Family Friendly Friday – 2.11.11 {Guest Post}

Family Values Entertainment News, Mom Reviewed & Mom Approved – 2.11.11

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Quiet on the Set

Valentine’s Day is so close! I heart this holiday as an opportunity to show those around me how important they are in my life. Everyone from my kid to my dry cleaner gets extra compliments and love this week! We have some very lovable picks this week so gather up the family and enjoy!

Take a look at our Moms Speak Out section above, I would love to get your feedback about how you teach your kids about good quality TV!

As they say out here in Hollywood, “lights, camera, action!”

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 loving picks for the week: First, Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Valentine, what better way to start the Valentines weekend than with an adorable animated movie about love; second, William and Kate, A Royal Love Story, who can resist a love story with the upcoming wedding of the century. Here are some other family friendly options for the week:

Friday, February 11, 2011
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown; A Charlie Brown Valentine, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC A “Peanuts” twin bill.  First, Charlie waits by his mailbox for a valentine.  Then, Valentine’s Day finds the gang searching for love.  Charlie crushes on a little red-haired girl.
Who Do You Think You Are?, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) NBC Tim McGraw researches his father’s ancestry and discovers a link to descendants who were among the U.S.’s first settlers and a connection to George Washington.

Saturday, February 12, 2011
Elevator Girl, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel An uptight lawyer and a free-spirited woman become trapped in an elevator together.  The incident sparks chemistry between the two, but their different lifestyles threaten to ruin the romance before it gets off the ground.
Phineas and Ferb, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel A musical in which Phineas and Ferb revisit the day they built a gigantic roller coaster in their backyard.  Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz tries to pull the East Coast to the west using tinfoil and a huge magnet.

Sunday, February 13, 2011
William & Kate: A Royal Love Story, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) TLC Prince William’s courtship with Kate Middleton is explored.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC A family dedicated to disaster relief has a new home built by Ty and his team when theirs is flooded, and their disaster-relief aircraft is upgraded.

Monday, February 14, 2011
Wizards of Waverly Place, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Alex, Justin, and Max attempt to rescue Mason after he is kidnapped by rogue wizards who turned him into a dog.  Meanwhile, Jerry and Theresa go on an anniversary weekend and are alarmed to learn that Harper and Zeke are running the sub shop while they are away.
Ice Castles, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel A tragic accident blinds a  young figure skater, which forces her to reconnect with the past she left behind and realize that she doesn’t have to give up her dreams.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
WALL-E, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Oscar-winning CGI-animated delight, set on a wasteland Earth circa 2800, where the last robot on the planet, a centuries-old trash compactor named WALL-E, romances a sleek, high-tech android.
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, February 16, 2011
Who’s the Boss?, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel Tony’s bullish on Sam’s stockbroker boyfriend, but Sam can’t bear it when Tony takes up all his time.
The Middle, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Frankie looks for a friend for Brick and Sue sneaks into an R-rated movie against Mike’s wishes.

Thursday, February 17, 2011
The Parent Trap, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Family Remake of the 1961 Disney comedy about twin girls who were separated at birth when their parents divorced, find each other again while away at camp, and scheme to reunite their parents.
Antiques Roadshow, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS [Check local listings] Experts appraise collectibles, antiques, and heirlooms including a late-Victorian 13-karat gold vest chain and fob; footballs autographed by the 1963 and 1966 Green Bay Packers; and promotional movie memorabilia from Hollywood’s Golden Age.

To see the complete list of shows recommended by the Parents Television Council and/or to learn more about this great organization, please visit
I have been seeing the previews for this movie and am SO excited it is finally here! A timeless adventure for the whole family to enjoy perfect for this Valentine’s Day weekend! Be sure to see the National Board of Mothers® suggestion at the end for what age is appropriate. Enjoy!

GNOMEO & JULIETGnomeo & Juliet

Release Date: February 11, 2011

MPAA rating: G

Starring: Ashley Jensen, Emily Blunt, James McAvoy, Jason Statham, Michael Caine

Running Time: 84 min

Gnomeo & Juliet is a fun animated twist on the Shakespeare classic Romero & Juliet. The adorable garden gnomes sit and wait, with their adventure coming alive only when the humans are sure to be out of their way. The timeless tale of Capulets’ versus Montagues’ comes to life in the red versus blue world of gnomes in neighboring homes.

This fun story of star-crossed lovers is sure to have the whole family laughing and entertained with this forbidden love and an epic light-hearted battle of small creatures. The music of Elton John will have you dancing in your seats and providing a fun memory for all.

Gnome & Juliet is a fun animated film, the  National Board of Mothers® give this movie the Seal of Approval, but does not recommend this movie for viewers under age five.

It’s a wrap! I am sending all of you lots of love for Valentine’s Day and I can’t wait to hear what you do! If there is something you would like to see on this blog, 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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