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Moms Speak Out


Check out this week’s Moms Speak Out section:

“How do you handle it if your kids are bullied at school?”

Speak up and make a difference! If there’s a question or idea you’d like to have discussed, let’s hear it. Please email me your Moms Speak Out comments and suggestions!

Quiet on the Set


This time of year seems to be so full of rush rush and go go that we moms need to remember to take a few moments for ourselves. Maybe it is enjoying a cup of tea or meeting a friend to get a manicure, it may even be just sitting on the couch for five minutes at the end of the evening. Whatever it is for you, take the time for yourself, because we know that we are happier mommies when we feel just that bit of relaxation. Maybe this week’s picks will entertain the kids while you take that moment!

Take a look at our Moms Speak Out section above, this topic is so hot right not and so important, I would love to get your feedback on bullying! As they say out here in Hollywood, “lights, camera, action!”


Do you have a favorite family movie you want to share? Send me a suggestion and I will talk to the team at the National Board of Mothers about reviewing it to be Mom Reviewed and Mom Approved.

If you are interested in finding family friendly movies on DVD, here is a good place to start.

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This week offers many great family friendly options for TV shows from the Parents Television Council. Here are my favorite picks: First, An American Girl, based on our topic for Moms Speak Out this week I thought this one might be a good idea for some tips on how to handle bullying; second, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a fun family movie classic and I suggest making something yummy to go with it. Here are some other family friendly options for the week:

Friday, March 11, 2011

Wizards of Waverly Place, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Alex tries to save Justin from his devilish angel girlfriend with the help of a guardian angel who is attempting to earn her wings.

An American Girl:  Chrissa Stands Strong, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) GMC 11-year-old Chrissa Maxwell moves to Minnesota with her family in the middle of the school year and she is struggling to fit in at her new school.  On her first day of school, she meets the Mean Bees who immediately start to bully her.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I Love Lucy, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel Can Lucy go a whole day without telling one fib?  Ricky and the Metzes bet her 100 dollars she can’t.  So it’s a shame that she has a bridge game coming up, and a TV-show audition, at which she’s asked to list her talents.

Must Love Cats, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Animal Planet John scopes out interesting felines in the Southwest and encounters some oversize cats in Texas.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunken Treasures of the Nile, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) National Geographic Channel Archaeologists search for lost Egyptian artifacts that could be hidden at the bottom of the Nile River.

Food Network Challenge, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network Various rock genres inspire four cake artists to create elaborate confections celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Monday, March 14, 2011

16 Wishes, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel A girl makes a secret wish to celebrate her 16th birthday and is astonished when they begin coming true, until one desire goes horribly awry and changes everything.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Travel Channel Tony travels to Cambodia and learns about local dishes while dining with Cambodian activist and politician Mu Sochua.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cupcake Wars, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network The bakers must use seaweed and sea salt when creating cupcakes for an event at SeaWorld.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel A poor boy and four spoiled kids win a magical mystery tour of a candy factory owned by an eccentric chocolatier.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Minute to Win It, 8:00 p.m.  (Eastern) NBC A game show where contestants use household items to complete tasks in under a minute in order to win cash and other prizes.

Wizards of Waverly Place, 8:00 p.m . (Eastern) Disney Channel Alex and Justin transform themselves into Max after he tries to get the family wizard competition moved up a year.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Touched By An Angel, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel Tess and Andrew fret while waiting for Monica, who missed her missed her evaluation-day appointment with a distinguished, but unforgiving angel who was once Tess’ supervisor.

Antiques Roadshow, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS (check local listings) Experts appraise antiques and collectibles from the Palm Springs area including a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in the movie “Some Like It Hot.”

To see the complete list of shows recommended by the Parents Television Council and/or to learn more about this great organization, please visit

This week we have a fun 3D adventure that takes you out of this world.  Check out below the National Board of Mothers® suggestion at the end for what age is appropriate. Enjoy!

Mars Needs Mom


Release Date: March 11, 2011
MPAA rating: PG
Starring: Dan Fogler, Joan Cusack, Seth Green
Running Time: 88 min

Seth Green plays the voice of Milo, a typical kid who prefers TV over broccoli and is easily fed up with his mom always on his case about what he isn’t doing. One night he says something he regrets and when he goes to apologize he finds his mom on a fast ride ticket to Mars with himself in tow.

This out of world adventure will keep you entertained with no gravity and no rules, but what happens when it gets old and Mars wants to keep mom? Kids will learn lessons about how to appreciate their parents and the importance of treating those you love kindly.

The National Board of Mothers® does not recommend this movie for viewers under age eleven.


It’s a wrap! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on bullying and hope you enjoy this weeks picks! If there is something you would like to see on this blog please email me at Family Values Cinema. See you next Friday!


Founder, National Board of Mothers®

Patty is first and foremost an experienced mother both to her teenage daughter, and to her Labradoodle Romeo. With a great passion for wholesome entertainment, Patty spearheaded the National Board of Mothers to establish a rigorous review process ensuring that your family’s treasured time is enjoyed with Mom Reviewed & Mom Approved products. Patty is most currently known for forging new ground with family friendly entertainment as the Founder of not only the National Board of Mothers, but also Family Values Cinema. You can read more about Patty and family friendly entertainment here or email her with any questions.


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