Monday, October 17, 2011

What I Am Reading

I don't have a whole lot of extra time these days but I have always *loved* to read (too bad that didn't rub off on my 13 yr old).

I have a couple books that I have been fancing lately and hope to dive into them all sooner rather than later.

In An Instant:  Lee & Bob Woodruff.  A Family's Journey of Love & Healing.

I know this is old news but it is still such an inspiring story.

The Power of A Positive Mom.

I am really hoping I can glean a lot from this book because I know that I could  use some help in staying positive in between lifes, ups, downs and inbetweens of "overwhelming" motherhood.

What Are We Feeding Our Kids?

This so far has been a bit of an eye opener.  Not that I didn't know some of the things that manufacturers *hide* in foods and I say hide loosely because technically they are listed for us to see on the ingredients BUT they are labeled differently so to the average person, such as myself, we have no clue what it really is.  Even some of the food that we think is the healthiest for our children are probably not.  You might be surprised. 

I am going to talk more about this particular book when I get through it.  I figured with all the talk about child obesity and Chef Anne Cooper:  The Renegade Lunch Lady , this will probably be a good topic to discuss.

And last but definetly not least:

Why I Jumped: My True Story of Postpartum Depression, Dramatic Rescue & Return to Hope.

This is based on a true story of Tina Zahn who in her darkest hours of PPD, attempted to jump off a bridge to end her life. 

I am almost done with this book.  I have had a hard time putting this book down since it resonates with my own personal struggles with PPD not too mention when looking back in her earlier history, there are a lot of similarities; her life and mine. The one thing though that I am thankful of that is not similar is in my lows of lows, I have never thought about hurting myself or anyone else for that matter. And I thank GOD for that.

Again, I will most likely talk more about this book when I finish in hopes that I can possibly encourage others to seek support if you are struggling with any type of depression.

What is on your nightstand?

Life is still good and you can make it better. WW


  1. Interesting books! I think I would like reading "What Are We Feeding Our Kids." Though it might be disturbing.

    Maybe the PPD book too. I went through a (probably shorter and much less severe) form of this. It would be interesting to hear another person's story.

  2. I am reading Hunger Games currently. I subbed for a Jr. High class that was reading it a few weeks ago. I got through chapter 3 throughout the day and haven't been able to stop thinking about what happens next! So, I bought it on my Kindle today. It is the same kind of story as the classic The Giver by Lois Lowry. SO good so far! I often end up loving the "young readers" books :)

    I also just finished the very adult book Drowning Ruth by Christina was FANTASTIC. Very dark, but a nail biter. I absolutely could NOT put it down! If anyone else reading this has a kindle, we can do the book sharing thing...where you loan someone a title you have on your Kindle for 2 weeks :)


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