Book Review, Fiction, Romance

Meet Cute by Helena Hunting

Meet-cute (n.) - a cute, charming, or amusing first encounter between romantic partners (as in a movie) [Merriam-Webster]   On her first day of law school Kailyn Flowers literally trips over a gorgeous fellow student, who happens to be former child TV star Daxton Hughes, who happens also to be the object of her most… Continue reading Meet Cute by Helena Hunting

Book Review, Classics, Fiction

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Persuasion is the story of Anne Elliot and Captain Frederick Wentworth. Anne and Captain Wentworth used to be in love. But Anne was convinced by a close friend that Captain Wentworth was an unworthy match, and she broke off their engagement. Eight years later, Captain Wentworth is a wealthy and respected naval officer who finds… Continue reading Persuasion by Jane Austen

Book Review, Fiction

Book Bucket List: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

This book review is part of my 2018 Resolution to read more books of substance. It was chosen for the category "a classic book I've never read." In case you’ve been living under a rock like I had been (or assumed the 90s Disney movie A Kid in King Arthur’s Court told the same story…),… Continue reading Book Bucket List: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

Baby, Book Review, Non Fiction

Book Bucket List: Getting to Yum

This book review is part of my 2018 Resolution to read more books of substance. It was chosen for the category "a book to make me a better parent." You know that scene in When Harry Met Sally when they’re ordering at a diner?  “I’d like the chef salad please with the oil and vinegar… Continue reading Book Bucket List: Getting to Yum

Book Review, Culture, Fiction, Personal

Book Bucket List: Hello, Sunshine

This book review is part of my 2018 Resolution to read more books of substance. It was chosen for the category "a book about technology and/or modern culture." When I started Hello, Sunshine, I was intending for it to be nothing more than light, frivolous reading. It is the story of YouTube celebrity and chef… Continue reading Book Bucket List: Hello, Sunshine

Book Review, Donald Trump, Non Fiction, Politics

Book Bucket List: Conscience of a Conservative

This book review is part of my 2018 Resolution to read more books of substance. It was chosen for the category "a book by someone I agree with politically." I did not know who Senator Jeff Flake was until the 2016 presidential election season. As a fervent Never Trumper and Republican, I gravitated towards Republicans… Continue reading Book Bucket List: Conscience of a Conservative

Baby, Personal

A Mom’s Tale

My least favorite thing to hear since becoming a new mom is, "Just you wait," normally followed by something I've never experienced since my child is an infant and hasn't rolled over on her own yet, let alone been through puberty... When someone says that to me, it sounds like, because I haven't been a… Continue reading A Mom’s Tale

Book Review, Personal

2018 Resolutions: Book Bucket List

I have always been a big reader. As a kid, my mom would let us “earn” screen time (time in front of the computer, play station, or television) by reading. Every 30 minutes spent reading during the week was redeemable for 30 minutes of screen time on the weekends. I earned so much screen time… Continue reading 2018 Resolutions: Book Bucket List

Christian, Culture

#MeToo and Christian Men

When I first noticed the rise of the #MeToo posts on social media, they came from the places I most expected - my friends who were active in politics and media, friends with their fingers on the pulse of social media campaigns and who were always the first to react. Slowly, however, the #MeToos began… Continue reading #MeToo and Christian Men