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Welcome, Fall!

Fall Leaves

While summer is my favorite season, there is something about fall that I also love. The leaves. The stunning reds, yellows, oranges and browns.  Even as the temperature begins to drop, the colors of fall always remind me of a warm hug.  Perhaps this was why as a kid I loved playing in piles of leaves. After raking them into a colorful heap, it felt good just sitting in it.  My mom once said that sitting in a pile of leaves was one of the rare moments that I was still.


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Sharing ‘Back-to School’ Memories With Your Kids

If we think back to our school days, most of us have a few vivid memories of what it was like and how we felt. The smell of arts and crafts supplies or a school gymnasium takes us back in time. These are the kinds of things we should remember to share with our children. Despite the initial eye-roll, your kids actually love to learn about your life before they existed, especially the little ones. Believe it or not, these are the kinds of things they’ll remember later on.

Back-to-school time is ideal...

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Girls Enrichment Program Enjoys “What’s Your Super Power?”

What's Your Super Power

I recently caught up with the Warren-Sharpe Community Center in Joliet, IL to learn how Stacey M Design’s guided journal, What's Your Super Power? benefitted a girls empowerment program affectionately known as BlackGirlJoy. This program was made possible due to a grant that the Center received, allowing Warren-Sharpe’s Executive Director, Kay Bolden, to purchase a copy of Stacey’s guided journal for each of the girls.

BlackGirlJoy was designed to give girls a place to have creative expression, go on field trips, and do service projects...

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Stacey M Design Donates ‘Hero Bears’ to Military Mama Network

When I learned that Military Mama Network™ needed a sponsor for its Hero Bear initiative, I immediately decided that Stacey M Design would be the perfect sponsor.  Military Mama Network (MMN), is a non-profit organization founded by my friend, Geriann Wiesbrook, to provide support to active military personnel and their families.  The thousands of “mamas” in this network support troops and their families with thoughtful cards, letters, and packages. They also provide other types of customized support when called upon. Through its Hero Bear program, MMN sends special stuffed toys – known as...

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How Journaling Benefits Your Girl

Journaling for kidsJournaling can be priceless and timeless, but not every girl likes to write. Matter of fact, many young girls find it intimidating and difficult. But there are lots of benefits for girls who venture into journal writing. The most important thing is that your girl sees the whole experience as a fun activity and not as a homework assignment, punishment or chore.  

A major benefit of journal writing is the development of strong written communication skills. It’s a stepping stone for her future success, especially during middle school and high school. Through...

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