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"Alyson Gerber is the critically acclaimed author of books BRACED, FOCUSED, and now TAKING UP SPACE. Her novels follow middle-grade heroines adapting to scoliosis, ADHD, disordered eating, and more. Her books have created a safe haven for millions of readers - young and old - who see reflections of themselves within the pages. Alyson Gerber's newest book, TAKING UP SPACE, is a powerful novel about Sarah, a middle school girl, and Sarah's experiences with disordered eating."

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"Need a closet refresh? These five small clothing brands have enough classy, on-trend styles to rejuvenate your wardrobe. Keep scrolling to see my favorite fresh new styles from these five online clothing companies. Best of all, every store listed has an affordable price range, so get ready to go shop-crazy!"

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12 Spring Dresses You Won't Believe Are From Amazon

"The first day of spring is in twelve days, which means it's time to break out the dresses! It's time to refresh your wardrobe without breaking the bank. These twelve light, colorful dresses are all from Amazon and under forty dollars...which means cheap and fast delivery."

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Christian Teen Girl Gift Guide

"Are you shopping to get everyone gifts under the tree by December 25th? I got you. This gift guide has thirteen adorable and useful gifts for the Christian teen girl in your life. Items for Bible study, jewelry, and even comfy clothes...Stay tuned until the end for a freebie that doubles as a free gift for a Christian in your life!"

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Creamy 4-Fruit Smoothie

"This week's smoothie has a creamy consistency that's perfect for a smoothie bowl. Filled with colorful fruits, this smoothie is rich in antioxidants, reduces your risk of certain cancers, and protects against wrinkles. Yep, you read that right!"

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Author Spotlight: Joanna Rakoff

"Joanna Rakoff is the award-winning novelist, poet, and freelance journalist who penned the memoir My Salinger Year that has readers and critics alike raving. Her beautifully written memoir is not of the trashy tell-all material. Instead, she has given us an artful coming-of-age tale that appeals to all generations."

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Author Spotlight: Susan Maupin Schmid

"This month's spotlighted author loves libraries, magical books, and dresses. Need I say more? Susan Maupin Schmid is the author of the 100 Dresses series. The first book, If The Magic Fits, follows Darling Dimple, a worker in the palace who discovers a closet full of magical dresses..."

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5 Easy and Delicious Mug Recipes

"Today, I've put together a list of five of my favorite mug recipes. Each of these has been taste-tested by yours truly and I can guarantee that they'll make your mouth water. Whether it's a meal for one or a way that each family member can pick their favorite dessert, you're going to love these easy mug recipes."

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Chocolate Magic Energy Bites

"Today's recipe is perfect for when you're craving a sweet and filling snack, but you're trying not to reach for those mini M&Ms. These chocolate magic energy balls are bite-sized, easy to take on-the-go, delicious, and surprisingly healthy!"

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"Not sure what to get your mom for Mother's Day? Whatever your mom loves, she'll love one of these gifts! To celebrate moms everywhere this year, I've created this list full of presents for every type of mom. You'll find cozy gifts for homebodies, personalized sweatshirts and jewelry, and more. Happy Mother's Day!"

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"Spring has sprung! These mini lemon-coconut cakes are perfect for spring. They're light and sunny, with cheerful lemon cake and coconut frosting. These personal cakes are mini-sized, which makes them perfect for Easter parties."


Feel-Good Recipes You Need in Your Life

"Sometimes in life, you just need a good, home-cooked meal. Mashed potatoes, chocolate cake, Grandma's casserole...all of those feel-good dishes. Here are ten homey recipes for breakfast, snacks, or dinner that will make your mouth water."

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Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

"For a lot of people, the holiday season is about receiving. But we know from the Bible that it's even more important to give back. This week, I've put together a list of twelve different ways you can donate, volunteer, and bless others this holiday season."

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25 Fun Ways to Learn Italian

"One thing I've learned about daily language practice is that you get tired of the same practices and sites over and over. But if you're serious about learning a foreign language, you can't let it kill your buzz. That includes reading, writing, meeting people, cooking, and some other fun activities. While I've included links to the Italian resources, you can use these tips for any language."

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8 of Our Favorite Literary Bookworms

"There's nothing more perfect than finding a fictional best friend who loves to read just as much as you do. Without further ado, I'll introduce you to (or help you re-visit) eight literary bookworms who are sure to quickly become your new fictional best friends."

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9 Pieces of Advice For Beginning Bloggers

"Today, I'm going to share with you nine pieces of advice every blogger needs to know. This post will be especially helpful to bloggers just starting out, but if you're more experienced, you can definitely still learn something."

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50 Questions to Ask Your Characters

"These 50 questions will help you get a clear idea of your character's appearance, morals, quirks, and motives. Basically, by the end of your sleepover, you're going to know everything about your main character...which will really help improve your writing!"