Book review: Working Fire

Working Fire Author: Emily Bleeker Taut, tensile, Emily Bleeker’s Working Fire bursts into a conflagration of hot plot and stark, contagious characters; i.e., Working Fire combusts! Fire Chief Brown and his daughters Amelia Brown and Ellie Brown live in Broadlands, Illinois, a small sleepy town where Dad is the fire chief.  Now, Chief Brown has […]

Yes to ME!

It’s a ….ummmm….hmmmm….no! I am the queen of not allowing myself a no.  I say yes to everyone and everything.  I am a slave to my dog.  A stranger sees me and knows I will say yes to anything.  CAUTION:  I am a mush marshmallow of a person! Now, seeing as I am working hard […]

Making Early Morning Runs Easy

Early mornings are not everyone’s cup of tea, and while some people absolutely bounce out of bed, ready to hit the ground running (literally) the mere mortals among us are known to snooze the alarm clock a bit too much and really dread getting up. Exercising in the morning is an incredible way to start […]

Are you a day stayer?

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Sneak peek: Finding Dory

Children and adults alike remember Dory, Nemo and Marlin, and we’ve been waiting for their return for WAY too long. Luckily, Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? Where did she learn to speak Whale? […]

8 Tips for Women Alone at Night

Walking into Dark Shadows: 8 Tips for Women Alone at Night I now live in a huge apartment complex with a downstairs garage.  Making that nighttime trip down to my car is scary – the lighting is there but the illumination is not enough to see those scary people hiding under my car!  I want […]

Unmissable films from recent years

As the festive season is now well and truly upon us, it can offer the perfect opportunity to kick back and relax with a good film. With our busy working and social lives it can often be hard to keep up with all of the great releases on offer, so here’s a look back over […]

5 Tips For Staying (Almost) Stress Free During The Holidays

The calendar doesn’t lie and already you may feel the stress starting to build. The holidays are approaching, bringing with them a flurry of must-accomplish tasks such as baking, shopping, entertaining, traveling and dealing with eccentric family members who arrive ready to renew decades-old arguments. So how can you endure without all those stress-inducing moments […]

Tips On How To Take Care Of A Newborn

Watching the birth of your newborn child is one of the most exhilarating moments that a person can experience. But when it is all over, reality sets in and it is time to take care of the baby. The first weeks of parenthood can be challenging so follow these helpful tips to make the process […]

First look: Trailer for The Little Prince

Le Petite Prince was the first book most of us learned to read in French and it became a classic in both that and the English version. As an adult I remember it fondly, so I’m excited to see the film that’s about to come out next year. Here is a FIRST LOOK at the […]