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    3 Disney Spots You Might’ve Missed If You Boycotted “The Big Game”

    So yesterday was “the big game” and I honestly have zero interest in taking part in anything NFL related. Not that I ever knew what was happening before, but now more than ever they won’t get views and/or coins off of me. What I WAS excited for was all of the movie trailers that aired during the game. I didn’t have my tv on AT ALL, but I was tuned in via internet. Every time a trailer dropped I was ready and I ESPECIALLY was looking for the sneak peek of Toy Story 4.

    If you’re like me and didn’t tune into the game or anything like that at all, no worries. I’m here to share with you friends, all 3 Disney spots that aired during “The Big Game”.

    Captain Marvel

    Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL opens on March 8, 2019 in U.S. theaters.

    | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #CaptainMarvel

    Avengers: End Game

    AVENGERS: ENDGAME releases in U.S. theaters on April 26, 2019.

    #AvengersEndGame

    Toy Story 4

    Disney·Pixar’s TOY STORY 4 ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.

    | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | #ToyStory4

    Personally, I stayed up past my bedtime JUST so I could make sure I didn’t miss the Toy Story 4 trailer. I know I keep saying it but there’s just something about 2019 and nostalgia that I can’t help but be excited for. So which trailer did you enjoy the most?

    Want to know what else Disney has in their line up this year? Check out the full list here.

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    Are You Using Screen Time on iOS?

    These children have such easy access to the internet nowadays and managing screen time is important now more than ever. I hadn’t really taken a GOOD look at all of the benefits Family Sharing has to offer within iOS 12 until a few days ago and seriously, screen time is a game changer! I’m not a perfect parent so my children do get screen time (some days way more than others) so having the peace of mind that I can control what they’re accessing, and for how long is an amazing plus for me. If not, my four year old will play Roblox ALL DAY.

    Screen Time offers amazing benefits for anyone who wants insights on how they’re utilizing their device. But it’s especially great for families.

    Some of the great features I discovered:

    Activity Reports – These give you a detailed look at all of the app usage, notifications and device pickups.

    App Limits – Because after you see all the usage, you’re going to need it. You can set daily limits for app categories such as Social Networking, Games or Productivity.

    Downtime – Downtime disallows all app usage with the exception of phone calls and apps that you choose to allow. It’s essentially like a nap time for your phone.

    And when you set up screen time limits for a child their are tons of other great features as well (“Ask for More Time”, restricted usage on certain apps, and extensive parental controls).

    I definitely have not been taking full of all the benefits Screen Time has to offer but I definitely will be now! Check out this video below as I walk you through a brief set up of screen time on a new “child’s” device.

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    Marie Kondo & 5 Things I Wish I Could #KonMari RIGHT Now

    All up and down my timeline people are talking about Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and how they feel about Netflix’s latest trend. I honestly haven’t watched the show because my house is a mess and I don’t need someone to remind me that it is. But I do feel like I’ve learned the basics of the #KonMari method and decluttering to bring you joy. I mean in reality if we’re talking about getting rid of things that are excess and don’t bring you any joy then I have a few things in my life that I’m ready to KonMari.

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    What Exactly is Jordan Peele’s New Movie ‘US’ About?

    Thursday morning on twitter, Jordan Peele revealed the new trailer poster for upcoming movie ‘Us’. Following Get Out, this movie is sooooo highly anticipated that fans couldn’t help to begin with the speculation. And why speculate? Because Peele has revealed very few details about his upcoming movie. So what do we know?

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    Netflix Original Series ‘Motown Magic’ is a Must Watch for The Whole Family

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    I’m probably late to the game, but I just found out about Netflix original series Motown Magic. We were actually scrolling Netflix on Saturday night looking for something to watch to avoid watching Bo on the Go and Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas for the 808080th time that day. When James showed me Motown Magic I was immediately skeptical. I’m going to admit I never heard of Beat Bugs or Josh Wakely prior to this show, so I had no background to go off of. We showed RJ and his immediate response was “no I don’t wanna watch that.” LOL. We didn’t give him a choice, and within the first episode I was SO GLAD I didn’t.

    ** Mild episode one spoilers ahead**

    Motown Magic follows the story of Ben, an 8 year old who lives in the city of “Motown”, who uses a paintbrush to make the street art in his neighborhood come to life. When the theme song started during episode one, we immediately got excited, The Jackson 5’s ABC is the theme song sung by 11 year old Zacary James. Episode one introduces us to Ben and his extremely talented family living in the city of Motown. Everyone in his family seems to know what their “thing” is but Ben doesn’t believe he has talent.

    Episode one is pretty much when you realize the show is LIT. Each episode is inspired by a classic Motown song with a contemporary take. The song fits in with the theme of the episode and there is a lesson learned in every one. Even better for little preschool attention spans, each episode is only between 12 and 15 minutes long with the exception of episode one. By the second episode RJ and Zayn were dancing and singing (along with me and their dad) and all signs of “I don’t want to watch that” had left the building. A few more episodes in and my 4 year old started seeing himself in Motown. There was “Mommy! Ben looks like me!” and “Mommy, Ella has hair just like you!”. You cannot convince me that representation doesn’t matter to kids.

    It’s Tuesday morning now and we’ve watched every episode of Motown Magic AT least once already and we’re on round 2. I’m pretty sure we’re going to check out Beat Bugs next since we’re late to that party as well, but I’m thankful Josh Wakely created a show where my baby can see himself, and we can all sing and dance to songs even my parents and grandparents love. It’s an amazing break from Baby Shark!

    Have you watched Motown Magic yet with your little ones? Check out the trailer below, it’s easy as 123!

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