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Check out this week’s Moms Speak Out section:

“Which family member is the best role model for your kids?”

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!



Can you believe that Spring is here? It seems this year is just flying by, where is all the time going? I am full swing in the midst of college admissions with my daughter and I swear I feel more stress than she does! I can’t believe my baby will be going away in just a few short months. As us moms know we need to be strong for our kids, but I will be the first to admit it isn’t easy! I am trying to schedule as many things as I can as a family to encourage her feeling the support as she begins this next chapter in her life. 

I am also going to start this week and make a tradition of watching something together as a family. We have many great picks this week, so check them out and let us know which ones you loved!

Take a look at our Moms Speak Out section above, I would love to get your feedback on which family member is the best role model for your kids. As they say out here in Hollywood, “lights, camera, action!”
The family movie DVD pick for this week is a fun story about adventure and exploring the world beyond what you know. Enjoy!
Jack and the Beanstalk

Directed by: Gary J. Tunnicliffe

Cast: Gilbert Gottfried, Chevy Chase, James Earl Jones, Christopher Lloyd, Katy Segal 

Running Time: 94 minutes

Language: English

Year: 2010

A classic, creative adventure of gigantic proportions…


Hartness: This film is a fantastic re-telling of the well-known fairy tale

Davis: It is a very family friendly story

Howard: The film is great I really enjoyed it

Worth Noting: The film deals with some name-calling and questionable language. The scenes that involve fighting and cruelty could be viewed as disturbing. 

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.

This week offers many great family friendly options for TV shows from the Parents Television Council. Here are my favorite picks: First, Who Do You Think You Are, I am sure you know by now this is one of my go-to favorites and it has become a tradition in our family to watch this great show together, I highly suggest it with yours; second, Minute To Win It, a fun family game show that is quickly turning into one of my favorites, gather everyone around to enjoy. Here are some other family friendly options for the week:

Friday, March 25, 2011

Suite Life on Deck, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Snakes escape from a crate on the ship and Woody tries to recapture them.  Meanwhile, Cody realizes he is unable to make Bailey laugh, and Maya learns that Zack has dated more girls that she thought. 

Who Do You Think You Are?, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) NBC Actor Steve Buscemi delves into his family tree to unearth information about possible rogues and rebels in his genealogy.  His quest takes him to Philadelphia and Virgina, as he puts the focus on the secrets of his great-great-grandfather. 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Modern Marvels, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) History Channel The future of technology is discussed, including a look at current prototypes. 

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network Stops include an old Philadelphia diner for fried spring rolls; a California drive-in for deep-fried falafel; a small-town café for fried-chicken cordon bleu. 


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Bert the Conqueror, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Travel Channel Bert visits Florida and rides two extreme coasters at Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay.  Then, he competes in a belly-flop contest held by the Redneck Yacht Club in Punta Gorda. 

Good Luck Charlie, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Teddy is excited when a new guy asks her for a date and wants to meet her at a park, but she is horrified when she learns a secret about him.  Meanwhile, Amy fakes the seriousness of an injury so she can relax longer at the hospital. 

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Suite Life Movie, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Zack and Cody participate in a research project that studies twins and they each experience whatever sensation, thought, or feeling the other does.  But soon their lives are placed in danger at the research center. 

All Together Now: A Celebration of Service, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) NBC American service and volunteerism are saluted in a gala that features former U.S. presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter.  Also, President Barack Obama narrates a short film about the value of service.    

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cupcake Wars, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network “Ace of Cakes” star Duff Goldman is a guest judge when four bakers work with wacky ingredients to create cupcakes that celebrate the 100th episode of his show. 

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) MyTV A game show testing how much contestants have forgotten since grade school in such subjects as math, geography, and social studies. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Middle, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Sue wins a family trip to New York, and the flight turns into a comedy of errors. 

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. 

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Touched By An Angel, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel Rafael poses as an Army private as the angels try to help a hardened base commander share the truth about the death of his son with his wife and another son, a soldier under his command.

Antiques Roadshow, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS [check local listings] Experts appraise antiques and collectibles including a collection of American flags and an 1847 oil painting by James Henry Beard of statesman Henry Clay that’s worth between $300,000 and $500,000.

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

We have a fun movie this week based on a best-selling book that teaches the importance of siblings working together.  Check out below the National Board of Mothers® suggestion at the end for what age is appropriate. Enjoy!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Rodrick Rules


Release Date: March 25, 2011
MPAA rating: PG
Starring: Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Robert Capron
Running Time: 100 min

The sequel to Diary of a Wimpy Kid has the characters back for more in their second year of middle school, but takes place more at home than at school. A brilliant plan devised by mom to encourage her kids to get along leads way to mishaps and adventures with life lessons to be learned.

There are some scenes of things you might not want to find your kids doing such as cheating at school and scheming to get out of chores, but it will also teach the importance of taking responsibility for your actions. In the end nothings is more important than family. 

The National Board of Mothers® is not able to give this movie the Seal of Approval and does not recommend this movie for viewers under age eight.

It’s a wrap! I can’t wait to hear what you say in the Moms Speak Out section! 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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