Exhausted Mama goes Barefoot

I love books. I love becoming absorbed in a story and being taken to another place. But most of all, I love that my daughters love books too. My seven year old is a confident reader and consumes books. She goes through them quicker than I can find them for her. Age appropriate books that will keep her engaged are not easy to find though. She is constantly picking books at the library that I feel are not appropriate for her age. Being a writer and a mother of two, I am constantly on the look out for good books to not only read to my girls but to also improve my craft. You know what they say, if you want to be a good writer, then read, a lot.

Beautiful illustration from The Snow Queen

Beautiful illustration from The Snow Queen

So, when my daughters’ school had a book fair with Barefoot Books as a fundraiser, I fell in love. The beautiful artwork used as illustrations in all of the books not only captivated me, but my girls as well. I felt comfortable letting my older daughter choose her books on her own and my three year old quickly picked out multiple books that she wanted.

Once we received our books, I was not disappointed. They have become favorites and have been read and listened to many times.  Add to that the fact that I have been looking for a home based business for awhile that I could whole heartedly get behind, I don’t think you’ll be surprised to hear that I’ve recently become a Barefoot Books Ambassador. With fairy tales, nursery rhymes, sing alongs, a section in the back of a lot of books with non-fiction to supplement the story and so much more, they fit right in with the types of stories my girls and I love.

Look at all the wonderful books!

Look at all the wonderful books!

When my starter kit arrived, we were all thrilled. My girls immediately became absorbed and have been favoriting these items ever since.

My three year old does the Animal Boogie puzzle by herself. She continues to put it together at least once a day.

My three year old does the Animal Boogie puzzle by herself. She continues to put it together at least once a day.

My seven year old absorbed in Never Trust a Tiger and The Snow Queen

My seven year old absorbed in Never Trust a Tiger and The Snow Queen

I’m so excited to begin this journey and hope you will join me.  Here’s how you can do just that:

  • From time to time, I’ll be sharing books or products on this blog that have really made an impact on our family. Follow Exhausted Mama to make sure you don’t miss anything.
  • I have a Page on Facebook where I will share products, specials, discount codes, occasional crafts and all things Barefoot. I will have occasional giveaways as well. If you would like to join, click here.
  • As a Barefoot Books Ambassador, you can purchase these wonderful books by clicking the Barefoot Books image in the sidebar or in the menu at the top of the page. Your business is appreciated!
  • If you’re interested in fundraising for your school, team, group, adoption or something else, please contact me at carolyn@exhaustedmama.com or leave a comment below with your email.

Give the gift of quality reading time this Father’s Day.

With Father’s Day just around the corner and to kick things off, I’ll be giving away a copy of Daddy Island in the Facebook group. If you would like to participate, please join the group and follow the instructions there. The winner will be selected on June 10th.

Does your family have a much loved Barefoot Book? Let me know in the comments.

Happy Reading!

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