THE JOURNEY TO MOTHERHOOD
In this heartfelt poem from blogger and Instagram sensation Sarah Molitor, the creative force behind @modernfarmhousefamily, readers get a glimpse into the journey a mother takes during pregnancy.
Inspired by her own pregnancy and filled with humor, I Grew With You vividly illustrates the growing bond between mother and child. Twelve beautiful, month-by-month scenes capture the beauty of childbearing and the miracle of life – from conception to baby's first day at home. Molitor helps show children that, during pregnancy, not only does the baby grow, but the mother grows, as well – emotionally, spiritually, and of course, physically.
Rich in diversity, I Grew With You showcases women of all ethnicities, shapes, and sizes as they share in the unifying experience that is pregnancy. Children will be able to read about the sweet, exciting, funny, and take-your-breath-away moments that their own mothers felt while bringing them into the world.
I Grew With You is a warm, heartfelt lullaby that reminds the mother and child of the precious road they traveled to meet each other, leaving both with a deepened sense of love and bonding.
ABOUT SARAH MOLITOR
Sarah Molitor is most notably known as "mommy" to her six boys. Her role as wife and mother has shaped her more than any other title she has acquired. Along with raising her children, she also homeschools them full-time. Before starting a family, Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Linfield University. As a registered nurse, her passion was and still is helping others. Although no longer working as a nurse, Sarah has translated that passion into a different avenue – social media.
She is the creative force behind @modernfarmhousefamily, where she encourages, challenges, and inspires her community of more than 250K followers on a daily basis. For fun, Sarah considers herself a candy connoisseur, self-taught photographer, very amateur baker and, if given spare time, usually reads children's books to her kids with her entertaining voice impressions. Sarah lives with her husband Tim and their growing family in Washington. I Grew With You is her first book.
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As a new mom, I was honored to receive an advanced reader copy of "I Grew With You." And it is incredible!! Sarah Molitor is a wonderful writer who was able to capture the joys and humor of being pregnant in such a beautiful lullaby. I laughed so hard at parts and recalled how I felt the same at others. It is the perfect book for all moms (both new and experienced!) and for children especially if they have questions about pregnancy. So far my daughter loves listening to this book and I am planning on reading it to her for many years to come. Thank you for such an amazing book!
What a sweet surprise! I was fortunate to receive an advanced reader copy and it is already a new family favorite! I love that I can identify with every page, as the mother and baby grow together and the sweet struggles that accompany those 9 months, it is a tear-jerker! My 2 year old asks for this book by name every night and I find that the beautiful illustrations actually seem to have a calming effect on her. This is a must have for every nursery, just don't forget the tissues!
I was honored to read an advanced reader copy of I Grew With You. As a recent new mom of a little boy, I Grew With You was such a heartfelt read. I related to the book in so many ways. As I read the lullaby it brought back a lot of those exciting, nervous feelings of being a new mom and also it reminded me of what a beautiful journey a mom and baby take. The ever growing bond between mother and child is beautifully showcased in this book. I would highly recommend this as a gift or personal purchase for any mother.
I had such a fun time reading this book with my daughter and answering the questions it raised. She asked me all about when I was pregnant with her, and then about my second pregnancy with her little brother. I really appreciate the diverse representation in the book, because one favorite moment was when my daughter said, "Wow Mama, she looks like you!" It definitely helped her to understand the special connection that we mothers have with our children, and brought us a little closer to each other. She asked to read it again right away, and the second time noticed that this book is on the bookshelf in the nursery artwork. She couldn't stop laughing, saying "the book is in the book!" This will definitely be a staple in future baby shower gifts. Thank you for the advance copy!