a little background
For as long as I can remember, I have loved books. I remember studying every little detail of my Berenstain Bears book collection as a young child, waiting patiently for my monthly order of Babysitters Club and Goosebumps books, and saving every penny when the book fair came to my school. Before I had children, I worked in early childhood education and witnessed the impact books had on the students in my classroom as well as how much they adored the stories we shared together. I even began investing in my children’s books collection before I had my own children. Once my own boys came along, I worked jobs here and there so that I could fund my desires to grow our home library and nothing has filled my cup more than to see my boys choose books to interact with everyday.
When my youngest Otto was just 4 weeks old, I learned about the opportunity to become a consultant with Usborne Books & More and was enticed by the ability to acquire more books for our home for free or at a discounted price. That was in the spring of 2018 and this journey has become so much more than free books (though that is still one of my favorite perks!) since then. I have been able to help countless other families grow their home libraries by learning about these books or earning them for free, I earned a free trip to Alaska for our family, and we have paid off all of our outstanding debt as a family because of the additional income I have brought in. I am excited to share a love of literacy with you and your children. I love learning about all types of books: from those for babies and toddlers to school-aged children and young adults, storybooks, non-fiction, and activity books beautifully promote cognitive development, imagination, creativity, and play.
To me, books not only entertain us, they provide us with a wider view of the world. They teach us about things we might otherwise have never known about, help us develop empathy and perspective beyond our limited scope, and they play a key role in our own language development — a tool that we will always navigate life with.