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5 Things You Can Do Today That Will Make a Difference to Your Children

There is a lot of pressure on moms these days.  Maybe there always has been. But it seems that social media makes it so much harder to be a mom, or at least it can make a mom feel like she just isn’t good enough. We question our methods, our instincts, our decisions. Are we […]

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp is just what the Marvel Cinematic Universe needs right now. Keep reading for my spoiler-free and family-focused review. Whose side were you on in Captain America: Civil War? I was Team Cap and so was Scott Lang (Ant-Man). Ant-Man and the Wasp picks up two years after the events of Civil War and […]

Easy DIY Water Bottle Holder

The Arizona sun beats down in a very intense way almost every single summer day. Don’t believe the dry heat comment people make; being dry is not better. A dry heat requires a lot of hydration and my family has made it a habit to always have a water bottle nearby. We keep plenty of vitaminwater […]

Not Refried Beans

I love Mexican food, but as a vegetarian it can be hard to find Mexican food that I can eat.  Even the simplest bean and cheese burrito usually includes lard or other meat products. The lard alone should turn off anyone who is serious about good health, vegetarian or not. So how about a recipe […]

Fun and Crafty Uses for Newspaper

As the old joke goes, what is black and white and read all over? The newspaper! Not as many people read the paper these days and many papers are losing money and shutting down. But I still like holding a paper in my hands once in a while, even if I cannot find one I […]

Incredibles II

Helen is called on to help bring Supers back, while Bob navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home when a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot that only the Incredibles can overcome together. Keep reading for my spoiler-free and family-focused review. As I sat in the theater waiting for the early […]

Solo: A Star Wars Story (Spoiler-Free Review)

Solo: A Star Wars Story is more than an origin story. It is a gift to true Star Wars fans. Keep reading for my spoiler-free family-focused review. In my opinion, Han Solo is an American icon. I have been watching Solo in Star Wars movies my whole life so when he died in The Force […]

6 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Dairy Intake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ProgressIsPerfection #CBias #CollectiveBias As a vegetarian, I try my best to maintain a plant-based diet. Dairy is still a part of my diet, but I am working to reduce my dairy intake. I am not dairy-free yet, but I have […]

A Place for the Boys: Boy Scouts in the Modern Era

Since I am a former Cub Scout leader with a son in Boy Scouts, a lot of people have asked me what I think of all the changes going on in Boy Scouts of America. I typed this earlier today to share on my Facebook page, but decided to share it here instead. I think […]

Avengers: Infinity War (Spoiler-Free Review)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been embedding itself into American culture and modern folklore for the last 10 years. Everything has been leading up to this moment. Keep reading for my spoiler-free and family-focused review of Avengers: Infinity War. Avengers: Infinity War brings together heroes from all over the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in an effort to fight […]

Pompeii: The Exhibition

Pompeii: The Exhibition is at the Arizona Science Center through May 28, 2018. You have heard the story before. In 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted and completely wiped out Pompeii. It was surely a day of terror and chaos that one shudders to think about. It is hard to imagine what that day was like […]

Photowall – Wall Murals, Photo Wallpapers, and Canvas Prints

Wall decor has certainly evolved since I was a kid. Wood paneling, paint, and ugly wallpaper seemed to be the only choices back then. Times have changed! I recently spent some time over on the Photowall site and I fell in love with what I found there. Photowall has a wide variety of wall murals, […]