There's a chill in the air, pumpkin spice is back, and soon October will be here. For some it's a time for scary movies, jack o' lanterns, goblins, and ghouls. For others, like me, we have to tolerate "spooky...
Let me tell you about Lucky.  Lucky is a 95 pound yellow lab. She is turning thirteen years old this year. She is my best friend. Lucky was the first living thing my husband and I brought into our life to...
  We've seen the news. Our hearts are heavy. We grieve with our neighbors, friends and family. We're feeling sad and overwhelmed. We don't even know where to go from here. It's easy to feel helpless. Especially as white women. But may we...
Hello. My name is Leah, I am 40 years old, and I am addicted to Young Adult (YA) fiction.  And when I say "addicted" I mean "ADDICTED." As in, YA books are pretty much the only books I read. In...
Hey there, fellow bookworms! Bored and looking for something new to read? I love reading anything spooky, full of suspense, mystery, crime, thriller, horror - as long as it's not too sad. Below are three of my favorite underrated books. If you...
I love reading and I love St. Patrick's Day. When I was a little girl, my mom used to take my three little sisters and me to our local library every summer for the summer reading program. Now that I...
"Dr. Seuss was a storyteller in the grandest sense of the word. Not only did he tell fantastical tales of far-away places but he also gave us a unique visual language that carried his stories to new heights of artistic...
Our Adoption Story Our adoption journey began in 2017 after two years of trying to conceive a child biologically. Adoption was always a way that my husband and I had talked about building our family, so after struggling with infertility...
There is a plethora of parenting books in the market. While it is wonderful to have so many resources and perspectives available for our perusal, it is also very confusing as experts differ and disagree on their approaches to...
We are smack dab in the middle of football season and I don't know about you, but at my house, football is IMPORTANT. I love college football (especially the Gamecocks). My husband loves professional football (especially the Carolina Panthers). Over...
For a new mom, every decision seems like the most important decision - whatever you choose is going to have an effect on your kid for the rest of their lives, right? If you are like me, you try...
As many of us know, June is Pride Month. Pride month was created to commemorate the Stonewall riots in New York in 1969. During the month of June we celebrate the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community to our country....
Father’s Day is a great way to celebrate the special dads in your life. For me, that includes my dad, grandfather, and husband. I found some fun books to help share the meaning of the holiday to my young...
It can be so difficult to find time to read for yourself when you are a mom. You have to shuttle your children around to lessons, school, play dates. You have to make dinner, put the laundry away, empty...
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