Family Friendly Friday – 3.4.11 {Guest Post}

Family Values Entertainment News, Mom Reviewed & Mom Approved – 3.4.11

Moms Speak Out

Check out this week’s Moms Speak Out section:

What is your favorite thing to do with your kids on Spring Break?

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

Now that all the award shows are behind us, Spring is just around the corner which means Spring Break is almost here. I always find Spring Break to be a bit tough to schedule with working and making sure I devote more time to my daughter with her days off. I try and schedule a few fun things for her and I do to together and really cherish the time away from work. Maybe this week our family friendly picks can help you grab a few moments to cherish with your little ones!

Take a look at our Moms Speak Out section above, I would love to get your feedback on what you do for Spring Break!

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 picks: First, A Bug’s Life, a fun animated movie about what happens when ants need to enlist the help of other insects; second, Monsters, Inc., a fun family animated movie about how monsters really aren’t that scary. Here are some other family friendly options for the week:

Friday, March 4, 2011
Clambake, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) TCM Elvis stars opposite Shelley Fabares as an oil heir who takes a job as a ski instructor in this light-hearted musical romp.
Who Do You Think You Are?, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) NBC Singer Lionel Richie charts his family history by focusing on his maternal grandmother’s ancestry.  Determined to figure out the mysteries surrounding her father, Richie takes an investigative voyage from Alabama to Nashville and Chattanooga, ultimately digging up a connection to the dawning days of the civil-rights movement.

Saturday, March 5, 2011
A Bug’s Life, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Family A bumbling ant recruits a band of insect circus performers to help defend his colony from an army of greedy grasshoppers.
Who’s the Boss?, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel Mother and daughter bond when Mona drags the workaholic Angela to a blues club.

Sunday, March 6, 2011
Earth: The Making of a Planet, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) National Geographic Channel Examining the events that led to the creation of Earth.
Monsters, Inc., 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Family A little girl accidentally enters the land of monsters, where she befriends two creatures who work at a “scare factory.”

Monday, March 7, 2011
Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel During a Russo family vacation in the Caribbean, a frustrated Alex wishes her parents had never met.  After her wish is unexpectedly granted, she and her brothers work to reverse the spell before it’s too late.
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) GMC Despondent over Ingrid’s death, Matthew leaves town. The family finds him working in a temporary town as a bartender. Matthew, with the help of his family and Peter Chow lets Ingrid go.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Suite Life on Deck, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Snakes escape from a crate on the ship and Woody tries to recapture them.  Meanwhile, Cody realizes he is unable to make Bailey laugh, and Maya learns that Zack has dated more girls that she thought.
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, March 9, 2011
Minute to Win It, 8:00 p.m.  (Eastern) NBC A game show where contestants use household items to complete tasks in under a minute in order to win cash and other prizes.
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, 8:00 p.m . (Eastern) Disney Channel Camp Rock’s future is threatened by a rival music camp with rich resources.  Mitchie and Shane team up to save their beloved retreat and challenge the glitzy Camp Star to a performance duel to determine which place is better.

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Finding Nemo, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Best animated feature about a clown fish who, with the help of a ditzy blue tang, searches for his missing son.
Antiques Roadshow, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS (check local listings) Season 13 begins in Palm Springs, where experts appraise a 1937 painting by American expressionist Clyfford Still valued at $500,000.

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 am very excited for the movie we have this week because the lead actor is one of my favorites, check out this fun family movie!  Check out below the National Board of Mothers® suggestion at the end for what age is appropriate. Enjoy!


Release Date: March 4, 2011


MPAA rating: PG


Starring: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher and Timothy Olyphant


Running Time: 107 min

Johnny Depp is the voice of the funny Rango chameleon whose life gets turned upside down when he accidentally finds himself the sheriff in a Wild West town. Equipped with an active imagination and a friendly demeanor, this once ordinary lizard is thrust into a new reality and he isn’t quite sure what to do.

At times struggling with an identity crisis Rango is a lovable character and this cute animated story will give you lots to talk about from life lessons about what is important, to how you keep yourself true amidst tough situations.

The National Board of Mothers® does not recommend this movie for viewers under age nine.




It’s a wrap! I hope you find some nice moments to cherish with your little ones!

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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