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Review: Say Good Bye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine

Having been a mom for over two decades, I have experienced survival mode intimately several times. Everyone is susceptible to becoming overwhelmed—too busy and too tired to have any hope that things can ever improve—but there’s something about being a mom that seems to invite this condition. One mom who has overcome survival mode is […]

Review: Balanced by Tricia Goyer

I just don’t know where to begin with this review.  I have 19 pages of notes…from a 109 page book!  Obviously I can’t share them all in this review, but let me tell you one thing: If you have ever felt out of balance, wondered how to get things done and how to determine what […]

Update Your Resume!

A few months ago someone asked me for my resume for a volunteer position.  I had not worried about a resume since leaving the academic scene to become a stay at home mom almost two decades ago!  In fact, I had barely written down my various activities.  Obviously, this was going to be a colossal […]

Review: Switch On Your Brain by Caroline Leaf

As a physicist, the first chapter I turned to in this book was “Thinking, God, and the Quantum Physics Brain”.  It was astoundingly bad, full of inaccuracies, misunderstandings, and downright errors, and a perfect example of why scientists had better be humble when discussing a field that is not their own. Neuropsychology is not my […]

Review: Hot Buttons: Bullying Edition by Nicole O’ Dell

Some issues are so sensitive, controversial, confusing, and potentially life-changing that youth culture expert Nicole O’Dell calls them Hot Button topics.  She has written a series of Hot Buttons books that I desperately wish I’d had years ago.  A few days ago I reviewed Hot Buttons: Image and today I’m privileged to tell you about […]