The Mommy Myth

The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined Women (2004) by Susan J. Douglas and Meredith W. Michaels gave me a lot to work with for my essays and papers last semester.  I focused my research on the professionalization of motherhood through blogging.  This meant reading a lot of mom blogs,... Continue Reading →

How Would You Live If Your Child Were Still Missing?

I decided to read Still Missing (1981) by Beth Gutcheon because of this bookmark. It’s a bookmark from Persephone Books.  They send me one each time they send out their catalog.  Persephone books is based in London and is reprinting forgotten female novels.  I love their goals and I love their books. So, when it... Continue Reading →

Reading and Sleeping

My two-year-old daughter will not go to sleep without her books.  Not only does she want a few of them read to her before the lights go out, but she wants them all piled onto her bed.   It’s her routine. The routine begins with bath time.  If Daddy’s in charge, the bath is long, luxurious,... Continue Reading →

Baby Robins outside My Window

A few weeks ago we noticed a robin in its nest outside our family room window.  As we sat on the couch to read or watch television, the robin would sit in its nest.  During my husband’s Saturday yard routine, he sneaked a peek into the nest and saw four bright blue eggs.  We hoped... Continue Reading →

Four Books My Daughter and I Just Finished

My seven-year-old daughter and I have recently finished reading four books.  Somehow we ended up reading all of them at the same time.  We started reading a chapter of each one every night, making bedtime extra long and completely enjoyable.  Here are the four books. On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder... Continue Reading →

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