Janice - Celebrating Family

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

All good stories come to an end. With movie sequels, that end is often unsatisfactory and contrived. The final installment in a trilogy often feels forced and not like part of a consistent and compelling story arc. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World does not fit that pattern. The third movie in the […]

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

If you watched the first LEGO Movie, and I am sure you did, you know the ending was a bit of a cliffhanger. Little sister was given permission to play with the LEGO world, and it looked like she joined with a vengeance! The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part picks up right were the […]

CSB Day-by-Day Chronological Bible (Review and Giveaway)

Most of us are used to reading the Bible in the way it has been organized for generations. The books are presented in categories: law, history, wisdom, prophets, the Gospels, and so on. However, I took a chronological Bible study a few years ago and really loved it. A chronological Bible presents the events of the […]

The Kid Who Would Be King (Movie Review)

Chances are, you have seen many King Arthur inspired movies and TV shows. Though they may present differing variations of the legend, they typically look the same. The Kid Who Would Be King is a modern day King Arthur inspired movie that builds on the legend you know well, but in a way you have not […]

Christmas at UncommonGoods, an Uncommonly Good Company

UncommonGoods recently reached out to me to see if I wanted to sample a few items from their site and share my thoughts with my readers. I had never heard of the company, but a quick look at its website resulted in a desire to introduce you to the products and the company. Keep reading […]

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 is the largest light and lantern show in North America with […]

Fun and Ugly Christmas Pajamas (Plus a Giveaway!)

Every one loves Christmas pajamas! See what UglyChristmasSweater.com has to offer and enter for a chance to win your own ugly Christmas pajamas or a onesie. 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 […]

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, […]

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 around the campfire, hiking, and swimming in a creek? Just thinking about it makes […]

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 […]