As parents, we always want the best for our child. We want to do the best for them, give them the best and teach them right from wrong. The most important thing I can do for Leighton is to love her, keep her safe, provide for her, spend time with her and teach her what I think is important. I’ve realized since I’ve become a mom, I’ve made a lot of promises to her. I’ve promised to always make time for her, to help save up for her college, to eat healthy and take care of myself too to be here for her as long as I can. Today, I’ve teamed up with Pampers Premium Care to share my newest promise I made as a mother. I have promised to read Leighton 7 books a week. Let’s be real. Life gets in the way. We get busy. We get tired. I travel for work sometimes, and it’s hard to squeeze in anything extra some days. But, I have promised to find the time to read 7 books per week to Leighton no matter what. Even if I have to read one while face-timing or while pushing her in the stroller, or even if I have to read 2 one night because I skipped a night. I wanted to make a realistic promise that I could keep, but one that would mean so much to her. Leighton is finally starting to really like books. I still can’t get her to sit still very long while I read them to her, but she does bring them to me now and then plop down into my lap. I think it is so important to help with aptitude, her vocabulary, logical thinking skills, better concentration, but most importantly, it is time that we get to spend together. It is our “thing.” As she gets older, I want her to say she can’t go to bed until I read her a story. It’s creating memories.