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As another school year ends I’m taking note of the little things that will not be the same next year. Our oldest will start kindergarten and his younger brother will continue speech classes at the same elementary school. We’re doing our errands, dropping them off here and there and I realize that this is the most time I will ever spend with them. That is much more of a blessing than a curse and I need to remind myself of that from time to time.

Being happy isn’t hard according to The Candy Newspaper

Children are hardwired happy, aren’t they?

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At first thought, a book that has Mickey Mouse on the cover teaching families about going green may seem disingenuous. Mickey and his many properties encourage consumption. However, Mickey and his friends also have a massive audience with the ability to influence untold amounts of people. Both of those statements are true and Disney: Go Green! A Family Guide to a Sustainable Lifestyle is better and more thorough than eco-skeptics would suggest.

Disney Go Green A Family Guide to a Sustainable Lifestyle is more eco friendly than you think

Disney Go Green may seem counterintuitive, but the book works for young readers and families

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2015 Museum Week in Atlanta, 2 for 1 entry and more

April 15, 2015

World of Coca-Cola, Fernbank, High Museum, Georgia Aquarium, Center for Puppetry Arts and many others are BOGO from 4/25-5/1. It’s worth pointing out that Tellus Science Museum and Booth Western Art Museum are in Cartersville, about 45 minutes north of Atlanta. However, both of those places are amazing and worth checking out and rival or exceed things ITP.

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New All Age Comic Books for Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015

Capture Creatures is great for the creative kids who like monsters that are lovable. Hero Cats has come a long way from its first issue; worth checking out if you like action…..with cats and some people. Regular Show, Simpsons Comics and Peanuts also come out this week, those three are dependable every single issue. Also My Little Pony: Fiendship is Magic is great, it takes a look at the villains in Equestria. Does your child like more ‘comic’ oriented story? Don’t miss Sleepless Knight Picture Book, it’s in the same vein as classic Peanuts and Calvin & Hobbes in that it’s a book, but has the panel look of daily strips.

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BBC Earth presents Planet Dinosaur 3D, Wings 3D and Tiny Giants 3D-Giveaway

April 14, 2015

Of the three Blu-ray films we liked Tiny Giants 3D the best. It focuses on the really small critters, specifically a chipmunk and grasshopper mouse. We see how they eat, where they sleep and what they do in such detail and extremely close up. They are real, wild animals and how they filmed this is amazing. The film comes with a making of feature that explains how they managed to capture their small world so thoroughly. Tiny Giants 3D is great for all ages, premiered in IMAX in 2014 and is narrated by Stephen Fry.

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The Cosco NEXT Convertible car seat is light, priced right and compact

April 13, 2015

Because the Cosco NEXT Convertible Car Seat doesn’t have that stuff it’s lighter and takes up less space. The safety is still the same. The cushion is just as simple to clean. However, it’s more affordable and three car seats will fit in the back seat of a normal sized car. That may not seem like a big deal, but it’s huge when you factor in that you might be picking up friends for a play date and need to get three little people in your back seat.

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The Tiny Traveler Egypt and France: armchair, toddler education

April 13, 2015

Young readers will see a silhouette of the dancer’s red dress near Moulin Rouge. They’ll also see the gray of the Eiffel Tower, as well as, the blue of the tower at night when it’s lit up. The most obvious shape that you can think of in Egypt is the pyramids and the triangle. They’ll also see an oval that is a jar, the hexagon that makes up the Sphinx’s head and many others.

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Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Newspaper Strips Vol. 3 review

April 12, 2015

One of the great things about Wallace and Gromit is that the quality that goes into every scene is obvious and full of love. It never is laugh out loud funny, but it is so consistently charming and family friendly that it makes it all but required viewing for anyone with small children. Having said that; we’ve been watching them in one form or the other for 20+ years and have only been a father for 5 of those years, so you do the math.

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