books

My New Resolve to Have a More Positive Attitude (inspired by the book, The Charge)

June 27, 2012

A few weeks back, I was offered the opportunity to review The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives That Make You Feel Alive by Brendon Burchard. Honestly, reading this book was a bit of a stretch for me because I’m not normally someone who reads motivational or self-help books. It’s not that I have anything […]

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Review and Giveaway: Stuff Every Mom Should Know

March 28, 2012

Early on in my career as a mom — I think Wyatt was around a year old — one of my co-workers recommended that I check out her friend’s blog, Rookie Moms. I started reading it regularly and was excited to learn from Heather and Whitney who I thought were the smartest, most daring and […]

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My Yellow Little House Books

June 7, 2011

If you’ll pardon the repetition, I need to talk about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books just a bit more. As I mentioned before, reading The Wilder Life last month has made me want to reread the entire Little House series. Wyatt and I are reading them together for the time being, but I have […]

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Things I’m Digging

July 27, 2009

StoryCorps — Have you heard StoryCorps? They play it on Morning Edition on Friday mornings. I found the podcast on iTunes a few weeks ago and I’ve been running through the episodes at an amazing rate. It just features people’s stories. The stories of their lives. Big stories, little stories, funny stories, touching stories. I […]

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Book Review: The Six O’Clock Scramble

April 27, 2008

When I started up this blog, I had the the idea that I would review the books I read on a regular basis. I’ve fallen off the wagon a bit there with that intention but in the last few weeks a book has come along that I just have to gush about a bit. I’d […]

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Book Review: Little Heathens

November 16, 2007

I just finished a great book, Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression by Mildred Armstrong Kalish. This was a good book to read while I was sick — part memoir, part cookbook, part instruction manual for life on a farm. The chapters are short but packed […]

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