June this year has been weirdly-- calm. I always brace myself for the end of the school year and the beginning of Summer Vacation because the transition is usually rough on my kiddo and Summer is when my depression really likes to come out and play. I know it's coming, but I have been at … Continue reading June Reads: or Más Ben Alire Saenz!
May is always a whirlwind around here. The kid turned 7 this year and we celebrated with a Mario pizza party. What followed was the busy goings on that make up Mother's Day. Unlike the slow fog that I seemed to be in for much of April, May felt nonstop. Teacher appreciation week and year … Continue reading May Reads: or Serendipity with Books
In March my family decided to be wild and take a trip to NYC around Spring Break. Since adolescence, a part of me has always felt the New York FOMO itch. Even though I am New York born, but Texas raised, there's always been a part of me that has wanted to go back. I … Continue reading April Reads: or My NYC Hangover
March was a bit of an exciting, but wild ride for the family. We were able to do something we have been wanting to do for years, which is to visit New York City and we were able to make it happen the week after my son's Spring Break from school. I was born in … Continue reading March Reads
Greetings, fellow book geeks! I used to try to make one massive annual post in December to gush on books I've read throughout the year, but my list has gotten a bit too hefty for that now. This year my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal is set to 200 books. I know that sounds steep, but … Continue reading January & February Reads
I like making declarations for the new year. I feel like it centers and gives me focus and direction for the year ahead. These themed confessions I take part in each year haven’t required planning or plotting— they just are. The same way I wake up and know I have brown eyes, one December morning … Continue reading Dogged in the Year of the Dog
Today I am reflecting on what life has been like 12 months after the fate of a Trump presidency was sealed. The whole of 2016 moved at breakneck speed. You could just sense that the nation was changing and the magnitude of how important this election would be. I remember being hyper-focused, anticipating the outcome … Continue reading A Year of Fear, but I’m Still Here