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Movie Review: Moonlight

  Every year when I find out what film are nominated for an Academy Award, I do my best to try and see at least most of them. I figured if they are up for such a prestigious award, the films must be really good. This year I only had the opportunity to see two of the films nominated for Best Picture - Hell or High Water and Manchester by the … [More...]

Spring into Spring – 7 Ways to Be More Optimistic

  We set the clocks ahead for daylight savings and many of us woke up to a darker sky feeling sluggish thanks to a one hour loss of sleep. If you hit the snooze, pulled the covers up over your head still feeling bummed out about your waistline, bank account, career or love life, you’re not alone. Despite more daylight our worries will still be … [More...]

Jetsons & WWE: Robo-Wrestlemania

  Are you a fan of the futuristic family, the Jetsons? The Jetsons were one of my favorite Saturday morning cartoons to watch when I was growing up. I always wanted to live in their world. It's so cool to think about having your own spaceship to drive you where ever you wanted to go - even if it was another planet. I'm not a fan of WWE (World … [More...]

There are no more “damsels in distress”

  As a mom, I have always taught both of our children (our son and daughter) that they can be whomever they want to be. We've never tried to steer them in any direction other than the direction THEY wanted to go towards. I appreciate that there are plenty of strong women that can be role models for our daughter. I don't ever want her to think … [More...]

New from James Patterson – Humans, Bow Down (giveaway ends 3/27/17)

  Here in the Northeast we are expecting a blizzard tomorrow (March 14, 2017). Needless to say none of us are planning on leaving our home tomorrow. Thankfully I work in the local school district, so I follow their schedule. I have no doubt that we'll have a snow day tomorrow. That's fine with me. I just assume curl up on my couch with a snugly … [More...]

Current Giveaways

New from James Patterson – Humans, Bow Down (giveaway ends 3/27/17)

  Here in the Northeast we are expecting a blizzard tomorrow (March 14, 2017). Needless to say none of us are planning on leaving our home tomorrow. Thankfully I work in the local school district, so I follow their schedule. I have no doubt that we'll have a snow day tomorrow. That's fine with me. I just assume curl up on my couch with a snugly … [More...]

The Classic Power Puff Girls are Back! (giveaway ends 3/18/17)

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Hulu. Are you familiar with the adorable, mini-superheroes, The Powerpuff Girls? Just in case you are not, here is a brief synopsis of the cartoon series. The Powerpuff Girls centers on three sugar-coated superheroes, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, whose missions in life alternate between going to school, … [More...]

Get ready to “rock out” with Rock Dog – coming to theaters this Friday (giveaway ends 2/28/17)

  Are you looking for something fun this weekend to do with your family? Why not check out the latest andimated film from Lionsgate - Rock Dog. When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events. … [More...]

Reviews

Movie Review: Train to Busan – an actual GREAT horror movie

  If you read my blog on a regular basis you know that I enjoy horror movies. I am a big fan of the genre. I was into zombies long before most people jumped on the zombie "bandwagon," thanks to shows like The Walking Dead. I've found zombie movies entertaining since the original Dawn of the Dead (1978). As a child I enjoyed Dracula and other … [More...]

Writing a Good Book Review: Tips and Tricks

  Book reviews, when well-written, offer a critical perspective applicable to the assigned text. These reviews will make an argument either for, or against, the topic at hand. They will provide readers with reasons to agree with, or dispute, the author’s position. Most importantly though, a book review is not simply a summary, but a commentary on … [More...]

“Experience” Disney’s Moana at a Dolby Cinema at AMC Theater

  The movie going experience has changed A LOT since I was a young girl. Some things have stayed the same - like popcorn and candy from the concession stand. But seeing the movie it's self has changed so much over the years, including how movies are made. It's common knowledge that movies made these days are high-tech, made with an arsenal of … [More...]

Entertainment

Movie Review: Moonlight

  Every year when I find out what film are nominated for an Academy Award, I do my best to try and see at least most of them. I figured if they are up for such a prestigious award, the films must be really good. This year I only had the opportunity to see two of the films nominated for Best Picture - Hell or High Water and Manchester by the … [More...]

Jetsons & WWE: Robo-Wrestlemania

  Are you a fan of the futuristic family, the Jetsons? The Jetsons were one of my favorite Saturday morning cartoons to watch when I was growing up. I always wanted to live in their world. It's so cool to think about having your own spaceship to drive you where ever you wanted to go - even if it was another planet. I'm not a fan of WWE (World … [More...]

There are no more “damsels in distress”

  As a mom, I have always taught both of our children (our son and daughter) that they can be whomever they want to be. We've never tried to steer them in any direction other than the direction THEY wanted to go towards. I appreciate that there are plenty of strong women that can be role models for our daughter. I don't ever want her to think … [More...]

My Ramblings

Finding the “missing piece” to the puzzle

  I have a secret. It's not really a secret to family and close friends, but its something that I don't often talk about. My secret is that I no next to nothing about my biological mother. She abandoned me when I was a toddler and I was raised by my paternal grandparents. All I know is what I have been told by family members. According to … [More...]

Welcome 2015! 15 Fun Facts about Me

  I can't believe it's 2015. What happened to 2014? It's like I blinked and BOOM! It was a new year. That's kind of scary if you ask me. I would like to wish all my readers a happy, healthy and successful New Year. May all your hopes and dreams come true in 2015. To kick off the new year I thought I would share 15 fun facts about yours … [More...]

Farewell to Frosty…

  I had a wonderful childhood. My mom and dad made a wonderful life for me. Because of that I have very fond memories of when I was little. FYI... My mom and dad were my paternal grandparents. I was raised by them. Even though they were not biologically my parents I they raised me from when I was a toddler. They always have been - and always … [More...]