Our New Normal

Christopher iPad

Jim started a new job at the beginning of December. He’d been working from home for almost three years, starting right before Christopher went to kindergarten, and it was so wonderful. He was able to get Christopher on and off the bus while I kept working a normal schedule (8 AM – 4:30 PM roughly). […]

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Birthday Survey

Kate and Christopher Playing Pinball

Today is my 38th birthday! I bought my own presents this year – books (using my Christmas gift cards) and some clothes (some with money from my mom). I usually do this short survey of favorites with Christopher on his birthdays, and I thought it would be fun to do it for myself this year. […]

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Juvenile Pile: Monsters, Magic, and Shoes

Christopher on Swing

I continue to reserve books from the library after reading about them on other children’s book blogs. While Christopher does his assigned reading in the afternoons, we still read at night. And while I primarily read to him, he sometimes decides to read an extra picture book to me. Here are some of the books […]

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A Year of Small Improvements

Front of House, Blue Siding

The other day while driving home from work, I had an inspired idea. We’re kind of low on funds right now because we bought a car in June, and while we’ve paid it off, we haven’t paid ourselves back for it. We keep an emergency fund in an online savings account, and I borrowed $5,000 […]

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New Year, New You (TBB Asks – January 2018)

TBB Asks - January 2018

I saw this questionnaire on Rebel Mommy Book Blog, and I couldn’t resist doing it. It’s originally from The Blended Blog. Resolutions or no resolutions? No resolutions this year. Some years I do them, but I didn’t really come up with anything profound this year. I do have a project in the works though, which […]

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Kid Lit: Don’t Forget Dexter!

Don't Forget Dexter! by Lindsay Ward

Don’t Forget Dexter! by Lindsay Ward is a terrific new picture book that checks all the boxes. It’s funny. It’s emotional. It’s relatable (for kids and adults). And it breaks the fourth wall by addressing the reader directly. The text is written in different font sizes to indicate Dexter’s voice volume. And the illustrations are super […]

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So…where have I been?

Basketball Christopher

Life has gotten busy lately, so blogging has taken a back seat. I am really going to try to change that. I miss writing. I miss chatting with people online. I’m still here – reading, parenting, and living my life. There are some things that are eating into my time lately. Parent Organizing at School […]

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Migrating to WordPress

I’ve been wanting to change this site over to WordPress since I started my other blog, Opinionated Book Lover, in August 2016. Since I haven’t been posting lately, I figured now would be a good time to do it. My goal is to complete the transfer by the end of January. What that means… I […]

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