Reviews - Celebrating Family

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

  I love road trips and I grew up in a family that loved road trips. My memories of these trips are full of singing, snacking, game playing, and memory-making. Of course, we should all be thankful that time sums up events and leaves us with a general picture because if I time-traveled back to […]

Great Wolf Lodge

My family recently had the privilege of being guests of the Great Wolf Lodge SoCal. While we were there we got a behind the scenes look at what makes this family resort an ideal family destination. Great Wolf Lodge is more than an indoor water park. Keep reading for trip tips and highlights. Have you […]

Sick Day Advice for Moms

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own. Sicks days are hard on kiddos and they can be hard on moms as well. We moms want to make sick days manageable for our children, but what about getting through those days ourselves? Here are some tips to […]

Entenmann’s Little Bites Chocolate Party Cakes (plus $25 giveaway)

We love Entenmann’s® Little Bites® because they are tasty, soft, and easy to take on the run. My kiddos get pretty excited when I bring these delightful treats home and their mouths were watering when they saw the newest Little Bites flavor: Chocolate Party Cakes (for a limited time)! What a simple way to celebrate the […]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

I knew almost nothing about Marvel characters until I had a son and my husband started sharing Marvel with him. I was drawn in and once the Avengers movies hit the big screen, I was hooked. When I watched the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie I was surprised at how different it was from […]

Is Genesis History? (Movie)

I was given the opportunity to screen the movie Is Genesis History to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. I am a Christian but even when I was an atheist, I did not believe in evolution. I have read a lot on the subjects of the Bible, evolution, Noah’s flood, and what any of […]

Arizona Diamondbacks Games: Tips for Affordable Family Fun

My family loves sports and attending sporting events is always a treat. However, it seems like most of the teams in my part of the country make it difficult for hard-working families to attend a game. Parking is very expensive at many locations, outside food and drinks are a no-no, venue food items are pricey, […]

These Boots Were Made for Hiking – Timberland at KicksUSA

I love going on hikes and taking walks outdoors. Not much matches the feeling of a breeze on my face, the sun on my back, and a trail before me. In Arizona we can hike nearly year-round and we have a variety of hiking trails and mountains at our disposal. I prefer to wear hiking […]

6 Benefits of Road Tripping in the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

I drove the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid during spring break and was pleasantly surprised at how it added value to our Arizona to California road trip. I found the RAV4 fun to drive, comfortable, and technologically advanced. If you are looking for a solid vehicle for your road-tripping family, check out these six benefits of […]

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Disney’s live action version of Beauty and the Beast is hitting theaters this month with beautiful cinematography, familiar characters, a message of love, adventure, and more than a little controversy (I will address that later).  This live action iteration of a familiar fairy tale is pleasantly true to Disney’s animated version and includes songs from the […]

Doctor Strange (2016) Blu-Ray Extras

When Doctor Strange hit theaters in 2016, I said it was a fantastic journey with a compelling story-line, jaw-dropping effects, and a hero you can (eventually) root for. Doctor Strange is now available on Blu-Ray and the journey is even better. The Blu-Ray includes many special features including deleted scenes, the gag reel, and an exclusive look […]

Entenmann’s Little Bites: Back to School and Beyond

The summer seems to end more quickly each year. While the heat endures, our summer breaks disappear and we are back to making lunches and dealing with homework. Little Bites® are a snack favorite in our home because they come in portable pouches that are great for breakfast, snacks, and lunchboxes. Each pouch has less than 200 calories, is a good […]