I’m fortunate to have received a copy of the first draft of, Mommy Loves You Just the Same, the first children’s book from bestselling author and inspiration speaker, Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag. (She’s a breastfeeding advocate too!)
It’s a 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 book is something that I would personally recommend to expectant parents and their children, as it hit close to home.
Cesca, my eldest, did not take the news of having a baby sister happily as you can see from my post above (circa 2012). She cried since she thought she’s no longer our princess once the baby’s out. We tried to assure her that this won’t be the case and that Mamay and Papi’s heart will just grow so 2 princesses can fit in it. It took awhile but she eventually learned to adjust and now loves her sister to bits.
The author, Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag – a mom of 3 boys herself, wrote the book while she was pregnant with her third child.
“I was looking for a book that I can use to repeatedly remind my two older children that I love them just the same even with the coming of their baby brother. Since I could not find one with the exact message, I composed a poem for them instead,” Gumap-as Dumadag shares. “I drew inspiration from the things that my children did during my third pregnancy and what my eldest did for me and his younger brother after my second pregnancy.”
I liked how relatable the book is, the author was able to use simple words that me and my kids would personally use when speaking to each other. The beautiful illustrations also truly captures the messages and lessons that the author wishes to impart.
Let me share with you my favorite page:
The book will be launched on May 19, 2016 and I think this will be a perfect baby shower gift for your expectant mommy friends. Those who will buy a copy of Mommy Love You Just the Same will also get free access to printable coloring pages illustrated by Jia Rubio-Monserrat, that reinforces the lessons children can learn from the book.
The eBook can be purchased online through Hands-OnParentwhileEarning.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. You can also 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.
High resolution photos are also available at their website and upon request.