September 30, 2016

QUEEN OF KATWE - In Theatres Today

Today's the day!

Can't wait to take my kids to see Queen of Katwe, opening in theatres nationwide this weekend.

  “Queen of Katwe” is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion."

I had a chance to preview the movie a few months ago while vacationing in L.A. and have been eagerly anticipating this week.  Here's a peek at the trailer.

What did you think?  Are you planning to see Queen of Katwe this weekend?  Let me know, leave a comment below.

September 29, 2016

Today is National Coffee Day! #NationalCoffeeDay

Today, September 29 is National Coffee Day!

What better way to commemorate the day than with a steaming hot cup of FREE java. Yes, FREE!

Stop by Krispy Kreme and snag a small cup of coffee and a donut 

On the road, head to a Pilot Flying J gas station and enjoy a free cup of joe.

Dunkin Donuts will celebrate the day by offering a medium coffee for 66 cents in honor of their 66th anniversary.

Do you know of any other places celebrating National Coffee Day today?  Let me know, leave a comment below.

September 28, 2016

In the spirit of QUEEN OF KATWE, HSN is excited to partner with Soular Backpacks! #QueenOfKatwe

I am looking forward to Disney's Queen of Katwe hitting theaters this weekend.  Got a chance to see it while in L.A. over the Summer and I can't wait to see it again.  Yes, I'm planning to take all of my kids to see it this weekend.  

Here's a clip from the movie.  Check it out.

Also, in the spirit of QUEEN OF KATWE, HSN is excited to partner with Soular Backpacks! For every Soular Backpack purchased, a solar-powered backpack is given to a child in Africa to help study at night. Currently, children are using kerosene lamps, which can cause health complications. Soular Backpacks use natural energy from the sun during a child’s walk home from school. Make a difference today:

September 27, 2016

Tasty 2 Ingredient, Gluten Free Orange Glazed Chicken Wings

Looking for a quick and easy alternative to takeout?  Check out this delicious gluten free, sugar free, Kosher, Orange Glazed Chicken Wings recipe.

We love ordering orange chicken from our fave Chinese takeout restaurant and I've tried to replicate the recipes but... 

Other recipes I've seen are so complicated and require lots of spices but this recipe was a hit with the entire family and so much cheaper than ordering takeout.  Plus, this simple recipe using only two ingredients.  Yes, 2.  A 5 lb. bag of chicken wing sections and San-J Organic Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauce. 

(1) 5 lb. bag of chicken wing sections /drummettes and 3 tablespoons of San-J Organic Tamari Gluten Free Orange Soy Sauce.   We always have drummettes in the fridge, the kids love 'em and so does hubby.

1.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2.  Pour 3 tablespoons of San-J Organic Tamari Gluten Free Orange Soy Sauce into bag of (1) 5 lb. bag of chicken wing sections /drummettes and shake to coat wings evenly with sauce.

3.  Spread wings evenly on baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes.

Tip:  Cover baking sheet with foil for easy clean up.  Try other varieties of San-J Organic Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauces including Mongolian and Thai Peanut.

San-J 2 Ingredient Orange Glazed Chicken Wings

Disclaimer:  I am a Moms Meet Blog Ambassador and had the opportunity to sample San-J sauces with my family and friends. The views expressed above are mine. To view the Disclosure Policy of Three Boys and an Old Lady blog you may visit

September 25, 2016

5 Tips to Help Foster Your Child's Love of Reading + a Baby, Baby! Giveaway

My kids are avid readers and I like to think their love of reading began in the womb.  No surprise considering I read to them all the time during my pregnancy.  

The Littlest One turned 1 this month and I read to her every time I see her.  I love to see her expressions at the inflections of my voice and absolutely adore her reaching up to turn the pages as my kids did when they were her age.  

Reading is a great way to foster a bond with your child.  It's one on one time and a great way to help little ones learn to focus.  Reading also helps children develop language skills and there's nothing like the look of a little one watching as you read each word.

Looking for a great book for your baby?  Well, check out these fab reads baby sure to help foster your child's love of reading.

1.  Read to Your Child
Read to your child and as your child gets older read with them. Infants love the sound of your voice whereas, older children love to turn the pages, look at the pictures, and read themselves.  Change as your child grows.

2.  Establish a Routine  
Set aside a specific time for reading.  Perhaps bedtime or sometime in the early evening. Reading time pairs perfectly with bedtime and helps little ones establish a schedule.

3.  Get a Library Card for Your Child  
Allow your child to choose their own books.  Our local library offers self check kiosks and our kids love checking out their books themselves without the assistance of others.

4.  Let Them See YOU Reading 
Believe it or not but our kids pick up tons of habits from us.  So while you're little one is reading their book, make sure they see you reading a book, a newspaper, a cookbook, a magazine, anything.  The family that reads together... well, reads together.

5.  Read Out Loud
Read out loud and allow your little one time to look at the pictures.  Board books like Baby, Baby! are great for little ones as they are designed to be durable for little ones so let your child touch the book and cover it with their sticky little fingers.
BABY, BABY! by Diane Stortz is a perfect read for little ones.  The board book features rhythmic verse and a mirror.  The book is colorfully illustrated and perfect for reading to little ones.

How would you like to win the book, Baby, Baby! for your little one?  Let me know, leave a comment below.

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