DVD Review and NEW! YouTube Channels! – by Cara Potapshyn Meyers



The Sweeter Side of Life and Meddling Mom 

Double Feature DVD

Indulge in two delightfully romantic comedies when the all-new original movies, The Sweeter Side Of Life and Meddling Mom arrive packaged together on DVD from Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. From an interfering mother whose love for her daughters is limitless, to a newly single woman who is forced to find herself after she thinks she has lost everything, both films are laugh-out-loud hilarious and fun for the whole family.

The Meddling Mom premiere was seen by one million unduplicated viewers making it the most watched Hallmark Movie Channel original movie premiere in network history among women 25-54, and the premiere plus five encores reached nearly 1.8 million viewers. The Sweeter Side of Life was seen by nearly 3.1 million unduplicated viewers on Hallmark Channel. 


Meddling Mom made me think of Mom’s from Italian, Jewish, or in this case, Hispanic cultures who only want the best for their grown children…except they end up going a little too far. This was also a laugh-out-loud, heart warming movie that had a VERY surprise ending! You’ll have to see the movie to find out for yourself !





Scene from “Meddling Mom”

Scene  from “Sweeter Side”

I love watching sweet, feel-good movies with happy endings! This double feature did not let me down! Living so close to New York City, and having grown up in a quiet suburban town, I could completely identify with the storyline in The Sweeter Side of Life. You find yourself loving the originally haute main character, Desiree. The ending put a big smile on my face!


Price: $14.98

Available NOW 

Language:    English

Running time: 180 minutes  


YouTube Channels!

Food and Fitness

My knowledge of technology is rapidly advancing! I’ve known about and occasionally used YouTube as a reference, to find a video to demonstrate something I needed help learning, or to watch my son find clips of how to play MineCraft better. I recently discovered that YouTube has actual channels! Like television channels but through YouTube! You can even “subscribe” to your favorites to go back to again and again! I will be featuring and reviewing some of these channels in my blogs as they are introduced to me. Several are now available to watch, as we transition from summer into the school season.

Now that the kids are heading back to school, it’s time to think about healthy lunches and snacks that they will actually eat to keep their energy up. YouTube Channels are a great destination for easy-to-make (and affordable) healthy lunches, such as Blogilates and Mac Barbie. Your readers can get creative with fun ideas such as Kin Community’s Juice Box Robots. These are also great and easy to prepare when school gets out and they need something to eat right away! What a quick, innovative way to choose healthy foods through watching a YouTube Channel!

As we wrap up summer, there are a few popular BBQ recipes that you can easily prepare for friends and family this Labor Day! BBQ Pit Boys, YouTube’s #1 cooking show for barbecue and grilling recipes, features everything from Ham with Pineapple Bacon to stuffed Baked Potato Bombs. Aussie Griller prepares simple, delicious BBQ recipes all the way from Sydney. 

YouTube is also a great place to learn how to make snacks and drinks to bring to a BBQ, such as Tastemade’s Watermelon Aqua Fresca and Nicko’s Kitchen’s Potato Salad.

Heat up the grill! I am ready for some Holiday food!


Even though summer is coming to an end, it doesn’t mean it’s an excuse to lose your summer figure. Keep up with your workouts with YouTube‘s top fitness channels!  Lionsgate’s BeFiT offers new workouts every weekday from top trainers, such as Denise Austin and Jillian Michaels, so it’s easy to find a workout routine that works for you!   






Tone It Up!, Blogilates and Sarah Fit feature workout videos that can be done anywhere, from your living room to the office, so there’s no excuse to stay in shape.



I love simple, quick, easy to do workouts. Now I can do them anywhere with YouTube Fitness Channels! The ones mentioned above are all terrific ways to keep fit no matter where you are. I think my iPad is going to be traveling with me quite a bit more from now on!



So there you have it! Food and Fitness Channels on YouTube! Who would have thought already established technology could be so much more fun and simple! I’m hooked! You will be too!


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