#FamilyMovie Night This Saturday, Sept. 3rd!

It’s that time again! Walmart & P&G are teaming up for another fabulous Family Movie Night!

It all happens this Saturday night, September 3rd at 8pm/7C on NBC.family movie night

The movie is called Game Time: Tackling the Past, and it’s all about football.

Well, not all about football… there are some valuable lessons involved.

Here’s the synopsis from the Family Move Night website:

Pro football star Jake Walker is living the dream… or so he thinks. The veteran tight end is a fan favorite and on pace to set the all-time receiving yards record that will guarantee him a spot in the Hall of Fame. While working out at training camp, Jake receives an unexpected call from his brother Dean – their father Frank has suffered a major heart attack. Jake immediately leaves practice and returns to Riverton, North Carolina, the small hometown he’s avoided for nearly 15 years. Memories of glory and regret flood his mind as he returns to the family and friends he abandoned in pursuit of his career. Jake dutifully visits with Frank and Dean, but hurt and misunderstanding from the past begins to resurface, leaving him counting the days until he can return to his team. …Read More

Now, watch the trailer:

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It looks great, doesn’t it? And did you recognize some familiar faces – like Catherine Hicks and Beau Bridges?

I love football movies. Actually, my whole family does. If there’s football in a movie, it’s one sure way to get all of us gathered around the tv. This movie is sure to be no exception. We’re not missing it!

I haven’t watched Game Time: Tackling the Past yet. I watched the trailer with my son, Jace, the other day, and he begged me not to watch it without him. His birthday is on Friday, and he really, really wants us to watch it together. So, Friday night, Jace and I will watch an advanced screening of the movie. {I just didn’t want to wait until the last minute to tell you all about it!}  Then, we’ll all watch it together again as a family on Saturday night. I’ve already got the DVR set, and we’re ready and waiting for Family Movie Night to get here! My husband is really excited about the movie too. We saw the previews during our last Family Movie Night and he and Jace both said at the same time, “We’ve got to watch that one!” I’m telling you, if there’s football involved, the excitement level shoots through the roof around here.

I love Family Movie Night, and I have thoroughly enjoyed every movie that Walmart & P&G have put out so far. We’ve already purchased several of the movies on DVD so that we don’t have to watch them with commercials anymore because they get watched so much. I am so excited that Mom Central has allowed me to be a part of these campaigns to tell you all about these fantastic little movies. I hope you’ve enjoyed them as much as I have.

Remember: Game Time: Tackling the Past premiers Saturday, September 3rd at 8/7C on NBC.

Don’t miss it!

To learn more about Game Time: Tackling the Past, visit the Official Website.

Become a Fan of Family Movie Night on Facebook and get the inside scoop on future Family Movie Night events and updates.

Will your family be watching?

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Family Movie Night: Who is Simon Miller?

Family Movie Night August 6thSaturday, August 6th at 8pm/7c on NBC, Walmart & P&G present the next movie in the Family Movie Night experiences. That night, families all over the country will come together to watch Who is Simon Miller?

I love action/adventure movies. Love them. I love the movies that keep me on the edge of my seat, biting my nails, waiting to see what is going to happen.

Who is Simon Miller is one of those movies, and it is a fantastic one at that.

First, here’s the movie synopsis:

Like most families, the Millers have their challenges. Simon’s (Loren Dean) frequent business trips have created some distance between him and the rest of the family, leaving Meredith (Robyn Lively) stretched and struggling to keep things together. Daughter Sarah, an 18-year-old honor student, has recently gotten herself into trouble at school while son Kevin, 15, struggles to engage with anything outside of a video game…

But these issues all prove to be trivial when Simon goes missing. Sensing something is not right, the family frantically searches Simon’s office for information. Discovery of a stash of passports, all with Simon’s picture but each with a different alias, reveals that their father has been keeping more than a few secrets. In a frantic phone call, Simon urges the family not to tell anyone of his disappearance, not even the authorities, right before the line goes dead. Who is Simon Miller? And what exactly has he gotten himself – and now his family – into?

Shocked, scared and unsure if they can even trust the dad they thought they knew, the three embark on their own international mission to get him back. With Meredith’s sharp instincts, Sarah’s foreign language skills and Kevin’s natural techgenius, they try to unravel the mystery behind his disappearance. It’s a heartpounding family thriller that tests the limits to which families will fight for each other.

(You can find out more about Who is Simon Miller? on the Official Website for the movie and on the Family Movie Night Facebook Page.)

Next, you need to watch the trailer:

Awesome, right?

It totally is.

I’m the only one in my family that has seen the movie. Mom Central gave me the opportunity to view an advanced screening, and I am so glad they did! Since Saturday is Ashley’s birthday, we’ll be out celebrating with a big family dinner. But, you’d better believe that I already have the DVR set to record Who is Simon Miller? and I’ve already got our next family movie night planned.

I really enjoyed Who is Simon Miller?, and I can’t wait for my family to experience it for themselves. I have to say that each Family Movie Night movie just gets better and better. The acting gets better, the storylines get better… I can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

Make sure your family tunes in this Saturday night, August 6th at 8/7c on NBC to watch the premier of Family Movie Night: Who is Simon Miller?

You don’t want to miss this movie!

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Family Movie Night is Back with Field of Vision

Field of Vision Family Movie NightYou all know how important family-friendly movies and tv shows are to me. And, lately, it seems that good, quality shows the whole family can watch are becoming few and far between. If, by some miracle, you happen upon a family-friendly show, you then have to worry about commercials for scary movies, or other garbage coming on. It’s a viscous cycle, and parents are having a hard time winning this battle.

But, Walmart and P&G have heard our cries, and they are committed to bringing back Family Movie Night. Families can once again gather around the tv, snacks in hand, ready to settle in for a few hours and enjoy a movie together.

This Saturday, you can catch the premier of Field of Vision, a story about a boy that must decide what’s more important: Winning the championship game or doing what’s right.

Field of Vision premiers Saturday, June 11th at 8/7c on NBC.

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I got the chance to preview an advanced screening of Field of Vision thanks to Mom Central. WOW! What a great movie! I am super excited to watch it with my entire family this weekend.

My six year old son, Jace, is really into football right now, and I know he’s going to love this movie. Not only are there action-packed scenes, but there’s a moral to the story. Actually, there are a couple of lessons in the movie that must be learned, and they will make for a great discussion time with my kids during the commercial breaks.

So, what’s the movie about?

Well, Tyler McFarland, the star quarterback at Sinclair High School, uses an old malfunctioning video camera and captures some very strange footage. He learns that some of his teammates have been bullying a new transfer student named Cory. Tyler then has to make the tough decision of whether to tell his coach or not. If he tells, his friends could get kicked off the team and that could cost the championship game.

While all of that is going on, Tyler’s sister, Lucy, learns that the new student, Cory, has a secret past. Lucy then has to convince her family, including her mom (played by Faith Ford), that she’s not making these things up. She then has to get her entire family on board to help find answers that Cory needs.

I love that I didn’t have to worry about any scenes, language, or innuendos in the movie. It’s just a good movie – the kind that are so hard to find any more. I am so excited to see how my kids react to it this Saturday night. I’ve set my DVR to record it, because I have a feeling this is one movie the kids will want to watch over and over!

Tune in Saturday, June 11th at 8/7c on NBC to catch the premier of Field of Vision.

To learn more about the movie, check out the official Field of Vision Family Movie Night website: http://www.familymovienight.com/field-of-vision You can also learn about other Family Movie Night movies and read the Family Movie Night Mission.

Also, be sure to become a fan of Family Movie Night on Facebook so you can get the inside scoop when new Family Movie Night movies will air.

You can also follow Family Movie Night on twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/fmnib

We’ll be tuning in to watch Field of Vision on Saturday night. Will you?

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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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 www.parentstv.org

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!

RangoRango

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.

Disclaimer: This is a weekly guest post on behalf of Family Values Entertainment. I am not being compensated for this post, but links included in this post may be affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Blessed Beyond Words. Read more about my relationship with Family Values Cinema here.

Family Friendly Friday – 2.25.11 {Guest Post}

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Moms Speak Out

Check out this week’s Moms Speak Out section:

What do you love most about the Oscars?

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

The Oscars are here! The Oscars are here! The Oscars are here! Being a lifelong movie buff the Oscars is one of my favorite times of year. I love the suspense and excitement leading up to the delivery of those beautiful gold statues. This week I am THRILLED to announce Jackson Murphy, a 12-year-old movie critic, will be interviewed on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno! Family Values Cinema will be working with Jackson in the coming months and we would love your opinion about our new young, enthusiastic host for a soon to be announced weekly half-hour family centric entertainment news show.

The Tonight Show will air tonight, Friday February 25th at 11:35PM EST/10:35 PM CST and Jackson will be the second guest interview. If you are unable to watch the show tomorrow evening, you can watch a clip of the interview starting on Saturday here. Take a look at our Moms Speak Out section above, I would love to get your feedback on what you love about the Oscars!

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

The family movie DVD pick for this week is a truly wonderful story about the importance of family and the bond we feel with animals. Enjoy!

TOUCHINGWILDHORSES_NBOMTouching Wild Horses

Directed by: Eleanor Lindo
Cast: Mark Rendall, Jane Seymour, Charles Martin Smith, Gloria Slade, James McGowan
Running Time: 90 minutes
Language: English
Year: 2002

A touching story about respect and how we all can learn lessons from each other about compassion, faith and family ties…

Lunceford: Nice story about respecting and valuing others.
Bartlett: Great Movie
Lechner: It is a touching story

Worth Noting: The story contains some mean and rude adult language, examples of adults arguing and the accidental death of the mother horse.

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, Bolt, to continue the animal theme this movie is entertaining for the whole family; second, It Happened One Night, an Oscars classic that will get you ready for all the Sunday Oscars excitement!

Here are some other family friendly options for the week:

Friday, February 25, 2011
Bolt, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel The canine action star of a hit TV series, who actually believes he has superpowers, accidentally winds up in New York City and must find his way back to Hollywood, so he recruits a streetwise alley cat and a hero-worshipping hamster for his cross-country trek.
Who’s the Boss?, 7:30 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel Angela discovers that Tony is moonlighting to finance his father’s apartment, but his father’s been dead for a year.

Saturday, February 26, 2011
It Happened One Night, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) TCM  A spoiled heiress runs away from her father when he refuses to let her marry the man of her choosing, and ends up falling instead for the jaded, down-on-his-luck reporter who is secretly planning on cashing-in with an exclusive story about her. Starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, this Frank Capra classic screwball comedy won the Academy Award for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay.
Wizards of Waverly Place, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Justin’s class tries to get back into WizTech, but a pretty new student who is awful at performing spells threatens their chances.

Sunday, February 27, 2011
Dream House: Log Cabin, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) DIY An unexpected storm leads to repairs; the house inspection uncovers serious problems.
Minute to Win It, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) NBC Part 1 of 2.  A family of five play the games in hopes of winning 1 million dollars.

Monday, February 28, 2011
Hooked, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) National Geographic Channel In Mongolia, Zeb Hogan tries to track down the elusive Hucho taimen, a species in the salmon family that can grow up to 6 feet in length and weigh up to 200 pounds.
Martha Stewart Show, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel Celebrity guests and home projects are highlighted in this combination of do-it-yourself advice and talk show.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
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.
The Emperor Waltz, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) TCM Bing Crosby and Joan Fontaine star in this romantic musical romp about a salesman in Vienna who tries to woo a countess.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The Middle, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Frankie clashes with Brick’s third-grade teacher, Ms. Rinsky, when Brick gets a D on a math test and Frankie thinks poor teaching is to blame.  But will Frankie and Mike pass when Rinsky makes them take a math test?
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, 8:00 p.m . (Eastern) Disney Channel Tinker Bell must complete a dangerous quest before the Blue Moon rises in order to save Pixie Hollow from a terrible fate.

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Antiques Roadshow, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS [check local listings] Experts appraise antiques and collectibles from Des Moines, Iowa including circa-1838 E. C. Brewster beehive clock, an antique diamond and platinum ring, and bee-themed antiques.
Touched By An Angel, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark An embittered postal employee haunted by memories of Auschwitz helps a girl from a troubled home.

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

This week we have a fun date night movie featuring the adorable Jennifer Aniston and funnyman Adam Sandler. Check out below the National Board of Mothers® suggestion at the end for what age is appropriate in case you want to take the kids. Enjoy!

Just_Go_With_ItJust Go With It

Release Date: February 25, 2011

 

MPAA rating: PG-13

 

Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Brooklyn Decker

 

Running Time: 150 min

Adam Sandler plays a plastic surgeon looking to find love and when he meets what he thinks is the one, his dedicated assistant played by Jennifer Aniston gives him a run for his money acting as his ex-wife.
The beautiful scenery of Hawaii mixed with Adam Sandler humor and the lovable Jennifer Aniston makes this a recipe for laughs and enjoyment the whole way through. A fun date night movie that will have you forgetting about your week’s worries and holding hands as you go home to the kids.

The National Board of Mothers® is not able to give this movie the Seal of Approval and does not recommend this movie for viewers under age fifteen.

 

 

 

It’s a wrap! I can’t wait to hear what you think about Jackson Murphy and the Oscars!

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.

Disclaimer: This is a weekly guest post on behalf of Family Values Entertainment. I am not being compensated for this post, but links included in this post may be affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Blessed Beyond Words. Read more about my relationship with Family Values Cinema here.

Family Friendly Friday – 2.18.11 {Guest Post}

Family Values Entertainment News, Mom Reviewed & Mom Approved – 2.18.11

Moms Speak Out

Check out this week’s Moms Speak Out section:

Has Bieber Fever hit your house? How do you control it?

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

We are in the midst of award season with the Grammy’s behind us and the Oscar’s just around the corner and I heart all the entertainment excitement! This is the time when the best of the best are recognized for their hard work, I always find it amazing to watch the stars gain popularity and see how kids react to the role models. Check out our movie pick of the week, it teaches a good lesson about the rewards earned from working hard!

Take a look at our Moms Speak Out section above, I would love to get your feedback about how one of the latest teen phenoms is being treated in your house!

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, The Nutty Professor, I totally heart this movie it is my complete fav funny family movie; second, Presidents, offers an educational opportunity to learn about our great country’s history of leaders. Here are some other family friendly options for the week:

Friday, February 18, 2011
The Nutty Professor, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) GMC Grossly overweight Professor Sherman Klump, desperate to lose weight, takes a special chemical that turns into the slim, but obnoxious Buddy Love.
Wizards of Waverly Place, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Alex tries to save Justin from his devilish angel girlfriend with the help of a guardian angel who is attempting to earn her wings.

Saturday, February 19, 2011
Touched by an Angel, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel The lives of two competitive skiers-who have a history of first and second-place finishes-are dramatically changed after an accident on the slopes that leads to a revelation.
Must Love Cats, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Animal Planet Domestic and wild cats living in harmony in Mississippi; a popular cat on TV in Little Rock; a cat scratching-tree builder in Kansas.

Sunday, February 20, 2011
Worst Cooks in America, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network The six remaining recruits make sausage from scratch during a trip to a butcher shop.  Then, they face their seafood fears when tasked with cleaning and prepping whole fish and squid.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC A soldier wounded in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, and his fiancée are given the wedding of their dreams and a new home.  Those helping out include comedian Dane Cook, designer Monique Lhuillier, entertainer Terry Fator, and Duff Goldman.

Monday, February 21, 2011
Presidents, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) History Channel Part 2 covers John Quincy Adams to James K. Polk, including the idea of Manifest Destiny under Andrew Jackson; Polk’s expansion of America to the Pacific Ocean.
The Parent Trap, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel Haylel Mills plays twins scheming to reunite their parents.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Ice Age, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Prehistoric mammals try to rescue a human baby in this computer-animated comedy.
Family Feud, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) GSN Two families of five try to guess what the “survey Said” in polls conducted with 100 people in this game show.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Who’s the Boss?, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel Tony questions Angela’s motives in weekending with her boss just when she’s up for a promotion.
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.

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Antiques Roadshow, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS [Check local listings] Experts appraise antiques and collectibles including a 1623 Shakespeare First Folio valued at between $40,000 and $50,000 and a Russian snuff box inscribed with the Romanov dynasty’s imperial arms.
Little House on the Prairie, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark A wedding anniversary prompts Caroline to recall her early days with Charles.

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

What can I say, I am fascinated with the phenom that has become Bieber Fever! So without further ado, let all the girls in your household scream to their delight with this week’s movie pick. Be sure to see the National Board of Mothers® suggestion at the end for what age is appropriate. Enjoy!

Justin Beiber Never Say NeverNever Say Never

Release Date: February 11, 2011

MPAA rating: G

Starring: Justin Bieber

Running Time: 105 min

This is the story of a little boy, loved by his mom who dreamed big and through dedication and perseverance is getting to live his ultimate dream. Justin Bieber has taken the country by storm with Bieber Fever. Never Say Never takes you on the journey of his quest to live his dream, from his early childhood years to his recent sold out concerts and everything in between.

This movie teaches how hard work pays off when you believe in your dream, be kind along the way, and always remember where you came from. In a time where our country sees lots of turmoil and strife, this movie is an uplifting opportunity to teach the kids how dreams really can come true.

You come away with a respect for the dedication it takes to rise to the top and an appreciation for the talent of a young boy who wasn’t afraid to dream big despite people telling him he would never make it.

The National Board of Mothers® is happy to give this movie the Seal of Approval but does not recommend this movie for viewers under age seven.

It’s a wrap! I hope you enjoy our picks this week and I can’t wait to hear your Bieber feedback!

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.

Disclaimer: This is a weekly guest post on behalf of Family Values Entertainment. I am not being compensated for this post, but links included in this post may be affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Blessed Beyond Words. Read more about my relationship with Family Values Cinema here.

Family Friendly Friday – 2.11.11 {Guest Post}

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

Moms Speak Out

Check out this week’s Moms Speak Out section:

How do you teach your kids what constitutes good quality TV shows?

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

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 www.parentstv.org
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.

Disclaimer: This is a weekly guest post on behalf of Family Values Entertainment. I am not being compensated for this post, but links included in this post may be affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Blessed Beyond Words. Read more about my relationship with Family Values Cinema here.

Family Friendly Friday – 2.4.11 {Guest Post}

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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 www.parentstv.org

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!

TangledTangled
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.

Disclaimer: This is a weekly guest post on behalf of Family Values Entertainment. I am not being compensated for this post, but links included in this post may be affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Blessed Beyond Words. Read more about my relationship with Family Values Cinema here.

Family Friendly Friday – 1.28.11 {Guest Post}

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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 www.parentstv.org

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:
PG-13
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.

Disclaimer: This is a weekly guest post on behalf of Family Values Entertainment. I am not being compensated for this post, but links included in this post may be affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Blessed Beyond Words. Read more about my relationship with Family Values Cinema here.

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 www.parentstv.org

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.

Disclaimer: This is a weekly guest post on behalf of Family Values Entertainment. I am not being compensated for this post, but links included in this post may be affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Blessed Beyond Words. Read more about my relationship with Family Values Cinema here.

Family Friendly Friday – 1.14.11

Family Values Entertainment News, Mom Reviewed & Mom Approved – 1.14.11

Moms Speak Out

Check out this week’s Moms Speak Out question about New Year resolutions and let your voices be heard:

“What is your family’s favorite TV show?”

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

Well we are now in full swing of January and as us moms know, the schedules start to get hectic right around now. So the goal for this week is to try and make things just a little bit easier on ourselves. We spend so much time worry about all the logistics and details we need to remember that we are doing a great job!

Take a look at our Moms Speak Out section above and share your family’s favorite TV show! 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, It’s Me or the Dog, is a fun family movie showing how pets make such a difference in life and a great Saturday night pick; second, The Wild Within, takes you on an adventure of Lewis and Clark’s travels exploring the great state of Montana.
Here are some other family friendly options for the week:

Friday, January 14, 2011
Who’s the Boss?, 7:30 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel When Tony’s high-school do-wop group reunites, he recruits Angela as a “Dreamtonette.”
Suite Life on Deck, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Part 1 of 3.  Bailey returns home to celebrate her grandmother’s 90th birthday, and Cody follows after her in an attempt 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.

Saturday, January 15, 2011
Accidental Friendship, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel A homeless woman finds her fortunes improving after she forms an unlikely friendship with a police officer.
It’s Me or the Dog, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Animal Planet Four coddled dogs run rampant in a couple’s home, and Victoria’s help is sought so the couple can regain control and start a family.

Sunday, January 16, 2011
Follow the Stars Home, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel A woman is abandoned by her newlywed husband when he learns that their unborn child will be born with genetic abnormalities, but she finds hope and comfort from her mother, a young girl, and her former brother-in-law.
Matilda, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Family Danny DeVito directed and costars in an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantasy about a super-intelligent child whose self-absorbed parents send her to a brutal school, where she uses her brilliance to survive.

Monday, January 17, 2011
River Monsters: Unhooked, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Animal Planet The Amazon’s piranha is sought.
The Wild Within, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Travel Channel The host recreates moments from the Lewis and Clark expedition in the badlands of Montana.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Good Luck Charlie, 7:30 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Teddy takes Charlie to her English class in an effort to impress her teacher; Amy coaches Gabbe’s basketball team, but her enthusiasm wears down the players.
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, January 19, 2011
The Universe, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) History Channel An exploration of what Earth would be like if the moon was gone.  Included are changes in the oceans and shifting currents; unusual weather patterns; and changes in day and night.
Chicken Little, 8:00 p.m . (Eastern) Disney Channel Chicken Little can’t get anyone to believe his warning about an alien invasion in this Disney feature.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Antiques Roadshow, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS Experts appraise antiques and collectables from the Miami Beach area, including a rare Qing Dynasty vase and a 1956 Gretsch guitar.
Promised Land, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) GMC When Russell Greene loses his job, he decides to go on the road with his family.  So he gathers his wife, Claire, his son, Josh, his daughter, Dinah, his mother, Hattie, and his nephew, Nathaniel and hits the road.  With only an old Suburban, a trailer, and a dream, Russell and his family are now traveling across the country in search of adventure and helping many people along the way.

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

This week we have a comic book classic with a bit of a modern twist. The Green Hornet is a fun option for the movies, but moms use your best judgment when it comes to what age is appropriate and see our National Board of Mothers® suggestion at the end. Enjoy!

The Green HornetThe Green Hornet

Release Date: January 14, 2011
MPAA rating: PG-13
Starring: Seth Rogan, Jay Chou and Christoph Waltz
Running Time: 119 min

The sudden death of his father places Britt Reid at the helm of a popular newspaper. But fate has other things in mind, when the timing of a bank robbery stops this new publisher from living a normal 9 to 5 job.

Adventure, romance and action fill this movie with morals that teach there is more to life than living out an inherited fortune. The Green Hornet embarks on making a difference for the greater good, and in turn seeing the difference it makes in his own life.

Due to the violent action, sexuality, drug content, and language, the National Board of Mothers® was not able to give this movie it’s Seal of Approval and suggests it only for kids over the age of 15.

It’s a wrap!

Remember to be a bit easier on yourself this week and I would love to hear 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.

Disclaimer: This is a weekly guest post on behalf of Family Values Entertainment. I am not being compensated for this post, but links included in this post may be affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Blessed Beyond Words. Read more about my relationship with Family Values Cinema here.

Family Friendly Friday – 1.7.11 (Guest Post)

My apologies that this is going out on Saturday. It was a rough day around here yesterday.

Family Values Entertainment News, Mom Reviewed & Mom Approved – 1.7.11

Moms Speak Out

Check out this week’s Moms Speak Out question about New Year resolutions and let your voices be heard:

“Suzie Orman does not believe in New Year resolutions, but Dr. Phil does. What do moms believe?”

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

Happy New Year everyone! I love the feeling of a fresh year, all my dreams and goals ready for me to experience and accomplish. Well, as us moms know, it can be easier said than done. Most important to me each year is always health and happiness. Of course I will gladly take any extra help I can get and that is my goal with this weekly blog, to save you time and offer you great entertainment I believe in!

Remember to take a look at our Moms Speak Out section above and share with me your thoughts on New Year resolutions! As they say out here in Hollywood, “lights, camera, action!”

As we start this New Year we have a great family movie about horses and the importance of friendship. My family loves to make some popcorn and huddle around the TV for this great film. Enjoy!

The Derby Stallion

Directed by: Craig Clyde
Cast: Zac Efron, Bill Cobbs, Crystal Hunt, William R. Moses, Billy Preston
Running Time: 98 minutes
Language: English
Year: 2005

A beautiful film about the friendship between an old man and a young boy and their mutual respect for each other, and a stallion named Rusty.…

Lechner: Very good heart warming movie.
Schmitz: Just a loving movie.
Poulsen: I recommend this movie to be watched by everyone.

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, Aladdin, a fun family movie about adventure and figuring out what you want in life; second, A Bug’s Life, takes you on a ride of adventure with an up-close look at how no matter what your size, you can always overcome challenges.
Here are some other family friendly options for the week:

Friday, January 7, 2010
The Wizard, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) GMC A boy and his two friends run away from home and journey cross country to compete in the ultimate video game championship.
Suite Life on Deck, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Cody and Bailey each write a version of their breakup when they are assigned to write and direct their own play.

Saturday, January 8, 2010
Aladdin, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Family Robin Williams lends his voice to the genie in this engaging, amusing musical based on the “Arabian Nights” tale.  It’s the story of a street urchin who discovers a magic lamp.
It’s Me or the Dog, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Animal Planet Victoria comes to the rescue for reality star Jill Zarin and her overly pampered dog.

Sunday, January 9, 2010
Class, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel A rich law student must help a single mom find a job with benefits as part of a class assignment for his public-advocacy class.  Though the pair fail to get along at first, they soon understand they aren’t so different and that they need each other to go after the careers they truly desire.
A Bug’s Life, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Family An awkward ant recruits a band of insect circus performers to save his colony from an army of greedy grasshoppers.

Monday, January 10, 2010
Little House on the Prairie, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel The saga of a frontier family’s struggles and triumphs on a farm near Walnut Grove, Minn., in the 1870s.
Ratatouille, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Pixar comedy about a rat who dreams of becoming a gourmet chef and teams up with an inexperienced kitchen worker at one of Paris’s finest restaurants.

Tuesday, January 11, 2010
Laurel & Hardy Marathon, [all night] TCM The classic comedy team of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy star in a number of slapstick comedy shorts.
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, January 12, 2010
The Middle, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Mike gives Frankie the brush-off when she pays 200 dollars for a small bottle of eye cream.  Meanwhile, Axl’s parenting skills are tested when he becomes the Dad to an infant doll for health class, and Sue and Brick put a hole in Sue’s bedroom and try to figure out how to fix it.
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, 8:00 p.m . (Eastern) Disney Channel A bullied outsider imagines two superhero friends—Sharkboy and Lavagirl—who soon come to life.  An adventure from Robert Rodriguez, the create of the “Spy Kids” films.

Thursday, January 13, 2010
16 Wishes, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney A girl makes a secret wish list to celebrate her 16th birthday and is astonished when they begin coming true, until one desire goes horribly awry and changes everything.
Little House on the Prairie, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Three brothers bully the people of Walnut Grove.

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

Since the kids have just gone back to school, I thought it would be fun to do a girls night out. So round up your best friends and throw on a pair of cowboy boots, for this movie is a ride to remember. Enjoy!

Country Strong

Release Date: January 7, 2011
MPAA rating: PG-13
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund
Running Time: 1 hr. 52 min

Gwyeth Paltrow takes her acting and singing to the next level in this heart-felt story about a country star that falls from grace and finds her way back to what really matters. Country Strong offers a classic feel for the strength of country music with a clear understanding for it’s recent rise in popular appreciation.
This touching movie has some tough subjects and may be a tear-jerker at points. However, in a time when our country has many hardships, this story rings true about the inner strength that burns within each of us and the sheer will we have to make our lives better.

Due to the violence, sexual content, language, drugs and alcohol, the National Board of Mothers® was not able to give this movie it’s Seal of Approval.

It’s a wrap!

I hope your start to this year is an easy one and I would love to hear 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.

Disclaimer: This is a weekly guest post on behalf of Family Values Entertainment. I am not being compensated for this post, but links included in this post may be affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Blessed Beyond Words. Read more about my relationship with Family Values Cinema here.