The Cozy Reader Club box was inspired from my love of reading and the struggle of trying to find a moment to myself. Life, especially motherhood, definitely comes with its challenges. Day after day, week after week of school runs, morning battles, working all day, afternoon homework, cooking dinner and then more battles at bedtime can take its toll. I felt overworked, under appreciated and overwhelmed. Don’t I deserve a few minutes to myself? Can’t I go to the bathroom alone?! The daily stress was weighing me down and making me irritable. One day, my beautiful young daughter looked up at me and asked, “Mommy, why are you so mad? Did I do something wrong?” As I looked down at her, with those innocent big blue eyes, I was a bit taken aback by her question. Of course it was not her fault. But children often internalize what they see going on around them. So I knew something had to change. I needed to start finding some time in my busy life to relax and destress. This was not just for my well-being, but for my family's as well. But then the guilt and excuses came calling: “My daughter needs me”, “ I can’t possibly add one more thing to my to do list”, “I’m too damn tired”, “I don't want to hurt any feelings”, “Maybe next week”, and so on. Of course I love to spend time with my daughter and spending time with her and my family is always at the top of my list. But then I realized, making myself a priority in my life would also be setting a good example for my daughter. Maybe one day she will make time for herself and be a priority in her own life too.
I have always loved to read and reading has always helped me to forget my stress, even if only for a short time. The best way to read, of course, is while you're all cozied up in bed or on the couch with a blanket and a cup of coffee or tea in hand. So I created a way to combine "me" time with my love of reading and being cozy at the same time! And so the Cozy Reader Club was born. I also love to try new coffees and teas and discover beautiful handmade goods in local shops. Don't you wish you could wander around small towns and discover the best local coffee shop or a beautiful handmade scarf?! Unfortunately, most of us don't have the time to travel across the country and uncover these wonderful treasures. Each Cozy Reader Club box is specially curated so that you can discover for yourself all the wonderful coffees, teas and beautiful handmade creations right from home! (And get cozy on the couch with a good book!) Supporting local small-batch and handcrafted creations is an essential part of who we are and it makes your "me" time that much more special....and meaningful.
We invite you to discover the Cozy Reader Club and enjoy the meaningful break that you deserve.