Just Like That, I am Back

 If I said I was back, would you believe me? Blogging is complicated, and there are so many "get rich quick" blogging schemes that make it look like you are a lost cause if you are not currently earning money blogging. And why are you even blogging if you don't have multiple streams of income and entertainment. If you don't have a brand? I do have this website, but I do not have Instagram, Twitter, TikTok (you don't want to see me dance), or whatever is next.  Heck, I haven't even updated this since before the pandemic. So why am I here, writing about being back and then, probably ghosting for another two years? Life has been rough. It's been painful and overwhelming. I am so thankful for you my readers, or what is left of you. I am so thankful you are reading this post. I am so thankful that you are still committed to making the world a more exciting and more sustainable place.  Keep up-cycling my friends, and you never know, I might be back again with an

How To Be An American Housewife: A Book Review

I never thought much about how to be a housewife. I grew up, went to college, went to grad school, worked, then got married and had children. Becoming a housewife just kind of happened. I didn’t have to plan, date men whose pictures I sent to my father, I met someone, choose who to love and got married.

How To Be An American Housewife takes us through the life of Shoko a sixty year old Japanese women who gave up her life and family in Japan to become “An American Housewife” and her thirty-something daughter Suiko. Shoko is estranged from her brother Taro and wants to reconnect before her heart fails her.

Shoko, unable to go to Japan herself, enlists her daughter Suiko to go in her place to find and reconnect with Taro. Suiko goes with her daughter Helena and connects for the first time with her Japanese heritage.

Rarely do I find a book that I just can’t put down. This was one of those books. Shoko looks back at her life, at her disobedience, and there is a great sadness in everything she says. No exactly regret, but more of a “what if” she lived for herself, married who she wanted, and had a different life. Suiko’s journey is that of feeling she is never going to be good enough for her mother. She feels that she is going nowhere, is already divorced with a teenage daughter in her thirties, and can never .

Both women have to come to terms with their lives, their choices, and their decisions in this powerful journey that shows the true meaning of family.


I was compensated for this BlogHer Book Club review but all opinions expressed are my own.


Beth said…
added to my to-read list :-)

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