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Monthly Archive — April 2012

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    Weekend Box Office: Think Like A Man, Plunder Like A Pirate

    Here is the top 10 for the weekend of April 27 – 29, 2012.

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    Time to Play’s Spring 2012 Most Wanted Toys List

    I joined the rest of the gang in NYC today for Time to Play’s Spring 2012 Most Wanted Toys List.

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    Time to Play: Take the Stress Out of Planning Dinner

    When you become a parent, you worry about a lot of things – their health, safety and happiness. But there is only one thing that stresses me out on a daily basis …. making dinner! For some reason the thought of making dinner for my very picky eaters raises my blood pressure every day. And […]

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    A Boy Called Dickens: picture book giveaway!

    Want to introduce your little readers to the great Charles Dickens? Check out what our children’s book reviewer, Audrey DeSimone, thought of A Boy Called Dickens, an historical fiction picture book based on Dickens’ life. Enter for your chance to win your very own copy of A Boy Called Dickens by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by […]

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    Weekend Box Office: Think Like A Man & Lucky One Bump Hunger to 3rd

    The Hunger Games drops to 3rd as Steve Harvey and Zac Efron move into theaters.

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    LEGO Batman 2 Coming This Summer

    It’s going to be an exciting summer for Batman fans with a new LEGO Batman video game arriving! Oh yeah, and that new movie.

  • Girl with iPad

    Time to Play: 5 Ways to Feel Less Guilty About Your Child’s Screen Time

    Your kids are going to be playing with more electronics. There I said it, let’s just get that out in the open. Remember the original iPhone commercials where they mentioned pretty much any activity and then said “yeah, they make an app for that too.” Flash forward to 2012 and now you can pretty much […]

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    Weekend Box Office: Hunger Games Goes Back for Fourths

    The Hunger Games extended it’s hold on the box office for a fourth week in a row. See how this and other movies did in the Weekend Box Office recap.

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    Final Wave of Skylanders Arriving Soon

    The final wave of Skylanders figures are arriving soon and we have pictures!

  • Heather Shaw

    Time to Play: The Best Job Ever

    My children have this knack for knowing the exact moment my thoughts have come into focus. Since becoming a mom, I’m not going to lie, I walk around in a hazy fog about 90% of the time. In fact, I think it’s incredibly likely that my mommy brain is significantly worse now that my kids are a […]