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“This extraordinary book encompasses and embraces the complexities of 20th and 21st Century post-nuclear family realities. Lillibridge generally refers to the real-life characters of this psycho-drama as Girl, Mother, Stepmother, Father, and Brother, which makes the story read like a remarkable post-modern fairy tale. This book is absolutely of its time, adding to and illuminating a Zeitgeist that cannot, and will not, be turned back. The enduring need that ties together this new reality to old is this: How do we find ways to love each other? Real love is not without ambivalence, and that is true here. This is the great strength of Girlish, a compelling memoir for our time. ”
—Sue William Silverman, author of True Confessions, Lovesick, and The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew

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Review of RADIATION DIARIES by Janet Todd

Tue Jan 15 2019

Radiation Diaries is a memoir written as a diary with daily dated entries detailing Todd’s seven weeks of radiotherapy for pelvic cancers. Read my full review on Mom Egg Review. View at momeggreview »


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TBR Tuesday Review: Single-Minded by Lisa Daily

Tue Jan 08 2019

This week's suggestion for your To Be Read list is SINGLE-MINDED by Lisa Daily, a hysterical romance featuring a divorced protagonist. Read more »


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My Christmas Gift to Myself

Wed Dec 26 2018

I’m not much for New Year’s resolutions, but every year since high school—ok, most years—I’ve done what I call “A Christmas Gift to Myself” every Dec. 26th.   Read more »


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TBR Tuesday: Burn The Stage by Marc Shapiro

Tue Dec 25 2018

I am the mother of a pop music loving 10-year-old. There’re two ways to go about raising a small person who loves all the latest teeny-bopper hits: buy large earmuffs or embrace it. Read more »


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The Ultimate Guide on How to Fly with Toddlers When They Outnumber You

Sun Dec 23 2018

Remember, it’s just one day. It does not define your parenthood. View at modernparentsmessykids »


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TBR Tuesday: Interview with Meghan Scott Molin and Giveaway for THE FRAME UP

Tue Dec 18 2018

In sum, Meghan Scott Molin has given us a tight--dare I say zany--caper peopled with the kind of characters I'd love to hang out with IRL.  If you enjoyed Janet Evanovitch's Stephanie Plum series, you'll love THE FRAME UP. Read more »


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TBR Tuesday: Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks by Nathan Burgoine

Tue Dec 11 2018

Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks by Nathan Burgoine is a fun queer rom-com sci-fi novel set in present time Canada.  From Cole, our bullet journal loving protagonist, his ace BFF Alec, and Malik, the hottest guy in school, you will find someone to relate to or fall in love with in this brand-new YA novel. Read more »


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TBR Tuesday: GEORGE by Alex Gino

Tue Dec 04 2018

A middle grade story of a trans girl trying to find her place. Read more »


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Our Mousie Roommate  

Mon Dec 03 2018

We have a mouse, a cat, and a rat terrier. One of those was an unintentional acquisition. Read more »


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My Biggest Birthday Party Success Was Also My Biggest Failure

Fri Nov 30 2018

This was going to be the best birthday ever. Turns out, one should never even think those words. View at modernparentsmessykids »


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TBR Tuesday: Waters Run Wild by Andrea Fekete + Inverview

Tue Nov 27 2018

Historical literary fiction that will break your heart with its beauty. Read more »


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When I Knew I Was a Girl

Wed Nov 21 2018

It is only when someone doesn’t fit the norm that we assume they don’t have a clear idea of who they are. We assign blame to the parents. We assume the child doesn’t understand how gender or sexuality works. But if we put ourselves back in the space of childhood, there were certain truths we knew unquestionably. Read more »


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