Literate Housewife ~ Update and What I’m Reading This Week

The past few weeks have been crazy. Up until Friday evening, I hadn’t been home for a week and a half. I opted to drive to Chicago on the 15th for a work conference so that I could bring my daughters with me to celebrate my Grandma‘s life. The hours of driving time were worth […]

How I Tricked My Daughter Into Reading The Graveyard Book

My youngest daughter isn’t a reluctant reader, but she’s no where near a voracious reader either. She loves graphic novels and has read Drama, Smiles, Sisters, and El Deafo each a dozen times. Getting her to read anything else is a struggle. If I suggest it/buy it/encourage her to read it, the likelihood that it […]

My Emeraldette Weekend

It may have rained on our parade, but Emma was a beautiful Miss Emeraldette. She enjoyed her day completely. I’m so glad that I asked the daughter of a friend to take pictures for us. Here are a few I’d like to share. Emma just glowed from the moment she woke up Saturday morning and […]

Busy April

April has been a busy month for this blogger. I haven’t been able to post as much as I’d have liked to as a result. A couple of weeks ago we cleaned out closets and bedrooms before heading to Richmond for a few days to celebrate Spring Break. We had a great time shopping at […]

What It’s All About

Sometimes all of the stresses of life seem to come at you from all angles. There are days when you have to run from emails, to working lunches, to oldest kid’s school, to the orthodontist, to the youngest kid’s school, and finally home to finish up the work day (purely hypothetical, right?). They leave you […]

Thank You!

Last Saturday marked my 8th anniversary as a book blogger. I missed this date last year and I had every intention of celebrating this year. As this post illustrates, I missed the date yet again. Thank goodness Literate Housewife is a forgiving thing or I’d be in the dog house. This blog has brought wonderful […]

Stuck on an Escalator

[I’m so stuck on this escalator that I started writing this post in early December.] 2014 has been a transformational year for me. You wouldn’t necessarily notice this on the outside. I regret to report that I’ve gained back most of the weight I lost late last year and earlier this spring. Despite taking a […]

Reading, Blogging, and the Power of Why

I spent half of last week attending the Human Performance Institute‘s Corporate Athlete course. While the title of this course focuses on work, this course has changed my life on every level. Having listened to much of the audiobook of All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner leading up to that business trip also helped to set the […]

Literate Cumberbunny

Despite my earlier promise, I’ve not done much blogging yet this year. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy doing other things. In many ways, life has been much better and happier now than it’s been in a very long time. At some point I’ll catch my footing and figure out a way to incorporate […]

Odds and Ends

I hope the New Year is treating everyone well. The end of 2013 saw my reading life take a deep nose dive. I wanted to do everything and anything other than read. 2014 has been a lot kinder. I started the year reading Lexicon and it was fantastic. Then I loved each of the three February […]