Monthly archives: August, 2015

1000 Extreme & Extraordinary Dinosaur Facts

1000 Extreme & Extraordinary Dinosaur Facts

My five-year-old grandson loves dinosaurs. He always wants to learn everything he can about them. He was excited to review 1000 Extreme and Extraordinary Dinosaur Facts and couldn’t wait to find out what the 1,000 awesome facts were. 1000 Extreme & Extraordinary Dinosaur Facts Uncover 1,000 awesome facts about deadly, terrifying, and powerful Dinosaurs! Which …

Secrets Politics and Torture Frontline PBS

Secrets Politics and Torture Frontline PBS DVD

Marty and I had a few minutes to unwind last night and watch a movie together. It seems like that doesn’t happen anywhere near often enough lately. I was sent this Secrets Politics and Torture Frontline PBS DVD for review, so we decided to watch it together last night. Secrets Politics and Torture Frontline PBS …

Fun with Bugs

How to have fun with bugs

I’ve never been a huge fan of bugs, but I tried really hard not to pass that on to the kids.  I always encouraged them to learn more about our natural world whether that was trees, flowers or bugs. Orkin provided a prize for me and one for this giveaway. Fun with Bugs There are many …

Suffragette

Sufragette. Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of a powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. The stirring story centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.’s growing Suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life. When increasingly aggressive police action forces Maud and her dedicated fellow Suffragettes underground, they engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the authorities, who are shocked as the women’s civil disobedience escalates and sparks debate across the nation. Inspired by true events, “Suffragette” is a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote – their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives. The film also stars Ben Whishaw, Anne-Marie Duff, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai, and Natalie Press. “Suffragette” is directed by BAFTA Award winner Sarah Gavron from an original screenplay by Abi Morgan.

There are some things that are part of my life that I don’t give a lot of thought to. I turn on the light switch and there is light. I open the refrigerator and there is food. The local election rolls around and I vote. They’ve become such a large part of my life that …

How to Enjoy Fall with the Kids

How to Enjoy Fall with the Kids

I love the change of seasons and when it cools down outside. In Vermont, the leaves start to change colors and make the scenery even more beautiful. Since I’m in a rural area, I start noticing pumpkins, scarecrows and fields of ripe corn as I drive around town.   How to Enjoy Fall with the …

That’s Not My Suitcase by Laina Turner

That's Not My Suitcase by Laina Turner

I was provided a product for review. That’s Not My Suitcase Author: Laina Turner ASIN: B011JDNKYY Genre: Non-Fiction, Mystery Release: August 25, 2015 Publisher: Lana Turner Media 125 pages Sterling Towne decided to take a last minute vacation to a sunny paradise to cheer herself up after a divorce. When the airline misplaces her luggage, …

Books to Prepare for your First Job

Books to prepare for your first job

My son graduated from high school in June of this year. It’s hard to believe that school is over and he’s officially an adult. He has no plans to go on for additional schooling at this time. He may change his mind as he gets older. Since it will be Labor Day soon, I thought …

Miles From Tomorrowland: Let’s Rocket on DVD

Miles From Tomorrowland: Let’s Rocket on DVD

I was sent a product for review. Outerspace is such a fun topic for kids. Just wondering what’s out there can keep your imagination going for a while. Add in aliens and space ships and I’m sure you understand the attraction. If you have an outer space fan in your home, I know they’ll enjoy Miles …

Sushi Draft Game

Sushi Draft game - fun for the family

I was sent a product for review. Have you ever eaten sushi? I never have and honestly, I really don’t want to. That doesn’t mean I won’t try the Sushi Draft game from Blue Orange Games. I’m always up for a fun game night with my husband and this one looks like loads of fun! …

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin (2014) DVD

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin (2014) DVD

I received a product for this review. I remember the first time I heard about Bitcoin. I remember thinking “Why would anyone want that? What a silly idea.” Did you know that today one bitcoin is worth over $200? Really. I checked. If only I had grabbed a few when they first came out. The …