Hello! I'd like to stop by for just a moment to say a word about something small that I'm doing. As friends and readers (I like to think of you all as my friends) I hope you know that this is a happy place, a politics and judgement-free zone. After a very challenging bout of postpartum depression and anxiety a few years ago, I took a pretty firm step away from the news at the suggestion of my doctor. I usually try to stay just informed enough to perform my civic duties and hold a conversation with my mom (who loves to talk politics). But just because I bury my nose in a pile of wool whenever CNN comes on, doesn't mean there aren't pressing, sometimes sad, sometimes tragic things happening in the world. So right now I'd like to use my very tiny platform here and offer a small incentive to make a donation to an organization that is doing really wonderful things for mothers and children around the world, specifically those affected by the wars in Syria and Iraq. I've designed a simple coloring page, it's listed on Gumroad for $2. I will be donating 100% of the profits (all money earned minus Gumroad fees) plus a small donation of my own to Nurture Project International. It's not much, and it's nothing special, but maybe it will be just the nudge someone needs to make a small donation.
As always, thanks for reading! I hope you're happy and well and I look forward to sharing some woolly goodness tomorrow!