Friday, January 29, 2016


Awards season is upon us once again, so I wanted to give some special attention to a few random things that help get me through the day.   

BEST NEW TV SHOW: Catastrophe

This Amazon Prime comedy about a fling that becomes something more is one of the funniest and most endearing shows I’ve seen in a while. Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan are sweet and sassy as the new couple whose lives are turned upside down after finding out some life changing news. Warning: Season One is only six episodes, so don’t be disappointed when it ends too quickly! Luckily, Season Two premieres in March.

BEST ARTS & CRAFTS SUPPLIES: Crayola No Drip Paintbrush Pens

I won’t buy anything that is not washable because WHY?!? These washable, non-toxic paintbrush pens are basically markers with brush tops, but my kids love the unique brushstrokes they can create with them. Their fine tips and bold colors make drawing easy and fun for kids of all ages.

BEST DESSERT: Dole Dippers

If you’re looking for less guilt to come along with your dessert, these delicious frozen strawberries, bananas and pineapple, dipped in dark chocolate do the trick.   

BEST KIDS SONGS: Free to Be You and Me

I loved introducing my boys to this iconic soundtrack from my childhood. Features the voices of Marlo Thomas, Diana Ross, Mel Brooks, Alan Alda and many more. Great messages for boys and girls about the importance of staying true to who you are. Bring these classic songs back!


Having gone through a few brands of sandals by now, I like how these are breathable and fast drying for beach/pool days but also have good traction and actually stay on your kid’s feet so you don’t have to worry about them tripping as soon as they start to run off.

BEST DRINK: La Croix Seltzer

I only have eyes for the pamplemousse flavor, but this refreshing seltzer also comes in unique flavors such as mango, passion fruit, orange, peach pear and lime. Sugar, sodium, calorie and preservative free. I would drink this over diet soda any day.

BEST TOY FOR PRESCHOOLERS: Leap Frog Scribble and Write

This is the perfect tool to help preschoolers practice writing their upper and lowercase letters. Once your child has their letters down, they can graduate to the guessing games. Portable and easy to use, this is a great educational toy.


This new Disney Jr. show is a runaway hit in my house. And in a world that lately seems to be overrun with ice princesses and light sabers, it’s refreshing to watch Catboy, Gekko and Owlette go on fun adventures and solve some mysteries along the way. Just not sure why my kids keep referring to me as Luna Girl…

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