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Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters: Ramona and Beezus Beverly Cleary's beloved book series comes...

Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters: Grown Ups Five friends reunite after the death of their...

Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters: "The Karate Kid" A remake of the 1984 movie of the same name,...

Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters Now: She's Out of My League A movie about valuing a person for...

Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters Now: Alice in Wonderland An intense 3-D adventure, "Alice in...

Reviews: What's New This Week

Here's a look at what's new in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. New in Theaters: When in Rome A romantic comedy with a supernatural twist, "When in...

Fun Family Activity: A Nature Walk Around the Block

When you're two-and-a-half feet tall and have only recently begun practicing the art of upright mobilization, the smallest of adventures qualify as epic journeys of discovery. Is it sunny, windy, rainy or snowy? Matters not. The world awaits, and...

Mardi Gras With Your Family - Links We Love

The celebration of Mardi Gras-like celebrations can be traced all the way back to the time of the Romans, brought to America by French settlers who landed in Louisiana. Mardi Gras, which literally means Fat Tuesday, marks the end of the Carnival...

Mommy Brain, Ivy and Bean, and Girl Scout Cookies - Links We Love

It's a confounding phenomenon: Once you have kids, it's like you suddenly can't hold all the information you need in your head anymore. Some people call it Mommy Brain, but I prefer the term Momnesia. -- The Mommy Blog Childhood is far too short....

Five Ways to Make This Christmas More Memorable

For those of you who celebrate Christmas, the holiday has officially begun. Whether you're working today, anticipating tomorrow's fun, or you already have a houseful of company, Christmas Eve is the kick-off for what is probably your kids' (and...

Toys for Family Togetherness

Toys for Family Togetherness
Here's a riddle: What's the best gift you can give your children this holiday season that can't be wrapped up or put under the tree? The answer is ... your time. It's tempting to spend, spend, spend...

Daily Dish - Max the Cat

Board games usually pit player against player. Team up as a family for nail-biting suspense against Max the Cat....

Fall crafts - How about them apples?

September is apple season. If you have a child in the lower elementary grades, chances are they'll be taking a field trip to an apple orchard or cider mill sometime soon. Apples are one of the first themes many preschool teachers cover, and who...

Get back to nature with "Take a Child Outside" week

Twenty-five years ago, the idea of a "Take a Child Outside" week would have seemed ridiculous. We spent most of our free time outside as it was, riding bikes, exploring, playing with friends. But today, for reasons that vary from safety concerns to...

Libraries doing well in poor economy

Have you hugged your librarian today? Now is a better time than ever to at least go in and say hi (you might want to save the hug for another time). Ohio librarians are reporting that libraries are more popular than ever, due in part to a struggling...

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