Month in review: October

What happened to October?! Seriously. This month went by way too quickly. It was full and busy though, so I guess that’s a good thing. Here’s a recap… Books – I finished 12 books this month (4 audio, 7 paper, 1 Kindle), including 1 re-read. – I read my October book for the 2015 Reading Challenge, […]

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Fiction Friday: Kindred Spirits

I started the Fiction Friday series last week. We’ll see how long I can keep it going. I already have ideas for the next several posts, and I’m hoping that in the future I will have more time to spend on these entries. I want to hone my skills and not feel like I’m rushing […]

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Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo Goodreads Summary: This guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing. Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled […]

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Book Review: Love Anthony

Love Anthony by Lisa Genova Goodreads Summary: From the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice and Left Neglected, comes a heartfelt novel about an accidental friendship that gives a grieving mother a priceless gift: the ability to understand the thoughts of her eight-year-old autistic son and make sense of his brief life. Two […]

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Book Review: After You

After You (Me Before You #2) by Jojo Moyes Goodreads Summary: How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living? Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without […]

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It’s happening again

Last year in 4K Christopher struggled with behavior. A LOT. He got in trouble constantly, and it turned him into a pretty miserable little person. At the end of February he was essentially kicked out of his daycare. It was a low moment for our family. I cried on the phone to my boss. It […]

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Fiction Friday: Moving Away

I said I was going to try to write some descriptive stories this month. I’d like to make it a series. A little ambitious? Probably! But I’d like to make this a weekly thing, so I need to force myself with public accountability. I’m calling it Fiction Friday. I may make it a link up at […]

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Book Review: How to Be Brave (YA)

I received this book for free from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. How to Be Brave by E . Katherine Kottaras To Be Published on November 3, 2015 Goodreads Summary: An emotional contemporary YA novel about love, loss, and having the courage to chase the life you truly want. Reeling from […]

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Home Improvement: Painting

Three years ago when we moved into our house, we made a tentative list of home improvements we wanted to do. This spring we finally got some lighting installing in our living room, and this past week we had the remaining rooms on the first floor painted. We’d had the kitchen/laundry room and the upstairs […]

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