New Family Streaming Thanks to Bentkey + Giveaway

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Bentkey is a kids entertainment streaming service that includes original and licensed content and characters that families will love, and parents can trust. Bentkey is dedicated to creating the next generation of timeless stories that transport kids into a world of adventure, imagination, and joy. Bentkey’s new app is available now with over 150 episodes of 16 shows — including four Bentkey originals. Over the last year, Bentkey has produced four original series called Bentkey Adventures. New episodes will arrive every Saturday morning, and new series will be added to Bentkey on an ongoing basis.

Bentkey's dedicated team curates content from around the world that they would trust their kids with. They watch every minute of every show to ensure they are great for kids while never insulting your values.

10 Tips For Monitoring Your Child’s Media Consumption

Today, children are exposed to an unprecedented variety of media content that can shape their perceptions, learning experiences, and social interactions. While the accessibility of technology and the internet offers many benefits, it also indicates challenges for parents seeking to ensure their child’s safe and responsible media consumption. Monitoring and guiding your child’s media usage is essential to foster a healthy relationship with technology, encourage critical thinking, and protect them from potential harm.

10 Tips For Monitoring Your Child’s Media Consumption

This article offers valuable tips for monitoring your child’s media consumption and helping them navigate the complex world of media and develop a well-rounded and balanced lifestyle. So, read on!

“Frog and Toad” Debuts 4/28 on Apple TV+

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Frog is a frog. Toad is a toad. They have a lot in common...but they are also very different. Frog and Toad are best friends who know that the true secret to friendship is not only enjoying the things you have in common, but embracing the things that make you different. Since our differences are what makes us special, Frog and Toad celebrate what makes them unique!
“Frog and Toad” will make its debut Friday, April 28, 2023 on Apple TV+.

Frog and Toad on AppleTv+ on 4/28

The talented voice cast includes Academy Award winner Nat Faxon ("Our Flag Means Death," "The Connors") and Emmy Award nominee Kevin Michael Richardson ("The Simpsons," "Family Guy") as Frog and Toad, as well as appearances by Ron Funches ("Trolls"), Fortune Feimster ("Good Fortune," “Kenan”), Cole Escola ("At Home with Amy Sedaris"), Aparna Nancherla ("The Great North"), John Hodgman ("Up Here"), Yvette Nicole Brown ("Disenchanted," “Act Your Age”), Stephen Tobolowsky ("The Goldbergs"), Emmy Award nominee Tom Kenny ("SpongeBob SquarePants"), Selene Luna ("Coco"), Emmy Award nominee Margaret Cho (“Fire Island”) and Betsy Sodaro ("Duncanville").

Stream “The Garden” Now {+ $10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway}

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Your kids matter. What they watch does, too. “The Garden” will help them understand the gospel of Jesus Christ in a way that’s entertaining and centered on truth! I have been watching my niece and nephew. And I love getting to share the good word with them in such a fun way!

“The Garden” is a Christ-centered children’s cartoon series aimed at teaching your kids the Gospel in a way they can understand. It features LENNY THE LION and LUCY THE LAMB—two best friends who work inside a magical garden where ANYTHING can grow! Each story revolves around them having to accomplish their goals by learning a Bible story or an original song. “The Garden” will take your kids right along on these adventures, too!

6 Tricks to Help You Make Watching TV Even More Interesting

TV can be a great way to relax and unwind after a long day, but sometimes it can be a little bit boring. If you're looking for ways to make watching TV more interesting, look no further! In this blog post, we will discuss six tricks that will help you get the most out of your favorite shows. From using social media to create watchlists to downloading episodes ahead of time, we have got you covered. So read on for some tips that will help you transform your television-watching experience!


Watching TV - 6 Tricks to Make It Interesting

A Parent's Guide to Safe Video Streaming for Kids

The internet is filled with many things, from fun online games to educational stories. However, it’s also a melting pot of inappropriate content that can be harmful to kids. As a parent, it’s important to be aware of the dangers that exist online, so you can protect your children from them. One potential hazard is watching videos that are not age appropriate.

Many streaming services, like YouTube, Netflix, Sling TV, and offer kids’ channels with shows and movies that are appropriate for younger audiences. However, there is also a lot of content on these platforms that are not meant for kids. This can include videos with violence, swearing, and sexual content. To help keep your kids safe while they stream, keep reading this guide.

How to SAVE Over $100 on Your Cable or Satellite Bill

Looking to learn HOW to lower your cable or satellite bill? Then this post is for YOU! With the inflation of our grocery bills and the crazy market, I thought I would update this post with EVEN MORE streaming options available for ways to save big!

We bought a new house back at the end of August 2016. We have a bigger home that comes with a larger mortgage payment. So we were going through our bills and thinking of what we could get rid of. We routinely do this anyway. We decided to not only drop our gym member ship (that we hadn't used in months) as well as drop satellite. So I know what you are thinking: You just made the switch to cable, but nope we completely pulled the plug and now we are saving more than $100 a month on television.

***This post was originally written in 2016, but I thought I would update it with what we are using now, new pricing, etc.***

How to SAVE Over $100 on Your Cable or Satellite Bill

We were criticized by our family when we first decided to do it. "How are you going to watch the Olympics?" "How are you going to watch 'A Christmas Story' all day on Christmas?" Serious questions, y'all. And at first, we hadn't worked out all the kinks yet. My husband did a lot of research and now I want to share all of our tips and tricks to help you save over $100 by breaking up with cable/satellite for good!

Kid-Friendly Videos on Demand with Kabillion + Roku Giveaway

Since my family has broken up with cable/satellite, we are always on the search for apps that have kid-friendly entertainment and if it is FREE then that is better. I removed YouTube Kids from my kids' tablets back in February and I do not regret my decision at all. But it was a free platform. In my search for new apps for my children, I found Kabillion.

With all the many options available today, Kabillion stands out as a reliable and safe destination for quality children’s entertainment – a place where parents can feel good about their children spending time. In fact, this outstanding platform is the only independently-owned VOD network to be ranked among the Top 10 Kids Free On Demand networks in the U.S.!

DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power now available on Netflix! + Printable Sword Craft

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I am a baby of the '80s. And I love all things from that decade. I have been so excited to see Netflix bringing back some of my favorites like Care Bears and now She-Ra! The highly anticipated Netflix original, DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, is now available. In the 1980s series, She-Ra was extended from "Masters of the Universe" and was He-Man's long lost twin sister.

Inspired by the popular ‘80s animated series, DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power tells the epic story of an orphan named Adora, who leaves behind her former life in the evil Horde when she discovers a magic sword that transforms her into the mythical warrior princess She-Ra. Along the way, she finds a new family in the Rebellion as she unites a group of magical princesses in the ultimate fight against evil. For the honor of Grayskull and in celebration of its early release thanks to fan excitement, we can enjoy 13 half-hour episodes on Netflix now!

What to Expect from Netflix in 2018

As a long time fan of Netflix, I am proud to be included in their Stream Team for another year! And I'm also excited to announce that you can look forward to some fun streaming in the new year! There’s a lot to get excited for, so no matter what you’re looking to fill your queue with in 2018, they have you covered. With new titles premiering for kids, adults and everyone in between, Netflix has something for everyone in 2018.

"Spirit Riding Free" from Netflix and DreamWorks Animation | Craft Package with Friendship Bracelets, Picture Frames and More!

"Hay" there, equestrian enthusiasts, animation aficionados and adventure addicts, have you checked out Spirit Riding Free, available exclusively on Netflix yet? The series, inspired by the Oscar®-nominated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, follows the heartfelt journey of a gutsy 12-year-old girl named Lucky who befriends a wild mustang whom she aptly names Spirit. With her two best friends (and their horses) by her side, Lucky and her friends explore a world filled with endless rides, magnificent horses and never ending fun! Together they’ll push their own limits, harness the power of friendship and discover what it truly means to be free.

Each episode of Spirit Riding Free will be filled with frontier adventures and fun -- from inclement weather like flash floods and blizzards, to human malfeasance from train robbers and banditos, to kid-centric capers like treasure hunts and secret sleepovers. And some stories will even be told from the horses’ point of view!

Tips for Kid Safe Streaming

I am one of those parents that thinks watching television is good thing for your family. I actually think it can be educational and a unique teaching tool. We have even used shows to help my daughter deal with bullying. And we love our family movie nights. But I do like to know what my daughter is watching because I don't want her to watch something that she is too young to understand or something that will give her nightmares. So I have created my tips for kid safe streaming.

BEAT BUGS coming to Netflix in August

I am a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam and receive complimentary products as such, but my love for The Beatles is all my own.
Starting August 2016, families around the world can come together with BEAT BUGS, inspired by the music of The Beatles. I am so excited for this. My dad was a huge Beatles fan. He shared his love for them with me and I want to share with my children as well.
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The Beat Bugs are five charming, funny and adventurous best friends who have a knack for getting themselves into mischief and mayhem. The animated show will feature some of the most well-known Beatles songs woven into the narrative of each episode, with Eddie Vedder, P!nk, James Bay, Sia, and more recording their rendition of an iconic song.

Check out the trailer Below:

Top 20 Binge Worthy Shows on Netflix

I am a member of the Netflix StreamTeam. Full disclosure at the bottom.

I asked on my personal Facebook page what is your favorite thing to binge watch on Netflix and these are the answers that were the most popular. If you have some other favorites, please feel free to share in the comments below!

Top 20 Binge Worthy Shows on Netflix

This isn't an official list or anything. This is just my friends and I have come up with it. But these are highly recommended. So I definitely would check them out if you are looking for something to watch next! Since this was made of so many different people's suggestions, I like to think this list has a little something for everyone!

Mini Milestones: Introducing Netflix #StreamTeam


I was recently invited to be a part of the Netflix Stream Team, which I'm very excited about! Netflix is a service that allows you to stream movies and television shows for a low monthly subscription fee. You can stream on your wireless device, smart TV, and some Blu-ray and DVD players, as well as game consoles, like Wii and XBOX. Each month I'll write about a different selected "theme" and include recipes and crafts for fun with the entire family.

This is my first month and this month's theme is "Mini Milestones".

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A Child-Friendly Sanity Saver from Kidoodle.TV

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Although we try to monitor my daughter's screen time, she has been getting more into playing with our iPhones and iPad as sources of entertainment, especially when we are on the go. It can be difficult finding age appropriate stuff for her to watch, and since she just wants to have the freedom to roam, I knew I needed to find a better option.

And that's why I am loving Kidoodle.TV. Designed for children 12 years old and younger, Kidoodle.TV is a service that keeps kids entertained with very little parent involvement. Plus, there is nothing unsafe available to those viewing, so I don’t have to worry about anything inappropriate.

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What I love is that I was able to do 90% of my involvement before I even introduced SweetPea to Kidoodle.TV. Sign up took less than 2 minutes, and then I was taken to the Parent’s Room. Inside, I was able to set up a profile for each child (up to five), so that it could determine what to give her access to based on age. For SweetPea, she can view anything geared towards kids 0-4 years old. Once that was finished, I could select her profile and she was free to choose a show to watch.

The Parent’s Room has pin-protected access, so there is no way the kiddos could go snooping around or change settings. As our daughter get older, it will be nice to keep the older-aged stuff from baby #2 due in March. I could even decide which individual titles either kid could watch by changing access in the Parent’s Room. There is also a time limit feature so your children don’t spend all day staring at a computer or tablet!

I was happy to see that there was an iOS app, meaning I could download and access Kidoodle.TV on my iPhone or iPad. This makes it the perfect solution when traveling, especially during the busy holiday season. It’s also been known to help us at dinner, when she is done eating she wants to leave then there (please tell me my child isn't the only one who does this?).

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Who is excited about The Walking Dead tonight?

In honor of tonight, a Zombie-fied ME! :D

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Team Darryl!!!

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