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In honor of Season 5 of The History Channel’s popular Vikings series, I wrote about my favorite Vikings — Viking River Cruises and Viking Ocean Cruises — for USA Today 10Best. Read 10 Ways to Explore the World Like a True Viking (but with more amenities)!

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“life, animated” movie review

Life Animated

As any child can tell you, Disney is synonymous with magic.

This documentary proves that without a doubt, as it tells the story of Owen Suskind, who was diagnosed with autism at age three and who found a way to communicate and cope by watching Disney movies. [Read more…]

make “the little mermaid” part of your world with a disney music legacy collection giveaway!

Little Mermaid CD cover

I received the Little Mermaid Legacy Collection CD as a member of
the Entertainment New Media Network. No further compensation was
received and all opinions are my own. 


I would have sworn I first watched The Little Mermaid with my kids but since the movie is now celebrating its 25th anniversary, that means they weren’t even born when it first came out. And that means I was rocking to “Under The Sea” and “Kiss the Girl” by myself! Ha ha!

So I guess we’ve come full circle because Walt Disney Records has just released The Legacy Collection: The Little Mermaid, my kids are grown and out of the house, and I’m once again rocking “Under The Sea” and “Kiss the Girl” in my car all by myself! [Read more…]

celebrating #disneymusic with a “walt disney records: the legacy collection” giveaway

Legacy Collection

I received a set of the Legacy Collection CDs as a member of the Entertainment New Media Network. No further compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

I rarely write about Disney since my kids have grown and my days as Flicks for Kids editor at NickJr.com are over.

But I will always have a special place in my heart for the classic Disney movies and the songs that literally provided the soundtrack to my kids’ childhoods.

I jumped at the chance to review Walt Disney Records: The Legacy Collection, a new line of collectible CDs celebrating the anniversaries of some of Disney’s most beloved films (and Disneyland itself), so I’d have an excuse to listen to those songs again even though no one was in the back seat of the car to sing along. [Read more…]