“The Lion King”: A Trigger Warning for Fatherless Kids

The Lion King - Featuring the voices of James Earl Jones as Mufasa, and JD McCrary as Young Simba © 2019 Disney Enterprises I’ve never been a Disney-movie mom. My kids haven’t seen any of the Disney movies I grew up watching. So when the new “The Lion King” movie came out this week, I wanted to show my kids the original version first. I haven’t heard super great reviews of the new CGI version, … [Read more...]

Product Review: Basic Invite

These look amazing! Eeeeeek! If gushing about weddings bothers you, now is the time to take a break from my blog because I'm getting married on October 12th in the Dominican Republic, and I'm super excited about the planning process. We just selected the resort, started our premarital counseling, I bought my dress, and the ball is rolling so I'm going to be talking about it a lot! … [Read more...]

Restaurant Review: Is Urban Plates a Family Restaurant?

Urban Plates, a trendy restaurant that originated in California and prides itself on wholesome meals plated right in front of you, opened up at The Mall at Columbia in Maryland. When I saw the advertising and checked out the menu online, I had to try it with my family. I already had my eyes on the roasted red potatoes and the chicken. Last night, my fiancé and I took the children. When we … [Read more...]