Zen and the Art of Motherhood

I read a lot. Well. I try to read a lot. I do this because I enjoy it. And because I am on a quest, though that is a story for another time. I also home-school four kids. So I mom a lot too. Here is what reading usually looks like for me: *Sit down on the couch … Continue reading Zen and the Art of Motherhood

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He smiles gently, a twinkle in his eye.

I stand in line at the library, waiting my turn to speak with a librarian. The older man in line in front of me is taking thick hardcover books from the bag strapped to the back of his wife's wheelchair and stacking them up one by one onto the front desk counter. I count fourteen … Continue reading He smiles gently, a twinkle in his eye.

How to Win Friends and Influence People: My Year of Reading (Week 17)

This week I read How to Win Friends and Influence People, published in 1936 and written by Dale Carnegie. A friend and I have been talking about the idea of there being a list of books that everyone be required to read just to get to be a person in the world. I would put … Continue reading How to Win Friends and Influence People: My Year of Reading (Week 17)

My Year of Reading (Week 16): Rising Strong

This week I read Rising Strong by Brene Brown. Brene has rocked my world in every good way possible. I believe her work is invaluable. She started out as a researcher researching shame but that work led her down a completely unexpected path and she has since began teaching and speaking and writing about the … Continue reading My Year of Reading (Week 16): Rising Strong

My Year of Reading (Week 15): The Long Goodbye

This week I finished my nineteenth book, The Long Goodbye: Memories of My Father by Patti Davis. Patti Davis is Ronald Reagan's daughter. This book is about their life together and her long goodbye to her father who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1994 and passed away in 2004. I learned a lot about our … Continue reading My Year of Reading (Week 15): The Long Goodbye