Here’s how this week’s arts and culture piece begins:

Well-Read Mom” is the brainchild of Marcie Stokman, a mother of seven and an RN with a master’s in psychology.

It’s a site committed to helping women take care of their hearts by reclaiming time for books and friendship, preferably in a group setting.

“Read More. Read Well” runs the site’s tagline. The intro text reads: “It can be a challenge to make time to read in a world that never stops. Developing and maintaining the ability for deep reading isn’t something we can take for granted. Millions of Americans won’t read a single book this year. You won’t be one of them.

It all started around 1986 when Marcie was a new mother.


4 Replies to “WELL-READ”

  1. The women in these photos look so happy. I so wish that we had Well-read Men’s groups, too. I’ve tried to start one, but it’s hard to find any takers. Most of the men have wives and families and they say that after they come home from work they find it hard to get away. An excuse? I don’t know. I do belong to a Readers of First Things group (the magazine), but most of the men and women are older.

    1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

      Right, the world needs well-read fathers, men, women, teenagers, children, old people etc too!

  2. Would love an online Book Group with you, dear Heather! Of course in yer’ spare time!

    1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

      Well that would be interesting and fun, wouldn’t it, Glenda? I sometimes go through 4-5 books a week and am always wanting to share them…will keep idea of online book group in mind!