Here’s the press release for When You Lived in My Belly, available for presale now and out August 6, 2019:

Popular Parenting Writer Publishes When You Lived in My Belly

Mothers of curious youngsters will be delighted to hear of author Jodi Meltzer Darter’s new children’s picture book just for them. When You Lived in my Belly centers on teaching young children about pregnancy, so that they can better understand what the nine months leading up to their entry into the world entailed. The book turns otherwise difficult material into a fun storytelling experience with whimsical rhyming patterns and colorful illustrations.

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. Each page is broken up by month, and told from the perspective of both baby and mom. Darter shares personal experiences with pregnancy that all moms can relate to, from early cravings to the baby’s first movements to kissing her newborn, alongside the corresponding developmental milestones reached in utero. The book is a keepsake treasure that fosters meaningful conversations between mothers and children, with a page for moms to pen a note to their child about their individual pregnancy journey.

A mom of one and bonus mom to two, Jodi is well-aware of what the beautiful chaos of parenting looks like. Based out of a Boston suburb, Jodi is an accomplished blogger and writer who lives with her beloved husband, kids, and rescue dog. She has numerous writing credits in The Huffington Post, The Stir, The Mighty, and Scary Mommy. Before motherhood, she worked as an award-winning television anchor and reporter.

Jodi can also be found on her blogs, jodidarter.com and mommydish.net, where she shares funny anecdotes about mommy life, from her son’s suspicions of her role as the Tooth Fairy to her thoughts on why the term “blending families” does not work.

To set up an interview, reading, signing, or for information regarding When You Lied in My Belly please contact Anna-Marie Collins at annamarie@mascotbooks.com.

When You Lived in My Belly is registered with the American Wholesale Book Company, Baker & Taylor, Follett Library Resources, and Ingram, and available online with the following retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, and Mascot Books.