Seven Relatable Parenthood Moments with Bandit Heeler

“Flowers may bloom again, but a person never has the chance to be young again.” This Chinese proverb reminds us that we won’t have this moment again, and that refusing opportunities to connect with our childlike sense of wonder, imagination, and just plain carefree fun, even for moments, will only become rarer as the yearsContinue reading “Seven Relatable Parenthood Moments with Bandit Heeler”

The Best Kids Halloween Specials to watch for FREE on the PBS Kids app right now

The way we watch TV has changed so much in just a short amount of time. Almost gone are the days of flipping channels to see what your local station or cable offerings are. These days a majority of folks are tuning in to their favorite viewings through app-based programming like Roku, Fire Stick orContinue reading “The Best Kids Halloween Specials to watch for FREE on the PBS Kids app right now”

Bluey!

The increased time spent at home by our family during this pandemic has meant that among other things, we’re definitely watching more television than we usually do. That sometimes means trying to discover family-friendly fare we haven’t already seen, or re-watching old favorites. However, there’s one particular instance where the kids wanted to show usContinue reading “Bluey!”

‘Cause Knowledge is Power!

It’s Schoolhouse Rocky, that chip off the block Of your favorite schoolhouse, Schoolhouse Rock! Learning comes in all forms. Some people are visual learners. Some auditory. Some need to get their hands in the thick of it to grasp concepts the best. I’m of the belief that regardless of what kind of ways you learnContinue reading “‘Cause Knowledge is Power!”

Voicing the childhood of generations

I think about Russi Taylor a lot. I know that’s a weird sentence to start a piece with, but it’s true. It’s said that when she was a little girl, Russi was at Disneyland with her mother and brother when she spotted Walt Disney sitting on a bench in the park at night. They startedContinue reading “Voicing the childhood of generations”

I’m fixing a hole

I spent a lot of time patching up holes at our house this summer. I’m not going to lie. I often spent much of that time simultaneously patching and singing The Beatles 1967 hit of the same name. I’m fixing a hole where the rain gets in And stops my mind from wandering Where itContinue reading “I’m fixing a hole”

Six Halloween cartoons to watch with your kids…or by yourself this October

The crinkle of leaves, the windy nights. You can go ahead and enjoy all the pumpkin spice whatever you like. I’ve never been a fan of pumpkin other than decoratively. For me, other than the aesthetics of a neighborhood or roadways lines with multi-colored leaves, the thing I look forward to the most this timeContinue reading “Six Halloween cartoons to watch with your kids…or by yourself this October”

Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be

We’ve watched Ducktales, Batman ‘66, we’ve read Mr. Men and Little Miss books before bed. We own The Great Mouse Detective and Mickey’s Christmas Carol. We laugh to Inspector Gadget. A pair of Ninja Turtle figures showed up at Christmas. Wait a second. Is this my son’s childhood or my own? Sometimes I feel guiltyContinue reading “Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be”

Rescue Rangers to the Rescue! (with real chipmunks)

Oh My Disney​ has followed up last year’s “Ducktales with Real Ducks” video with a real Chipmunk take on another Disney Afternoon favorite – Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers​. The Ducktales video was followed by an announcement of a reboot for the show, something I had been pushing for quite some time. Well, not soContinue reading “Rescue Rangers to the Rescue! (with real chipmunks)”

Cartoon Madness!!!

You would think the media giants were reading this blog (or my mind) with the pop culture news coming out this week, tailor-made for those of us who grew up watching cartoons in the era of John Hughes movies and Balki Bartokomous. Some time ago, I wrote about my disappointment when childhood favorite Inspector GadgetContinue reading “Cartoon Madness!!!”