Parenting a Reader – Part 2

Last year I wrote a post about my beliefs on censorship when raising a child. At the time Baby Chick was 13 years old. She was at an age where I was trying to figure out how to handle a daughter on the cusp of maturity, too old for early readers, but possibly too young […]

Non-Book Distractions for Birdie Bookworm

I’m happy to announce, I’m finally feeling more like myself. I’m reading regularly and I’m even blogging/reviewing again. I’m still not following any kind of schedule, or finding much time for blog hopping (and for that I’m sorry), but right now I think it feels better to just accept what feels doable. Still, I rejoice […]

Dear Diary,

What an unbelievably complicated year it’s been. On April 1st, my husband will have been off work for 11 months. 11 months of stress and worry, about both his health (physical and emotional) and our finances. I’ve tried so hard to be a steady, strong, upbeat wife, and for some reason this last month has […]

Top 5 Tuesday | Gryffindor!

Top 5 Tuesday!  I love our first themed month!! I love Harry Potter! That makes this the best themed month, and it’s only the first! GRYFFINDOR TRAITS: They are experience oriented, honest, practical, blunt, passionate, playful, funny, trusting, idealistic, stubborn and procrastinators. They live in the moment, don’t take themselves seriously, are wary of manipulators […]

The Flawsome Award – Because I’m FLAWSOME!

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a tag.  Forgive me for what I’m about to say next, but I’d started to feel like I was drowning in them and they felt very similar.  I can’t pass this nomination by, because I love the idea behind it.  Celebrating our flaws is so important for […]

Family and Medical Update

Just an update, and a little information.  Things haven’t really gotten better.  The infection is under control, the PICC line is out, but the ulcer in his foot isn’t healing.  The bones in his toes are now so compromised and brittle that the chances of a relapse are high even if we could get the […]