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

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.

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