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Small Gods – Book Review

Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett, is one of my personal favorites.  I have read this book several times over and every time I enjoy it even more.  It takes place in Discworld, a universe created by Terry Pratchett that is the setting for nearly 40 books.  There are some characters that appear in several novels as […]

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Parenting My Way

“Go Ahead.  Judge Me.” In coming up on the end of my first year of motherhood, I’ve been doing some reflecting on the things I’ve learned, and the first major lesson I’ve absorbed is this:  Everyone judges my parenting; I am the worst mother in the world, and that’s okay.  I work.  Full time.  Because […]

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Baby Stages A Riot

Screaming Baby When my son was 4 months old, he giggled. When he was 6 months old, he crawled. At 8 months, he was pulling himself up and pre-walking. By the time he was 9 months old, he was screaming at me. It wasn’t just that he screamed because he was upset. It was that […]

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The Baby Doesn’t Compromise With Love

What Nobody Told Me About Having a Baby When my husband and I announced our pregnancy last fall, I sought out all the advice I could get. I talked to my mother and grandmother, as well as my cousin, who was also pregnant and who already had a two-year-old daughter. I also bought What to […]

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Secrets of the Light

The Light After Death Review of “Secrets of the Light” by Dannion Brinkley and Kathryn Brinkley I picked up this book when I was perusing a Borders (may it rest in peace) just before it went out of business and everything in the store was on sale. It caught my attention as I wandered through […]

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Book Review – Mister God, This is Anna

Mister God, This is Anna by Fynn I remember my mother standing over my 13-year-old self, holding this book out to me, and telling me it was a beautiful true story about a little girl named Anna, who died at the age of 7. Fynn, the author, tells you this fact on page 1, so […]

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Book Review: The Book of Joby

The Book of Joby by Mark J. Ferrari Review by Bethany Abelseth for UC magazine ucmag.org This book was given to me by a classmate in college who was cleaning out old stuff, getting ready to graduate and move to a different state. She handed me The Book of Joby and American Gods and said, “I think you […]

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