Celebrating Family

Fun and Ugly Christmas Sweaters (Plus a Giveaway!)

Every one loves ugly 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 … [Read More...]

Frozen II

Disney's Frozen was a huge success and people are very excited about the release of Frozen II.  But is it an unnecessary sequel, or does it have a story worth telling? There were many unanswered questions at the end of Frozen. Where did Elsa get her powers? Exactly what happened to her parents? … [Read More...]

TVStoreOnline

Where's Waldo? You can find him over at TVStoreOnline just in time for Halloween. TVStoreOnline is one of the largest online retailers for Halloween costumes and pop culture apparel. Their costumes have been on The Today Show, The Ellen Show, Good Morning America, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and … [Read More...]

Dora and The Lost City of Gold

Dora and The Lost City of Gold brings a beloved childhood favorite to the big screen. But is it worth a visit to the theater? Every parent loves at least one of their children's cartoon shows more than they would publicly admit. One of those shows for me was Dora the Explorer. I loved the show … [Read More...]

5 Basic Rules of Etiquette My Kids Know (But Many Adults Obviously Don’t)

In a increasingly digital world, do adults still know and practice basic etiquette? Do you?  "Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners." - Author Unknown I give people a lot of grace most of the time. I am willing to overlook flaws and … [Read More...]

The Farewell (2019)

The Farewell is a story about family, tradition, change, and culture. It centers around one family's decision to keep a family member's terminal illness secret from her. When a much-loved family matriarch falls ill, her family rushes to China to be with her. She has been given a short time to … [Read More...]

Cash Back from Ibotta on New Sour Patch Kids and Swedish Fish

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HeadsandTails #2in1Flavor​ #CollectiveBias NEW Sour Patch Kids Heads & Swedish Fish Tails are now available at Walmart! Both of these new candies offer a 2-in-1 flavor collision! Right … [Read More...]

Toy Story 4

I cried at the end of Toy Story 3. I felt the end of Andy's childhood was the perfect end to the Toy Story series. It spoke to me as a child now grown, but more as a mother of a son. When I heard a new Toy Story movie was on the horizon, I wondered why. Was the movie going to be a valuable addition … [Read More...]

Family Fun and Activities

The Family Hike

Our family is blessed to live near many beautiful hiking trails. We are right next to the Superstition Mountains and within 30 minutes of many other parks, lakes and trails. Hiking is one of our family’s favorite pastimes. Our hikes range from one … [Read More...]

Lights of the World (Phoenix)

My family and I were recently invited to a sneak peek of the Phoenix Lights of the World destination. This dazzling display of lights and lanterns is open now in Phoenix and it is here for your enjoyment through February 3, 2019! Lights of the World … [Read More...]

Let’s Go Camping! Camping Tips for Families

Our family loves spending time outside and one of our favorite things to do is to go camping. Camping done right just about guarantees a fun time for everyone. What could be better than singing campfire songs, roasting marshmallows, telling stories … [Read More...]

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Recipes and Food

The Best Grilled Cheese Ever

A grilled cheese sandwich is classic comfort food. I've … [Read More...]

Not Refried Beans

I love Mexican food, but as a vegetarian it can be hard … [Read More...]

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