Posts tagged "Books"

Chelsea Clinton's "She Persisted" a must-read for all ages

Chelsea Clinton's "She Persisted" a must-read for all ages
Chelsea Clinton has added children’s book author to her resume recently releasing “She Persisted 13 American Women Who Changed the World.” This book, beautifully illustrated by Alexandra Boiger, was inspired by Elizabeth Warren’s refusal to be silenced by the Senate. This created many marches and women who have spoken out on how they too have... Read more »

Thirty things to do with your kids this summer

Thirty things to do with your kids this summer
My kids have completed day one of summer.  There are many things I want to do with my kids this summer and I looked forward to the schedule-free days with my quickly growing little ones. Now that there remains close to 20 days until family vacation and camp happens, I admit I’m getting slightly nervous of... Read more »

What I am reading: Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

What I am reading: Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life
The recently deceased Chicago author, Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life sat on my coffee table for close to a week waiting to be read. Life is busy.  Last night I eyed the book while instead of reading was dealing with dinner, kids, driving, homework, reading, emails and at about 10:30 p.m. I finally got... Read more »
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What I'm watching: Big Little Lies

What I'm watching: Big Little Lies
Yes, I’ve been watching a lot of television lately.  I’m comfortable and happy in our new home and really all right with this low-key suburban lifestyle. As a writer, it is interesting for me to watch an entire series back to back to notice references, smart thinking and keeps me wondering what happens next.  Remember when... Read more »

What I am reading: Unselfie

What I am reading: Unselfie
Michelle Borba’s Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World is a hot commodity these days.  It took me six-weeks on the library wait list to receive my copy.  Once I finally got it in my hands, I indulged quickly trying to savor up all the details. The word empathy has sparked many family conversations since.... Read more »

What I am reading: Modern Lovers

What I am reading: Modern Lovers
Sitting in the sun and reading is one of my favorite summer pastimes.  My latest page-turning beach read is Modern Lovers by best-selling author Emma Straub. College friends Elizabeth, Andrew and Zoe have grown up and celebrated marriage, new homes, businesses and families together. Suddenly they are witnessing their own offspring reaching maturity and ultimately... Read more »
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What I am reading: Eleven Hours

What I am reading: Eleven Hours
We are in South Carolina for our annual family beach vacation and I am reading the powerful Eleven Hours by Pamela Erens.  The acclaimed novel follows the daunting hours of labor, delivery and two soon-to-be mothers while slowly unveiling their interesting and complicated backgrounds. Erens accurately captures the emotions and events during the incredible journey of pregnancy... Read more »

What I am reading: When Breath Becomes Air

What I am reading: When Breath Becomes Air
Last week I had a day where I was feeling sorry for myself. My husband was working long hours, the kids each were struggling with their own little, but big in their minds, issues, my to-do list was very long and the dog got into the garbage and coffee grinds were peppered throughout my kitchen... Read more »

What I am reading: Grow Vegetables

What I am reading: Grow Vegetables
This is the time of year that I begin planning my garden.  Over the years, I’ve grown a few vegetables in my small, mostly shady urban backyard, but know there is always more to learn.  I stumbled upon Alan Buckingham’s Grow Vegetables at the library and dove into it as soon as I got home.... Read more »
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Books to read on vacation

Books to read on vacation
My sister and I returned late last night from a relaxing and luxurious girls weekend on the beach.  One of the highlights was to be able to get away, reflect and read without being interrupted. First, I read No Ordinary Life by Suzanne Redfearn pretty quickly.  The story centers around a single mom struggling to... Read more »