I Grew With You
In this heart-felt poem, readers get a glimpse into the journey a mother takes during pregnancy. Filled with humor and beautiful illustrations, I Grew With You shows that not only the baby grows during pregnancy but the mother also grows emotionally, spiritually and of course, physically. But above all the bond between mother and child grows, month over month.
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.
Meet Sarah Molitor
Sarah Molitor is most notably known as “mommy” to her five (soon to be 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. Prior to 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 over 218K 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 chooses to read children’s books to her kids while keeping them entertained with her 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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A Lullaby for the Joyful Journey of Pregnancy
Whether a new mom or grandmother, this poem recalls all the milestones in growing a little bundle of joy in you. I Grew With You features moms of all shapes, sizes and ethnicities showing that the miracle of child-bearing is common to all women. Each spread showcases a new month of the nine-month journey to child birth and shines a light on the changes a mother's body and soul undergo along the way.
What is the Message of this Book?
While perfect for mothers, this poem is also great way for children to understand the journey of pregnancy and the excitement surrounding it. Together mother and older siblings can learn the beauty of patiently waiting for their little sibling to be born and how love continues to grow as a family does. The virtue of love is prominently displayed as all love is rooted in sacrifice. The virtue of humility is greatly shown as well for the author admits and celebrates her own growth through the pregnancy.
A Picture Book Perfect for Bedtime
Heartwarming, Sweet and Joyous
A Perfect Gift for New Moms and Grandmoms
I hope readers are moved by the fact that all women experience and show pregnancy differently, yet still go through the same process that brings children into the world. I Grew With You seeks to celebrate the bond between a mother and a child before birth. I hope to remind the reader of the beauty of the process and show every woman that they are beautiful.
Anastasia Sivura is an illustrator who creates wonderful illustrations where fascinating stories are intertwined with lightness and innocence. The artist works with different materials because she thinks that developing one's skills and trying something new is absolutely important. Besides making beautiful illustrations she is a firm believer in interesting stories and ideas. Anastasia has a lot of projects which she would love to realize. She is based in California and married with two daughters. She has a dog as well. Nature and the ocean are her main sources of inspiration.
You can follow Anastasia on Instagram @ya_glazastik
Our Social Cause
A portion of sales from this book will go our Corporate charity, Project Sweet Peas. Project Sweet Peas is a 501(c)3 national non-profit organization coordinated by volunteers, who through personal experience have become passionate about providing support to families of premature or sick infants and to those who have been affected by pregnancy and infant loss.
Project Sweet Peas acknowledges the importance of parental involvement in caregiving and decision-making in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and seeks to promote family-centered care (FCC) competencies in hospitals nationwide. Care packages, hospital events, peer-to-peer support, financial aid, educational materials, and other Project Sweet Peas services, support the cultural, spiritual, emotional, and financial needs of families as they endure life in the NICU.
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