New Mothers are Turning to Crowdfunding to Supplement Maternity Leave

crowdfunding maternity leave

So, while women are guaranteed to have a job upon their return, they are left to figure out how to do without almost three months of income during these precious first weeks. For families who live paycheck-to-paycheck, this is daunting to say the least. These are some of the most vulnerable and life-altering moments in a woman’s life; the parent-child bond is born and set on a foundation. To have it shaken by stress and worry about basic needs being met is a scary reality for many mothers-to-be. Read More

13 Ways to Get Good Exercise Without a Gym

13 Ways to Get Good Exercise Without a Gym

Many people keep paying for a gym membership even if they’re going infrequently or not at all. There’s a stigma that feels like if you quit paying for a membership, you are a quitter. Read More

Slaying My Productivity Monster: Why I Don’t Want to be Busy


I say “no” to mom guilt. I have never given it a foothold in my parenting and won’t start now, with this. Busyness will not steal my joy, and I won’t stand for it robbing me of precious time with my family. And, most of all, I won’t let my actions teach my children that busyness is a status symbol or a value to hold dear. Read More

6 Autism Awareness Month Products for All Ages

6 Products You Need for Autism Awareness Month

Since April is Autism Awareness Month, we thought we’d highlight some wonderful products for people on the spectrum and their families. Whether you’re in need of fun presents, reading material, or deep pressure therapy, you’ll probably find that one of these products is the right fit. Read More

Inspiration in Our Daughter’s Relationship with Her Autistic Sister

Autism Month - Inspiration in Our Daughter's Relationship with Her Autistic Sister

April is Autism Awareness Month. Here on the Mom’s Choice Awards® blog, we’ll be publishing a series of Autism-related posts throughout the month. The following post, by Mom’s Choice Award-winning author Lori DeMonia is the first in that series. Lori describes the relationship between her two daughters (one of whom is autistic) that became the inspiration for her award-winning children’s books. Read More