Tag Archives: Parenting

Review: All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

When you can see a part of yourself or a loved one in a character of a book without any stretch of the imagination, you know the author knows how to write well. While of course not every facet of any character will apply to any one person, sometimes they just seem so real— a […]
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Review: Children of the Depressed by Dr. Shoshana S Bennett

I grew up in a home where one of my parents was depressed. And I will go into my personal analytics another day. For the purposes of this book recommendation, I will disclose that in the twelve years since moving out on my own, I have done A LOT of work on myself to get […]
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Five Fabulous Fictional Moms!

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! There are tons of awesome moms within the pages of books; some real, some imagined. Not perfect, but caring and loving. A fabulous mom is someone who overcomes great hurdles to do right by their kids. That does not mean you can’t be a great mom if you don’t experience great […]
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Looking Back: A Reflection on The high school years

Because I read Kevin Brockmeier’s A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A memoir of seventh grade this weekend, I have actually been thinking back quite a bit to my high school days (seventh grade for Kevin was the first year of Junior High). I’ve looked back probably more than I should, or need to. I […]
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Review: Is That Me Yelling? A Parent’s Guide to Getting Your Kids to Cooperate Without Losing Your Cool

When I came across Rona Renner’s Is That Me Yelling? I knew I had to see if what she had to say would be valuable to me personally. You see, I am a mom who chooses to work because I feel it allows me to have a better relationship with my kids.  And still, even […]
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Review: How not to calm a child on a plane by Johanna Stein

Has your child ever said to you, “Mommy, your tummy looks like a bagel”? I don’t think I have ever laughed so often and hard at any book I have ever read. I would absolutely want to be friends with this woman, because I think she would make my parenting adventure just a little bit […]
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