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Nick’s ParentsConnect

I recently discovered this great web site… ParentsConnect.com – Nickelodeon’s parenting site.  Anything to do with Nickelodeon must be good, right? ParentsConnect is by the same great folks that brought us Noggin, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, [email protected] and The N.  With all the great children’s programming and web sites focused on teaching and entertaining our children, […]

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Midnight Bayou premieres on Lifetime

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 28, 2009 | Categories: Entertainment, TV

Tonight the second of four Nora Roberts’ movies, Midnight Bayou, airs on the Lifetime Channel.  Last week Lifetime premiered Northern Lights.  So if you watched it, or better yet, read Roberts’ book by the same name…you know what a treat you are in for.  From MyLifeTime.com, In the Nora Roberts movie "Midnight Bayou," Harvard-educated lawyer […]

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American Idol … and then there were 9

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 27, 2009 | Categories: Entertainment, TV

The 10 contestants sang Motown as a group – I know there was some controversy about the contestants lip singing and honestly, I’m not sure if they did tonight or not because I could only hear it… I was getting my son out of the bath.  So you’ll need to tell me if they were […]

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American Idol Top 10

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 26, 2009 | Categories: Entertainment, TV

Last night the 10 American Idol contestants performed.  I am going to say once again… the 2009 American Idol will be Adam Lambert.  Now with that out of the way… This week was Motown week, with Smokey Robinson coaching the contestants.  I love Smokey Robinson and his songs are classics, yet still sound fresh today… […]

Dear Tooth Fairy…

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 23, 2009 | Categories: Family and Health, Random Thoughts and Conversations

  …Please leave my first tooth!  You can take all my other teeth but please don’t take my first. -Thank you, Cody On March 5, my lil guy comes home from school all excited that he has his first loose tooth.  He is ecstatic, in fact.  I take a tissue and feel the tooth and […]

Plainsong airs on the Hallmark Channel

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 21, 2009 | Categories: Entertainment, TV

Once again the Hallmark Channel will air another good family movie tonight, Plainsong.  I cannot sing the praises of the Hallmark Channel enough – they are committed to airing movies that you can watch with the entire family.  Movies with messages… movies that inspire. Tonight will be no different.  From hallmarkchannel.com, Tom Guthrie, a high […]

Northern Lights Premieres on Lifetime

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Celebrity, Entertainment, TV

The Nora Roberts movie Northern Lights starring LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian premieres tonight March, 21, 2009 at 9:00 EST. is a Lifetime Channel original movie.  Northern Lights is the first of four new Nora Roberts movies premiering on the Lifetime Channel. If you love Nora Roberts (or even if you aren’t familiar with her […]

Natasha Richardson – Talk and Die Syndrome

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 20, 2009 | Categories: Celebrity, Family and Health, In The News

On Monday, Natasha Richardson sustained an epidural hematoma, a type of traumatic head injury, when she fell while taking a skiing lesson at the Mont Tremblant Resort in Quebec, Canada.  Immediately following the fall she experienced what is known as ‘talk and die syndrome’.  On March 18, 2009 she died from the blunt trauma to […]

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American Idol Season 8 Result Week 2 -Spoiler Alert

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 18, 2009 | Categories: Entertainment, TV

The Country week ended tonight with over 31 million votes.  With country singer Brad Paisley performing along with Randy Travis and Carrie Underwood singing a duet. I’m not going to rehash the whole show… so let’s get down to business.  The bottom three are: Allison – I’m surprised she is in the bottom three.  Just […]

American Idol – Then there were Eleven

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Entertainment, TV

Last night on American Idol the final 11 contestants performed.  It was country week with Randy Travis lending the contestants a hand.  And I will tell you I went into the show with low-expectations.  Other than Michael Sarver – I really couldn’t picture the other contestants performing country – at least not well.  Maybe because […]