Best Halloween Party Flicks for All Ages

It's almost Halloween party time!  Wanna know the best Halloween entertainment per age group? All parents don't mind a little spooky, but too scary or otherwise inappropriate is a whole different story.

SmartFeed is an online platform that takes all the time and guesswork out of finding quality, worry-free movies, TV shows, apps and books for kids based on age, gender, character building, academics, interests and more. All choices have been carefully vetted and selected by SmartFeed's team of expert curators. 
SmartFeed ( just released its top picks for Halloween flicks for pre-schoolers to pre-teens! Plus, great suggestions for Halloween Family Movie Night! Check it out below.

SmartFeed Picks for Halloween Flicks - Age 5 and younger:
1.) Room on the Broom
2.) Dear Dracula
3.) Casper's Scare School
4.) It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
5.) Curious George Halloween Boofest
SmartFeed Picks for Halloween Flicks - Age 6 to 9:
1.) Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet The Wolfman
2.) Dreamworks' Spooky Stories
3.) ScoobyDoo and the Goblin King
4.) HalloweenTown
5.) Mad Monster Party
SmartFeed Picks for Halloween Flicks - Age 10 to 13:
1.) Monster House
2.) Frankenweenie
3.) Coraline
4.) Beetlejuice
5.) ParaNorman
6.) When Good Ghouls Go Bad
7.) Hocus Pocus
SmartFeed's Best Halloween Family Movies: 
1.) The Worst Witch (6+)
2.) The Nightmare Before Christmas (8+)
3.) Dear Dracula (4+) 
4.) Mad Monster Party (6+)

Halloween at Lake Las Vegas

Lake Las Vegas celebrates Halloween with holiday themed kids and adult cruises, a performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and the Henderson Symphony Orchestra’s “Scary Symphony”. They are part of the Fall Festival at Lake Las Vegas which includes other Halloween and fall-themed events and activities, now through Nov. 27.

The Haunted Pirate Cruise around the lake at Lake Las Vegas features fun activities for the whole family. Attendees can meet pirates and should be prepared for spooky surprises. Costumes are welcome, and prizes will be awarded. Admission is $25 per person, and children (age 12 and younger) must be accompanied by an adult (21 or older). The two Haunted Pirate Cruises will sail from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28. Arrive 15 minutes prior to boarding at the marina in MonteLago Village. 

The William Shakespeare tragedy of Macbeth is being staged by the Shakespeare Institute of Nevada on Friday, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28 on the grassy knoll main stage in MonteLago Village from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The famed play dramatizes the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Performances are free. Special VIP seating is available for $35 per person and includes front row seating and wine and hors d’oeuvres at Essence & Herbs from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

The Scary Symphony is being performed on the Ponte Vecchio Bridge overlooking Lake Las Vegas from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. Under the direction of Alexandra
Arrieche, the Henderson Symphony Orchestra will perform a family-friendly program of spooky favorites and the Nevada premier of “The Composer is Dead” by Nathaniel Stookey with text by Lemony Snicket.  The program also will include “La Forza del Destino” by Giuseppe Verdi and “Night on Bald Mountain” by Modest Mussorgsky. The Scary Symphony is free to attend.

The Shipwrecked Adult Haunted Cruise features a costume contest and prizes, music, free appetizers and Captain Morgan Rum drinks, and other spooky surprises. Admission is $25 per person for adults (must be 21). The Halloween night cruise sails from the marina in MonteLago Village around the lake at Lake Las Vegas from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31.   

For tickets and festival information, visit

The Fall Festival features other Halloween, seasonal and foodie events, many for free. Free daily activities include a pumpkin patch, hay bale maze, a trick or trike tricycle course and a corn pile where kids of all ages can play in a giant pile of real corn kernels. For the complete Fall Festival at Lake Las Vegas schedule, visit

Lake Las Vegas is located in Henderson just minutes from Galleria Parkway and I-515/U.S. 95 or off Lake Mead Parkway and Lake Las Vegas Parkway. Free parking will be available at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa parking garage adjacent to MonteLago Village. 

October 20, 2016 is World Osteoporosis Day!

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Led by the International Osteoporosis Foundation, World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) takes place every year on October 20th to emphasize and raise awareness around the importance of building healthy bones.

Over 200 million people worldwide are affected by osteoporosis, with an osteoporotic fracture occurring every three seconds. Taking preventative measures, and making simple lifestyle shifts, is key to navigating and preventing the risk of osteoporosis. Nutrition, coupled with physical activity and early detection, plays an integral role in protecting the future of your bones. Research findings suggest that eating prunes can lead to improved bone health. 

Osteoporosis runs in my family.  I watched my Grandmother, who was like a mother to me, suffer every day due to it's affect. Her bones were so brittle, that when ever she had to ride in a vehicle, she would need to be very careful, going over a bump too fast could easily break her bones.  Tuesday - I will be wearing white to help embrace better bone health!  

Recognizing World Osteoporosis Day provides a reminder of the importance of bone health. “Nutrients found in prunes – vitamin K, phosphorus, boron and potassium and polyphenols – contribute to bone health. Paired with calcium, vitamin D and weight bearing exercise, people of all ages can protect themselves,” says Shirin Hooshmand, PhD, Associate Professor of Nutrition at San Diego State University. Hooshmand has been involved in founding research related to prunes and their effect on bone health.

For more information about Sunsweet or World Osteoporosis Day, please visit:

About World Osteoporosis Day 
World Osteoporosis Day is observed annually on 20 October, and marks the beginning of a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal diseases. Led by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) whose members include committees of scientific researchers, leading companies, as well as more than 230 patient, medical and research societies, working together to make bone, joint and muscle health a worldwide health-care priority. WOD generates worldwide media and assists with public awareness campaigns organized by national osteoporosis patient and medical societies in over 90 countries, globally. #LoveYourBones

Sunsweet is a proud official sponsor of World Osteoporosis Day and supports the goal of helping reduce the preventable risk of osteoporosis, through a bone-healthy lifestyle with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables including prunes.  Sunsweet Growers Inc., established in 1917, has 99 years of experience and heritage in producing the highest quality dried fruits. The Yuba City, Calif.-based cooperative of 250 grower/members is the worldwide leader in prunes and related products. The product portfolio includes a full line of dried fruit snacks and juices, all designed to fit today’s need for healthy and convenient food choices. For more on Sunsweet products, visit

Boca Park ‘Goes Pink’ in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Boca Park is “Going Pink” in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to support Susan G. Komen Nevada. Starting today, through October 23rd, patrons visiting Boca Park Fashion Village will be able to give back to this terrific cause by purchasing specialty pink wristbands, taking advantage of pink-themed specials or by simply giving a donation at participating retailers. The retail center will physically turn pink as well with breast cancer ribbons displayed throughout the center and pink lighting to celebrate survivorship and honor those who have lost their battle.

“We are thrilled to be supporting Susan G. Komen Nevada in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” says Stacy Debevec, Property Manager of Boca Park. “We encourage people to visit Boca Park Fashion Village and purchase a special breast cancer wristband or make a donation at participating retailers with 100% of proceeds going to this important charity that addresses breast cancer on so many levels.”

To make a difference by supporting the fight against breast cancer, patrons can visit the following participating retailers at Boca Park Fashion Village to purchase a special Boca Park breast cancer wristband or to make a donation: Eccoci, European Wax Center, Gifted, Mastroianni Fashions, The Mixx Grill & Lounge, Modena Fashion Boutique, Hussong’s Cantina, Pinkberry, R+D Hipster Emporium, Sambalatte, Savvy Lingerie and XCYCLE.

About Boca Park
A premier shopping and entertainment destination, Boca Park is a unique and diverse open-air retail village with an array of shops, restaurants, fitness, beauty and specialty services that appeal to locals and visitors alike. Located in the heart of the southwest valley, just south of Summerlin Parkway at the corner of Rampart and Charleston boulevards, Boca Park Market is home to big box retailers such as Target, Ross, and OfficeMax. Boca Park Fashion Village boasts high-end boutiques and restaurants offering one-of-a-kind fashion, beauty, food, fitness and social hang-outs. For more information, visit or follow Boca Park on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.  For leasing, contact Triple Five Group at (702) 430-5800.

About Susan G. Komen Nevada
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Nevada is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Las Vegas and Komen Reno Race for the Cure®, Komen Nevada has invested more than $11 million in community breast health programs throughout the entire state and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research. For more information, call the Las Vegas office at 702.822.2324, the Reno office at 775.355.7311 or visit

Save $100 on family-friendly Hawaii vacations with Pleasant Holidays - USFG's new travel partner!

I am so excited! I just learned that US Family Guide has partnered with Pleasant Holidays, a leading provider of package vacations. They're based in the U.S. and have great deals on family vacations worldwide - Hawaii, contiguous United States, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Europe, Tahiti, Fiji and more. They can also book complete cruise vacations with airfare, onboard accommodations, and pre- and post-cruise hotel stays for vacations where everyone can relax and enjoy. 

Pleasant Holidays is new to US Family Guide, but has been partnering with hotels and resorts for more than 55 years to get great offers you cannot book anywhere else. When you're planning to explore close to home or farther afield, make them your one-stop-shop for everything you need: flights, accommodations, car rentals, ground transfers, exciting activities and tours, and travel protection coverage to protect your travel investment (because if parenthood has taught us one thing, it's to expect the unexpected). And unlike some other online travel providers, they have in-destination customer assistance should you need it.

They've currently got a great deal on Hawaii vacations that saves you $100 per booking. Select from 26 hotels and resorts on the four most popular islands: Oahu, Maui, Kauai and island of Hawaii. Explore the exciting sights of Oahu, including world-famous Waikiki Beach and historic Pearl Harbor. Watch the sun rise from the slopes of a dormant volcano on Maui. Snorkel, hike, kayak, surf, experience Polynesian culture and more. This deal is valid on new vacations booked by 10/30/16 for select travel through 6/30/17 that include roundtrip airfare from the continental United States and a stay of five nights or longer at a participating hotel or resort. The $100 savings is per booking and taken at time of booking - no waiting! For more information or reservations visit, call 1-800-837-5154 or contact your travel agent.

Be sure to keep an eye on my blog page. I'll be sharing more great deals for memorable family vacations from Pleasant Holidays soon!

MegaFood Kids Nutrient Booster Powders

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Keeping my kids healthy and active is one of our top priorities.  Both of our youngest are involved in sports, so it's even more important that they are getting the right nutrition in them daily.  I'll be the first to admit, our family is not the healthiest, we love our pizza, greasy burgers and chocolate.  I'm not much of a breakfast eater either.  Through out this last month, we've been trying to change that, taking one day at a time.  To start our day, we try to make it simple and sweet!  After all, they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  

Something the kids and I agreed on is smoothies.  It's easy, we can do it together and it provides the nutrients we need to help us get through the day.   MegaFood powders are perfect to slip in our morning smoothies!  We try to base it with as much veggies as possible, adding in some ice and a fruit to help sweeten things up and some MegaFood powder.  MegaFood uses real food, all natural, farm fresh whole foods.  They have partnered with Kauai Organic Farms, Lundbert Family Farms and Uncle Matt's Organic to create these powders that can almost be put in anything.  Both of my kids are not pill swallowers, I even couldn't swallow pills until I was in my early 20's.  So these powders are a great way to sneak in those needed nutrients.  

MegaFood Powders are tested and free of gluten, dairy, soy, pesticides and herbicides.  They also contain no sugars, sweeteners, flavorings, colorings or preservatives!  MegaFood is for children fives years and older and has three options:

  • Kids Daily Multi: Promotes well-being and healthy development with organic tumeric, carrots, fresh fruits and 23 essential vitamins and minerals per serving.*  
  • Kids Daily Immune:  Featuring oragnes from Uncle Matt's Organic and elderberry and echinacea which helps to promote and strengthen a healthy immune system.*
  • Kids Daily B-Centered: A daily support for mental focus *

For more information and where to buy MegaFood visit:

  *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.     

Halloween Costumes!

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