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I have been a stay at home mom since Oct 31st 2006. My children started school in 2008, so I decided it was time for me to go back, too. I have been a full time student for over two years now, and it seems like I am learning about more than just my schoolwork.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Daddy Dates

Ok, yes. This book was written for men. But don't let the title fool you, Mommy's can learn a lot from this book, too. Written by Greg Wright, father of four girls (and only girls), Daddy Dates chronicles his revelation, implementation, successes, and failures of his unique parenting style.

Greg has a style of writing that will have the reader rolling in his chair with laughter one moment, then shedding tears the next. You can't help but envision his anecdotes in stunning clarity with his attention to detail.

The life lessons and insights are things I think every parent, no matter the gender, could benefit from learning.  In fact, I think every married couple, parents or not, would benefit from some if his lessons.

At the end of the book, Greg includes a personality test created by Dr. John Trent, and a cheat sheet for Dad's who need help in the creative dating department. Each chapter is short and to the point. This makes it an easy read for any person. Catch chapter 1 before bedtime, chapter 2 while you're brushing your teeth, and chapter 20 after dinner.

I would definitely recommend this book to friends, and I give it a 5 out of 5 in the stars department.

(By the way, I got this book from booksneeze.com)


I got this book from WaterBrook Multnomah, free for posting a review.

This is actually two stories in one, "Now Boarding at Gate 10" and "In the Event of a Water Landing".

Both novellas take place during a summer. One girl heads to her hometown with her family for a reunion, and the other girl takes a trip with friends to a summer home.

During their trips, the girls learn a thing or two about themselves, their friends, relationships, and God.

The stories are mostly geared to the teen/young adult readers, and apparently both girls have starred in numerous books written by the author. What I like about this one is that it is not imperative that you read the entire series before reading this book. The author made this book stand alone on it's own.

The lessons that each girl learns are important ones for any pre-teen or teenager to learn. I would definitely recommend this book to other young girls. Overall I give it a 5 out of 5.

The End of an Era

Although there is still a week left of school, most of my classes have finished.

And it looks like my beautiful 4.0 is gone.

It's not definite yet. I'm still waiting on grades for two of my classes, but at last count, I had a 3.47 in my English class, and I don't know if my instructor rounds up. A 3.5 and up constitutes an "A" in his class. And my Ten Key class is kind of up to me at this point, if I want an "A" or a "B".

At first I was kind of upset. I have made it this far--5 semesters--with a 4.0. I worked very hard for that grade. VERY hard. OK, I still am kind of upset.

But I am still doing alright. One bad grade is not going to make me fail.