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6 Easy Ways to Help Your Middle Schooler Succeed

I always thought parenting would get easier as the kiddos got older. I was so very wrong. I have one child in junior high and one in elementary school and the challenges never seem to stop. It is difficult to watch as your children struggle, and middle school can slam kids with challenge after … [Read More...]

5 Tips for Healthy Hair and Skin (Plus Sweepstakes Info)

This post was sponsored by Nature Made as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. When I was younger, my hair was always amazing, even when I did not try. Now that I am over 40, I find my hair is not quite what it used to be. I … [Read More...]

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Disney’s live action version of Beauty and the Beast is hitting theaters this month with beautiful cinematography, familiar characters, a message of love, adventure, and more than a little controversy (I will address that later).  This live action iteration of a familiar fairy tale is pleasantly … [Read More...]

Doctor Strange (2016) Blu-Ray Extras

When Doctor Strange hit theaters in 2016, I said it was a fantastic journey with a compelling story-line, jaw-dropping effects, and a hero you can (eventually) root for. Doctor Strange is now available on Blu-Ray and the journey is even better. The Blu-Ray includes many special features including … [Read More...]

Entenmann’s Recycling Program with Terracycle (Plus $25 giveaway)

There are so many causes in the world today that are pulling at our purse strings and our heartstrings. Two causes I can get behind are helping schools and conservationism. If you agree, then you will love what I am sharing with you today. TerraCycle® and Entenmann’s® Little Bites® are partnering in … [Read More...]

The LEGO Batman Movie

I have a confession to make. I have never really been a big Batman fan. Batman has always seemed gloomy and dark to me. I first met LEGO Batman in the instant classic, the LEGO Movie. I was quite surprised when he quickly became my favorite character in the movie. He was clever, sarcastic, … [Read More...]

Matilda the Musical

Matilda the Musical is playing at ASU Gammage February 5 through February 12. Click here for other tour locations. From the opening scene, Matilda the Musical reels you in and takes you on a journey through the difficulties of childhood in a dysfunctional family. Based on the classic Roald Dahl … [Read More...]

The Space Between Us (Movie Review)

The Space Between Us is a coming of age story like no other. The movie tells the inspirational story of a boy raised on Mars who falls in love with a girl on Earth, struggles with his identity and purpose, and seeks a sense of belonging. Although the story is unique, the issues he faces are common … [Read More...]

Classic Potato Salad

I grew up eating white potato salad and it is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. It reminds me of family gatherings, parties, and picnics and it makes me feel happy. I am not a fan of yellow potato salad at all and you will never catch me serving it. Why would I when I can make something as … [Read More...]

Family Fun and Activities

Monster Jam 2017

I remember going to watch monster trucks battle it out when I was a kid. It was some real rip-roaring excitement and was always fun. Today I enjoy taking my family out to Monster Jam events, too. Monster Jam is coming to the Phoenix area where I … [Read More...]

Pie Face Showdown

This post was sponsored by Hasbro as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Sibling rivalry can be such a difficult minefield to navigate. I honestly believed that because my … [Read More...]

Four Reasons Why Big Surf is Arizona’s Best Waterpark

I am an Arizona native and I have spent all but a few of my 40 plus summers in the Arizona desert's scorching sun. I have been here long enough to know that, unless you plan to stay indoors, there is not much you can do to cool off. Spending my … [Read More...]

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Kid Friendly Crafts

Easy DIY vitaminwater Bottle Holder

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Shark Week Crossword Puzzle Activity

Sharks are loved and feared by people everywhere. They … [Read More...]

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Recipes and Food

Classic Potato Salad

I grew up eating white potato salad and it is one of my … [Read More...]

5 Tips for a Successful Meatless Monday

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