All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (for moms)

Thanks for joining my “Mommy and Me” Book Club. I hope you’re enjoying my ongoing “stay in bed and read” series. See my thoughts on the previous book, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Title:  All the Light We Cannot See Author:  Anthony Doerr Page No.:  544 pages Publisher:  Scribner Price: $13.60 (paperback) Genres:  fiction; historical fiction, WWII Summary: Winner of the Pulitzer... Continue Reading →

“Mean Girls”, mean moms

I'm reblogging a piece I wrote about mom shaming in which I compared grownup moms to the Mean Girls from Tina Fey's eponymous 2004 film. When we talk about mom shaming, what we're really talking about is "mommy guilt". Do mean girls grow up to be mean moms? I think so. But not always. Guilt... Continue Reading →

Mommy guilt: what is it?

"Hey hon, can you rub out my chest tar?" I beg my husband. The request is made on a monthly basis. His healing "Punjab (Annie 1983) hands", as I refer to them, magically massage my chest and all my worries away. Maybe Touch is a love language of mine after all. (Side note:  A childhood without a... Continue Reading →

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