33 Days of Christmas Movies and Television

Thirty-three days is a weird number I know.  But, this weekend I began officially watching Christmas movies, so I thought I might provide some reviews of them here on the blog throughout the month.  Many of them are likely to be kids shows since I watch TV with my 5 year old quite a bit.  But, after she goes to bed, I watch some of my own and there are some that I’m sure we both will love and want to watch every year.

So, today we watched the following:

Santa Paws: The Movie

santa paws

We’ve watched this one before and I’m sure we will watch it again.  My DD loves all of the puppy movies, so we’ve seen just about all of them.  I am a dog person and with Bella’s recent death, this movie was a good one to open the holiday season.  It is a cute story of Christmas spirit and the good that is in people.  Overall, I give it a thumbs up for the kid crowd and a definite maybe for the adult crowd – if you like dogs and cheesy Christmas stories, this is a good one.

The other I watched was Christmas Cupid.

Christmas Cupid Movie

I watched this because it was the first Christmas movie (well, other than one about race relations starring Billy Jo Cyrus, which I had to veto on principle) in my Roku search results for Christmas.  And actually, it was pretty cute.  It was yet another movie based on A Christmas Carol by Dickens and it was predictable and cheesy, but really it was perfect on a night when I didn’t want to think much about what I was watching and needed a happy ending.  I would not go so far to give it a thumbs up, but it wouldn’t be a thumbs down…more like a shrugged shoulders with a “eh, why not?”

So, there you have it – the first two movies in my 33 days of Christmas Movies and Television.



Monkeys, Math and More, Oh My! (A Giveaway)

As the mom of a girl, I am concerned about making sure she does not shy away from math and science early on in life.  So, when I heard about 10monkeys Math World Giveaway, I jumped on board to help promote fun ways of introducing or reinforcing math skills to children.  My daughter loves the monkey aspect and as a new Kindergartner next year, I would love to have some additional activities to keep her engaged on the math side of things.  Below, you can read a description of the product and a review completed by Emilee at Pea of Sweetness and enter a giveaway for the product sponsored by the makers.  The giveaway starts today (July 23) and ends on August 5!  So, get those entries in below!

10monkeys Math World Giveaway Sponsored by 10monkeys.com LLC

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Co-Hosted by Deals of Sweetness

10Monkeys Math World

10monkeys Math World is an online Math Program geared for younger elementary aged children around grades K-3. It has fun, eye-catching graphics kids love! 10monkeys Math World takes a progressive approach to learning Math. It uses what is referred to as the “high pedagogic approach,” developed together with top professionals and schools. As they progress, their skills are improving as well – and they’re having fun!

As a homeschooling mom, Emilee at Pea of Sweetness loves the progressive approach 10monkeys Math World takes and loves that her kids want to learn Math with 10monkeys Math World! Check out her full 10monkeys Math World math program review on Pea of Sweetness.

Whether you are a homeschooling parent, teacher, or parent (or grandparent) to young children and wanting to enrich their education, 10monkeys Math World offers a quality program anyone can appreciate! Three winners will each receive a one-year subscription to 10monkeys Math World (all levels) for one child. This giveaway begins on 7/23 and ends on 8/5 at 10:00pm (times are Central) and is open worldwide ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.

Disclosure: Emilee from both Pea of Sweetness and Deals of Sweetness received a code for the full version app in exchange for an honest review. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.