Pixar’s Inside Out Family Movie Moms Review

If you haven’t been here for one of my movie reviews you should know that I’m not going to talk about cinematography or acting. I want to help parents discover how they can use movies to bring up eternal conversations with their kids. I also want to help parents know if they should avoid a […]

Tinkerbell & the Legend of the Neverbeast

About once a month, we have movie night at our house. We snuggle on the couch with popcorn (or our new favorite, homemade roasted pecans with butter and salt!) and watch something from our treasure trove of movies. My husband and I collected kids’ movies even before the kids were born. I think the first DVD […]

Cinderella: Family Movie Moms Review

If you’re here for the first time, here’s a bit about my philosophy on movie reviews… You might remember my disdain for Maleficent. I felt like they took a beloved movie and rubbed it’s nose in the dirt. Even if it was Angelina, I couldn’t love it. So, when I saw the preview (the original glass slipper […]

Into the Woods, Annie & Night At the Museum

Just a quick note to let you know Heather and I podcasted about some new seemingly-kid-friendly movies. You should listen before you head out to the theatre! And apparently I called Meryl Streep Glenn Close during the whole podcast. Boy howdy. That’s the kind of quality journalism you can expect around here, friends. (Let’s just call […]

Should Your Kids See Mockingjay? {Family Movie Moms}

I saw Mockingjay last week. (Do you love that awesome, clear picture of me and Staci and Katniss?) Usually, if I get a blog invite to a movie, they’ll allow me to bring a guest or two.  This time? NO GUEST. Apparently, Mockingjay is a THING. Which, is clearly, why I wanted to go! Yet, […]

How To Train Your Dragon 2: Family Discussion Guide

Earlier this year, when we started talking about sending Lydia to camp, I knew I’d have to come up with some awesome shtick to make Asa un-sad about being left out of the big camp experience. Somehow we realized that How To Train Your Dragon 2 was coming out semi-close to camp and I decided […]

Do You Wanna Watch a Mo-vie?

Based on the popularity of my movie reviews and family movie guides…ok, maybe based on how much I enjoy those posts, my friend Heather (also a fabu movie mama) and I are starting a weekly monthly frequent podcast about current movies and how to use them to bring up God-centered topics and conversation with your […]