During a recent book purge, I realized there’s a formula to the kids’ books we keep vs. donate or give away. It’s not just what I like or only my kids’ favorites. It’s a combination of these things and more. Here are the reasons why I read books to my kids, as well as how I decide what stays and goes.
Before I had children, family movie night was one of those activities I dreamed of enjoying with my kids one day. What’s not to love about snuggling under blankets in the dark, eating popcorn, and laughing together? After becoming a mom, I learned there are a few things that are essential to making sure this supposed-to-be-fun activity is ACTUALLY pleasant for everyone. High-fives to all the moms out there, winging movie night and loving it. For our family, it turns out we need a few rules.