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

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

Blu-ray Review: “Hocus Pocus” Is Still Campy And Full Of Fun

After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all. Back in 1993, when I was in middle school, “Hocus Pocus” showed up on the Disney Channel just in time for Halloween. Despite a personal distaste for Halloween, this movie is one of those necessary cutesy movies for pre-teen girls. Now, this witch movie with a talking cat is

Enfamil vs. Similac- Which is the Best Baby Formula?

Wouldn’t it be nice if babies could tell you what they needed or wanted? Like formula, for example. A simple Amazon serach will get you over 10,000 results! So which do you buy? Does baby need the advanced or the spit-up version? Should you buy name brand or a generic brand? Even the two most popular brands in the country, Enfamil and Similac, have 5 or more versions each! Even if baby can’t tell you what to pick, we can. We have the scoop on which powder you should scoop into your babies bottl

Best Pregnancy Bras- A Guide to the Must-Have Maternity Bras

Your belly isn’t the only thing growing and changing during  your pregnancy. Time for some new bras ready to support your newly enhanced cleavage! A great maternity or pregnancy bra is your best defense against an achy back. But with so many bras out there, which is best and why? Here is all the information you will need to keep your girls happy and supported without any of the work. Well, you may have to click a few buttons and scroll but otherwise, the research is done and you can relax while

Best Shoes for Pregnancy

Pregnancy comes with aches and pains, new body shape, new clothes and…new shoes. Why new shoes? First, because it’s a great excuse to add those new ballet flats to your closet. Second, your feet may grow, flatten, or you may need a larger size for width. Third, even if your feet do not grow (not all pregnant women’s feet change), you will want new shoes to improve comfort and support during your pregnant life. Here is the scoop on the shoes that will make pregnancy easier even when you can bala

Best Sleep Sacks: Safe, Wearable Baby Blankets

Babies need safe sleep and the best way is with a wearable blanket also called a sleep sack or your new best friend. With baby warm and comfy both mom and baby can get a few extra hours of z’s. With so many choices which is best for your baby? Don’t worry, we have the scoop on sleep sacks to save you hours of research with all the best options for your needs right here. We did the work to help you and your little one get a good nights sleep. Zipper – the zipper unzips from the bottom making nig

Best Educational Toys for 4 Year Olds

Four-year-olds love to play but moms want toys that will teach since their child is not quite in school yet. But what are the best toys for almost preschool ready children? Here is a list of the best toys to prepare their little ball of energy for school. Not just educational but fun toys kids will actually want to play with for longer than five minutes. This kid-approved list will save you hours and hours as all the research has been done and you just need to pick the best off the list for your

The Best Baby Co-Sleepers of 2018

You just brought your new baby home and now it’s bedtime. The crib you spend months researching seems to far away in the nursery. The bassinet in the corner of your bedroom seems too far away because your baby is so new you need time next to you like you need oxygen to breathe. Enter the co-sleeper. A safer option for keeping your new bundle of joy close enough to your body. Not to mention the ease of night feedings. I give you the best co-sleepers for your life. You take care of the baby as we
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