Book Review: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

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Book Review: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett https://youtu.be/JkKNye64vhs Check out The Vanishing Half A compelling, emotional, expansive read that kept me compulsively turning the pages. I blazed through this book in just a few days! What you think will be the story – the hook – isn’t the story.

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Book Review: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

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Book Review: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig https://youtu.be/SLxJVVCVgBg Check out The Midnight Library Although the plot was rather predictable and at times became repetitive, I loved this book. It came at a time in my life when I really needed the message. Life is hard. Choices are harder. Regrets

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Book Review: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

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Book Review: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult  5/5 Check out Small Great Things Brilliantly written and researched. This book tackles race, privilege, prejudice, and justice, with a style that makes it incredibly hard to put down.I saw myself in this book, I was challenged, I grew. I could

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Because sometimes life knocks us on our backs …

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Sometimes life doesn’t go the way we want it to. Dreams flop, people desert us, and we’re left reeling. When that happens we have a choice – Give up, or stand up, brush our selves off, and keep on keeping on! Of course … It’s not really that simple, is

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Book Review: After the Flood by Kassandra Montag

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Book Chat: After the Flood by Kassandra Montag   Check out After the Flood The atmosphere in this book was incredible, with evocative and fresh writing that pulled me into the story's world and had me sailing along with the character's journeys and trials. Montag's depiction of motherhood and a mother'sKeep Reading ...

Book Chat: The Things You Cannot See by Sam Vickery

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Book Chat: The Things You Cannot See by Sam Vickery   Check out The Things You Cannot See A compelling and terrifying read, full of compassion and the reality of a condition we'd rather believe didn't exist. At times difficult to continue, due to the emotional intensity, The Things You CannotKeep Reading ...

Book Review: Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks

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Book Chat: Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks   Check out Two by Two Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks is an enjoyable read about a man learning to be a full-time father while rebuilding his life. It has beautiful moments of family interaction and explores the delicate dynamics ofKeep Reading ...

From sleep training to head banging

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Despite oh so much sleep training, last week the string of horrible nights since Christmas travels (yeah, this post was written awhile ago) finally felt like it had come to an end. After consistently waking three to four times in frenzied desperation a night, Little Miss’ screaming fits had eased.

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Mind Blown – the wonder of motherhood

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Moms,  Do you ever look at your child and get floored by the fact that this person was literally made inside of you? That this individual with their own wants and fears and joys and loves and opinions was once a part of your very being? And this next question

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Life is short. Kick back and enjoy the giggles.

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Life is short, so yesterday I put work aside, kicked back, and watched The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. It’s a Coen brothers movie of western-themed vignettes, and every single one features a death. It’s great. No, really, it is. I loved it. But during one of the many displays of

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