Category Archives: Reviews

Black Panther Review & Parental Guidance

Black Panther Movie Review and Parental Guidance

Black Panther is the latest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the last movie leading up to Avengers Infinity War on May 4. Black Panther Review Place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Black Panther made his debut in Captain America: Civil War. In the movie, King T’Chaka of Wakanda is killed and his son, T’Challa becomes king and the […]

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Review & Parental Guidance

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Since seeing a trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, my daughter was asking to see it. We saw it today and I wanted to share our Jumanji review and some parental guidance for this PG-13 movie.  Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Review Neither my daughter nor I have seen the original Jumanji (1995) or read the book by Michigan native Chris […]

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Black Rock Bar & Grill – Restaurant Review

Black Rock Review - Grilling Steak

Ann Arbor’s Black Rock Bar & Grill opened shortly before Christmas. We briefly considered it for a family gathering when extended family was visiting. My 12 year old expressed concerns with the safety of the restaurant for her young cousins – and for herself. We decided to pass on it with extended family, but the 3 of us ate at […]

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review & Parental Guidance

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

We saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Friday night. I wanted to share our Last Jedi review and some parental guidance for this PG-13 movie. It took me a couple days to write the review to reflect on the disparity of the movie’s feedback and figure out how to share our thoughts without divulging spoilers beyond what is in […]

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Justice League Review & Parental Guidance

Justice League Team

After a jam packed weekend, my husband worked a short day today so we could see Justice League tonight. We saw it in EMAX at Emagine. For their Rewards Members, they are offering a $25 popcorn bucket that has refills until the end of April. With Justice League (already in theaters), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (December 15), and Black […]

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Science Behind Pixar at Henry Ford Museum

Science Behind Pixar

The Science Behind Pixar exhibit opened at the Henry Ford Museum in mid October 2017. The exhibit will be there through March 18, 2018. The exhibit is great for kids in elementary through adults – yes even tweens and teens will love it!

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Thor: Ragnarok Review & Parental Guidance

Thor Ragnarok: Thor and Loki

My daughter and I attended an advance screening of Thor: Ragnarok on Monday night to facilitate this review. My daughter loved the movie and can’t wait to go back with Dad over the weekend.  Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK..L to R: Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2017 Thor: Ragnarok Thoughts Thor: Ragnarok continues the Marvel tradition of mixing […]

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5 Reasons for an Ann Arbor Staycation

Staycation at Hyatt Place Ann Arbor - Exterior

Last weekend the new Hyatt Place Ann Arbor hosted our family for a Staycation. All opinions are our own. There are plenty of reasons to take an Ann Arbor Staycation. Plus, staying in a hotel is always a treat for the kids. 5 Reasons to take an Ann Arbor Staycation 1 – Get a Break When Schedules Don’t Allow a […]

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Jump Island Brighton – Wednesday Activity Review

Jump Island Brighton

Jump Island is an inflatable water park. Climbers, slides, bouncers, and more all floating in a lake at Brighton State Recreation Area. My daughter and I visited Jump Island Brighton with friends earlier this week. The 2017 season ends on Labor Day, but they should be back for 2018. We had a great time at Jump Island Brighton. My daughter […]

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