This is a really cool time to be a mom and an avid reader. Millennials, my generation, born between 1980-1995, are starting to have kids of their own. And we are not accepting the tired tropes of Mommy Culture....
Read This: Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp Watch This: Die Hard on Prime Video Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: My husband does not ever stop talking about Die Hard the movie. It’s in his top 3 movies of all time. I...
Read This: Time for me to Come Home by Dorothy Shackleford and Travis Thrasher Watch This: Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas on Hallmark Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: Nothing at all before we started researching Christmas-themed books/movies to...
Read This: Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates Watch This: Blonde on Netflix Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: Heard about the standing ovation at the Venice film festival and it intrigued me. Claire: All the headlines of the 14-minute standing ovation. Before you say which...
Read This: Mr. Malcolm’s List by Suzanne Allain Watch This: Mr. Malcom’s List on Prime Video Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: Seemed like both the book and the movie might have a Bridgerton vibe, so I was curious. Claire: No knowledge other than...
Read This: Normal People by Sally Rooney  Watch This: Normal People on Hulu Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: I actually watched the show about two years ago and have always been curious about the book. Claire: I just went along with Julie’s suggestion...
Read This: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Watch This: Gone Girl movie on Prime Video Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: I actually read the book just before the movie came out and watched the movie when it was available for rental. That...
Read This:  Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan Watch This: Anatomy of a Scandal on Netflix Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: I literally cannot remember how we picked this?!? But I do love British crime dramas. Claire: Like most of our previous...
Read This: The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han Watch This: The Summer I Turned Pretty on Prime Video Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Claire: I’ve heard of the book and knew it had been popular in the YA crowd for...
Read This: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Watch This: Where the Crawdads Sing (currently only in theatres) Listen to This: Tell Me More: The Dark Side of Delia Owens (author of Where the Crawdads Sing) featuring Kayse Gale Why We Made this Selection...
Read This: The Godfather by Mario Puzo Watch This: The Godfather on Paramount+ The Offer on Paramount+ Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie and her family has watched and quoted this movie for years. She first read the book in high school...
Read This: Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith Watch This: Deep Water on Hulu Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: I knew about this book because I follow all celebrity gossip and I knew it was the movie Ana de Armas and...
Read This: Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter Watch This: Pieces of Her limited series on Netflix Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Claire: No actual background info. I just saw it at Costco, saw the Netflix sticker, read the back, and thought...
Read This Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakaur (2003) Watch This Under The Banner of Heaven on FX or Hulu Why We Made this Selection and Background Knowledge Julie: I love both previous Jon Krakauer books I read. And I loved both movie...

In + Around Vermont

Moving to the Vermont Gayborhood of Our Dreams

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My wife and I, with our then 2-year-old, moved to Vermont in 2021 from rural Missouri.  While we had great friends and community in Missouri,...
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Why I HATE Fall… Y’all