Picture books &Coloring/Activity Books
President for a Day
What is it like to be the President of the United States? Hmmmmm. Imagine being the president for one day. You have calls to make and meetings to take. Imagine visiting schools. Wouldn’t that be cool? Being the president can be hard, but it can also be very exciting.
Coloring & activity books
that help affirm the inner and outer beauty of young girls and encourage their imagination so that they can grow up with confidence.
In this episode, you’ll also hear:
Laurel’s childhood struggle with low self-esteem, and her mission to reach young girls who struggle the same way she once did
How to start having conversations with the young girls in your life, to help them with their confidence
How the impact of her low self-worth led to self-harm in the form of an eating disorder
Laurel’s advice on taking action, even when you feel like your writing isn’t good enough
The Shameless Mom Podcast
Hi there! I'm Laurel and I am the owner and creator of Happy Island Press, a publisher that helps fill the diversity gap with coloring/activity books for children of color. Some of my work has been featured in Highlights for Children magazine, and award-winning apps like Farfaria.com and Readabilitytutor.com.
HOW DID I GET HERE?
A vacation to the islands turned into an unexpected romance when I met and fell in love with my now husband. After two years in a long-distance relationship, I moved to the Bahamas permanently and continued my writing.
Today, I still call the Bahamas home and enjoy the laid-back island life with my husband, three children and two dogs. I started Happy Island Press because I want young black girls to realize their true beauty, inside and out, and the earlier the better.
Why These coloring/Activity books?
Why These Coloring Books Are A Great Self-Esteem Booster For Young Girls
Empowers young girls
Dares young girls to see herself as anything she wants to be
Simple rhyming affirmations that younger girls can read
Helps young girls think outside-the-box
Promotes having a positive attitude
Bonus: Fun, easy recipes that older girls can prepare by themselves, or younger girls can prepare with an adult. Activities include mazes, dot-to-dots, crossword puzzles, and word searches. This wonderfully creative coloring/activity book is all about GIRL POWER! It shows girls that they can do, have or be anything and imagining helps to paint that picture of self-confidence. The positive affirmations help build your child’s self-esteem and will push her to dream big.