Book Review: Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy, Second Edition by Myra J. Wick, M.D., Ph.D.

I’m back with another pregnancy-related book review! I’m trying my best to educate myself about pregnancy, labor, and newborn care as much as I can before Baby Girl arrives, so I decided to read the rather hefty Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy, Second Edition by Myra J. Wick, M.D., Ph.D. In today’s review, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on this book and my opinion on whether or not it’s worth reading for soon-to-be parents!

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My TBR List for May

It’s that time of the month! Time to introduce some of the books I plan to read in the month of May.

Truth be told, April was not a very good reading month for me. It wasn’t a very good blogging month for me either, as you can probably tell by my lack of posts over the last few weeks. I only finished one book from my April TBR, which means I only posted one Friday book review on my blog. Kind of disappointing, but I’m excited to start a new month. I’m feeling optimistic and newly energized to focus on my goals!

I don’t know if I’ll actually get to all of the books I’ve picked for May (the third trimester of pregnancy has been hectic!) but I’m going to try my best, as usual.

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How I Learn Korean Vocabulary

Learning a wide variety of Korean grammar structures is vital for anyone who wants to achieve a high level of fluency. Different grammar structures can indicate whether a sentence is a command or request, indicate the past, present, and future tenses, indicate expressions of opinion or surprise, pose questions, and so much more.

However!

There are so many times when I just don’t have the right vocabulary to talk about specific items or topics, or when I can’t understand what I’m listening to or reading even though I know the grammar structure being used!

That’s why learning and studying vocabulary has always been my favorite language learning activity. While knowing various grammar structures is certainly important, I’ve always felt that knowing a lot of vocabulary would be more useful for me in the long run. Since I know enough Korean grammar to express myself and get by in my day-to-day life, I prefer to focus most of my energies on acquiring more vocabulary so that I can understand and talk about a wider range of topics.

So today, I’m going to introduce some of my favorite books, apps, and methods for studying Korean vocabulary! There are so many great vocabulary resources out there, so keep reading if you’d like to learn more!

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My TBR List for April

Today, I’m going to share the books I plan to read in the month of April! Even though we’re nearly half way through the month and I’ve even already finished reading the first book on this list, I thought it would still be nice to set some concrete reading goals for the month and share them here. So let’s take a look at all of the books I’ve picked out for April!

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Goals Check-in for Quarter 1

Can you believe it’s already April?? Here in South Korea, the flowers have already blossomed and started to fade away, and the weather is quickly heating up. It feels like it’ll be summer before we know it!

Before diving headfirst into Q2, I thought it would be a good idea to go over the goals I set for this year to see how I’m progressing and to make some adjustments. Let’s review Quarter 1!

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Book Review: Spark Joy by Marie Kondo

Okay, I’m posting this review only slightly late this time! I’m nearly back to my desired posting schedule and routine. Anyways, today I’ll be reviewing Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class On the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. This is the companion to her best-selling debut, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, which I have been a huge fan of for years now.

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Book Review: At Home With Madame Chic by Jennifer L. Scott

As you can see, my plan to post book reviews every Friday is not going exactly as I hoped. I’m still playing a bit of catch-up this week and dealing with life, but I’m hoping to be back to posting punctually by the end of this week! Today’s review is for the second installment of Jennifer L. Scott’s Madame Chic series, At Home With Madame Chic: Becoming a Connoisseur of Daily Life.

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How To Declutter and Organize Komono with the KonMari Method

This is the fifth post in my KonMari Method blog series. Be sure to read the introduction and about the first three decluttering categories, clothing, books, and papers, before moving on to today’s topic of komono!

Today, we’ll be discussing how to declutter and organize komono! This is the fourth decluttering category of the KonMari method. You might be wondering, “What in the world is komono?” Not to worry! I’ll be explaining what it is and how to deal with it in today’s post, so keep reading!

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