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Moms’ Night Out, Opening in Theaters May 9th! Mother’s Day Weekend!
https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/nA9wu0P5EUA&source=udsSkip the flowers, and chocolate this Mother’s Day. Go see this movie instead! Well, don’t feel like you have to jip on the flowers and chocolate, but do go see this movie!
Today I’m giving my movie review for Moms’ Night Out, which will be releasing in a theater near you on May 9th. Before I begin, I would like to thank Emeals for sending me, and my husband to this premiere. We had an amazing evening! Emeals makes meal planning on a budget easy for any family. Check out emeals.com for a variety of meal options that include gluten free, paleo, vegan, and entire crockpot meal recipes. Nice, right?
So. Motherhood. It’s…hard…fun…crazy…messy…amazing…tiring…full of self-sacrifice, but totally worth it. Moms’ Night Out, does an excellent job of portraying all the ups, downs, ins and outs of mom-life. In this film, a few stressed out Moms, in desperate need of a night off, away from their children, embark on a MNO (Moms’ Night Out) that ends up TOTALLY opposite of the fun-filled, kid-free, relaxing evening they envisioned. Everything that could go wrong, goes wrong and everyone…husbands, wives, kids, and their “newly acquired friends,” end up at the county jail to create what surely has to be the worst MNO EVER, with the best outcome! This film acknowledges the challenges mothers face, encourages them to embrace the beautiful-wonderful mess that motherhood can be, and affirms them in the importance of their God given roles as mothers with very life like scenarios that made me, and my husband, laugh, and even tear up at times (Note: I teared up, not him.). It’s a Faith based film, action packed without crazy violence, no offensive or suggestive language, super funny, and definitely a movie to watch with the family. I give this movie my stamp of approval, and two thumbs up!
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My first initial, sorta random thoughts about this movie:
“Um…am I the inspiration for this movie, ’cause I’m pretty sure this is a documentary of me…having crazy mom-moments?”
“Oh wow! They’re talking about God!”
“Oh…it’s a Faith based film! Hello Ministry opp!”
“Yes! Yes! This movie depicts motherhood in ways that words don’t seem to justify! I feel like I need to hug the writers/producers or anyone on the production team that will let me hug them!”
“Oh my word…the preacher’s wife got tazed! Bless her heart. Bahahaha”
“No curse words! Score!”
“No crude humor…awesome-sauce…the kids can watch this!”
Enjoy the pics from our premiere experience!
|Tried on 4 dresses, decided on the black one! Ready for my first movie premiere!|
|My poor hubby had to be pepper sprayed at work that day! Bahahaha! I know I have a sick sense of humor. Sorry.
His ear was still burning, but he held my door open!
What a Gentleman!
|At the theater! We may have been just sorta slightly over dressed, but who cared?! It was awesome!!
And we had a nice, KID FREE, dinner after the movie! Win, Win!
|They gave us a goody bag!! I LOVE FREE STUFF!|
|The Feet of Those Who Were Given Life|
As part of a Mom’s group, I recently had the honor of taking part in hosting a Baby Shower for many mothers-to-be at the Hope Pregnancy Center here in Clarksville.
Months earlier, many of the women in attendance found themselves pregnant & scared. There were many who didn’t want to be pregnant, didn’t want the baby, and considered having an abortion.
But they changed their mind. Some will choose adoption for their baby, and bless a loving and deserving family. But all of these women chose life.
|Thank You Chick-Fil-A for
Donating to the Shower!
I admire their courage. In the face of fear they sought help and guidance. So many people, myself included, find it difficult to reach out in a time of need. I don’t want anyone to think I’m incompetent. Besides, I’m an Army Wife, and we can do it all, right?
Their bellies were large, and their feet were swollen as these lovely ladies neared the end of their pregnancy. Were they still scared? I never asked, but to some degree, I’m sure they were. We chatted about due dates, gender, baby names, nursery rhymes and shared labor stories–women want those details.
|The “Don’t say Baby” game!|
Listening, watching, and socializing with these women, I realized that every expectant mother deserves a baby shower. All of the shower stuff. From the fabulous food to the fun, right of passage baby shower games (I never lost my clothes pin!). Every mother-to-be deserves to be celebrated, especially these Mommas, because they chose life when they didn’t have to, when they thought it would be easier not to, when they knew their families would disapprove of their situation and possibly abandon them. Even then, they still chose life. Now that is something to throw a shower for!
|Gifts for All the Mommas!|
No matter the circumstance, right, wrong, whatever the reason these women found themselves pregnant and at a Pregnancy Center, they are still a child of God. They are beautiful, worthy, loved, special, and hand crafted by our Creator with a purpose. The child they carry is not a mistake. That baby was handcrafted for a purpose, he or she is beautiful, loved, special and worthy of the best life possible.
I know I’m speaking for our group, but I’m praying that we as the host were able to bless these expectant Momma’s as much as they blessed us.
Being an Army Wife, I’ve kind of adopted the saying of “grow where you’re planted.” For me, that means making a Kingdom impact on the community where I currently live. What better way to make a difference than partnering with a local pregnancy center to speak words of life and encouragement to women who may have found themselves unexpectedly expecting?
The Hayloft gives new meaning to the phrase, “born in a barn.”
On my quest to find budget friendly family activities, my daughter and I stumbled upon this little patch of heaven–a barn. But not just any barn–The Hayloft Barn sale barn! This amazing wonder looked as if Pinterest had exploded inside!Think flea market on craft steroids!
My words cannot do this place justice! Take a gander at the pics below!
I hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as I enjoyed searching the scene! 🙂 Feel free tell me about any local venues you came up on. Have a blessed day! Now go find yourself a barn to play in!