To All Women, When Mother’s Day is Hard

Mother's Day painful

The sad truth is, if you could survey the women in the room, statistically, you would find that there are very few who would be untouched by miscarriage, infertility, broken marriages and families, or death. So why is it so unheard of for these hurts to be acknowledged in the same breath as we acknowledge the amazing work of motherhood? My prayer is that we find a way to boldly acknowledge pain while still celebrating the gift of Motherhood in an intentional way. Read More

I Was Worried I Would Be Jealous of My Daughter

I Was Worried I'd Be Jealous of My Daughter

Looking back, I can’t believe there was ever a time I was actually worried I would be jealous of my own daughter. But there was time this thought did cross my mind, and it was long before any of my three girls were even born. Read More

Giveaway! Doodle Art Alley Books (Coloring Book Series)

Doodle Art Coloring Book Giveaway

It’s time for another giveaway! This time, we’ll be selecting five winners who will each receive three Doodle Art Alley coloring books. These award-winning books feature doodle art images of inspiring sayings, quotes, and words printed on one side of the page for all ages to color. These are recommended for ages 6+ and adults. Enter for your chance to win below. Doodle Art Alley Book Series Entry for this … Read More

Why I Cleaned Out My Closet (And Why You Should, Too!)

closet cleaning

I’ve heard it said before that your closet can easily be a metaphor for your life, and I have to agree. Goodbye to snap decisions and impulse-buys that are supposed to put a band-aid on a bigger issue. Goodbye to filling voids with more stuff. In much the same way I evaluated my ‘busy’ life and the activities my days are filled with, I also want to evaluate where I spend my resources and time. Read More

Being Different Is Normal: Let’s Change the Way We React to Autism

Being Different Is Normal: Let's Change the Way We React to Autism

This post is part of our ongoing series of April Autism Awareness Month posts. View other posts on our blog about autism here. Make sure to scroll to the bottom of this article to learn about two great scholarship opportunities relating to special needs children. Evelyn Baker Blogger I came bursting through my front door after school, eyes flooded with tears. My Disney princess backpack slowly dragging on the floor … Read More

My Autistic Sister: An Elementary Child’s Perspective

Autism Awareness Month: My Autistic Sister

This post is from the unique perspective of Sarah DeMonia, an elementary school girl whose older sister was diagnosed with autism at age two. Sarah’s mom, Lori DeMonia is the author of Leah’s Voice and Love for Logan, two Mom’s Choice Award-winning children’s books dealing with autism. Read More