Family Friendly Friday – 1.7.11 (Guest Post)

My apologies that this is going out on Saturday. It was a rough day around here yesterday.

Family Values Entertainment News, Mom Reviewed & Mom Approved – 1.7.11

Moms Speak Out

Check out this week’s Moms Speak Out question about New Year resolutions and let your voices be heard:

“Suzie Orman does not believe in New Year resolutions, but Dr. Phil does. What do moms believe?”

Speak up and make a difference! If there’s a question you’d like to have discussed, let’s hear it.

Please email me your Moms Speak Out comments and suggestions!

Quiet on the Set

Happy New Year everyone! I love the feeling of a fresh year, all my dreams and goals ready for me to experience and accomplish. Well, as us moms know, it can be easier said than done. Most important to me each year is always health and happiness. Of course I will gladly take any extra help I can get and that is my goal with this weekly blog, to save you time and offer you great entertainment I believe in!

Remember to take a look at our Moms Speak Out section above and share with me your thoughts on New Year resolutions! As they say out here in Hollywood, “lights, camera, action!”

As we start this New Year we have a great family movie about horses and the importance of friendship. My family loves to make some popcorn and huddle around the TV for this great film. Enjoy!

The Derby Stallion

Directed by: Craig Clyde
Cast: Zac Efron, Bill Cobbs, Crystal Hunt, William R. Moses, Billy Preston
Running Time: 98 minutes
Language: English
Year: 2005

A beautiful film about the friendship between an old man and a young boy and their mutual respect for each other, and a stallion named Rusty.…

Lechner: Very good heart warming movie.
Schmitz: Just a loving movie.
Poulsen: I recommend this movie to be watched by everyone.

Do you have a favorite family movie you want to share? Send me a suggestion and I will talk to our team at the National Board of Mothers about reviewing it to be Mom Reviewed and Mom Approved.

If you are interested in finding other family friendly movies on DVD, here is a good place to start.

This week offers many great family friendly options for TV shows from the Parents Television Council. Here are my favorite picks: First, Aladdin, a fun family movie about adventure and figuring out what you want in life; second, A Bug’s Life, takes you on a ride of adventure with an up-close look at how no matter what your size, you can always overcome challenges.
Here are some other family friendly options for the week:

Friday, January 7, 2010
The Wizard, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) GMC A boy and his two friends run away from home and journey cross country to compete in the ultimate video game championship.
Suite Life on Deck, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Cody and Bailey each write a version of their breakup when they are assigned to write and direct their own play.

Saturday, January 8, 2010
Aladdin, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Family Robin Williams lends his voice to the genie in this engaging, amusing musical based on the “Arabian Nights” tale.  It’s the story of a street urchin who discovers a magic lamp.
It’s Me or the Dog, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Animal Planet Victoria comes to the rescue for reality star Jill Zarin and her overly pampered dog.

Sunday, January 9, 2010
Class, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel A rich law student must help a single mom find a job with benefits as part of a class assignment for his public-advocacy class.  Though the pair fail to get along at first, they soon understand they aren’t so different and that they need each other to go after the careers they truly desire.
A Bug’s Life, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Family An awkward ant recruits a band of insect circus performers to save his colony from an army of greedy grasshoppers.

Monday, January 10, 2010
Little House on the Prairie, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel The saga of a frontier family’s struggles and triumphs on a farm near Walnut Grove, Minn., in the 1870s.
Ratatouille, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Pixar comedy about a rat who dreams of becoming a gourmet chef and teams up with an inexperienced kitchen worker at one of Paris’s finest restaurants.

Tuesday, January 11, 2010
Laurel & Hardy Marathon, [all night] TCM The classic comedy team of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy star in a number of slapstick comedy shorts.
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) MyTV A game show testing how much contestants have forgotten since grade school in such subjects as math, geography, and social studies.

Wednesday, January 12, 2010
The Middle, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Mike gives Frankie the brush-off when she pays 200 dollars for a small bottle of eye cream.  Meanwhile, Axl’s parenting skills are tested when he becomes the Dad to an infant doll for health class, and Sue and Brick put a hole in Sue’s bedroom and try to figure out how to fix it.
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, 8:00 p.m . (Eastern) Disney Channel A bullied outsider imagines two superhero friends—Sharkboy and Lavagirl—who soon come to life.  An adventure from Robert Rodriguez, the create of the “Spy Kids” films.

Thursday, January 13, 2010
16 Wishes, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney A girl makes a secret wish list to celebrate her 16th birthday and is astonished when they begin coming true, until one desire goes horribly awry and changes everything.
Little House on the Prairie, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Three brothers bully the people of Walnut Grove.

To see the complete list of shows recommended by the Parents Television Council and/or to learn more about this great organization, please visit

Since the kids have just gone back to school, I thought it would be fun to do a girls night out. So round up your best friends and throw on a pair of cowboy boots, for this movie is a ride to remember. Enjoy!

Country Strong

Release Date: January 7, 2011
MPAA rating: PG-13
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund
Running Time: 1 hr. 52 min

Gwyeth Paltrow takes her acting and singing to the next level in this heart-felt story about a country star that falls from grace and finds her way back to what really matters. Country Strong offers a classic feel for the strength of country music with a clear understanding for it’s recent rise in popular appreciation.
This touching movie has some tough subjects and may be a tear-jerker at points. However, in a time when our country has many hardships, this story rings true about the inner strength that burns within each of us and the sheer will we have to make our lives better.

Due to the violence, sexual content, language, drugs and alcohol, the National Board of Mothers® was not able to give this movie it’s Seal of Approval.

It’s a wrap!

I hope your start to this year is an easy one and I would love to hear your feedback about this week’s post, so please email me at Family Values Cinema. See you next Friday!

Founder, National Board of Mothers®

Patty is first and foremost an experienced mother both to her teenage daughter, and to her Labradoodle Romeo. With a great passion for wholesome entertainment, Patty spearheaded the National Board of Mothers to establish a rigorous review process ensuring that your family’s treasured time is enjoyed with Mom Reviewed & Mom Approved products. Patty is most currently known for forging new ground with family friendly entertainment as the Founder of not only the National Board of Mothers, but also Family Values Cinema. You can read more about Patty and family friendly entertainment here or email her with any questions.

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Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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