I don’t remember how I stumbled across Ashlee Gadd’s beautiful internet space she’s dubbed Coffee and Crumbs, but I do remember it was love at first sight. The site’s essays are poignant, hilarious, inspiring, and faith-filled. I read about a birth mother’s forever-love for the child she’d place for adoption, a mother’s mixed emotions over seeing her baby grow up, another mother’s insightful essay on raising bicultural children. The essays run the gamut of what it means to be a mother and – for me anyway – Coffee and Crumbs is a sacred place. When I saw Ashlee’s announcement regarding the debut of her book The Magic of Motherhood: The Good Stuff, the Hard Stuff, and Everything in Between I knew I had to get it.… Read More The Magic of Motherhood: A Book Review
I learned about The Gifts of Imperfection from my friend Lori. It took me a few months, but I finally picked it up at my local library. And I couldn’t put it down!
My curiosity piqued when I saw the book Let God Love You: Why We Don’t; How We Can by Wendy Ulrich while browsing a Deseret Book flyer in 2016. I put the book on my Amazon Wish List and, honestly, forgot about it.
When I got the book in my Christmas box from my mom, my interest was re-kindled and I was excited to dig in. However, the book sat on my shelf for months before I finally cracked it open. Once I did, I was kicking myself for not having started it sooner.… Read More Let God Love You: Deepening Your Relationship With God
Elder Christofferson honors all men striving to do the best they can for their families and communities in The Good That Men Can Do, based on his talk “Fathers” given in the April 2016 General Conference. He lovingly teaches the role of men in society and in the Church and provides encouragement directly to them. In a society where men are often put down as unnecessary, incompetent, or child-like, this book’s message is a breath of fresh air.… Read More The Good That Men Can Do
Loretta Breuning’s “The Science of Positivity” is an insightful look into why negativity is so rampant and difficult to overcome. Here’s my review of the book and some takeaways.… Read More The Science of Positivity – A Book Review