Girls Weekend in NYC!

Fifteen years ago when my sister and I graduated from college, my mother took us on a surprise trip to NYC. We saw a couple of plays, saw the destruction of 9/11, and generally toured the city. Last weekend we finally made it back to New York for another girls weekend. We had a blast! […]

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Kid Lit: Be a Star, Wonder Woman!

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Be a Star, Wonder Woman! by Michael Dahl To be published on August 1, 2017. Goodreads Summary: As a new day dawns, a young girl faces the ultimate challenge: school! Follow along as she demonstrates her greatest superpower (sharing), overcomes […]

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Juvenile Pile: Many Half-Read Books

I don’t know if Christopher is getting burnt out on chapter books or what. I feel like he’s been struggling to finish books recently. We keep starting new ones and then never making it to the end – whether it’s because they’re due back to the library or I just pick them all up and […]

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Kid Lit: Different? Same!

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Different? Same! by Heather Tekavec Published on May 2, 2017. Goodreads Summary: This clever picture book introduces the concept of animal characteristics by highlighting how there can be both differences and similarities within a group. For example, the zebra gallops, […]

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Great Reads from March & April 2017

I forgot to write this post back in April, so I’m combining the last two months. This list includes the 4-star and 5-star books I reviewed in the last two months. Click on the book title to read my full review over on Opinionated Book Lover. When We Were on Fire by Addie Zierman Evangelical […]

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Kid Lit: The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do by Ashley Spires Published on May 2, 2017. Goodreads Summary: Lou and her friends are BRAVE adventurers. They run FASTER than airplanes. They build MIGHTY fortresses. They rescue WILD animals. But one day, when they […]

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Our First Solo Family Vacation

We go on vacation a lot, but we don’t often travel to places we’ve never been, and we’ve never gone somewhere new just the 3 of us. Usually if we’re going somewhere new, we meet someone there – my sister, my parents, etc. On our way home from FL this past Thanksgiving, Christopher asked if […]

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Juvenile Pile: Ridiculous and Wonderful

Life has gotten in the way of blogging lately, but thankfully not in the way of reading. Although, Jim and I recently adjusted our bedtime assignments, so he’s now doing 4 nights a week with Christopher, and I only put him to bed 3 times a week. Factoring in babysitters, I feel like we’ve been […]

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