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This was a great family weekend. We spent lots of what can easily be called “quality” time together — not always harmonious, but filled with activity, laughter and togetherness. It felt abrupt to leave the house this morning to go to the office. My heart is ready to be home more.

However, as much as it pained me to walk out the door, my kids barely noticed my departure. They each had their nose buried in a book. We really lucked out in the reading department. All three of my kids adore books. Our love of reading (both independently and together) is really a defining characteristic of our family. So although David and I often find ourselves saying things like “Please don’t bring that book to the breakfast table” or “Put the book down and focus on brushing your teeth” or “How did this book get in the oatmeal?” — we really don’t mind a bit.

On this topic, my friend Maile just showed me the trailer for her new book “The Apothecary”, which comes out October 4th. Look out J.K.!


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