Trolls Movie Review & A Movie Giveaway

A review of the Trolls Movie from a review family. Check out all the things they loved and the giveaway for your own movie night.

It’s the day of the Trolls! In case you’re wondering what Trolls I'm talking about, it’s opening day for the new movie Trolls! My family was able to attend a screening and I highly recommend it for people of all ages, not just families. It’s a rare movie that my husband, my 8 year old, my 4 year old and I ALL leave the theater feeling like we’d PAY to see it again and can’t wait to add the DVD to our collection. Here’s the official synopsis of the movie: From the creators of Shrek comes … [Read more...]

VeggieTales Every Day with God Kids Devotional Book #Giveaway #EveryDayWithGod


Part of our homeschool routine each day is starting off with reading from a kids devotional and my son would like you to know that his new favorite is Every Day with God from VeggieTales. We were using another one but he prefers this as a kids devotional because “it’s short and talks about God.” I wish I could tell you that he loves learning from it or so much more but that was his reasoning and I can’t argue with his honest opinion. From my perspective as a parent, it’s a pretty … [Read more...]

Ice Age: Collision Course Movie Review

Ice Age Collison Course

My family was recently invited to an advance screening of the newest Ice Age: Collison Course and we loved it! All of our favorite characters are back including Scrat the squirrel and his love for the elusive acorn, Manny, Ellie and Peaches, Sid and Diego. This time Scrat is the one who’s responsible for the confusion that threatens the planet and the herd has to make correct his mistake. There are a few new characters as well for us to love and there’s even a wedding in the works! My 8 year … [Read more...]

20 for 20 Family Reading Challenge – #Read20

March #FamilyChallenge 20 for 20 Reading Challenge Headband For Today

It’s already mid-March and I’m behind in sharing my #FamilyChallenge for March. Our friends over at Scholastic sent a box of books over so we could participate in the 20 for 20 Family Reading Challenge. Our love for Scholastic (and their book fairs especially) is not new but I was so glad to accept the Family Reading Challenge because it has made us much more deliberate in reading as a family. You can read more on the Scholastic website but the 20 for 20 Family Reading Challenge is so simple. … [Read more...]

Three Lessons from Kung Fu Panda 3 – #KungFuPanda3

Three Lessons from Kung Fu Panda

My family was recently invited to a screening of Kung Fu Panda 3 and while we really enjoyed it (it might be my favorite one of the series), I realized that there were several lessons/reasons worth going to see it that I wanted to share with you. Here’s a quick summary of the movie: When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters.  But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to … [Read more...]

Why The Movie Concussion is a Must See for All Families

Why The Movie Concussion is a Must See for All Families

I recently attended a screening of the movie Concussion. Contrary to popular opinion, I didn’t see it as a movie “to kill football” but moreso as a movie to start conversations about the role of contact sports and even how the game is played, with football serving as the catalyst for these conversations. To say it’s a powerful movie and a MUST SEE wouldn’t be an understatement. The reason why I believe that it’s such a MUST SEE is because it raised many more questions for myself and my husband … [Read more...]

How to Start a Month of Blogging – #NaBloPoMo

  Today is November 1 and the official mark of the November 2015 NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month). I’m not sure if I’ve tried to participate before but year is one that I plan to. I’m going to be honest and say that not every post will be written on that day, or even during this month. I have so many posts that are in draft that I’d like to share with you. My posts will be a mix of the personal (like why I quit my job last week!) and the informational (I can’t wait to share a few … [Read more...]