How to Start a LOCAL Book Club & Our First Book!

I am the first to admit I am 1,000,000% introverted and shy – through and through! However, I have come to realize that I have a desperate yearning for companionship – and not building a local community of friends was beginning to be detrimental. I wish I was being melodramatic! I decided to start a local…

Kid Art Lit – Our Review

Kid Art Lit – Our Review

I’ve been buzzing to write this review of our Kid Art Lit box since we got it in the mail in April, but we chose to wait to open it until my hubby returned (after 2 months of solo parenting). Luckily, the suspense of waiting was not in vain, because it was full of so…

6 Ways To Save Money on Books

6 Ways To Save Money on Books

Welcome if you are brand new here! I hope to fill your heart and your mind with ways to be an intentional, purposeful parent, and to parent with literature. And if you are a veteran, welcome back! We are talking about something super practical today, because it just kind of makes a lot of sense…

Using SOUND to Make Reading FUN for Kids

Using SOUND to Make Reading FUN for Kids

I often get one of two responses when I talk to parents about reading with their children. On one end of the spectrum, I hear “I love reading with my kids, we read every day, it’s so fun!”. On the other end, I hear parents say “I want to read with my children but it’s…

Setting & Achieving a Family Reading Goal

Setting & Achieving a Family Reading Goal

It’s a new year (or maybe when you’re reading this it’s sometime in October and you’re sipping a pumpkin spiced latte…)! Regardless, you want to set a reading goal for yourself, your kids and your family and you need all the tips and tricks. Well have I got some good news for you – you have…

Elements of Kids Reading Spaces We Love

Elements of Kids Reading Spaces We Love

In The Intentional Bookshelf I talk in great detail about the importance of creating a comfortable, relaxing and sacred space for reading. This is a space that makes you feel at ease and makes your child want to snuggle up or calm down and sit for story time. Everyone’s reading space will be different, just like the…