Each year the AP Month team asks a graphic designer to render a logo and banner design to illustrate our theme.  Alice Stevens rendered our design this year to help us celebrate Nurturing Peace for World Harmony.

Alice is a freelance Graphic Designer from Christchurch New Zealand with a background in visual communication focused on photography and illustration. Alice is passionate about purpose driven design and loves to help others to bring their ideas to life. In her spare time Alice loves home renovation shows, taking photos, and DIYing all things.

Learn more about Alice at www.ellasdesignsnz.com

Read about our past designers here.


2016 AP Month Theme: Nurturing Peace for World Harmony

May 18, 2016

Testing, testing……..(is this thing on????) Welcome AP Month – backstage!  We’re preparing for 2016 AP Month and focusing on the ways that parents can Nurture Peace for World Harmony. How do we thrive  – and help our children thrive – in such negative and violent times? Relentlessly blaring headlines are enough to drive us into hiding, but that’s […]

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2015 Photo Event

July 10, 2015

Our most popular AP Month activity is back! Celebrating our theme of Parental Presence: Birthing Families, Strengthening Society this year, we’re asking to see your photos!! . Guidelines to submit your photos for consideration: Send your photos to to  APMcontests@gmail.com Email subject should read “2015 APM photo event” Include your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and […]

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May you feel cherished on this last day of AP Month

October 31, 2014

Just as children are absolutely dependent on their parents for sustenance, so in all hut the most primitive communities, are parents, especially their mothers, dependent on a greater society for economic provision. If a community values its children it must cherish their parents. Bowlby, J. (1951). Maternal care and mental health. World Health Organization Monograph(Serial No. 2). It […]

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Friends are cherished

October 28, 2014

Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams. – Henry David Thoreau It’s so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that’s what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower Is to bloom. – Alice Walker   Just […]

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What makes a “favorable environment?”

October 26, 2014

Hello world!

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API Cherishes Parents

October 25, 2014

API works to turn the parenting puzzle around. We believe in parents.  We believe that every parent deserves free access to complete information about parenting and childhood.  It need not be overwhelming, just complete and accurate.  And leave the blame behind. Moreover, we believe that information is not enough.  Information oozes from every device and drowns us these […]

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