Dos and Don’ts of Combating Mom Stress

Dos and Don'ts of Combating Mom Stress

There is no shame in admitting you have “Mom Stress”. The things moms are expected to do on a daily basis are mind boggling. Whether you are still in the diaper era, have graduated to the terrible twos or are running kids and sports equipment from one end of town (or country) to the other, you are understandably stressed. Here are fourteen dos and don’ts of combating mom stress. Read More

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Utlimate Sports Movie Bracket

Ultimate Movie Marathon

Everyone loves a good sports movie! As you might expect, I am a sucker for the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. I also love the human interest side of these movies. Whether it’s the increase in skill level or the main character’s  attitude, I am always up for a good sports movie. Read More

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The Science Behind Pixar

The Science Behind Pixar

The newest exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry is a Disney-lovers delight. The Science Behind Pixar details the science behind the making of Pixar movies. As a lover of these movies since the beginning, I never really put much thought into what goes into making them. I figured they drew a couple pictures, transferred it to a computer and the computer did the rest. Little did I know that it’s more than just some computerized drawings. There’s clay modeling. There is math… and a lot of it. There is innovation. And similar to live-actions movies there is riggings, sets & cameras and lighting. Who knew?! Read More

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Five Parenting Truth Bombs from Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2

Welcome to my first movie review for Team Mom 365! I am so excited to bring my love of movies to you on a regular basis. However, before I begin, I should probably let you know a little about my movie fandom. First and foremost, you should know I have a very eclectic taste in movies. At any given time, you could find me watching a classic Disney animated feature, a 60’s beach movie, a John Wayne western, a sports movie or a sweeping musical. Some of my favorite movies include The Sound of Music, Field of Dreams, Mulan, The Cowboys, Imitation of Life and White Christmas. As you can see I lean towards movies which strike an emotional chord with viewers whether it be a tug on the heart-strings or a rolling belly laugh. I like to see character growth from the start of the movie to the end and I am a sucker for happy endings which typically leave me in tears. I know. Why would you cry at a happy ending? I just do. Read More

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