Book Review: First Comes Love (Giffin)

First Comes Love Author: Emily Giffin © 2016 Publisher: Ballantine Books Genre: Women’s Fiction / Literary Fiction Sub-genre: Sisters, Domestic Life, Literary Reviewer: Sara Book received by: Purchased on Amazon     Synopsis: The Garland sisters, Josie and Meredith, shared a sisterly bond and love for each other that became a challenging relationship in their…

In the Mom Lane: Dream A Little Dream

No, this is not a post about the dreams I have for my children. Nor for my life in the years to come. This is about the literal dreams. Keep reading. It’s funny, I promise. When Big Dude was a toddler, we were gifted a Richard Scarry book: Cars and Trucks and Things That Go!…

Book Review: Ten Timid Ghosts (O’Connell)

Ten Timid Ghosts Author/Illustrator: Jennifer O’Connell © 2000 Publisher: Scholastic, Inc. Genre: Children’s Lit Subgenre: Halloween, Spine-Chilling Horror, Beginning Readers Reviewer: Sara Book received from: Purchased at book fair     Synopsis (Amazon blurb): “It’s Halloween, and ten timid ghosts in a haunted house have a problem: A mean witch is preparing to move in…

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…

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…