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Our Miscarriage Story

I shared on my YouTube channel the loss of our 13 week pregnancy earlier this summer. You can see the video here if you missed it. As my little family and I worked through our loss, we decided to keep pushing forward and we’re happy to share our family of three is expanding to four. As of writing this post, I am now 20 weeks … Continue reading Our Miscarriage Story

Before It’s Too Late

Get ready because I’m about to get morbid. Death is my inspiration. I am literally dying as I write this. The same way you are literally dying as you read it. You’re in the future and I’m in the past. What we do during the time in between—and after—is up to us. Some pretend death is never coming and waste away the minutes doing thing … Continue reading Before It’s Too Late

Literacy Lunacy: Eleanor Coerr’s Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

It’s no secret I adore Japanese culture. Since childhood, I gravitated to shows, books, and art relating to almost anything Japanese. In elementary school, I came across Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and I immediately knew it was meant for me. While its story is a bit nontraditional for a children’s book, it connects with me even today. It stills sit on my shelf … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Eleanor Coerr’s Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

What’s A Little Mess?

Cleaning and organizing was my thing since I was a kid and well into my early twenties. Every thing was vacuumed, wiped down, and dusted frequently. Then I became a mom and all of it seemed pointless. At first, it was okay. My son couldn’t move far on his own yet and I was able to maintain everything as usual. Then he learned to crawl. … Continue reading What’s A Little Mess?

Literacy Lunacy: Carol E. & John Barrowman’s Hallow Earth

If you watch the Doctor Who reboot, then you should know who John Barrowman is. Carol is his sister! Isn’t that neat? A sibling duo wrote a book together. How rare is that? I read Hollow Earth for an event we had during my time as a bookseller and it was quite an interesting plot. The Caldwell twins, Max and Emily, are more special than … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Carol E. & John Barrowman’s Hallow Earth

Always Worth Celebrating

I was stressed this holiday season (as most are). It really snuck up on me once Thanksgiving was over. I kept telling myself there was more time, but the next thing I know, I was scrambling to get last minute gifts. I swear I’m planning better for next year. Overall, our festivities went quite well. We spend the day before Christmas eve with our closest … Continue reading Always Worth Celebrating

Sweet Sister of Mine

My relationship with my sister has grown so much since we were teens. We went from bickering and fighting about every little thing to loving and respecting each other the way all siblings should. I know that isn’t the case for every one, so I do consider us lucky. We’ve gone through a lot, together and separately, but it’s comforting to know we have each … Continue reading Sweet Sister of Mine

Literacy Lunacy: Holly Black’s Tithe

In my early teens, I came across this book at my local library. While reading it, I remember being deeply freaked out by it. It was, of course, my first teen fiction novel about Fae and the realm of faerie. Holly Black’s Tithe was bizarre to me and I do mean it as a compliment. Tithe took the average idea of faerie and made it … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Holly Black’s Tithe

Bummed Since Birth

Happy Birthday to me! Today, I’m going to talk about my name… or lack there of, really. The typical stereotype as a Latina is that I should have a super long name. I, shockingly, do not. Just my beautiful first and last name. And growing up, I wasn’t satisfied with it. My mom and sister have middle names. They share the same one, actually. But, … Continue reading Bummed Since Birth