Must Watch: How to Stream ‘Just Mercy’ for Free This Month

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To help everyone learn and understand more about the systemic racism that plagues our country and legal system, Warner Bros. has made Just Mercy free to rent on digital streaming platforms this month. The film is rated PG-13, and it’s an important movie for families to watch together and discuss.

Just Mercy was adapted from the book of the same name and the film follows the story of civil-rights attorney Bryan Stevenson (played by Michael B. Jordan) as he fights to overturn the wrongful murder conviction of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx) and free him from death row.

Bryan Stevenson is a Harvard graduate who founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit dedicated to criminal justice reform, racial justice, and public education.

Walter McMillan was released from death row in 1993 after the Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that he had been wrongfully convicted in 1988. He died in 2013.

Dog Dad Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21st so it will be here before you know it. We’ve put together a list of some cool and unique gifts for dog dads. Most items include free 2-day shipping, but expect some gifts to take a few extra days for delivery under the current Coronavirus conditions. Plan now and surprise your favorite dog dad with a gift to match his personality and interests!

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dog Dads

For the pizza-loving dog dad: Matching Dad and Dog pizza shirts $19.95

The grill master dog dad gift: Grill Dog Cedar BBQ Grill Scraper $19.99

For the dog dad who loves coffee: Dog Coffee Pour Over Cone + Mug Set (multi breeds) $13.99

For the dog dad who loves his car: Kurgo Dog Car Seat Cover $41.95

The ‘Who’s Your Daddy’ Dog Dad gift: Embark Dog DNA Breed + Health Test $169

For the dog dad who likes beer: Dog Lover Beer Glasses $14.99

For the office dog dad: Dachshund Dog Shaped Paper Clips  $13.99

For the dog dad who travels a lot: Furbo Pet Camera with Treat Dispenser $199

For the sporty dog dad: Kurgo Hands-Free Reflective Dog Leash for Running and Hiking $21.96

For the artsy dog dad: DIY Paint Your Pet Gift Pack $59.99

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Author Interview: Always Eat After 7 PM by Joel Marion

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If you missed my earlier post, I’m currently reading ​Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight by Joel Marion. I promised to keep you updated, and I’m back with some more info including a Q & A with the author.

I decided to try this rule-breaking diet because I’ve been struggling to lose weight and the plans that worked in the past haven’t been working for me recently. This diet is a really different approach, so I decided to shake things up and give it a shot!

Based on surprising science, Always Eat After 7 PM debunks popular diet myths and offers an easy-to-follow diet that accelerates fat-burning and allows you to indulge in your most intense food cravings. We’ve been traditionally taught to avoid carbs, have an early dinner, and never eat before bed, but the fact is, the latest scientific research shows us this earlier model is not the most ideal. The most challenging times to curb hunger are just before bed and in the morning. By following the Always Eat After 7PM program, you have the most willpower to stay on the diet because you are eating during the hours when you are most hungry. This also puts you into both intermittent fasting increasing testosterone and your metabolism, while putting you into ketosis.

One interesting thing I’ve learned from the book so far is related to thyroid function and why it might be better to eat later in the day than some other diets suggest: “Avoiding carbohydrates and restricting calories later in the day can have an adverse effect on your thyroid hormones, which play a major role in metabolism. When the thyroid fails to secrete enough of the hormones that control metabolism, this can trigger symptoms like fatigue, depression, weight gain, thinning hair, and dry skin.”

Best-selling author and fitness expert, Joel Marion

What inspired you to write the book?
After authoring 6 best selling books it was glaringly obvious there were 2 huge misconceptions about dieting that needed to be exposed. The first is that you can’t eat late at night or before bed, which science now shows is NOT true. And second, you can’t eat large portions that satisfy your natural instinct. This book solves both these problems by providing an evidence-based, enjoyable approach to dieting that can be used by any person to quickly achieve their weight loss goals.

What was the most surprising discovery when you were researching scientific data for the diet?
That almost everything my college education and certifications taught me was NOT grounded in published scientific research.

How difficult is the Always Eat After 7 PM plan to follow?
It’s not. And that’s exactly why I wrote the book. While any diet is never truly easy, it can be more enjoyable and much easier to adhere to when you understand how Always Eat After 7pm works because it caters to our bodies natural instincts.

Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight by Joel Marion is now available to purchase. Learn more about the book and how to purchase here.

Super Chewer Box Review + Coupon: HYPER SPACE!

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It’s time for this month’s Super Chewer Box review. We’re still stuck at home during the Coronavirus shutdown, but this month’s Super Chewer theme takes us all the way to Hyper Space. It’s a galactic collection of toys and treats that are out of this world!

The Super Chewer Box from the folks at BarkBox is designed for dogs who are toy destroyers and need more long-lasting meaty chews. If you’ve been thinking about getting your dog a subscription box but worry the toys and treats won’t last, then this one is for you.

Daisy’s subscription has been customized for her size and food sensitivities, and your dog’s plan can be, too.

Sizes are: “Small but Mighty” for up to 20 pound dogs, “Middle Weight” 20-50 pounds, “Large and in Charge” for dogs 50+ pounds.

Every Super Chewer Box includes $40+ worth of dog stuff:

  • 2 Extremely durable dog toys (plus free toy replacement, no questions asked)
  • 2 Full-size bags of natural dog treats (made in USA)
  • 2 long-lasting meat chews (made in USA)
  • Free US Shipping
  • Satisfaction Guarantee

Read on to see what was in the May Super Chewer Box.

Then be sure to use our exclusive coupon code: WOOFWOOFMAMA to get a FREE extra month added to any plan! (yes, even the monthly no commitment plan)

Here’s a look at what was in this month’s Super Chewer Box along with the retail values of each item if purchased separately:

May Super Chewer Box Dog Toys

Dog Star Dog Toy ($14 retail value) This beef scented nylon toy is is perfect for dogs that like to chew! Add peanut butter for additional mental stimulation. Its dishwasher safe when cleaning is needed.

Nebula Treat Dispensing Dog Toy ($14 retail value) Built to keep playtime going, this toy dispenses treats, rolls and wobbles to keep your pup interested!

May Super Chewer Box Dog Treats

Peanut Butter Cosmic Cookies ($5 retail value) Made with wholesome, scrumptious ingredients including peanut butter, honey, blueberries, and vanilla. The taste will have your dog begging for seconds at warp speed!

Light Year Lamb Treats ($5 retail value) Delicious real lamb is the first ingredient. This grain-free, all-natural recipe also includes wholesome, soothing ingredients like carrots, chamomile, and lavender. The perfect antidote to too much HYPER space.

Deep Space Tastes Sweet Potato Recipe X2 ($6 retail value) We received not one but TWO of these hard and chewy sweet potato stick dog treats.

Deep Space Tastes Peanut Butter Carob Recipe ($3 retail value) Another awesome chew stick for dogs. These are great because they can be broken in half to save some for later.

Just like with the toys, every Super Chewer treat comes with a happiness guarantee. If you or your dog don’t love something, let them know and Super Chewer will send you something else and help you to personalize your dog’s box for future deliveries.

Super Chewer Box Cost and Value

By our calculation, this month’s Super Chewer box had $47 worth of dog toys, treats and chews if you were to purchase them all separately. That makes the subscription a real bargain when you consider that plans starts as low as $29/month with free US shipping included.

Super Chewer Coupon Code

If you’d like to try BarkBox Super Chewer box for your toy destroyer, visit this link and use Super Chewer coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA to get a FREE month added to any order of 1-month or longer.

BarkBox Review + Coupon: Scooby-Doo Edition

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Dog lovers, it’s time for this month’s BarkBox review, where Daisy and I give you an insider’s look at all the dog toys, treats and surprises that come with the world’s most popular dog subscription box.

The May BarkBox was a special limited-edition box designed especially for the release of the new SCOOB! movie. The theater launch was cancelled because of stay at home orders, but the film was released for at home viewingreleased for at home viewing and you can still download the free watch party kit here!

Each month’s BarkBox theme is different, and this month’s Scooby-Doo theme really gives you an idea how much thought and effort goes into creating each and every BarkBox. While this box is sold out, you can sign up now and get in on the June BarkBox so your dog doesn’t miss out on another month of goodies.

As with each month’s dog subscription box from BarkBox, this one included 2 fun toys inspired by the theme, plus 2 full-size bags of dog treats and a tasty meat chew. You can expect a value of $30-$40 worth of dog toys and treats in each month’s BarkBox, for as low as $21/month including Free US Shipping. Read on to see what we thought of our May BarkBox.

Daisy gets the large dog box which is shown in all our BarkBox reviews, but whatever size your dog is, they will get the same number of toys and treats in appropriate sizes. Treats are also customized based on whether you specify food allergies in your dog’s BarkBox profile.

We hope you’ll stay for our BarkBox review but if you are just here for the BarkBox coupon, promo code WOOFWOOFMAMA will get you a FREE extra month added to any order of 1-month or more at BarkBox.com/woofwoofmama.

May BarkBox Dog Toys

  • Scooby-Doo Dog Toy ($12 retail value) This SCOOB dog toy is adorable and a great size! for medium to large dogs. He’s got crinkle material and a big squeaker. Perfect for a cuddle or a game of fetch.

  • The Mystery Machine Dog Toy ($12 retail value) This van is packed with everything the gang needs to hit the road and we just love all the details. Super fun and groovy!

BarkBox dog toys are always super cute and unique, and the BarkBox folks never fail to surprise and delight us with something new in each month’s box. Not every dog gets the same toys in their BarkBox, so here’s a look at some of the variations.

May BarkBox Dog Treats

THREE varieties of Scooby Snacks in this month’s box!

  • Peanut Butter with Blueberry and Vanilla Dog Treats ($5 retail value)
  • Lamb with Chamomile and Lavender Dog Treats ($5 retail value)
  • Scooby Snack Hard and Chewy Peanut Butter Chew Stick ($3 retail value)

We (and everyone we know) LOVED this month’s BarkBox, but if you ever receive a toy or treat that doesn’t make you happy or that isn’t suitable for your dog, know that BarkBox will send you a FREE replacement with no questions asked. You don’t even have to send back the unwanted item. They encourage you to donate or share it, and will send you a replacement more to your dog’s liking! It’s part of their Scout’s Honor Satisfaction Guarantee that comes with every delivery.

There are always extras and fun surprises in each BarkBox, so be sure to check the inserts that come with your dog’s box. This month’s extra surprise is a super cute Scooby-Doo dog tag to cut out and put on your dog’s collar so he or she can be part of the SCOOB! gang! Very cute as a photo prop for your dog’s Instagram or other social media profiles.

BarkBox Cost and Value

By our calculation, this month’s BarkBox had $37 worth of dog toys and  treats if you were to purchase them all separately.

That’s a great value when you consider that subscription prices start at $21/month with free US Shipping.

In addition to saving money, we also love the WOW-factor and excitement of getting a new delivery of surprises each month. It’s a chance to discover new dog treats and toys that we might not have known about otherwise. And the BarkBox toys are really Instagram-worthy, making them the perfect photo props in addition to some amazing and unique dog toys!

To learn more about Classic and Super Chewer BarkBox, visit our BarkBox Coupon and Review Page for BarkBox coupon codes, reviews and photos.

BarkBox Coupon
  • Want a FREE BarkBox? Use coupon code: WOOFWOOFMAMA at checkout to add a free extra month to any order of 1 month or longer.

All BarkBox plans include FREE Shipping for US orders. Click THIS LINK to get started customizing a box for your pup!