What we’ve been up to (and a sneak peek at my new ebook!)

BB Page HeaderIf you’re a regular reader here at The Happiest Home, you’ve probably noticed that new posts have been a little scarce recently. Where have we been? Well, Sarah and I have both had our heads down working hard on our new ebook, Beyond Baby: A week-by-week guide to creating a life you love when your kids aren’t so littlewhich launches May 1. That’s one week from tomorrow! 

Needless to say, our lives have been a little hectic! While I’ve been madly writing and editing, Sarah has done all the layout and created the cover design above and all the artwork related to the book. Isn’t it gorgeous?

Now that we’re in the final stretch we wanted to give you a little information about the book, which I am going to cut and paste right from the sales page, because omg I finally finished the last section and I just can’t write anymore.

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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?)

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 will be available as a PDF download to anyone who buys the book! Beyond Baby will be available beginning May 1, 2014 (one week from tomorrow!) You’ll be able to download it here or purchase it on Amazon.com and BN.com. 

Want to know more?

Check out the official Beyond Baby page for more quotes, testimonials, and information about the book! And stay tuned – we will be posting more about the book when it’s ready to go, and tomorrow’s episode of The Home Hour Podcast will feature a conversation between Sarah and I giving more details about the book’s audience and content. As the book gets closer to launching we’ll also give you more information about how you can get involved and help spread the word.

We’ve been working really hard and are so proud and excited to share this book with you soon! Thanks for all the support – and I’d be honored if you decided to purchase a copy (or two!) of Beyond Baby. I just know it’s going to help a lot of women create rich, full lives as they move out of the “baby” stage and embrace what’s next.

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