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

Fuller House, Review, TV, TV Review

Why Fuller House Is Worth A Watch Especially By The Most Cynical Of Us All

Let’s just get it out of the way: I really like Fuller House.  I acknowledge its negative sides but embrace it for the heartwarming, old-school, things-can-be-simple, fun family show that it is. One of the recurrent questions I get when I mention the show to others is how I can bear to sit through half… Read More Why Fuller House Is Worth A Watch Especially By The Most Cynical Of Us All

About to Read, Book Review, Parenting, Review

About to Read: Poisoning Our Children: The Parent’s Guide to the Myths of Safe Pesticides by André Leu

As a long-time **coughsnoteventwoyearscoughs** parent, I have been reading even more, lately, about the harmful effects of non-organic food in our health. On the one hand, I do not wish to become an alarmist, claiming that something (in this case, non-organic book) is the answer to all our woes.  I believe in a balanced approach… Read More About to Read: Poisoning Our Children: The Parent’s Guide to the Myths of Safe Pesticides by André Leu

Journals and Notebooks, Office Supplies, Product Review, Product Review, Review

Product Review: Slay Your Goals Planner by It’s All You Boo

As discussed previously many times over the course of the last ten years of blogging, planners are a big part of my life.  I have a wonderful personal system that works really well for me, but am always open to tweaking it.  Because I don’t want to waste paper by buying planner after planner in… Read More Product Review: Slay Your Goals Planner by It’s All You Boo

Beauty Products, Brand, Lancôme, Maybelline, Product Review, Review, Revlon, Rimmel

Mascara Round-Up: 12 Months, 4 Mascaras, 1 Mom

Part of my post-partum journey included adapting my beauty routine and developing hacks to balance out the short amount of time I wanted to dedicate to my routine versus wanting to still take care of myself.  As if they heard of my need to find the perfect mascara, the Influenster and ChickAdvisor programmes sent me… Read More Mascara Round-Up: 12 Months, 4 Mascaras, 1 Mom

Book Review, Fiction, Mystery, Review

Book Review: ‘Twofer Murder’, by Lauren Carr

About the Author Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns! Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, romance, and humor. Lauren is… Read More Book Review: ‘Twofer Murder’, by Lauren Carr

Book Review, Family, Non Fiction, Parenting, Parenting, Parenting resources, Review

Four Great Books for Parents’ First Years with Baby

It might seem like there is no time to read when you are a new parent.  Well, while there definitely is a lot less time to read, it’s still possible to do so, especially during the first few months, when breastfeeding takes up so much of your time.  For the first time in my life,… Read More Four Great Books for Parents’ First Years with Baby

Book Review, Non Fiction, Review, Self-Help

Book Review: ‘Success with Stress’, by Jae Ellard

About the Author After years in senior communication roles crafting content for executives, Jae collapsed from stress-related adrenal fatigue. This life-altering experience propelled her to research human behavior, neuroscience, mindfulness, and organizational relationship systems. In 2008, Jae founded Simple Intentions and developed the Mindful Life™ Program, which includes four group coaching workshops to generate reflection,… Read More Book Review: ‘Success with Stress’, by Jae Ellard

Ambient, Country, Electronic, Folk, Music Review, Pop, Review, Rock

Music Round-Up: K.P. Wolfe’s ‘Exodus’, Michael Van & The Movers’ ‘A Little More Country’, Thorin Loeks’ ‘Thirsty Hearts’, April Martin’s ‘In the Blink of a Life’, and Dylan Tauber’s ‘Dolphin Trance 2’

K.P. Wolfe’s ‘Exodus’ EP The main attention-grabbing element in K.P. Wolfe’s debut seven-track EP, Exodus, is her voice.  Her vocal range is wide and embodies a lot of attitude, firmly setting the tone throughout the entire set of attention-grabbing and catchy tracks.  While they do at times sound familiar, Wolfe’s special attention to writing thoughtful… Read More Music Round-Up: K.P. Wolfe’s ‘Exodus’, Michael Van & The Movers’ ‘A Little More Country’, Thorin Loeks’ ‘Thirsty Hearts’, April Martin’s ‘In the Blink of a Life’, and Dylan Tauber’s ‘Dolphin Trance 2’