.  Sometimes, the new big brother or big sister needs a little gift or a little recognition to help them feel like they are still a very important member of the family, and that they have a new big role to fill! One quick and simple way to give them a badge of recognition is to make ... ...continue reading