Children's Books

Donation fun!

We had another amazing visit to Head Start to donate belts to kids in need.  The teachers there love our belts so much that they keep the belts at school so that they don’t get lost at home!  We had such a great time sizing the kids for belts and letting them choose their favorite.     Remember, that when you add a book to your order, WE donate a belt to a child in the Head Start program.  We have some great books to choose from!

Summer Reading

One of my favorite things about summer is how the whole family dives into summer reading.  There just seems to be more time to enjoy a good book.  I love walking into a room and seeing my kids reading away!  Trips to the library are a common occurrence, and it’s amazing how many times we have gone to the library so far this summer.  Everyone is more relaxed (including me!) and we all have a more time to “smell the roses” and get into a good book.  Favorites around our house are the Divergent series for older kids, Chris Colfer’s... Read More

Social Media

Do you follow us on social media?  We would love for you to become a part of our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter communities!  We just started posting some of our favorite children’s book quotes on Facebook.  There are so many amazing lines from our favorite books- and they are a great thing to read to start your day off inspired and on the right track.  One of my favorites that we have posted so far is below!   Do you have any favorite children’s book quotes?  If so, please leave a comment.  Maybe we will use them in an upcoming... Read More

Reading Aloud

Reading together is always a favorite time at our house.  Some of the best bonding that I have with my kids is reading aloud to them at bedtime.  Of course we all read to our kids when they are little, but there is something so special about enjoying longer books together as they get older.  These books sometimes take weeks to read.  Some of the timeless choices that we have read are Tumtum and Nutmeg for younger kids, the Hank Zipzer series for kids 1st-3rd grade, The Secret Garden for kids 3rd and 4th grade, and Harry Potter for older kids. I am... Read More

Common Sense

  I don’t know about you, but I am always struggling in my attempts to decide what is age appropriate for my kids.  Always searching for a barometer to help me make decisions.  Do I say “yes” or “no”?  My “go to” website has become Common Sense Media.  Whether it is a tv show that my 8 yr old wants to watch or a movie for a teenager, Common Sense Media gives a recommended age and criteria for its decision.  They even give ratings for books!  It is immensely helpful in maneuvering the world of entertainment and books for my kids.... Read More


We had so much fun last week donating belts to a local Head Start called Cornerstone Center For Early Learning.  We gave away almost 100 belts to excited preschoolers!!  Cornerstone is a wonderful daycare and preschool serving those in the community and providing children with the education and self-worth necessary for success.  Myself Belts’ purpose of promoting independence and thereby boosting self-esteem fits perfectly with the philosophy of Cornerstone.  We were so excited to help the kids choose their favorite belts and then to fit them properly on them!  Remember our program on our website that if you buy a... Read More

Photo Shoot

Hi Everyone, We had a great photo shoot a few weeks ago with Heidi Drexler of  It was a beautiful spring day and it was so fun to see all of the kids running around in their Myself Belts.  I love waiting for the images and then seeing what the photographer captured- so fun!!  Heidi got some great shots that you will soon see on our redesigned website that will launch in May.  We are really excited about the look of our new site!  It will have many new pages and features.  One of our favorites is a page... Read More

Head Start

Hi everyone, We thought we’d share this great picture with you, of kids at Head Start receiving their Myself Belts. We donate a Myself Belt to kids at Head Start for every book purchase we receive. Buying a book from Myself Belts is a great way to get your own kids reading and to make a useful donation to a child in Head Start. Head Start is a nationwide program that provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. Nearly 25 million pre-school aged children have benefited from Head Start. Our belt donations... Read More