Disney’s Frozen 2 Gift Pack Giveaway!

Disney's Frozen holds a real special place in my heart. No, it actually has nothing to do with my kids either. To me, Frozen was my first real step into the world of Disney PR as a blogger. Yep, some six years ago, I was a fairly young blogger who happened to worm his way into a special invitation to go interview the cast and musicians behind Disney's upcoming animated film Frozen. It was roughly one month before "Let it Go" was unleashed on the big screen for the world, and there I was sitting in the Waldorf Astoria in New York City interviewing the one and only Kristen Bell. The rest, ...

How to Manage Homeschooling as a Working Parent

The following is a sponsored guest post Homeschooling can be a rewarding experience for both parents and children. Historically, homeschooling meant that at least one parent must stay home to oversee the homeschool education. Home education requires parents to dedicate a significant amount of their time to plan the curriculum, provide instruction, and evaluate progress. However, with all the resources available to homeschoolers today, working parents can successfully home educate their children. Parents can homeschool their children, work, and still have time to spend with family and friends. If you are considering homeschooling your child as a working parent, the following tips can help you balance your student’s homeschool education with your ...

25 Years Later, I Finally Made Time for an MBA

It's time to declare an MBA. Yes, it's time for My Big Announcement. More than 25 years since graduating SUNY Binghamton with a journalism degree, I have finally achieved an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) with a specialization in Digital Marketing. In other words, this old geezer went back to school to get a Masters and survived. Actually, if I can brag a bit, I did more than survive. I landed a 3.94 GPA in the process. (Those few A- grades killed my 4.0) When I graduated college and started working in publishing as a magazine editor, I swore I'd never go back to school. There was just no need. So on I ...

This Geeky Dad’s Thoughts on 42 Years of Star Wars Memories

I don't remember where I was when the first Star Wars movie came out. Yes, it's now called Episode IV: A New Hope, but back in the day, we all just called it "Star Wars." I was 5 years old and loved the movie, from what I understood at the time. Flash forward to the summer of 1980, the beginning of the greatest decade known to man. The Empire Strikes Back completely blew my mind. The story was darker than the original. Colder even (and not just because of the ice planet Hoth). And worst of all... the bad guys won in the end. As the credits rolled, the 8-year-old Andrew that ...

The Correct Order for Viewing All the Star Wars Movies

I can't believe it's here. The end of the Skywalker Saga. Yep, with the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the 42-year-old story has come to an end. No worries, there are zero spoilers in this post. I am absolutely loving the Star Wars references anywhere and everywhere I look. Clothes. Toys. Cereal. Even car commercials are getting in on it! The Force is definitely strong with the mainstream these days. Yet the one thing that's really starting to overtake my Facebook feed of late are people asking the same question over and over: "My kids haven't seen Star Wars yet. What order should I show it to them in?" I've seen ...