Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Jodi Meltzer

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For this interview, we were able to sit down with one of our Mom’s Choice Award-Winners, Jodi Meltzer! Jodi Meltzer is a multi-award-winning children’s book author who has also written extensively about grief, divorce, and parenting for various publications, including HuffPost, The Mighty, Scary Mommy, and Thrive Global. Before motherhood, she was an accomplished anchor/reporter who covered everyone from Hillary Clinton to The Goo Goo Dolls. She transitioned to mommy blogger in 2010―the year her baby boy swallowed her whole. She escapes his grips with sarcasm, bold coffee, and ’80s music/movie binges with her rescue dog curled up on her lap. Read More

The Hidden Secret That Could Save Your Marriage

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When you and your partner are going through a rough patch, you will do all you can to save marriage. There’s a lot you can do before you and your partner end up in a divorce. With these excellent tips, you can overcome the difficulties you’re facing. Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Maggie Bermudez

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Hi, Mom’s Choice readers! Today we’re excited to share with you an interview with Maggie Bermudez, one of our Mom’s Choice Award-Winning creators, authors, and illustrators. Maggie Bermudez is the creative mind behind the MCA award-winning JJ Pillowdoll and the illustrator of another MCA award winner, Pably and Me! JJ Pillowdoll is both a soft cotton pillow and a sweet doll all in one! The JJ Pillowdoll comes with a children’s book filled with infinite love poems. Pably and Me (Pably y Yo), Meet my Big Family is a fun and heartwarming family story about a widowed father raising his 9 children on his own and can be read in either English or Spanish. Keep reading to learn more about Maggie and her path to becoming an award-winning author, illustrator, and creator! Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Hiba Shublak

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Hello, Mom’s Choice readers! Thank you for joining us for another interview in our interview series. For this interview, we were able to speak with Hiba Shublak, author of the MCA award-winning book, Where is Bejou?! Where is Bejou? is a light-hearted story that is brightly illustrated with vibrant characters and with nature that emphasizes happiness and finding gratitude for having loved ones and for accepting our fate. We’ve all experienced love and loss and Where is Bejou? addresses all the feelings that come along with that. Love and loss is an exceptionally hard thing to deal with, but Where is Bejou? can help make the hurt a little less by bringing positivity and hope to those losses. Keep reading to find out more about this amazing book and the author behind it, Hiba Shublak! Read More

Ten Ways to Show Love (So Meaningful, You’ll Forget They’re Frugal)

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Some of the most thoughtful, most memorable gifts that I’ve ever received have sat on the frugal side of the financial fence, like the necklace my husband gave me. He fashioned it from a penny that was created the year we married. I absolutely adore that necklace. I also cherish the sticky notes of encouragement my daughter sprinkles everywhere, and the hilarious graphic comic strips my son creates and excitedly reads to us. We get so used to commercials and advertisements, telling us what we’re missing out on, that it’s uber-easy (for us all) to simply overlook the many economical and fun ways we can demonstrate love. Below is a quick list to help you show those special people in your life, just how much they mean to you, and they’re so frugal that you can start today. Read More

You Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup

You Can't Pour From An Empty Cup

Like millions of parents, amid virtual learning, working from home, and managing a household with two out of three kids still in diapers, I reached for my coffee mug. It was empty. I chuckled to myself because it felt like the epitome of the straw that broke the camel’s back. It was at that moment that I learned three essential truths that changed my life and my perspective. Read More

Giveaway: Everybody Deserves a Hug Book

Giveaway: Everybody Deserves a Hug Book

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we are giving away THREE award-winning “Everybody Deserves a Hug Books” by Doug Snelson to 3 lucky winners! Enter for your chance to win by noon 2/5/21. Read More

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

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Life doesn’t always do what we want it to do, but it is comforting to know that God’s love remains steadfast for each and every one of us everyday. We don’t need to lose faith when we see others receive answers to their prayers, while we feel like we haven’t yet received our own blessings. We can rest assured knowing that our time is coming, and when it hits the ground, the earth will feel it! Read More


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Have you ever tucked seeds into the dirt, and waited for something beautiful to bloom? Many great treasures get lost and are easily misunderstood in the power of time, size, and struggle. I pray that we never lose sight of this incredibly precious moment, while we are waiting for something beautiful to bloom. Read More

A Teacher’s Promise: From this Season, You will Grow

A Teacher's Promise From this Season You will Grow

I know that you have been working hard to prepare for exams that you will no longer take. I know that you’ve committed yourself to months of rehearsals for a show that will no longer be seen, and that you’ve practiced for hours on a team that can no longer play the game. I am sorry for your feelings of loss and urge you not to give up on those goals, but instead, to view this season as an opportunity to continue to grow. You’ve been isolated from your friends, your teachers, your school. The comfort of your home has been tainted by the weight of heavy air, tense energy, short responses, and stern expressions. I am sorry that you are scared—for so many reasons. But, I want you to know—from this season, you will grow. Read More