Review: The Time Traveler’s Wifeby Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler's WifeThe Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I have to start by saying I loved this movie. I figured I would love the book equally, if not more.

But, that’s not the case.

It’s not that I didn’t like the book,I just didn’t love it.

There was a lot of confusion, almost too much back and fourth.

Also, like many other reviews point out, Claire & Henry read in exactly the same voice.

Three stars because i didn’t hate it and because it wasn’t horribly written.

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Blast to the past

If you could travel back in time, what would you tell your 10-year-old self?

I know right now you feel lonely, with mom not there all the time, and most of those kids at school being jerks to you, but don’t worry, in a few months you are going to meet an awesome girly who you will become fast friends with, and you will remain friends with her for the rest of your childhood and well into your adulthood. We are still friends!
Those other kids, the bullies, you won’t see them again once you leave school. They don’t really matter in the real world.

I know right now you are in a hurry to grow up and make your own choices, but slow down. You have it pretty good right now.
In eight short years you’ll lose your beloved papa. It will break your  heart. Enjoy the time you have with him now. Even when he embarrass’ you.
Trust me, you may not understand it right now, but you are going to miss him. Bad.
Try to go easier on your grandma. She’ll be gone soon too. She loves you, even though she doesn’t show it.
She may not be your biological mother, but she is the best mother you could have asked for.  Hold on to her love.

And some are very, very bad [via Nine Davids]

Nine Davids: And some are very, very bad.

(taken from the post: with permission. Click the link to read the whole post)

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish…

“Who is the bad fish in this picture?”



.I asked my husband, with a pit in my stomach, as I read to our 13-month old son.

He raised an eyebrow and said, “Uh, the red one, obviously.”

I always thought it was the yellow one.

My whole childhood, in the thousands of times I’ve read Dr. Suess’s wonderful book “One Fish Two Fish”, I thought the bad fish on this page were the little yellow and blue fish. The red fish, in my child’s eyes, was their father. The yellow fish was in trouble and had been “very very bad.” The little blue fish was smug because he’d gotten away with it and his sibling was taking the blame. The red father fish was spanking the little yellow fish.

I saw this page last night through adult eyes and decided, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that our home will never be a spanking home.

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Cry it out (CIO): 10 reasons why it is not for us | PhD in Parenting

I found this blog post randomly as I was checking into facebook today.

Cry it out (CIO): 10 reasons why it is not for us | PhD in Parenting

1. CIO can cause harmful changes to babies’ brains
2. CIO can result in decreased intellectual, emotional and social development
3. CIO can result in a detached baby
4. CIO is harmful to the parent-child relationship
5. CIO can make children insecure
6. CIO often doesn’t work at all
7. Even if CIO does “work”, parents often have to do it over and over again
8. CIO is disrespectful of my child’s needs
9. Deep sleep from CIO is often a result of trauma
10. Our world needs more love

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