Introverted Mom - Jamie C. Martin (Zonderan, 2019) When I saw this book sitting on my sister-in-law's coffee table my immediate thought was, "That's me!" My sister-in-law clearly agrees but she immediately loaned me the book. Being an introvert serves me well as a mom in a lot of ways but it does make other… Continue reading Book Review: Introverted Mom by Jamie C. Martin
A picnic at the park April, as is usual, has been a combination of brilliantly sunny days (see above) and rain. The girls have started to play in the backyard a little more but we've also had our share of indoor days, struggling through until dinner time. Putting Pearl to work With Pearl's recent birthday… Continue reading Life: A little bit of April
Cat + Nat's Mom Truths - Catherine Belknap & Natalie Telfer (Harmony Books, 2019) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book. It is set for release April 2019. Cat and Nat (famous on the internet) are tell-it-like-it-is moms who don't shy away from stories about poop, yelling at your kids, and all the nitty-gritty of birthing (and everything that comes afterward) I fall quite firmly in their target… Continue reading Book Review: Cat & Nat’s Mom Truths by Catherine Belknap and Natalie Telfer
Our Pearl. She is curious and imaginative and very observant. She loves cars (her chosen party theme) and dinosaurs. She loves playing with her cars and has elaborate worlds built up around her car family (as she calls them). She's very relational in her play and everything is always sorted into families. Pearl loves looking… Continue reading Pearl is 4!
Very early on, I wondered if I would finish this book. It aggravated me almost immediately but I pushed on, wondering what I was missing. In the end, I skim read through to the end since I was curious to find out what the narrator's final decision would be. The question that she chases throughout… Continue reading Book Review: Motherhood by Sheila Heti
It's kind of an odd choice to read a book about work at this stage of my life. I'm a stay-at-home parent and I love it. I feel a lot of value in what I do and so I try to do it to the best of my ability. Which is really what lies at… Continue reading Book Review: Every Good Endeavor by Timothy Keller
I can hardly believe a month has passed since Pearl's arrival. There was so much emotional upheaval leading up to her birth that in many ways life feels a lot calmer now. My life certainly has become very focused. My goals each day are to keep myself and Pearl fed and if I also manage… Continue reading Pearl at One Month