We Elect to Watch a Movie

movie choices

Do I wish things were better this year? Yes. My husband and I wish it was a better election.  Usually, we make a big deal about voting. It’s our privilege and responsibility as Americans to vote, and we have always wanted our kids to see it that way. This […]

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Summer Movies Weekend Binge

Summer Movies

I’m sick of sweating, I’m sick of frizzy hair, and I’m really sick of seeing people in clothes they shouldn’t be wearing in public…or at home…or ever. If you, like me, are tired of pretending to enjoy all this heat and sun, then I liberate you. Turn down […]

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The Best Mother Movies for a Rainy Mother’s Day Weekend

Mother Movies

Sometimes I feel the need to up my game in the motherhood department, and when that happens I turn to movies for my inspiration. Some movie moms are just so heroic and selfless that I can only be inspired to be a better mother, but when my fragile ego can’t take […]

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Brooklyn Movies

Brooklyn Movies

  I’m glad that Spotlight won the best picture Oscar this year. It deserved it. But I was still sad that Brooklyn didn’t win any of the awards for which it was nominated. It was a beautiful story. My entire family went to see it over Thanksgiving break, […]

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Valentine’s with Emma Woodhouse and Vanilla Cake

Valentine's Day

My daughter doesn’t know who Mrs. Bennet is. We were binge watching Downton Abbey, and a character made a reference to Mrs. Bennet, and my daughter asked me who Mrs. Bennet was – which means it’s time for Jane Austen at my house, and I think Valentine’s Day […]

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The Super Bowl of Football Movies and Snacks

Football Movies

I like to prepare for the Super Bowl by watching football movies and of course, by cooking up some good food! I hope you all enjoy some fun family time and some good food this Super Bowl weekend. A huge thank you to the guys over at Front […]

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A Snow Day Desk Set

Snow Day Desk Set

If your Capable Students are lucky enough to get a snow day on Friday, you should enjoy it.  Maybe if they are swamped with work they could spend some time catching up or even work ahead a little, but don’t let them work for too long!  It’s a […]

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Capable Students Binge Watch Downton Abbey

The couch calls...enjoy a relaxing Friday evening at home.

I totally lucked out. Friday is the big sports showcase at our school, and I don’t have to go.  It’s practically the biggest sporting event of the school year, and it’s loud, crowded, and hot, followed by freezing on the walk to the car in the dark.  It […]

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Dinner Matches the Movie Night

Dinner Matches the Movie

The good part of pre-Christmas Break exams is obvious.  The kids can all relax and enjoy the few weeks off over the holidays worry-free.  It’s great. The bad part is less obvious.  The kids are so stressed and busy preparing for exams that they can’t really enjoy the […]

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