Best 6 Books in the Past 6 Months (1)

Favorite 6 Books Read in the Last 6 Months

Each year I set a goal to read 50 books. I reached 32 this week. So I’m ahead of my goal and have most of the summer to go still. I thought I’d share my top 6 books of the last 6 months. Looking for a summer read? Check out my my list. Please note this post contains affiliate links. See disclosure policy for details.   My 6 Favorites Reads in the Last 6 Months 1. The Last Telegram by Liz Trenow I love stories set during World War II. This story goes back and forth between 1940s and modern Read More

Best 6 Books in the Past 6 Months (1)

12 Quotes on Writing to Inspire You

Lately, I’ve been having trouble staying motivated to write. My life has been busy with my kids’ end-of-school activities, my daughter’s high school graduation, family visiting from out of town, and our family vacation to Disneyland. But I’ve set a goal to write two posts per week this summer, and I need some inspiration to make my goal. Inspirational quotes are one of my favorite ways to motivate myself. I  started collecting some quotes on writing and I thought I’d share them. People write for a variety of reasons. Some write because they have a point of view that they Read More

Best 6 Books in the Past 6 Months (1)

Disneyland, I Miss You Already

My family spent last week at the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland. It’s been several years since we made the trek south. The drive takes a minimum of 6 hours from our home, but can take much longer depending on the dreaded L.A. traffic. After three magical days, we came home.  Leaving the park is always bittersweet. Now I am going through Disneyland withdrawals.     I know people have varying feelings towards all that is Disney. I saw people on this trip who have way more dedication to the brand than I do. I’m talking full sleeve tattoos of Disney Read More

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Happy Father’s Day and Thanks Dad

Years ago, when I was in high school, I was asked to write an essay about someone who was a major influence on me. Someone I looked up to. I worked hard on the assignment. My essay was chosen to be read that year at the senior banquet. I believe I won a small scholarship too. The essay was about my dad. It’s been more than 25 years since I wrote that essay and I can still remember some of the points I made. That’s probably because my dad’s influence was so big and so important that I still feel Read More