5 Great Picks for Family Movie Night

Now that my kids are older, ages 9 and 6, we enjoy watching movies together. It can be a challenge, though, to find appropriate movies that appeal to both boys and girls, 9-year-olds and 6-year-olds, and parents and kids alike. The following 5 movies are flicks we all like and, for one reason or other, aren't as obvious as, say, Finding Nemo or Shrek. ...more
@Cheryld That was a sweet one. And you're right about it being great for daughters.more

Kids Off The Couch: Female Role Models for 2011 - True Grit & Newbery Award Winner "Moon Over Manifest"

We're full of New Year's Resolutions about leading a more intentional life in 2011, and have already been inspired by two new fictional heroines. Mattie Ross is the fourteen year-old heroine of Joel and Ethan Coen's True Grit, which is in the hunt for Oscar nominations even while it has outsold most modern Westerns after just twenty days in theaters. Abilene Tucker is the twelve year-old heroine of "Moon Over Manifest," a colorful work of historical fiction that won the 2011 Newbery Award this week....more

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs + Apple Picking = Kids Off The Couch

When we watch Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, our kids caution "Don't eat the apple" but alas, Snow White...more