Mom’ish

I’m not even sure anymore what, indeed, is a ‘traditional mother’. I’ve spent a great deal of time thinking I was too untraditional as a parent of two. School letters lay in a towering pile, unopened, until dust made itself comfortable. Sage wisdom and encouraging words came to me always too late for the needed…

January reads…

I had a lot of fun in 2018 – the Year of Reading. I read a variety of genres and soared through books each month. But this year – I’m taking it easy. I’m simply reading when I have an opening for it. People who read 200 books a year… I don’t know how they do…

BECOMING by Michelle Obama

“No matter your political beliefs…” is a phrase I have come to loathe. It invariably is followed by a veiled political view. That said, politics can be pushed aside when reading Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming. The book gives a strong foundation from Michelle’s childhood to the breadth of work she did before ever entering the…

A FINE ROMANCE by Candice Bergen

The original Murphy Brown TV show came out when I was in the throws of motherhood. I loved watching her show (from an old thing called a VCR -ha!) The writing was funny and her persona helped me feel more secure in womanhood. All things were possible. My mistake, however, was subconsciously assuming Murphy Brown was,…

EDUCATED by Tara Westover

S U M M A R Y   +   P E R S O N A L   T H O U G H T S : I casually started reading this book but it quickly took over my life, completely captivating me.  I am an easy fan of memoirs. I love a good story. Hearing how other people…

PLENTY LADYLIKE by Claire McCaskill

S U M M A R Y   +   P E R S O N A L   T H O U G H T S : One of my favorite apps on my phone is the Hoopla app through the Kansas City Public Library. At any given time I am usually reading one physical book and…