Just Dance 2015

Cady and James have loved all of the Just Dance games that have ever come out. This year I got the opportunity to review Just Dance 2015. The kids were SO excited when it arrived in the mail and couldn’t wait to try it out.

What did my kids think of Just Dance 2015? Here's a hint. They LOVED it!

Of course the first 15 (or more) minutes were spent scrolling through the song list so they could pick their favorites, and there were a LOT of great booty-shakin’ songs to choose from, including:

  • “Bang Bang” – Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
  • “Best Song Ever” – One Direction
  • “Happy” – Pharrell Williams
  • “Black Widow” – Iggy Azalea Ft. Rita Ora
  • “Maps” – Maroon 5
  • “Birthday” – Katy Perry
  • “Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga
  • “Holding Out For A Hero” – Bonnie Tyler
  • “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)” – Dead Or Alive
  • “Let It Go” – Disney’s Frozen
  • “I Love It” – Icona Pop Ft. Charli XCX
  • “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
  • “Get Low” – Dillon Francis & DJ Snake
  • “Diamonds” – Rihanna
  • “Walk This Way” – Run-DMC & Aerosmith
  • “Don’t Worry Be Happy” – The Bench Men
  • “Epic Sirtaki” – The Bouzouki’s
  • “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” – Ylvis

As you can see, there is something to get every age group up and shaking what their mommas gave them. Or something. Here are a few of my kids’ favorites:

Another thing I really like about the 2015 version are the improved graphics. I tried to snap a photo from my television while the kids were playing, but it really doesn’t do the game justice.

The graphics are greatly improved in Just Dance 2015.

I can’t put it all in technical language, but I was seriously impressed with the animation and just the visual display of the game and thought it was much better than previous versions.

“Can we play Just Dance?” Is a constant refrain every time Cady has friends over for a visit so I know that the kids loving playing the game. What I love is that this is something both of my kids enjoy doing, they can do it together, it is simple enough that they can be successful, AND it gets them up off their feet to play instead of keeping them stuck behind a tablet or computer screen.

I also really like that Just Dance has partnered with Stomp out Bullying to spread the message that it is okay for everyone to dance to their own beat. I love companies that support a great cause. Also, the songs and, sometimes wacky, choreography in Just Dance 2015 allow kids to let loose and be themselves while having a great time.

Just Dance 2015 is now on sale on Amazon for all of the video gaming platforms and would make a great gift this holiday season.

Have you ever played Just Dance? What do you like about it?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Weddings, What to Stream on Netflix

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My mom got married this past weekend. For the last month and a half, since she got engaged, we have been doing wedding, wedding, wedding every weekend. There was a lot to get done in a very short time. I think Cady was the most prepared and ready to jump into the planning of all us thanks to the copious amounts of Say Yes to the Dress and My Fair Wedding episodes she had watched. Not to mention she was excited about the opportunity to put on a pretty dress and have her hair done (she was a junior bridesmaid).

Cady as a junior bridesmaid at my mother's wedding. She was the most prepared thanks to her love of wedding programs on Netflix.

The wedding and reception turned out perfect. My mom was beautiful. Her new husband was handsome. And everyone was happy, which is really the most important thing of all. In the spirit of all things wedding, this month I’m going to share 10 wedding themed movies and TV episodes you can stream on Netflix to get you in the wedding mood whether you know someone getting married or not.

1. Pride and Prejudice – This was a series on BBC based on the book. It follows a family as the mother attempts to marry off her daughters.

2. Love Actually – The movie starts off with a wedding and then follows a group of friends falling in and out of love. It is also a great movie to watch at Christmas.

3. Bones, Booth and Brennan get married – After fighting serial killers and each other, the two main characters of one my favorite shows tied the knot. It was beautiful and touching.

4. Rachel Getting Married – Starring Anne Hathaway, a sister returns home for her sister’s wedding after being in and out of rehab for several years.

5. The Office, Pam and Jim get married – The entire Dunder Mifflin crew travels to Niagra Falls to witness the long-awaited wedding of Jim and Pam.

6. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner – An award-winning movie that may have been ahead of its time, a young, white woman returns home to introduce her parents to her African American fiance.

7. Grey’s Anatomy, Alex and Izzie’s wedding – This episode really pulled at our heart’s strings. While dying with cancer, Izzie planned Meredith and Derek’s wedding, when Derek discovers a second brain tumor the couple gave the wedding to Alex and Izzie.

9. The Wedding Planner – In this romantic comedy, Jennifer Lopez’s character falls in love with the fiance of her latest client.

10. Friends, all the weddings – No Friends isn’t on Netflix yet, but it is coming to streaming January 1st! This is one of my favorite shows that has ever been on television, and I can’t wait to rewatch all the great wedding (and other) moments: Phoebe marries Mike, Monica and Chandler, Ross and Emily (or not), the one where the girls all get wedding dresses, the show even kicks off with Rachel’s non-wedding to Barry.

What are some of your favorite wedding movies or TV episodes?

This month the Stream Team is all about friends and giving thanks.

what to stream on netflix

Check out these “dynamic duo” shows for little kids:

what to stream on netflix - november
1. Bob and Larry: VeggieTales in the House (Netflix original!)
2. Bert and Ernie: Sesame Street: Elmo and Friends
3. Bo and Dezzy: Bo on the Go!
4. Justin and Olive: Justin Time
5. Tod and Copper: The Fox and the Hound 2
6. Clifford and Elizabeth: Clifford

And for big kids:

what to stream on netflix for big kids - november

1. Phineas and Ferb
2. Shaggy and Scooby: Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
3. Vada and Thomas: My Girl
4. Martin and Chris: Wild Kratts
5. Finn and Jake: Adventure Time
6. Mario and Luigi: The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
7. Charlotte and Wilbur: Charlotte’s Web

And for mom and dad:

what to stream on netflix for adults - november

1. Rory and Lorelai: Gilmore Girls
2. Schmidt and Nick: New Girl
3. Ted and Barney: How I Met Your Mother
4. Liz and Jack: 30 Rock
5. Walter and Jesse: Breaking Bad
6. Mulder and Scully: The X-Files
7. Wayne and Garth: Wayne’s World

What are your favorite buddy movies?