Ice Age: Collision Course Giveaway Ends 8/9 #IceAge #CollisionCourse

          Ice Age Collision Course is now out in theaters! Woo Hoo! This is a fantastic family friendly movie, that's great for taking the kids  and beating the summer's brutal heat for a few hours! Here's a brief synopsis if you are unfamiliar with the film:     ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE – In Theaters Friday Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic … [Read more...]

Ice Age: Collision Course Out In Theaters July 22nd! #IceAge #CollisionCourse

    Who's excited about the next Ice Age movie? I know we are here in the Musing Mainiac household! I just love the characters in these movies, especially Scrat! I find him hilarious! Ice Age Collision Course hits theaters on July 22nd! Don't miss it! Here is the trailer, in case you haven't seen it yet:     About the film Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events … [Read more...]

The Secret Life of Pets Trailer #TheSecretLifeofPets

        I can't wait for The Secret Life Of Pets to come out in theaters on July 8th! This movie looks absolutely adorable! I remember frequently thinking when I was a child, that my pets had secret lives! Anyway The Secret Life Of Pets all-star cast features  superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart PLUS Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Steve Coogan and Albert Brooks! The movie also comes … [Read more...]

Relax, It’s Summer! 7 Ideas For Girls Night Out

Relax, It’s Summer! 7 Ideas For Girls Night Out        After a long day of running around the house looking after the kids, finishing up the chores, and taking care of your husband or partner once they arrive home, you rarely have enough time for yourself. Sure, you can go out for a little pampering—you can get a massage, manicure and pedicure and a maybe a haircut, but when was the last time you went out with your own friends without your boisterous little ones … [Read more...]

THE TRIALS OF APOLLO: THE HIDDEN ORACLE – Giveaway Ends 5/31 #TrialsofApollo

“This post is brought to you in partnership with Disney-Hyperion.”       My son Ethan saw THE TRIALS OF APOLLO: THE HIDDEN ORACLE on my desk a few days ago and he's been itching to read it ever since! I don't let my kids take anything that I haven't reviewed yet, or I'll forget that I have it! Well since Rick Riordan is his favorite author, he's been chomping at the bit to get his hands on the book! The Hidden Oracle cam out in stores on May 3rd and was  released … [Read more...]

Curious George is now on Hulu! Giveaway – Ends 4/28 #CuriousGeorgeOnHulu #ad

            I have a special affection for Curious George. My son Rowan, who is now 14 looks like the human version of George. So much so that for years, he would have a Curious George birthday cake! My nickname for Rowan is even Monkey. So even though my kids are a little too old for Curious George, he will always hold a special place in my heart! I'm happy to share with you all that now you can catch all 9 seasons of the show Curious … [Read more...]

Want To Read More? Now You Can!

Do you read as much as you want to read? For most people, the answer to that is ‘no I don’t’. The problem with not reading is that you are broadening your horizons. As Francis Bacon once said, knowledge is power. And, reading is the best way to increase your knowledge and your power as a result. If you want to consume more literary characters and ideas this year, you can. All you have to do is figure out what is the best way for you to read more. Here are a few tips that should help. … [Read more...]

ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP Giveaway – Ends 4/5 #ad #AlvinInsiders

      The latest in the Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise is out in stores, just in time for Easter! This movie looks really fun, and I know my family will thoroughly enjoy it! Here is the films synopsis, just in case you are unfamiliar:   HIT THE ROAD WITH YOUR FAVORITE FUR BALLS IN THE FUNNIEST ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS EVER!  Everyone’s favorite singing pop stars, the Chipmunks, are back as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s  arrives on Blu-ray™ … [Read more...]