A Bookshelf of My Own Booklist
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"A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity." - Thomas Jefferson
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Brainy Mama is a place where moms can have erudite, thinking conversations about how motherhood shapes us and changes us. While you're here, feel free to engage in thoughtful conversation that nurtures your creative, analytical side. Your insight into the mothering mind is always welcome here.
I've been a stay-at-home mom for the past nineteen years and am currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English. I am a freelance writer and serve on the editorial board of Segullah, a literary magazine for LDS women. My work has appeared online with Literary Mama and FastWeb as well as in a motherhood anthology entitled The Mother in Me.
Michael Buble, Ghirardelli's chocolate-hazelnut ice cream, Haagen-Dazs' white chocolate raspberry truffle ice cream, Alfredo mashed potatoes, morning walks, my Baldwin 6'3 grand piano, Yellow Swallowtail butterflies, receiving books in the mail, morning snuggles with my toddler, omelettes, people who make me laugh, Star Trek TNG reruns, the movie "Somewhere in Time," chocolate-covered cashews, fresh raspberries, hummingbirds, my iPod nano, cerulean blue, and Snyder's of Hanover Hot Buffalo Wing Pieces (the best pretzels ever--oh yeah!)