Family Friendly Friday – 2.4.11 {Guest Post}

Family Values Entertainment News, Mom Reviewed & Mom Approved – 2.4.11

Moms Speak Out

Check out this week’s Moms Speak Out section:

What is your trick to keeping the kids organized during the school year?

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 we are in full swing of the second part of the school year I am focusing on making sure that I am organized. Us moms know that good organization can make the difference between smooth sailing and a tough day. I think the picks for this week will hopefully help you stay organized with your family entertainment.
Take a look at our Moms Speak Out section above, I would love to get your feedback on how you moms stay organized amidst all the school and activities!

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 for the week: First, Who Do You Think You Are, this great show is back and taking you on an adventure of finding long lost relatives; second, Toy Story 2, the second installment in a fun animated adventure with Tom Hanks and Tim Allen’s voices.

Here are some other family friendly options for the week:

Friday, February 4, 2011
What If? , 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) GMC A heartwarming story of Ben Walker, who 15 years ago left his college sweetheart Wendy and his calling to be a preacher in order to pursue a business opportunity.  Now with a high-paying executive gig, a trophy fiancé, and a new Mercedes he goes on a thrill ride where his car mysteriously breaks down and meets an angel named Mike, who is sent to show Ben what his life would have been like had he followed his true calling.
Who Do You Think You Are?, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) NBC Season 2 starts with actress Vanessa Williams tracing her ancestry.  Williams investigation directs her to South Carolina, where she uncovers a familial connection to the Civil War’s Union Army.

Saturday, February 5, 2011
The Wish List, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel A perfectionist makes a list of the qualities she’s looking for in a mate and soon finds a seemingly ideal guy.  But she’s also drawn to a kooky barista who encourages her to loosen up and explore her creative side.
Suite Life on Deck, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Bailey returns home to celebrate her grandmother’s 90th birthday, and Cody follows after her to win her back.  Meanwhile, Zack and Woody challenge Moseby and his brother to a basketball game, only to learn that his sibling is a pro player.

Sunday, February 6, 2011
Toy Story 2, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Family Buzz and the gang try to save Woody when he’s kidnapped by an evil toy collection in this splashy computer-animated sequel featuring the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen.
Puppy Bowl VII, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Animal Planet Adorable puppies romp around a miniature football field in the seventh annual adoption fair for shelter pets, which also features kittens and baby chicks.

Monday, February 7, 2011
Cars, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel A cartoon about an arrogant hot rod who gets sidetracked in a sleepy burg on his way to a big race.
House Hunters, 7:30 p.m. (Eastern) HGTV A couple living in a small New York apartment with 2-year-old twins look for a home with more room.  But to get space they need, they have to look in northern New Jersey.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Wizards of Waverly Place, 7:30 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Alex puts a spell on her new boyfriend, a transfer student from England, so that she becomes the inspiration for all of his artwork.
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 9, 2011
The Middle, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Axl has a new girlfriend he wants to impress on Valentine’s Day, while Brick has a crush on a fellow student and Mike accidentally lets the news slip out, humiliating his shy son.  Sue searches for a boy she kisses on a Halloween hayride.
Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue, 8:00 p.m . (Eastern) Disney Channel Tinker Bell comes to the aid of a lonely human girl who believes in fairies and longs for a friend in this animated fantasy directed by Bradley Raymond.

Thursday, February 10, 2011
Pioneers of Television, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS [check local listings] Episode focuses on Local Kids’ TV including L.A.’s “Time for Beany,” which was a favorite of Albert Einstein; New York’s “Puppet Hotel,” “Romper Room,” “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” and many others.
Annie Get Your Gun, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) TCM Betty Hutton stars as Annie Oakley in this fictionalized musical biography, featuring songs by Irving Berlin.

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 I am featuring a fun family movie that has been out for a while, but continues to get great reviews. If you haven’t seen this yet, it is a fun one for the family. Be sure to see the National Board of Mothers® suggestion at the end for what age is appropriate. Enjoy!

by Christopher Gildemeister

Release Date: November 24, 2010

MPAA rating: PG

Starring: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy

Running Time: 100 min

Sex: None

Violence: Stabbing, cartoon action, splapstick

Language: None

Behavior: Mild deception

Tangled retells the legend of Rapunzel, with minor alterations: kidnapped at birth, the Princess Rapunzel is imprisoned in a tower by the repulsively evil Gothel, who poses as her mother and keeps Rapunzel secret in order to have sole control of Rapunzel’s magical hair, which can heal any wound and keeps Gothel eternally young. But the princess longs to escape, and seizes her chance when inadvertently discovered by the rougish thief Flynn Ryder. Alternately aided and abetted by Gothel, Flynn’s former compatriots the Stabbington brothers, a band of comic thugs, and the intelligent horse Maximus, Flynn and Rapunzel return to civilization…but will they be able to overcome the seeds of dissent and suspicion sewn by Gothel, and return Rapunzel to her royal heritage?
There is no profanity or sexual content in Tangled. There is, however, much stylized action – so much so, the movie could almost be retitled, “Rapunzel: Action Hero.” This varies from humorous slapstick (Rapunzel repeatedly whacks Flynn unconscious with a frying pan), to breath-taking animated stunts (Flynn and Rapunzel are swept away from a collapsing dam in a cascade of water), to slightly grimmer moments (Gothel stabs Flynn with a dagger, drawing blood).
Themes in the film also run the gamut, from Rapunzel learning that each member of a barbarian horde has a secret “dream” (like becoming a mime or an interior decorator), to Rapunzel’s desire to escape from her domineering “mother” Gothel (who repeatedly warns her about the horrors of the outside world and incessantly tells her “mother knows best.”) In the Disney/Pixar tradition, there are adventures, songs, humorous sentient animal sidekicks, a pop-culture-referencing rogue, and messages about leaving home, growing up, and following your dreams.
Tangled is a safe and fun animated film, ideal for children and families. Because of this, the Parents Television Council and 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 hope all of you have a great week and I can’t wait to hear your oganizational tips! 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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