Once again, I read over 100 books last year… (I promise I’m TRYING to find a better balance of my life activities but reading is just SO good and SO comforting!) Some years, I read a lot but find myself in a bit of a slump for enjoying what I’m reading. Thankfully, that wasn’t the case in 2022- I read a lot of great books last year. These are my top 10 books that brought me joy… (not necessarily my highest rated or objectively the best books, though there is definitely some cross over) Continue reading
GOOD READS- My Top 20 Books for 2020
2020- the year dominated by COVID 19 and social distancing… all that quarantining meant cancelling a lot of really lovely, emotional things: Family holidays, out of state trips, birthday parties, school events… heck even in person school and my son’s kindergarten graduation. I didn’t get to do SO many things I wanted to…. but at least I got a ton of reading done. Continue reading
My FAVORITE books from 2018!
One piece of personal progress I made last year was that I started to read quite a bit more. I have always loved reading, but I just felt really burned out after graduate school and had lost the habit of reading as much as I had in the past. Last year, that changed. It especially changed after I quit facebook and suddenly found more time to spend on a chapter here and there- and a chapter here and there really adds up! So without further ado, here are my top 12 books from 2018. Continue reading
Some Places to Explore if your Kids (Or YOU!) are Obsessed with Animals…
One of my hopes this year with the theme of explore was that I would discover things I’d been missing in my own (relative) backyard. I am looking forward to talking about traveling new places later in the year, but I am thrilled with the little places in the metro Phoenix area where we’ve been exploring the past month, so I wanted to share a few today. Continue reading