Did you love The Notebook? If so, your heart is sure to melt when you watch Nicholas Sparks' new film Safe Haven - which tells the beautiful story of an unlikely romance between a woman with a difficult past and a widowed father of two.
Katie (Julianne Hough) hesitantly falls in love with Alex (Josh Duhamel) after escaping an abusive relationship. Together, they find security and happiness together in a sleepy North Carolina coastal town.
I was lucky enough to be invited to the set of Safe Haven last summer, along with some amazing mom bloggers, where we were shown around the real life town...
When approached by my favorite publisher Hay House about a possible review of the new book One Hot Mama, The Guide to Getting Your Mind and Body Back After Baby, I was intrigued. Why? Well - I had a baby 10 weeks ago. Also, I knew there would likely be a Mind/Body/Spirit theme to the book; which is what I’m all about here on The Conscious Perspective.
I received a copy and was excited to dive in. I had some correspondence with author Erin Cox and knew that she was lovely, and I was certain that the tone of her book would be no different. It is like a friend is giving you advice - a friend...
At a time when many memoirs are often either sappy exercises in sentimentality or specious journeys into degradation - not to mention simply fake - along comes Kelly Corrigan’s The Middle Place, to remind us what the genre can really be.
At 33, Corrigan, happily married suburban writer/mother of two tiny daughters, adored daughter of a man who believes everything she does is simply fabulous, wakes up to discover she has breast cancer.
Almost at the same time, she learns that the father she worships, who lives three thousand miles away, has himself been diagnosed with prostate and then...
Do your little ones ever imagine they can talk to animals? If so, they'll love "Littlest Pet Shop" - a fresh and fun animated series on The Hub Network.
The show, which premiered in November, follows the adventures of Blythe - a girl who realizes she can communicate with the pets in the animal day-camp downstairs from her apartment.
Moms and kids alike will love Blythe for her self-confidence, integrity, loyalty and creativity. Plus, the show is filled with catchy pop music-inspired song and dance numbers.
Speaking of dancing, don't miss a very special episode this Saturday - "So You Skink...
Childhood obesity is an epidemic in this country. To try to encourage healthy eating habits, schools are swapping out the cardboard pizza for grilled chicken salads and the chocolate milk for skim milk.
And while the schools are clearing out the vending machines, moms everywhere are raiding Whole Foods for the healthiest meals for their families. But what's a mom to do when it's you're out at restaurant and the kids' menu lacks a full evaluation of the nutrition values?
Grab a copy of Eat This Not That for Kids by David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding!
In the introduction, the authors present...
As any parent will tell you - marriage is hard!
Fans of Knocked Up will love this "sort-of sequel" based on the supporting characters Pete and Debbie (Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann).
In "This is 40," the husband and wife duo are both facing a milestone meltdown as they stare down the barrel of turning 40.
From renowned director Judd Apatow, the film is a mature, poignant and of course, funny, look inside the life of an American family.
The movie draws heavily from Apatow's own life - in fact, the couple's daughters are played by his real-life children Iris and Maude Apatow.
This deeply honest...
After you've put up all the holiday decorations and trimmed the tree, there's nothing better than curling up as a family in front of a warm fireplace and watching a classic family movie!
It's even better when it's chilly outside and you have nowhere to go for a few days. So sit back, relax and enjoy our list of family-friendly movies that grown-ups will love too:
1. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
I remember watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving every year on my family's old VHS player.
I've probably seen this over a hundred times and I still look forward to seeing it on TV nowadays. It really...
Calling all Tinker Bell fans! We love these whimsical dolls based on the latest Disney Fairies movie, Secret of the Wings and your little girls will too!
Meet Tinker Bell, Silvermist, Rosetta, Periwinkle and Spike:
(Periwinkle and Spike are the newest fairy friends)
Fairy fans will flitter with excitement over these adorable dolls, that are dressed in outfits inspired by the "Secret of the Wings" movie, which is available on DVD now.
In the film, Tinker Bell visits the forbidden and mysterious Winter Woods where she befriends a frost fairy, Periwinkle. Your kids will have hours of fun re-...