Living in my Shoes with Three Kiddos

I much prefer living my life with an open mind, sense of humor and ability to laugh at the most frustrating situations. For instance, when my kids received a product in the mail and the youngest decided it would be really cool to hide the toy? And later on that evening the oldest finally found said toy that we had looked for ALL damn day … in the freezer? Did I get upset? Did I cry? Did I yell? Nope …. my oldest and I laughed so hard we couldn’t stop.

Earlier on that same day when I had to pick up one child each every hour, did I freak out because I was going to be using up tons of gas? Did I get upset because I had to grab the youngest first, who mind you, doesn’t care too much for running around with Mama. I take that back, he loves running away from Mama.  Yeah, that is how Tuesdays go. Mostly every other Tuesday when the oldest is with me not her Dad that particular Tuesday. It’s school, art class and reading event pick ups every hour. Fun.

Since Tuesday was so crazy, I just had to zone out and what better way to zone out than to drive to another town where this whole little area decorates with Christmas lights? Sure, zone out on lights. While driving, with three kids. Sounds perfect. Total fun, for reals! Between enjoying the lights and laughing, I got snapped at out of the blue by my oldest, why? I am not quite sure, if you figure that one out please enlighten me. I am loving this tween hormonal changes age, for reals. Each day I never know which moment I will have laughter OR head ripped off for saying something wrong. That is the life of living with my oldest, a tween girl. Lovely.

While in the car, driving to the lights my youngest decided that having loud as you can put it music is the new cool thing. But my music sucks, and it’s not yelling music. Apparently the little one much prefers his Dad’s loud yelling music over my soft, sweet, dancing/R&B or country music. Some probably can’t blame the kid, but me? I am sad he doesn’t enjoy my music as much anymore. While listening to this lovely music, the daughter & I start singing out to one of our favorite Miranda Lambert songs when the little one pipes up “shake that bubble butt”. Seriously? Now if you could have seen the daughters face when this kid said that? It was priceless. I cracked up laughing so hard!

Don’t worry, your little brother was not telling you that you have a bubble butt, apparently it’s something from a Spongebob episode. Now why is Spongebob becoming something that is a huge influence in my household lately? That is another thing that baffles me. The youngest said that the Santa Claus at Walmart was an imposter and here I am wondering how this four year old learned such a word and having a proud Mom moment when his brother informs me that Spongebob said it. Sigh. At least the four year old knew that imposter meant fake, that is one plus!

I juggle, I laugh, I cringe, I cry and I move on. Each day is lived to the fullest and I live to never regret one moment, for every moment lived is another moment learned from. I love my life and I hope you all love yours too!

The kids and I have the perfect balance of motherly respect, love and friendship. I wouldn’t change that for anything, so if you want to take a walk in my shoes? Read this blog daily, subscribe to get email or RSS updates!

December to February Nickelodeon DVD Round Up

There were some great DVD’s released from Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment the past few months and today I am going to share with you those new releases, if you have them already, tell me what you think of them in a comment below!

Dora Loves Boots was released to DVD on December 27, 2011 and has become another one of my three year old son’s favorite DVD’s to watch with me during our relax time while his siblings are in school. Dora and Boots have a wonderful friendship and this DVD shows their playful, loving friendship in such a way that teachers your preschooler to learn to love their friends and be nice to others.

Suggested Retail Price is $16.99 and is available nationwide in stores. Amazon.com does have this DVD for sale as well.

 

SpongeBob SquarePants came out with SpongeBob’s Frozen Face-Off in January 3, 2012 to DVD. Everyone in bikini bottom is gearing off for a race while Plankton is working on a plan of his own – getting his hands on the secret formula.  There are also six other episodes from the current eighth season of SpongeBob SquarePants for your viewing pleasure. This DVD has an added bonus with special feature from T.U.F.F. Puppy and Fanboy and Chum Chum with a couple of their episodes.

Suggested Retail Price is $16.99 and is available in stores nationwide as well as on Amazon.com.

 

Dora’s Eater Adventure hit shelves on DVD just in time for Valentine’s Day, but with Easter coming in a month, I bet your little one would love to get this cute Dora DVD in their Easter Basket from the Easter Bunny! Preschoolers can help Dora and Boots save the Hip-Hop Bunny’s basket of eggs in this Dora holiday adventure.  This DVD features contains five Karoke music videos and in interactive play mode game.

This DVD is available nationwide in stores with a suggested retail price of $16.99 as well as online at Amazon.com. Get ready for a smile on your preschooler’s face this Easter.

 

Nickelodeon Favorites: Dance to the Music! was just released, recently, on February 28, 2012 and my son loves this DVD! It seems out of all of the DVD’s we receive, the Nickelodeon Favorites DVD sets are the best to this high energy three year old. Dance and sing along with Dora, Team Umizoomi, Bubble Guppies, Diego, The Wonder Pets, and Ni Hao, Kai-lan in this fun musical DVD.

Available in stores nationwide with a suggested retail price of $14.99 as well as online at Amazon.com.

 

Disclosure: I received all of these DVD’s for free. All opinions shared are that of my own.

New Nickelodeon DVD’s for the Holidays

Get ready to celebrate with two new Holiday releases on DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon! If you know me then you know that the holiday season is my favorite time of the year, I was already caught in Walmart dancing around like a fool to Jingle Bell Rock while pushing my cart shopping!

I am excited to share these two DVD’s that release on November 15th  from our favorite Nickelodeon characters; Spongebob Squarepants and Dora the Explorer.

Spongebob Squarepants: Holidays with Spongebob

Celebrate Christmas, Halloween and Valentine’s Day, Bikini Bottom style with Spongebob, Patrick, sand and the rest of the gang in Spongebob Squarepants: Holidays with Spongebob.

This is a 3-DVD Box set that comes with Spongebob Squarepants: Christmas, Spongebob Squarepants: Halloween and Spongebob Squarepants: To Love a Patty. As you can imagine you will get the best of Spongebob and all of his gang in this 3-DVD box set. Great for any collector or lover of Spongebob this holiday season!

Street Date: November 15, 2011
DVD SRP: $29.99
Catalogue: 144634
Running Time: Approx. 299 mins.

Pre-order on Amazon

Dora the Explorer: Celebrate with Dora

Celebrate with Dora invites you to sit down with your Dora fan and enjoy all of her favorite holidays and fiestas in this 3-DVD box set, Dora the Explorer; Celebrate with Dora, ready just in time for the holiday gift giving season!

This 3-DVD box set comes with Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Christmas!, Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Halloween and Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure.  My youngest son has been enjoying this 3-DVD set because he just loves Dora the Explorer to pieces!  Perfect gift for the Dora fan in your household this year!

Street Date: November 15, 2011
Catalogue: 144624
DVD SRP: $29.99
DVD Running Time:  Approx. 291 mins.

Pre-Order on Amazon

Disclosure: I received these products for free. All opinions are that of my own.

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{DVD Coming SOON } Fanboy and Chum Chum Brain Freeze

This DVD will not be released until August 16, 2011 but you can preorder your copy of Fanboy and Chum Chum: Brain Freeze now if you read this and are interested! My daughter is actually a Fanboy and Chum Chum fan. I found out recently that it’s not just my daughter though who loves this show, my almost five year old does too! He saw the DVD in his sisters room (she confiscated it for herself) and he totally freaked out in excitement! SO our family is loving this new DVD addition for sure!

Fanboy and Chum Chum: Brain Freeze Episode Synopses:

Brain Freeze

Fanboy and Chum Chum discover that their favorite Frosty Freezy Freeze flavor, Berry Pink, is about to be discontinued. Determined to have as much as they can before it’s gone forever, they end up with a massive brain freeze. The next morning, Fanboy and Chum Chum wake up with no memory of what happened and their signature tighty-whiteys are missing. They must retrace their steps to find out how their crazy night unraveled so they can find their precious underwear and restore order.

Berry Sick

During a summer heat wave, the boys discover the Frosty Freezy Freeze machine is on the fritz. It’s up to Fanboy and Chum Chum to get the Berry the Ice Monster, the machine’s operator, back in good health.

Refill Madness

Lenny and Boog learn that Fanboy and Chum Chum have a valuable cup that entitles them to endless free refills at the Frosty Mart. The two decide to work together to try to steal the cup.

The Frosty Bus
Fanboy and Chum Chum are waiting for the Frosty Bus to buy a Frosty Freezy Freeze. Unfortunately, Boog is driving and torments them by always keeping their beverages just out of reach.

Jingle Fever

When Fanboy and Chum Chum find out they can win a million Frosty Bucks by writing the new Frosty Mart jingle, Lenny does everything in his power to stop them.

Back from the Future

After Fanboy and Chum Chum show Lenny that Dollar-nator is a time machine, he decides to use him to travel back in time and prevent Fanboy and Chum Chum from ever tasting a Frosty Freezy Freeze. But despite his greatest efforts, the boys somehow always end up discovering Frosty Freezy Freeze.

Norse-ing Around

Fanboy and Chum Chum discover a frozen Viking in their icebox and decide to help him “achieve glory” so he can get into Valhalla.

More Details:

Release date August 16, 2011. Suggested retail price is $16.99. DVD running time is 88 minutes. Special features include “Brain Freeze” Original Animatic.

Disclosure: I received this DVD for free. All opinions are that of my own.

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Nickelodeon Team Umizoomi, Victorious and More New Releases

There was one last DVD from Nickelodeon that I hadn’t shared with you all and then there are a few more that released in July I think you must know about! There are a number of DVD releases from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon each month and I plan to share them with you as soon as possible, this means either shortly after release date or shortly before release date. In this case, I am sharing  a bit after the release date.

Team Umizoomi 1,2,3..

Team Umizoomi features a tiny team of superheroes, Milli, Geo and Bot, who use their mighty math powers to help little kids solve big problems. The series combines action-adventure missions with an interactive math curriculum designed to help kids develop self-confidence in their math abilities and appreciate the many ways in which math shapes their world. The Umi Team is not complete without their Umi Friends (home viewers), who help the team along the way while practicing various math skills. Set to a soundtrack of preschool-friendly pop songs, the series is designed to build upon preschoolers’ conceptual understanding of math as they are exposed to core mathematical concepts like numbers, counting, computations, measurement, patterns and shapes.

Released June 28,2011. Special Features include Meet Geo, Meet Milli and Meet Bot. Running time is 95 minutes. Suggested Retail Price is $16.99

Victorious Season One: Volume One

Victorious is created and executive-produced by Dan Schneider, who also created other Nickelodeon hits like iCarly, Drake & Josh, Zoey 101, The Amanda Show and Kenan and Kel. The show follows teenager Tori Vega (Victoria Justice) who attends the prestigious performing arts high school, Hollywood Arts. From her first day at the school, however, Tori feels out of place among the talented students, especially mean diva Jade (Elizabeth Gillies, Broadway’s 13). But with the help of her older sister Trina (Daniella Monet, A Fairly Odd Movie, Nancy Drew) and new friends including the musically gifted Andre (Leon Thomas III, August Rush, Broadway’s The Lion King, iCarly), brooding bad boy Beck (Avan Jogia, Spectacular!), eccentric Cat (Ariana Grande, Broadway’s 13) and lovable but psychologically scrambled ventriloquist Robbie (Matthew Bennett) – Tori realizes that she was born to perform and that entertaining people not only makes her happy but may change her life. The series, a co-production with Sony Music, features original songs performed by Justice and the ensemble cast. Since its launch last April, Victorious has been the number-one program in its timeslot on all TV with kids 6-11, tweens 9-14, and teens 12-17, reaching 14.4 million kids, 15.1 million tweens, and 11.4 million teens each quarter.

Released July 5,2011. Special Features include Meet Tori Vega, Meet the Cast, Music Videos. Running time is 243 minutes. Suggested Retail Price is $19.99

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Party Pack

Dora the Explorer, created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh Valdes and Eric Weiner, is a play-along, animated adventure series starring Dora is a seven-year-old Latina heroine whose adventures take place in an imaginative, tropical world filled with jungles, beaches and rainforests. She explores her world just as preschoolers do every day, and the show is designed to actively engage its audience in an interactive quest using a variety of learning techniques.

Released July 12, 2011. Special Features include Nicktrition Tips for Parents, Baby Nick Jr Music Video. Running time is 291 minutes. Suggested Retail Price is $24.99

Yo Gabba Gabba: Party in a Box

Yo Gabba Gabba: It’s time to get those dancing shoes on and prepare for some fun in Yo Gabba Gabba: Party in a Box! This three-DVD box set includes Birthday Boogie, Clubhouse and Dancey Dance Bunch so get ready to explore everything from animals and new foods to birthdays and dress-up. Special guests in this collection include Erykah Badu, The Ting Tings, and Elijah Wood. Additionally, Biz Markie and Mark Mothersbaugh appear in their recurring segments.

Released July 12, 2011.  Running time is 297 minutes. Suggested Retail Price is $24.99

Will share more July releases and August releases ASAP!

Disclosure: I received all of these DVD’s for free. My family would enjoy these shows whether we received the DVD for free or not. All opinions are that of my own.

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