About Me

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog, I appreciate it so much! You probably found yourself at this part of my page because you are interested to know more about the ‘RedheadedBooklover’ , however I won’t bore you with the details of my life so I will keep this short! All you really need to know about me is that my name is Aimee, I am married to the most perfect, incredible man, who also happens to be a Marine! I am a mother to 2 beautiful children and new born twin babies! And that I am young…Yes! You can be young and still be an amazing wife and an incredible mother!
My interests of course include reading and reviewing – lots of it! – furthering my studies in Psychology (Forensic & Evolutionary) and Classical Studies (Huge Greek Mythology lover here!), and binge watching the hell out of my favourite TV series (Game of Thrones fan here! And yesssss I have read the books and I loved them!) and who can forget spending time with my beautiful family.

I always love talking with all of my readers and would love to get to know you more on an individual/personal level so if you would like to talk about anything then please either comment on my posts, Email me or find me on Twitter or Instagram ! I would love to talk to you. For all the fellow mummies and Armed Forces wives I would really love to talk with you also about all thinks parenting and the armed forces life! So please, comment below or email me and I will always message you back!

For all of the lovely people who have been asking about what social media I have, I have Twitter and Instagram and here are the links! Twitter  , Instagram Please do drop me a tweet or a message over their, I would love to talk with you all!

I get asked a few questions however I have seen a pattern emerge and these two questions seem to be asked a lot so here are my answers!

Why don’t I show my face or any photos of my family? This is a question I get asked often. The reason I don’t is because I am a very private person, I have always been and I am very protective over my family; this is why I do not share photos. However! If you want to envision me just envision a fair skinned woman, with fiery red hair and green eyes! I have been told I look like Amanda Righetti from The Mentalist although her hair is way more gorgeous than mine could ever be! If you want to envision my husband then envision a 6ft 7 bearded marine who has a very stern look but is actually a total sweetheart; he would kill me for saying this!

Although I do not post photos of me and my family across social media I do write about my husband and my children occasionally in my reviews. With my reviews I always try to add in something about my family, me, or my life in general which is relevant to the book I am reviewing, that way my reviews are much more personal and you get to know me and my family a little bit better! So if you did want to learn even more about me then reading my reviews are one of the best ways too as they are all sprinkled with bits about me, my life and my family! And no, this is not a ploy for you to read my reviews! Lol.

Another popular question I am frequently asked is: Why are all of your reviews so positive?! As I am sure you can tell by now I am a very positive person and I hate negativity. I have chosen to only post reviews of books I have given Four of Five stars too. Of course I read many books which are not so good however I do not seen the point in reviewing those as I would not recommend them and therefore I do not see any reasoning as to why I would write a lengthy review about how much I disliked a book! I hope this makes sense. So I only review books which are genuinely incredible, I am a tough critic so if a book is reviewed here on my blog then it must be good! I have also chosen to only write positive reviews because I want to keep the atmosphere on my blog as light, optimistic and as fun as possible!

There you are, my two most asked questions answered! If you have anymore for me then please do comment below and I will be sure to get back to you!

Before I finish writing this already very long post I just wanted to say that if you are an author, either self-published or published and you would like for me to review your book then please do email me at redheadedbookloverblog@gmail.com

You can also find out more about why I love reviewing self-published novels on my Book Review page which is linked here! Book Review .Thank you so much again for reading! I appreciate it so much and I truly love talking with all of you so please do comment on my reviews, always let me know your thoughts I love talking with fellow readers about books so much! Again my email is  Redheadedbookloverblog@gmail.com . Email me whenever you like, I am happy to answer any questions or just to talk! I always reply. Thank you so much again!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

 

717 thoughts on “About Me

      1. Goodness that’s a tough one. I adore the Middle Ages and Renaissance. However, I have a special love for the Regency and for the late Romantic Period (1830’s). Why is Antiquity your favorite? Also, of you like Antiquity, check out the author Phyllis T. Smith. The scope of her knowledge on Ancient Rome is mind boggling!

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      2. Sorry I did ask you the hardest question in the world haha. I love all of those centuries, but the really old ages are by far my favourite. I think I just love that time period so much because it is full of such mystery too. I loved their way off life. Their war strategy. How they divided and conquered and built massive monuments. I just adore it all!

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      3. No problem. Smith wrote “I am Livia” and “Daughters of the Palatine Hill.” Antiquity is interesting and yes there is lots of mystery there. I feel the Middle Ages was the rebuilding of society after the Visigoths sacked Rome in 410. Although it took a while to make progress.

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      4. Oh gosh your knowledge is epic! I am ashamed I do not know all of this. My speciality as they says is the classical ages focusing on Greece. I also like to think I am pretty good at Mythology as I have studied it for years! Do you have a favourite Greek mythological story? (:

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      5. Thank you! I am just a student of the Middle Ages. 🙂 As far as Greek Mythology goes, I’ve long adored Homer’s “The Iliad” (although that is more an Epic). Ariadne and the Minotaur is probably my favorite. The fact that she started off in the labyrinth with the Minotaur, she fell in love with Theseus, was abandoned by Theseus, and then Dionysus married her. She’s got it going on!

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      6. Haha, that she did! That is great story. Although my favourite would be that of Persephone and Hades, I think it is a beautiful story. It shows a mothers love and a mans obsession. I love how that myth was told to explain the changing of the seasons. I.e. When Persephone was in underworld the crops died and their was no life (winter) and when she returned (spring) there was fruit and plants galore! I also think Hades is very misunderstood. Some of the myths make it out that Hades was mad and Persephone was imprisoned but I believe he had love for her and that actually, she did not mind being down there at all in the end and kind of liked it. As you can tell I adore this story!

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      1. I was an infantryman in the US Army, 101st Airborne to be exact. Coolest leg you’ll ever meet! As for the British connection, the Boss Man (Tim C. Taylor) is from the UK. It’s his universe I’m writing in. Tell your husband thanks for his service and throw in a resounding GO ARMY, BEAT NAVY while you’re at it!

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      2. The Rifleman’s Creed is a Marine thing. I’ve heard it, I understand it and I appreciate it as a modern rendition of the way of the warrior.

        Rifleman’s Creed:

        This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
        My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
        Without me, my rifle is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will…
        My rifle and I know that what counts in war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit…
        My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will keep my rifle clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will…
        Before God, I swear this creed. My rifle and I are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life.
        So be it, until victory is America’s and there is no enemy, but peace!

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      3. I loved reading this again! My husband used to tell me all about it and how he had to say this every night for two years straight in training! I love your knowledge, damn, this made me happy reading this. I may be born British (my husband is American of course!) but I am SO patriotic it’s insane lol.

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      4. Yeah it takes time to adjust, my husband was that way. He said the training never leaves you though and that he still is always surveying the place (even the restaurant!) and he always has to be facing the door and know where the exits are etc. Is this the same with you?

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      5. I do know and believe in the Infantryman’s Creed, though I’d forgotten a lot of it and had to look it up.

        Infantryman’s Creed:

        I am the Infantry.
        I am my country’s strength in war.
        Her deterrent in peace.
        I am the heart of the fight…
        wherever, whenever.
        I carry America’s faith and honor
        against her enemies.
        I am the Queen of Battle.
        I am what my country expects me to be…
        the best trained soldier in the world.
        In the race for victory
        I am swift, determined, and courageous,
        armed with a fierce will to win.
        Never will I betray my country’s trust.
        Always I fight on…
        through the foe,
        to the objective,
        to triumph over all,
        If necessary, I will fight to my death.
        By my steadfast courage,
        I have won more than 200 years of freedom.
        I yield not to weakness,
        to hunger,
        to cowardice,
        to fatigue,
        to superior odds,
        for I am mentally tough, physically strong,
        and morally straight.
        I forsake not…
        my country,
        my mission,
        my comrades,
        my sacred duty.
        I am relentless.
        I am always there,
        now and forever.
        I AM THE INFANTRY!
        FOLLOW ME!

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      6. You’re welcome, they all sort of remind me of the Boy Scouts Creed which predated these by a decade. Okay, technically it’s a collection of these with a similar theme but each has value in it’s own right.

        The Outdoor Code:

        As an American, I will do my best to –
        Be clean in my outdoor manners
        Be careful with fire
        Be considerate in the outdoors, and
        Be conservation minded.

        Boy Scout Law:

        A Scout is;
        Trustworthy,
        Loyal,
        Helpful,
        Friendly,
        Courteous,
        Kind,
        Obedient,
        Cheerful,
        Thrifty,
        Brave,
        Clean,
        and Reverent.

        Boy Scout Oath or Promise:

        On my honor, I will do my best
        To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
        To help other people at all times;
        To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

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      1. I loved the antiquities too; Rome, Sparta, Athens, the hoplites and phalanxes. All of it! Also, Colonial America and the American War of Northern Aggression which is sometimes called the American Civil War. I also loved studying WWII, since my grandfather fought there.

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      2. Haha, also called the American civil war. That is brilliant. That was a pretty shameful war though, an awful lot of people died. I adore learning about war though both in our recent history and in antiquity. I think it is important to know our past, very. I can’t wait for my children to grow up so I can tell them all about history and their British history!

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      3. The American Civil War was tragic, but I’m not sure I would call it shameful. We conclusively ended the issue of slavery in America, which was good. While historians speculate that it would’ve ended soon anyway, nobody can argue that ending it was bad. I could see how conclusively deciding that the states were no longer sovereign was shameful but that might one day be resolved. In the mean time, we didn’t blight our shores with the taint of slavery which was a respectable trade.

        That said, I agree that all history is interesting because people are interesting. Also, I couldn’t agree with you more about the importance of learning about our past!

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      4. This is such a great comment full of wonderful facts ! (: I mean, I say shameful because it was. A lot of people died in that war and that should never have happened. I dont know, I need to learn more but my husband is keen on all of this and when I met him when I was 17 he told me all about it so I am him in a way! lol.

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      5. Love is love, and some kids are adults at 17. I enlisted into the Army and was subject to combat deployments at that age. I won’t judge you, don’t worry. And having said that, I understand the need to protect the most vulnerable among us. That is the beauty of the human condition, we’re nuanced and complicated and very rarely is one answer the right one for everyone. You followed the laws of the land, good enough for me. Fast forward to those beautiful babies, wow they grow up fast don’t they?

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      6. Thank you so much for being so kind about this! To be honest I do not know why I even worry about telling people because I do not get any problems. When I was 17 sure I had to deal with a lot but now that I am older and they knew I was serious they dont mind (:

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      7. Oh and I really was an adult at 17 and had to grow up very fast so I have always been very mature and I love that. Plus I blame Jane Eyre, Jane Eyre made me fall in love with being traditional and loving an older man lol.

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      8. My family have served in uniform since the Seven Years War, but I hope that it ends with me. The Handley’s have done our part, time to let the Smith’s give it a go! God willing, my sons will become pacifists and hippies and never have to hear a shot fired in anger.

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  1. You are young, a mum, a book lover… and you can still read a lot of books. How can you? I try my best, but with no help with my 3 kids and my job duties, I can read only one book every two weeks if I am lucky!

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      1. 13 – 9 – 3 do you also Work? If you don’t (and I guess it could be possible with 4 kids) I fully understand you, reading is a great Escape from the daily routine 😊

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      2. Aww how lovely! Mine are 5,3 and two new born twins! I don’t work no, I told my husband when I married him that my dream is to be a mother and a wife and he said he would always look after me. He is very traditional and so am I (: and yes! Reading is so lovely (:

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      3. You are really great! 4 small kids are not easy to handle all at once, but they are such a joy too! Personally I love my kids even more when they grow up and we can have a chat on different matters. Read books together (mine read really a lot!). Travel together.

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      4. I guess I am really traditional too. But in a Jane Austen way. Even if I could, I wouldn’t like staying at home. I really love my job and have my own independence. I guess every woman finds her own way to be happy and give an example of personal fulfillment to her children.

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      5. I love the difference in women today and I think that should be celebrated. See I used to be ashamed to tell people that I wanted to be a wife and mother and not work and people used to think that was bad and ‘old-fashioned’ but now I dont care. I love my life and I have no apologies for it (:

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  2. Just to let you know, if you use more than 15 tags and categories combined in your posts, then WordPress tends to flag the posts as spam and/or won’t show the post in the general reader to non-followers. I couldn’t find any of your posts in Reader.

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  3. Hello RedheadedBooklover,

    I would like to recommend that you consider adding a Contact Form to this page instead and remove your email address to reduce the chances of spammers and hackers et cetera targeting your email address because putting your email address out there like this will increase that risk, and Contact Forms on WordPress.com reduce that risk and they have Akismet for protection against spam:

    Keep up the good work,
    -John Jr

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  4. Just found the time to surf your site. Looks awesome!

    I’m a new mom so if you would like to chat about kids, I’m totally up to it.
    Your intro is awesome! Especially the part about being a young mom. Love that you like Greek mythology. little self promotion- you may like my novel Deity’s Soulmate. The main characters are Greek Gods…and dragons – okay done.

    Okay, onto checking out the rest of your site. ^_^

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    1. It is so lovely to meet fellow mums so this is your first baby?! I have four so I consider myself a pro lol. If you ever need any help please let me know and ooo… your novel does sound good. Email me and we can discuss me reviewing it for you (:

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      1. We’re already friends on Twitter (@KernerAngelina) ^_^

        Yap, my first. 4??? Yikes! You ARE a pro. I’m still learning. I have two friends who had their babies before me so I bug them from time to time but they are first mom’s, too. Would be nice to get help from a pro.

        He’s wonderful. He’s starting to ‘agoo’ though its hard to record him. It’s like he knows that my cell is a camera.

        I will email you now about my book. ^_^

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      2. So sorry I am useless with twitter names etc lol. How lovely!! It is the most amazing feeling in the world isn’t it?! Oh my god my second baby did that all the time. Even when he first started walking I got my phone and he stopped!

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      3. Absolutely good. I don’t know the twitter names either. I just tend to like the tweets from time to time.

        I think that when we’re still carrying them, they see through our eyes and know what a cell phone does. Little devils haha! ^_^

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  5. thanks for popping past my site … gorgeous colourful vibrant site … I will be back to plough through some of your reviews. Do you upload any of them to goodreads?

    Love your happy family vibe .. my wife is also my biggest fan 🙂
    Kind Regards
    Mike

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  6. Hello, and thank you for following me! I’m going to look through some more of your book reviews. I like the one I read on Room; what a haunting story! I appreciate your insight that the story was a victim/victor story, rather than a perpetrator story. It makes such a difference, and it takes more skill to write, quite honestly. A couple of my kids are in the process of writing books right now. Maybe you could review those one day. 🙂

    I’m curious, what made you like my post? Lately, they’ve been like journal entries that I write to friends rather than myself, so they aren’t very well written. I’m in a place where I’m just not able to clean them up as I would prefer to do before publishing to the world, but I know I need to do it, so I do. It’s therapeutic, just not pretty, haha

    Btw, I’m also a mum who loves to talk about being a mum. (I love the term “mum” even though I’m not a Brit!) I loved being a stay-at-home wife and mother. I have other dreams as well, but when my kids were home, I never wanted to do anything else. I’m an extrovert, but I still prefer to have a career that I can do from home, and being a published writer has always been my dream, so I’m working on my writing.

    I look forward to chatting with you, and reading some more of your reviews!

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  7. Thanks for the like and follow at my blog. I’m now following you here and at Twitter. Looking forward to reading your book reviews. I’m always reading in my spare time, which tends to interfere with my writing schedule.

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  8. I can relate to the book-obsessed among us…reading and writing are my 2 biggest passions after all. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog and liking “Next Exit.” I will definitely be checking out your book reviews (and hopefully adding some new ones to my already-bursting ereader library). Have a great day!

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    1. Reading and writing really are amazing and I don’t know what I would do if I was never able to read again! I just love exploring different life’s and worlds (: aww and you are so welcome! You have a wonderful blog. I hope you find some good books! Thanks again (:

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      1. Thanks for the compliment re: the blog…started it a few years ago, but I almost feel like it just started! I’ve tasked myself with writing SOMETHING every day/every other day. Let’s hope I can keep it up…;-)

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  9. Hi
    For some reason, your comment on my blog came in as spam. I approved it and now I can’t find it :(. Anyway I just wanted to thank you for the follow (followed back) and the really sweet comment. It made kind of a crappy day better. Thanks!!
    Eileen

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      1. Hello RedheaedBooklover,

        The same thing happened to your first comment on my blog, it was marked as Spam, but I marked it as Not Spam and I approved the comment so that it could show up on my blog.

        If your comments are getting marked as Spam on WordPress.com you can contact Akismet (https://akismet.com/contact/) using their contact form on their website, which is the service that WordPress.com uses for spam protection, and they can fix this for you.

        This happens to me sometimes and I have to contact Akismet, and they have always fixed this for me each time.

        -John Jr

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      2. Hello RedheadedBooklover,

        Yesterday I made a reply to Eileen’s comment with information that may help her find your comment on her blog, but I do not see my reply here.

        -John Jr

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      3. Hello RedheadedBooklover,

        Oh, I did not know that you manually moderate all of your comments, thank you for letting me know.

        On my blog I have manual moderation enabled only on the first two comments that a person makes, after they have two approved comments, all other comments by that person after that will automatically show up without moderation other than the default spam protection that we all have through Akismet.

        -John Jr

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      4. Hello RedheadedBooklover,

        I was actually wrong about one thing, only one approved comment is needed before their future comments no longer need to be manually moderated, and this can be done from the:

        WP Admin | Settings | Discussion | Before A Comment Appears and then uncheck Comment Must Be Manually Approved and check Comment Author Must Have A Previously Approved Comment

        Here is what the WordPress.com Support Page has to say about this setting:

        https://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#before-a-comment-appears

        I would make things easier in my opinion. 😉

        Thanks, I have been blogging here since 2011, and so I had time to look at all the settings and glance at the Support Pages when I do not understand something and then I ask other bloggers and / or the WordPress.com staff if I can not figure something out using those options.

        I also follow The Daily Post blog which used to share tips sometimes and they have some free Blogging University courses, I used to sometimes help people at the WordPress.com Forums (not any more, but I do give people some advice and help randomly sometimes), and I try to stay updated on WordPress.com news through their official blogs et cetera. 😉

        -John Jr

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      1. Haha! Yes, I am! I loveeeed Harry Potter. My yearly wishlist is to have a copy of all the books. Believe it or not, I finished reading them only by borrowing. Haha! I hope this year I’d be able to get them though 😉

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  10. Hey Aimee!! Thanks a lot for the follow and liking my post on ‘Ruth’… I just dropped by to see your blog and I really some of your reviews (although I don’t have time to read them right now because of exams). Also, I noticed that you like Jane Eyre!! Believe me, that made you my favourite person the moment I read that ❤
    Also, I really liked that you love being a wife because women these days are so interested in making careers that they've forgotten the worth human relations possess…

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      1. It is!!!! I mean, it’s just so beautiful 😍 The best thing about it is it’s ending. The love of Jane and Mr. Rochester is so real, it isn’t based on materialistic things… grand home, lots of fineries and such.
        And another great thing, nor Jane and neither Edward Rochester have strikingly beautiful faces. They are plain and normal looking. Most books don’t have that kind of a hero and heroine…
        I can talk about it all day, lol 😉

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      2. Me too😍 I was so angry when my sister exchanged it for a copy of another book from the bookstore few years back. But I’ve finally bought it in hard copy and am so happy to have it in my hands once more 🙂

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      1. Those people are dissatisfied with their own lives and when they see someone who has chosen the quiet homely life, they think of them as underachievers, even though they get to a point in life where they have to concede that the homely life, was after all, the best choice.
        Also, the children of career oriented women don’t get the kind of attention they need from their mothers, which at some point in their life, shows in the littlest of things.
        I have a friend whose mother has a 9 to 5 job and whenever she’s at home for a holiday, her happiness knows no bounds. She has often said to me things like ‘My mum would be home today. I wouldn’t go home to a locked door.’
        It makes me thankful that at least, I have my mum to go home to and hug❤️️

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    1. I am very traditional and that is the path I have taken in life and I don’t think I should be made to feel bad for that you know? There is more to life than having an amazing career etc. You hear all too often about all these people who strive for such things only to get there and find they have nobody beside them. Anyway! I’m rambling lol (:

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      1. OMG! You’ve replied so many times and I just saw all of it now when I opened my blog from the app! I feel so bad for leaving you hanging 😦
        Anyway, I’m finally done with my exams, yay!
        And no, never let those mean people get to you 😬
        You’re doing a far worthy job than them, you know. You’re raising beautiful, responsible human beings who would be the torch-bearers for the next generation!! If that isn’t amazing, I don’t know what is :/

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      1. Sadly, I dont have instagram or twitter account. I’m not yet ready to manage a bookstagram account but I’m planning to. Maybe before this year ends? I need to find some determination and courage first. You are so kind. Thank you! Your blog is amazing! Cant wait to have a blog as amazing as yours! 😄💙

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