Wednesday, May 31, 2017



Hello hello friends!! As you can see from my previous post, I've been on a sort of maternity leave from blogging since the beginning of the year. My beautiful third child, Penny, was born on February 13.

For more baby & book (& other) pictures, find me on Instagram

I've been pondering when would be a good time to start up my blog again, and the annual Armchair Book Expo seemed like the perfect opportunity. I've participated the last two years, and attending the in-person Book Expo someday is high on my wishlist!

I am...
  • Wife of 12 years to a high school math teacher
  • Mother to three girls: age 7, almost-5, and 3.5 months
  • Former youth librarian
  • Part-time church secretary
  • Independent & Educational Consultant with Usborne Books & More
  • Musician
  • Coffee lover
  • Pizza lover
  • Michigander
  • Michigan State Spartan
  • Dutch
  • Norwegian

My favorite...
Book genres:
  • Fantasy (especially YA)
  • Dystopian (especially YA)
  • Memoir (has grown on me in the last year!)
  • Historical fiction (unless the main plot is romance...)

My summer plans...
  • Not go crazy with all 5 of us home for almost three months
  • Play some music with my husband at a few local concerts
  • Lead the Bible adventures station at our church's VBS
  • Play softball weekly with our church's team
  • Finally completely finish our basement (all that's left is the bathroom!)
  • Spend lots of weekends at our extended family's lakehouse
  • Attend the annual GEMS Leadership Conference 
  • "Travel" the world using this book, crafts, food, etc (I'm hoping to write a series of blog posts about our experiences!)

Welcome [back] to The Lion is a Bookworm!!


  1. I love your lists and congrats on the baby and jumping back into blogging!

    1. Thanks! I'm excited to be back! :)

  2. It is great being a teacher and/or having one for a spouse. I loved being home in the summer. :)

    Thanks for the nice introduction. It is fun learning more about bloggers we interact with.

    Welcome back!!

    Have fun this week.

    Silver's Reviews
    Armchair BookExpo Introduction

    1. Sometimes it's difficult having all of us home all the time, but other times it's REALLY nice to have an extra set of adult hands around! :)

  3. My website evolved into a blog with my first child and a full time book blog with my second. Congratulations on your third.

    Two posts: Introductions and Best Practices

    1. Sounds similar to my story, I started with a "family" type blog then eventually moved here. :)

  4. Welcome back! This is the perfect way to start blogging again. Hope you have a great week.

  5. I thought it had been a while since I'd read anything from you! Welcome back! I've always liked your blog because I'm a fellow children's librarian-turned-mom. My 2 girls are getting a new sibling this Fall, too, so I feel like I'm following in your footsteps. And Penny is an adorable name. :-)

    1. Aww yay thank you!! And congratulations!!!

  6. Congratulations on the new baby! She is adorable!

  7. Not going crazy is a solid plan. Lol ;) good luck!

  8. Welcome back! Love the sound of your summer plans, as family time is the best!