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In the Mom Lane: Using Your Head!

The other night after dinner, I let Little Man out of his highchair to toddle around the deck. And by toddle, I usually mean: seek and destroy. The everything. On this particular night, he approached the covered electrical outlets. He’s thoroughly entertained by opening and closing them, so I often keep a close eye on him, but allow exploration of…

The Racketeer

Book Review: The Racketeer (Grisham)

The Racketeer Author: John Grisham; © 2012 (Belfry Holdings, Inc) Publisher: Bantam Books Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Subgenre: Legal, Spies, Conspiracies Reviewer: Sara Book received from: Bought at a retail store.     Synopsis: A federal judge and his girlfriend are murdered at his isolated cabin, and his secret, high-tech safe open and emptied…

Do Not Wash Hands in Plates

Book Review: Do Not Wash Hands in Plates (Taub)

Do Not Wash Hands in Plates Author: Barb Taub © 2016 Photographers: Jayalakshmi Ayyer, Janine Smith Publisher: Barb Taub Genre: Nonfiction Subgenre: Travel, Asia/India, Humor & Entertainment [Short Reads (65-100 pages)] Reviewer: Sara Book received from: Provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Once upon a time, three college friends embarked…

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Friday Fictioneers: In Too Deep

*** We’re in deep. Too deep. All was calm. All was bright…as it could be. Considering the circumstances. We took it hour by hour. Then day by day. We shoulda known the calm would only last so long. High tide, low tide. The winds of change. Then storm clouds formed on the horizon. There’s no…

#WriterMemeMonday

In the Mom Lane: Tweets and Memes

  I love memes. Ever since the first cat with a pancake (or lime helmet) crossed my screen. Turns out I also love Twitter. And maybe Instagram (I’m still new there). Of late, I’ve stumbled across several Twitter weeklies, events where thousands of writers connect for different writing challenges. Whether sharing lines from a work-in-progress or creating something…

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In the Mom Lane: The Mommy and the Coffee Fail (Parts 2 & 3!)

Yesterday morning I poured in water and measured beans into my favorite kitchen appliance: the Grind ‘N’ Brew coffee maker. There’s nothing quote as fabulous as the sound of grinding beans in the morning. Except for maybe the smell of that delicious brew percolating and filling the carafe. Well, it happens that hubby has been collecting…

The One and Only

Book Review: The One and Only (Giffin)

The One and Only Author: Emily Giffin © 2014 Publisher: Ballantine Books Genre: Literary & Fiction Subgenre: Women’s Fiction, Domestic Life Reviewer: Sara Synopsis: Shea Rigsby, a thirty-something Texan, who lives and breathes football. She works for her Alma Mater and favorite team, Walker. Her boyfriend, Miller, is a former Walker quarterback and her best friend…

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In the Mom Lane: Race for Warriors

A few weeks back during one my far too frequent trips to the vet, I noticed a poster. “K9 Adventure Race!” it advertised. A local company organized a race at the local police SWAT training facility. Cool. The race is actually part of a fundraiser for an organization, which provides service dogs to wounded and recovering veterans. Interesting race,…

Frog & Toad All Year

Book Review: Frog and Toad All Year (Lobel)

Frog and Toad All Year Author: Arthur Lobel © 1976 Publisher: Harper & Row Genre: Children’s Books Subgenre: Friendship, Animals, Frog & Toad, Beginner Readers Reviewer: Sara Reviewer: Sara   Synopsis: Four tales of best friends, a frog and a toad, as they share many adventures, meals and holidays through the seasons of the year.…