Book Review: Dress Shop of Dreams by Menna Van Praag


Life

Hello!! So, a few weeks ago I was wandering our local Amazon Book Store (we’ve got an actual, brick-and-mortar Amazon shop here in Boston!) and I spotted a pink book and could not resist. See, when I was little my mom would take me and my brothers to our local library every week to pick […]

June 1, 2018

Book Review: Girl, Wash Your Face


Life, Reading

Hi Friends, So, I don’t typically go for self-help kinds of books, but I love funny nonfiction books by strong, successful women, and Rachel Hollis’s new work of non-fiction totally fit that bill. This book also spoke directly to a challenge I’ve been working so hard to overcome. The full title is Girl, Wash Your […]

May 24, 2018

APRIL GOALS!


Life, Reading, Running

Hi Friends:) Just dropping in to tell you about a few goals I’ve set for myself this month!! Focus on Core Work: I’ve been neglecting my core work throughout this marathon training season, and I am starting to feel it. I’m going to try to do an ab routine daily this month…so far, so good!  […]

April 6, 2018

Book Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell


Life, Reading

Hi Friends:) Look at me! posting twice in one week! Hooray! Okay, so, in case you’ve never looked at my Book List, I am a HUGE fan of Rainbow Rowell. I’d read everything else she’d written already when I spotted a used copy of Landline on sale at my favorite thrift shop. I scooped it […]

February 14, 2018

Book Review: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand


Reading

Hi Friends:) My parents read this book years ago and recommended it to me. Unbroken is a brilliant piece of historical non-fiction by Laura Hillenbrand that tells the story of Louie Zamperini, an Olympic runner and WW2 POW, and his comrades. This book was highly talked about when it was first published back in 2010, and it […]

January 24, 2018

Teacher Tuesday: Gear That Keeps Me Going


Life, Writing

Hi Friends:) Last week I wrote about self care for my Teacher Tuesday post in part because I’d had a tough week and needed to use all my best self-care strategies to come out the other end feeling strong and confident. And TA-DA! Here I am! Still alive! And excited for a 4-day-work week! Part […]

November 7, 2017

Book Review: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green


Life, Reading

Hi Friends:)   I have been a fan of John Green’s brilliant young adult novels since I first discovered The Fault In Our Stars a few years back. I’ve since read all of his novels, and just love the fast-paced dialogue and quirky characters that remind me so much of my own high school classmates. […]

October 28, 2017

Teacher Tuesday: A Glossary of Teacher Lingo


Life

Hi Friends:) Sometimes I land at a brunch table with a friend who is a teacher and a couple of friends who are not. It’s always an odd situation, because my teacher friends and I launch off chatting about our “Kids” (Note: we don’t yet have children, we’re referring to our students.) and using words […]

September 26, 2017

Friday Faves!


Life, Reading, Running

  Hi Friends:) I’ve been fully, fully enjoying my last full week of vacation before heading back to work next Wednesday. It’s been a super long time since I did a Friday Favorites post, so I thought I’d put one together to recap this week:) This J Crew Factory top that I am so excited […]

August 25, 2017