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Interview with My Mommy’s Water Balloon Author Lisa Darnell

In this video interview with children’s author Lisa Darnell, we talk about her amazing book, My Mommy’s Water Balloon. For moms who are expecting another child, it’s a wonderful book to explain to older children how the baby lives in mommy’s belly until it’s born.

I connected with Lisa on Twitter and she asked me to review her book. I was blown away by the story and illustrations. So was A.J. as you heard in the video. There were days I read My Mommy’s Water Balloon to him 10 times! To give myself a break, I put the book high on a shelf where he couldn’t see it. That’s how much he loved reading about Lisa’s son, Antonio, and the delightful way she explained pregnancy and childbirth to him in the book.

Lisa Darnell, My Mommy's Water Balloon, Children's author, explain pregnancy to children

It took Lisa 15 years from the time she came up with the idea for the book to getting it published. I think that’s an amazing inspiration for moms who are working on a project, book or business and it’s taking longer than you expected. As Lisa explained, it’s important to stay focused on your goals no matter how long it takes.

Enter to win a free hardback copy of My Mommy’s Water Balloon valued at $16.95 by 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, December 5th. A winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this post.

(Congrats Shari Perkins for winning!)

About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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10 comments

  1. First, I have completed all of the steps above (does that get me some extra entries!!!). I have not done much to tell my two year olds about a new baby but I find myself constantly saying “be careful with mommy’s tummy. There’s a baby in there.” By the look on their faces they have no clue what I am talking about. Maybe this book can help out!

  2. Brittany – LOL! Good luck w/ the giveaway and explaining the new baby to your girls.

  3. I started preparing my daughter, now 22mos, for the birth of her brother (due in january 2012) by buying her a doll baby to “take care of”. Lately, as I have been getting bigger, my husband and I constantly remind her theres a baby in there. I constantly draw her attention to babies and tell her that mommys going to have a baby soon.

    *i have completed all the other tasks required for this giveaway*

  4. ive been taking david to all my appointments so he can see the baby on ultrasound and listen to heartbeat! we talk about the baby everyday!

  5. done 🙂 would be great to show to my nephew! Vanessa

  6. DONE 🙂 WOuld be great to show to my nephew!

  7. OH and I haven’t prepared my child for the arrival of OUR baby but I have always talked about her own. She has seen my pregnancy photos and she knows she was in there. I have also showed her pregnant friends and then showed their baby and their now small belly. She is 2.5yr old so it hasn’t been very detailed yet 🙂

  8. I have shown my child my own pregnancy picture and her baby pictures explaining the whole process. I have shown her the big belly on some of my pregnant friends and then their cute little babies and small bellies. She is 2.5yr old so it hasn’t been very detailed yet but she is very curious about everything so I think she would love that book!

  9. I have shown my child my own pregnancy picture and her baby pictures explaining the whole process. I have shown her the big belly on some of my pregnant friends and then their cute little babies and small bellies. She is 2.5yr old so it hasn’t been very detailed yet but she is very curious about everything so I think she owuld love that book!

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