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About Our Book Lover Community

I am a wife, mom, runner and book lady.  I'm helping parents to raise readers who become life-long learners.
I joined PaperPie (Formerly UBAM) in May of 2018 when my youngest was just 3 months old.  I had been to a friend's book party the year before, and even hosted my own.  I joined with no intention of selling the books...I just wanted the personal discount!  (I'm always looking out for a deal.)  My team leader encouraged me to at least host my own party, to get some of the new consultant incentives.  I did that and had a few friends who wanted to host from my party... and then they had a few friends who wanted to host... and it just kept going!  UBAM is now PaperPie, and I'm so excited for this new chapter in my business!  Because of PaperPie I have been able to give back to my community in so many ways.  I have partnered with many community organizations to help spread the love of reading and literacy to families who need it most.  I love helping other moms get started with their own books businesses, too!  I love sharing these books and hope you'll follow along as I show you how you can use them with your own kiddos to spur their love of reading! 

But wait, where does the running come in?  I'm so glad you asked!  I have been a runner for most of my adult life.  I'm not the fastest and I definitely don't go the farthest, but I do love it!  I have have taken this passion for running and hope to inspire the next generation of runners through the Healthy Kids Running Series.  I have been a co-coordinator of the Summerfield, NC series since 2022.  This is a 5 week race series for kids age 2 through 8th grade.  I love seeing the progress the kids make each week and season to season.  I would love for your kids to join us, too!

Happy Reading and Running, Friends!

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