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March 2015

Product Reviews

Why “Home” Is Where The Heart Is!

March 27, 2015
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Home has more than just heart … it’s full of laughs, tears and an amazing message!

Just a few days ago, the hubby, Charlie B and I got to see an early screening of the new Dreamworks animated film, Home. The film follows Tip, voice by Rihanna, who loses her mother when Boov aliens inhabit the Earth. Jim Parsons plays the adorable Boov alien Oh who attempts to help Tip find her mother Lucy, played by Jennifer Lopez. Steve Martin also joins the film as Boov leader, Captain Smek.

An all-star cast is just one of the many reason why Home is a must see movie for kids and adults alike. Here are my top 5 reason to see Home

1. The Boov aliens are super cute. Similar to the Minions in Despicable Me, the Boovs are bound to steal your heart and your kids will probably be obsessed. Get ready!

Charlie B with the Boovs, Oh and Captain Smek.

Charlie B with the Boovs, Oh and Captain Smek.

2. The jokes are actually funny. Not just kid-friendly funny, but adult funny, too. Somehow, Dreamworks figured out the perfect balance between little people LOLs and big people Bwahahahas.

3. You might just cry — Well, I did. I’m an emotional person on just an average day, but there’s a moment in this film where I think the whole audience teared up. It’s sweet, heartfelt and moving, so bring a tissue (just in case).

4. The message of the film encourages self acceptance and acceptance of those around you. Without beating you over the head, the message of tolerance is loud and clear, and it’s absolutely beautiful. It also promotes friendship, respect, loyalty, honesty, love, perseverance and determination … you can’t go wrong with a message like that!

5. There’s a surprise ending that’s just awesome. Without smacking you with a huge spoiler alert, I’ll just say that you think you know where the film is headed, but then something unexpected happens and it not only teaches a beautiful lesson, it’s also awww-inducing!

Home hits theaters March 27th! If you go, hit me up on Twitter and let me know what you thought.

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This Fit Mom Is Eight Months Pregnant!

March 9, 2015
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Meet Sarah Stage. She’s eight months pregnant and basically broke the internet with her super hot, super svelte preggo pics. Check out her pregnancy pics month-by-month to see her transformation. It really is incredible!

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And this was Sarah just four days ago.

Eek officially 81/2 months… And he’s now 5lbs #34weeks

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Food Product Reviews

Charlie B. Chooses Chobani!

March 5, 2015
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In a world full of yummy fruit and veggie pouches, it’s hard to pick a favorite. But, leave it up to #CharlieB to weed out the best of the best.

In all honesty, Charlie is a pouch connoisseur. She loves Earth’s Best, Go Go Squeeze, Ella’s Kitchen and Happy Baby … but, now we can add Chobani to her list of likes!

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Lifestyle

How To Have A Stress-Free Sunday!

March 1, 2015
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All week long I look forward to relaxing during the weekend, but it never fails, the weekend seems busier than the work-week! For that very reason, I’ve dedicated time every Sunday to get in at least 15 minutes of stress-free relaxation. Since I know there are some mamas out there that can relate, I’ve decided to pass on a few tips on how to make sure you get in some “me” time … even if it’s just 15 minutes :)

1. I’m A Sucker For A Spa Mask & Bath: Literally, an over-the-counter mask can feel like a Burke Williams facial when you’re a busy mom. I wear mine around the house often, but when it’s time to decompress, I lock myself in the bathroom, tell the Hubby I’m unavailable and soak in a warm bath with candles all around. It’s my absolute fave way to spend a Sunday night.

2. Go For A Walk: Sometimes you just need to get away and a walk is the perfect way to do so. If you can, try to take a stroll solo dolo. If that’s not possible, then take your little one with you right before nap time. Baby will fall asleep and mama can take in the scenery and enjoy the quiet time.

3. Turn Off The TV: Sometimes keeping up with all of your favorite shows is a chore (an enjoyable one, but still time consuming). When I feel like my DVR is running my life, I like to shut it down completely. When the little one finally goes to sleep, sit in silence for a bit. It will do wonders for your mind. Although, I’ll admit, I’m such a busy body that sometimes I can only do it for five minutes. Womp!

4. Get Organized: Do you get anxious about the week ahead? Do Mondays make you mad? If this is the case, organize your week ahead of time … feeling prepared goes a long way in helping that overwhelming feeling. Typically, I’m not a Monday hater, but when I feel like my day is going to be hectic, I make a list and instantly I feel like I can tackle the challenges ahead.

5. Do Something Different: If your weekend looks hella busy and you have no clue why, just clear the schedule. I know, easier said then done. But when I feel like errands, meetings and appointments are taking over, I press PAUSE! I hate missing moments with Charlie B. and when the work-week is super busy, sometimes all I have is the weekend. So, I try to make the most of it. Just take a step back and think about what’s really important to you.

xo