Book Review, Fiction, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: ‘Chicken Girl’, by Heather Smith

About the Author: Heather Smith is originally from Newfoundland, and now lives in Waterloo, Ontario, with her husband and three children. Her east coast roots inspire much of her writing. Her previous novel, The Agony of Bun O’Keefe, received a starred review from Kirkus and Quill & Quire and was named a best book of… Read More Book Review: ‘Chicken Girl’, by Heather Smith

Gender Identity, Gender Studies

Standing Up for Gender Equality: Not at the Price of Human Rights

I am so grateful to live in a place where my rights, as a woman, are constantly being considered and protected.  I try to regularly participate in the discourse for gender equality in the name of the millions of women around the world who have little to no rights at all.  By pushing forward the… Read More Standing Up for Gender Equality: Not at the Price of Human Rights

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: ‘Unleaving’, by Melissa Ostrom

About the Author: Melissa Ostrom teaches English literature at Genesee Community College in Batavia, New York. Her short fiction has been published in literary magazines, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The Beloved Wild is her YA debut. She lives in Batavia, New York, with her family. About the Book: In a book that is… Read More Book Review: ‘Unleaving’, by Melissa Ostrom

Book Review, Non Fiction, Review, Self-Help

Book Review: ‘Amplify’, by Holly Chessman

About the Author: Named a Top Influencer in Content and Digital Marketing, Holly Chessman fully understands the power of online engagement. As an active advocate of women in business, she is passionate about helping people develop online and offline skills to grow their careers. She has been a leader in B2B tech for close to… Read More Book Review: ‘Amplify’, by Holly Chessman

Book Review, Fiction, Non Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: Five Books to Pass Winter With

Making the time to read is a must in our home, and putting up book reviews regularly, a pleasure.  Having the team at Penguin Random House sending me books to review has been a great source of warmth (albeit not the kind that translates into short sleeve weather, unfortunately.) In the last few months, I… Read More Book Review Round-Up: Five Books to Pass Winter With

Family, Parenting

Teaching Consent to My Boys: A Guest Post by Zhena

As the mother of two young boys (a 5-year-old, N, and a 21-month-old, Z), I have given a lot of thought about the kind of men I want my boys to grow into. Before I had children, I always dreamt of raising little human beings who would grow up into big human beings who would… Read More Teaching Consent to My Boys: A Guest Post by Zhena

Book Review, Non Fiction, Review

Book Review: National Geography Weird But True! Canada (and three others in the series)

Learning is always fun, but sometimes, learning can be downright silly.  This is the main lesson I take away from National Geographic Kids Weird But True! series.  I was given four books from this series by the team at Moms Meet Canada, and it became a source of a whole lot of silly learning for… Read More Book Review: National Geography Weird But True! Canada (and three others in the series)

Book Review, Fiction, Non Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: Six Great Fall Reads

Well, a dream of mine is one step closer to becoming reality: the team at Penguin Random House has been sending me books to review for them. The last six they have sent me have been so incredibly on point that I am embarrassed they weren’t on my TBR in the first place.  And so,… Read More Book Review Round-Up: Six Great Fall Reads

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Thriller

Book Review: ‘The CleanSweep Counterstrike’, by Chuck Waldron

About the Author Chuck Waldron is the author of four riveting mystery, thriller and suspense novels and more than fifty short stories. Inspired by his grandfather’s tales of the Ozark Mountains and local caves rumored to be havens for notorious gangsters, Waldron was destined to write about crime and the human condition. Those childhood legends… Read More Book Review: ‘The CleanSweep Counterstrike’, by Chuck Waldron

Empowerement, Unity, Virtues

Good People of the World, Unite! Why Greed, Corruption, and Other Nasties are Winning

In the face of all the bad news we have been getting lately, let’s get this out there, again and again: good people are the rule, not the exception.  Which begs the question: why is the world so bad? I think it’s because good people are not organized and united. Strength in Unity Bad people… Read More Good People of the World, Unite! Why Greed, Corruption, and Other Nasties are Winning