Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm

In Chicago, there are very many pumpkin farms to choose from. However, one of my favorite farms has to the Siegel's Cottonwood Farm. They just have so many funny things besides pumpkins here! (Don't get me wrong -- we did get our pumpkins from here after we had fun there all day long!) There are 20 attractions that your kids can play with/on … [Read more...]

Mr. Potato Head Trick or Tater Giveaway!

The winners are Andrea, Karen M, and Sue E. Congrats! Edited to add: Hasbro wants to give 3 Lisa Reviews readers their own Mr. Potato Head! Read below for how to enter! I absolutely adore all the cute Mr. Potato Head getups that there are now out there, and Mr. Potato Head Trick or Tater does not disappoint.  Not only do I love it, my kids do too!  First … [Read more...]

FamilyFun Crafts

FamilyFun magazine has long been a go-to source for fun, inexpensive and simple crafts for kids. With the recent introduction of FamilyFun craft kits, it’s even easier to take activities from the magazine’s pages straight to kids’ hands. The FamilyFun magazine gave me a lot of really great ideas that I can "actually" do around the house.  None of their food … [Read more...]

Crazy, crazy times

My life has been nothing but a whirlwind lately. I got to chaperone Madison's field trip on Friday to the pumpkin farm. Easy peasy, right? Well, it ended up being around 40 degrees and pouring, so not so much fun. The kids had a blast. Mommy got chilled. We did get a free pumpkin, and we get to take the wristbands and go back for free! All in all, not … [Read more...]

Monkey Kingdom Exclusive Interviews – Mark Linfield and Dr Sanjayan

From Disneynature, the studio that brought you Chimpanzee and Bears, comes MONKEY KINGDOM, a spectacular tale set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya, a clever and resourceful monkey, and her family will make you laugh and warm your heart as she realizes her dreams for her son’s future. Narrated by […]

DreamWorks Pictures’ BRIDGE OF SPIES – In Theatres Everywhere this Friday

One of the best movies of the year, DreamWorks Pictures’ BRIDGE OF SPIES, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks, opens in theatres everywhere this Friday!!! It’s a perfect date night movie for adults! Like BRIDGE OF SPIES on Facebook: Follow BRIDGE OF SPIES on Twitter: Visit the official BRIDGE OF SPIES website: […]

Exclusive Clip from INSIDE OUT! #insideoutbloggers

Have you seen Inside Out yet? It’s one of my favorite Disney movies! My family and I loved this movie! For those of you who were waiting till it came out on DVD to watch Inside Out, I have a brief synopsis for you. Do you ever look at someone and wonder what’s going on […]

New Trailer, Poster & Images For Disney/Pixar’s THE GOOD DINOSAUR Are Now Available!

“The Good Dinosaur” asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa) makes an unlikely human friend. While […]