My Endometriosis Story

I’ve alluded to my surgery several times on the blog but didn’t go into major ...

Monday Musings

Oops.  It’s Tuesday.  I started this last night and fully intended on finishing.  Best laid plans. The first week of school was… for lack of a better term… dramatic.  #1 had relationship drama, #2 had “I-don’t-like-riding-the-bus” drama and #3 had to switch around her complete schedule on the second day of school which caused her to […]

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Monday Musings

So, as you know, I recently turned 40… and Mama Train turns 40 in just three short weeks.  What better way than to celebrate together?  I had a dear sweet friend who told me I couldn’t plan my own birthday party, and completely took over and did everything for us.  It was a great evening […]

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Forty.

  So I turned 40 this week. 40. Wow. It doesn’t bother me.  Turning a new number.  It’s just that 40 seems so, well, grown-up.  I feel like I should have my life in order and have things together, whatever together means.  Instead, I still struggle. I struggle to raise Godly children who I want so […]

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Monday Musings

So sick today.  Sore throat and yuck.  But I had this post in the queue… so here are some musings: Because I need something else to take up my time, I decided to go in with some friends of mine to start a theatre.  There really is a need for something in our city for […]

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Recent Reads: Flash Recaps

I’ve been neglecting the blog lately.  Here are a few of my recent reads: Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn Goodreads Summary HERE. Flash Recap:  What would you do if you knew you were going to do something terrible in the future?  How would it shape you?  Interesting premise.  Adorable romance.  Terrible cliffhanger! Rating: 4 stars […]

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Book Review: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Goodreads Summary: Alice lives an ordinary life, until the day she follows the White Rabbit down, down, down a rabbit hole. She suddenly finds herself in an enchanted world, surrounded by zany creatures like the Mad Hatter, the Duchess, and the Cheshire Cat. Alice is delighted to find […]

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Book Review: First and Then

First & Then by Emma Mills Goodreads Summary: Devon Tennyson wouldn’t change a thing. She’s happy watching Friday night games from the bleachers, silently crushing on best friend Cas, and blissfully ignoring the future after high school. But the universe has other plans. It delivers Devon’s cousin Foster, an unrepentant social outlier with a surprising […]

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Monday Musings

In January of 2014 I joined “The Classics Club” and made a list of 50 classic books I wanted to read in the next 5 years.  It seems like this would be easy breezy, because for a long time, the classics were pretty much all I read.  I didn’t really enjoy contemporary literature – or […]

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Likes & Dislikes

Just for a bit of fun on your Friday… 10 Things I Like: Cats Libraries Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches A well-turned phrase. Musicals Fresh Flowers The smell of Coffee Hot baths Freshly sharpened pencils Flip-Flops 10 Things I Dislike: Dogs Roller Coasters Popsicle sticks Cursing in novels Horror Movies The smell of Seafood Cold showers […]

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Book Review: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith Goodreads Summary: The beloved American classic about a young girl’s coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story […]

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