Blog Posts

March – What I’m Loving/What We’re Reading

IT’S APRIL! I’m not sure how that happened but here I am writing a blog post about 3 things I’m loving and what we read during the month of March. Here we go! What I Am Loving: #1. Paint By Sticker “Paint by Number” and “Color by Number” are common activities but have you heard

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Toss or Treasure?

Meet my daughter Ava. If I had to describe this 4-year-old in a word it would be, “Creative.” Whether it’s coloring, painting, drawing, writing, or building, Ava is always, “working on a project.” Anyone else have a little artist on their hands? If so, please tell me your child’s room looks like this at the

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Easter Celebration Ideas

Do you have a favorite holiday? Mine is Easter. Why? It’s less stressful than Christmas, comes with signs of spring after a cold Minnesota winter, and above all, it is a celebration of our RISEN Savior! Easter will forever be the greatest story every told but how do we share that story with the littles

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It’s No Drag with an Organized Bag

Want to hear a great oxymoron example? An organized diaper bag!  Through personal experience and observation, I concluded that owning a bag lined with smashed goldfish and candy wrappers must come with the “Mom” title. Am I Right?!  Writing a post on diaper bag organization is tricky because we all have different bags and kiddos

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That’s A Wrap!

Picture this.  You’re in Target looking to purchase a gift for your friend’s baby shower. You choose the bath toys and shampoo she registered for along with a set of cozy jammies. You then put a gift bag and tissue paper in your cart. Done!   Does this scenario sound familiar? There is nothing wrong with

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Reading Can Sound When Order is Found

Do you listen to music when you drive? Do you listen to an audiobook when you wash dishes? Do you doodle when you listen to a speaker? We tend to keep our hands busy while we listen. Yet, we get frustrated if our kiddo won’t sit still while we read to them.  Like adults, all

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Watch 'n Read

Children's Message: Use Your Gifts

Children's Message: God Made You Special!

Children's Message: Mother's Day

Children's Message: Why Pray?

Easter Children's Message

Children's Message: Complaining

Children's Message: Worry

Are you a parent that cringes when a pediatrician tells you how important reading aloud to your child is? Do you slouch in guilt when your child’s teacher sends out a newsletter to remind parents to read at least 15 minutes a day with your student each night? Do you throw your hands up in defeat when you finally attempt to read with your son/daughter but they don’t seem interested?  


Dear Sister, breathe a sigh of relief. I may not hold all the answers, but I am here to help!


As a former Kindergarten teacher, I am slightly obsessed with finding creative ways to make reading fun for kiddos. I firmly believe that if you are intentional about choosing good books and making reading fun for your child, they will want to learn the art of reading for themselves.

In the Watch ‘n Read portion of my blog, you will find FUN and EASY tutorials, practical advice, and quick videos to demonstrate ways you can help your child make reading the best part of their day.


As always, I would love to hear from you! Tell me what you do to make reading fun for your children at home. Let me know if you attempted a Watch ‘n Read idea and if your son/daughter enjoyed it. Take the advice given in this blog and contribute how you modified it to make it enjoyable to your child.


Sisters, we all share the desire for our kids to excel at reading. Join me in the team huddle! Let’s support and encourage one another with ideas to make reading more fun for our little ones!


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