Dear Reader,

Our world has so many problems that seem unfixable in the present moment: social inequality, discrimination, 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 exists today, future generations are going to have to be more open-minded, tolerant, and resourceful than is common. Countless challenges await our kids both as individuals and as part of humanity. I believe it is our responsibility as parents to help our children not only live in this world that they are inheriting, but also 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 our kids to grow up to be happy, healthy, positive individuals living joyful lives filled with satisfaction and personal fulfillment.

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 personal interests. Life is short and my memory is limited. Time is my greatest enemy and my most valuable possession. 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.

As you’ll notice, this site is a work in progress. I’ve tried to organize everything based on particular goals (reading with or about children, playing with children, or helping them learn). I also summarize my own personal experiences while parenting my babies and kids. The most useful information on this site, in my opinion, is the collection of carefully compiled best-books-for-kids lists for children of different ages. As a lifelong, avid reader, passing on this love of books to my children is one of my primarily goals as a parent.

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)).