Throwback Thursday – What Sound Am I Grateful For?

Much like smells, a variety of sounds fill a mother’s days and ears. Most of which comes as whining or the ever cringe inducing, “Mama Mama Mama Mama Mama.” My toddler son currently holds the world record for most mamas said in a twenty-four-hour period: eighty-six thousand four hundred.

Quick Tips for Treating Colds and Flu in Children

Shockingly, the Global Panorama hasn't done away with cold and flu season. My section of the office sounds like D wing of Waverly Hills. (Bonus nachos if you get that reference. If you do, please tell me.) My kids head back to school tomorrow. And I know it won't be long before one of them brings me the gift of sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head, and fever.

How To Stress Out About the New Year Without Really Trying – A Train Wreck Guide to New Year’s Goal Setting

2022 is five hours old at the time of writing this but I’ve been stressed out about it for over a month. New reading challenges. New 365 challenges. Will this be the year I actually get myself together? Why did Spotify announce my 2021 playlist before Thanksgiving? What are my new year resolutions? Do I even need new year goals? What are some good new year's resolutions? How can I do this whole new year goal setting thing without being all New Year, New Me?


Listen. Here's the thing. I know I'm supposed to be writing something super poignant. A retrospect of 2021. All the books I read. The struggles and challenges and victories I've had. But I can't get my brain to focus. I have started, stopped, erased, amd started this blog four times now. All because I couldn't... Continue Reading →

52 Weekly Challenges to Embrace Your Inner Bookworm

Resolutions and objectives for accomplishing, performing better, and changing the elements of one’s life that aren’t functioning or might work better come with the new year. Of course, for readers, this means establishing a lot of objectives for what they want to read or how much time they want to devote to their reading with a new calendar in front of them. But maybe, instead of establishing some lofty objectives — or perhaps besides those lofty goals — you’re seeking for something more manageable. Consider this collection of weekly reading challenges a chance to broaden your reading horizons and cross off a variety of fresh, imaginative, and witty literary bucket list items over the following 52 weeks.

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