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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 an exciting program that will […]

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, compulsive, and […]

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 children’s book, Matilda, the musical tells […]

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 […]

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 […]

Supercross 2017

I have always found Supercross to be both amazing and terrifying at the same time. The Supercross riders are talented and the shows always leave me on the edge of my seat. It is truly a thrilling experience and something your family is sure to enjoy. Keep reading for 2017 show info and some ways […]

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 challenge […]

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 live, but also has many shows planned around […]

Making the Best of Sick Days

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. Sick days are the worst! As I sit down to write, I am recovering from being sick and my elementary-aged daughter is home sick. I recently shared tips on making sick days easier on your child, but what happens when it’s Mom who is sick? Mom […]

Sing (2016)

My daughter and I enjoy watching singing competition television shows. We especially love hearing the contestants’ backstories and enjoy cheering on the underdogs. When my daughter saw that there was going to be an animated movie based on a singing competition she was excited. When I saw the list of names in the movie’s all-star […]

Bearizona Wildlife Park

If you have never watched bears play from the relative safety of your car, you simply have not lived. Bearizona, located just outside of Flagstaff, is a 160 acre wildlife park that you will never forget, and a wild adventure your whole family will love. What makes Bearizona unique is the fact that you start […]

Rogue One

I have grown up watching and loving the Star Wars movies and am even among the few who likes Episodes I-III (with the exception of Jar Jar, of course). Episode VII was amazing and continues the story we all know and love. However, I was not sure what to think about Rogue One and its […]