Eleanor Alspaugh is currently an author and part-time photographer. Raised in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, she graduated from Shippensburg University and has been a long-time resident of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where she resides with her husband Stephen and family. Formerly an Assistant Vice President, she somehow found time to capture in writing some of the antics of raising her three kids and experiencing life as a working wife and mother. The award-winning book called The Mommy-Go-Round is the result and is a humorous and heartwarming account of motherhood, childhood and everything in between. Eleanor most recently published a children’s book called When D is For Deployed. Readers’ Favorite review also awarded this book a perfect 5-star rating! Eleanor has also written a soon to be published book called The Heart of a Soldier which is centered primarily around her Father’s World War 2 experiences as a soldier as written in his letters home to her mother. The letters share his life as a soldier as well as his love for her mother and their hopes for a future together. The book also includes Eleanor’s reflective thoughts and feelings and touches on select events occurring during the war as well as what his outfit, The Sixth Armored Division, also known as the Super Sixth, was experiencing as the letters were being written. Eleanor looks forward to spending more time writing a sequel to The Mommy-Go-Round once The Heart of a Soldier is published.
The MoMmY-Go-RoUnD -- Winner of the 2016 Pacific Book Award for Best Parenting – Family Book and the 2016 Readers' Favorite Bronze Medal Winner in the Non-Fiction - Parenting category! The MoMmY-Go-RoUnD is a heartwarming and humorous book which breaks the Motherhood Code of Silence with A Tell ALL series of essays on Motherhood, Childhood and EVERYTHING in between. It brings humor and love together while honestly sharing the often UNSPOKEN experiences in raising children and the CrAzY balancing act and understanding heart it requires! It’s guaranteed to make you laugh and shed a few tears! You will definitely realize YOU ARE NOT ALONE AND IT IS ALL NORMAL!! The MoMmY-Go-RoUnD leaks the secrets from the “Motherhood Code of Silence” sharing truths that even your own Mother won’t prepare you for – until it’s too late and she already has her grandchild or 3! Prepare to read true confessions from the author’s own childhood and relationship with her Mother as well as the author’s "payback" role as a CrAzY working mother of 3! And just in case you weren’t aware --- it freely warns you of a Dreaded Parental Curse that may come back to haunt YOU too!! Don't hesitate a moment longer! Filled with laughs, heartaches, and the joys of parenthood, you’ll be encouraged to embrace the MOM-Life experience completely with all the phases and craziness you’ll experience from infant to teen and even the fun and help of siblings! And let’s not forget Dad’s role, there’s plenty of humor when he takes charge!! Don't hesitate a moment longer! Grab a Ring on The MoMmY-Go-RoUnD and prepare for the ride of your life!!
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When D is For Deployed
The letter D takes on a whole new meaning when a small child’s parent is deployed. Follow this young military family as they experience their first separation due to deployment and learn first-hand the concerns a deployment brings, especially to a child. Watch as love finds a way to hold them close together even when living a world apart. Follow their time apart and allow When D is For Deployed to come full circle touching your heart as this family is finally reunited.
When D is For Deployed received a perfect 5 Star Review rating from Readers' Favorite. The review cited this colorful book to be a touching look at military family life but also concluded that "Not only will military children appreciate the sentiments in this story, but nonmilitary children will also learn what it’s like to have an absent parent for long periods of time. Beautiful and heartwarming story." A portion of the sale proceeds will be donated to the Gary Sinise Foundation, "a veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, services and events for wounded veterans of the military," "military families on a case-by-case basis" and financially supports deployments and more.