Waaah! I don’t know what to read!

I’m in a slump.  A book slump. I have no idea what to read. It’s weighing on my soul. Surely, my readers who are book lovers can relate.  Let me share with you my tale of woe.  You see, I’m midway through multiple series, but the trouble is, I keep finishing books too fast.  My…

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Books in her Voice

When my daughter reads, I wonder what she hears. When I read, I used to hear the words in my head as if I was speaking with the voices of the characters, as if they were telling the story to me in my own voice.  I would carefully pronounce strange names in my mind and…

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Anne McCaffrey: Revisiting an Old Friend

It has been years and years since I read an Anne McCaffrey book. I got started on her books back in 5th grade thanks to the parents of one of my good friends.  Trust me when I say that these are not young adult books!  Although the themes are gentle, they are definitely written for adults.…

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Why I Ferment (and why you should too)

Last year, I got started with fermenting. I started small. It began with home brewing kombucha, a fermented tea, and expanded to sauer kraut in an amazing crock my grandma gave me for my birthday. I had heard an an interview on NPR with Sandor Katz who had just published and new book called The…

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Guest Post: “The Answers” is Not the Answer

 [Guest Post from the webmaster of Ashli McCall’s Beyond Morning Sickness website]Attention, Women with hyperemesis: You aren’t suffering enough. At least that’s the impression one might get from the author of Hyperemesis: The Answers, who has set out to victimize desperate HGers with an internet scam. Google the word “hyperemesis” and an ad will appear…

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Beyond Morning Sickness by Ashli McCall

I need to preface this post with a confession:  I hate reading non-fiction.  With the exception of Happiest Baby on the Block, I’ve never made it cover-to-cover through so many of the parenting books that I often recommend.  I haven’t completely read Playful Parenting, Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves, Unconditional Parenting, or Natural Birth: The…

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Ashli McCall’s HG Books and Why You Should Read Them

Over Christmas break, I contacted Ashli McCall, the author of Beyond Morning Sickness, which is The Book on HG, and Mama Has Hyperemesis Gravidarum (But Only For A While), a children’s book.  Her friend and webmaster was kind enough to send me copies of these books for free.   He also included a printed copy of…

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