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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 family vacation planning is in full swing: whether you are mapping out your itinerary for the first [Read 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 unsupervised in the park, a big part of me cried foul. At age nine, I had been allowed to [Read More]
Sex Tape, The Purge Anarchy and more movie sneak peeks of what’s playing this weekend!
We have a brand new sneak peek post by Geetha of movies now playing in theaters! Check out her best bets for this weekend, and let us know what you think of them in the [Read More]
Creative Parenting
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]
Mother daughter bonding over soccer? It happened to us! #CelebrateCloser
Disclosure: I am delighted to partner with Crest and Latina Bloggers Connect to bring you a mother d[more]
Celebrating my hero with a perfect coffee moment! #CMSalutingHeroes #CBias
Disclosure: I am thrilled to share with you this post about special coffee moments celebrating our m[more]
Johnson’s No More Tangles: Bring out your daughter’s inner hairstylist! #LatinaBloggers
Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in partnership with JOHNSON’S® NO MORE TANGLES® a[more]
#BringBackOurGirls  ~ Nigeria kidnappings a parent’s worst nightmare
As a parent, my worst nightmare is losing my child. It is impossible for me to imagine the pain[more]
Reel Movie Reviews
Sex Tape, The Purge Anarchy and more movie sneak peeks of what’s playing this weekend!
We have a brand new sneak peek post by Geetha of movies now playing in theaters! Check out her [more]
5 great date night movies about wine and the ideal wines to pair with them
I recently had the privilege of attending a wonderful blogger seminar hosted by SITS Girls and s[more]
BOYHOOD, RAGE, and DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES sneak peek!
Geetha is back with another awesome set of sneak peek reviews for you! Her pick is Dawn of the [more]
10 great Forrest Gump quotes
What makes a movie a classic? Great storytelling, authentic acting, memorable characters, and of[more]
New movies for July 4, 2014 ~ BEGIN AGAIN, LIFE ITSELF, EARTH TO ECHO, and more!
Check out my quick overview of the new movies hitting theaters this July 4 weekend! We've got EARTH [more]
Earth to Echo Review: Goonies and E.T. go millennial
Earth to Echo is a new kid-friendly alien movie for the millennial generation. Just think of Goonies[more]
TRANSFORMERS AGE OF EXTINCTION, BEGIN AGAIN sneak peek! New movies in theaters this weekend!
We welcome Geetha back for another sneak peek of what's now playing in theaters. Check it out! [more]
6 things to love and hate about Maleficent
WARNING: The post below contains spoilers! Maleficent is a fascinating movie. According to Wome[more]
JERSEY BOYS, COHERENCE, VENUS IN FUR sneak peek ~ New movies now playing!
JERSEY BOYS, COHERENCE, VENUS IN FUR, and more! We have an intriguing lineup of films out in theater[more]
Frozen and Maleficent: When girls deliver the act of true love for a princess #Girlpower
Spoiler alert: This post contains information about the endings of Maleficent and Frozen!There [more]
Reel Fun Giveaways
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]
Hey girls, get your financial life in order: Win a 3-month subscription to Bicycle Financial!
Disclosure: This is a compensated post on behalf of Bicycle Financial, but all opinions are 100% my [more]