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Adam Cravens and Jane Ellen watch more movies each month than most people do in a year. They even put movie release dates in their personal Google calendars so these film nerds are the experts you want to hear from when it's time to decide if a movie is worth your time and money. Parental Guidance Suggested reviews new movies in theatres with a no spoilers promise.
 
Family Worship Library
 
Jamin and Wendy had six children in seven years. Even though they are both former school teachers, their two personalities are very different, and here they explore the differences and compromises that make their happy home. Wendy is an encouraging, optimistic, d-i-y, artsy stereotype of a kindergarten teacher. Jamin is practical, cynical, and contrary. Listen as they both share their perspectives in ridiculously candid fashion on homeschooling, family culture, housekeeping, and your questio ...
 
Parental Guidance Suggested
 
Parental Guide to Selecting the best coach for your player
 
Plenty of Chicago's favorite DJ's & Producers and my personal favorites. Done with Serato & APC40 for FX/EtcMight add not suitable for under 17!! Parental Guidance is suggested and all that legal blah lol ha ha...Chicago's Influence Mixx Part 1, 2 & 3 right on my page!! WO_OT!/http://thedjlist.com/djs/TOOHYPE/
 
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Stonecom Cookeville LLC — This week’s episode is about Christopher Robin. Christopher Robin is going to get to you, just like the end of Toy Story 3. It's beautifully filmed and a sweet movie that is not unlike the movie Hook. As a matter of fact, it's so very like Hook, thematically, that you should re-watch Hook first.…
 
Stonecom Cookeville LLC — This week’s episode is about Mission Impossible: Fallout. Listen to Jane and Adam talk about movie making, Tom Cruise running, what movies he needs to make, and how much they enjoyed the film. Short answer, see it on the big screen. In 3D at the very least.
 
Stonecom Cookeville LLC — This week’s episode is about Equalizer 2, and Hotel Transylvania 3 (kind of). E2 is a standard Denzel movie. Nothing wrong with it, but not what we’d call an “Essential See In Theatre” movie.
 
Stonecom Cookeville LLC — Skyscraper is a fun disaster movie. Even though most disasters are rarely fun. Jane Ellen and Adam Cravens tell you why you'll enjoy the ride and how much it's like Diehard, in a good way.
 
Stonecom Cookeville LLC — This has been a very entertaining summer for movie lovers. Tag is the perfect adult comedy and Ant-Man and the Wasp is even funnier than Ant-Man. Listen to what Jane and Adam have to say about the ever-so-likable Paul Rudd and Jeremy Renner, for starters. Geeking out will ensue.…
 
Stonecom Cookeville LLC — Parental Guidance Suggested is about . This isn't just a violent suspense film about drug cartels. Adam and Jane Ellen discuss just what makes this drama so special. They also explain just what the A-List is from AMC theatres.
 
Stonecom Cookeville LLC — Jane Ellen and Adam love dinosaurs. A lot. Unfortunately, Fallen Kingdom is a hot mess. Listen and find out why.
 
Stonecom Cookeville LLC — In this episode, Jane and Adam take a look at a long-awaited sequel and an all-female heist movie.
 
Hey all! Mando returns sans Patrick for a run-through of films that stood out growing up, and is joined by his wife Lauren as they also stroll down “head-movie” lane… chronicling their own history with films together! In the end, this was a off-shoot episode that was fun to record because we literally just drank and relaxed one weekend. Enjoy!…
 
Stonecom Cookeville LLC — In this episode, not only do we review Solo (short version--go see it), but we discuss all manner of Star Wars goodness. We'll tell you what we think of Boba Fett and episodes I, II and III while we're at it.
 
Stonecom Cookeville LLC — Adam Cravens and Jane Ellen review Deadpool 2. It's probably not a film the WHOLE family should see, but you definitely will want to watch it.
 
Stonecom Cookeville LLC — Adam Cravens and Jane Ellen review Avengers: Infinity War. If you're shocked from watching it, you're not alone.
 
In this episode, Mando introduces Patrick to some movies that play with the ideas of time and space. 2009’s Triangle and 2013’s Coherence. These are very thought-provoking and entertaining films with enough twists and turns to prompt us to warn you that if you haven’t seen them yet, you should! We WILL spoil them. But hey, that’s your choice. A ...…
 
Welcome back! In the third episode of Thematic Elements, Mando and Patrick talk about revisiting Green Street Hooligans and Punisher: War Zone, both directed by the talented Lexi Alexander. The latter of which was suggested by Louis from the Random Movie Roulette podcast. The guys also finally do some Twitter shoutouts and reveal the films for ...…
 
Hello again! Armando was too lazy and called an audible, skipping episode 2 and recording and releasing this episode first! Listen to us revisit some awesome 90s sci-fi films, Dark City and The Thirteenth Floor. Patrick shares his man-crush for Jake Gyllenhaal and Armando butchers Zeljko Ivanek’s name. Enjoy!…
 
Wendy’s homeschool day with an 8, 7, 5, 4, 2 year old, and 8 month old: I am not a get-up-before-the-children kind of mama. My husband and I are both night people, and since I don’t believe in being out of bed before 7:00, it’s been a goal of mine to train all my children to sleep in as late as possible. It’s still a work in progress. 5:00 – Th ...…
 
Hey guys! Welcome to our first episode! Armando and Patrick talk about two “guy” movies that they think you should like, but talk so meticulously about the plots that you probably don’t need to watch them. They apologize about that. Either way, hope to see you again!
 
FROM WENDY: Less talking + more action = happier parent-child relationships It’s that moment when you realize that you’ve given the same kid the same instruction five times and he’s still immersed in his Lego construction. You’re trying to decide, “Is this spanking worthy? Or is it a time out? Maybe I’ll just confiscate his Legos for a week.” Y ...…
 
FROM WENDY We're pretty cliche in our love for family Christmas traditions around here Sorry, Thanksgiving. Basically the minute the kids take off their Halloween costumes, Jamin starts pulling out random Christmas decorations and strewing them around the house. I spend the next week or so rearranging until they're all where they actually belon ...…
 
Freezer Meals Click here to download the Freezer Meals Planning Worksheet Freezer meals have been saving us for years Until recently, Jamin's music studio and business were located in our living room. This meant we had clients coming in and out of our front door all day every day, and the kitchen was more or less off limits during business hour ...…
 
Using a Countdown for Family Christmas Projects Click here to download the free Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar FROM WENDY: Our Christmas Countdown Tradition We have been doing a Christmas countdown in some form since the oldest kiddos were barely big enough to count all the way to 25. This is one of my favorite Christmas traditions with th ...…
 
Christmas Shopping for a Large Family FROM WENDY: This post should actually probably be called NOT shopping for a large family... We are pretty minimalist when it comes to Christmas, or even when it comes to toys in general. We have several bodies in our not-super-large home, and there is not a lot of room for stuff! At some point pretty early ...…
 
The Puppy Search Is On! We screwed up! Have you ever heard of the fog of war? Any good counselor will tell you that sometimes crazy decisions make more sense in the heat of the moment. In the pressure of trying to sell the idea of the last baby to our kids, we did what no good parents should ever do: we promised our kids a puppy. It's long over ...…
 
There are many toys that build IQ and many that build CQ (Creative Intelligence). Why is it so crucial for parents to introduce their kids to toys that build EQ? Listen to my interview on the Jennifer Campbell show why toys that build Emotional Intelligence will prepare your kids for their best life now and especially in the future. Click Here ...…
 
How We Answered "Should I Have Another Baby?" FROM WENDY: I have actually asked Google this question more than once. I know, I know, we have a lot of kids. Why am I asking, right? But it never fails, baby fever hits one of the two of us when the smallest person in our house is somewhere between three and six months old. The "should we have anot ...…
 
Christmas Gifts and A Gift Guide for Him Click here to download the free Gift Guide for Him worksheet FROM WENDY: Full Disclosure: I Don't Buy My Husband Christmas Gifts Jamin is a super non-traditionalist (is that a word?) and does not like doing things that people do just because it's what we do. That includes gift-giving on particular days. ...…
 
All Our Favorite Books, Podcasts and Audiobooks FROM WENDY: Much of my recent reading has been on the topic of homeschooling... ...as that has been my most recent endeavor. My top reads came highly recommended by multiple homeschooling friends and podcasts:
 
What We Do When Behavior Is Getting Out of Control FROM WENDY: Six kids can be crazy. Children in groups have this special way of amplifying one another’s attitudes or behaviors, and when one kid starts getting amped up, things can spiral fast. The key is to recognize the circumstances that lend to crazy and interrupt them as early as possible, ...…
 
Family Blog Sites We Love to Read FROM WENDY: I have so many favorite homeschool and family bloggers, and the list is constantly evolving. Especially recently as we've plunged into the homeschool world, I have been extremely grateful for the wealth of information, ideas, and encouragement out there. In alphabetical order, since I love them all ...…
 
Our Favorite Fun, Memory-Creating Adventures and Family Outings Click here to download the Fun Family Day Cards FROM WENDY: It starts with an intentional investment in creating shared experiences. Years ago, a family we were close friends with had to be separated for several months due to a work situation. My friend and her kiddos stayed behind ...…
 
How We Weighed the Advantages of Homeschooling Click here to download the Advantages and Disadvantages checklist FROM WENDY: The advantages and disadvantages I planned for, and the ones I actually found. We did not set out to homeschool. In fact, once upon a time (not very long ago), I swore I would never ever homeschool. I’ve worked in classro ...…
 
Things Under $100 That Unexpectedly Changed Our Family Life Click here to download the Family Things Wish List FROM WENDY:: 5 Things Every Mom Should Own 1) A swing or seat that my baby loves and will sleep in Babies who nap in swings are just the best, especially when there are several other small children in the house. Toddlers are not unders ...…
 
Our Large Family Homeschool Mom Blog FROM WENDY: Who are we and what is our large family all about? We are Jamin and Wendy. We are two former elementary school teachers turned small-business owner (online piano lessons) and homeschooler. We are more famously known for having six children in seven years, four curly-haired girls with the two most ...…
 
How We Tame Our Laundry Mountains Click here to download the Laundry System Dresser Labels FROM WENDY: Aside from cleaning the bathroom, laundry is my least favorite chore Maybe it’s over the top describing laundry as oppressive, but it’s hard to come up with a better word for a task that can so quickly and completely engulf multiple days of th ...…
 
Jennifer Campbell from the Jennifer Campbell Radio Show interviewed me recently on the Spanking. If you’ve ever felt, “Hey, I was spanked and I turned out ok”, then take a listen and find out why we need to get rid of this outdated practise. “ Click Here to Subscribe to the Podcast via iTunes Click Here to Download this Podcast Episode The post ...…
 
When kids have conflicts (friends and siblings) it can create such divides that parents feel like they are always stepping in and needing to resolve the issue and lead to some pretty unhappy kids. This can create tension on your adult friendships as both kids struggle to find a way through their conflict without whining or arguing. Even if the ...…
 
Do you apologize too much? Not enough? I rarely apologize anymore. Instead, I found something way more effective in my marriage and with my kids. This is the advanced way of saying I’m sorry. I know this is going to work much better for you to repair conflicts quickly. Click Here to Subscribe to the Podcast via iTunes Click Here to Download thi ...…
 
The talk behind a podcast is at times detrimental to positive development
 
There is alot out there in regards to showcase baseball not talked about by many. Be an educated buyer
 
Parental Guide to best preparing your player for High School tryouts
 
Parental Guide to ensure they are making the best decisions when guiding their athlete's decision to play for one program over an other.
 
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