GIVEAWAY: “The Nut Job” DVD Is Perfect For Family Movie Night


Lately, I’ve been feeling like I’m going through the motions with my kids. They go to school, I stay home and work and in the evenings we’re just kind of existing in the same space, but we’re not really talking and we’re not really connecting as much as I’d like. Part of me was happy when I was knee-deep in Young Mom Summit details, because they were content to play together and didn’t demand as much of my attention, but now? I’m feeling a little lost, honestly.

A good family movie night does wonders for me and my kids. We spend the whole day talking about it, I obsess over snacks and pizza toppings and we have a good time. I usually lay a blanket on the floor and we eat picnic-style while watching a funny movie. (Always a funny movie. We have enough drama in real life.)

It’s a time to be still, enjoy each other’s company and be silly together. My kids are 7 and 5 now and they no longer fit on my lap. They are developing their own friendships at school, they want more independence and before you know it, they’ll be out of my house. I’m trying to squeeze the most out of the time we have left together.

That’s why I’m happy to be sharing this giveaway today! I have five copies of the new-to-DVD film, “The Nut Job,” and I want you to win!

Film synopsis:

THE NUT JOB is an action-packed comedy in fictional Oakton that follows the travails of Surly (voiced by Will Arnett), a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend Buddy, who plan a nut store heist of outrageous proportions and unwittingly find themselves embroiled in a much more complicated and hilarious adventure.

Download these coloring pages for your kids to use before the movie starts!

 To enter the giveaway, share your nuttiest parenting moment in the comments. I’ll pick five winners on Monday, April 21. Good luck!



  1. Mami2jcn says:

    The nuttiest parenting moment was potty-training my middle child who had fine motor skills and speech delays. I thought we’d Never get through it but we managed to do it!

  2. Bernie W says:

    My nuttiest parenting moment was driving my 5 year old niece on a sixteen hour drive while she was sick with w cold. She wouldn’t stop sneezing and throwing up the whole drive. The dog kept on trying to eat it. It was a very long and stressfull drive from Florida to Pennsylvania over a holiday brea.

  3. Nutty Moment: Oh I RSVP for a hike with an online ‘hikers with kids’ group but didn’t noticed the distance of the hike… I had to carry my 2 year old (30 lbs) for 6 miles because, of course, he got tired! Thank goodness I brought a carrier (not the best one in the market)… but still my back and legs were killing me for the next week… at least we had fun haha!

  4. Jessibeth Vicenty says:

    The nuttiest moment until now, has been driving alone to Cali to see my mom with my three kids 5,4 and 5 months. We have to make a lot of stops! I’m pretty sure they will give me more nuttiest moments in the future. We do love to see movies together, we always see at least one movie a week, because like you say, the time goes by and is better to enjoy every little moment while we can. :)

  5. When is parenting not nutty?? We have nightly pillow fights in our house – me, hubby, and the kiddo (who’s only 3, but can swing a pillow with the best of them). Those can get pretty wild/intense/competitive. :)

  6. D Schmidt says:

    My nuttiest parenting moment was probably today when I got out of the shower to find my two sons had moved themselves in pop up tents into the bathroom. They were whispering and discussing if my hair looked more like Medusa or a seas monster. Never a dull moment :)

  7. stephanie mcfarland says:

    My nuttiest parent moment so far was probably the day the dog got loose. I ended up yelling and chasing her thought the back yards of our neighborhood, while only wearing my t shirt and shoes. If that wasn’t bad enough I was holding my sick 1 year old who had not let me put him down the entire day. Then way behind us was my yelling three year old who was only wearing his pull up. Because of the yelling neighbors came out of there houses and caught the dog. I don’t think i have ever been so embarrassed.

  8. Jessica To says:

    My nuttiest parenting moment was taking my son to swim lessons when he was 2. We had to hold the kids because the water was too deep for them to stand up in. He was so heavy and kept pulling on my swim suit. I’m not sure how I made it thru those 2 weeks without flashing everybody at the pool!

  9. Nancy Loring says:

    My nuttiest moment is when I left my son’s friend at a gas station when we had taken him with us in a family road trip to Florida. I remembered about him in a few minutes and went back and got him but my kids still love to tease me about it.