The Dovekeepers, the CBS Television event that celebrates the courage of women

Disclosure: The writer was given the opportunity to  watch The Dovekeepers prior to its airing on CBS. 

The strength and resilience of women is known but often not celebrated. Women who have determination to act on their passion, to voice their opinion and to stand tall on their beliefs can be ridiculed or persecuted. In the CBS television event, The Dovekeepers, the beloved novel about determined women, reminds all of us that strength and courage should be celebrated.

The Dovekeepers, originally a book by Alice Hoffman, shares the store of the Roman assault on Masada and the women who bravely stand tall to save the truth for history.  Carefully woven together, the characters of Yael, Aziza and Shirah transcend traditional women's roles. These characters balance their fortitude with the enormous passion for the men in their lives. Giving into their love doesn't make them weak, rather their clear vision of life allows them to survive where others falter.

The CBS limited engagement event, airing March 31 and April 1, transports viewers into the ancient world. The story is shared as Yael and Shirah share recount their stories for history. While others took easier paths, these two women refused to succumb to the pressures of others. In the end, the women's resilience allowed their story, and some secrets, to be shared as an example for all women.

While the book, The Dovekeepers, is a beautifully written piece of prose, the CBS adaptation will appease fans of the novel. The two day event balances the strength of characters with the majestic setting. Even those who are unfamiliar with the novel will be swept away in the grandeur and compelling story.

The Dovekeepers will air on CBS Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1. Please check local listings for exact times.

Roma Downey and multiple Emmy Award winner Mark Burnett (SURVIVOR, “The Voice”), the production team behind the Emmy-nominated 10-hour miniseries “The Bible,” are bringing this story to CBS. The Dovekeepers is the first project from CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios’ Limited Series and Event Programming unit. It is a co-production between CBS Television Studios and LightWorkers Media, a division of United Artists Media Group.

The Dovekeepers written by Alice Hoffman is available at bookstores and online.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer's Network.

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Restful slumber in luxiourous luxury sateen Egyptian cotton - review

In my hectic, sometime chaotic life, bedtime is a welcome reprieve. Finally being able to rest my head on a fluffy pillow and climb between soft, cool sheets sometimes comes later than I would wish. Still these fleeting hours of quiet solitude restores me to battle through another busy day.

Since I cherish my sleep, a quality set of sheets is paramount. For me, I look for soft, supple sheets. Sheets that are too crisp become scratchy during the night. I want sheets that feel welcoming when I get into bed. My new favorite set of sheets are 700 Thread Count Luxury Soft Cotton Silky Sateen Sheet Set by Francois et Mimi. 

These sheets are soft to the touch and feel great throughout the night. The extra deep pockets help to keep the sheets secure on the bed. Even with all the tossing and turning, the sheets don't ride up or bunch at the end of the bed. Most importantly, I feel that these sheets keep cool throughout the night. 

While I haven't washed these sheets numerous times, I have noticed that they have been wearing well. I haven't noticed that the softness is deceasing with each wash. The thread count helps with wear. Overall, I am pleased with these sheets. 

700 Thread Count Luxury Soft Cotton Silky Sateen Sheet Set by Francois et Mimi.  is available at The sheets are available in Queen and King sets. The company offers a wide array of colors. Sets are priced at $89.99.

Give yourself the gift of a soft, comforting night's sleep with a new set of 700 Thread Count Luxury Soft Cotton Silky Sateen Sheet set. 

Disclosure: The reviewer received these sheets for purposes of this review. All opinions are her own and were not influenced by anyone.


Mission Critical, ultimate baby products for dad, #giveaway

Mission Critical #Giveaway

A few men are brave enough to carry the bright pink diaper bag or the purple baby carrier to a store. Some moms would jump for joy if the men would be more enthusiastic about helping with baby duty. Maybe it's all in the presentation. Mission Critical is making baby products with the male style in mind.

This great giveaway is sponsored by Mission Critical and hosted by Mom Does Reviews and her best bloggy friends.
Mission Critical has created the ultimate baby products for dad.  They have diaper bags AND an amazing carrier too!  One of Mom Does Reviews' readers said that there is nothing manlier than a strong man who babywears... well, I'd have to say that there is is nothing better than a strong man babywearing a little one in a carrier just as strong as he is.

Mission Critical ProductsAbout the Mission Critical Baby Carrier:
The Mission Critical Baby Carrier is a front carry baby carrier. Simple, intuitive design makes it easy to put on and secure your baby. Baby can face in or out, depending on their stage of development. It features a removable and washable liner, hidden hood, MOLLE straps for customization, and a unique secure vest design allowing full freedom of hands and mobility. (Shown with optional Carrier Daypack). 
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  • For Babies approx 8-35 lbs
  • 1000D Nylon outer construction
  • Meets ASTM F2236-14 regulations for baby carriers
  • YKK zippers
  • Sun shield
  • MOLLE attachment front and back
  • Weight 36.5 oz
Victoria's baby boy is worn inside his Mission Critical Baby Carrier each day for his daytime naps.  With five siblings at home, there is no other way he will sleep than while being held.  The carrier created by Mission Critical is comfortable for both dad and baby the entire time! About the Mission Critical Daypack:
The Mission Critical Carrier Daypack is a versatile backpack custom designed to attach to the back of the Mission Critical Baby Carrier using the MOLLE system, or worn alone using the stowable shoulder straps. The Carrier Daypack features a side access changing pad and a large compartment with all the room needed for extra diapers, wipes, changes of clothes, snacks or whatever you may need. The Carrier Daypack also has the MOLLE system allowing any accessories you purchase to fit the M1 Carrier Daypack as well. Using the Carrier Daypack on the back of the Mission Critical Baby Carrier helps create an evenly distributed load making it easier to stand up straight.
  • 1000D Nylon Fabric construction
  • Military grade fabrics and construction
  • Direct MOLLE attachment to the Mission Critical Baby Carrier
  • Weight 29 oz
  • Volume 20 Liters
  • Easy Access Changing pad
  • Stowable shoulder straps
The Daypack really helps to keep weight distributed.  Attach it quickly with the clips or securely with the MOLLE system.  Mom can leave her diaper bag at home because dad will be able to carry everything on his own.
You want to win a carrier and daypack right?  Who wouldn't want to win this setup?
Read Victoria's Review at Mom Does Reviews.
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies #TheHobbit giveaway

The Hobbit is a classic series of books that translates well to the movie screen. Whether you have read all the books or have seen all the movies, each installment tells a tale that is entertaining. The third installment in the Hobbit movie franchise is "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.
The Hobbit is available on Blu-ray and Digital HD. For more information on this movie, please visit iTunes or Amazon.
For Hobbit fans and those new to the movie franchise, the creators have shared this interactive app.

Have you found your Middle Earth Weapon on Choice?

Here's a chance to get own your own copy of the The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

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Stylish Spring accessorized with Kate Spade Tote #Giveaway

Once the snow melts, bright, bold colors are on the horizon. Why carry that boring, black bag that you've used all winter. Trade out the winter bag for a gorgeous, new Kate Spade tote for Spring. The bright colors are perfect for Spring and Summer. Show off your new look.  

Win a Kate Spade Tote!

Spring is here and what better way to celebrate it but with an awesome designer bag giveaway. Together with my blogger friends we’re giving you a chance to win an authentic Kate Spade Bon Shopper Tote Bag. Spring fashion is all about bright colors and prints, and this Kate Spade bag is the perfect accessory to add a pop of color to your spring outfit.

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90 days to a better you - Fé Fit Women's 13-Week, 90-Day Workout Program - review

One of the biggest reasons why moms don't work out is that there is no time. From making breakfast to helping with homework, mom/me time is the lowest priority on the to-do list. Still, every woman understands that her health should be a priority. Working out is part of a healthy lifestyle. The goal is to fit the workout in the free minutes during the day. With Fe Fit Women's 13-Week, 90-Day workout program, ladies can get a complete workout in the limited free time during the day.

The Fe Fit Women's 13-Week, 90 Day workout is a fast, easy way for women to burn fat and create a lean shape. The concept is to work out in short, intense 30 minute bursts, 3 times a week. Each work out is designed for a woman's body. From reducing the arm flap to flattening the stomach, the program can help transform those problem areas that women want to tone.

As a busy mom, I appreciate the amount of work built into a small amount of time. The key to this workout regime is to concentrate thoroughly during the 30 minute workout. With total concentration and 110% effort, this workout system can produce visible results. If you can't dedicate the time or the effort, this workout may not be the best fit for you.

Another key item to this program is the flexibility and variety of the workouts.  The workout system consists of 7 fitness genres, Cardio Circuit, Core, Lower Body, Upper Body, Total Body Toning, Barre and, Stretch Flow exercises. Each genre offers a different focus. The variety allows total body sculpting through the variety. With dedication to the plan, the user can find improvement in her overall body appearance.

Fe Fit Women's 13-Week, 90-Day Workout Program consists of 8 discs featuring 28 unique fitness videos. It is available on and retails for approximately $119.85.  

Make a commitment to yourself and find 30 minutes a day to workout. With Fe Fit Women's 13-Week, 90-Day Workout Program, a better you is just weeks away.  

Disclosure: The reviewer received this item for purposes of this post. All opinions are her own.