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Learning to Breathe: One Woman's Journey of Spirit and Survival
I loved this book. It was fun to live vicariously through her many life adventures as well as seeing her strength and motivation during her recovery. ...more
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Dec 17, 2009
The Bees
Hard to describe this book. I have taken beekeeping classes and some of the stuff didn't jive with what I remembered from my classes taught by expert ...more
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Jan 18, 2015
Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar: How Self-Education and the Pursuit of Passion Can Lead to a Lifetime of Success
over all liked it. may have felt a little repetitive. the epilogue and the following essay were my favorites. at least it is what most pertained to my ...more
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Feb 25, 2015
All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood
Since there was a line for it at the library, I read it in 4 days. I found her mentioning of SO SO SO many studies and books and people a sort of anno ...more
Mar 2014
Mar 27, 2014
Free to Learn: Five Ideas for a Joyful Unschooling Life
Picked this up from the library for new homeschooling inspiration. While I agree with some of it, it is definitely a radical unschooling approach, one ...more
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Jan 01, 2015
The Secret Lives of Wives: Women Share What It Really Takes to Stay Married
I found this book a little too similar to Surrendering To Marriage, this authors first book on marriage. As others have said, she writes the women's s ...more
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Jan 24, 2012
Halfway to Each Other: How a Year in Italy Brought Our Family Home
If your not into God, don't read this book. BUT with that said it isn't an overwhelming amount of God talk!

I LOVED this book and read it in a week wi
Oct 21, 2009
Oct 21, 2009
Left Neglected
it was ok. it was missing something for me...a true depth of characters. i think the most believable character was the mother in the book. a lot of th ...more
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Oct 19, 2011
Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living
the first few chapters read great, and got me excited. by the end of the chapters on simplicity and why to simplify and how she has organized her whol ...more
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Oct 21, 2011
Surrendering to Marriage
i liked it. enough. it made some valid points about why staying in a marriage is good and that the grass is not always greener, if ever, on the other ...more
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Dec 24, 2011
Tired of Being Tired
I like it. lol. just like i checked in the box. what i liked a lot? her descriptions of taking care of oneself, getting good sleep, not driving so har ...more
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Jan 01, 2012
Brave Parenting: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Raising Emotionally Resilient Children
A little repetitive, but i loved the premise and her experience. It isn't like i hadn't heard some of these perspectives before, but just now in my li ...more
Jul 2014
Jul 13, 2014
Say You're One of Them
WOW. Every word of this book fell heavy on my heart. I just finished it in the bathroom while my kids were watching Curious George! I want to cry and ...more
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Dec 04, 2009
Healing: A Woman's Journey from Doctor to Nun
Just finished this. It is a very simple book with a very heavy premise. I think I loved it for it's ability to make Buddhism and Buddhist study...acce ...more
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Apr 22, 2011
Unschooling Rules: 55 Ways to Unlearn What We Know about Schools and Rediscover Education
I liked it as an infusion to my homeschooling. It got me thinking a lot about what I am doing and how I might change it up. I have gone on to reading ...more
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Dec 27, 2014
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
Wanted more than just essays/speeches, but his take on compulsory education is one my hubby and I toss around on occasion. And it reminded me not to t ...more
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Dec 26, 2008
What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self
I loved this little simple book filled with so many wise words from so many wise women. I think Cokie Roberts was my favorite, her words on motherhood ...more
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Nov 18, 2009
The Balanced Mom: Raising Your Kids Without Losing Your Self
While it was a bit on the light side, I enjoyed it a lot in conjunction with a Fit Challenge I was doing. It allowed me to really take note of what my ...more
Nov 07, 2009
Nov 03, 2009
Surrendering to Yourself
it was an entire book of positive talk. there was some sage advice, some not so sage advice, but not a lot of how to change your life deeply. it was h ...more
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Jan 17, 2012
College Without High School: A Teenager's Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College
Awesome perspective from a guy who was majoring in astrophysics at Berkeley when he read Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto and proceeded to then cr ...more
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Jan 31, 2015
The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life
Truth be told, I skipped most of the middle of the book. The first part was great, the last part was great, the middle was repetitive for each section ...more
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Dec 15, 2010
Start Late, Finish Rich: A No-Fail Plan for Achieving Financial Freedom at Any Age
Just that, it was OK. It is obviously outdated now with all the banks who are no longer willy nilly giving out loans, and sorry, but for me personally ...more
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Feb 14, 2011
Revolutionary Road
Hmm...this is a tough one. I really liked the premise of the book, and couldn't put it down cause I wanted to know what happened. I could totally rela ...more
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Sep 29, 2010
The Amateur Marriage
it was a fun read. i normally don't read fiction, but have been taking a break from non-fiction to chill out. It spanned a lifetime of one family and ...more
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Oct 08, 2014
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within
Loved this book. It was highly suggested I purchase this book when I told some friends of mine I wanted to 'write'. Santa brought it to me in my stock ...more
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Dec 29, 2009
The Elephant Whisperer
Really liked this book, recommended by my mom to me, and had had his story mentioned to me multiple times before i picked it up about his passing and ...more
Nov 2013
Dec 25, 2013
Organizing for Life: Declutter Your Mind to Declutter Your World
Nothing practical at all in this. And I too hated the reference to a keeper of a slightly disorderly house as a 'messie', just one more label tossed a ...more
Jun 2014
Jun 13, 2014
Fidelity: How to Create a Loving Relationship That Lasts
i only give it three compared to his other books. ok i bumped it to four. this was a fast read, which is good and bad i suppose. i wish it had a bit m ...more
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Sep 27, 2011
Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching from the Inside Out
As my first introduction to reading on Waldorf education I thought it was pretty good. Looking for some ways to infuse my homeschooling with something ...more
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Dec 25, 2014
Gone Girl
I couldn't put it down. It was an easy read. I found it intriguing to keep reading, it just isn't my kind of book. A book club choice. For entertainme ...more
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Oct 08, 2014
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