Book Review: The Mother in Law by Sally Hepworth

  Summary: Lucy is a young mother with a complicated relationship with her mother-in-law, Diana, who is extremely introverted and possibly perceived as snobby. Diana is very wealthy and heads an organization that helps young refugees in Australia that are pregnant. Diana's children often are angered by how much help she gives to these poor …

Book Review: Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin

Summary: Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project and The Four Tendencies, provides readers with information to help with the organization of our lives to help with our inner calm. Gretchen gives us many ideas, tips, and strategies to getting control of the clutter in our lives. She gives the reader many ways to create …

Book review: Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

Summary: In 2016, Dani Shapiro found through a DNA sample and genealogy website that her biological father was not her real biological father. Inheritance is Dani Shapiro’s journey to find her birth father. My Thoughts: I chose Inheritance due to it being chosen as The Happier Podcast’s book of the month. I love anything associated …

Book Review: Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

Summary: Dare to Lead explores how we can lean into the vulnerability as leaders to become better human beings. She reminds the readers how to use empathy, connection, and courage as leaders. By using her extensive research and her personal experiences, Brene reminds us that we need to be vulnerable and have the tough conversations and …

Book Review: I Know You Know by Gilly Macmillan

Summary: Twenty years ago two boys were murdered in a Bristol near a dog racing track. The surviving best friend of the two boys has let this fester in his head and has started a podcast to begin researching the murder. A man was convicted of the crime, but Cody, the boys' best friend, still …

Orlando trip: Disney and Universal Islands of Adventure in December for Christmas

Last year we decided to take the kids to Orlando before they got too much older. We thought it would be fun to do the week prior to Christmas since we've been to Disney before, but we've only been there in the summer. We found a great deal on VRBO for a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom …