Want to know what my favorite part about writing my book has been?
Hearing the reactions of real-life young moms who have been gracious enough to read and review it.
Because it’s one thing to write the book myself and think it’s helpful and practical advice, but it’s another thing completely to hear that other young moms and women facing unplanned pregnancy can relate to the book and find hope and encouragement in its message.
For instance, I am blown away by the most recent review of Tiny Blue Lines by one of my favorite young mom bloggers, Leah of The Grace Bond. Leah became a young mom while still in her teen years and is now the proud mother of three young kiddos at home as well as a loving birthmother. I love how Leah writes,
“If you are pregnant with a surprise baby, you need to read this book. Oh, what a resource this is! Everything from telling your family, to bonding with your baby, to labor, to trying to plan a wedding while pregnant, this book has encompassed the whole experience with valuable tips and perspectives from Chaunie and other young moms who have been there. It is the book I wish I had in my hands when I was a nervous and guilt ridden 19 year old, pregnant with Savannah. Chaunie is so relatable, you feel like you have a mentor sitting right there with you, sharing a meaningful conversation over coffee (decaf, of course). If you are one of the many young moms who has found herself in an unplanned pregnancy, this book is a geared toward you. It is a much needed guide and source of empowerment you need right now! There will be many who think you can’t do this, there will be people who judge you, but this book is one of hope from moms who have been in your very seat. The underlying message is this: Life is not over, this is just the beginning!”
Anyways, to go along with Leah being awesome she is also awesome enough to host an awesome giveaway for one reader to win a copy of my awesome book (too much? ok, I’m done, I swear) on her blog today!