Tag: books

Book Recommendations from a Busy Mom

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When someone asks for book recommendations, I always panic. It’s not that I’m without suggestions, it’s that reading can be such a personal experience.  The...

How Rediscovering My Love For Reading Made Me A Better Mom

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I set out to read 52 books in 2019. My goal was to average one book per week. My hope was to give myself...

Our Favorite Graphic Novels

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My refrain of, “Why don’t you turn off the tablet and go read a book?”, is often met with a slight groan from my...

Why I Love Audiobooks + 17 Recommendations

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I love audiobooks.  In October 2017, a blogger I follow shared on Facebook about a sale Audible.com was running. She mentioned that when you begin a...

Guide to Franklin Avenue Library (DMPL)

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I am a self-professed book nerd. I love to read and I want my kids to love reading too. Aside from reading to them...

Guide to the Johnston Public Library

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My husband and I both grew up in small-town Iowa. We chose to live in Johnston because it still has that small-town community feel...

Guide to Urbandale Public Library

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Our family of five LOVES outings to the public libraries here in Central Iowa! As a homeschooling mom, my heart delights at my kids'...

Guide to Forest Avenue Library (DMPL)

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Forest Avenue Library 1326 Forest Ave, Des Moines   When I was first planning to move to Des Moines to start my post-college adult life (12 years...

Guide to Clive Public Library

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Clive Public Library 1900 NW 114th Street Clive, IA 50325 Open 7 days a week Clive Public Library is a place that our entire family loves to...

Favorite Beach Books

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Hey Summer! Good to see you! If you’re like me, you love a good book that you can get lost in. Add in the sun,...