Mama Reads

Push: A Novel — I desperately wish I had never read this book.  I keep thinking about it and not in a good way.  More in a it’s bothering my protected little life by making me think about disturbing things way.  I know that it’s good for me to step outside my comfort zone but I […]

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Coming home late from work, little naked girl dances into the room…. “Mama!  You’re Home!” “Look!  I’m naked ALL over my body!” shows me her feet “Even on my bummy bum bum!” shows me the cutest bum in the world then laughs uproariously. How did I get to be this lucky?

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Starting with I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You, Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girls Series is fun, escapist fiction that will thrill the hearts of teen girls everywhere.  Cammie Morgan attends the prestigious Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, an all-girls private school.   What the outside world does not know […]

Frankie’s new favorite bedtime story is Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated).  Princess Hyacinth had a problem. Well, you’re saying, everyone has a problem. But this was an unusual problem. Oh, she didn’t look unusual, that wasn’t it. She had two eyes, with a nose between them and a mouth under […]

Do you remember when you were a kid and you read A Wrinkle in Time or The Chronicles of Narnia or A Wizard of Earthsea or A Ring of Endless Light for the first time?  It’s like that.  The 2010 Newbery Medal Winner, When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead is just like that.  It […]

So,when I walked into my local library in a few months back and saw not one, but TWO new Charlaine Harris books on the shelf waiting for me, I was in fan heaven. The first one,A Touch of Dead (Sookie Stackhouse: The Complete Stories) is the latest offering in her popular Sookie Stackhouse series that serves as […]

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Happy New Year!   Here are a few things running through my head. Santa brought the best thing ever, flip-top markers.  Now even though Frankie is still resistant to putting the caps back on, when I want to replace them so they don’t dry out and I have to buy more, I can actually find them!  Awesome […]

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Frankie has been learning a lot of Christmas songs in pre-school in preparation for their Christmas program.  We’ve been having a lot of arguments discussions about them including the fact that there are many different versions of the 12 Days of Christmas and they do not all include kitty cats and puppy dogs.  Here is […]

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3 AM — Everyone is sleeping in the big bed. Frankie: Mooommmee Mama: What Honey? Frankie: I was sleeping and nobody said Merry Christmas to me! Mama: Well, everyone else was sleeping too. pause Frankie: Mama, say Merry Christmas Mama: Merry Christmas, Frankie Frankie: Merry Christmas too, Mama (gives Mama a hug) (I should clarify: […]

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