Film review: Robot and Frank

Since Redbox has put free movie codes inside Dr. Pepper, my favorite soda, we rented Robot and Frank for free. Until, of course, we returned it after 9 p.m. and were charged for an extra day (boo). In any case, the movie was great.I'd wanted to see it but was a bit hesitant because the previews [...]


Puppy Love: Baby Edition

How I know my dogs love my baby, and vice versa, is that moments like this are normal:Shared tummy time.She lays completely still while little man plays horse--assisted, of course.They love to lay near him.He turns to them-- he cradles their big faces in his tiny hands. He reaches out to them when they're near.Lots of [...]

Ladies’ Night Book Review

Mary Kay Andrews is one of my favorite authors. She continually crafts excellent story lines, authentic characters, and hilarious situations. All her books are set in the South, which gives my Alaska-residing self a dose of home without the expensive plane ticket. Ladies' Night is set on the Florida coast, which I dearly miss. Although [...]

Deen’s Debacle

The recent news concerning Paula Deen has caused an uproar on both sides of the issue. For those of you that haven't heard, Yahoo news reported that Deen's Food Network contract wasn't being renewed due to her alleged racism; she and her brother's Savannah restaurant is currently being sued by a former employee for discrimination. Deen [...]

Disney Dads

With Father's Day right around the corner, I thought we'd count down the top 10 Disney dads (in my opinion). This is the first year I get to celebrate my husband's new role as a father, and the second year I don't have my own dad to celebrate with. So in honor of all dads, [...]

The Lazy Parents Bedtime Story

Every now and then, parents may be tempted to take the easy, shortcut path. Here's a bedtime story to help with that (change the gender pronouns to fit your child).Once upon a time, there lived a little boy.He was very sleepy.He went to bed.THE ENDIf that doesn't work, just sing the "Fresh Prince of Bel [...]

Hello, World: A Baby Story

As a huge Disney fan, it's only natural that birth should scare me. After all, how often does a parent die in Disney films? I believe Rapunzel and Mulan are the only girls in Disney to have two parents, and Rapunzel spends 18 years away from hers.After getting the official good news from the doctor [...]