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Jan, 2011

Win Tickets to "In Mother Words" at The Geffen Playhouse

MOMS! This one is for you! You deserve a day out and today, I’m happy to offer the opportunity to win tickets to the West Coast premiere of the hit theater production “In Mother Words” starring Jane Kaczmarek, Saidah Arrika Ekulona and James Lecesne.

As the program states, “Whether you are a parent, have a parent or ever want to become a parent, this play will elate and terrify equally – much like motherhood itself.” The other cool thing about this event is there will be a reception afterwards with food and drinks, goodies from the sponsors and special guests from the Geffen and the “In Mother Words” cast.

Please tell your friends about this giveaway and help me spread the word about the awesomeness of The Geffen Playhouse! Did you know that The Geffen Playouse is a non-profit that gives back to the community every year through six major education initiatives that engage over 18,000 students and community members in the live arts every year? Through programs like Saturday Scene and CREATE, the Geffen Playhouse reaches participants as young as toddlers through seniors as old as 100!

Here are the prize and giveaway entry details:

What: 2 tickets to the play “In Mother Words” with reception to follow 
Where: The Geffen Playhouse – 10886 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles 90024
When: Saturday, Feb 19 @ 3-7:30pm
*Winner will be announced on Sun, Feb 13, 2011 and you need to make sure you’re able to get yourself to the West side of L.A. to attend. I’ll see the winner there!

Four Different Ways To Enter – leave a separate comment for each entry:
1) Leave a comment about your favorite live theater experience (anything – your first school performance as a tree or Shakespeare at Lincoln Center)!
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4) Tweet this giveaway and leave the URL in a comment:
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Jan, 2011

Minnie's Masquerade And The Mickey Mote!

About three months ago, I wrote a review of the new Disney Mickey Mote, interactive kid’s remote for use with special Disney DVDs. While we weren’t thrilled with the Mickey Mote at that time, I knew it was just a little too soon for Aubrey to grasp the concept and have the patience to listen to the video’s instructions before pushing the buttons. My prediction was that in a few months, she would get the hang of it and love it… and I was RIGHT! She LOVES the Mickey Mote now and just in time for a new interactive DVD. Am I clairvoyant or what?

Lucky for us, we got to preview the new Mickey Mouse Clubhouse : Minnie’s Masquerade DVD with the Mickey Mote and she is hooked. She loves anything Disney, of course, but especially Mickey, Minnie and Pluto. They are her current faves.

In Minnie’s Masquerade – Minnie, Mickey, Donald, Goofy and Daisy – take families on a new adventure as they dress up in costumes for Minnie’s Masquerade Ball. This DVD features four episodes previously seen on the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse TV show, a never before seen episode and a fun masquerade paper mask that kids can personalize.

Ignore the basket of laundry behind my child – I’m such a professional photographer.

Aubrey is having a great time with this new Minnie DVD and she even insisted in teaching her 64 year old nanny how to use the Mickey Mote with it!

The DVD can be watched just like a regular DVD or used with the interactive Mickey Mote. I love the Mickey Mote feature too because Aubrey is actually engaged and thinking while watching rather than sitting like a couch potato (the way I like to watch tv – shhh) and it even works with our 3 year old, $39, total piece of crap DVD player. (Yes, I’m that cheap. Or broke. Or both.)

Look for this awesome new DVD in stores February 8th and you can pre-order on many websites now:
Single Disc DVD + Mickey Mote = $29.99
Single Disc DVD = $19.99

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Jan, 2011

Aubrey Rocks Her Mullet

My daughter is three and a half years old and she really doesn’t have much hair. What she does have is really thin and wispy and it seems to grow in a beautiful mullet shape. She’s only had three haircuts in her life and it was because the front was finally starting to get in her eyes.

I know a lot of moms really want their little girls to have a glorious crown of locks and get upset when their little princess’ hair ends up, well, like my kids hair. I, personally, could care less. Chances are it will grow into a beautiful, healthy mane and she will do something horrific to it in her early teens anyway – like chop it into a mohawk, color it orange or let her gay friend from drama class “style” it for her. Whatever.

I am the youngest of four kids in my family and the only girl, so my mom was chomping at the bit to play with my long hair. She braided it and put it up in pig tails and pony tails. In third grade, I got the Dorothy Hamil haircut that was all the rage and my mom sat every morning before school and tried to tame my stubborn Asian straightness with a curling iron, attempting to get the under-curl just right. This usually resulted in my neck getting burned and by the time I got to the bus, the curl probably straightened too. 

Aubrey is still a little tiny turkey and I don’t want her worrying about her looks already. I’m not quite ready for that. So for now, we are enjoying the craziness of her little preschool mop and I wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s my little Muppet with a mullet and she’s ready to ROCK!!

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