Sesame Street has their finger on the pulse of pop culture and has a clever way of sharing it with children. The characters of Sesame Street put together their own Downton Abbey parody and the handsome Don Draper from Mad Men has stopped by the studio to meet up with Elmo and the characters at Sesame Street. In their latest video, Cookie Monster learns a lesson in patience while waiting for his chocolate chip cookies and puts it to song. The friendly blue monster spoofs Icona Pop’s song “I Love It” in this clever video and learns how to #controlmeself. […] Continue reading →

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Mad Men. Jon Hamm, who plays Don Draper dropped by the Sesame Street Studio to meet up with Elmo. While Elmo chiseled away at his artwork, Jon was left to explain the word of the day, “sculpture”. As we know sculptures come in all sorts of shapes and sizes which is exactly what Hamm portrayed, leaving the heaviest to the last and nearing the end of the segment he pleads “Can we please show your sculpture now Elmo, please before I get a hernia?” Such fun! Now, if they could only […] Continue reading →

I don’t watch much television but after reading all the hype surrounding Downton Abbey for the past two years I caved. One night after the kids were in bed, I downloaded the first episode off iTunes and couldn’t stop watching. I stayed up until 2 a.m. watching episode after episode and caught up to Season 3 in a matter of days. It consumed me. The story-line, the characters, the era, the costumes, it’s all ‘my cup of tea’ shall we say. Our friends at LilSugar shared this video last week and I just had to do the same. Sesame Street […] Continue reading →

Year after year, Beaches Resorts has won travel awards recognizing them as a top rated family destination. In fact, this year, they hold the top two spots for Negril and Turks and Caicos with Travel & Leisure magazine, not to mention a multitude of other awards . Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting their Beaches Negril Resort. After spending some time there it’s not hard to understand why they’re winning accolades all over the place. Beaches Negril is located along a pristine piece of beach on Jamaica’s south side. Negril Beach ranks among the world’s best beaches and is […] Continue reading →

Long-time children’s broadcaster, PBS has taken a step towards bringing education, imagination, and fun home by launching a new site where you can order practically anything featuring the likes of Caillou, Curious George, Sesame Street, and Super Why. The new online web-store, Shop PBS Kids, features a variety of items, from educational products, to birthday decorations, to DVD’s and CD’s. The most unique items in the shop are definitely the customizable items such as stainless steel water bottles, and clothing. Great gift ideas! Shop PBS Kids will be utilizing a portion of their sales to be put back into supporting […] Continue reading →

Lots of exciting things happening at SeaWorld and Busch Gardens this year! Over the next couple of months SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment will be unveiling 10 new attractions across the country making this the largest single-year capital investment in the company’s history!! All three SeaWorld parks: “One Ocean” All three SeaWorld parks in Orlando, Fla, San Diego, Calif. and San Antonio, Texas will feature a brand new killer whale show: “One Ocean”. This show will feature majestic killer whales as the ambassadors of the sea with the ocean as the center of our natural world. With vivid colors and sensations, […] Continue reading →

Toy companies are revealing their new toys for 2011 and will be giving consumers and media a first-hand look at many of these products during the Toy Fair in New York City. Today, Hasbro unveiled just one of the new members of the Playskool family, “Let’s Rock Elmo” ($69.99). Rocking out, singing and making music with kids, everyone’s favorite red monster, Elmo offers an interactive experience for music-loving children. Six on board songs are included as well as three instruments. When you place these instruments in Elmo’s hands he immediately recognizes which one it is that he is playing. Children […] Continue reading →