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Best Family Friendly TV Shows

This Family Friendly TV Shows We Love contains a growing list of some of our favorite TV Series!

We have never watched a lot of TV, but over the years have bought up DVD sets (or borrowed them from the library first) of some classic TV Shows that encourage family values.

The Waltons

By far, The Waltons is one of our most dear TV series. We’ve purchased every season and regularly revisit the family that lived and worked and died on Walton’s Mountain. We even went … Read more »

Favorite PG and PG-13 Chick Flicks

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This Page contains a growing list of our favorite PG and PG-13 Chick Flicks!

There’s nothing like watching some well-crafted PG or PG-13 Chick Flicks that evokes a warm laugh or a tender tear. So whether you’re gathering a few of your girlfriends together or trying to soften up that man of yours, these favorite chick flicks will do the trick.

Reviews include: Young Victoria, The Vow, 27 Dresses, Life as we Know it, Sidney WhiteEverAfter,  Kate and Leopold,  Raising Helen, The Amazing Adventure (a classic with Cary Grant), Miss Potter and a … Read more »

Fourth of July Books / Independence Day – Review Page

Four Patriotic Books for Kids

This Patriotic Books for Kids Super Page contains a growing list of our favorite 4th of July/ Independence Day Books!

We love celebrating America’s Independence and love telling the stories of the brave men and women who risked everything they had so we could enjoy the freedoms we have today. 

The Liberty Tree

The Liberty Tree is a wonderful Landmark picture book portrays our nation’s fight for independence from the imperial rule of Great Britain. It’s perfect reading in preparation for the 4th of July and all the patriotism that is … Read more »

Favorite Family Drama Movies

This Super Page contains a growing list of our favorite Family Drama Movies!

We love watching movies and especially dramatic ones that provide strong life messages. On this page, we will review our favorite, family-safe dramas. If we think a movie is less appropriate for younger viewers we will mention it.

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1 The Ten Commandments2 Driving Miss Daisy3 High Society4 War Movies5 Western Movies
The Ten Commandments

Starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner. Released in 1956

The Ten Commandments is a classic movie that depicts the … Read more »

Powerful Movie Biographies – Review Page

This Movie Biographies Page contains a growing list of our favorite movies for the entire family!

We love watching biographies because they inspire us to achieve things we never dreamed possible. We especially like watching about men and women who defied the odds, overcame great obstacles and dreamed great dreams. Standing on their shoulders, we believe that we can attain great things too.

We realize that many movies are just short glimpses into a hero’s life and that they are often interpreted by writers and directors to have more “crowd appeal” than “real life.” If there is a biography that really piques your … Read more »

Valentine Books for Children – Review Page

Valentine Books for Children.

This Valentine Books for Children Review Page contains a growing list of our favorite Kid’s Valentine Stories!

Teaching Children to love and appreciate others is a wonderful gift. We believe that reading these Valentine books is a great way to make learning to appreciate others fun.

One Zillion Valentines 

by Frank Modell

One Zillion Valentines

is a darling kids book about two boys who hardly receive any valentines. In spite of their feelings, Milton and Marvin decide to make Valentine’s Day special. They conclude that Valentine’s cards aren’t just for girls, so they set … Read more »

Easter Books for Kids – Reviews Page

This Easter Stories for Kids Reviews Page contains a growing list of our favorite Easter Story Books!

We love finding books that relate the true story of Easter in a way children can understand and enjoy.

Caleb’s Colt

Caleb’s Colt is an awesome Easter Story about Christ’s death and resurrection. This story is seen through the eyes of two young boys. We see their lives changed forever as this story unfolds.

Caleb’s young and stubborn donkey colt is requested … Read more »

Halloween Books for Kids and Families

Halloween Books for Kids, Great Reading for the Fall season, Nice Halloween Picture books for families.

These Halloween Books for Kids and Families reviews a growing list of our favorite Fall or Halloween Themed Books!

We do celebrate Halloween, but not the ghoulish, horrifying aspects of the holiday. And we have read our kids’ many books about autumn and events surrounding Halloween. On this page, you’ll read reviews of some of our favorite books.

Too Many Pumpkins

Too Many Pumpkins is a completely delightful story that young ones will want to hear over and over. We don’t … Read more »

Family Musical Movies Rated G & PG

This Family Musical Movies Rated G & PG Page is a growing list of Fun for the Whole Family!

If you have a favorite Musical that isn’t listed, please mention it in the comment section below and we’ll consider it for this page.

We love musicals, watching and singing along – this page contains some of our all-time favorite musicals!

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is one of our favorite musicals and stars Jane Powell and Howard Keel.

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Family Comedy Movies – not animated

This Comedy Movies G & PG Page has a list of Hilarious Family Friendly Movies that Everyone will Enjoy!

Laughter is great medicine – we love watching comedies – they can lighten the load of a heavy day and brighten our disposition. Many of these movies have an underlying message of hope of overcoming adversity. 

Yours Mine and Ours

Yours, Mine and Ours staring Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball is an uproariously funny story. It has deep roots that reach to the core of what it means to be a family.

When a … Read more »

Best Non-Animated Family Movies on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu & DVD

This Best Non-Animated Family Movies reviews page contains a growing list of our favorite Family, Kid & Teen Movies!

This page contains reviews of Facing the Giants, Night at the Museum (series), The Ultimate Gift (series),  Sky HighFly Away Home, Remember the Titans, Darby O’Gill and the Little People

Finding non-Animated Family Movies to match everyone’s tastes is not always an easy thing. Our kids all had different favorites and interests. But spending family time together was important to us.

So we would have one of our kids (they would take turns) select a variety of movies. They would … Read more »

Great Holiday Movies

A Christmas Carol staring George C Scott - dvd cover.

This Holiday Movies Super Page contains a growing list of our favorite movies for Christmas, Easter, Halloween, & the 4th of July

We love celebrating holidays, and watching these movies just makes each holiday more special. 

Holiday Movies – Easter
King of Kings

If you only watch one Easter movie this spring, make itKing of Kings. It was produced in 1961 but is so good that we had to mention it. The story traces the life of Christ and intertwines the life and actions of Barabbas — the criminal who … Read more »

Heart Stirring Patriotic Music

Four patriotic music cds laying on an oak floor.

Nothing stirs our hearts more than hearing a foot tapping march or a chorus singing The Battle Hymn of the Republic. This super-page contains a growing list of our favorite Patriotic Music – we hope you are inspired by it! Each of these albums links to Amazon where you can preview the before you buy!

A Cappella Americana with The Liberty Voices

We first became acquainted with The Liberty Voices when we were vacationing at Epcot Center in Walt Disney World. We heard them sing in the host pavilion at the American Adventure. Were captivated by their tight 8-part harmonies … Read more »

Favorite Family Musical Soundtracks

Family Musical Soundtracks Reviews- Fun for Kids & Parents!

We absolutely love movie and stage musicals. This Family Musical Soundtracks page contains an ever-growing list of our favorite musical recordings.

Fiddler On The Roof

Fiddler on the Roof  Soundtrackis a terrific movie and an even more awesome soundtrack. If you value family, you’ll love this story. A little trivia: you may not know that John William (Star Wars, Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Home Alone and Jurassic Park) also wrote the film score for Fiddler on the Roof in … Read more »

Inspirational Thanksgiving Stories

Inspirational Thanksgiving Stories for Kids and Families!

Whether you are looking for Inspirational Thanksgiving Stories or Touching Thanksgiving Stories, this page has an excellent selection of picture books for kids of all ages!

Thanksgiving is one of our family’s favorite holidays. We love reading about our Pilgrim forefathers and the first Thanksgiving our country celebrated. We also love reading touching Thanksgiving stories about this holiday time and season of the year! These are some of our favorite and most inspiring Thanksgiving stories that your family will love! 

Cranberry Thanksgiving

Cranberry Thanksgiving

is a wonderful picture book about Maggie, her … Read more »

Family Christmas Music

Family Christmas Music for Everyone to Enjoy!

This page has lots of great Family Christmas Music. Especially because Christmas is our absolute favorite time of year. We listen to Christmas music all year long (we do take some breaks, but always come back to it!). This is a growing list of our favorite Christmas albums! 

A Brooklyn Tabernacle Christmas

The, “A Brooklyn Tabernacle Christmas” album features 12 new Christmas songs written by Carol Cymbala and the Brooklyn Tabernacle song writing team with special guests TaRando Greene, Anthony Evans, Nicole … Read more »

Family Strategy Games – Fun for Everyone

This Family Strategy Games Page contains a growing list of our favorite Strategy Games!

Battleship – Milton Bradley

Our kids played Battleship for hours and hours (so did Steve when he was a kid). The game was created in 1967 by Milton Bradley and has gained popularity with each generation since then. It’s the ultimate hide and seek with ships. This is an opponent game that can be played for hours on end. Sink all your opponent’s ships and you … Read more »

Family Word Games – Fun for Everyone

This Family Word Games Page contains a growing list of our favorite Word Games!

Balderdash

Oh my gosh, Balderdash is one of our most favorite group games – the more people the merrier. We usually end up laughing until we cry. Players try to bluff each other by creating phony definitions for unbelievable words.

Points are awarded for bluffing as well as choosing the correct meaning. This game can be played with a group up to 12 players. Ages 10 and above … Read more »

Family Card Games – Fun for Everyone

This Family Card Games Page contains a growing list of our favorite Card Games!!

Card Games listed include Apple to Apples,    WhooNu,   Mille Bornes, Pit,  Uno,   Waterworks

Family Card games are great for small and large groups of people to play. When we have parties, these are some of our favorites – especially Apples to Apples and Whoonu. Take a look at this list and see if any of these would fit your family.

Apples to Apples

Apples to Apples is one … Read more »

Family Number Games – Fun for Everyone

Rummy cubes number game on an oak table.

This Family Number Games Page contains a growing list of our favorite Number Games!

Farkel

Farkel is a fun, fast-paced dice game. Rack up points, but be careful – some combinations on the dice cause you to lose all your points for that round. It’s a little risky, a little challenging and a lot of fun!

Ones and Fives are how you score, then three of a kind, full houses and more. All of these combinations add up to points, but you have to know when to stop.

Perudo

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Best Chapter Books for Kids – Reviews Page

This Best Chapter Books for Kids Reviews Page contains a growing list of our favorite Chapter Books for children and teens! 

Watching our kids progress from picture books to chapter books is an awesome thing to see. We have read hundreds of books aloud as a family, and our kids have read thousands of chapter books on topics that they were interested in. This is an ever-growing list of some of the best chapter books for kids that we’ve read.

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1 Encyclopedia Brown – Donald Sobol2 Jim Kjelgaard Adventure Books3 The Box Car Children – Gertrude Chandler Warner4 … Read more »

Classic Kids Stories and Picture Books – Reviews Page

This Classic Kids Books & Stories Reviews Page contains a growing list of our favorite classic children’s picture books!

We have thousands of kids books in our house. This page is a collection of children’s picture books—classic stories, award-winning books and Economides kids’ favorites . . . you know, those books that kids want you to read over and over again.

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1 Rock, Brock and the Savings Shock2 Amelia Bedelia3 Frog & Toad Series4 Harold and the Purple Crayon &
A Picture for Harold’s Room
5 Katy and the Big Snow &
Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel &
The …
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Healthy Living Books – Reviews Page

Healthy Living Books for everyone.

This Healthy Living Books Reviews Page contains a growing list of our favorite Healthy Living and Healthy Thinking books!

Healthy living means healthy bodies, healthy babies, healthy thinking and healthy food. We have found the books on this page to be valuable resources to build a healthy life. If you eat healthily, but your thinking is unhealthy, you’ll never be happy. We’ve reviewed these awesome books to help us live healthy and happy lives.

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1 HEALTHY BODIES2 Prescription for Nutritional Healing By James Balch and Phyllis Balch3 Essential Guide to Prescription … Read more »