Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE ! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man and The Avengers (Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and more) and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza, coming to Atlanta & Duluth. You’ll definitely feel the energy with cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more. It’s being hailed as the most technically advanced live show ever. Join Marvel fans of all ages for this once-in-a-lifetime, monumental performance. The fate of the universe depends on it!Read More
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." That's one of my favorite Walt Disney quotes, because it truly inspires me to keep chasing my dreams. Well, I am happy to tell you that I've finally accomplished one of them: I've converted my husband to a Disney Parks fan. Ok, ok... I didn't have to do much, besides getting him to visit the Walt Disney World Resort. The pixie dust took over from there.
I have been fortunate to host two Disney Side @Home Celebrations this year. The first one was back in February. You can read more about the crafts, activities, food, decorations, and more here.
Our latest party was my favorite, though. We hosted a Disney Kids Preschool Playdate, featuring Princess Sofia the First. Guests were invited to dress in their royal best for an afternoon tea party.Read More
Ok, so we all know what happens during the holidays. We spend a lot of time eating, drinking, and merrymaking with our friends. I'm good with that. My friends are the best!
But I also have another group of "friends." When Danger and Dre go to sleep, I have the whole entire quiet house to myself to watch some of my favorite friends on Netflix. Sure, I could be cleaning or organizing, but a little bit of ME time is perfectly acceptable, especially during the holidays.
Check out some of the current titles that I'm streaming on Netflix. Prepare to binge in 3, 2, ....Read More
Don't be afraid of making mistakes.
My child has struggled with many things because she doesn't want to make a mistake. She doesn't want to disappoint us.
And I totally get it.
It sucks to make a mistake. One of the worst feelings in the world is to do something or say something or be something that the world will not accept as anything less than perfect.
The "ideal" is a constantly moving bar -- we can never reach it, because other people keep setting the bar higher and higher.
I especially feel this as a result of Pinterest. My projects never turn out the way they should. I may never bake such fabulous treats as the recipe queens, and I may never come up with clever little art projects to entertain my daughter and her friends.
And that's ok.
That doesn't stop me from trying to do my best, though. I don't want the fear of failure to prevent my daughter from doing her best, either.
I think we are all better served if we try things. If we are allowed to make mistakes - and don't give ourselves or others grief about those mistakes - the opportunity for growth and talent and happiness starts to get closer to reach.
The "ideal" starts to come within reach because we become better. We learn better. We know better.
And like Emerson said:
"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow."
Trying new things leaves us open to mistakes, to failure, to ridicule... but it also opens doors and throws open windows.
If you want your child to succeed, encourage her to try new things and to accept mistakes as learning opportunities.
My daughter has been asking for a pet for several months now. I believe a dog, turtle, or bunny would make an excellent addition to the Bradshaw family! Now isn't really the right time for us to introduce a new life to our chaos, so for now, Danger is pretty content to have the perfect starter pet - a mesmerizing motorized mouse (say that three times fast!) that does magic tricks.
The Amazing Zhus are neat little pets and accessories that delight children of all ages. My daughter and I received a few new items from The Amazing Zhus Magician Pets line to review for the Classic Mommy blog.Read More
The more that I learn about myself, the less I actually know.
That just sounds weird, right? Learning leads to knowledge, at least in the broadest, most general sense. But here's the thing...
In the past few months, I've tasted strange foods, read new books, and second-guessed just about everything that I once held to be true.Read More
Danger and I are over the moon excited about the new Creative Galaxy episodes on Amazon Prime Instant Video! Creative Galaxy is an interactive art program created with the preschool crowd in mind. The dominant theme in each episode is that many things can be fixed with art, and children can learn to view the world around them through the lens of art.
To make our creative projects easier and even more fun, I pulled together some fun crafting supplies similar to the ones used on Creative Galaxy. Now Danger has an "idea box" like Arty's to store her crafting materials.Read More
I've joined Netflix for year two of the Stream Team, and they were so kind to send me a new iPad so that we can stream our favorite titles on-the-go! Danger and I can snuggle up anywhere in the house to watch our new favorite bespectacled characters. Check out my list of Netflix Kids movies featuring children in glasses, and tell me -- what movie or television series would you add to the list?Read More