Be My Guest

Let’s give this a try… Are you a mom who would like to reach the eyes of another mom who hasn’t yet discovered you? Are you a writer who has published a book and wouldn’t mind some free advertising? In the same vein, are you interested in being interviewed? Are you a food lover who…

The Dragon’s Cave by Rose-Marie Lyttle

Genre: Middle Grade/Teen, Fantasy Rating: 4 stars Please note I received this book for free from Kindle Scout. It was an ordinary day for seventh grader Seamus: running with the cross country team, running with and rescuing friend/crush Lacey, fight with best friend Andy, and get benched from Sectionals. But then he gets struck by…

Black as Light, Part 8

“When are you going back to the castle for the sword?” Tanith asked, sitting beside me in the library. For once, the castle was quiet since Gina had gone to spend the evening with the harpies and had dragged Euclid along with her. I assumed Flavian was raiding the kitchen again for more cinnamon and…

Excuses, Who Wore it Best by justokmom

This is a post that really resonated with me, as a mom and as a person. Please give it a read. Reflecting on society and the individual responsibility to make a difference. via Excuses, Who wore it best? — justokmom

52 Books, February Update

I’m so behind…So very behind. Last month, I was doing great, one book a week. It felt awesome. Then I decided to read Deadly Choices by D. L. Barnhart and that one took me 2 weeks. 2 weeks! I still haven’t recovered from that one. I next chose Eve by Patti Larsen, a Kindle Scout published book,…

No to Sleep Training

Earlier today I posted about my decision to not sleep train my 2 babies. It’s a decision I don’t regret and it’s been working just fine for my family, though I am lucky to have been at home with both babies while they wake 2-1000 times a night. Sleep training is one of those things parents, moms…

Why I Said No To Sleep Training

Sleep training is teaching a baby to go to sleep on their own. There are a few methods, from letting the baby “cry it out” to soothing the baby back to sleep without picking the baby up. There are many suggestions about how many months old the baby should be. Most say at least 3…

Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year! Today the Year of the Dog begins. I’ve posted some of my mom’s recipes and some that I enjoy, but today I’m going to talk about something my dad loves. See, my dad was raised in Hong Kong. He lives and breathes Chinese food. All year long, but especially in the…

The Bottom Line, or 30 Second Book Reviews

Welcome back to The Bottom Line, where I quickly review a book. It’s not because the book is that bad or good, but because I’m often too busy to write a full review of every book I read. Glass Hearts by Autumn Doughton Rating: 3.5 stars A college romance story between Ellie and Ben, a…

Black as Light, Part 7

“We need the Gray Sword,” Tanith said to me one day when we were strawberry picking. “What?” I said, looking down at her. She was kneeling on the ground, picking the strawberries, while I followed her with the baskets. “The Gray Sword.” “Never heard of it. Why do we need it?” “It’s the only sword…

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from my child to yours, and me to you. This season my son is in a Tinkergarten class (more on that another time), so we made some Valentines for his class. With a baby we have accumulated many, many, many baby food jars, so I thought it would be cute to use them….

I Have a Boy and a Girl, But That’s Not Why I’m Done

A lot of people see I have one of each and say something along the lines of, “Oh, you have one of each, so you must be done!” Yes, I have one of each. Yes, I am done. But not because I have one of each. And sometimes I wish I had more confidence and…

A Letter from my Daughter

Dear Mom, You love me and take care of me and show me different things. But there is something you and Dad do that confuses me. Mom, I started crawling at six and a half months. I started pulling myself up to stand not long after. I even try taking steps on my own! When…