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Author: 5280mommy

Book Review Guide

Book Review Guide

I’ve decided to dive into writing book reviews on a more regular basis. I read so much now and I keep track of what I read in a way that I never have before. With the relocation to a new state and new groups of […]

Reading with Tweens – My Hamilton

Reading with Tweens – My Hamilton

As parents, my husband and I have several shared goals. We want our boys to be hard workers, good friends, excellent students, play a sport and an instrument, and as an added bonus, we really want them to be theater geeks like we are. This […]

My Secret is Out

My Secret is Out

This being Pride Month and the 2-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on gay marriage, I thought it was an appropriate time to dust this one off from Spitfire Mom and repost it. Two years later I’m more than a little sad about our […]

Kids’ Summer Reading Challenge

Kids’ Summer Reading Challenge

Here we are on the first Monday of summer vacation. We’re all still in bed. The 8-year-old is still asleep (that child will be a caffeine addict before puberty hits if we’re not careful). The 11-year-old is staring at his phone, watching inane You Tube […]

Another Year Down

Another Year Down

This post about another school year passing by was lovingly first published at the SpitfireMom Society and has been annotated for a two year fast forward and move to Utah. Here I am again. Another year down. Enjoy! I can’t even believe that I’m typing these […]

Reading with Tweens – Projekt 1065

Reading with Tweens – Projekt 1065

This post contains affiliate links. I am a sucker for the Scholastic book fair. I get a little jolt of excitement when I get that email from the PTA telling me the book fair is coming. I sign up for multiple volunteering shifts. I peruse […]

Reading with Tweens

Reading with Tweens

*This post contains affiliate links.* I come from a family of readers. My grandparents, mom, aunts, uncles, and cousins all are voracious readers. Naturally when I had kids of my own, one of my deepest wishes for them is that they would inherit that same […]

Downsizing (temporarily)

Downsizing (temporarily)

So as I mentioned in my last post, my family has recently relocated to the Beehive State. (It’s okay, I didn’t know that Utah was called the Beehive State either. It has something to do with honeybees and industry and the Book of Mormon – […]

Change in Altitude

Change in Altitude

What happens when a woman who names her blog after the altitude of her home city moves away from that city? The short answer is – absolutely nothing – because I’ve paid for this name and damn it, it’s not going anywhere! But alas, I […]

Review: Eligible, A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

Review: Eligible, A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

I am a lover of all things Jane Austen. Obviously, her books are held in my highest esteem and most treasured spot in my heart. But I also adore movie adaptations, both faithful and updated, books about Jane, her Facebook page, and updated adaptations of her books, […]