Three Kids Movies For Family Movie Night Basket Giveaway

We received samples.

You don’t have to put candy in a gift basket, you can put coloring books, eggs with cash in them, crayons, crafts a ton of different activities. We’re working with Lionsgate and they gave us some samples to create our own Easter Basket. (We get to host a giveaway as well for one of you but the candy you see in my basket isn’t included in yours. You will just be winning the following titles)

LaLaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show
The Dog Who Saved Easter
Power Rangers Megaforce: The Great Dragon Spirit


Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show

imageDVD SRP: $14.98

Saddle up for the third magical movie from the creators of Lalaloopsy as Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show arrives in on DVD, Digital HD and Video on Demand April 8 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Meet a whole new group of friends as the Lalaloopsy girls discover their new pen pals are talking ponies! Checkers, Peanut’s pen-pal brings her friends Snap Pea, Tangerine, Jamberry and baby ponies Flutterwings and Honeycomb to visit Lalaloopsy Land for a special party. Based on the highly successful Lalaloopsy toy and entertainment brand, the film is timed to the Spring roll out of the all-new Ponies line, and is the newest in the collection of beloved Lalaloopsy films that have sold over 400,000 copies in less than two years. The Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show DVD features bonus material including a “Meet the Ponies” featurette, Lalaloopsy mini adventures and a sing-a-long music video, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.


  • “Meet the Ponies” featurette
  • Lalaloopsy Mini Adventures
  • Sing-A-Long Music Video
    The Dog Who Saved Easter

imageDVD SRP: $19.98

Zeus is back and better than ever when The Dog Who Saved Easter arrives on DVD exclusively at Walmart on April 8 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film will be available on Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View everywhere the same day. The Dog Who Saved Easter will be released three weeks earlier on Digital HD on March 18. The latest installment in the hit family franchise is full of excitement and laughter along with an all-star cast including Mario Lopez (TV’s “EXTRA!”), Nicole Eggert (TV’s “Charles In Charge”), Dean Cain (TV’s “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”), Elisa Donovan (Clueless), Beverly Mitchell (TV’s “7th Heaven”), Patrick Muldoon (Starship Troopers), Catherine Hicks (TV’s “7th Heaven”), Joey “Cocoa” Diaz (Grudge Match) and Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers Franchise). The Dog Who Saved Easter DVD, including all-new bonus features such as director/producer commentary, a stills gallery and behind-the-scenes featurette, will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

It’s Easter and everyone’s favorite K-9 has returned! The Bannisters are heading out on a family cruise and sending Zeus to doggie day care. Everything is going according to plan until the daycare’s crosstown rival hires a trio of crooks to sabotage the fledgling business. Zeus will make some new friends and new enemies as he uses all his tricks to save the daycare and Easter!


  • Audio Commentary with Director Sean Olson, Producer Peter Sullivan and Executive Producers Barry Barnholtz and Jeffrey Schenck
  • Stills Gallery
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
    Power Rangers Megaforce:

imageThe Great Dragon Spirit

SRP: $14.98

The super-charged Power Rangers Megaforce action continues with an all-new thrilling adventure, Power Rangers Megaforce: The Great Dragon Spirit, arriving on DVD and Digital HD April 8 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The hit Nickelodeon series is action-packed with exciting stories about a group of teenage superheroes who must work together to defend the planet from evil. The latest epic saga follows the Power Rangers Megaforce team as they summon the mighty Dragon Spirit to earn new ultra powers! The Power Rangers Megaforce: The Great Dragon Spirit DVD includes four episodes and will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

Troy, Noah, Emma, Gia and Jake must convince the mysterious Robo Knight to work alongside them and battle a collection of enemies with evil powers including Psychotick’s energy-draining abilities, Shadow Serpent’s paralyzing touch, Distractor’s giant army of MegaMonsters and Nojoke’s laughter-stealing traps. Then, when an ancient weapon falls into the wrong hands, the Rangers must summon the mighty Dragon Spirit to gain new ULTRA POWERS! Witness the rise and epic transformation of the Megaforce team in these four ultra-exciting episodes!

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Grey’s Anatomy Fashion See The Clothing From The Set #GreysAnatomy #ABCTVEVENT

I love looking at clothing and I love Grey’s Anatomy, I mean there aren’t that many people out there that don’t watch Grey’s or haven’t watched it at some time. I stopped about the time of the writer’s strike. We ended up getting rid of TV altogether and didn’t watch anything. But now is just great time to jump back on the show. Getting caught up is easy enough. Grey’s Anatomy" airs Thursdays from 9:00-10:00 p.m., ET/PT on ABC


Now look at the clothing…

I’m starting with this dress that Meredith wore to a wedding. This is the dress that my sister wanted me to wear to her wedding as her maid of honor. The one we found was sold at Nordstrom. I love it, the only reason why we didn’t get it was because I had to order it off the magazine without trying it on and the one I was looking at was so backless I was worried that it would go below my back. Plus I don’t have the body of Ellen Pompeo.


And this is what the doctors wear on the set.


The next photo is what Derek Shepherd wore on one of the episodes. I wish I was an expert and could tell you the exact episode he wore it on. If you know it you should tell me in the comments section.


How about a wedding dress


or two? I have to update this, this was worn in episode White Wedding. 


The next two photos are provided by Grey’s Anatomy page on



And finally this dress



Grey’s Anatomy Online (#GreysAnatomy)

The clothing on Grey’s Anatomy is purchased, inspired by real doctors and fashion magazines. Not all of it is completely purchased some is purchased and modified and some are completely custom made. I love the clothing on Grey’s Anatomy because they all look like real people and we could go out and wear that same fashion. Be sure to watch tonight’s episode “I’m Winning”

On tonight’s episode

“I’m Winning” – Cristina is nominated for a Harper Avery and although most of her fellow doctors are ecstatic, she won’t let herself get too excited. Bailey continues to work on a young boy without an immune system — Alex considers making a change, and Derek and Callie work with a machine that can recognize emotions. Meanwhile, Richard gives the residents a pep talk about the exciting projects going on around the hospital on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, APRIL 17 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 4/10/14)

“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery, Sarah Drew as April Kepner, Camilla Luddington as Jo Wilson, Gaius Charles as Shane Ross, Jerrika Hinton as Stephanie Edwards and Tessa Ferrer as Leah Murphy.

Meeting The Moms of ABC TV #ABCTVEVENT

Moms come in all shapes and sizes and no matter what their profession or how they gave birth if they take care of a child that they call their own they are a mom. We often forget that actors and actresses are just down to earth people that love their job. Their life looks extremely glamorous but once they get home from work it’s the same as us. They get home run upstairs change clothes into comfy yoga pants and are ready to tackle the day a home. At least that’s how Ming-Na Wen describes her home. Her husband says he would prefer a few minutes with the fake Ming-Na, but he’s still quite happy to have her home for the day.


Ming-Na wasn’t the only ABC TV mom that we met. I also met, Wendi McLendon-Covey of THE GOLDBERGS (@wendimcclendonco), Amanda Fuller of LAST MAN STANDING (@amandafuller27), Patricia Heaton of THE MIDDLE (@PatriciaHeaton), Frankie Shaw of MIXOLOGY (@frankishawisag), Alexis Carra of MIXOLOGY (@alexiscarra),Toks Olagundoye of THE NEIGHBORS (@ToksOlagundoye), Jami Gertz of THE NEIGHBORS, Malin Akerman of TROPHY WIFE (@MalinAkerman). Moms that love to talk about their children just as much as we do!


I felt so blessed for the experience and I’m kicking myself because I left all my photos on my old phone. I have a picture with Patricia Heaton and Jami Gertz. Both of whom I was able to talk to for quite a while eating appetizers and drinking cocktails together. Patricia spoke a lot about her son and Jami had lots of parenting advice while also saying as a parent you just do the best you can.

But at least I found this photo of me and Tara with the Mixology girls.


The Moms of ABC are at all different stages of motherhood. They all play mother’s on TV but not all can pull from that experience some of the moms had to spend the day with a niece or nephew to get a real parenting experience. What I loved most was hearing Ming-Na tell me that she, like me wouldn’t be able to home school her children without someone in the house getting hurt. And when she has to deal with behavior sometimes the best thing to say is “Don’t make me go Agent May on you!”


Which reminds me, Agents of Shield is really good right now cleaning up the aftermath of what happened in Captain America The Winter Soldier (Now in theaters).

Do You Have A Million Dollar Arm? Disney’s 1 Million Pitching Contest

Do you have a million dollar arm? I know for a fact I don’t but I’m excited to see who does. Just about as excited as I am to see Disney’s Million Dollar Arm movie coming out on May 16th. Directed by Craig Gillespie from a screenplay written by Tom McCarthy, Disney’s drama “Million Dollar Arm” stars Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Suraj Sharma, Lake Bell and Alan Arkin. The producers are Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray and Joe Roth. The executive producers are Palak Patel, Kevin Halloran, Bill Simmons and Connor Schell.


Disney is giving amateur baseball pitchers in the nation a chance to compete for a $1 million prize in the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest. The Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest is being held to celebrate the opening of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm,” an incredible true story about two young men who went from never throwing a baseball to getting a Major League tryout.

Amateur baseball pitchers—male or female, who are legal United States residents at least 18 years of age or older—are invited to qualify to compete in the preliminary rounds of the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest at either Walt Disney World®Resort in Florida, Disneyland® Resort in California or at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day at the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City. The three contestants from each location who throw the fastest pitches will advance to the finals and have a chance to compete for a $1 million prize at the world premiere of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” in Hollywood, California. Official rules are available on’s “Million Dollar Arm” homepage at DOLLAR ARM

Presented by SUBWAY® restaurants, the three qualifying events will take place on April 25 and 26, from 7 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at both Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif. and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® and on April 26 only, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day during the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City. Contestants will throw three pitches, each tracked by a radar gun, in an attempt to throw the fastest pitch. All participants will receive tickets for themselves and a guest to see an advance screening of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” at an AMC Theatres location later that evening.

Nine finalists chosen during these qualifying events will have a chance to compete for the $1 million prize at the world premiere of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm.” The top three eligible pitchers with the fastest pitches from each qualifying round location will be flown with his or her guest to the final contest, which will take place at the world premiere of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” in Hollywood, Calif., on May 6.  Each of these finalists will throw three pitches on Hollywood Boulevard. Any eligible finalist who throws one 100 mph strike (out of three pitches) will become a potential winner of the $1 million grand prize.

The nine finalists and their guests will be VIPs at the film’s premiere along with stars, filmmakers, major league players, coaches, scouts and celebrities.

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The Tom & Jerry Show Premieres 4/8 on Cartoon Network

Premiering Wednesday April 9 at 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, The Tom and Jerry Show is a fresh take on the iconic frenemies that preserves the look, core characters and sensibilities of the original theatrical shorts.


Comprised of two 11-minute elements, each episode will feature Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse plotting against each other—with Tom’s determination matched only by Jerry’s own cleverness in evading capture. But this time the cartoon mayhem will not be limited to only Tom and Jerry’s familiar suburban setting. In The Tom and Jerry Show, the title characters’ nonstop game of cat and mouse will expand to also include more fantastic worlds, from a witch’s cabin to a mad scientist’s lab.

The Tom and Jerry Show kicks-off with the following stories on Wednesday, April 9:

    • "Spike Gets Skooled" – Tom gets Spike sent to obedience school, and Jerry is left without a protector. When Spike returns, Tom tries hard to get Spike to revert to his old ways. Jerry fights back to make sure that Spike keeps his cool.
    • "Cats Ruffled Furniture" – Tom is under strict orders to not wake the Witch sisters, but Jerry is set on getting Tom in trouble. When Tom uses the magic spell wand and makes all of the furniture come alive, he must get the help of Newt to make everything go back as it was.

Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!, The Looney Tunes Show, MAD) serves as executive producer on The Tom and Jerry Show. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Animation in conjunction with producers Darrell Van Citters and Ashley Postlewaite at Renegade Animation.

On The Set Of The Middle: A Realistic “Lived-In” Home #TheMiddle #ABCTVEvent

The best set I’ve ever been on is The Middle’s house set because it was like walking in a house. It had the structure of a house and a hallway that lead down to the bedrooms and into the master bedroom. It was smaller than you would imagine and messy as can be and I feel in love with it.  Here’s There coffee table and IMG_1415

Here’s Mine:

my desk

My house always looks lived in, it’s real life people!!!. The kids toys are always in the floor, socks are always in the floor and dishes are always on the counter. The one thing I will always carry with my from my grandmother is that your kids will grow up and leave your house one day, but the mess will always be there. Even when you clean your house it will get messy again so just make sure you’re kids know who you are. And The Middle shows us this!


I watched tonight’s episode of The Middle while I was there in LA visiting the Set and meeting the main characters of the show the Middle, The Heck family and I found that the mom and dad are a lot like Andrew and I. In the way that they don’t talk to each other they just sort of sit in silence. We do that a lot, we say something when we have something to say but that’s about it. It doesn’t mean we’re not here. So it was refreshing in a way. Patricia Heaton is so down to earth in person and her character embodies the mom that is barely in control of her life and that’s how I often feel.


Two-time Emmy winner Patricia Heaton stars in this warm and witty single-camera comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations. Middle-aged, middle class and living in the middle of the country in Orson, Indiana, Frankie Heck is a harried wife and mother of three who uses her wry wit and sense of humor to get her family through each day intact. Having been fired as the least successful sales woman at the town’s only surviving car dealership, Frankie re-evaluated her career path and is now working as a dental assistant. Her unflappable husband, Mike, is manager at the local quarry and her sardonic partner in the daily grind that is raising their average – yes, most definitely average – family.

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Me and Neil Flynn

Here are all the bloggers and Atticus

On the set of The Middle

The Heck family on the same couch


“The Middle” stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue and Atticus Shaffer as Brick. “The Middle” was created and is executive-produced by Eileen Heisler and

And a lot more of the “Lived In” house that I love…..

IMG_1418IMG_1441IMG_1442IMG_1443IMG_1445IMG_1447IMG_1448IMG_1426IMG_1421IMG_1440DeAnn Heline. The series is from Warner Bros. Television.

TONIGHT on The Middle

“The Walk” – After bumping into some old acquaintances on a walk around the neighborhood, Frankie and Mike realize that they are more interesting and charming with them than they are with each other and search for a way to remedy the situation. Meanwhile, Sue ends up with multiple dates to the prom because she is too nice to turn down any of the boys who asked her, and Brick enlists Axl’s aid in preparing an “outside the box” book report, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

After watching the episode come back and let me know if you saw any of the things in my pictures on the show?

The Complete First Season Of Devious Maids On DVD

I’m so glad The Complete first season of Devious Maids is now on DVD. I’ve been wanting to catch an episode of it and wanted to start at the beginning. I love Susan Lucci so I’m was super excited she found herself a project after All My Children was canceled.


The Complete First Season. Meet five women bonded together by their jobs, their dreams and the dirt they sweep under the rug: Aspiring singer Carmen; Rosie, who longs to be reunited with the child she left back in Mexico; Marisol, whose outward identity masks a desperate hidden agenda; and Zoila and her daughter Valentina – both employed by the delightfully unhinged Genevieve Delatour (Susan Lucci).

Before the season is over, illicit affairs will be revealed and depraved secrets exposed, as we learn the sordid details behind a shocking murder. Start your collection with all 13 addictive episodes plus “sin-tillating” bonus features, and relive the intrigue as murder, mystery and mayhem collide amongst the mansions of Beverly Hills!

Talent/Cast:                 “Devious Maids” stars Susan Lucci (“Genevieve Delatour”), Anna Ortiz (“Marisol Duarte”) Dania Ramirez (“Rosie Falta”), Roselyn Sanchez (“Carmen Luna”), Judy Reyes (“Zoila Diaz” / “Zoila Del Barrio”), Edy Ganem (“Valentina Diaz” / “Valentina Del Barrio”), Rebecca Wisocky (“Evelyn Powell” ), Tom Irwin (“Adrian Powell”), Brianna Brown (“Taylor Stappord”), Brett Cullen (“Michael Stappord”), andGrant Show (“Spence Westmore”).

Exclusive bonus content

· Devious Maids 30310 featurette

o The show may be set in 90210, but the action is far from Beverly Hills, CA.  Come along as the cast and crew share some of their favorite things about shooting the series on location in Atlanta, GA.

· Bloopers

· Deleted Scenes

· Extended Scenes

Miles Wants Turbo FAST (Fast Action Stunt Team) On @Netflix & @DWAnimation #StreamTeam #TurboFAST

(we are Members of he Netflix streamteam and have a free subscription for a year)

My son was telling us last night that he really wants to see Turbo. With Netflix of course we can watch it, and with Netflix he can even watch Turbo Fast first installment and second installment. He loves race cars as I’m sure more little boys do, so if you’re not on Netflix yet here’s another reason to be!

As we race towards the second installment of DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo FAST (Fast Action Stunt Team) premieres on Netflix on April 4th, I had to let you know there will soon be new episodes of the action packed, laugh out loud, outrageous comedy will soon be available on Netflix.

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The first ever Netflix original animated series, Turbo FAST, a 2D animated sequel to the film, amps up everything to the extreme – extreme adventures, extreme challenges and extreme excitement! In a departure from the Netflix pattern of debuting an entire series at one time,Turbo FAST debuted it first group of episodes this past Christmas and is launching future episodes timed to school holidays. Next up is Spring Break!

Turbo FAST is a fun filled high octane ensemble comedy series teaming Turbo, fresh off his Indy 500 victory tour, with a posse of adrenaline junkie fueled snail buddies who form the Fast Action Stunt Team (FAST) to meet exciting new challenges and go on daring new adventures.    Home base is Starlight City, complete with a customized snail racetrack, but FAST also ventures to familiar Los Angeles landmarks and beyond for all kinds of outrageous, fun-filled exploits.

Each member of FAST – Turbo, Whiplash, Burn, Smoove Move, White Shadow, Skidmark and Turbo’s brother, Chet – has their own snail power and catch phrase.  With their tricked-out shells and “souped up” attachments like a jet engine, fire-spitting afterburners and a killer sound system, the team attempts outrageous stunts, races on the coolest tracks, and takes on the craziest challengers, including masked Mexican lizards, surfer cockroaches, Sumo snails and a tiger beetle furious because he is no longer the fastest insect on the planet. 

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Why You Should Be Watching ABC’s Resurrection #Resurrection #ABCTVEVENT

You should be watching ABC’s Resurrection, it’s got a strong mystery to it and I have a feeling every episode is going to leave you wanting more.

ABC’s "Resurrection" stars Mark Hildreth as Pastor Tom Hale, Kurtwood Smith as Henry Langston, Landon Gimenez as Jacob Langston, Frances Fisher as Lucille Langston, Omar Epps as J. Martin Bellamy, Devin Kelley as Maggie Langston, Matt Craven as Fred Langston, Samaire Armstrong as Elaine Richards and Sam Hazeldine as Caleb Richards. (ABC/Bob D’Amico). And this cast knows how to deliver!


Photo Credit ©(ABC/Bob D’Amico)

The Story begins with a little boy being found in another country. He just wakes up and there he is, it turns out he’s been dead for about 30 years. It’s hard to believe that this little boy is who he says he is. I mean seriously, this kind of thing doesn’t happen. So J. Martin Bellamy wants to solve this mystery before he returns home. While sorting things out, another dead body comes out of a shed!

If you watched the first episode then You have lots of questions that need to be answered, I know I did. What the heck is going on and is this town the only town this is happening in. You’ll have to follow along for the entire season and look forward to a cliff hanger at the end of this 8 week season. Yes it’s a short season but the time span is only about 2 weeks of time in the small town of Arcadia. You may think you have it figured out by then and that’s when you’re going to be hit with a big surprise.

Resurrection is based on the book The Returned by Jason Mott. However, ABC diverges from the storyline very quickly as The book has no solution to the mystery. So let’s find out together how this story is going to turn about. Why are people coming back from the dead?

PBS KIDS Wild Kratts Bugging Out!

Wild Kratts “BUGGING OUT” will be available on February 25, 2014. The DVD run time is approximately 55 minutes and its SRP is $9.99. In addition to featuring two fun-filled, laugh-out-loud adventures, the DVD also includes special features – PDF coloring pages and activities. My daughter has no interest in watching it, but I know just the little girl that will love it. My friend and contributor here at MomStart has a daughter that loves bugs. She had the opportunity to hold a tarantula and has loved spiders ever since. She even has a black widow spider costume that she loves to wear around the house. So this DVD is quickly crawling over to her house.

Join brothers and wildlife explorers Martin and Chris Kratt (creators of the award-winning WILD KRATTS, KRATTS’ CREATURES and Emmy-winning ZOBOOMAFOO) as they explore nature, meet up with cool creatures from around the world, and witness never-before-seen wildlife moments. The two episodes featured on this DVD – “Secrets of the Spider’s Web” and “Attack of the Tree Eating Aliens” – are filled with humor, excitement, and science!pbs wild kratts bugging out

WILD KRATTS transforms Martin and Chris Kratt into animated versions of themselves, allowing the real-life zoologists to visit wild animals in their little-seen habitats and to showcase key science concepts along the way. Geared toward kids ages 6 to 8, each episode of WILD KRATTS presents age-appropriate science inspired by the natural abilities of the animals that the Kratt brothers – and young viewers – meet. The series premiered on PBS KIDS in January 2011 and is part of PBS KIDS’ ongoing commitment to STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math – education for kids.

“Secrets of the Spider’s Web”

Synopsis – The Wild Kratts team attempts to uncover the secret to spider silk while keeping Donita from including the valuable substance in her latest fashion line.

Learning Goal – How humans can create new objects by studying and analyzing the elements of nature.

“Attack of the Tree Eating Aliens”

Synopsis – The Tortuga crew gets a distress call from some Wild Kratts kids and must investigate why the forest around the kids’ clubhouse is dying.

Learning Goal – How introducing a new species into an ecosystem can have disastrous results.