Happy New Year, AMEblog readers! We have survived another holiday season and are easing back into the daily routine; toast to that! 

Start the year off right and get caught up with Big Little Lies: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray & DVD on January 7!

HBO's smash-hit Big Little Lies returns for more drama, secrets, and seduction then ever before with the release of Big Little Lies: The Complete Second Season on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment! Iconic actress Meryl Streep joins the all-star cast in season two, along with Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, and Zoё Kravitz.
In season two, on the surface, everything seems the same in the seaside town of Monterey, CA: mothers continue to dote, husbands support, children are adorable, houses are beautiful. But the night of the school fundraiser changed all that, leaving the community reeling as the "Monterey Five" bond together to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. Meanwhile, Perry's grieving mother Mary Louise Wright (Streep) comes to town in search of answers after son's death.
Fall in love with the “Monterey Five” again and again, as you relive the whole series, with the Big Littles Lies Season 1 and 2 twin-pack. The DVD set will also be available on January 7 for the low price of $49.99 SRP ($57.99 in Canada)! You can find Big Little Lies where blu Ray are sold! 

*Posted on behalf of WB home entertainment. Comments are those of the author*


The sequel to Disney’s 2014 box office hit, Maleficent is coming home to you! 

In Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play. 

Check out the trailer below!

Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will be available on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD on New Year’s Eve, December 31st and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on January 14, 2020!

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'Tis the season for creating a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere for your holiday gatherings!

Lemongrass House has some amazing holiday-themed scents and items to make your holidays all the more special. 

Enjoy essential oils, JOYEssential oils are fragrant, highly concentrated, volatile extracts from plants, leaves, spices, roots, woods, and fruits. Each has a unique benefit for the body and mind. They are the foundation of Aromatherapy and the Lemongrass House line of products. On their own essential oils may be used in many different ways to scent, freshen, or create a mood.

All-natural hand cream is made from unrefined shea butter to deeply moisturize, heal, protect, and rejuvenate your skin. Then cocoa butter to soften and enrich followed by coconut oil to add a healthy glow. Jojoba oil finishes off to help improve the elasticity and suppleness of your skin. This is honestly one of the best smelling and skin-softening creams I've used in a long time. 

Calming Massage oil is carefully balanced, hand-blended, and created by adding fragrant pure essential oils to a nourishing, vitamin-rich sweet almond and jojoba base. They are suitable for a variety of skin types and uses.

Last but not least and one of my favourites, fabric/room refresher created with a unique blend of oils will leave your room and fabrics smelling fresh while creating an aromatic atmosphere.

All Lemongrass House products are handmade with quality, all-natural ingredients. Learn more about Lemongrass House products by visiting their official website

Happy Holidays!

*Posted on behalf of Lemongrass House by A Motherhood Experience. Opinions and comments on this post are those of the author.* 


Oh, he just can't wait to be king! Have you seen Disney's new live-action The Lion King? It's an amazing movie to both introduce a new generation to the story and for us to relive the magic of one of our most beloved Disney tales. 

In celebration of The Lion King, Hasbro has come out with THE best Furreal Friend toy to date; The Lion King Roaring Simba! He is so cute and so BIG! Almost as if he's the real thing from the movie!

Check out the commercial below!

Simba is a young King who likes to roar, talk and play! With over 100+ sounds and movie phrases, your own little Lion King fan with just love this Furreal Friend to add to his or her collection! He loves to say phrases from the movie, challenge his friends to roaring contests, and sits back to let them know he's ready to play!

Like other Furreal Friends before him, Simba also reacts to touch and sound. He can move his head, eyes, ears, mouth, legs, & tail, and makes lots of fun movie sounds. Pat him on the head -- who knows what he’ll say or do? Talk to him, roar at him, and watch him react. He also comes with his own snack to feed him; You guessed it – a grub on a stick – and Mighty Roar Simba responds when you feed it to him (as he likes to say, “Slimy, yet satisfying!”)!

Great gift for The Lion King fans young (and older)! Don't forget the batteries! Simba requires 4 x 1.5v “C” alkaline batteries (not included)!

You can find Disney's The Lion King Roaring Simba on the Hasbro website and at your local toy retailers such as Toys R Us or Walmart. 

*Huge Thanks to our friends at Hasbro for sending us a Simba to check out!*


"Into the unknown
Into the unknown
Into the unknown
Oh-oh, oh-oh"
Frozen II comes to theaters right in time for the holiday season on November 20th, 2019! Frozen fans alike have been waiting for this sequel since the original "Frozen" melted their hearts back in 2015. We can’t wait to see it for ourselves! I can already see "Into the unknown" could be the new "Let it go!", get ready Moms and Dads! 

While we wait for the movie to come out, we are celebrating all things Disney Frozen II with a huge surprise delivery from our good friends at Hasbro! It’s a #FrozenFanFest this holiday season! 

There were so many goodies in the box! Someone is going to have a VERY Merry Christmas in our house! I wanted to show these to you. So glad Miss M doesn't use the internet and pretty much has no interest in my blog other than getting the cool products we get to try. It's harder around this time of year but hey, that's what good gift hiding spots are for! :-) 

In the box we found:

- OLAF Bop It game
- Sister Styles Elsa doll
- Arendelle Fashions Elsa & Anna dolls
- Singing Elsa & Anna dolls
- Mattias doll
- Play-Doh Mystery Snowglobe Playset
- Elsa and the NOK set
- Sledding adventures doll pack
- Frozen II Trouble game
- Frozen II Monopoly
- Pop adventures Elsas bedroom set
- Pop adventures singles
- Family set mini figures
- Frozen adventure set mini figures

You can find these fun Disney Frozen II toys and games at your local shops like Toys R Us, Walmart and Amazon.ca! 

Check out the Hasbro #FrozenFanFest showcase video! 

*Huge thanks to our friends at Hasbro for sending us these awesome surprises to share with our readers, family, and friends!* 


Christmas is coming and each year it’s getting harder and harder to figure out the perfect gift for my tween and teen! Most kids today are into technology or fashion - or both. It can get expensive "keeping up with the Joneses" (which frankly I was never a fan of doing) and honestly my kids are pretty easy when it comes to gift-giving. They were raised to be thankful for what they get, not spoiled and wanting more or better. 

As much as I'd love to be able to gift them with the latest and greatest toys you see here on AME, my older two kids are now too mature for such things. Unlike their childish mother who collects action figures. Anyway, this post isn't about that. It's about what you can get for the picky tween or teen that ISN't technology-related and won't break your holiday shopping budget. 

For the musician, some ideas may be a simple instrument like a Ukelele and some accessories like felt picks, nylon strings, and a neck strap; all of the above can be found under $100 and shipped fast if you shop smart online.

Get personal! Every child (even teens) needs a gift that is just for them, it’ll make them feel even more special when it’s personalized with their likes and enjoyments. This year I’m gifting the teen some fun self-adhesive false lashes, a nice brooch that represents something she enjoys, some gorgeous gemstones to add to her gemstone collection and a cute Sailor Moon necklace, also something she is a fan of. Again these items can be found cheap online for under $50.

Stuff the stockings with socks! My kids are always looking for socks. You can never go wrong with socks! Don’t be boring though! Pick up some fun designs socks at your local Dollar Stores. The designs can be simple and also used to determine who’s are who’s so there are no siblings stealing each other’s new socks! You can also pick up more personal items like new toothbrushes, and other stocking stuffers for under $10 combined at the Dollar Store. I love that place! :-) 

Kijiji isn’t only for used stuff! You can find some mint or even new condition older kid toys like Lego or collector's items for less than trying to get it through an online auction. Check around your local online buy and sell websites for things like LEGO kits, action figures and more. 

Gift cards. Not only great for tweens and teens to shop for themselves when you can’t figure it out but also great to have handy as a last-minute gift. We all do it, forget that one awesome person who probably should have been higher on the gifting list but it’s the thought that counts at all! You can get gift cards for ANYTHING these days so the sky’s the limit, my friends!

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It’s that time of year when this mama is playing "Santa" along with my friends in the blogging world. We got a huge surprise last week and we just had to tell you about it!! 

Hasbro sent us the latest edition of Baby Alive: Happy Hungry Baby to review for the upcoming 2019 holiday season! Ah, this doll brings back memories from when I was a kid; I too had a Baby Alive doll in the 1980s. She was my favourite and this holiday season I hope she is under your tree for your little mama or papa to enjoy! 

Baby Alive is cuter ever with her updated features. She makes playing make-believe a whole lot more real! She moves and says over 50 phrases/sounds (including ones for "dada" too)! She comes with her own tray, bib, spoon, bowl and doll food! 

Click here to see her specs on the Hasbro website! 

Baby Alive comes with curly blonde hair and blue eyes, black hair and brown eyes or brown hair and dark blue eyes. Each doll comes dressed in a cute toddler outfit!

Great for kids ages 3+

Canadians can find them at Walmart or Toys R Us. In the USA, they are available at Target! 

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