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BethM

BethM

Joined August 2016

LibraryThing member BethM6

Book hoarder,tea/coffee/chocolate lover, dog and boy mom, proud Ravenclaw. Fav genres are SFF, cozies, historical fiction, romance, and YA.
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This. So munch this.

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The Prize | Julie Garwood
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Pickpick

I have mixed feelings about this one, it‘s between a so/so and a pick for me. I mostly enjoyed it, but some of the gender dynamics irritated me. It didn‘t necessarily feel much different than a regency, I‘m not sure what I expected medieval romance to be- but it was mostly a pleasant surprise. 3 ⭐️ #littensloveromance

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Space Unicorn Blues | T. J. Berry
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This book was completely banana pants. I was totally captivated. I‘m definitely reading book 2! #lmpbc

Mandoul I loved this too 🙂 Thoroughly recommend the next one in the series, which was just as wild and great fun! 5d
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The Prize | Julie Garwood
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Why yes, I am audio baking donuts at 8:30pm for my kid‘s bake sale tomorrow 😂 full time mom, full time employee lol

CoverToCoverGirl Get cracking‘.. lol 😂 5d
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Decided on a full hour of puppy snuggles, reading, and hot cocoa for lunch on the dreary day.

dabbe Never ignore da puppy snuggles! ❣️🐾❣️ 6d
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Did some lunch yoga and some #lmpbc reading. Snuggled these goons who both have allergies, UTIs, and giardia per their yearly check up 🤦‍♀️

dabbe Da snuggle puppies! Hope they feel better soon! ❣️🐾❣️ 1w
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Game On | Tracy Solheim
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Pickpick

Had a rough week at work last week, therefore I ended up bingeing this over the weekend despite all my book club reads 😂 Quality sports romance.

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Tuesday's Child | Dale Mayer
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Hey I did this on time! Thanks for the tags @TheSpineView @Kshakal
1- in true WI fashion, there‘s a cheese store that makes incredible cheese curds and mozzarella sticks! Cedar Valley Cheese Store

2- yes! Definitely anything around baking because I love it so much. Coffee shops too.
#two4tuesday @hannah-leeloo @Bklover

hannah-leeloo Thanks for the tag friend 1w
Bklover Hi there!! Thanks for the tag!❤️ 1w
TheSpineView Coffee and baked goods just go together. Thanks for playing 1w
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Une vie de Coffe | Jean-Pierre Coffe
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Thank you @Mommamanzi ! #cbbc is my favorite thing!

Mommamanzi Yay! They are starting to arrive. You can write on them as you read your #coffeebeanbookclub books (or whatever books you want!). 1w
BethM @Mommamanzi great idea!! 1w
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What we‘re/are your favorite potty training books for either him or me? Or any sage advice? All of a sudden the last two days he‘s asked to poop on the potty even though he couldn‘t 🤷‍♀️

AmyG That he even asked is a good sign. 1w
BrittanyReads Any kind of search and find helped my child. He especially liked the Highlights magazine ones. 1w
BrittanyReads This one was a winner, too. Definitely on the easier side though. 1w
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Twainy He‘s grown! 1w
Kangaj1 I stressed myself out with the teach your child in a day book. There's an Elmo potty video that was super helpful, though! 1w
forestandcrow My daughter loved the sound book from Daniel tiger potty book. It helped her alot! They also have an episode on PBS with it. 1w
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Clash of Kings | George R R Martin
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Good stuff. Starting to see some diverging from the tv series.

KathyWheeler These books are pretty long but I found that they were quick reads. 2w
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1- tigger has been since I was young.
2- I always loved witch of blackbird pond.
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Thanks for the tag @Kshakal

TheSpineView ❤️ Tigger! Thanks for playing 2w
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Mehso-so

This was just ok. Grandma wasn‘t as quirky as I expected and the ghost played a minimal role.

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Pickpick

This was pretty good. Endearing romance and great family. I did want to shake Lina a lot of the time though 🤦‍♀️

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1- workout gear and a sweatshirt.
2- three or four? Too many lol.

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I had no idea this was coming out! I‘ve been reading this series since I was a pre-teen. I should probably buy it in print right? Feels like something I‘d buy in ebook now as an adult but I have the rest of the series in print. What would you do?

DieAReader I‘d get the physical myself if that‘s how I had the rest of the series😏📚🤓 3w
TheDaysGoBy Yeah, if I have the rest of the series on my bookshelf I‘d buy it to match 3w
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Also @ElizaMarie this bear quote in your journal made me laugh bc my son went to bed cuddling his monster truck book last night 😂

ElizaMarie Awe the baby!!! 3w
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Une vie de Coffe | Jean-Pierre Coffe
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@ElizaMarie thank you so much for this #cbbc box! It‘s so rare to get anything doctor who related!! Also I‘m super excited to read the cozy you chose! #coffeebeanbookclub @Gissy yours is going in the mail today!

BethM @Gissy should be to you by Saturday! 3w
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Some feel good reading with puppy snuggles!

dabbe Dose wittle babies! ❣️🐾🐾❣️ 3w
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Timelines | Morgan Hagey
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1- tagged
2- not really march is a slower month for us.

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[Brackets] | David Sloan
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I love this idea! I couldn‘t figure out how to make Harry better with the white sides 🤷‍♀️

Chrissyreadit Was Spare really good? 3w
Avanders PicCollage app! 3w
Avanders Or even just cropping the pic? 🤷🏽‍♀️ 3w
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BethM @Chrissyreadit I loved it! Bit long in the middle but on the balance still my favorite of the year so far z 3w
BethM @Avanders this was my first attempt with pic collage lol 3w
Avanders It totally works ;* 3w
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Agent to the Stars | John Scalzi
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#lmpbc #groupc here are some Sff I‘ve pulled off my shelves. This was the genre that brought me into reading so there‘s more on my shelf If you guys don‘t like these 😂

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Johanna414 I think my vote would be for either the John Scalzi or Space Unicorn Blues, but I haven't read any of them so I'm open to reading any 1mo
peanutnine I vote for the Librarians or Space Unicorn Blues. I haven't read any of these though 1mo
CSeydel I‘ve read Agent to the Stars, but I would be fine with any of the others 1mo
BethM Looks like it will be space unicorn! @CSeydel @Johanna414 @peanutnine 1mo
RamsFan1963 I've read Agent to the Stars and Zeroes, both are very good. 1mo
Avanders Ooooooh I hope you all love the book!! ☺️ 3w
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So Wednesday was hard and I‘m still battling a lot of negative self talk. I did not get the job despite being the most qualified by a lot. My personality is too much essentially. So I went to the library book sale on lunch and got all these plus one more for $3! I didn‘t hVe time to read backs so I chose based on titles, known authors, and genre (Xmas). What a good deal!

Kshakal Sending lots of well wishes and good vibes! 1mo
ElizaMarie I am sorry to hear that you didn't get the job :( The right one will present itself soon enough. Also great haul! 1mo
Roary47 I‘m sorry about the job. I‘m glad you were able to spoil yourself and not spend to much doing it. 1mo
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JenReadsAlot I'm sorry girl. Good book therapy! 1mo
dabbe Hang in there. The right position will come along that will be perfect for you.❣️ 1mo
Librarybelle So sorry to hear about the job, but I am blown away about all of those books for 3.00. I think that‘s some pretty awesome shopping! 1mo
Jas16 I am sorry although it is their loss. Looks like you got some great reading ahead of you. 1mo
BethM @Kshakal @ElizaMarie @Roary47 @JenReadsAlot @dabbe @Librarybelle @Jas16 thanks guys- this really is the best community :) @Librarybelle it was a whole shopping basket for $3 no limit to baskets! If I had more time I could‘ve done way more damage 😂 1mo
Chrissyreadit The universe probably has a better job in mind for you ❤️😘 3w
Avanders Oh I‘m so sorry to hear you didn‘t get a job. Esp for that kind of a reason 😡😡 this is where I always think of that response: Go find less. It really is their loss. And I agree with Chrissy — there‘s something out there for you, and this would‘ve gotten in the way - I‘m often surprised at how that ends up being so true! Sending love! 💖💖 3w
BethM @Chrissyreadit @Avanders thank you ❤️ 3w
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Timelines | Morgan Hagey
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Even though i‘ve never met Morgan Hagey IRL I got to know her through the friend of a friend years ago. I‘ve watched her journey as a mom and a woman, often in awe. Then last year she wrote a whole damn book!

I just finished it, and friends it‘s good. I wouldn‘t say so if it wasn‘t 🙂 check her out! Word on the street is that book two is coming soon! I‘d call it light sci-fi. A bit messier in spots than I‘d prefer, but still very good.

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Good for You | Camille Pagn
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Mehso-so

Amazon first reads- not impressed. The MC was whiney and wouldn‘t take charge of her life. Far more trauma and triggers than expected as I thought I was getting a lighter romance.

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Over the last few years her book 3‘s have always felt like a bit of a let down. I was enthralled by one and two- this was good, but not one and two good. It‘s almost like she runs out of steam? Still a pick.

Laughterhp Hmm interesting and good to know. I just started book 1 of this series yesterday. It‘s my first Nora Roberts. 1mo
BethM @Laughterhp she has quite a few series I really enjoy. When you read Nora though you pretty much know what you‘re going to get. I‘ll tag the starts of some of my favorites by her👇 1mo
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Laughterhp Great thanks! I‘ll check them out. 1mo
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1- no but hubs made me feel special anyway!
2- we keep it low key for valentine, so maybe a pair of ice fishing gloves?

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ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Bailedbailed

My friend loved this, generally we like the same things. This was not it. It just felt so young. The formatting is terrible and doesn‘t translate to audio or ebook well. I didn‘t find either MC all that likable and felt no desire to come back once I put it down. Ultimately returned to the library early.

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Bailedbailed

Bailing on this. To be fair there are a lot of trigger warnings, but this isn‘t quite what I expected going in. The very start of the book talks about what ends up being just this side of a rape fantasy for lack of a better word. I work with sex offenders and have never heard a story like that out of a non criminal. That really set the tone for me and I just couldn‘t move past it. Not that I‘m suggesting she‘s akin to a sex offender, but 👇

BethM Her cognitions were so clearly disordered from the beginning of the book that it felt far too much like my day job. 2mo
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As always, better late than never 😂 I intervened for a promotion today so things have been a bit crazy the last few days!
1- I‘m 100% a mood reader, this makes book challenges etc hard for me.
2- Pre- child saturdays, now anytime I get to myself where I‘m not already exhausted 😂
Thanks for the tags @JenReadsAlot @Kshakal

peaknit Good luck! 2mo
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Has anyone read this? The intro was really hard for me to read bc it triggered all kinds of work related stuff. Not sure I want to go on….

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#twofortuesday
1. Spare
2. I was so intrigued, honestly loved it!

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I was totally lost on the audio so I checked out the ebook. Intriguing enough to continue. Rec from an IRL friend.

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Fearless | Lauren Gilley
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My view from my kid‘s floor 😂 This book was so good! Sweeping novel while also having great romance. I‘m intrigued enough to try more. The only complaint was that it was overly descriptive at times.

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Fearless | Lauren Gilley
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Finally got the kiddo down early enough to spend some time together (me reading, him watching tv lol). I‘ve never read a 700 page romance novel but I‘m liking it!

Jas16 I forgot it was so long. Glad that you are liking it because if you weren‘t 700 pages might make you never speak to me again! 2mo
BethM @Jas16 😂 2mo
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99 Pennies today only!

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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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Rearing and cocoa while I attempt sleep training

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Zeroes: A Novel | Chuck Wendig
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@wanderinglynn it came! Thank you so much!

wanderinglynn Yay! So happy it arrived. Enjoy! 2mo
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Spare | Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex
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I‘m up way past my bedtime, but my gosh that was riveting. Heartfelt, traumatic, hopeful, not at all sensationalist. Hugs, he needs, and deserves, a lifetime of hugs.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too! Can‘t sleep 😫 2mo
Cinfhen Agreed! Such a compelling memoir 🥰 2mo
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Spare | Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex
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Had to force myself to bed last night bc I know the nights of actual sleep while my parents have Wes are limited! This book is so good though!

Cinfhen Yup, it‘s pretty addictive 😅 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m watching the documentary on Netflix… stacked! 2mo
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Spare | Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex
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Litsy FOMO- no way could I wait for the 600 people in front of me at the library. I. Am. Here. For. It.

My parents are taking munchkin the next three nights so we get a break and mom gets some time to read!

FashionableObserver Chapter 6 is a DOOZY. Brace yourself. 3mo
Bklover I am loving it! 3mo
AmyG Enjoy your break! We are off to Michigan to give our kids a night away. I have this but I just need time to read it! 3mo
swishandflick I'm right there with you! Will probably need this one in hardback AND audio because I can't resist him reading it himself but also want it on my shelf 😂 3mo
BethM @AmyG that‘s so nice of you guys! Enjoy your time! @swishandflick I‘m jealous of the audio but I don‘t do audible anymore. @Bklover me too! I skipped my lunch workout to read today! 3mo
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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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We are in it right now. Wes is still not sleeping in his bed and just endlessly screaming. We don‘t know what to do anymore.

We have one more Christmas to go, but here are my favorite bookish Christmas presents so far! I thought the bag would be bigger but it should still be ok for our library trips. The pouch is for my kindle to go in my purse bc I have a book cover on it and it gets a little banged up sometimes.

Bookwormjillk Poor Wes and poor Mom. I hope you all get some rest soon. 3mo
AmyG If I learned anything from being a Mom…..nothing lasts forever. May things get easier for you sooner than later. Great gifts! (edited) 3mo
Chrissyreadit How is sleeping going? Let me know if you ever want to chat about it! ❤️ maybe I can think of some strategies for you. 😘 (edited) 2mo
BethM @Chrissyreadit it‘s not. We‘ve tried cry it out, put back in bed, add the dog- nothing is working. We‘re at a loss. 2mo
Chrissyreadit Do you want to call? Email me at chrissyreadit@gmail.com and I will send you my number. We can talk and/or text. Let me know when. 2mo
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Satan's Sons MC | Simone Elise
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Mehso-so

Wrong book right author. The first two books in this compilation were super good! I couldn‘t get into the last two. However, while the world building is excellent, the grammar and proofreading are atrocious.

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Renegade: Knights of Fury | Chantal Fernando
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Not as good as Saint but a nice return to the world. Ends on a cliffhanger and I‘m willing to see where it goes.

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Saint: Knights of Fury | Chantal Fernando
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Quite enjoyable- fast paced and intriguing.

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Latecomers | Anita Brookner
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I wasn‘t seeing notifications and we‘re in toddler sleep hell at the moment.
1. Motorcycle club romance spicy
2. Yes
3. Just like magic, Spare

1. We have a deal that they come down New years weekend.
2. Snow is prettier

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Spare | Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex
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Congrats @wanderinglynn you‘re such an asset to this community! I‘d love to read Spare- thanks to @Kshakal for reminding me about it! #300kbirthdaygiveaway

wanderinglynn Aw, thank you! 😘 And thanks for entering! 3mo
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Reaper's Redemption | Simone Elise
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Right author, wrong book. Hit me with your MC romance Recs! I stumbled across her on a fb ad, and while I was engaged in the story (I only downloaded a sample) the grammar and spelling is horrifying. I doubt a proofreader, let alone any kind of editor touched this book. So who are your MC romance authors Litsy?

Jas16 I like Lauren Gilley and Susan Fanetti 3mo
BethM @Jas16 I knew you‘d have a Rec for me! Thanks! 3mo
BethM @Jas16 I downloaded Lauren Gilley‘s first Dartmoor book and I‘m enjoying it! 2mo
Jas16 @BethM I am so glad! 2mo
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What do you do on shitty weeks? Listen to Potter at bed and on your commute, stream it while you work from home😂 Christmas night left much to be desired and it has gone down from there. Kiddo is having the worst week in the history of ever 😂🤦‍♀️ hoping switching to the big boy bed Sunday helps!

CaitZ I'm sorry you're having a hard time. Hope the book gives you some comfort and everything rights itself soon. 3mo
LiteraryinLawrence 💗💗💗 Hope things turn a corner soon! 3mo
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The Book Case | Dave Shelton
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Parents: Wes climbed out of his crib last night 🤦‍♀️so we need to switch beds and toddler proof the room. We have two of the short bookcases in his room and no option to relocate them. One I can anchor one I can‘t. Is this a good alternative? What did you do for your book loving toddlers?

BethM @Mommamanzi @Avanders tagging you guys because I know you‘ve had littles recently enough that this would‘ve been a concern. 3mo
Bookwormjillk When my kids were in the climbing stage I usually kept books in baskets when I couldn‘t anchor things. One kid had built ins and that was glorious. The other didn‘t so I had to keep things low to the ground 😂 3mo
BethM @Bookwormjillk I think my uncertainty comes from the fact that he only climbs on the couch and last night climbed out of the crib bc he wanted to be with me. We‘ve somehow developed a fear of bed time but not nap. I‘ve never seen him climb anything else but I also don‘t want him to crush himself. 3mo
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