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In Praise of My Curves featuring Dia & Co

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been at war with my body and my appetite. I have gone on a diet or started a new fitness plan for every pound I am overweight. On days that I’m not dieting, I’m obsessing about ways to become thin or beating myself up for failing at […]

First Read of 2017!

Happy New Year! If you’re reading this, 2016 is history! Thank goodness! I’m so ready for something new. With the new year comes one of my new favorite reading traditions, Sheila from Book Journey’s First Book of the Year event. There are so many people participating this year. It’s amazing to check out Sheila’s post and […]

Audiobook Bloggers Week 2016: Playing Catch Up!

Welcome to Audiobook Bloggers Week! Many thanks to Miss Pippi Reads for organizing this event! Readers, my life has gotten the best of my blogging energy lately. I had the best of intentions over the past two weeks, but I even missed the beginning of #audiobookbloggersweek. This should be my favorite week of the year. […]

My Husband & Michael Stipe

My husband and I met on a talker back in 1994. At that time, I was entirely obsessed with Michael Stipe and R.E.M. I would log on each evening and try to get everyone there to talk about Stipe. One evening, Danny said, “Stipe is unripe.” I almost blocked him, but when he mentioned that […]

Grand Canyon Extravaganza

Last week was a big week for my family. My youngest sister, LeeAnn, works at Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. LeeAnn, an experiencer of life who got back from a trip to see Machu Pichu in early March, has already worked there for four years. I decided we needed to make […]

Literate Housewife Is…

As of January 17th, Literate Housewife is officially 9 years old! There’s no doubt that my years as a blogger have been an adventure. I’ve met many wonderful new friends, readers, authors, audiobook narrators, and industry people both through online communication and in person. Because of this, I discovered a much broader bookish world and […]

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 […]