It’s hard to believe the year is already half over. It’s been a good literary year so far. Looking through the list below, it’s clear that I’ve been indulging in some fantastic YA fiction – never a bad thing! I’ve also read a few great memoirs, some awesome literary fiction and some great read alouds with the kids as well! I’m linking up with The … Continue reading Top 10 Books I’ve Read This Year.
Indulge me while I share three completely unrelated bits of news and events and try to force them into being linear thoughts. In other words, get ready for the random. 1. We took the kids to see Inside Out this weekend and, as expected, the whole family basically adored it. I could tell from the previews and the cast alone that this movie was going to … Continue reading 3 Things.
We’ve had a busy week here! The kids are wrapping up their second week of swim lessons which have gone tremendously well (definitely signing them up for another two week session). I took the kids bowling yesterday and bowled basically the best game of my life (note: by no means an impressive score to anyone else, but to me – outstanding). We’ve finally hired a … Continue reading Link Love: Vol. 11
Sometimes I have a tendency to sell myself short. I will let other people do things for me simply because I believe they can do it better, faster, stronger (more than ever our work is never ooo-ooover). But how do you grow that way? Last weekend in the woods, I learned that I know how to set up a tent. After 6 years or so … Continue reading Things Learned in the Woods
MM drew this picture of his father based on a photo from our wedding day. Continue reading ww: family portraits
It’s been raining all morning, which made swift work of cancelling most of my plans for the morning. While I let the kids indulge in a little Phineas and Ferb time, I thought I’d take a stab at this A to Z book meme that I saw at Romance Novels for the Beach. Wanna play along? Send us a link to your answers or just … Continue reading A to Z: Another Bookish Survey
I’m linking up with Mama Kat again to answer one of her Weekly Writer’s Workshop Prompts. The choices this week were: 1. Write a blog post inspired by the word: listen” 2. Write a poem for your Father. 3. Share something you learned this week. 4. 10 Things you hope to accomplish this summer. 5. Describe a time you made things…awkward. I’m crazy busy this … Continue reading 10 Steps to an Amazing Summer.
My first thought after I finished reading The Duff by Kody Keplinger was “how did they manage to make this a movie?” While I enjoyed the book, it definitely seemed too racy for a teen movie. No parents would let their kids see this movie, right? No production company would be like “50 Shades of Grey but for sixteen year olds? Sure!” I honestly didn’t see how … Continue reading Book vs. Movie: The DUFF
They said it would rain on and off all day. In fact, it did rain on and off all day. But we somehow managed to find all the dry moments of the day to fit in swim lessons and a walk at our favorite botanical garden with my aunt who was in town to visit us. We could have stayed home and hidden from the … Continue reading ww: in between rain storms.