How To Listen To Audiobooks For Free

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I don’t read a ton, but I read a fair amount. These days half the books I read are holding a paperback  and turning pages and the other half is hitting play and listening.  That’s right … I’m an audiobook mama! I listen on the regular. Sometimes as I fall asleep. Often in the car (with this […]

Jemma’s Spring Reading Recommendations

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When our Fall term of homeschooling ended, I cataloged all the books Jemma read here. I thought it would be fun to keep track term after term; a way to reflect on what she has read and share her recommendations with other little readers. But then, I couldn’t. Because she’s freakin’ Belle. Always reading. Always finishing […]

2016 Book List and Reading Goals For Next Year

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  With a new baby in 2016 I didn’t quite finish my entire book list from last January, but hey, can you blame me? New babes are busy and unpredictable! I did LOVE many of the books from my 2016 list so if you’re looking for recommendations, definitely check out this list! I’d say my […]

Jemma’s Fall Reading List and a Giveaway!

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I’ll never take credit for Jemma learning to read. Shortly after she turned 5 I casually started reviewing BOB books with her. Then, before I knew it, she was reading chapter books.  I wish there was a trick I could share, but really, it was just that. The only insight I have is that we keep […]

Holiday Gift Guide For Mamas

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Ever since the want/need/wear/read philosophy for gift giving was born, I’ve tried to follow suite. It just makes sense! Especially for kids (and that gift guide is coming later this week!). Want/need/wear/read (with an extra category of “do” for experiences!) works well for mamas too, and in my case, just goes to show that I’m […]

Page Turners

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Ya’ll know I love a good book, but you know what I love even more — a good series! One of the worst parts about being a reader is falling love with a series and then having to wait for a new release. It’s one of those love/hate scenarios. Like, how I love going to […]

When Books Become Movies

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“This post was sponsored by Lionsgate as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.” We all know motherhood has catapulted me into a deep love for books. I’ve always been a reader, but this season is something special for me. I no longer read for assignments or extra credit. […]

Books To Read This Year

A new year means a new book list!  I’m a pretty happy camper when I’ve got a good book to look forward to each evening. I do most of my reading in the bath tub; it’s the perfect way to wind down from the day. With bath salts. And wine. Or coconut water. I aim […]

Books I Read + Loved This Year

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 See the entire, super cool Goodreads infographic about my 2015 books here! Here’s the deal, I set out to read 12 books in 2015. And trashed that goal with a final total of 39 books. Craziness! And the vast majority of those were all from the library so my reading hobby runs me about $0/month. […]

Dark Rising and All the Other Books I Devoured This Summer

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Back when I decided to read 12 books this year I thought I was hitting the ball outta the park when it comes to making realistic goals. I mean, I was a mom of two when midnight struck on December 31, 2014, I had hopes of getting pregnant in the coming year and my freelance […]