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1.17.2019

What We Did Last Week: Fitness, Christmas, and Girl Scouts

What We Did Last Week: Fitness, Christmas, and Cookies

Last week does not feel like it was just last week for me!


We celebrated Orthodox Christmas, I hit the gym with enthusiasm, and my Girl Scout started selling cookies, again.

What We Did Last Week: Fitness, Christmas, and Cookies

It was a week of Girl Scout activities, too!

Selling cookies was a blip compared to the cookie rally, troop meeting, and a trip to the aquarium!

What We Did Last Week: Fitness, Christmas, and Cookies

1.15.2019

Win The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Available January 29 (Bonus Activities to Download)


The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is my kid's second favorite movie of 2018. I mean - she loved this movie. The music, the characters, the story, the dancing. It's gorgeous to view. I mean g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s!

On January 29th Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms arrives on Digital, Movies Anywhere, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD arrives.

Relieve the magic of this classic tale instantly through bonus features and never-before-seen extras such as a behind-the-scenes look at how the four realms were created to such dazzling effect. Experience the Disney magic and adventure in what is destined to become an annual viewing tradition for adventurers of all ages.

In “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” Clara (Mackenzie Foy) travels along a golden thread, presented at Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual party, eagerly searching for a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a music box that holds a priceless gift. When she enters a mysterious parallel world, Clara encounters a Nutcracker soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and three Realm regents, including the Sugar Plum Fairy (Keira Knightley). Ultimately, she must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve the key and return harmony to the unstable world.

While exploring Disney Movies, I stumbled on fun activities to help build anticipation for the arrival of the movie! Click the image to download.

 Pin this! Downloadable Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms activities


Enter to win one of three copies of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms on Blu-ray

1.14.2019

Stop Apologizing! 8 Things to Think About Before Saying, "I'm Sorry"

Stop Apologizing! 8 Things to Think About Before Saying, "I'm Sorry"

You know that friend who is always apologizing for something?

We all have that friend who has you questioning your ability to forgive because there is nothing to forgive. They just can't stop apologizing.

I'm not that person. I mean, I could be but I've been working very hard not to be that person. It's a slippery slope to go down when you start apologizing for just existing.

I became hyper-aware of this phenomenon when I found myself getting annoyed with a coworker when she apologized for apologizing. This was not a one-off occurrence, either. After several rounds of reassurance, I started brainstorming things to say instead of, "I'm sorry," when I'm not really sorry.

We say sorry way too often. It's not good for our self-esteem nor does it make us sound competent. And, if you really are still on the fence about eliminating sorry from your vocabulary - consider who is listening to you. Besides your boss, what example are you setting for your daughter, niece or any girls who look up to you?

8 things to consider before saying, "I'm Sorry."

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