On the way to daycare the other day, my four-year-old son and I were discussing the summer break and the excitement of starting preschool in the fall.   Amidst the fun plans of vacations, new backpacks, and “special school clothes,” he...
What is resilience?  This question, sometimes rhetorical, sometimes not, has stayed with me a lot  lately. Is resilience simply to overcome, or is it truly something bigger, something we sometimes do not even realize we have until hindsight? In November of...
  “I am myself, plus my surroundings, and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself.” When Olga Dies Dreaming was published this past year, a book review summarized it as a romantic comedy. Is it romantic? Sure. Is...
Can you feel it? The "R" months are approaching- September, October, November, and December.   But before the cool air and pumpkin spice everything whisks us all away, you may be able to squeeze in one last warm-weather vacation. If you are...
William Shakespeare’s star-crossed protagonist once asked the fates “What is in a name?” V.E. Schwab's The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue focuses on the answer to that very question. The novel begins in France in the year 1714 with...
On the world news the other evening, a young Ukrainian teacher was being interviewed as she was making camouflage blinds for troops. When asked about a previous comment she had made off-camera regarding her desire to lay in front of...
"From an early age, books were my constant companions and my local library a place I could find a new friend on every shelf." --Sarah Jessica Parker I cannot recall a time when I did not enjoy reading. My mom introduced...
“It doesn’t matter what you look at; it’s what you see.” - Henry David THoreau This quote resounded with me throughout the thematic development of Qian Julie Wang's Beautiful County -our PMC Book Club January pick. When you look at...
With most books I read, I try to ask myself who I would be in the story or even who I would want to be. Would I have Atticus Finch’s moral compass?  Would I have the reasoning and kind...
We are thrilled to announce the Pensacola Mom Collective Book Club! Do you love to read? Have you made a resolution to read more in 2021? Do you want to connect with other area moms and talk about books? Or really, talk...

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