I grew up the middle child, when my Mom was pregnant with my youngest brother, I never actually knew about it until he was saw him for the first time. It was the 70s so Pinoy parents kept their kids in the dark about reproduction. We were never asked if we wanted another addition to the family.
So there I was the baby, the bunso, the bam everything changed. I became a middle child.
I really felt insecure during that time because my Mom was always so tired and never had any time for me. Fast forward to the present, I have a baby girl of my own and expecting another child. I decided that I would have my daughter Raffy know right off that she was going to be a big sister, I dunno if understood it at the time since she was barely 3 years old at the time.
This is one reason why I am so happy that bestselling Author and Inspirational Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag will launch her first children’s book Mommy Loves You Just the Same on May 19, 2016.
It tells the heartwarming story of how an expectant mother assured her son of her unchanging love — during her pregnancy and after she gave birth to her new baby. It also shows how this mother’s assuring love inspired and enabled the little boy to become a loving and responsible big brother.
The author’s two older children inspired her to write the book while she was pregnant with her third child.
“Teresa’s first children’s book is a truly heartwarming read. Told in simple but meaningful words, the story of a mother’s unconditional love for both her children is especially great for preparing kids to ‘welcome’ their younger siblings,” says Editor-in-Chief of Mustard Magazine (an educational magazine for kids) Tina Santiago Rodriguez, who is also a media missionary at TrulyRichandBlessed.com, a writer for Philstar.com and Smart Parenting Online and a mother of four.
“The illustrations help add to the ‘comforting’ feeling one gets when reading the story — my favorite is the one of Mommy tandem nursing her kids,” adds Santiago Rodriguez.
Illustrated by Jia Rubio-Monserrat, the book also comes with coloring pages to reinforce the message and lessons that children learn from the book.
A highly recommended book for Moms and their beasties… get your copies now, perfect for you and or your loved one who is having their own babies.
Those who will buy a copy of Mommy Loves You Just the Same get free access to the printable coloring pages. The eBook can be purchased online through Hands-On ParentwhileEarning.com’s online shop, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the following Facebook Pages: Full Life Cube, Hands-On Parent while Earning or BREASTFEEDING: A Journey Worth Taking. Please like any of these pages to get updates on the virtual launch and the promos related to it.
The virtual book launch is organized by Full Life Cube Publishing and Events Services. It is also supported by Mom and Milly Educational Toys, My Little Ikbi, Moringana by Organics Asia, Gymboree, Zalor Maternal Care Massage Services and Halo Philippines.
Until next time!