Middle School Book Picks from my Middle Schooler

Two weeks before school let out, my 11-year-old suffered a concussion which left her unable to do much of anything – like watching TV, running outside, or the worst possible punishment when you could inflict upon her – reading. This proves especially painful (pun intended) when your order of Scholastic books arrives the day after you [Read On]

Wheels of Justice Book Blog Tour

WHEELS OF JUSTICE The Redwood Series, Volume 2 by Vickie Phelps   Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense Date of Publication: July 18, 2017 Number of Pages: 324 Scroll down for Giveaway! When Connie Knight applies for a job at McKinney’s Fine Cars in her hometown of Redwood, Texas, she has no idea what she’s getting into. [Read On]

Review of Finding My Badass Self: A Year of Truths and Dares

In less than a week, the kids head back to school and I will place order back into my life. But I confess: within that order (such as it was) last spring, I was feeling a bit of emptiness and a lot of feeling stuck.  However, after reading Finding My Badass Self – A year [Read On]

Physical Therapy, Mom-Style

My son has spent the past 4 weeks with his left arm encased from mid-hand to armpit, which has drastically limited his activities.  A broken elbow is a bummer if you are a soccer goalkeeper (but not such a bad thing if you hate folding laundry).  When the cast was finally removed on Friday, he [Read On]

My Top Six Favorite Summer Moments (so far!)

I’m starting to see back to school posts and honestly, they make me twitchy because, of course, we didn’t tackle half the things on the summer bucket list. Again.  In fairness, it’s definitely been a summer of highs and lows – those lows including one child giving herself a concussion,  and another child breaking an [Read On]

Book Review: Exposed by Lisa Scottoline

I recently reviewed (and had a giveaway) for another Lisa Scottoline novel, a humorous memoir co-written with her daughter, Francesca Serritella titled I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere But The Pool.  In it, I spoke about how it’s a delightful departure from her gripping mysteries.Well, today, I’m sharing one of my favorite beach reads of this [Read On]

Summer Reads (and Giveaway): I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere But the Pool

My next summer reading recommendation is a hilarious new book by the mother-daughter writing duo of Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella titled I Need A Lifeguard Everywhere But The Pool. Read on for my review, which includes a clear overuse of the adjective “hilarious” AND for a giveaway!     You may be a fan of [Read On]

Amazon Prime Day 2017 Best Picks for Bookworms!

Amazon Prime Day starts early – you can get some great deals starting tonight! I confess, I’m an Amazon devotee (addict?) and make good use of my Prime account. Perhaps too much good use, my hubby might say, but it’s SO helpful. Do you have a Prime account? If not, you can get a free Amazon [Read On]

Book Blog Tour: Hitchin’ Post

HITCHIN’ POST by Julie Barker  Genre: Children’s Picture Book / Rhyming / K-3 Publisher: LifeRich Publishing Date of Publication: July 14, 2016 Number of Pages: 46 Scroll down for Giveaway!   Hard work and the cowboy life on the 6Bs Ranch is nothing new to old jackrabbit Hitchin’ Post.  Hitchin’ Post is a picture book [Read On]

Book Blog Tour: Badlands by Melissa Lenhardt

BADLANDS Sawbones, Book 3 by MELISSA LENHARDT !!NEW RELEASE!!   Genre: Historical / Western / Action-Adventure / Romance Publisher: Redhook Date of Publication: June 27, 2017 Number of Pages: 416 Outlander meets post-Civil War unrest in the conclusion to Melissa Lenhardt’s fast-paced historical series. Laura’s worst fears have been realized: Kindle has been taken into custody [Read On]