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 […]

Uncles Aren’t Just for Clowning Around

I must have been in college when I first discovered that being scared of clowns was a thing. Spiders, snakes, and heights I understood. Clowns? I was flabbergasted. From a very early age, clowns made me happy. There was a driftwood painting of a clown in my room, Bozo (love him!), and my Uncle Ryan […]

And We’re Back!

Well, mostly. We returned from our Disney vacation on Sunday. It was a wonderful time. I got to spend a week with my dearest friend and her family while enjoying all of the magic that Disney World and the Animal Kingdom Lodge had to offer. I don’t know what I was expecting when we left, […]

And We’re Off!

See you when we get back from Disney!

My First Read-a-Thon Begins!

This is it! For the first time, I have set aside 24 hours to read and read some more. This read-a-thon is a book blogging tradition and I’ve enjoyed watching people participate twice a year each year. There were a time or two when I participated a little here and there and have done a […]