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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary movie kit to talk about this movie. 


If you are living in a cave or perhaps still have your pacifier you may not have heard of Boss Baby The Movie.

We received a package for our Family Night! This was the some stellar packaging. I was in love. From the Boss Baby briefcase, to the Top Secret Mission Notebooks with pens, Magnifying glasses and two Funko Pop Boss Baby Figurines we were hooked.


Boss Baby is about a briefcase toting baby on a BabyCorp secret mission to make sure that babies will never be second to puppies.


When this coffee drinking, spicy tuna loving, suit wearing, briefcase carrying baby arrives at 7 year old Tim Templeton's house as his new baby brother, Tim quickly suspects there is more to this baby than just a dirty diaper.

It only took four years but Goddess ate her Boss Baby Sushi with chop sticks. Well the last three pieces anyway.



This movie is hysterical. Boss Baby explains how babies are created and it is not what you think. The babies are delivered to families and will mature into adults if they are ticklish BUT if not they are sent to the corporate part of BabyCorp to work. Since PuppyCo has a new campaign to make sure every family wants a puppy corporate babies are assigned to some families who work for PuppyCo. Mr. Templeton works for PuppyCo.



Boss Baby and Alec Baldwin as Boss Baby is perfect. His dry, smart aleck delivery is perfect. I cannot picture another in this role as he takes over the house and pushes Tim out. The slapping of mom's hand! LOL!!!! He is after all the boss.


 It was hard watching Tim being tossed aside for the new baby. I kept saying awww poor Tim!



We loved the baby play date where Tim overhears and records Boss Baby and his playmates Jimbo, Stacy and The Triplets reporting back to find out what they have learned. When Tim gets in trouble for the chaos in the backyard, (where were these parents not watching all these babies?) Boss Baby visits his room to explain what is going on by handing him a pacifier and telling him, "Suck on it until you find the answers you are looking for." Tim and Boss Baby are then transported to BabyCorp so Tim can see for himself.


We love how the boys finally come together as true brothers. First because they need to work together and then because they love each other.

 
I loved how the movie balanced out Tim's perception of how things were going on versus how things were in reality such as the fight scene with the babies in the backyard and Tim being sent to his room and Wizzie being chained to the wall. 


There is a lot of potty humor which most families find funny. I love the explanation of where babies come from which is the opening credits of the movie. Conveyor belts, pacifiers, diapers, powder all taken care of by machines.


Basically our mission was a success. We loved Boss Baby and have seen it now three times and it never gets old. A perfect movie for the whole family.
 

AND...of course since Cookies are For Closers...we ended our night with chocolate chip cookies.

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We highly recommend Boss Baby.  If you see it or have seen it please comment below telling us your favorite parts of the movie. I doubt I could come up with one favorite scene.  BTW...Boss Baby 2 is scheduled for March 26, 2021. Hmmm...I wonder what that will be about?

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Does Your 7-Year-Old Really Need Braces?




Braces are often a rite of passage for middle school students with overbites or crooked teeth.

But the oral problems those braces are solving likely started way back in elementary school – possibly as early as first or second grade.

So perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that the American Association of Orthodontists recommends children make their first visit to an orthodontist no later than age 7.

“That doesn’t mean they are going to get braces,” says Dr. Jamie Reynolds, an orthodontist, national and international lecturer and author of “World Class Smiles Made in Detroit” (www.AskDrReynolds.com). “In fact, it’s pretty unusual to put braces on a child that young.”
But with those early visits, the orthodontist might be able to head off problems before they get worse. Reynolds says these are a few of the things an orthodontist would be checking with your child:

• Are the jaws growing properly? You would think the upper jaw and the lower jaw grow pretty much in tandem, but you would be wrong. The upper jaw stops growing around age 8 while the lower jaw keeps on growing like the rest of the body. That means orthodontists can spot problems with the upper jaw earlier and recommend treatment if it’s needed, Reynolds says.

• Is there enough room for the teeth to grow in? Sometimes permanent teeth don’t have enough room to grow in properly, possibly because a baby tooth is in the way. Generally, baby teeth fall out on their own, but occasionally a stubborn one needs to be pulled so that the permanent tooth doesn’t start growing in an awkward direction and become impacted. “Removing a misbehaving baby tooth is often the simplest and best solution to a problem that could become much bigger,” Reynolds says.


• Are there too few or too many teeth? One of the things an orthodontist would do when examining a young child is to make sure the correct number of permanent teeth are forming. Extra teeth can be removed, but if a child is a tooth or two short the orthodontist will wait until all the permanent teeth are in before starting any treatment. “Before I went to dental school, I assumed everyone had the same number of teeth – 32,” Reynolds says. “But it’s not unusual at all to see people with missing teeth or with extra teeth.”


• Does the child snore?  Snoring is a potential sign of sleep apnea, a condition in which a person stops breathing while sleeping. It can cause serious health problems and has been diagnosed in children as early as 4 or 5 years old. One common and treatable type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea, in which the airways become partially or completely blocked by the tongue or fatty tissues of the throat. An orthodontist can widen the child’s palate so the upper jaw expands, and that expands the nasal passages. It also provides more room for the tongue so it rests on the roof of the mouth and not the bottom.

“Usually, orthodontists offer complimentary exams so it really is a good idea to have your child checked out by an orthodontist at age 7,” Reynolds says. “The odds are that no treatment will be necessary. But if problems are starting to develop, early detection could make a big difference.”

About Dr. Jamie Reynolds
Dr. Jamie Reynolds (www.AskDrReynolds.com) is recognized on an annual basis as one of the top orthodontists in metro Detroit. His book, “World Class Smiles Made in Detroit,” puts an emphasis on the many benefits of having a great smile. Reynolds – who is a national and international lecturer on high-tech digital orthodontics and practice management – attended the University of Michigan for both his undergrad education and dental studies, and did his orthodontic residency at the University of Detroit-Mercy.

Getting Ready For The New School Year



With the new school year quickly approaching, the rush of back-to-school shopping is upon us.



In addition to the new clothes, school supplies and other physical items your child needs, it is also important that your child is emotionally and mentally prepared for the first day of class.



The following three tips will allow you to help your child feel more prepared for the first day of school


1.    Talk to your child about their schedule



For some children, the summer months are filled with sleeping in, long days and staying up late at night. In order to help your child be ready and awake the first day of school, it is important that you help your child get on the right schedule. 





2. Visit the school with your child



A majority of schools will host a meet-and-greet event before the school year begins. Attending this event will allow your child to meet their teacher, see their classroom and make a friend before the first day of school. If nothing else, this will help your child feel more comfortable in class the first day.



3. Talk to your child about their feelings



If your child is nervous about the first day of school, they are not alone. Talk to your child about their concerns, and let them know that it is OK to be nervous. You can reassure your child by sharing your own experiences, by describing how fun school can be and by explaining that if any problems arise, you will be there to help.



With another school year beginning, it is important that parents do not lose focus on their child. School supplies are important, but your child’s well-being is of greater value.



With your help, your child will be prepared for the first day of another successful school year.



This article is provided by the team at Idaho Falls Pediatrics, pediatricians you can trust.


Tips for Organizing a Successful Restaurant Fundraiser



The responsibility of your children’s next school fundraiser is now on your shoulders. Maybe you actively campaigned for the role, or maybe you feel more like you got stuck with it, but either way, you might be wondering what’s next. You want a successful fundraiser not only to raise money for your kid’s school or activities but also because no one wants to have an unsuccessful event.

One of the easiest ideas is a restaurant fundraiser, and below are some tips to make it happen.

Find the Right Venue
Nearly any restaurant in your area will probably agree to be the venue for your fundraiser, but there are some things to keep in mind on your end. 

You need to think about restaurants that parents and families at your school are located closest to and which ones they’ll enjoy most. You may want to go with a local eatery instead of a chain because it makes it feel more homegrown. If you want a better chance of negotiating, choose a locally-owned restaurant. Often national chains offer different fundraising options and programs, but they tend to be standard, and there’s not a lot of flexibility available.

When you’re considering restaurants, you’ll want to look at the rate of return you can expect as well. For example, you may find a restaurant that offers a lower percentage back, but the menu items could be higher, so you might make more anyway. 

Set a Goal
You always want to set a goal with any fundraising, including when you’re doing it at a restaurant. Outline not only why you’re raising money but also how much you hope to raise. This will help you strategize and plan the specifics of the event. 

When you’re creating a goal, you should also set a budget and list the expenses you’ll have to pay for. Your goal should cover these expenses. 

Advertising
Advertising is essential. From custom hospitality signage to social media, you need to have a plan and a strategy. Some ideas include not just signage but also sending out information to email lists you have available, printing it in newspapers, and if it’s worth the cost, you might want to pay for advertising on Facebook.

You can also have people RSVP when they get a link to the event, because when people commit to something they’re more likely to actually attend.

Another good way to get more people there is to incentivize for inviting groups by offering something like a prize or gift card for whoever gets the most people to the restaurant.

When you’re advertising be very clear about what it is specifically that you’re raising money for.
Finally, try to make it a fun event once people actually come to the restaurant. You might consider having a theme night where everyone can dress up, or decorating it as if it’s a party. You want something in addition to the food and the fundraiser that will make people more compelled to come.

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How To Keep Kids Cool This Summer



Kids and adults both look forward to the warmer weather during the summer. While summer brings plenty of fun activities, summer is also a time when the risk for heat-related illness is at its highest. With a little preparation, you can make sure that everyone enjoys the season without getting overheated.

Push Fluids Before They’re Thirsty




Children are often reluctant to stop playing, even to take care of their basic needs. In one study by the University of Connecticut, between 50 to 75 percent of youth at sports camps were dehydrated, even though they had plenty of breaks and liquids available. If you don't remind them to rehydrate, many kids will wait until they are thirsty to ask for a drink. At that point, they are already at risk of dehydration. Reminding kids to come inside and drink something — once every hour is ideal — can reduce their chances of overheating.

Hydration doesn’t have to be boring. If your kids are not big water drinkers, then you can offer them more creative ways of staying hydrated, such as ice pops or watermelon. Pediatricians recommend drinks with electrolytes, such as sports drinks or coconut water, for kids who are exercising. These liquids can replace electrolytes lost through sweat.  

Keep Cool Indoors During Peak Temperatures

Temperatures are generally at their highest readings during the middle of the day, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. Avoid planning outdoor activities between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Instead, spend some time indoors cooling off and doing other activities during that time. Encourage kids to watch a movie, read a book, or play a board game while taking a break from the sun.

Make sure the environment inside is cool and comfortable as well. Be sure to service and maintain your HVAC system regularly to prevent any untimely breakdowns. If you don’t have air conditioning, leave your windows open only during the cooler part of the day. Use fans in windows to pull out hot air and bring in cool air during the night. Try putting ice in front of a fan — the ice will cool the air, and the fan can circulate the cool air.

Head for the Pool

If you will be spending time outdoors during the hottest part of the day, combat the heat by staying in the shade and taking part in water activities. Swimming is a great way to cool off outside, but pools aren’t always easily accessible. Many towns have splash pads or other water-themed parks that are free to the community.

Water tables, whether store-bought or homemade ones, can encourage kids to slow down and cool off, and they are great for engaging the little ones in sensory play. Other parents have had success with spray bottles full of water, water balloon pinatas, and sponge water bombs. Always remember to apply plenty of sunscreen to kids when they are outside.

Summer should be a time of relaxation and play for kids. With a little creativity, you and your family can keep cool, hydrated, and safe this summer and still have plenty of fun. 

Top Benefits Of Learning To Play Guitar

Goddess and her guitar instructor

Many people choose to learn how to play the guitar or other instrument to show off to friends and family. Others may learn because they have dreams of becoming a famous musician or joining a local band. However, there are many other reasons why you can benefit from learning how to play an instrument such as the guitar. Read below for some of the top reasons you should learn.

Stress Relief

Even though it can be a little difficult to learn how to play the guitar at first, once you have gotten the hang of it and learned how to play some basic music, you will begin to see that playing is a great way to relieve some stress. It can be great for boosting your mood and shifting your focus away from your problems for a while. Some studies suggest that playing music in any form is like taking a mega-vitamin because it can help to shift thought-patterns and change moods.

Boosts Mental Awareness

While learning an instrument like the guitar isn't going to make you a genius, it can help to boost your brain power. Playing instruments can stimulate naturally certain areas of your brain needed to focus on strumming and playing music. Playing guitar requires a person to have to do multiple things simultaneously. You will also have to pay close attention to small details so you can adjust your playing accordingly.

Pain Relief

Many people can attest to the fact that music can help you to take your mind off of things that are bothering you. The same can be true when you are the one making the music. Creating your own music by playing the guitar can help some people to alleviate symptoms of chronic pain, stress and anxiety. Listening to yourself play can give your overall health and well-being a much needed boost.

As can be seen, there are many great reasons to learn how to play an instrument such as a guitar. Playing music can be a lot of fun. If you are thinking about learning to play, the best place to start is by finding a quality guitar to learn on. You can find many great Arizona music stores to purchase from both online and at stores. Some stores, such as the one found at http://www.acousticvibesmusic.com, will have many great guitar options for you to choose from.

Chrysler to Make Its Way Down to Sesame Street


CHRYSLER BRAND ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP AND SUPPORT
OF SESAME STREET
Partnership to Include Digital and Television Sponsorship
and Online Video Series Launching on Monday, July 17,
Across Chrysler Brand’s Digital and Social Channels

July 17, 2017, Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler today announced that they are now a proud sponsor and supporter of Sesame Street, a commitment that includes supporting the show on PBS and original digital content.

Sesame Street has a powerful connection with families and this partnership allows the Chrysler brand to support their work around the world,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA North America. “As a trusted family brand, we were looking for a like-minded partner who possessed a thoughtful and engaging approach. With our all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan, we wanted to help educate parents about its unprecedented 115 safety, security and technology innovations – and who better than Sesame Street, which has been reaching and educating families for almost 50 years.”

“Partnering with Chrysler will help us extend our reach in new and creative ways, and support Sesame Workshop's nonprofit mission to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder," said Steve Youngwood, Chief Operating Officer of Sesame Workshop.  “We’re thrilled to work with a brand that stands for a deep commitment to families and children.”

In addition to sponsoring the show on PBS, Chrysler is creating a multimedia campaign that will pair Sesame characters and the Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid in ten co-branded videos for parents that will launch on Monday, July 17, across the brand’s digital and social channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The first four videos, which can be viewed now on Chrysler’s YouTube channel, take viewers on an unexpected ride as the Muppets play “Listen, Drive, Surprise!,” a new game show hosted by Guy Smiley. 

The campaign was created and produced in partnership with Mediabrands Society, the Social AOR for FCA US LLC.

About the Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica reinvents the minivan segment with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling. Re-engineered from the ground up on an all-new platform, the Pacifica delivers class-leading gasoline and hybrid powertrains to the minivan segment. With more than 100 available safety and security features, the all-new Uconnect Theater rear seat entertainment system, and a full array of comfort and convenience technologies, the Chrysler Pacifica is a no-compromises minivan ideally suited for today's families and has earned its spot as the most awarded minivan of 2016 and 2017.
The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica reinvents the minivan segment with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling. The Pacifica Hybrid takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further with its class-exclusive, innovative hybrid powertrain. It’s the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and achieves 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode and 33 miles of all-electric range. With more than 100 available safety and security features, the all-new Uconnect Theater rear seat entertainment system, and a full array of comfort and convenience technologies, the Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid are no-compromise minivans ideally suited for today's families.

About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit media and educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re active in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit sesameworkshop.org.

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Make Your Loved One's Hospital Stay So Much Better With The Hospital Box

Candy and Flowers are great but staying in the hospital is lonely, scary and so boring which is why I love the idea of The Hospital Box.

You order The Hospital Box and create a personalized care package that will let your loved one know how much you miss them, think about them and love them.



3 Simple Steps:

·         Step 1- Attach Your Own Photos: Lift your loved ones spirits by showing them life outside the hospital and reminding them of precious memories they’ve had living life vibrantly! See their smile as they reminisce on the good times displayed on your personalized care package.

·         Step 2 - Add A Meaningful Items In The “Open When” Bags: Dozens of emotions take over when you’re left to sit in a hospital bed ranging from anger, to sadness, to loneliness, confusion and more. The Hospital Box comes with three soft cotton bags with messages: Open When You Need Comfort; Open When You Need Love; and Open When You Need Support. The bags are ideal for handwritten notes, mementos and anything that will bring a smile.

·         Step 3- Include Thoughtful Comfort Items: Customize your care package with a few  items that will bring the comfort of home right to their hospital bedside. 

The boxes are shipped to you for free and are 20% off right now so order soon.

It is really easy and really cute! Have fun creating one for someone you love.



ABOUT THE HOSPITAL BOX

When a loved one becomes hospitalized, things can get really stressful. Inspire their road to recovery with The Hospital Box – a creative care package kit that has everything you need to give an incredibly special gift! Inspired by the idea when her mother-in-law was hospitalized, Founder Kari truly believes in sending sincere, unique gifts to your loved ones when they are under the weather. Committing to showing their gratitude, The Hospital Box is teaming up with national charities and nonprofit organizations to raise money towards people getting healthy – and staying healthy.


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