Reviews - 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Doctor Strange (2016)

The superhero movie genre is strong and ever-present these days. The Marvel movies are dominating the scene and who isn’t enjoying that? However, as good as the modern superhero movie trend is, it can become a little formulaic and familiar. That is not necessarily a bad thing, but when a superhero movie comes along that […]

Family Dinners, Italian Style

Compensation was provided by Bertolli Frozen Meals. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Bertolli Frozen Meals. Italian food is one of my favorite things to eat. Eating Italian food has always seemed like a special occasion to me. I think it is just inherent […]

Kubo and the Two Strings

I thoroughly enjoy movies that tell stories with twists and turns and a little magic thrown in. Legends, myths, magic, and danger are necessary ingredients for true adventure. Focus Feature’s new film Kubo and the Two Strings is a beautifully animated movie that tells the story of one boy’s unusual adventure and the lessons he learns […]

Pete’s Dragon (2016 )

“If the sky could dream, it would dream of dragons.” – Llona Andrews Pete is a five year old boy at the beginning of Pete’s Dragon. We meet him in the backseat of a car as he and his parents head towards an adventure. However, tragedy intervenes and Pete soon finds himself alone in the forest. […]

Better Together: Because You’re Not Meant to Mom Alone

Being a mom can be lonely, especially in those early years when you are not even sure if you know what the heck you are doing. I never really felt lonely until my first born started walking and when we started going places more often. I joined one playgroup but never clicked with any of […]

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 summers indoors was never […]

Captain Fantastic (Movie Review)

I usually only review family-friendly movies on this site, and with a much deserved R rating, Captain Fantastic is not a family-friendly movie. However, it is a movie about family and the effect that parenting outside of the box can have on both the children and parents. There is not too much I can share […]