Reviews - Celebrating Family

Fun and Ugly Christmas Sweaters (Plus a Giveaway!)

Every one loves Christmas sweaters! See what UglyChristmasSweater.com has to offer and enter for a chance to win your own ugly Christmas sweater.  I live in the desert and so sometimes it can be hard to get into the Christmas spirit. There is a zero percent chance of a white Christmas and the coldest it gets […]

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is a fun and not-too-scary Halloween flick with several messages families can discuss after the movie. Goosebumps 2 does not pick up where the first movie left off, although there is some overlap. Instead, we begin with new characters with their own dilemmas and aspirations. We meet a working single mom, […]

Little Women (2018)

Little Women is a modern day retelling of the classic novel of the same name written by Louisa May Alcott 150 years ago. This is not a remake, of course, as it is set in the modern era. The movie attempts to tell the story we all love with modern sisters, issues, and perspectives. The characters […]

Smallfoot (Movie Review)

Smallfoot is a fun and entertaining story about a Yeti who discovers that the mysterious smallfoot creature exists. When his village’s strict belief system forces the community to rejects his claims, he sets out to prove his story is true. Along the way, he finds allies in unexpected places and is shocked to learn a […]

Healed By Grace II (Movie Review and Giveaway)

Healed by Grace 2: Ten Days of Grace is a sweet movie with a story of family reconciliation and second chances. This movie is a sequel to Healed By Grace, although you do not have to watch the first movie to understand the second. Here is the story synopsis: Jesse is approaching her 15th birthday and […]

Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze

There is a new exhibit at the Arizona Science Center and it is a lot of fun. The Numbers in Nature exhibit has arrived and its headliner is a pretty impressive mirror maze that your entire family will enjoy. This exhibition, which the Philly Voice called “the city’s most Instagrammable exhibit,” is at the Arizona Science […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]