TV Guilty Pleasure: Kirstie Alley’s Big Life

kirstie-alley-big-life.jpgWhile you get ready to start your weekend, I want to make sure all of you make a play date this Sunday night at 10 pm with Kirstie Alley. If you’re in the mood to laugh out loud, then open a bottle of wine, hijack the remote from your significant other and curl up with “Kirstie Alley’s Big Life” on A&E.
I recently had the chance to preview two episodes of the show and all I can say is I really love the cast of eclectic characters. From Kirstie Alley – who always manages to make me laugh – whether she’s starring in a sitcom, movie or TV commercial, to her flamboyant apprentice assistant, her lazy chubby handyman and her two teenager kids, True and Lillie, the one thing I really like about this show is that it is real, it’s a bit zany but it’s not exploitive.
For more of my review of “Kirstie Alley’s Big Life” check out my post on Lifetime Moms and if you’d like to catch a sneak preview of the show, then visit the A&E website today! Plus, if you’d like to follow Kirstie Alley on Twitter, here’s her handle: @KirstieAlley.

Family Fab Find: The Tribeca Kids Club

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If you live in the tri-state area and are on the lookout for fun and educational activities you can enjoy with your kids, then we have something that’s perfect for the whole family. On March 20, Tribeca Cinemas Kids Club features a lineup of both feature length and short films appropriate for all ages, curated by the Tribeca Film Festival programming team. The program is designed to introduce kids to the wide array of film genres, from classic musicals to timeless animations, and from popular favorites to foreign classics.
Each screening will be accompanied by an enriching activity tied to the film for kids and adults to enjoy. In addition, Tribeca Cinemas will have healthy snacks available at the screenings.
The screenings take place on March 20 at Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street. Morning screenings are geared towards a younger audience (3+) and afternoon screenings are for slightly older children (7+).
Tickets for children under the age of 14 are $7 for a single screening and $12 for the double-feature. Tickets for adults (ages 14 and over) are $10 for a single screening and $18 for the double-feature.
Group packages are available for 10 or more children with two or more adults.
Tickets are available for purchase in advance at www.tribecafilm.com/kidsclub or on the day of event, between 9am and 2pm, at the Tribeca Cinemas Box Office, 54 Varick Street. (For day of tickets, it is advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of screening to avoid sell outs.)
Following is the Tribeca Cinemas Kids Club March 20, 2010 line-up:

2010 Rabbits and Spiders and Pigs, Oh My!

10:30am
THE BIG GREEN RABBIT, 26 min
The latest Public Television craze, the BIG GREEN RABBIT follows Charlie and Isabelle as they take the world’s 3-6 year olds on health- and environmentally-focused adventures! Join us as we present Emmy-award winning episodes on film, with animation clips, dancing and singing.
Activity: Participants will be invited to a sing-along and dance-along with The Big Green. Bring your cameras – The Big Green loves taking photos with little kids!
1:30pm
CHARLOTTE’S WEB d. Charles A. Nichols and Iwao Takamoto, 94 min, 1973
E.B. White, author of the 1952 best-selling novel, CHARLOTTE’S WEB describes the story as a tale of ‘friendship and salvation, a story of miracles – the miracle of birth, the miracle of friendship, the miracle of death.” Join us as we present the classic animated musical about a sweet pig named Wilbur and a brilliant spider named Charlotte that every child can’t help but fall in love with.
Activity: Once you’ve seen the movie, put your creativity to work in an animation workshop hosted by the Children’s Museum of the Arts.

Giveaway Central: Fountain of Youth in a Basket!

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