Why I Work

My amazing friend, Linda, explaining why she loves our company, Usborne Books & More. (Yes, I’m the friend in Colorado.) Why I Work.  

How will you celebrate?

Children’s Book Day is today, April 2nd! What a great excuse to pull out a favorite or buy a brand new book and sit with a child and read to them! Reading aloud increases fluency and vocabulary, among many other things. Make a memory today!

Crocodile Tears

Originally posted on My Life as a COMMA!:
Last night while preparing dinner….I asked my hubs where our daughter was? She had taken a shower and had been drying her hair…but I hadn’t heard anything coming from her way for a while! So, my sweet husband went to check and when he came back he…


Bards scatter rainwashed words. Drooping from weighty glistening nectar drops we wish to swallow whole, the breeze-twisted ambiguity shatters into shards of caring like a cloud of cystalline sugar. I struggle to regather the bits to reform the rhyme when bursting to supernova, the fragments dissolve. Memories of never-to-be scamper into my dreams… light and…

Variation on a Clean Out the Frig Soup

While I love smooth soup, my kids prefer chunks, so I cooked one green, one red and one yellow chopped bell pepper in the stock and added them to the soup!

Clean Out the Frig Soup with my Vitamix

Today I am making Clean Out the Frig Soup. It has been a specialty of mine since the first few months I was married, which was over twenty years ago. I have since figured out here are certain base ingredients needed: water and veggies in your house. You should also have a larger pot like a…

1 out of 3 – we can do better!

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers”– Harry S. Truman We need leaders to help change this so we can have future leaders. Can you help me find people who want to help us in our mission to help kids love to read? The first step is having them own their own…