Jennifer's books

Goodbye, Vitamin
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land
Mrs. Hemingway
Poetry Will Save Your Life: A Memoir
The Princess Diarist
Watch Me Disappear
Hello, Sunshine
Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
A Man Called Ove
The Heirs
Our Souls at Night
White Fur
Confessions of a Domestic Failure
The Map That Leads to You
The Little French Bistro
Love the Wine You're With
Always and Forever, Lara Jean
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
The Party
New Boy

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

What Is Saving My Life Right Now

Blogging is a whole thing. It is a whole new thing for me. I do not know what I am doing, but I am enjoying it. One thing I stumbled upon today was a post from a blog I’ve followed for a while called modernmrsdarcy.com. On her post, she suggests writing a list of the things that are saving your life during this season.

Reading Harry Potter with my Son 

He received the first book for Christmas (just two weeks before his 6th birthday), and we have been reading little bits at a time. The illustrated edition is wonderful for his age. I look forward to reading it with him and am giddy with excitement as he learns about the characters I love for the first time. 

Harry Potter Draco Malfoy
Draco Lookalike

Movie Nights with Friends 

It is a rare treat when I get to go out and see a movie with mom friends. Evenings when we can coordinate babies of all ages, husbands and babysitters are enjoyable even if we are simply heading out for coffee. But, a movie is an event. And so far this year, it has already happened twice! And, for two excellent award nominated films. I have seen La La Land (RUN, RUN to the theater if you haven’t seen it yet) and Hidden Figures (also RUN).

“Audition: The Fools Who Dream” 

(Emma Stone's song in La La Land) I have listened to this song on repeat, memorized every word, printed out my favorite lines and hung them on a wall in our home.

Super Fun Socks 

I used some Christmas gift cards to restock my sock drawer and I am delighted with my new finds.

Fun socks

Lush Bath Bombs 

I’ve heard it said the days are long and the years are short. The long days are why I need long baths and wine. Lush bath bombs make me feel like Cleopatra, a mermaid or Katy Perry. The water turns colors and sometimes sparkles. Why should little kids be the only ones who get fun colored baths? 

This Is Us 

I don’t think I need to elaborate much, but let’s just say This is Us could not have come on tv at a better time.

Poems That Make Grown Women Cry 

I love poetry, but I realized that I do not read it much anymore. So, I bought this collection and put it in my car. Now, everyday as we wait in my son’s carline, I read a few poems aloud to my daughter. The poems are moving and just enough reading for the short time.

poems that make grown women cry

My Brand New Blogging Adventure 

I put it off and put it off. But, so far, it has been fun and different. I have enjoyed putting my fingers to the keys for something other than work. I have enjoyed getting to interact with people in a new way. And I am proud of myself for bravely putting myself out there in a way that scared me before.

I believe focusing on the good helps us to overcome our grumblings and be thankful for the manna. What things are saving your life right now?

*This post does contain an affliate link. 


  1. Love your list! I'm obsessed with the illustrated HP books. I can't wait until my daughter is old enough for me to read them to her.

    And lush bath bombs are literally the bomb.

  2. I got my daughter the first illustrated book last Christmas and the second one this year. It is so wonderful reading them to her, and her big brother even drifts in and listens nearly every time. She was Luna Lovegood for Halloween last year, but your Draco twin is adorable!

  3. I loved reading the Harry Potter books with my kids. In fact, reading with my kids has been one of the greatest joys of motherhood! Thanks for your list.