Did you know that Farrah Abraham, from season 1 of Teen Mom, has a business venture? No, I’m not talking about that movie. I can’t even mentally process the thought of that movie. (more…)
Movies and TV
If you are not familiar with The Fresh Beat Band, they are an absolutely insidious group that has a show on Nick Jr. Their music could drive a person to serious day-drinking. They are very popular with children, but most of the adults I know have a less-than-stellar opinion of the band’s music. I’ve summarized some of their sins here for you. (more…)
It’s raining in Gotham today It was supposed to rain in Gotham today, so here is a little cartoon fun to share with the kids. Here are some classics that are still pretty fun for little ones. Don’t forget the “Mommy Juice.” (more…)
Teen Mom Farrah Abraham has been in the news a lot lately. It seems that she is making a desperate attempt to hold on to the fleeting fame she got from Teen Mom. The series ended in 2012. (more…)
My kids love pigs. Specifically, they love both Olivia and Peppa Pig. They can’t get enough of either pig. I’ve seen enough of both pigs to have wearied of the swine, but I thought I’d compare and contrast the two. It’s a pig-off! (more…)
I hope to God above and all the forces of good in the universe that this is just a rumor, but Farrah Abraham may have done a porn movie. There are rumors that in a desperate attempt to stay relevant, she filmed a naught movie with James Deen, the porno star who recently starred in a regular movie with Lindsay Lohan. (more…)
7th Heaven, the king of Very Special Episodes, ended its run in 2007. Here’s what the parents and the seven children have been up to. (more…)
Teen Mom has had two iterations. Ever wondered how the track records of the participants of the two series stack up? (more…)
The gals from Teen Mom 1 and 2 have been busy. Here’s what they’ve been up to lately: (more…)
It’s a quiet day on the parenting front. Here’s what I could scrape up: (more…)
Here are the best Portlandia skits on (so far)
Shooting Star Preschool
An excited donor donates his old music LPs to an elite preschool, but protective parents Brendan and Michelle question his musical taste.
Portland – Kids Music
Brendan and Michelle form a kids’ band.
Ban the Bag
Malcolm and Chris help their son Alex get a petition signed (no helicopter parenting here).
Books on Parenting
When it comes to parenting, sometimes it’s better to trust your instincts over something you read in a book.
Happy Sunday! Hopefully you are getting some time to relax around the house with the kids. I thought it would be fun to revisit the animaniacs today. Most younger kids have probably not seen this awesome cartoon, but it is a delight for both the little ones and the grown-ups. (more…)
The television sit-com, One Day at a Time, was rather ground-breaking back in the day. It was about a divorced mother raising her two daughters. While a comedy, the show tackled some very life issues such as finding who you are after a divorce, suicide, teen sexuality, infidelity and sexual harassment. The show began in 1975 and ran until 1984. Bonnie Franklin was the actress who played Ann Romano, the divorced mom of Julie (Mackenzie Phillips) and Barbara (Valerie Bertinelli). Franklin earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her role. The show was written by Whitney Blake and Allan Manings and is loosely based on Blake’s own life as a single mother to Meredith Baxter.
Happy Friday! Over at Crasstalk we often spend Fridays sharing music with each other to get the weekend started right. Today I thought we would do the same here. This week let’s dust off something really cool. If you haven’t introduced your kids to Schoolhouse Rock yet, you should. The songs are fun and energetic, and the cartoons still look pretty good 35 years later. Most of all, it is a great learning tool. (more…)
I don’t really feel one way or another about The Winx Club, which is an Italian animated series that has been adapted for American television. They appear to be fairies who are saving the world or some such nonsense. For whatever reason, it is easy for me to ignore. But, I feel compelled to represent my son who hates that show more than I hate The Fresh Beat Band. (more…)