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Spotlight on Childfree Books: Eat, Pray, Love

I first picked up Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love over a year before I read it, but I don’t think I could have started reading it at a better time in my life. I had recently decided that I didn’t want kids and was surprised and then delighted to find, a Read more →

Spotlight on Childfree Books: Pride and Joy: The Lives and Passions of Women Without Children

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Pride & Joy: The Lives and Passions of Women Without Children  by Terri Casey is a collection of interviews with 25 women from different backgrounds and of different ages, all of whom chose not to have children. Although I’ve done other posts on childfree books before, this was the first of the Read more →

Celebrating Dr. Seuss on the Anniversary of His Birthday & Read Across America Day

My Oh the Places You'll Go quilling project. At some point, I want to mount it and improve the lettering, but this was just taken on paper to give the idea of the layout.

Today is the 111th anniversary of the birthday of Theodor Suess Geisel, more commonly known as Dr. Seuss. He was not, in fact, a doctor (though he received an honorary doctorate in 1956 from his alma mater Dartmouth). Seuss (originally pronounced Soice) was his mother’s maiden name, which he undertook as a Read more →

Spotlight on Childfree Books: Why Don’t You Have Kids? Living a Full Life Without Parenthood

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After I’m Okay; You’re a Brat, the next childfree-related book I read was Why Don’t You Have Kids? Living a Full Life Without Parenthood by Leslie Lafayette. I picked this book up because it was one of the few books in the USAREUR (US Army Europe) library system about not having Read more →

Spotlight on Childfree Books: I’m Okay; You’re a Brat

Around the time I decided I didn’t want to have kids, I went in search of childfree-related books. I found that the selection is slim. On Amazon, a search for “childfree books” will return just 85 results as of today. Taking out “books” and searching “childfree” in the books category Read more →

Blog Every Day in July Days 6, 7, 10 & 11

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I’m back with a few more responses to the Blog Every Day in July Challenge with Cause Ya Gotta Have Faith, Allieology, and The Other Juliette. In an effort to catch up and because I just didn’t have much to say on the topics, I’m going to skip Day 8 Read more →

A Look Back at 2013

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  It’s that time of year again when I look back at the goals I described earlier in the year and see how I fared. It’s a good thing that I decided on “generalized goals” rather than “resolutions” with the expectation that priorities can and do change because, yeah, although Read more →

Christmas Traditions (Part of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop)

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Today is the 5th day of Toni’s Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop for which the prompt is Christmas traditions. Today I’ll tell you about a few that I remember growing up with. One thing is that on Christmas morning we would open up presents at home and then go over to Grandma & Read more →

99 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Part 1 (Questions 1-10)

Katrin from Land of Candy Canes posted questions from 99 Questions You Should Ask Yourself and asked others to answer as well. Like her, I think 99 questions would be a little ridiculous for one post, so I’m going to break it up into the same parts she did and, Read more →

Looking Ahead at 2013

Frohes neues Jahr! (Happy New Year!) Yesterday, I looked back at 2012 and how I fared on the goals I had made for the year (both those made toward the beginning of the year and those that came up as the year went on). Today I want to look ahead Read more →

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