Review of George: New Transgender Book for Kids

George by Alex Gino

I read a lot of books with my kids, particularly ones that have anything controversial in them that I want to talk to the kids about while they are reading or after they are reading the book. So I knew immediately when I heard about George by Alex Gino that the girls and I needed […]

Free Museum Tickets September 26

National Museum Day

The Smithsonian Magazine is once again presenting Museum Day Live, where you can get 2 free museum tickets to select venues across the country. To get the tickets you just register for a free account on the Smithsonian Magazine site and request the ticket. You then print the ticket or display it on your mobile […]

The Selection Is Great Read for Mom and Teen

Reading The Selection

A couple of years ago my teen daughter and I started reading some of the same books. It was slow at first as I was trying to find things that were age appropriate for her and that I would enjoy as well. Given that I love Young Adult books, it started to really pick up […]

Tweens Show Their #DisneySide with Villains Party

DisneySide Villain Party

Last year I was lucky enough to host a Disney Side party and we had an AMAZING time with the teens and tweens doing Disney Karaoke. I was afraid this year when we were chosen to host one again that we would not be able to top it! However, between the goodies we were sent, […]

Showing Off My Daughter


What kind of mom would I be if I didn’t use my blog to brag about my kids at least a little bit? Last week was the school talent show and my older daughter, Jillian, sang a song from Wicked with her best friend Sam. I was so proud of them! They choreographed and practiced […]

Billy Joel on Howard Stern

Billy Joel on Howard Stern

I love Billy Joel. Hands down he is one of my favorite performers ever. Seeing him in concert literally made me pee my pants (TMI?). I had tickets to see him again on March 4, 2003, and unfortunately was detained in a hospital room after having given birth the day before. In all the craziness […]

Girls Night Movie Review: Labor Day

Peach Pie

Some time late last year I saw a list of books being made into movies for release in 2014 and I grabbed a few on the list to read. One of those was Labor Day. I really liked the book and looked forward to seeing the movie but just never got around to it while […]