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What will you be doing this Saturday night at 8/7c?

I will be on the couch, tuning into the new season of When Calls the Heart on the Hallmark Channel with my oldest daughter.

This is one premiere that has had me giddy with anticipation.

In order to create this post, I did receive the opportunity to view the Season Premier before it airs thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC.

I can’t give away any details, but OH.MY.GOODNESS. You cannot miss this premier! My daughter has been anxiously awaiting the return of When Calls the Heart, and it has been SO difficult to keep the details from her. But, I must. If for no other reason than I can’t wait to see her reaction as she watches it.

I love When Calls the Heart, because it is good, clean, family friendly, and fun. In my opinion, this is one of the best shows on television, and it’s something I don’t have to worry about my children watching. It’s perfect for the whole family!

In case you don’t know what When Calls the Heart is about, here’s a brief summary of the series:

The series is inspired by Janette Oke’s bestselling book series about the Canadian West. “When Calls the Heart” tells the captivating story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, who receives her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coalmining town where life is simple, but often fraught with challenges. Lori Loughlin plays Abigail Stanton, a wife and mother whose husband, the foreman of the mine, along with a dozen other miners, has just been killed in an explosion. The newly widowed women find their faith is tested when they must go to work in the mines to keep a roof over their heads. Elizabeth charms most everyone in Coal Valley, except Constable Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) who believes Thatcher’s wealthy father has doomed the lawman’s career by insisting he be assigned in town to protect the shipping magnate’s daughter. Living in a turn of the century coal town, Elizabeth will have to learn the ways of the frontier if she wishes to thrive in the rural west on her own.

Remember, the new season starts this Saturday, April 25th at 8/7c.

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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.

Truth Be Told – Family Movie Night

Truth Be Told Family Movie NightYou all know that I am a HUGE fan of Family nights – and of family friendly tv and entertainment. I am beyond picky when it comes to what tv shows and movies my kids can watch. But, some of my favorite moments with my kids are when we’re all snuggled up on the couch, popcorn has been passed out so everyone gets some, the lights are off, and there’s a good movie on tv.

So, when I hear about a good movie that’s coming on, I can’t wait to tell my readers all about it so that they can experience a Family Movie Night in their house.

That’s why I am SO excited to tell you about “Truth Be Told.” It airs this Saturday, April 16th on FOX at 8pm ET, 7pm CT.

Yesterday afternoon, I got to watch a viewing of the movie on my computer screen. I popped some popcorn, moved the computer screen so that you could see it from the bed, and Jace and I propped ourselves up on some pillows and watched the movie.

What a GREAT movie! It stars Cameron Candace Bure. (Remember her from Full House?! It was one of my favorite shows as a kids, and now my kids watch it in reruns.) Here’s a brief synopsis of the movie:

When leading marriage counselor Annie Morgan (Candace Cameron Bure) is offered an opportunity to host a relationship talk show, she jumps at the chance. But fearful that being single might ruin her big break, she conspires with an old college friend and recent widower, Mark Crane (David James Elliott), to pose as a married couple with kids. Their story starts to unravel when Annie and Mark join her eccentric soon-to-be boss (Ronny Cox) for a weekend at his ranch in New Mexico. Comical misunderstandings mark the event as Annie struggles to keep up the ruse, finding herself emotionally invested and conflicted by her own conscience. Will she confess the truth about her marital status and her feelings for Mark… and will the truth set them free?

Here, now watch the trailer:


I was pleasantly surprised that Jace, my 6 year old, stayed right beside me and watched the entire movie with me. He really enjoyed it and kept making comments throughout the movie about things the characters were saying or doing. Because the plot of the movie revolves around one little lie that spiraled like crazy, it gave Jace and I plenty to talk about. We talked for a long time about what happens when you tell one little lie, and how it can turn into lots of really big lies, and before you know it, you’re trying to remember what you even said in the first place. Jace – being as smart as he is – decided it would just be easier if you started out by telling the truth! That way you don’t have to remember anything except what really happened.

Since my entire family couldn’t join me for the viewing of Truth Be Told, and since my kids go to bed early on Saturday night, I’ve already got my DVR set to record the movie, and we’ve got our family movie night planned for the night of Good Friday. No one has to get up early the next day, so we can pop the popcorn, break out the candy, and enjoy a fantastic movie together. I can’t wait!

Be sure to tune in for the premier of “Truth Be Told” on Saturday, April 16th on FOX at 8pm ET, 7pm CT.

To learn more about the movie, visit the official Family Movie Night Truth Be Told website.

Also be sure to check out the Family Movie Night Facebook page where you can enter to win some pretty amazing prizes: www.facebook.com/familymovienight

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a movie kit to facilitate my review and a gift code to thank me for taking the time to participate.