Welcome, 2018! Reclaiming My “Muchness” in the New Year

It has been quite a while since I have sat down at a computer and put my thoughts out there. I didn’t mean for it to happen that way. Life just got crazy and busy and a bit overwhelming the last few months of 2017. With everything going on, I was forced to let some […]

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How We Keep the Romance Alive as Parents of Five

Daniel and I started dating a few months after my fifteenth birthday during the summer between my freshman and sophomore year of high school  He is very much my high school sweetheart.  I married him when I was eighteen, just a few short months after I graduated from high school. In the course of our […]

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The Girl On The Train

The Girl on the Train

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on April 28, 2015. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins has been on several bestsellers lists for quite a while.  I’ve seen other avid readers raving about it and comparing it to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.  I finally decided that I needed to […]

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The Silent Wife

The Silent Wife

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on November 12, 2014. Jodi and Todd have been a couple for more than twenty years.  They have created a beautiful life together full of luxuries.  Todd isn’t satisfied though and begins to stray.  Jodi, aware of Todd’s affairs, remains silent and allows him […]

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This Is Where I Leave You

This Is Where I Leave You

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on November 20, 2014. Judd Foxman’s wife is sleeping with his boss and his dad just died.  Judd, stressed and beaten down, returns to his childhood home to mourn his father with his two brothers, his sister, and mother.  The siblings are shocked to […]

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