Parenting Through Grief

The thing about grief that no one ever mentions is that it’s a constant part of your daily life. Though it changes shape and size, and may hide in the shadows from time to time, it is always there waiting. From a song on the radio to a handwritten recipe on a post-it falling out [...]

How the Instant Pot Saved Dinner

It was one of those Murphy's Law kind of days, where everything that can go wrong will. I was running behind, and noticed around 5 that I had apparently completely forgotten to throw my dinner ingredients in the slow cooker five hours earlier. So while dinner should have been a cinch, I now found myself [...]

Book Review: The Sweeney Sisters

What if one fact could turn your entire world upside down? The Sweeney sisters, still reeling from their esteemed author-father’s death, find themselves in this very situation upon their discovery that there is a fourth sister out there. Well, half sister. But this family doesn’t do anything by halves. With a big cast of characters, [...]

2019 in Books

Every year, I take part in the Goodreads Reading Challenge. It began as a way to keep track of what I was reading, as I'd accidentally, repeatedly picked up library books I'd already read thinking they were new to me. The challenge is less about challenging myself to read- its harder for me not to read at [...]

Puns of Dollywood

Confession: I adore puns. I think they're punny. A good pun can always get a laugh out of me. I also tend to notice all the small details that go into making a theme park great, and Dollywood does not disappoint on either front. Here are some of my favorite puns at Dollywood! These two can [...]

Book Review: The Overdue Life of Amy Tyler

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler enchanted me from page one. This feisty heroine has her flaws, but is also throughly and authentically her own person throughout the book. I loved geeking out with her over books (and my goodness is her e-reader book choice library theory is genius and all schools need it), and [...]

Disney Doppelgängers

When you're a deep set Disney nerd like me, you eventually discover an obscure Disney character that kind of resembles you. For a fun game, I thought I'd do a side by side of characters I want to look like, versus the one I kind of do. Disney Doppelgänger Goals I wish I looked like... [...]