Twigtale Cover Stories

Twigtale Cover Stories

by Twigtale

One of the perks that comes with publishing personalized books is seeing the wonderful book covers families create. Look, we're just going to say it - each one tells a story. A meaningful, wonderful story. We are honored that you chose to tell it in our books. Our founder Carrie Southworth is thrilled to present two delightful covers from Colleen and Briege.

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I'm an Outgoing Mom with a Shy Daughter

I'm an Outgoing Mom with a Shy Daughter

by JESSIE KNADLER

A couple of months ago, I took my 5-year-old to a birthday party hosted by one of her classmates at a local karate studio. My daughter knows the birthday boy well. They’re friends. They see each other at school every day. All of the other kids at the party were classmates, too. Everyone knew everyone.

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How Do You Talk to Your Kids About Economic Privilege?

How Do You Talk to Your Kids About Economic Privilege?

by Twigtale

Carrie Southworth, Twigtale's founder, just published an excellent essay on talking to her children about economic privilege and instilling the values of giving and receiving. We think it's an important topic. To continue the conversation, we're featuring insight from Nishad Chande, co-founder of Twigtale, Lara Hoffman, Deputy Federal Public Defender, Catherine Connors, writer, marketing strategist and author of herbadmother.com, and Sitinee Sheffert, founder of Giving Artfully and Giving Artfully Kids

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In the Toy Aisle of Target

In the Toy Aisle of Target

by Carrie Southworth, co-founder

“Mommy I NEED that Dora the Explorer bubble wand!”

Of course you do. Of course you need that bubble wand RIGHT. NOW.

It takes all my restraint not to launch into a lecture on privilege right there in the toy aisle of Target. A lecture on how lucky my 5-year-old daughter is and how there’s children starving in Africa, who don’t need bubble wands. They need food and healthcare and shelter.

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Let's Write Zech a New Birthday Story

Let's Write Zech a New Birthday Story

by Sara Garrity, MSW

We determine our personal narrative with every new decision we make.

That’s an easy sentence to write, but a hard one to remember when no one shows up for your child’s birthday party.

Sandy and Nick Himsl, the parents of Zechariah (Zech) Himsl, a 10-year-old boy with autism, were featured in an article by the Flathead Beacon

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