Happy Thanksgiving! Disney’s Frozen Hit Theatres Today! #MovieReview

Happy Thanksgiving From Frozen

In case you haven’t heard, Disney‘s highly anticipated animated film, Frozen hits theatres today! Earlier, this month I got the chance to attend a sneak peak of the movie and I’m happy to report Disney animators have done it again. Frozen is sure to be an instant classic with it’s strong soundtrack and compelling story.

Music is an important component to any animated film. What parent doesn’t know the words to their favorite songs from classic Disney movies?  The songwriters of Frozen were deeply aware of this and created a soundtrack that will add a couple of new hits to the Disney canon. Written and composed by theTony Award-winning husband-and-wife songwriting duo, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-LopezFrozen delivers with the power-ballad Let it Go. The song is performed in the movie by Elsa (Idina Menzel), when she leaves the kingdom of Arendelle and creates her own ice palace.… [read more]

Eye-Fi mobi: Photography Meets Social Media On The Go #HolidayGiftGuide

Eye-Fi mobi

As an amateur photographer – and I mean REALLY amateur – I take lots of pictures of my daughter Ava. I’m sure it’s a favorite past-time of many parents, so I include you as well when I say amateur(even though you probably are much more skilled than I). As a blogger, I post pictures of my daughter to my social media accounts quite frequently but I usually post those not-so-optimal smart phone, or tablet pics. The reason: it takes much longer to get that good picture off of my Nikon DSLr camera whereas posting a picture from my phone is a one-click (two at most) affair. Before getting acquainted with the Eye-fi mobi 8GB SDHC, I had one of those moments where I thought to myself: ” Wouldn’t it be cool to have a wi-fi SD card so that I could instantaneously transfer my high-quality photos from my Nikon and publish them directly on my social media through my smart phone?!” And like anything else we think of these days, someone always seems to beat us to the punch. It’s a good thing they did because the Eye-fi mobi is an indispensable tool for someone like me.… [read more]

Weekend Watching: The Best Pregnancy & Baby Movies

Baby Bumping Movies to Watch Who doesn’t love to snuggle into a Friday night feel good movie? You’ve probably been busy running around choosing a crib, doing your baby research or getting in that last yoga class. So here are some trailers for fun baby-bumping flicks to help you settle in for a cozy weekend of pre-parenthood bliss.

1. Baby Mama. Starring: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Sigourney Weaver, Greg Kinnear.

A successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her unlikely surrogate. (99 mins.)

2. Father of The Bride II. Starring: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short, Kimberly Williams-Paisley

In this sequel to “Father of the Bride”, family trouble continues to plague George Banks. Having survived his daughter’s marriage in the first film, he must now deal with her pregnancy. To complicate matters, his wife Nina is pregnant as well! (106 mins.)… [read more]

Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo #HolidayGiftGuide

Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo

Any 90′s kid will remember the hysteria that came along with the popular Tickle Me Elmo. It was was the hottest holiday gift and I remember searching everywhere for him because my little cousins had to have him. What kid didn’t want to be tickled by the loveable red monster from Sesame Street?

This holiday season Elmo is back, but rather than tickles he’s giving hugs! Playskool and Hasbro have brought the Big Hugs Elmo to the next level in interactive toys.  Not only does Elmo give hugs when a child hugs him, but he speaks, sings and even snores! His is of a more realistic size, but light enough for a toddler to carry around the house.… [read more]

Kendra Wilkinson is Suffering From All Day Morning Sickness

Pregnant Kendra Wilkinson Stops By The "Today" Show

Kendra Wilkinson who is expecting baby number two with husband Hank Baskett admits morning sickness has taken over her life.

“It actually hits me more at night than any other time,” the Kendra on Top star tells People about her “all day” sickness. “I want my energy back … and not have to be so tied up next to a bathroom.”

[read more]

8 Things To Do Before Getting Pregnant


If you’re thinking about getting pregnant, there are a few things you may want to get done first. Here is a checklist of 8 things you should do before you start trying to conceive. Been there, done that and have some wisdom to share? Let us know in the comments below.

Book a pre-pregnancy checkup at least 3 months before you plan to start trying – especially if you don’t see a dr. regularly or often. This is an opportunity to ask about any medication you are taking,  getting off the pill, prenatal supplements, and anything about getting pregnant or pregnancy in general. You will want to be checked for stds, make sure you are up to date on vaccinations, tested for heart issues (high blood pressure, cholesterol) and ensure that any chronic conditions (like asthma, diabetes) are in check. Your doctor may also recommend genetic testing. Finally, if your doctor is also an obstetrician, this is a good time to assess your relationship and make sure you feel comfortable.

Get your teeth cleaned. That’s right, oral health is linked to a healthy pregnancy, so now is the time to get your teeth and gums checked. In fact, brushing, flossing and regular visits to the dentist can cut your miscarriage risk by up to 70 percent.

Plan a getaway with your girlfriends. A carefree holiday with your friends is one of the most popular pre-pregnancy tips. Getting away and sharing an experience with your pals will refresh your perspective. This is a great time to strengthen your relationships and build your support network. It will give you confidence, ease stress and contribute to your overall well-being. Be sure to include friends that are not at the baby stage too. A range of relationships are a healthy source of variety, perspective and sense of self.… [read more]