Posts tagged "Books"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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What I am reading: "Gracefully Grayson"

What I am reading: "Gracefully Grayson"
At our neighborhood bookstore recently browsing with my son, I came across Gracefully Grayson and realized I went to high school and overnight camp with the author, Ami Polonsky.  After diving into the book, inspired and impressed; I contacted Ami and am happy to share our interview with you. When and how did you first... Read more »

What I am reading: 'American Housewife: Stories'

What I am reading: 'American Housewife: Stories'
This new book, packed with 12 short stories, caught my eye at our neighborhood bookstore.  American Housewife: Stories is an honest collection of  snippets of domestic life that explores everything from infertility to infidelity. Writer, housewife and shrewd poker player Helen Ellis compiles a witty, fresh and unique commentary on modern motherhood. The first story, What I... Read more »

Recipes, books, yoga and healthy living links to read

Recipes, books, yoga and healthy living links to read
If you are in the reading mood, here are some of my favorites articles I’ve published here over the years.  I hope your holidays are filled with peace and love. Stay healthy The good and bad of the Fitbit Ten tips for a three-day juice cleanse Oil Pulling: your mouth will feel very clean after... Read more »
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What I am Reading: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

What I am Reading: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Have you heard about The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo?  The New York Times Bestseller has sold over three million copies. As someone who craves an always organized home, I had to see what all the fuss was about. At the beginning of the book,... Read more »