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Are You Still Booking It? September Check In

How has your reading gone this past month? Booking It is a monthly book club where you get to choose what you read and then tell us about it. This is our monthly check in to see what each other is reading, to recommend books to others, and to offer a little “virtual” accountability. It’s […]

Booking It: Monthly Update

How are you doing on your reading? It’s amazing that we set reading goals almost nine months ago. Where did the time go? Today would be a great time to review what you’ve read, especially if you’re not sure how much you’ve read this year. You’ve still got a little more than three months until […]

To Be More Joyful: Read a Good Book

This is a continuing series about ways in which we can become more joyful. If you missed previous posts or find that you’re still too crabby, go back to the beginning of 14 Ways to Be More Joyful. I have always been a book lover. My parents taught me to read when I was still […]

Booking It! The July Update

I’m hanging my head in shame this month. There’s just been so much going on that I haven’t been “booking it” as much as I thought I would. I started two books that I didn’t finish before they were due back at the library. I enjoyed the first third of My Life in France by […]

Booking It: The June Update

Reading is a way for us to learn about our world, ourselves, and the kind of people we want to become. It’s a way to share experiences with others. Reading aloud to our children or talking about what we’ve read with friends is a way for us to  see how other people think and interpret […]

Father’s Day Gift Idea: 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back

About four years ago my husband was diagnosed with a bulging disk. I was pregnant with FishChick at the time, and it was a scary time watching him practically paralysed with pain. Thankfully, treatment, time, and exercise put him back in the swing of things. And he’s had a respite from debilitating pain for about three […]

Booking It: The May Update

I have been updating my original reading goals for the year. You all have supplied such great book suggestions that I have to add them. I think I’ve found some kindred spirits amongst those who link up or comment each month and share their good reads. Thank you! I don’t know a lot about these […]

Real Food on a Real Budget: A Giveaway

If you’ve been reading here awhile, you know that I am currently on a mission to healthify my family’s diet as well as keep our grocery budget low. This is no small feat! We currently spend $500-600 a month to feed our family of 8. A lot of this is thanks to couponing and cooking […]