First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the 5th Annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and 'Kids State Dinner'. The challenge invited kids ages 8-12 to create a lunch recipe that is healthy, affordable and delicious. A winner from each State was chosen and invited to the White House for the 'Kids State Dinner'. Since Mrs. Obama became First Lady of The United States, she has been on a mission to help kids and families lead healthier lifestyles through her Let Move! initiative. This year, the spotlight went beyond "healthy eating" to homegrown pride. In fact, the lunch that was served at the White House was prepared from foods that was grown in the White House garden, a garden that was prepared and tended to by kids. As Mrs. Obama said at the State Dinner, "How cool is that?"
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Saturday, July 23, 2016
KUBO and the Two Strings opens in theaters everywhere August 19th! I have to admit, I have a bit of a soft spot for this film. Last month, I had the amazing opportunity to fly to Portland and visit LAIKA studios, where KUBO and the Two Strings was filmed. The KUBO fun didn't stop there, earlier this month I also took a trip out to Los Angeles where I pre-screened KUBO and the Two Strings and interviewed the cast, a full movie review and cast interviews are soon to come. I don't want to give away any details just yet, however, I will say this is a magical movie you will not want to miss! Check out a clip and all new motion poster for the film!
Friday, July 22, 2016
Disney's Pete's Dragon opens in theaters August 12th!
I don't know about you, but the kids and I are looking forward to the release of Pete's Dragon next month! Not only is the cast spectacular but the movie also looks visually stunning! In honor of the film, I have some fun, FREE activity sheets for the kids to enjoy. And while the kids are busy with those activity sheets, you can enjoy watching some new clips from the film!
Disclosure: I was provided an all expense paid trip in order to facilitate this interview.
Earlier this month, I attended the Bad Moms press junket in Los Angeles. When I received the invite for the junket, I was ecstatic! I had viewed the Bad Moms trailer about 50 times and was definitely looking forward to the film. At the press junket, I was told I would have the opportunity to interview some of the cast from the film, which included: Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Annie Mumolo and Kathryn Hahn. I was overjoyed with the entire cast but I have to admit, Christina Applegate was a bucketlist interview for me. I'm a fan of the TV show Married with Children and Kelly was one of my favorite characters.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
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A ‘surety’ is a certainty. It is something that can always be trusted, something that one can put trust in, believe in, count on and have faith and confidence in. It is the nature of things and life that young grow old, newness eventually fades, equipment breaks down, seedlings grow mature, then die. It is the cycle of life. I look at my life and I have become my mother. What I mean is for so long it was she who was ‘Mother’ and my sister and I were ‘the kids’. Now, I am mom to my two quickly growing children and my mom is where my maw-maw used to be. And Maw-Maw is no longer the same. Love, however, is the certainty that binds us all. It is our love for each other that time and change cannot efface and the cycles of life cannot steal.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Bad Moms opens in theaters July 29th!
Finally, a movie all of us moms can relate to! Are you a "stressed out mom" that needs a night out? Or what about a "perfect mom" that needs a night to let loose? Or like me, are you a "hot mess mom" that is planning a girls party night? Bad Moms is opening in theaters across the nation on July 29th and it is the perfect film for ALL moms out there! In celebration of the film, I am giving away some sneak peek tickets in St. Louis on July 21st! Again this screening is for LOCAL ST. LOUIS AUDIENCE! The screening will be held on July 21st at 7PM Ronnies at Ronnies Cine. To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below: No Purchase necessary.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post but all opinions are my own.
With the kids going back to school next month, it's time to start thinking about "Back-To-School" shopping and most importantly, Back-To-School SAVINGS! This year I have made it my mission to start shopping early and catch all those amazing deals. One site I'm utilizing in my "Back-To-School Savings Search" is Coupons.com, they have already started rolling out their school supply sales. As a little bonus this year, Coupons.com has also launched a program called "Savings Guarantee".