When We Last Spoke: Review

When We Last Spoke Imagine you’re a woman in your 50s. One day, your daughter-in-law leaves her family. Your son is shipped off to Vietnam. Their two young daughters come to live with you and your husband. Just as you’re getting used to that, you get word that your son has been killed. That’s not […]

Stella & Dot Stylists Earn Free Accessories

**I was compensated for this post and this post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Do you love accessories? Do you enjoy sharing great new fashion finds with your friends? Then you just might be the perfect candidate to be a Stella & […]

Peter Rabbit Collection at Gymboree

I was compensated for this post, which contains affiliate links. All opinions mine. I’m convinced that someone on Gymboree’s design team escaped from my brain. Seriously! Because the lines they keep coming up with just get cuter and cuter, and more and more like something I would come up with. When my girls were little, […]

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Review

It’s pretty rare that I read a book I’d describe as a total miss. That’s because I usually don’t even begin reading books I don’t think I’ll enjoy. Unfortunately, I came across a dud in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I read it first because two of my daughters had read and enjoyed it. […]

The Sun is Also a Star: Review

Imagine you’re a teenage girl, living in New York City. You meet “the one,” a cute, romantic, poetry-writing guy. Unfortunately, you meet him on the day in which your family is being deported back to your home country of Jamaica. That’s the premise of “The Sun is Also a Star,” a hot new read aimed […]

Grammarly Review

Grammarly review sponsored by Grammarly, and post contains affiliate links. All opinions my own! Grammar and punctuation — they’re one of my “things.” I get annoyed when I see your and you’re interchanged. Facebook posts where people exclaim “Awe!” over a cute puppy cause me to roll my eyes (for the record, “awe” is reserved […]

Little Girl Blue, The Life of Karen Carpenter

Last month, I came across a Carpenters Christmas special on TV. I found myself watching Karen Carpenter, thinking, “Oh yeah. Didn’t she die from anorexia?” She had such a pretty voice. I decided to learn a little more, and so I read Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter. If you’re my age or […]

Mixbook Year in Review Books

Thanks to Mixbook for sponsoring this post, which contains affiliate links. Mixbook did not pay for my book; I did, and it was worth every penny 🙂 One of my tasks in January each year is to create a “family yearbook” of the year that has just passed. This task is always fairly arduous, as […]