When You Lived in My Belly
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A delightful month-by-month storytelling of pregnancy, When You Lived in My Belly gives children a glimpse into a past they can’t remember, and takes moms back to a time they will never forget.

"A reassuring book with kid-friendly explanations that celebrate the maternal bond . . . a gentle, sweet introduction to the basics of fetal development and what pregnancy is like." — Kirkus Reviews

"Very highly recommended." — Midwest Book Review

"I have to say that the book is PERFECT. I enjoyed the cadence of the sentences, the choice of words, and how every stage of the pregnancy is so well described and yet so easy to understand.” — MuggleNet

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About Jodi

Jodi is an accomplished writer based out of a Boston suburb you’ve never heard of. She is the author of the children’s book When You Lived in My Belly and has numerous writing credits in The Huffington Post, The Stir, The Mighty, Scary Mommy, Swaay, and Motherly...

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