Sing Along with Annie, Plus Twistout for Natural Hair

I grew up watching the 1982 version of Annie, and like the rest of the world, I was captivated by the little redhead who had a way of making everyone smile. I loved the story of this little orphan who found a home in the most unexpected of places, and I loved the music. Fast… Continue reading Sing Along with Annie, Plus Twistout for Natural Hair

Dear Dumb Diary Worth Reading AND Watching

One of the things my husband and I have tried to instill in our daughter since she was a toddler is a love of reading. I remember that books were some of my best friends when I was her age, and I loved using my imagination to vividly visualize the things I was reading. This… Continue reading Dear Dumb Diary Worth Reading AND Watching

Smurfs 2 will Delight Your Kids — and You

Confession No. 1: I loved the Smurfs when I was a kid. Not the “watch it every time it was on and remember each episode by heart” kind of love, but the “amused by these little blue creatures who sang a cute song” love. Confession No. 2: I did not like the first Smurfs movie.… Continue reading Smurfs 2 will Delight Your Kids — and You

42 Movie: My View from the Red Carpet

This week, I went to Los Angeles for the first time ever, and I have to say, it would be difficult to beat this first impression. Why? Because I went there to attend the premiere of the new Jackie Robinson movie, 42, as a red carpet correspondent for Walmart! Walmart is a platinum sponsor of… Continue reading 42 Movie: My View from the Red Carpet