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Life Lessons from the Hunger Games #FandangoFamily

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 - Teaser Poster

As a Fandango Family Blogger, I was inspired to write a post about life lessons from The Hunger Games after viewing the movie. All opinions are my own. This weekend I went to see Mockingjay Part 1 at the theater, and as I was watching it, I realized my parenting antennae were picking up all kinds […]

Celebrate Friends – Great Movies About Friendship #StreamTeam

Stand By Me

Have you ever noticed that men have the same friends now they had when they were kids? The bonds forged in childhood last forever with them. Women, not so much.

Celebrating the Mini Milestones of Life

Dipped Pretzels for Halloween

As a parent, it’s such a joy to watch your kids celebrate the special firsts in their lives. Whether it’s losing a tooth, starting school, riding a bike or attending a first formal dance, we tend to mark those mini milestones with photos and celebrations. After all, it’s only a “first” once! I’ve had my […]

THE BOOK OF LIFE In Theaters October 17 + #BookOfLife Giveaway

The Book of Life Movie poster

THE BOOK OF LIFE, a vibrant animated fantasy-adventure arrives in theaters October 17th just in time for Halloween, and I’m so excited to see the exquisite artwork come to life on the big screen. The Mexican “Day of the Dead” visuals make an absolutely stunning backdrop for the love story. THE BOOK OF LIFE tells the legend of Manolo, a […]

Book Club: This Is Where I Leave You + Giveaway

#TIWILY book club meeting

I finished it! I hardly ever finish a book within a month anymore, but I read Jonathan Tropper’s This Is Where I Leave You within two weeks, thanks to lots of flight time and long airport layovers. It’s a good thing too, because I really wanted to read it before the movie hits theaters on September […]

This Is Where I Leave You Book Club #TIWILY #TIWILYbookclub

This is Where I Leave You Book Club #TIWILY #TIWILYbookclub

Whenever I hear about a book being turned into a movie, I know it’s a goodie, and I make a point of reading the book before seeing the film. Before I even walk into the theater, I’m already feeling an emotional connection with the story, and I can’t wait to see the characters I’ve grown to […]

Guilty Pleasures: My Top 5 Summer Reads

Little Mercies - Heather Gudenkauf - book cover

When I was little, I had a big pink velour rocking chair where I would sit and read for hours every day. My summers were full of outdoor adventures of course, but when I was inside, I was almost always sitting in that big pink chair lost within the pages of a book. This summer, […]

Transformers: Age of Extinction In Theaters June 27th

Transformers Age of Extinction movie

Whenever I hear the word ‘Transformers,’ I immediately follow it up in my mind with “More than meets the eye.” Some things get ingrained in your memory for life, and apparently The Transformers jingle is one of those things for me. It’s probably because my son played with Transformers toys. A lot. With some flipping […]