As a mom of three young kids, most of the time, quiet can be a bad thing.  My mommy senses go into overdrive and I wonder, What are they up to that they don’t want to bring to my attention?  I sneak around the corner, peek into their room, prepared to see every Lego and their carefully organized bins strewn across the floor (which is often the case), but on lucky days, I am greeted with quiet sweetness in the form of my kids reading quietly, totally absorbed in their own little world.


Every literacy book I have read praises the importance of having a print-rich environment at home, and that definitely describes us!  For a family of five in a pretty small house, we certainly have books stacked up in every nook and cranny.  It guess it’s easier to get motivated to read when you can’t take two steps without stumbling across Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle, or Mo Willems!


Reading in bed is a big part of our day, too.  Even JDubbs and I like to unwind this way.

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It sure makes my heart happy to see my kids loving to read as much as I do!  I guess that old saying is true–“Children are made readers in the laps of their parents.”  Probably the greatest gift we ever gave them, and one I plan to share with them for the rest of our lives.

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