DVD Review: “Pan Am: The Complete Series” Misses The Mark But With Flare

The Jet Age just hit full swing and leading the way are Pan Am’s elite stewardesses who can navigate any culture and overcome any challenge. From New York City to the edge of the world, they will discover romance, natural dangers and exotic intrigue in a lush recreation of 1963 that will take your breath away. “Pan Am” aired for the first time back in 2011 but didn’t gain enough traction to earn a second season on ABC. I can see why too, and yet the show had so much potential. The rocky start t

Book Review: Troy Carrol Bucher's Debut Novel ‘Lies Of Descent’ Brings Promise To A Fantasy World

In this compelling fantasy from a debut author, two young people must unite two warring cultures to banish the gods who destroyed their homeland. For those who wish to fall out of this world and into a sword-wielding, coming-of-age story full of trials and errors, you have found another book to stack on your pile. You may want to add this book closer to the top as the landscape offers both promise and intrigue. The story starts on one path before veering off wildly in two different and enticin

Book Review: ‘Inland: A Novel’ Drives Through A Long Dusty Road With Little Reward At The End

In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives unfold. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life — her husband, who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her elder sons, who have vanished after an explosive argument. Nora is biding her time with her youngest son, who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home. I need to tell you before you read my review;

Best Educational Toys for Toddlers

Children’s toys that mimic real-life options are the best educational toys for toddlers as they help children with the most important skills they need at a young age. Lifelike toys help children to learn more than any other toys as they teach about the very basics of life. Throw in a few toys to learn letters, words, numbers, shapes, and colors help them better understand life as well which is why this list is full of toys mimicking life. After pouring over the different toys from a number of

Best Educational Toys for 1 Year Old

One-year-olds still need to learn how to do everything but sleep, eat, and cry. Toys for this age bracket should focus on sights, sounds, touch, letters, numbers, balance, and social skills. So, pretty much everything. The best educational toys for 1 year olds will focus on more than one skill and help engage children in learning multiple skills at once. After sifting through the different toys from a variety of educational manufacturers, and after comparing owner feedback and product feature

Best Trampolines For Kids

Trampolines provide an excellent way for hyperactive children to use their abundant energy. Bouncing helps them get the wiggles out, which leads to calmer and more focused kids If you have smaller children, you should start with a smaller 36-inch trampoline. You can move up to a larger outdoor trampoline as your children outgrow the smaller ones. We look at a number of quality trampolines for both age ranges below, but for those in a hurry here are our favorites: Small children really need

Best Toddler Bed Rails

Best Toddler Bed Rails – Keep Your Child Tucked In Transitioning from a crib to a big kid’s bed can be a safe, easy move with the help of best toddler bed rails or bumpers to ensure wiggly children do not fall or roll out of bed. The right bumpers can prevent an accident. However, each families sleeping practices are different and different rails work better for each family. If you just want a little extra security, foam bumpers can provide a little extra security. Meanwhile, traditional stee

Why Does God Say That We Should Fear Him?

God has a plan for those who seek Him but the world has forgotten how to tremble with fear in God’s presence. If you were to stand in His presence and understand the full extent of His Majesty, you would see the wisdom of fearing God. All of His incredible attributes make Him the only one you should allow to guide your path with both respect and high esteem. Kerry Knight said, “Oh, for a time when men would again tremble at the reading of God’s Word—when hearts would be cut and sins laid bar

Book Review: ‘The Hiding Place’ Is Intensely Amazing But The Ending Is Unsatisfactory

The thrilling second novel from the author of ‘The Chalk Man,’ about a teacher with a hidden agenda who returns to settle scores at a school he once attended, only to uncover a darker secret than he could have imagined. If you’re looking for a book to keep you up late and hold your attention completely, then ‘The Hiding Place,’ by C.J. Tudor, is for you. The same author wrote the book ‘The Chalk Man’ with fabulous reviews, I can see why. I loved everything about this book straight up until the

DVD Review: “Playtime With Puppy Dog Pals” Are Strange Dogs With Special Abilities Like Inspector Gadget

Adorable puppy brothers Bingo and Rolly are back! Join the doggy duo on amazing missions: deep-sea diving in the Great Barrier Reef, fetching a four-leaf clover in Ireland, running all over Down Under, and much more! The puppies Bingo and Rolly in the toddler show “Puppy Dog Pals,” are adorable with big doe eyes and tiny little bodies, like those famous stuffed animals or maybe like aliens. Trust me, these are no ordinary dogs but special ones with superpowers. Just kidding, but seriously the s

Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

With the holidays just around the corner everything about the world sees a little more magical and fattening. How is a mom supposed to stay healthy when the whole country practically encourages gluttony from Thanksgiving to New Years? Christmas cookies, giant turkeys, stuffing (my favorite), egg nog (not my favorite), and more are waiting for consumption and since us moms are the ones who make the food and put it away, we may end up sampling a little more than everyone else. I almost forgot all

The Best Toy and Gift Ideas for a 2-Year-Old Boy in 2018

Time to do a little shopping for the two-year-old boy in your life! With so many choices, the options can even overwhelm veteran moms! EVERYONE wants to give the gift that turns out to be his new favorite, that one Holy Grail toy that he refuses to leave home without until Christmas or his next birthday. All the research is below, ready to make your gift giving easier this year! These toys will help the little guy in your life grow and find how he connects to the world, but mostly, the toys wi

Best Toy and Gift Ideas for a 10-Year-Old Girl - 2018

At ten-years-old, girls are playing less with toys and getting more creative. They love things like arts and crafts or Legos. Tactile toys are favorites as well, hence the glitter slime craze. We can’t forget technology either- it’s an integral part of a kid’s life these days. Our list of best gift ideas for 10-year-old is well researched. We have found great activities to help girls learn to explore their personalities and the world around them and focus on new and more complicated skills. Rea

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for a 7-Year-Old Girl

So it’s time to do a little shopping for your favorite little girl, but you have no idea what to get her! What toys do little girls like? What is age appropriate, yet still fun and trendy? No worries, below is a list of the best presents for 7-year-old girls that are sure to delight their little hearts. Whether they love rainbows, building, reading, or unicorns, we have everything you need to buy the ultimate gift! Little girls love to draw and Crayola has found the perfect way to combine art

Sleep Regression Ages: Everything You Need to Know

Parents dread the 4-month mark. Why? That’s when your once-sleeping baby turns into a hungry, grumpy, sleep-avoiding monster! Experts call it sleep regression, also known as sleep-deprived-mom torture. While this is torturous for parents, it’s the result of a growing and changing child skill set. Knowing when sleep regression strikes can help you fight it. Here is the full scoop on sleep regression and sleep regression ages. We cover how to spot sleep regression at different ages, how to handle

Movie Review: “First Man” Is An Intense Step Forward For Movies

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. From the creators of “La La Land” comes a new movie that will rock your world, “First Man.” Ryan Gosling has branched out since “The Notebook” to a musical but never has he stepped foot on the moon until now, as Neil Armstrong, an American hero who bridged the gap between Earth and outer space. Claire Foy portrays Janet Armstrong, wife t

Movie Review: “The Apparition” Will Disappear As All Dreary Films Do

A journalist is sent by the Vatican to investigate a young girl claiming to be visited by the Virgin Mary. “The Apparition” is a French film following the journey of a young novitiate who claimed to be visited not once, but twice by the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. Written by Jacques Fieschi and directed by Xavier Giannoli, the film is entirely in French with subtitles in English, do not let this stop you from watching the movie if you find the supernatural aspect of the Catholic Church intere

Breakfast and Lunch For Busy Mom

Sunday nights are busy at my house because we do meal prep for the week so weekday mornings are easy and fast. Setting up breakfast and lunch on Sunday means you can worry about other things on Monday morning, like finding your kids left shoe, or their Chromebook charger. With food taken care of, I can get to working earlier. A lot depends on your kids personal tastes but here is what our family does for breakfast and lunch for school weeks. I always have an assortment of cereals in the house –

Movie Review: “All About Nina” Is Acidic And Provokes Anger

Nina Geld is a bracingly funny and blisteringly provocative stand-up comedian whose career is taking off, but whose personal life is a near-complete disaster. To escape a difficult ex and to prepare for a prospectively life-changing audition, Nina flees to Los Angeles where she meets Rafe, who challenges almost every preconception she has – including those around her own deeply troubled past. For a movie about a comedian, there is little humor in Eva Vives’ film, “All about Nina.” The premise i

Movie Review: “The House With A Clock In Its Wall” Mixes Creepy With Humor For A Fun Flick

A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world. Jack Black is an acquired taste but even those who detest him will see he was a good fit for the role of Jonathan Barnavelt, a warlock trapped in a magical house and a monstrous clock stuck in the walls. Cate Blanchett oddly fits as his best friend Florence Zimmerman, so glad they did not choose her to be his love interest. Somehow, the two bring magic to the scree
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