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…

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…

In the Mom Lane: Burn Boxes, My Boys and Bears…OH MY!

I’ll start this post with a sage piece of unsolicited advice…for EVERYONE. Keep only those things you are comfortable knowing someone else (a child, a spouse, a well-meaning friend, relative or neighbor) may see. If you choose to forego this advice and keep say, a racy picture, a journal, raunchy magazines, some scandalous letters or a…

In the Mom Lane: Love You Forever (Part 2)

One night a few weeks ago, Big Dude made his way into my room a little after 2 a.m. There had been an incident. Hubby was away on a business trip, so I shook off the confusion from my middle-of-the-night sleep disruption and hustled Big Dude to the bathroom. One bath and a striped bed later, we made our…

In the Mom Lane: Go Run A Mountain!

Greetings, from The Peak (Massanutten mountain, elevation 2922 feet)! It’s the start of my 2016 racing season and I’m two months into training for hiking Half Dome! Up first: Pound the Peak. A team race, 2.1 miles up a mountain with 2 challenge stations. Team Escaped Moms Club is back in action! We started training in the late…

In the Mom Lane: Flowers For Mother’s Day

It seems like most every mother I know posted rosy pictures and sweet notes on social media yesterday. This is not one of those posts. It’s not a soap box post about the history and the commercialization of Mother’s Day in the US, either. It’s a little snippet of our day, and hopefully one that will…

Book Review: The Cat at Night (Ipcar)

The Cat at Night Author / Illustrator: Dahlov Ipcar Publisher: Islandport Press (2008) [Originally released in paperback by DoubleDay, 1969] Genre: Children’s Fiction Subgenre: Animals, Cats Reviewer: Sara       Synopsis: “Join the farmer’s cat on his fascinating nighttime journey through fields, farms, forests, and even the city to see what only he can…

In the Mom Lane: If We Were Having Coffee…

This is my first week joining the weekly #weekendcoffeeshare hosted by Part Time Monster! I discovered this weekly blog-post-sip-drink-and-catch-up this past week on the blog of AmieWrites74. As a coffee lover, I couldn’t pass it up a chance to sit with a brew (decaf though it may be at this late hour) and catch up! Without…