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

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