Posts tagged "Reading"

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: 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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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 »

The moments that happen that are not on social media

The moments that happen that are not on social media
Entering the new year I’ve been reflecting about the message I (or we) are sending by posting happy picture perfect photos on social media.  Are we trying to share the good times in our lives, bragging or portraying a false reality? Now that my kids are getting older and more active online, YouTube is heaven... Read more »

What I am reading: Marian Keyes' "The Woman Who Stole My Life"

What I am reading: Marian Keyes' "The Woman Who Stole My Life"
Reading is not always easy for me.  Most times when I attempt to delve deep into a good story, I find myself unable to focus and filled with guilt because there is always something that needs to be done. On a recent 4-hour plane ride I had no distractions and read almost half of the 500-page hardcover.... Read more »
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When your child is smarter than you are

When your child is smarter than you are
There have been many qualities to describe me in life: sensitive, strong, positive and thoughtful but smart has never been one of them.  I am not saying that I am dumb, I graduated college with a degree and know that I have accomplishments.  I’ve never been a data person (I was never good at Trivia... Read more »

What I'm Reading Now: "Crazy Sexy Diet"

What I'm Reading Now: "Crazy Sexy Diet"
To begin, I don’t really like to use the word diet.  In general diets don’t work and create a negative and sometimes dangerous image in my head.  I tell my kids not to use the word diet or fat for that matter. I knew of Kris Carr from one of my yoga intensives and figured... Read more »

What I am reading: "Eleanor & Park"

What I am reading: "Eleanor & Park"
I bought Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell awhile back at a random bookstore outing with my son.  The cover art is what attracted me to the novel. The New York Times Bestseller sat on my nightstand with my other stack of books for a long time before I cracked it open this week. Immediately I was... Read more »
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The book I am reading that I cannot put down

The book I am reading that I cannot put down
A couple weeks ago my Mom texted me. “I read a good book over the weekend; Me Before You.” “I’ll look for it.” I responded “Just a suggestion since you may have free time with hubby traveling.”  Yes, my Mom said “hubby.” Moms are always right.  A few days later, I didn’t know what to... Read more »