September Reading Wrap-Up

This month I read my first Colleen Hoover novel, finally finished A Throne of Glass series and continued my complicated relationship with the American Royals series. Reviews below… Verity by Colleen Hoover Totally honesty, almost skipped this book because of a TikTok that did not recommend this book. Literally a day or two after IContinue reading “September Reading Wrap-Up”

Saying “Maybe” Instead of “No”

There’s been a push over the last few years to teach people – women in particular – that “No.” is a full sentence. This is an important lesson in boundary-setting, but I think I’ve forgotten how to say, “Yes.” Or at the very least a full-throated, “Maybe.” On some occasions when I’ve said, “No” whatContinue reading “Saying “Maybe” Instead of “No””

August 2022 Reading Wrap-Up

The books were en fuego this month! My eldest daughter loves to read in bed with me at night – it’s our little tradition. Since the evening activities haven’t started yet, we’ve had even more time to read. Hours of reading at night with my girl is something I treasure. Anyway, on to the reads!Continue reading “August 2022 Reading Wrap-Up”

A Loss Isn’t Always a Loss

0-2 was something a man would anonymously write to me on Facebook and via snail mail after the last election I worked on – an innocuous school board race that became downright vile. Well joke’s on you suckah because I was actually 0-3. Seriously it became such a running joke – along with the rumorContinue reading “A Loss Isn’t Always a Loss”

How Do You Let a Piece of Your Heart Out Into the World?

I am not a mother that bemoans the start of the school year. I like structure and schedules. Summer is the antithesis of that. And while the slower mornings and vacations were a welcomed change for a spell, I’m ready for school. But it’s never easy to let a piece of your heart out intoContinue reading “How Do You Let a Piece of Your Heart Out Into the World?”

I’m in My Season of the Sticks

Do you ever have a song come into your life at just the right moment that it feels a little bit like destiny? No matter how many times you listen to it, it isn’t enough, and despite the knowledge that you can just repeat it with a click of a button, you mourn the endingContinue reading “I’m in My Season of the Sticks”

July 2022 Reading Wrap-Up

After a jam-packed June, my July reading is lighter than prior months. In my defense, I was starting up a podcast (read more about that here) and one of the books was really long! Like 600 pages long (Sarah J. Maas get thee an editor)! But, as the old adage goes, it’s quality over quantity,Continue reading “July 2022 Reading Wrap-Up”

Fashion Blogging, Imposter Syndrome and Body Image Issues

Trigger warning: This post discusses mental illness and body image issues. This is a dressy outfit for me. I spend approximately 98.8% of my day in varying stages of questionable athleisure. Very often in the shirt I slept in last night, tucked in to my skort to give the appearance of an intentional, thought-out outfit.Continue reading “Fashion Blogging, Imposter Syndrome and Body Image Issues”

June 2022 Reading Wrap-Up

This is coming at ya a little late because I was on vacation and actually decided to leave my computer at home for once. June was filled with reads that sit very high in the LB ranking system (for those new here I rate books on a scale of 1 to 5 Lindsey Buckingham’s –Continue reading “June 2022 Reading Wrap-Up”

It’s a Struggle to Love This America

I wasn’t planning on posting this week – forgive any spelling errors as I am on my phone – because I’m on vacation and for once had this crazy idea that I would actually take a vacation and not attempt productivity. Not to mention that I don’t actually have a paying job so… While IContinue reading “It’s a Struggle to Love This America”