Books

Book Review: The Break by Marian Keyes – Parenting Twins Article

*Post contains affiliate links *May contain spoilers ‘Myself and Hugh . . . We’re taking a break.’‘A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?’ If only. Amy’s husband Hugh says he isn’t leaving her. He still loves her, he’s just taking a break – from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months in South-East Asia. And nothing she says can stop him. But when does a break become a break-up? For a lot can happen in…

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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 9 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{where grandpa fell} Napping… with Josh on Sunday afternoon while the kids had screen time and it was the best nap ever. Sometimes I can’t believe we have kids old enough to entertain themselves for an hour while we attempt to catch up on our lost decade of sleep. (Hah!)Prepping… for Monday, as usual, on Sunday.  Cleaning house, catching up on homework and doing loads of laundry. It always feels good to start the week feeling ahead of the game.Comforting……

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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 5 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{January 26 – February 1} (Josh texted this math problem to me- I cracked up when I saw that he wrote “Rookie” on it.) {lipstick mirror}{so fancy!} Feeling… all the way better and proving it by mopping our floor. I have never been so happy to mop in my LIFE! I am so elated to feel well and to be getting the house back under control.  It was really hard to be stuck in bed for so many days.  I’m…

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Book Review: To Kill a Mockingbird – Parenting Twins Article

‘Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a Mockingbird.’ A lawyer’s advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee’s classic novel – a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the thirties.…

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Snapshot of a Woman in Denial – Office Mum – Parents Article

“This week is crazy,” I said to my husband. “It’ll calm down next week,” he said, and I nodded. “Who are you kidding,” said the little voice inside my head. “You’ve been saying it’ll calm down next week since 2007, and it still hasn’t.” This is true. I’ve even blogged about it before I think (here) and I’ve been thinking about it for a lot longer than that, but then again, if we can’t pretend to ourselves that it’ll calm…

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November Rain – Office Mum – Parents Article

I am glum. I have no excuse. No reason to be glum. I mean, yes, it’s been raining for 457 days solid now, so that might have something to do with it. This morning, for the first time this week, we could walk to school again. Such joy in that walk. And then back came the rain, like someone turning on the tap mid-morning, just when we’d started to get used to this new, semi-dry meteorological miracle. It’s all a bit November-y…

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Week 46 Around Here {2019} – Parenting Twins Article

Hosting… a herd of boys on Friday when the twins had their friends (who are also identical twins) over, in addition to their friend Hayden who lives in the neighborhood.  They all had a great time, shooting Nerf guns and jumping on the trampoline.  We ended the night watching Men In Black and I was pleasantly surprised with how well behaved they all were.Spending… Saturday with the kids while Josh worked on his parent’s house with his brother.  They got…

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More Recent Reads | The Glorious Mundane – Foster Parents Article

I’m finally feeling like I can hop back into blogging, and I’m coming back strong with review for ALL the books I’ve read this year! Fingers crossed I can finish this series of posts before the end of the year. HA! You can find my other book reviews from the year here: January February March Recent Reads Here we are back for seven more book reviews! Killers of the Flower Moon Synopsis: In the 1920s, the richest people per capita…

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Recent Reads | The Glorious Mundane – Foster Parents Article

One thing that I have really missed blogging about is my book reads! I’ve spent a lot of time reading over the past year, and according to GoodReads, I’ve read 42 books so far. I have already done a few book reviews in my January, February and March book recaps, but I haven’t done a single book recap since March! Yikes! That means that I have over 30 books to review. I probably won’t get to them all in this…

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