Netflix’s ‘Penguin Bloom’ has lessons about family, life and death

Sam Bloom was a smiling, energetic mom of three in 2013 who was living the so-called good life. She had reached her childhood goal of becoming a nurse. Her husband...

There’s Still Time To Make Good On New Year’s Resolutions

Congratulations! You did it! You’re among the 8 percent of people who make new year’s resolutions and keep them.   As for the rest of us, well, we tried. The reason...

There’s a new streaming platform — and it’s a great option for families

America’s newest streaming service has hardly any movies and just as few scripted series, yet it’s one of the best options for families yet. Discovery Plus, which launched Jan. 4,...

A Forgotten Casualty Of The Pandemic

One casualty of the pandemic may be one for which there are no statistics. It is overlooked because it is about what doesn’t happen, and you can’t measure that....

‘Shine Your Light’ Rally In OC Honors National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

I’m confident the only reason I’ve known that human trafficking exists in Southern California, and not just in some faraway land, is the fact that my husband’s a cop....

Pixar’s ‘Soul’ has multiple great messages about life

The phrase “family-friendly” -- as every parent knows -- is subjective. The film your neighbor says is fine for the children might not be so family-friendly in your home.

Showcasing the true meaning of Christmas with “30 Minutes B.C.: A Nativity Play”

Nothing can stop Christmas.  This is why not even a pandemic could prevent the good people of G.K.Chesterton Entertainment from bringing the world-primer staged reading of 30 Minutes B.C.: A...

Actress Miya Horcher Leads With Love

Lead with love. A sweet and simple phrase—but not so easy to live out—particularly in high school. Actress Miya Horcher would know. She plays the bullied and unpopular student, Cassandra...

‘Jingle Jangle’ is Netflix’s best family-friendly movie yet

Remember the days of live-action family-friendly musicals -- when classics like Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang dominated the big screen? Thankfully, such films are...

5 Ways to Show God Our Thankfulness

The young doctor emerged from the operating room and approached my dad and me with an unreadable expression. Our hearts pounded as he lowered his mask—and to our relief,...