The Intentional Bookshelf

Have you ever had a moment as a parent where you felt the weight of the world on your shoulders? The pressure of raising a child and being responsible for forming them into a good person with superb values, kindness, logic and more is insane.

I used to feel the same way, completely overwhelmed by the prospect of failing as a parent. I don’t anymore. So I wrote a book filled with actionable advice for how you too can experience parenting peace.

From the back cover

The Intentional Bookshelf: Parent With Literature and Build Your Unique Child's Perfect Little Library. Parenting overwhelm is a real problem, one that I struggled with a lot when I first had my daughter. Eventually, I realized books were the answer and that a carefully curated book collection could be my parenting companion. I created a master plan for building out her bookshelves and I am ready to spill all my secrets. Learn how to create an intentional bookshelf that is a reflection of your child's values, interests, and personality.

Praise for The Intentional Bookshelf

“As a college graduate with a BA in English, and as a mother, I highly recommend this book as an essential guide/tool for your current or future child's educational and character development.”

- Anna Beth, stay at home mom

"Whether you are a parent already or preparing to have children, this book is the guide to establishing a lifetime of memories not only for your children, but for yourself as well."

- Heather Farris, blogger at

"As a preschool teacher, I know the impact that reading can have on children. As a reader, I’m passionate about the life lessons we can learn through literature. And as a mother, this book is exactly what I needed to help intentionally guide me while building my child’s bookshelf."

- Amber Richcreek, blogger at

“This book is a guide for every new parent who is wondering how to bond with their child while instilling values and providing a solid educational foundation."

- Becky Porter, beckys_bookshelf on instagram

"This is one of those, 'Why didn't I think of that' projects for sure. Kudos to the author!"

- Raymond E. Mitchell

"What a great gift for expecting or new parents! I can’t to give a copy of this to friends & family as part of their baby gifts!"

- Emily P.