Book Review: All Joy and No Fun

All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior Goodreads Summary: In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior isolates and analyzes the many ways in which children reshape their parents’ lives, whether it’s their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. […]

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Why I #FeelTheBern

Last night, Jim and I attended the Bernie Sanders rally in Milwaukee. It was awesome! He hit on all of the important issues, and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to him speak uninterrupted for an hour. It was well worth standing for 6 hours. My body hurt so much, but I didn’t even care. My heart […]

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Book Review: Time After Time (YA)

Time After Time (Time Between Us #2) by Tamara Ireland Stone Goodreads Summary: Calling Anna and Bennett’s romance long distance is an understatement: she’s from 1995 Chicago and he’s a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco. The two of them never should have met, but they did. They fell in love, even though they knew they […]

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Kid Lit: Squirrel Me Timbers

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Squirrel Me Timbers by Louise Pigott To be published on April 1, 2016 Goodreads Summary: Ahoy mateys! A young squirrel has always dreamed of sailing the seas as a pirate. So when he finds a treasure map, he can […]

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Book Review: Hello? (YA)

Hello? by Liza M. Wiemer Goodreads Summary: One HELLO can change a life. One HELLO can save a life. Tricia: A girl struggling to find her way after her beloved grandma’s death. Emerson: A guy who lives his life to fulfill promises, real and hypothetical. Angie: A girl with secrets she can only express through poetry. […]

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Joy in the Moment: First Day of Spring Hike

I am listening to All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood right now. I’ll review the book next week, but it’s an interesting commentary on the effects of children on parents. The book has me thinking about what I enjoy about being a mother. I think it boils down to four things: Experience […]

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Book Review: The Edge of Lost

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The Edge of Lost by Kristina McMorris Goodreads Summary: On a cold night in October 1937, searchlights cut through the darkness around Alcatraz. A prison guard’s only daughter—one of the youngest civilians who lives on the island—has gone missing. Tending the […]

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Book Review: Time Between Us (YA)

Time Between Us (Time Between Us #1) by Tamara Ireland Stone Goodreads Summary: Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett has the unique ability to travel through time and space, which brings him into Anna’s life, and with him a new […]

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