I'm Going Back to LA!!!! THOR RAGNAROK + Some Amazing Gems from DisneySpecial thanks to Marvel and Disney for sending me on this all expense paid trip to cover THOR RAGNAROK, CARS 3 Blu-Ray release, Disney Junior’s “Vampirina” and littleBits’ STAR WARS Droid Inventor Kits. All opinions are my own.

Things can be a little dreary in the world we’re living in today. I’ve talked about it before and while I’d love to just stick my head in the sand that’s not real life but then there’s the movies. Maybe you stumbled upon First Time Mom because you did a random search and saw a topic that you needed. Perhaps you’ve been a long time follower. (I am so grateful to you by the way, I don’t know if you realize it but when we meet face to face I will give you a giant bear hug to show my appreciation.) First Time Mom covers everything that has to do with being a mom – every age and every stage. What do movies and entertainment have to do with being a mom? Escape. It all has to do with escaping from reality every once in a while. Yes, my kids love Disney and I’m pretty sure I’ve cultivated that love all on my own. There has to be some fun things that come in this life and for me it’s Disney and everything they do.

I’m really happy to announce to you all that I’m headed back to Los Angeles again for the world premiere of THOR RAGNAROK! Since this is a press trip and who wants their dollars wasted on only one fun event, we’re cramming in a few goodies that I cannot wait to tell you about.

I'm going on the THOR RAGNAROK event

THOR RAGNAROK World Premiere

I’ll be walking the red carpet again (who gets to say that – again I’ll be on the red carpet – seriously?!) for the world premiere of THOR RAGNAROKWhile I’m there I’ll be participating in the press junket for the film so I will get to interview the talent behind this forecasted to be epic film. I don’t know who I’ll be interviewing yet but I love surprises, well, kind of…so we’ll all just have to wait and see who will be there promoting the film. In case you have no idea what THOR is or what is RAGNAROK is, here’s a little bit of information for you:

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the
destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his
former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!

“Thor: Ragnarok” is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins. Kevin Feige is producing with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Eric Pearson and Craig Kyle & Christopher L. Yost wrote the screenplay.

Thor Ragnarok Movie Poster

When can you see THOR RAGNAROK? November 3rd, 2017, EVERYWHERE.

Like THOR: RAGNAROK on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thor/  

Follow THOR: RAGNAROK on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thorofficial

Follow Marvel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marvelstudios/

Follow along with the event by using the hashtag #ThorRagnarokEvent and #ThorRagnarok 

In Home Release of Disney/Pixar’s CARS 3 on Digital & Blu-Ray

You know I LOVE CARS 3. If you haven’t seen it you need to do it or mark Oct. 24 and Nov. 7 down on your calendar when the film will be available for your home theater on digital and Blu-ray (respectively). To celebrate the release I’m headed back to Disneyland’s California Adventure to experience Haul-O-Ween in Carsland! We’ll also get to visit the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ride at California Adventure, Mission: Breakout to see it all decked out in its Halloween glory.

When can CARS 3 come home with you? October 24th on Digital and November 7th on Blu-Ray.

Follow along by using the hashtag #Cars3Bluray

There’s this new girl in town named Vampirina, Disney’s “Vampirina”.

Debuting on the Disney Junior on October 1st, Disney’s newest girl, Vampirina, shows a lot of heart and teaches kids how to love and accept their differences. My girls have been watching the premiere episode daily. I think I may have the dialogue memorized. “Vampirina” tells the story of a young vampire girl who faces the joys and trials of being the new kid in town when her family moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania. We’ll be screening a new episode of the show (my girls are either going to think I’m the coolest mom in the world or they’ll be jealous) and interviewing series’ Executive Producer, Chris Nee (“Doc McStuffins”).


You can watch episodes of “Vampirina” now on Disney Junior and the Disney Channel.

Disney's "Vampirina"

Like Disney Junior on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyJunior/
Follow Disney Junior on Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneyjunior
Subscribe to Disney Junior on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/disneyjunior
Visit the official Disney Junior website here: http://disneyjunior.disney.com/

littleBits’ STAR WARS Droid Inventor Kit – Brennan’s going to geek out over this one.

How cool is littleBits’ STAR WARS Droid Inventor Kit? You can create and bring to life your own R2-D2! We’ll be sitting down to lunch with the team from littleBits to learn all about this awesome toy. I know my nine-year-old is going to go gaga over this and I’m sure my husband will too! Can you say Christmas presents? I can. STAR WARS Driod Inventor Kit equals holiday present hero.

Follow me so you don’t miss out on anything!

I’ll be sure to be doing tons of coverage on all of my social media channels but I can tell you that you’ll want to turn on notifications for Facebook so you don’t miss any lives, like the red carpet, pay attention to my InstaStory on Instagram and follow along on Twitter. I’ll make it super easy for you to follow me




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Bert Anderson is a blogger and social media manager mom of three living outside of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. She’s the author behind the blog First Time Mom, where she honestly chronicles the peaks and valleys of parenting. Even though she has more than one child, Bert maintains that whether you have one child or 19, there’s a first time for everything. She’s a lover of coffee, conversations, pop culture, healthy living and fitness.