With a three year old at home that is now fully aware of cartoon movies the commercials for Despicable Me 2 have not escaped his curious little mind.  Shouts of “I WANNA SEE THAT!!!” erupt every time he hears the voices of those little minions.  Well Cheetos has teamed up with those minions to try and cause some mischief and maybe reward you for being a fan.  They are giving away a “One-In-a-Minion” family adventure to Universal Orlando Resort to celebrate the new movie and the new line of Cheetos Mix-Ups that feature four fun flavors –  Salsa Picante, Chipotle Cheddar, Jalapeño Cheddar and Cheddar.

For your chance to win just go the Once-In-a-Minion page and follow the simple steps.

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Easter comes late in March this year and to give you plenty of things to see over the holiday period, here is a guide to the best cinema listings for families in the coming weeks.

Oz The Great and Powerful 3D – 8th March
Cinema audiences across the country will be returning to the fantastic Land of Oz this year with Oz The Great
and Powerful in 3D. James Franco stars as Oz, a small-time magician with dubious ethics who unexpectedly arrives in a magical land and ends up embroiled in a struggle between good and evil that could split the land in two. This is an amazing treat for the whole family and also stars Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone – 15th March
Pairing up comedic double act Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey is a sure-fire way to ensure big laughs in the cinema. In this upcoming romp, Carrell plays talented magician Burt Wonderstone whose career is on the ropes after a falling out with his partner Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi). With a slick new street magician (Carrey) stealing the spotlight, Burt must convince Anton to reunite for one amazing comeback show. This will be a lot of fun for the family this Easter but with a PG-13 rating, it may not be suitable for very young children.

The Croods – 22nd March
Created by Dreamworks, the company behind Shrek and the Madagascar films, you are assured of great family entertainment with The Croods. Following a prehistoric family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when their homeland is destroyed by an earthquake. Travelling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures and amazing new friends. Children will love this bright and entertaining feature while parents will love the easy-going humour.

Jack the Giant Slayer – 22nd March
Forget what you know about the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk – Bryan Singer’s take on the traditional fairytale includes far more action and adventure than the book ever did. The film tells the story of an ancient war between humans and a race of giants which is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds. Rated PG-13, this film might be a bit too scary for very little ones, but older children and adults will love it.

Finding Nemo – 29th March
Another chance to see one of the greatest animated films in history at the cinema, Finding Nemo will be re-released in UK theatres this Easter. Following the story of Marlin the clownfish (Albert Brooks) as he tries to find his lost son Nemo, this is a wonderfully enchanting tale that will please the whole family. Children will love the bright animation and colourful characters, while parents will enjoy the subtle humour and entertaining storyline.

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This article was written by Kathryn Thompson, a freelance writer and mom to three young daughters. Kathryn enjoys checking out the Rewardit store to see what she can spend her hard earned rewards on! and regularly enters the fun sweepstakes, competitions and entries for the chance to earn some exciting prizes.

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Until you actually become a parent, it’s hard to comprehend the day in the life of a parent – from soccer practices, parent/teacher conferences to instilling morals into your little one can be outright exhausting, but oh so rewarding!

So whether you are expecting or already have kids, sit back and indulge in some of these great movies which captures the funny side of parenting all from stay-at-home moms to career-driven moms .  Click through and check out these 5 funny movies about parenthood.

  1. Sarah Jessica Parker’s I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011)  is the story of Kate, a wife and mom of two, juggling marriage, children, and a high-stress job.
  2. Father Of The Bride (1985) stars Steve Martin who plays the aging patriarch who is threatened by his daughter’s engagement and not-quite-willing to let her go.
  3. Motherhood (2010) starring Uma Thurman was one of those “A-Ha” movies.  Gone are the days where “date night” and “making babies” were an every day occurrence and now changing diapers, worrying if baby is reaching milestones and fixing boo-boos have become this momma’s daily routine. By the end of ths movie you will ask yourself “What Does Motherhood Mean to Me?”.  
  4. Baby Boom (1987) starring Diane Keaton is a story of a super-yuppie who is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.  It will make you laugh, cry, and identify with many of her problems, whether you have children or you are simply a career woman with decisions to make.
  5. Life As We Know It (2010) Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel discover that their closest friends have appointed them guardians of their child in the unlikely event of their joint death–an unlikely event that has just happened.
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I laughed, cried and couldn’t help but reminisce of my own special moments shared with my husband while watching The Vow in theaters this past February. The first time we met, our first kiss and the moment we said our I-do’s are always with me..even those love letters and cards that we’ve exchanged in our first years of dating.  Now with our family growing, we share even more fond memories.

The Vow stars Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams in a touching romantic drama based on a true story. Husband Leo (Channing Tatum) is faced with the unthinkable heartbreak when his wife, Paige (Rachel McAdams), recovers from an accident without her memory of their relationship. Not your typical romance, the film follows Leo as he works to win Paige’s heart all over again.

So Moms, If you haven’t had the chance the catch The Vow the first time, then pick up you own copy today here and fall in love all over again.

What special moments do you think about?  

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