We want to take a few minutes to introduce ourselves. My name is Kris and this is my husband is Steve. We are just regular people, with regular jobs, but somehow we managed to have two amazing children. We are not sure where they got their awesomeness from, maybe from grandparents? Either way, we have been blessed in more ways than we can count.
Our kids are very active and love to read. Both kids are very good students and are already smarter than us.
Our son Evan is almost in high school (not sure how that happened), and is a runner. He runs cross country and is involved in track and field. Evan also loves science. He recently made a giant solar oven for a school science project and built a mousetrap car. We didn’t even know such a thing existed. Evan has always been very gifted in language skills. He helps proofread articles on our site. So if you find an error, please reach out to Evan (just kidding, but we would like to know).
Our daughter Natalie is heading into junior high and plays sand volleyball (pretty much 24 hours a day). She is part of a very competitive sand volleyball club and we spend many weekends, and hours, in the sunshine watching beach volleyball. She and her playing partner recently took first place in a tournament, for their age group. She was awarded a crystal trophy (that’s the only crystal we have in the house by the way). She also went to the regional finals representing her school in Battle of the Books, where the kids are quizzed about minute details of books they have read throughout the school year.
Anyway, we are pretty darn proud of our kids!
I was fortunate to grow up with a love of books from my parents. My mom was an elementary school librarian and so we had hundreds of books all around the house! My sister and I were exposed to so many different kinds of books. My mom had to “proofread” all the books in the library and make sure they were appropriate. We were always intrigued and wanted to get our hands on them. She also would bring them home and practice her reading out loud skills to us! It was so fun!
My dad read National Geographic magazines to us frequently as little kids. I can remember thinking what an interesting world we lived in when I looked at the pictures. And all kids love to curl up with their dad and listen to them read! So my mom made sure we knew all about children’s’ books and my dad taught us about wild animals and African tribes.
The idea for this blog came when I realized how often friends would ask me for help with getting their kids to read and then what to read! I loved helping them, and I have always loved talking about books. So my husband said, “why don’t we write about it?” So here we are, talking about our passion for reading with whoever wants to listen.
I hope our site is helpful and you enjoy reading it.
Read on my friends,