Book Reviews

Enchantment * Orson Scott Card Book Review

"He stopped short at the edge of the clearing and looked around. Shouldn't it be a meadow here, where the sun could shine? Tall grass and wildflowers, that's what it should be. But instead it was just like the forest floor, dead leaves thickly carpeting the undulating surface of the clearing. Nothing alive there. What… Continue reading Enchantment * Orson Scott Card Book Review

Book Reviews

Chicken Soup for the Mother’s soul * 101 Stories

I read this lovely book while sitting on a 2h commute and I think I laughed and I cried and I felt like having a baby just here and now.  I recommend this book to any new mother to be - either by adopting, using a carrier mommy or even by carrying the little bundle… Continue reading Chicken Soup for the Mother’s soul * 101 Stories

Book Reviews

Sarah (Women of Genesis, Book 1) By Orson Scott Card

I must say I have never seen such a beautiful way of telling a very old story - the story of Sara and Abraham - from the moment they met until their first child was born. If you are a woman struggling to conceive, this book is for you - shows the trials and tribulations… Continue reading Sarah (Women of Genesis, Book 1) By Orson Scott Card

Book Reviews

Bluebeard’s Egg * Margaret Atwood

This was my first time reading a short story collection by Margaret Atwood and after the phenomenal 20'th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill, I was surprised by the very natural - almost memoir-type of writing some of the stories. "When my mother was very small, someone gave her a basket of baby chicks for Easter.… Continue reading Bluebeard’s Egg * Margaret Atwood

Growing Up

Backyard Reunions: Easier Than You May Think

Family reunions are the times when many families come together. In some cases, they are only time that everyone in a family gets to see each other. Unfortunately, it seems as if family reunions are becoming a thing of the past. While family reunions still exist, they are not as popular as they once were.… Continue reading Backyard Reunions: Easier Than You May Think

Book Reviews

The Fine Art of “Squirrel Hunting”

The Unofficial Guide to Dating, Again explains the range of dating options available today and provides practical tools that will help readers assess their needs, research their options, and make decisions accordingly. The most frequent problem I hear from single clients is that of how and where to search for a partner.  Many of them… Continue reading The Fine Art of “Squirrel Hunting”

Growing Up

Homeschooling and the family

According to the National Center For Education Statistics, almost 1.1 million children underwent homeschooling in 2005 alone. That's a lot of children. Once upon a time, homeschooling used to be a radical statement - something like a declaration of independence. It was the conservative Christians who advocated homeschooling in the '80s and legalized it in… Continue reading Homeschooling and the family