Annie: A Very Modern Take on a Beloved Story – Does it Work?


Last weekend my 11 year-old daughter and I headed to NYC to catch a preview of Annie the Movie. She had extremely high hopes about the movie and I was excited to see this seemingly very modern update of a story I have loved all of my life. From the original version starring Andrea McArdle to the 1982 film directed by John Huston to the Broadway show my daughter and I saw last year, the story and songs from Annie have been a staple in my life for just about ever. But after seeing this new film, it's hard to give you a fair opinion on whether it's a Read More


Review: What to Expect When You’re Expecting

What to Expect

  When I was pregnant, I glanced at What to Expect When You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff.  It wasn't until I had my first child that I really delved into the details of raising one.  It was on-the-job training.  Of course, I was interested in what was going on inside my body, but other than that, I wanted parenthood to be a surprise.  Pregnancy had taken me by surprise, when I found myself with child only after trying for six weeks (though I was exceedingly happy), and I remember the raging hormones and gradual changes in my life very well. Read More