Shrek: The Musical and Life Lessons

Posted by & filed under Entertainment.

“Let your freak flag fly” may seem like an odd piece of advice to offer my kindergarten and second grader, but that was the lesson learned last week when we were lucky enough to catch Shrek: The Musical in San Francisco. And I have to say it’s a lesson I’m more than happy to support… Read more »

Where are All the Christmas Movies?

Posted by & filed under Entertainment.

As the 24 Frames blog at the Los Angeles Times observes, there’s not a single Christmas movie coming out this December. But while there are a handful of family friendly movies, none have to do with Christmas in particular. Has Hollywood declared war on Christmas? “The way to do a big-budget film these days is… Read more »

5 Best Made-for-TV Christmas Movies

Posted by & filed under Entertainment.

One of the things most of us look forward to every holiday season is watching our favorite holiday movies: Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, Scrooge, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Elf. Whether you are a fan of the old classics (hello, Bing Crosby) or the newer one (Polar Express) everyone has one or two that… Read more »

Oprah's Audience Freaks Out for Final Favorite Things

Posted by & filed under Entertainment.

On her last-ever Favorite Things episode, where Oprah gives her audience free things, the venerable talk show host rewarded her audience with a number of items, including a diamond watch, a 3D TV, a cashmere sweater, and the big finale: a seven-day Caribbean cruise. Watch the audience freak out: Sure, it’d be nice to win… Read more »

My Top 5 Inspiring Animated Movies

Posted by & filed under Entertainment.

You may have read my review of the new Dreamworks animated movie Megamind. The thing I loved the most about it was the lesson I felt it offered, and this got me thinking about some other animated movies that I’ve enjoyed using to not only teach my kids useful lessons in life, but have inspired… Read more »

Thanksgiving Travel Tips: Keep Calm and Carry On

Posted by & filed under Entertainment.

The only thing more stressful than actually preparing a large Thanksgiving dinner is getting to a Thanksgiving dinner. With airports being a complete nightmare this time of year, thanks to weather delays and other external forces, here are a few tips to help you de-stress and be as relaxed as possible while traveling this Turkey… Read more »