Elizabeth Hough

I am a mom to 4 beautiful children. I am a independent consultant with Thirty-One Gifts, and some may refer to me as "that crazy bag lady" We live about a hour outside of Pittsburgh, and finally are at a stage where everyone sleeps through the night and after 7 years are almost done with diapers!

Back to School Blues

As soon as summer break starts approaching, I start to get a little nervous. Maintaining a house, 3 meals a day, working my business, AND entertaining 4 kids ages 6 and under all day...

The Loyal One

One of the things I have really struggled with this summer is having a good group of mom friends. It’s a game changer when you have children with special needs, or if you have...

Family Fun Activity: Just Ducky Tours

As a mom with small children, I am always looking for fun things to do with my kids that provide an educational component. One thing that we love to do is the Just Ducky...

Reflections of a Summer Solstice

As a little girl, my grandmother would always tell me that the first day of summer was her favorite day of the year. Coincidentally, it is also summer solstice. Summer solstice occurs when the...


A year ago, I was racking my brain trying to figure out how I was going to help my newly graduated Kindergartner. We didn’t officially have an ASD diagnoses, but we knew some things...


My middle two kids attend a preschool which is located inside a local middle school. When I was picking them up, I saw two police vehicles pull on the other side of the street,...

That ‘A’ Word

We need to talk about the “A” word.  I’m not talking about the three letter “A” word.  I’m talking about Autism. I’m talking about the neurological and developmental disorder that can rock your world....

Motherhood Marathon

Back when I was a perfect parent, you know before I actually had kids, I enjoyed running. I even took the 8am Phys Ed class in college because it was therapeutic. No finagling joggers,...

Opinion Not Wanted

There are a lot of “unknowns” that come with the motherhood territory.  I read a plethora of books, babysat many children before having my own, and took numerous First Aid & CPR classes. Many...