Reading is a favorite pastime for me – I began reading when I was just 3 years old and have loved it ever since.  Since having kids, reading “for fun” has not come easy…in fact, it was almost nonexistent.  But I am trying to find times here and there to start up and again.

When I find a good fiction book, chances are you will find my nose in it until it’s finished.  Even if that means not making dinner, letting the kids watch tv, and skipping my normal bedtime just to make it through that last page!

In the past year, I have been soaking up non-fiction books more & more.  I find that if I am going to take the time to read, I would like it to be edifying so I have been choosing books that focus on areas of growth for myself!  I will be adding my favorite reading recommendations to this page for you to enjoy as well!

With my passion for reading, I became a children’s book consultant with Usborne Books & More in 2016*.  I am now spreading the gift of literacy and sharing my love of reading to children all over America and absolutely loving it.  Their books are beautiful, interactive, and educational.  If you would like to check these amazing children’s books out for your readers and also help me give back globally, you can take a peek here: – 50% of the proceeds from each sale will be used to build a library in Africa with African Library Project.

*See my full UBAM story in my August 2018 post – Joy in Leadership!