Dear Reader,

Our world has so many problems that seem hopelessly unfixable at present: poverty, inequality, unemployment, terrorism, and climate change, just to name a few. All I know for certain is that if there is any hope of our children living in a better world than the current one, future generations are going to have to be more open-minded, tolerant, and resourceful than is common today. There are going to be countless challenges for our kids both as individuals and as part of a collective humanity. In my opinion, it is our responsibility as parents to help our children not only live in this world that they are inheriting, but also to prepare them to tackle the world’s problems. Regardless of our parenting style, religious affiliation, or political beliefs, I hope we can agree that, ultimately, we are on the same team. We all want out kids to grow up to be happy, successful, and effective individuals, making a positive difference on our planet, even if it’s just through the joy they bring others.

Constantly learning is a way of life for me. I feel like I never fully know what I’m doing and I probably never will, but I’m always trying to discover more about an endless array of interests. Life is short and my memory is limited. This website is an attempt to convey anything useful that I might want to remember from my own parenting journey. I hope you find at least some of it helpful.

I’ve tried to organize everything on this site based on particular goals (reading with or about children, playing with children, or helping them learn). I also summarize my own personal “lessons learned” while parenting my own babies and kids. At the moment, the most useful information on this site, in my opinion, are my carefully compiled lists of the best books for kids of different ages. As a lifelong avid reader, passing on this love of reading to my children is one of my primarily goals as a parent. (I’ve also owned an embarrassing number of baby carriers, if you are interested in trying out babywearing.)

Where ever you are on your parenting journey, I wish you luck, love, and lots of patience! :)

Sincerely,
Michelle

P.S. Please note that this website uses a number of Amazon affiliate links. If you don’t have any intention of buying anything through Amazon, this doesn’t matter to you at all. However, if you are going to purchase something recommended off this site and use the link to the Amazon product page before adding it to your cart, I will get a small commission, which would be greatly appreciated.

P.P.S. Please also note that none of the information on this website is sponsored. All opinions are entirely my own and I am not being compensated for promoting any of the products that appear on this site (apart from purchases made through Amazon affiliate links (see P.S. above)).