Tag: Books

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Adult Coloring Books: A Meditative and Therapeutic Way to Unwind

Adult Coloring Books: A Meditative and Therapeutic Way to Unwind
Adult coloring books are suddenly showing up everywhere I turn.  Although the concept is nothing new, I must admit I am hopping aboard this new trend and loving the peaceful and creative way to spend time. This mindless activity is therapeutic and an excellent distraction to wind down and escape from work, stress and our... Read more »
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What I am reading: Where'd You Go, Bernadette

What I am reading: Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Reading is not high on my to-do list these days, although the stack of books by my bed says otherwise.  Luckily, I had the chance to fly through Where’d You Go, Bernadette: A Novel by Maria Semple. This easy read follows Bernadette Fox, a former successful architect now agoraphobic, her Microsoft-guru husband and gifted daughter... Read more »

What I am Reading: The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins reminds me of Gone Girl, but the ending is so much better. I’ve been sneaking away from my work, kids and husband to read this thriller and find out what happened to Megan, a London wife that goes missing. I want to say more, but I don’t... Read more »

What I am reading: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

What I am reading: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
I began reading Attachments by Rainbow Rowell on the beach in Florida earlier this month.  When I got home life got busy and I put it aside.   I picked it back up yesterday and read right through it in one sitting.  It is an easy read, very modern and deals with a topic that applies... Read more »
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What I am Reading: Understand Your Child's Sensory Signals

What I am Reading: Understand Your Child's Sensory Signals
I am beginning on the journey of learning about sensory disorders.  This book, Understanding Your Child’s Sensory Signals by Angie Voss, is an easy to read look at different sensory signals and the offers ideas to help. There are over 200 issues mentioned, some more severe than others.  Here are just a few: Loves Rain... Read more »