My 2017 audiobook list and listening apps

For all of the ways I struggle with the temptation to spend too much time using my smart phone, one of the things I absolutely love about my phone is how it helps me read more books. My reading habits have changed dramatically the past few years because of how easy my phone makes it to listen to audiobooks. I set a super attainable reading goal each year of getting through 12 books. But until a few years ago, I rarely made it, simply because I find it difficult to find the time to sit down and read. For the...
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The thing about summer…

It’s the last full week of summer break, and I’ve got that melancholy feeling that comes when I’m nearing the end of my favorite season. I’ve realized that it’s not just the end of long days, warm weather and a leisurely schedule that I’m mourning. It’s not just the return to homework, kids being gone all day and a hectic schedule that I’m dreading. The thing about summer for me is that it seems to mark the passage of time. The milestones our kids reach in summer stand out as reminders that they are growing older, gaining new skills, and...
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