Not all families look the same. And yet, in children’s literature families are illustrated relatively rarely with diversity in mind. ...
A baby book for preemies
Eric and Kristin Moan know a thing or two about premature babies and life in the NICU. Their twin daughters were born at 24 weeks, weighing 1 pound, 3 ounces and 1 pound, 7 ounces.
Though their girls are now 4 years old and thriving, the Moans, who live north of the Twin Cities, remember struggling to navigate the NICU while also trying to celebrate the many unique rites of passage their daughters reached as they not only survived, but also grew and matured.
So the Moans created My Preemie Baby Book, a darling 200-page keepsake for parents, adorably illustrated by Megan Kampa of Minneapolis. It includes a heartfelt letter from the Moans, inspirational quotes, a guest book, brilliant advice, journaling pages and milestone trackers — all preemie focused and NICU practical.
As the Moans say on their website: “While each NICU journey is different, there are milestones we ALL wait for, moments to look forward to, and experiences others just cannot understand. This book is a place for all of that and more! You may think you won’t want to remember this journey, but one day you will.”
Learn more about the book ($24.95) — and the Moans’ other beloved preemie program, The Potato Head Project — at mypreemiebabybook.com.
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