20+ Movies & Shows That Feature Single Parents on Netflix

Movies have been a favorite pastime of mine, even way before I had Micah. But as a single parent, it is even much more so. I enjoy watching movies with Micah, and when he's asleep, I get caught up on all of the movies that I really want to see.  Just the other day, it caught my attention that there are so many movies and shows on Netflix that feature single parents - and it was featured on some of my favorites. It's clear that Hollywood has an interest in showcasing different family … [Read more...]

Why You Should Watching “Between” on Netflix

I have been a member of the Netflix Stream team for the past couple of months...and I have been loving it! After pulling the plug on cable earlier this year, I have been living on streaming programs, especially Netflix.  And there is no turning back! There is no better time to be a Netflix subscriber than now, especially with all the amazing new shows that Netflix is premiering.  There are numerous shows that have caught my attention, but none more than Between. Unlike the majority of … [Read more...]

When Marriage Is Bad…and Divorce Is Worse + Divorce Demystified {Book Review}

Disclaimer: I received a copy of Divorce Demystified by Henry S. Gornbein, Esq. in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I was married a few short months after turning 18 to my high school sweetheart. It was a mesmerizing, confusing time because neither of us truly understood the weight that went with being married, much less being married at such a young age. It seemed to be the thing that most young people did (when one of the parties was in the military), as it was … [Read more...]

Momma Don’t You Worry {Book Review}

"Mommy, I'm a big boy..." It was the beginning of the end when my lil man Micah made this announcement about a year ago. It wasn't until recently though that he started saying it almost every day - when we walked down the steps, he doesn't want me to hold his hand; when we're crossing the street, he fights me to hold his hand; as he's taking a bath, he wants to wash himself; when I try to pick out his clothes, he wants to pick them out himself and wants to dress himself; when we go to the … [Read more...]

Are You Looking For Childcare? Get Some Tips from the Nanny Whisperer!

As you may know, I have been looking for a preschool for my son for the past couple of months. However, I never once considered the option of hiring a nanny. I always saw hiring a nanny as an option way outside of my budget. However, after reading Secrets of the Nanny Whisperer: A Practical Guide For Finding and Achieving The Gold Standard of Care For Your Child, I wish I had considered this option before making my final choice. Have you ever considered what a nanny does? What hours they … [Read more...]

How Do You Explain To Your Child That You Are a Blogger?

As you may have read recently, I am smack dab in the middle of the Why Phase, which is more like the why, what, when, and where phase. Micah wants to know everything and he is absorbing it all like a sponge.  Micah has a ton of questions, and I have had to become so creative to answer questions such as, "Why are leaves sometimes green and other times brown?" "Why is the sky blue?" and "Why are trees so tall?" It may not seem like overly difficult questions, but trying to explain it in terms that … [Read more...]

M is for Micah – A Personalized Book Just for My Lil’ Man

Disclaimer: We received M is for Micah from I See Me! in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Have you ever heard of I See Me! and the new M is for Me personalized children's book? I See Me! is an amazing company that provides personalized and unique gifts for the children in your life, including personalized Lunchboxes, Puzzles, Coloring Books, Placemats, Stickers and Growth Charts.  I See Me!’s newest personalized book, M is for Me, inspires children to be the best they … [Read more...]

Reading Brightstart! : Happy Readers, Happy Kids – Part 2

*Disclaimer:  We were gifted reading readiness products from Nemours in exchange for an honest review. However, all opinions are my own.** Earlier this month, I shared that we got some goodies from Nemours in support of a great new initiative, Reading Brightstart (read the post here!). But I didn't dive in too much into the products that we received. Since I absolutely love sharing about books that we've read, I wanted to share more details about the books we received in this post. Beyond the … [Read more...]

The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm {Book Review}

**Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book, The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm by Levar Burton & Susan Schaefer Bernardo, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.** Have you heard of LeVar Burton? I'm sure you have...because you've probably heard or seen Reading Rainbow at some point in your life. But have you also heard about Susan Schaefer Bernardo? You should, because I wrote a review for another one of her books - Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs - back in March for National … [Read more...]

Reading BrightStart! : Happy Readers, Happy Kids

*Disclaimer:  We were gifted reading readiness products from Nemours in exchange for an honest review. However, all opinions are my own.** As you may know, I am a huge advocate for early childhood literacy.  I believe it is important, no essential, for our young ones to learn how to read, enhance their imaginative and creative skills, embrace culture and diversity, and find a love for reading and learning. My family believed in education, literacy, and learning, and that's why I learned … [Read more...]