TGIF: My Silly Mommy Moment of the Week

Posted by: on Aug 30, 2013 | One Comment
You know your brain is fried when...Hello out there!Today's post will be a quick one because I JUST HAD to share it with all of you.This week was particularly hectic at work. Yesterday was the craziest day of all. Exhaustion, late work day, transit commute home (my car was in for repairs). I was TOAST by the time I got home at nearly 7pm.Hubby had to run out to do a quick errand, so this mama was alone for end of supper, bath and bedtime.I have to say that considering just how out of it I was feeling, Read more [...]

Book Review: The Returned

Posted by: on Aug 27, 2013 | No Comments
The ReturnedAuthor: Jason MottPublished: August 27, 2013 by Harlequin MIRAPUBLISHER'S SYNOPSIS:"Jacob was time out of sync, time more perfect than it had been. He was life the way it was supposed to be all those years ago. That's what all the Returned were."  Harold and Lucille Hargrave's lives have been both joyful and sorrowful in the decades since their only son, Jacob, died tragically at his eighth birthday party in 1966. In their old age they've settled comfortably into life without him, their Read more [...]

Book Review: Making the “Terrible” Twos Terrific!

Posted by: on Aug 23, 2013 | No Comments
Making the "Terrible" Twos Terrific!Author: John RosemondPublished: Paperback August 13, 2013 (originally published 1993) Andrews McMeel PublishingPUBLISHER'S SYNOPSIS:In a completely revised and updated edition of his classic parenting guide, nationally recognized expert John Rosemond offers practical, tantrum-free methods for raising toddlers and getting them through the "terrible" times from age eighteen to thirty-six months. Focusing on the developmental period spanning age eighteen to thirty-six-months, Read more [...]

Book Review: The Sweetest Hallelujah

Posted by: on Aug 22, 2013 | No Comments
The Sweetest HallelujahAuthor: Elaine Hussey (aka Peggy Webb)Published: July 30, 2013 by Harlequin MIRAPUBLISHER'S SYNOPSIS:Betty Jewel Hughes was once the hottest black jazz singer in Memphis. But when she finds herself pregnant and alone, she gives up her dream of being a star to raise her beautiful daughter, Billie, in Shakerag, Mississippi. Now, ten years later, in 1955, Betty Jewel is dying of cancer and looking for someone to care for Billie when she's gone. With no one she can count on, Betty Read more [...]

Adventures in Moving: Renos Part 1- The Floors

Posted by: on Aug 21, 2013 | 2 Comments
Hello friends! As promised, I am bringing you updates on our BIG move. Here is the first instalment of a series of posts showing off our progress.How in the world will I ever get you caught up on our last 2 months? It will be a process, but we've got to start somewhere... Floors!The white ceramic tiles in the hallway HAD to go! Forget the aesthetics- I have a toddler running around! We get enough bumps and bruises as it is. Rock hard floors are not an option!A different version of the accident-waiting-to-happen, Read more [...]

Book Review: Between You and Me

Posted by: on Aug 9, 2013 | No Comments
Between You and MeAuthor: Emma McLaughlin and Nicola KrausPublished: Simon and Schuster, Inc., Atria Books (First Published 2012)PUBLISHER SYNOPSIS:In Between You and Me, twenty-seven-year-old Logan Wade has built a life for herself in New York City, far from her unhappy childhood in Oklahoma. But when she gets the call that her famous cousin needs a new assistant, it’s an offer she can’t refuse. Logan hasn’t seen Kelsey since they were separated as kids; in the meantime, Kelsey Wade has become Read more [...]

Adventures in Moving: Updates

Posted by: on Aug 6, 2013 | No Comments
You all may have noticed that I've been either MIA or hiding behind my book review posts for the last few weeks. The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem- right? I confess. I have been hiding. No question. Procrastinating as much as possible so as not to have to do a move update. Guilty.It's coming. I swear it is. Here's my defense: 1. Our move did not go as smoothly (not even close) as planned, as evidenced by previous posts.2. The amount of work we ended up doing in the house Read more [...]

Book Review: The Silent Wife

Posted by: on Aug 5, 2013 | One Comment
The Silent Wife Author: A.S.A. Harrison Published: June 25, 2013 by Penguin Canada  PUBLISHER SYNOPSIS A chilling psychological thriller about a marriage, a way of life, and how far one woman will go to keep what is rightfully hersJodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater. Read more [...]