Family Friendly Friday – 1.28.11 {Guest Post}

Family Values Entertainment News, Mom Reviewed & Mom Approved – 1.28.11

Moms Speak Out

Check out this week’s Moms Speak Out section:

Let’s get a head start and share our favorite family Valentines crafts with each other! (Please include supplies needed)

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

This week has been a hectic one for me, maybe it’s the end of January that makes me feel like I need to get everything in before February comes around the corner. Whatever it is I am sure I am not alone in this feeling, because us moms always feel the pressure. We have a great family movie DVD pick this week so lets gather the family and enjoy the wholesome good entertainment.

Take a look at our Moms Speak Out section above and share your Valentine’s Day ideas!  As they say out here in Hollywood, “lights, camera, action!”

The family movie DVD pick for this week is one of adventure and loyalty. The whole family will love this family movie based on the true story about a legendary German Shepard. Enjoy!

Finding Rin Tin TinFinding Rin Tin Tin

Directed by: Danny Lerner
Cast: Tyler Jensen, Ben Cross, Ian Porter, Wesley Stiller
Running Time: 90 minutes
Language: English
Year: 2008

This inspirational film illustrates how the meaning of courage, loyalty and true friendship can bring people together, even enemies.…

Morris: Good family movie.
Hartness: Very interesting film.
Fathel: Good wholesome family movie.

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 continuing with our animal theme: First, Flipper, a fun classic movie about the friendship between kids and animals; second, It’s Me or the Dog, a show handling the challenges of what to do when you have a disobedient dog and how to overcome the challenge.

Here are some other family friendly options for the week:

Friday, January 28, 2011
Who’s the Boss?, 7:30 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel After meeting some of Tony’s married friends, Angela dreams of life with Tony.
Flipper, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) GMC When Sandy Ricks is sent by his mom to a rustic island in the Florida keys, to spend the summer with his uncle Porter, he dislikes everything about his new environment until a new friend comes into his life, a dolphin named Flipper, that bring uncle and nephew together, and leads Sandy on the summer adventure of a lifetime.

Saturday, January 29, 2011
Good Luck Charlie, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Part 1 of 2.  The family takes a wacky ski vacation, where Teddy meets a psychic who tells her she will meet her true love during the trip.  Meanwhile, Amy and Bobby learn they aren’t officially married; PJ visits a mysterious cabin occupied by two pretty girls after snowboarding down the wrong mountain.
It’s Me or the Dog, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Animal Planet Victoria helps a family with a rambunctious pit bull.

Sunday, January 30, 2011
Little House on the Prairie, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel A petition demanding property rights for wives sets off a battle of the sexes in Walnut Grove.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC A family who lost a teenage daughter in a texting-while-driving accident has a new home built for them.  Justin Bieber, Emma Roberts, and NASCAR’s Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle volunteer.

Monday, January 31, 2011
Unwrapped, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network Treats that combine sweet and salty flavors are examined, including Snickers; the Immaculate Baking Co., Snyder’s Pretzels, and Fran’s Chocolates.
Avalon High, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel A student believes her new high school is a contemporary Camelot complete with a king and knights of the Round Table.  She tries to prove the legend is alive and stop attacks by a notorious traitor.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Suite Life on Deck, 7:30 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel The guys visit Carey in Tokyo on the set of a soda commercial.  After Zack damages the set, he is forced to work as a drink taster to pay for the destruction.
Little House on the Prairie, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel Amid greed, Charles and Edwards pan for gold in South Dakota.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
MonsterQuest, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) History Channel Reports of pythons in Florida are examined.
Sky High, 8:00 p.m . (Eastern) Disney Channel A geeky teen attending a high school for superheroes finds it hard to live up to the expectations of his legendary parents.

Thursday, February 3, 2011
Amish Grace, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) LMN Based on a true story, a school shooting in an Amish community leave five girls dead, and a grieving mother struggling to apply the Amish teachings of forgiveness toward the killer.
Little House on the Prairie, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Charles and Mary go to Chicago, he to attend a convention, she to see her fiance.

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 was really hoping to have a fun whole family movie this week but it looks like the pickings are a bit slim in the theater. We have a movie that borders between family and date night, so moms use your best judgment and see the National Board of Mothers® suggestion at the end. Enjoy!

The Dilemma

Release Date: January 14, 2011
MPAA rating:
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Winona Ryder
Running Time: 110 min

Ron Howard teams up with Vince Vaughn for this slapstick comedy that touches on serious real-life issues. The Dilemma takes you on an adventure about a best friend put in a tough situation where he struggles with telling the truth, knowing it will hurt the one person who has always been there for him.

This movie provides an opportunity to discuss what you do when faced with a moral decision and your best friend is on the other end. Vince Vaughn and Kevin James work as a good team to keep you laughing for a majority of the movie.

Due to the language, sexual content and alcohol/drug references, the National Board of Mothers® was not able to give this movie it’s Seal of Approval and only suggests this move for ages 15 and above, moms use your best judgment.

It’s a wrap! Let’s squeeze every last drop out of this month and cherish all that we can as we head into February. 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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