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My family got to see a preview screening of the Disney movie “McFarland USA” directed by Niki Caro. The movie is based on the true story of Jim White (Kevin Costner) and how he coached a cross-country team from a low-income community into 1987 California State Champs. The movie theme of taking small town athletes and transforming them into championship contenders is nothing new; however, this movie has a way of swaying the audience emotionally, making them want to cheer or cry during several parts. The plot follows Jim White (Kevin Costner) as he gets a group of Hispanic kids to...
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I have two new train lovers in my house today, as my family and I recently had the opportunity and to explore the World's Greatest Hobby on tour show. This train show was full of excitement and wonder for all ages. Model trains were everywhere. We recently returned from visiting Disney World, so the girls especially liked seeing the model train and monorail lay out of Disney, and hearing the talk about Walt Disney's Railroad. The show offered all different sized or scales of model trains. I loved that the show catered to all age train enthusiasts. My girls loved...
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  Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Once on This Island is one of my favorite musicals!  Many people have never heard of it, I was in the same boat until we did it as our Senior Show in high school.  After that, I was hooked! This enchanting musical fable, which is the newest production in the 100th anniversary season at CenterStage of Louisville,  tells the story of forbidden love between people from two different worlds, a calypso-flavored re-telling of the traditional “Little Mermaid” tale.  The Caribbean vibe you get from the music immediately takes you away to the beach and warmer weather!  This...
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We attended yesterday evening's performance of the Kosair Shrine Circus at Broadbent Arena and the kids loved every minute of it!  This is a high quality show even though it is thought more of a local show!  There was such a nice variety and they stick with a true traditional three ring circus feel!     One thing that was really nice is that you can arrive one hour before showtime and do Elephant Rides, Pony Rides, the Moon Bounce, and get Photo with a Snake, plus meet many of the fun clowns!  The Kosair Shrine Circus is performed by George Carden Circus International. George is the...
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The Mommy Nest received product samples in exchange for our honest review. This review is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above. I was provided the sample free of charge by the company or PR agency and I provided my honest opinion. No other type of compensation was received for this review. Oriental Trading is your one-stop shop for Valentine's Day Party Supplies!  Having 2 boys, it can sometimes be hard to find cute, fun Valentine's crafts and activities for them that aren't too "girly" as they would put it....
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