the kiddos

the kiddos

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


In deciding to create a blog I wondered if anyone would really be interested in what I have to say but I decided to dive in and give it a try!  Hopefully, I can share information that is useful to you in one way or another, helps you see things in a different light, maybe give you hope, or even make you laugh a little! So here it goes...

The purpose of this blog is three-fold
1. Review popular school-age fiction books
Here's the deal. I never knew that I loved to read until I worked at an elementary school where I fell in love with the librarian and realized that she needed help.At this particular school, almost every book is reviewed before it is put on the shelf for children to check-out, and this lovely librarian had fallen behind. So, in an effort to help her catch up, I began to read and review books for her. In the process, I fell in love with reading. I have so much fun recommending a book to my children! However, I know that not all moms love to read and not all moms have/take the time to read, so I would love to provide a resource for moms to use to preview books before they allow their children to read them.
2. Share the things I wish someone had told me
Over the years I have often found myself thinking - "I wish someone had told me that". It is my goal to share those things with you so that you will know what I didn't...hopefully in time to help!
3. Confess my progress
I feel like I had a lot to learn as an adult. I mean A LOT!!! My guess is that some of those lessons may be things others need to learn, too. I probably don't mean you but maybe someone you know...wink, wink! And quite honestly, there are a lot of things I didn't learn in time but have admired in others so maybe we can muddle our way through those life lessons together! And then your life and mine can be a "Life in Progress"!


  1. yeah! your first blog is so good! i love you, sister. can't wait to read and comment on all of your awesomeness!

  2. will add you to my favorites! :)

  3. you are already one of my favorites. have been for 40 years.