Escape routine, find fun, and live a more fulfilling life  A welcome antidote to “doom scrolling”, video meetings, and binge watching, EVERY DAY IS A FIELD TRIP incites us to break out of sedentary routines and get back in touch with the restorative power of play and exploration. Written with infectious good humor and vitality, Jay Hummer’s “I’ve done it, here’s how you can too!” … Continue reading EVERY DAY IS A FIELD TRIP:

Book Review: Wildflowers

Liniers’ Wildflowers feels like an older sister to [Maurice] Sendak’s work, maybe taking place on the next island over from Max’s wild rumpus.”―The New York Times Book Review A celebration of the magical bonds that unite children! When her two big sisters embark on an adventure to explore a mysterious island, the youngest one doesn’t want to be left behind. What shines through from this funny story’s … Continue reading Book Review: Wildflowers

The Rose Kiss: Beauty and the Beast Retold

Trapped by a curse. Running from fate. Can their love bloom in the face of a sinister spell? Provincial France, 1700. Lana Moreau, beautiful daughter of a bankrupt nobleman, is desperate for a suitor with a brain. But things don’t go as planned when her father takes her to the local prophet, looking for insight into her many failed courtships. When the seer names her … Continue reading The Rose Kiss: Beauty and the Beast Retold

Plant-Based Buddha Bowls:

100 Recipes for Nourishing One-Bowl Vegan Meals  These vegan Buddha bowls feature delicious grains, from the familiar, like oats, barley, quinoa, and rice, to the newly popular, like amaranth, freekeh, and farro, along with all manner of noodles, including pastas, udon, rice noodles, and soba. Nutritious veggies abound, especially greens like spinach, chard, and kale, as do bold flavors and aromatics, like garlic, ginger, lime, tamarind, and lemongrass. Protein-rich ingredients like tofu, tempeh, nuts … Continue reading Plant-Based Buddha Bowls:

Book Review: The Single Mums’ Book Club:

It’s 8:30am and I’m already utterly exhausted. My son has lost his football boots, my daughter is ready for school dressed only in her vest and knickers, and of course, my 1-year-old has filled his nappy for what feels like the tenth time this morning. As for my husband? He’s decided marriage doesn’t suit him, and well… buggered off. All hope of ‘me time’ has … Continue reading Book Review: The Single Mums’ Book Club:

Book Review : A Bucket List to Die For

Lou suffers from a rare type of dementia and dies inher fifties. She leaves behind a message in a bottle, charging her husband Joe with a challenging task: he has two months to reunite their patchwork family whose members have fallen out with each other. Luckily for him, Lou has thought of everything and helps him along with a list of family activities and recipes. … Continue reading Book Review : A Bucket List to Die For

Laundry Love: Finding Joy in a Common Chore

Patric Richardson, aka the “Laundry Evangelist,” reveals his revolutionary methods for cleaning clothes—and making laundry loads more fun.Doing laundry is rarely anyone’s favorite task. But to Patric Richardson, laundry isn’t just fun—it’s a way of life. After years of running Laundry Camp at the Mall of America for thousands of eager learners, he’s ready to share his tips, tricks, and hacks—bringing surprise and delight to … Continue reading Laundry Love: Finding Joy in a Common Chore

Book Review: Alaskan Rescue

A mountain search-and-rescue mission turns into a fight for their lives. Sent to find a wedding party that disappeared during a hike, Alaskan state trooper Hunter McCord and his K-9 partner, Juneau, discover bridesmaid Ariel Potter hanging from a cliff. But this was no accident—she was pushed—and her hiking companions are missing. Now it’s up to Hunter and Juneau to find them…and make sure whoever … Continue reading Book Review: Alaskan Rescue

How Not to Marry a Billionaire

One minute I’m a promising law grad with grand ideas of changing people’s lives, the next I’m persona non grata thanks to a tiny little incident where I may or may not have stabbed my boss. Now I’m unemployable, broke, and almost desperate enough to move back home with my parents. This was rock bottom. Until it hit me in the very annoying but not … Continue reading How Not to Marry a Billionaire

The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Great Vegetables

“For new and novice gardeners who want a straightforward, unfussy guide to growing their own food.” —Library Journal You can grow beautiful, healthy, delicious veggies and herbs right from the start—just follow the trustworthy advice found in The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Great Vegetables. Expert gardener Lorene Edwards Forkner shares all the information you need to create a thriving garden, from facts about soil and sun … Continue reading The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Great Vegetables