Janice - Celebrating Family

The Space Between Us (AZ ticket giveaway)

I am very excited to be attending an early screening of the exciting new movie The Space Between Us because I get to invite a reader! I am giving away a family-four pack of tickets to attend a screening on Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00pm at AMC Desert Ridge. Winners must be there to take […]

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 […]

Disney’s Moana

Moana, Disney’s latest animated movie, is about a girl who knows she was made for more than her father is training her to be. She loves her people and her home, but she feels an internal pull toward a different destiny. Moana is a beautifully told and artistically animated tale that is part comedy, part adventure, […]

Healthy Paws Pet Insurance (Plus Leash Giveaway)

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Josh Billings Dogs have been a blessing to me and some of my fondest memories involve the dogs who have been in my life. Max, Sable, Buster, Maya, and many other pups made me laugh and showed me love. […]

5 Tips for a Successful Meatless Monday

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyWayToVeg #CollectiveBias Meatless Monday is growing in popularity with more and more meat-eating people committing to go meat-free one day a week. Motivation varies from trying to make healthier choices to reducing one’s impact on the environment. I hope […]