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Labor Day 2014 movies sneak peek: Chef the Movie, The November Man and more!
It's time for your Labor Day movies 2014 sneak peek from Geetha, with Chef, The November man and more! Don't forget to follow her on Twitter for fun updates, and subscribe to Reel Mama for all [Read More]
If I Stay, Sin City, and more ~ New movies playing August 22, 2014
Check out Geetha's lineup of new movies now playing this weekend. We've got Sin City, If I Stay, and more. Her recommendation for this weekend is Love is Strange. Don't forget to follow Geetha on [Read More]
Headband braid tutorial plus 5 tips for getting your child’s hair ready on school mornings
Disclosure: I am thrilled to bring you this headband braid tutorial and back to school hair tips in partnership with JOHNSON’S® NO MORE TANGLES® and Latina Bloggers Connect. This is a sponsored post, but [Read More]
Creative Parenting
Headband braid tutorial plus 5 tips for getting your child’s hair ready on school mornings
Disclosure: I am thrilled to bring you this headband braid tutorial and back to school hair tips in [more]
10 tips for maintaining your sanity during back to school inspired by Samsung Living Atelier
Disclosure: This post to bring you back to school tips is sponsored by Samsung Home Appliance and #M[more]
How to make a Shirley Temple hairstyle with JOHNSON’S NO MORE TANGLES
Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with JOHNSON’S® NO MORE TANGLES® and[more]
Origami keepsake and letter to my daughter with my promise to her #PromiseToBaby
 Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with JOHNSON’S® Baby and Latina Blo[more]
Nara app makes planning your family vacation a breeze
Part of my mission here at Reel Mama is to make life easier for parents and caregivers. Summer f[more]
Is letting kids play in the park unsupervised a crime?
When I read the story of the mom arrested for allowing her nine-year-old daughter to play unsupervis[more]
What are the most popular Frozen baby names? #Frozen
What are the most popular Frozen baby names? Anna, Kristoff, Sven...OLAF??!Four-year-old little [more]
5 ways to help your child overcome stage fright #YourExtraordinaryKid
A child doesn’t need to go onstage to be extraordinary, but helping them find courage i[more]
Reel Movie Reviews
Labor Day 2014 movies sneak peek: Chef the Movie, The November Man and more!
It's time for your Labor Day movies 2014 sneak peek from Geetha, with Chef, The November man an[more]
If I Stay, Sin City, and more ~ New movies playing August 22, 2014
Check out Geetha's lineup of new movies now playing this weekend. We've got Sin City, If I Stay[more]
Help your kids learn all about BEARS with Disneynature [Blu Ray review + activity sheets]
With most kids’ programming centering around animation that’s often loud and noisy, it’s a ref[more]
Why I love the Muppets ~ Muppets Most Wanted Blu Ray review and trailers!
Why I Love the MuppetsI am not going to lie. I am a die-hard fan of the Muppets. I don’t care [more]
Sofia the First meets Snow White ~ The Enchanted Feast review and slideshow
In case you haven’t made the acquaintance of Sofia the First through a four-year-old girl in your [more]
Legends of Oz activity sheets featuring Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow and more!
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return is making its debut on August 26, 2014. Dorothy is heading back do[more]
Why movies belong on the big screen
These days movies are being watched on phones (and you’re probably reading this on one), and scree[more]
The 15 best Robin Williams movies to share with your kids
Plan a family movie night this weekend in celebration of Robin Williams’ brilliant comedic gifts[more]
What If, About Alex, Into the Storm and more now playing ~ Movie sneak peek for August 8, 2014
We have another fabulous movie sneak peek by Geetha for August 8, 2014. Don't forget to follow [more]
5 great cooking lessons from The Hundred-Foot Journey plus beef bourguignon a la Hassan recipe
“In this restaurant we do not serve an old, tired marriage, but a passionate affair of the heart.[more]
Reel Fun Giveaways
OVER: Win Disneynature BEARS sterling silver pendant, BEARS Blu Ray and more! (Over $200 value!)
Disneynature Bears is now available on Blu Ray Combo Pack! In celebration of this adorable, educatio[more]
OVER: Win Rio 2 Blu Ray ~ A #Rio2Insiders family movie giveaway!
Disclosure: Reel Mama received a copy of Rio 2 on Blu Ray for review purposes.Rio 2 is hitting t[more]
OVER: Win a $25 gift card for eShakti dresses and fashion ~ 2 winners!
Disclosure: I received an awesome dress from eShakti to sample for this post, and I’m excited to b[more]
OVER: Win THE LEGO MOVIE on Blu-ray! #TheLEGOMovie
Disclosure: This giveaway is being held in partnership with Warner Brothers, which is sponsoring the[more]