our new book club...

 
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For all you mamas out there - what's your relationship with reading since having kids? Do you remember how to read? Do you try to read while your kids crawl all over you? Whether you're reading a long Facebook post or delving into a big novel, it kind of always feels like a terrible time. My kids can hear the sound of me opening up a book or a magazine as well as they can hear me open a snickers bar in a dark corner of the basement. As for nighttime reading, it's very hard not to fall asleep after three sentences. So I wanted to ask you guys for our first book club post... do you read much? What's your relationship with books nowadays? I asked you guys on social media and here's what some of you had to say...

 

"Just ordered two new books, I’m trying to prioritize reading more. I read to my son daily and he reads to me, but I’ve gotten away from reading for my own enjoyment and I miss it. I’m trying to put down the phone and pick up a book."
 

"Who has time to read? I'm lucky if I can stay awake long enough to read a paragraph."
 

"I commute 2 hours a day and listen to audio books. I had to give up reading years ago, no energy at night anymore. Audio books help me deal with traffic stress and boredom. It's often the most relaxing part of my day."
 

"Reading goes as far as scrolling through Facebook. It's really great. Haven't finished a book in ages"
 

"I'm in a book club where I'm the worst member and only read it if everyone else says it's good. Otherwise I read Netflix subtitles sometimes."
 

"Overdrive!! The app for the public libraries. I check out audiobooks and listen all the time and its free."
 

"I hate to admit that my reading time comes when I plop my kid in front of the TV during breakfast. I enjoy my coffee and book for a bit and can tune out Elmo’s annoying voice... ;) Otherwise it’s sneaking a few pages in the bathroom or after bedtime, but I’m usually too tired then and prefer to catch up on my own TV in the evening."
 

"I love reading! Being a working mom helps - my commute is always a major reading time... I fully admit it was a major reason I did not go with a daycare near my work... mommy needs reading time. I also love audio books."
 

"I'm a card toting member of the Bad Decisions Book Club. (Our motto: "JUST ONE MORE CHAPTER!") I read at night after everyone - including my partner - are in bed. It's my ME time."
 

"I commute 2 hours a day and listen to audio books. I had to give up reading years ago, no energy at night anymore. Audio books help me deal with traffic stress and boredom. It's often the most relaxing part of my day."
 

 
 

 

So then... what's your relationship with reading??

 
GrowNurit Siegal4 Comments