Thumbs Up Johnnie Family Night Adventures #giveaway ends 9/20 #FallingIntoFall

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First, let’s just get this out of the way. How cute is this book?! [Read more…]

What’s your 9/11 story? #Remember911 @9_11Movie

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It’s always fascinated me that people can so distinctly remember a snapshot of a shared public event.  For example, those who were living when JFK was assassinated can usually tell you specific details about where they were, what they were doing, and even what they wore as the news broke.  I remember seeing the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle when I was in school, and can see our little class sitting on the floor crowded around the big TV cart.   [Read more…]

Unleashed the movie – are you #TeamDog or #TeamCat?

Disclosure: I received a screener of the movie. Opinions shared are mine.


Now that school started back, our lives have been crazy busy. Additionally, my husband and I have had some unexpected health issues that had us down for the count. Hey, universe, it’s time for a breather! SIGH.

Unleashed is the type of movie you watch with your significant other, or even teenage daughter, when you’re in the mood to not take things too seriously.
There’s got to be some fun involved when a girl’s cat and dog turn into eligible dates, right?  [Read more…]

Beauty and the Beast at Real to Reel Theater in Johnson City, TN

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When I tell people I’m a teacher, they often say, “Oh, you’re so lucky to have the summers off.”  YES, I am!  Teaching is mentally and physically exhausting, and the summer months really do help me to unwind.  During the summer, I become a real person again. The working mom side of me doesn’t dominate.  I get to have fun with my own children, read books I craved all year, and go without makeup for days on end.  Now that it’s the end of summer and time to get back to school, the race is on! I have to do all the things!  We’d been planning to see the new Beauty and the Beast, but didn’t get a chance until last week.  We went to the $3 movie theater in Johnson City, TN. 

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The Questions Kids Ask! Mily Miss Questions DVD from NCircle Entertainment

When my daughter was very young, she came into the living room when I was watching TV.  I rarely watch television by myself, so I guess it caught her by surprise.  She saw that I was watching the news and asked, “Are you pretending to be a daddy?”  HA!  In one of my favorite commercials, a dad sits with his daughter at a diner.  She asks one random question after another, until she finally stumps him with, “Where do babies come from?”  It makes me smile because that’s just how kids are.  They ask questions to help develop their understanding of the world.  NCircle Entertainment sent us a review copy of the new show Mily Miss Questions. Opinions shared are mine.  I watched it with the kids to see what Mily (pronounced “Milly”) would come up with!

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5 FREE Ways We Have Summer Fun

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Summer is my favorite season because I get to enjoy 10 weeks off with my kids!  After the first week, though, our togetherness starts to make me a little weary.  It’s challenging to find activities that are engaging for the kids yet won’t break the bank.  Here are some ways we find summer fun for free!  [Read more…]

Guardians of the Galaxy Dot-to-Dot book #giveaway ends 7/19 US

We’ve joined the camping world, and it’s fabulous!  In June, we bought a travel trailer with the intention of visiting some of the beautiful mountains and valleys we have near our home.  Since some of the campgrounds don’t have Wi-Fi, we knew the kids would need help finding other activities to keep them occupied.  Both of my kids love dot-to-dot books, so when I was invited to review this Guardians of the Galaxy book, I jumped at the chance. Opinions shared are mine!  [Read more…]

Hover: Revolt of Gamers virtual parkour game

Disclosure: I received a STEAM code to review this game. Opinions shared are mine.

My kids are big gamers.  Our family is fairly conservative, and I don’t usually allow the kids to play games that are rated Teen or above. The problem is that so many games have strong language, violence, mature content, and so on.   Therefore, it’s a constant challenge to find games that appeal to the kids but don’t seem babyish.  When I was invited to check out Hover : Revolt of Gamers, it seemed like it was the perfect game for my family! [Read more…]

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