April is National Poetry Month. We’re bringing poetry to life with our 5 Senses Poetry Printables + 16 Children’s Books about Poetry that kids will love reading!
Isn’t it weird how the weeks are both long and short at the same time? Kate and I are both busy moms with 5 young kids between us. Military life and our little ones keep us busy. I love the fact that these Long & Short posts will give Kate and I a space to share things that happen in our personal lives. I’ve always loved getting to know the people behind the blog. Here is a peek into my life as of late.
One of the best things about Kid + Kin, if I do say so myself, is that it provides a space for both Catherine and I to share our creative strengths. And when I say creative, I clearly mean Catherine because she is just so talented. I, on the other hand, enjoy using this space to share my interests and (reading, eating and my phone) that are not particularly creative but are 100% me.
We decided that another way we can make the most of this space is to document and share our lives, our kids and our kin. We like the “digital scrapbook” element of a blog and also the opportunity to get to know you a little better. So without further ado here’s the first The Long & The Short of It, a post series where we will document our long weeks in a (relatively) short post.
Life can feel pretty challenging on its own so adding my own personal reading challenge to an already overloaded to-do list might sound silly. But you and I both know that it always possible to prioritize and find time for the things that are most important. This year, I want to prioritize reading. But not just my normal go-to “chick lit” books.
This year, I’ve created a 2017 Reading Challenge to ensure I step out of my reading comfort zone to try something I may not choose otherwise. Several of my picks for the year are very intentional and based on current events so that I can try to better understand how to engage in productive and necessary conversations.