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Beyond Baby: A Week-By-Week Guide To Creating
A Life You Love When Your Kids Aren’t So Little

is now available for just $7.99!

Beyond Baby is available instantly via Amazon for Kindle. After you complete your purchase, visit for your FREE downloadable workbook!

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Click the links below to check out a sample chapter of Beyond Baby:

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Beyond Baby is a book for moms who are ready for something more.

Maybe this sounds like you? Or maybe you’re not sure. Some of the moms whose stories are featured in the book describe themselves like this:

  • My youngest child just started school and all of a sudden I have more time on my hands.
  • It’s been so long since I had a hobby or a creative passion that was all my own – I want that feeling back again.
  • I’m starting to “see the light” at the end of the intense baby years, but I can’t quite tell what it’s shining on.
  • My kids are getting more independent and I’m ready to focus on myself again.
  • I’m thinking about getting back into the workforce, starting a business of my own, or volunteering my time in a more meaningful way – but I don’t know where to start.

Beyond Baby is a guided 40-week journey that works its way from the outside in.

The book takes you on a 40-week journey to creating a life you love when your kids aren’t so little. Each week focuses on a specific area of mom’s life – home, marriage, relationships, style, self-care, creativity, health, etc. – and includes an inspirational story AND a practical challenge designed to get you making real progress (yes, baby steps count!) toward your Beyond Baby life.

(Also, 40 weeks – like a pregnancy, get it?)

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Beyond Baby is a community.

This book began as an email course and online community launched in 2013, and has grown into a community of several hundred women all experiencing this journey around the same time.

Following the publication of this book I will continue to use as a gathering place to discuss and engage with Beyond Baby readers – I have plans for new ways for us to engage and interact, including live chats or webinars, guided book club discussions, mom mentoring programs, and more.

Beyond Baby is an electronic book with a pen-and-paper resource.

We know many moms read on the go – whether it’s a Kindle at the kitchen counter or a smartphone in the school pickup line. So Beyond Baby itself is available either in a PDF download or in a Kindle version from Amazon. But because the process of self-discovery so often demands some real, tangible, pen-to-paper journaling, we’ve created a special downloadable/printable Workbook to guide you through the weekly exercises.

The Workbook is FREE (yay!) and directions for downloading it will be right in the book.

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about the author

Meagan Francis is a mom of five, an author of books, and a champion of parents who want to create a life they love while raising great families. After writing professionally for national magazines for several years, Meagan created The Happiest Mom, an online space for moms seeking happiness and fulfillment, and in 2011 authored The Happiest Mom: 10 Secrets to Enjoying Motherhood in partnership with Parenting magazine.

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Meagan and her “baby,” five-year-old Clara

In 2013 The Happiest Mom became The Happiest Home, a multimedia resource for parents who want to learn “the art of sane and satisfying family life,” where Meagan and her contributors share simple tips and inspiration on motherhood, parenting, meal planning, work and hobbies, and homemaking. The site also features The Home Hour, a weekly podcast where Meagan interviews other bloggers, authors, and interesting people on topics relating to home and family life.

Meagan lives in southwest Michigan with her husband, four sons ages 8-16, and daughter, 5. For more about Meagan and her writing, or to find out about her online classes, coaching programs, and speaking engagements visit


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