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Get Caught Reading: 15 Favorite Read Aloud Books

May begins in one week. That’s right, just one week. When I think of May, I think of end-of-school activities, Mother’s Day gifts, Cinco de Mayo celebrations, and that hint of summer in the air. I recently found out that May is Get Caught Reading Month. In honor of this, I’m hoping to share some of my favorite reads all month long. What better way to start than with a list of my favorite read-aloud books to share with children. I love children’s books. My own kids are past the read-aloud stage, but I still have shelves and cupboards full Read More

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Sightseeing in Salem and Portland

Last week, I traveled to Oregon with my middle child to visit Willamette University in Salem. She’s still struggling to decide which university she’ll be attending next year. Willamette was the last on our visit list. We’d never been to Oregon before, and really liked what we found. In fact, I told my husband I’d happily move to the Pacific Northwest. I like the rain, the greenness, and the trees. The people were friendly, and life seems to be a bit slower there than here in the Bay Area. We boarded our plane in San Jose and had an uneventful Read More

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22 Things to Blog About in May

Can you believe it? We’re quickly coming up on the month of May. Do you know what you’re going to blog about next month? May will be here before we know it. A quarter of 2017 has already come and gone! When I was little and just couldn’t wait for my birthday, Christmas or summer to come, my mother would tell me that the older you get, the faster time flies. I thought she was making it up, but I began to notice the truth of this after I had children of my own. How did I become the 40-something Read More

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What’s New Wednesday, April 5, 2017

It’s time for “What’s New Wednesday” again. This week, I get to share a personal victory, a family dilemma, and a decision that needs to be made. I also read a fun book to share with you. This post contains affiliate links. Please see disclosure page for details.     A Personal Victory If you know me or have read some of my past posts, you’ll know I sometimes struggle with anxiety. This weekend, I traveled with my 17-year-old daughter to Bellingham, Washington to visit Western Washington University. She has been accepted to 6 universities and is trying to decide Read More