Family Friendly Friday – 1.21.11

Family Values Entertainment News, Mom Reviewed & Mom Approved – 1.21.11

Moms Speak Out

Check out this week’s Moms Speak Out question about an American dream and let your voices be heard:

“I have a dream” What great American in history said this? How have you benefited from this dream?

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

Can you believe there is only one week left in January? Where did this month go? I am still getting adjusted to it being 2011 and already the first month is flying by! From our Moms Speak Out question I am focusing this week on dreaming big. I want my kid to know that the world is her oyster and she has limitless opportunities. Us moms always want what is best for our kids, this week let’s focus on encouraging their dreams!

Take a look at our Moms Speak Out section above and share your how you have benefited from the dream! 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 in continuing the dream big theme: First, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmerman, is a fun family pick teaching about rare foods abroad and encouraging trying new and exotic cuisine; second, The Incredibles, an animated adventure that encourages the superhero in all of us to conquer our fears.

Here are some other family friendly options for the week:

Friday, January 21, 2011
Lassie, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) GMC Determined to start a new life in the country, the Turner Family—Dad, stepmom, little Jennifer, and teenager Matt—leave the city for the country living of Virginia.  The move creates problem, especially for Matt, who feels lost and alone.  Fortunately, the Turners are assisted by a homeless collie who becomes part of their lives.
Wizards of Waverly Place, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Alex gets jealous when Jerry starts spending time with Maxine.  Meanwhile, Harper lies to Zeke and tells him that the Russos don’t like him.

Saturday, January 22, 2011
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmerman, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Travel Channel The host visits Puerto Rico and tours a unique market in San Juan.  Later he ventures into the rain forest, sampling wild treats on his way.
House Hunters International, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) HGTV A couple desire a historic home in Granada, Nicaragua, with two bedroom and an office.  The pair can’t agree on location however.

Sunday, January 23, 2011
Good Luck Charlie, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel A new pint-size neighbor develops a crush on Teddy, so she tries to use the kid to make Spencer jealous.  Meanwhile, Bob performs with PJ’s band, much to PJ’s dismay, when a member gets sick.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC A Georgia family involved in Girl Scouts has a new home built for them.

Monday, January 24, 2011
Little House on the Prairie, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel Mary has an infection requiring immediate, costly surgery distant hospital.
The Wild Within, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Travel Channel Steven Rinella visits the Hawaiian island of Moloka’i.  While there, he hunts boar, deer, and octopus, all of which will later be prepared for a traditional Hawaiian feast as pa’ina.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
House Hunters International, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) HGTV An Alberta couple look for a vacation home in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, for around 150,000 dollars.  They want a second-story condo with two bedrooms that’s close to the beach.
Suite Life on Deck, 7:30 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Zack, London, and Woody go to a ritzy beach club for senior ditch day, but the bouncer refuses to  let Woody in.  Meanwhile, Cody and Bailey attend class to keep their perfect attendance records intact.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Modern Marvels, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) History Channel Examining tuna, from catching the fish to processing it and preparing it in meals, including an outing with fishermen; a trip to the Bumble Bee cannery; and a tour of a fish market in Tokyo.
Shake it Up, 8:00 p.m . (Eastern) Disney Channel CeCe plays matchmaker for Deuce, but her plan backfires when he gets back together with his gold-digger girlfriend.  Meanwhile, Flynn helps Henry earn a scout camping badge.

Thursday, January 27, 2011
The Incredibles, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel A superhero family comes out of retirement to defeat a rogue inventor.
Pioneers of Television, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS [Check Local Listings]  A look back at classic TV westerns, including Maverick, Rifleman, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Big Valley, and Wild, Wild West.

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

This week we continue our dream big theme with a date night movie to help encourage us parents to remember that anything is possible. Due to the language, please see our National Board of Mothers® suggestion at the end. Enjoy!

The King's SpeechThe Kings Speech

Release Date: December 10, 2010
MPAA rating: R
Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter
Running Time: 118 min

This movie is based on the true story of King George VI and his sheer will and determination to overcome speech challenges. A special bond is created between the King and his self-taught speech therapist in a friendship that was known to have united a nation.

Colin Firth as King George VI takes you on this adventure of conquering ones fears despite overwhelming criticsm. This movie will touch your heart and invigorate you to be less fearful, and more adventureous and to have faith in yourself above all else.

Due to the language, the National Board of Mothers® was not able to give this movie it’s Seal of Approval.

It’s a wrap!

It’s a wrap! Let’s dream big this week moms! I can’t wait to get 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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