Mother’s Day Gift Book

Mother's Day Gift Book, a printable eBook that's pretty enough to give as a gift.

You can never start preparing for Mother’s Day too early. Ladies, can I get an Amen? This year, I wanted to do something special for Mother’s Day, so I put together an eBook, only it’s not just a regular old eBook, it’s a gift book.  It’s pretty enough to print out and give as a […]

Left Neglected – Book Review

Left Neglected by Lisa Genova - Book Review

Left Neglected, written by the author of Still Alice, is a book you should consider checking out.  It is the story of Sarah Nickerson and her traumatic brain injury. If you know anything about Lisa Genova, the author, you’ll know she holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University, so it makes perfect sense that […]

Book Review – A Paris Wife

A Paris Wife - Book Review

I’ve decided not to summarize the entire book when I do a review, because summaries are a dime a dozen. Whenever I want to read a book, I look to find out what other readers thought of the book, so that’s what I’m giving you – my thougts.   A Paris Wife sucked me in […]

Book Review: Minimalist Parenting

Book Review: Minimalist Parenting .... Are you an overwhelmed parent? This book may be for you. Read the full review.

This Minimalist Parenting book review is Part 2. Read Part 1 HERE. Minimalist Parenting In Part 1 of this two part series, I painted a picture of the pressures put on both moms and dads.  I’ve felt it myself in varying degrees throughout the thirteen years I’ve been a mom. Often there’s the nagging feeling […]

Uglies – A Book Review

Uglies - Summer Reading List - Young Adult Fiction

Uglies by Scott Westerfield is the story of life in the future, a very pretty life that leaves little room for difference in the way we look. In his novel, Westerfield creates a world where at sixteen years of age, the uglies (all children who have not had their transforming surgery) undergo a series of […]

Lessons from Madame Chic – Book Review

Lessons from Madame Chic 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris - A Book Review

Lessons from Madame Chic is a book about the many life lessons Jennifer Scott learned while living in Paris as an exchange student. The topics in this book cover just about everything that is a part of our daily lives as women, except parenting. It’s super quick and easy to read with summaries at the […]

Where’d You Go Bernadette, A Book Review

Where'd You Go Bernadette - A Book Review

Where’d You Go Bernadette is the first book I chose to read from my summer reading list and it did not disappoint. Bernadette is an incredibly intelligent and creative women who has also become a bit too eccentric for her own good.  Before her daughter was born with life-threatening health problems, Bernadette, a renown architect, […]

Summer Reading List – 2013

Summer Reading List 2013 - The Domestic Fringe

I love summer, because I feel like it’s ok to be lazy.  Maybe this is just more of my twisted thinking, but when school lets out, I suddenly go on holiday in my mind. Life is becomes all about easy meals and soaking up sunshine.  It’s right and good to sit by the pool and […]

Chase: Bible Study Review

Chase: Bible Study Review

What are you chasing? Jennie Allen asks that loaded question in her Bible study Chase. When her publicist contacted and asked me to review this study, I never hesitated.  I already knew I loved Jennie and her raw, honest writing, the way she shares her life, both the good and bad things, with her readers. […]

Whatcha Readin’? – Lobster Rolls & Blueberry Pie

Lobster ROlls and Blueberry Pie

I go to the library all the time.  Sometimes I go with a list in my hand or a specific book in my head.  Other times I peruse the aisles, picking up this book or that.  Once in a while, when I know I’ll be there for a good long while, I collect a stack […]

Book Review – Mended: Pieces of a Life Made Whole

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When I began reading Mended: Pieces of a Life Made Whole, I had no idea what this book was about, but it didn’t take long before I realized I knew the author. I didn’t “know” her in a personal way, but I recognized her voice, the way she writes.  I flipped to the back of […]

Book Review – One Thousand Gifts Devotional

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If you are not familiar with Ann Voskamp, you need click right over to her blog and fall in love with her writing. Ann is so much more than a sentence can describe.  She is a farmer’s wife, a mother, a homeschooler, a writer, a follower of Jesus, and a giver of thanks.  She took […]

anything, part two

To read anything, part one click HERE. _____________________________________________________ In her book, Anything: The Prayer that Unlocked my God and my Soul, Jennie Allen tells of the time she and her husband prayed anything.  They offered themselves, their possessions, and their family up to God for His service.  Their decision wasn’t made lightly, and did not […]

anything, part one

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What if you told God you would do anything – and He took you up on it? That’s the question Jennie Allen asks in her book Anything: The Prayer that Unlocked my God and my Soul. I don’t do many book reviews on my blog.  I love to read, but I’m sort of finicky.  I […]

The secret is in the…

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~Thanks~ “How I want to see the weight of glory break my thick scales, the weight of glory smash the chains of desperate materialism, split the numbing shell of deadening entertainment, bust up the ice of catatonic hearts.  I want to see God…” (p. 110) These are the words of Ann Voskamp in her book […]

Still Alice

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Still Alice is a remarkable love story not only between a man and woman, but also between a mother and her children. Dr. Alice Howland, a Harvard professor of psychology, develops early-onset Alzheimer’s disease while she is at the pinnacle of her career.  Slowly Alice watches her mind unravel and she loses lifelong connections with […]