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All the Lessons 2018 Taught Me

Happy New Year! The start of a new year always makes me reflect on the last year and what a year 2018 turned out to be… My sweet daughter turned one whole year old. My eldest lost FOUR teeth and won his first medal in his first chess tournament. My middle learned to ride a bike without training wheels and began to write and read. We took the boys on

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December Lit List: Books for Gifting

If you’re still in need of some last-minute presents, I’ve got you covered. This lit list is full of giftable reads—from children’s picture books to luxe coffee table tomes and cult-favorite cookbooks. I especially love giving books because they can be used over and over, talked about and shared with others long after they’ve finished reading. A gift that truly keeps on giving! Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi I’m a huge

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November Lit List

Oops—I’ve been so focused on running the Seattle half marathon that I forgot to post my November Lit List. I think I’m still on a runner’s high. The adrenaline rush I felt crossing that finish line was incredible and I’m already fantasizing about where to run my next race. But first, I’m ready to give my body a break and curl up on the couch with a good book. Here

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October Lit List: 5 Spellbinding Stories

Halloween is almost here, so I thought I’d crack open a few thrillers to get into the spooky spirit. Here are three books for grown-ups and two for kids that are all frightfully good. Hope you enjoy! The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware Ruth Ware is a masterful storyteller in the thriller genre; I loved her book Dark, Dark Wood, so I knew I wanted to check out her fourth novel,

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September Lit List

Watching my kids settle back in at school motivated me to learn a few new things myself—hence, a Lit List that leans towards the educational side. But don’t worry, none of these books will feel like homework! From a guidebook for parents on fail-proof discipline methods to a thought-provoking exploration of the history of humankind, I promise these pages will enlighten and inspire. What’s on your reading list this month?

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12 Books to Read This Year

I love Sundays.  Mainly because I love a good brunch, but I love a good brunch with my Sunday paper. One of my favorite Sunday morning rituals is reading the New York Times Book Review.  I’m a sucker for the musty, inky copy paper smell and I love the gothic font lettering.  I enjoy what new books are being released out into the world and the challenge to tackle some

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