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The Best of Me Movie #giveaway

Have you ever known a love so strong that even after 20 years after there’s no way to fight to the pull of each other’s hearts. The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks is the story of this kind of love.#TheBestofMe Movie Flowers and Book #giveaway

Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me starring James Marsden,Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances.

#TheBestofMe Movie Flowers and Book #giveaway

#TheBestofMe Movie Flowers and Book #giveawayFor the release of the film on October 17th, ProFlowers has created The Best of Me bouquet. It’s inspired by the film and draws from the picturesque garden scene where the long lost lovers are reunited to give their romance a second chance. The striking bouquet consists of burgundy gerbera daisies, lavender spray stock and red roses.

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The Best of Me Bouquet @ProFlowers #TheBestofMe #giveaway

This arrangement will only be available till October 31th but we’re teaming up with Relativity Media and ProFlowers to give a LookWhatMomFound…and Dadtoo! reader a chance to win a ProFlowers gift code to purchase their own gorgeous bouquet and a copy of The Best of Me novel (paperback, movie tie-in edition). Prizing valued at $90.

 Just tell me a little something about your true love. Was is a missed opportunity? Are you living happily ever after? Have you not experienced it yet?

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Your entries must follow the rules or they won’t be eligible for prizes. This contest ends 11:59 pm, Monday, October 20, 2014. The winners will be emailed and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. This contest is open to Contiguous US residents, age 18 or over. For complete rules please read our blog contest rules page.




Watch #Blended Movie plus #Giveaway

Starting off the “summer season” of movies is Blended, the third comedy collaboration between stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, following their successful onscreen pairings in the hit romantic comedies “50 First Dates” and one of my all time favorites “The Wedding Singer”.

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Romantic comedies aren’t just for women these days. Especially when you have a cast like this. Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Joel McHale, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kevin Nealon, Jessica Lowe, Terry Crews, Shaquille O’Neal, Bella Thorne, Emma Fuhrmann, Alyvia Alyn Lynd, Kyle Red Silverstein, Braxton Beckham.

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After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren (Barrymore) and Jim (Sandler) agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week.

Blended comes to theaters May 23, 2014 and is brought to you by Warner Bros.

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One lucky LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! reader is going to win a Blended Prize Pack valued at $48

  • Blended Tote, Outdoor Kit and Lip Balm
  • Coffee Beanery sampler, one-pound coffee + Blended branded tumbler mugBlended-PrizePack

PLUS you can enter to win Coffee Beanery’s Blended to Perfection Sweepstakes and you could be jetting off to the beautiful beach city of San Diego for an overnight safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park Click here to enter http://on.fb.me/1kpXBcy.

To enter just let me know your favorite Adam Sandler and/or Drew Barrymore movie.

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What I Walked Away With #MrPeabody

In case you were following my feed on Twitter or Facebook you probably figured out I was in NYC last weekend for something to do with new Mr. Peabody and Sherman movie coming out March 7th. 

I was invited to not just screen the movie but to talk to the director and actors about how the movie came about and their opinions on how the audience will view it.

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If you were a kid growing up in the 1960’s you might remember Peabody’s Improbable History. This animation was about a well accomplished dog and his adopted son Sherman. Dreamworks Animation has revised that original story into a modern day adaptation called Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

The background is essentially the same, Mr. Peabody (voiced by Ty Burrell, Emmy Award® Winner -Modern Family) is a special dog; a genius, Olympian, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, inventor and business tycoon who adopts a boy, Sherman, (Max Charles -The Amazing Spiderman) with the approval of government.

They travel time in the WABAC machine to significant periods in history. These adventures of course are meant to be educational but things go awry and they wreck havoc on these important moments.MPS-four

I took away a few different messages from the movie, I’m guessing that was the point.

It takes more than a title to be a father. While Mr. Peabody has officially adopted Sherman there was something missing in their relationship. It took a series of misadventures for Mr. Peabody to see Sherman as not just his human but his family, his son.

While Mr. Peabody and Sherman have an unconventional family it’s a family nonetheless. Others looked at them and saw differences and didn’t agree with the way they were living.

Glimpses of historical moments ignited a passion for learning in me. I’m hoping that it does the same for children as they watch the movie. As your children ask “Did that really happen”, it should encourage a dialog and possible examination into the true story.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman is more than just a kid’s animation film. It’s a family movie that grasps at different emotions and aspects of life. The WABAC machine might take them back in time but the lessons learned will help them forge a hopeful and evolving relationship for the future.

Starring Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Patrick Warburton, Stanley Tucci, Allison Janney, Lake Bell, Zach Callison, Dennis Haysbert
Directed by Rob Minkoff
Produced by Alex Schwartz, Denise Nolan Cascino
Executive Produced by Tiffany Ward, Eric Ellenbogen, Jason Clark

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Mr. Peabody and Sherman in theaters March 7th

World Traveler, Business Mogul, Olympic Gold Medalist. None of these roles is as important as parent.

Mr Peabody and Sherman in theaters March 7th Mr. Peabody (voiced by Ty Burrell), the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman (Max Charles), use their time machine—the WABAC—to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes The WABAC out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidentally rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history.

 MPS_sq400_s1_f244_4k_final_w3.0Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time traveling trio will make their mark on history.

I’ll be heading to NYC this weekend to screen Mr. Peabody and Sherman and chat with Ty Burrell, Max Charles and Rob Minkoff (Director). I’m hoping to learn more about their own challenges and accomplishments with family, parenting and careers.

Is there anything you’d like to ask? Follow the fun on social media using #MrPeabody.




Disney Family Movies On Demad plus $50 GC #giveaway

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love at least one Disney Family Movie. Our DVD collection has grown immensely over the years while the kids were young, so much that Disney has its own shelf in the cabinet. With the exception of a few movies our purchases have gone down in the last 2 years. Shae is getting older so the weekly family movie purchases don’t make much sense anymore.

That’s where Disney Family Movies On Demand Service comes in.

Disney Movies On Demand

Disney Family Movies is a subscription video on demand service for one very low monthly price! Gain access to great feature movies, shorts, featurettes and bonus materials, all at your fingertips.


  • The only video on demand subscription service offering the family entertainment of Disney movies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year long.
  • New films, shorts and movie extras added every week.
  • At one low monthly price you can get great entertainment and a real value from Disney.
  • To subscribe to Disney Family Movies, contact your video on demand provider.

Disney Family Movies – Cinderella’s Fantasy Sweepstakes
Fans can enter to win a Walt Disney World® Fairytale Fantasy Vacation including an unforgettable overnight stay in the Cinderella Caste Suite inside the Magic Kingdom® Park.Enter for your chance to win — and watch a great lineup of Disney films on demand anytime you want — including the Disney Family Movies premiere of the Cinderella Trilogy!

Disney Cinderella's Fantasy Sweepstakes

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to permanent legal residents of the fifty states of the U.S. and D.C. who are 13 years of age or older as of the date of entry. Starts 7/23/2013. Entries must be received by 11:59 pm PT on 8/26/2013. Prize restrictions apply. If winner is a minor, he/she must be accompanied on trip by his/her parent/legal guardian. For details/Official Rules click here.

Just by seeing what Disney Family Movies On Demand is all about you can enter to win a $50 Visa GC. Let me know what movie you’d like to see through Disney Family Movies On Demand.

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Percy Jackson, Sea of Monsters August 7, 2013

I’ve heard that the Percy Jackson books are something that my son would love.  I know of other mothers that swear this book series got their kids reading more.  How exciting to finally see what the whole thing is about. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters comes out in theaters August 7!

Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters

Based on the publishing phenomenon, PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS continues the young demigod’s epic journey to fulfill his destiny. To save their world, Percy and his friends must find the fabled and powerfully magic Golden Fleece. Embarking on a treacherous odyssey into the uncharted waters of the Sea of Monsters (known to humans as the Bermuda Triangle), they battle terrifying creatures, an army of zombies, and the ultimate Evil.


Stay tuned for another day at the movies giveaway right here at LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too!




Despicable Me 2 Preview and Review

Since the worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me entertained audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million Gru has ben a doting dad to his girls, Margo, Edith and Agnes and an aspiring entrepreneur. Life has been calm and actually quite boring that is until he is visited by Lucy Wilde, a secret agent who overpower’s Gru’s infamous “freeze ray” and kidnaps him.

This entire experience puts Gru back in the game just on a different team.. As a new member of the Anti-Villain League (AVL) Gru and his new partner Lucy work to bring down a super-villain called El Macho that not only wants to the take over the world but also tear apart Gru’s extended family.  The minions are in trouble and Gru along with the help of the girls and loyal Dr Nefario.

Rob, Shaun, Shae and I got the chance to see an early screening of Despicable Me 2 in White Marsh, MD (our old stomping grounds) and we loved it. Rob and I sat on opposite ends of the kids and I heard him chuckling throughout the entire film. Despicable Me 2 was written for ALL audiences. From Gru’s dating catastrophes to the soulful music of Pharrell Williams this movie is definitely going to be a family favorite no matter who is in your family.
Shaun and Shae getting ready for Despicable Me 2

I dare you NOT to dance to this song, HAPPY. The guy that was sitting next to me almost jumped out of his chair he was moving so much!




Despicable Me Valentines to Share

A couple years ago we were presented with a new friend, we named him Walter. Walter was a Depsicable Me minion.  He was found getting a bath  in the front yard, sunbathing by the pool and taking a swim.  He was a great friend.

despicable me minion

One could guess that Despicable Me is one our favorite movies. It’s a movie that we can put on and know we’ll always be pleased with the choice.  Despicable Me 2 is coming out this summer and we can’t wait to see what Gru and the girls are up to.  For now, just days from Valentine’s Day enjoy these adorable cards to share with your kids, kid’s classmates, loved ones or the mailman!

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Brave On Demand Viewing Party

Enchanted forests and lush green hills. This was the backdrop of Disney Pixar’s Brave. The kids, my mom and I were in line that first weekend it was out in the movies and we also were first to order Brave when it became available on On Demand on November 13th. We were so excited in fact that we invited friends over for a Brave Viewing Party after school.

shae and her best friend rhoslyn

This time of year is busy so I thought a movie and snacks would be a great treat for the kids along with a red carpet and backdrop. While the kids waited for the entire group to arrive they enjoyed getting their pictures taken and indulging in some sweet snacks.

weirdo sabreena and shae posing on the red carpet

During the movie the kids got involved in Brave themed activity and coloring sheets. Since On Demand lets us rent the movie for 3 days you know it was watched another 3 times.

sharing brave coloring and activity sheets

Pixar Animation Studios whisks you away on an astonishing adventure to an ancient land full of mystery and tradition. Bursting with heart, unforgettable characters and Pixar’s signature humor, for the whole family. The Film is rated PG.

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Set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland, Disney Pixar’s “Brave” follows the heroic journey of Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to change her fate, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane), unleashing chaos in the kingdom. When she turns to an eccentric Witch (voice of Julie Walters), she is granted an ill-fated wish and the ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her resources—including her mischievous triplet brothers—to undo a beastly curse and discover the meaning of true bravery.

Disney Pixar’s BRAVE is Now Available On Demand – contact your Cable or Satellite provider to order BRAVE on demand now!
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Hotel Transylvania Activity Guide

Halloween is a great time of year for finding things to do with the kids. We’ve been having a great time in our house, making toffee apples, carving pumpkins (carefully!) and creating our costumes for a bit of trick-or-treating.

This time of year always brings with it a few good family films as well, and this year is no exception. Hotel Transylvania is a rip-roaring piece of Halloween-themed fun that will delight the kids and raise more than a few chuckles amongst the older members of the audience – just the way a good family film should!

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Hotel Transylvania Activity Guide courtesy of Sony Pictures

Adam Sandler is known for turning out some fairly turgid comedies over the years, as well as a few surprisingly good films along the course of his career too. In Hotel Transylvania he provides the voice for Dracula. He is supported by a big name cast, with Selena Gomez voicing Mavis, and Kevin James playing Frankenstein.

The great thing about this film is that it brings all the fun of Halloween without too many of the frights, meaning your little ones can enjoy it no matter their age. With monsters as the good guys, and humans as the villains, there’s some great laughs and the voice acting is of the very highest calibre.

Let’s not kid ourselves – you wouldn’t be going out of your way to catch Hotel Transylvania with your partner on a romantic night out at your local Vue Cinemas. It’s strictly kids’ stuff. But it’s good, wholesome kids’ stuff that you will happily enjoy.

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