Tuesday, February 2, 2021

MOMMY'S OVEN by Brandi Pearce

 Mommy's Oven by Brandi Pearce

Book Details:

Book Title:  Mommy's Oven by Brandi Pearce
Category:  Children's Non-Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
Genre:  Children's Non-Fiction Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:   Feb 2021
Format available for review:  print (USA), ebook (PDF)
Tour dates: Feb 2 to Feb 15, 2021
Content Rating:  G for everyone. Suitable for all ages,
Book Description:

In this true story, young August learns about how he will get a new little brother. He learns of how his little brother will grow in someone else's tummy, not his mommy's. Will he look like Augie? Will he grow for too long? Will Augie get to take his little brother home once he is born? Join August on this new, exciting adventure of getting a new little brother in a very unique way. If you are looking for a way to help your children understand that families can be created in many different ways, this is a story to keep on your bookshelf!
Meet the Author:

Having battled Crohn’s Disease for most of her life and after undergoing 82 abdominal surgeries, Brandi Pearce knew she wouldn’t be able to carry children of her own. After a successful surrogacy resulted in her son, August, years later, she wondered how to explain to August that he was getting a new brother who was growing in someone else’s belly. That’s when Mommy’s Oven, Pearce’s debut children’s, book was born. Pearce wants other parents to be able to teach their own children that every family creation is unique and special. She hopes to inspire hope in overcoming adversity, as well as true miracles with this book.

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Are there other books like Mommy’s Oven? The exciting, driving force behind writing Mommy’s Oven
was that no matter how hard we looked, we have yet to find another story out there like it, another
story with the same purpose of teaching children about surrogacy.
What led to the story? After being in the hospital for 6 years fighting Crohn’s disease, and sometimes
only surviving through the strength of others, I knew this process would be no different. We would need
the support of those around us to handle the ups and downs of the surrogate process. What I didn't
know, was how much our journey would help others. As our story began to unfold to our friends and
family on social media, I began to have women reach out and share their own stories. Their heartaches,
their triumphs, their questions, their gratitude for me being willing to open-up and encourage 
acceptance and understanding. I wasn't just having an impact on each of them, they were having an
impact on me. There is so much unspoken about the world of infertility because it is hard to be
vulnerable, it is hard to face pain publicly. Knowing that there are others who have been through it, or
who are going through it right along with you, doesn’t necessarily make it easier, but it does give you a
sense of comfort and understanding.
What would I say to others? People always say, “I could never be that strong, I could never make it
through all of the things you have been through”. When you are faced with the reality that this is the
hand you’ve been dealt, what else can you do? You have got to put your faith in Christ and accept
strength and support from others. You then put on your big girl panties and get to work. You find the
support systems, you find the resources, you accept the fact that it is going to be painful and it is going
to be hard…and then you keep going.
How did Mommy’s Oven Come About? When we started our second journey of surrogacy, I faced a
new challenge. How do you explain to a very observant, inquisitive 3 year old, why we are having a baby
but someone else is carrying it? How do you help him understand that the baby really is going to be part
of our family? When we came up with this story, he not only loved it, but thought that it was so neat
that he was the main character. That is when Mommy’s Oven became not just a story, but a tool in
helping our son understand this exciting journey we were on as a family. After we told him the story, I
realized we are probably not the first parents to go through introducing our child to a new sibling that
didn't come from mommy's tummy. I was right!
About future endeavors? This book has meant so much to me and my family and led me to a world of
writing that I had no idea I loved so much! There may soon be a series called The Adventures of Augie
and Ollie that helps kids comprehend difficult life struggles in positive way. I am also working on an
inspirational personal story of my life-long battle with Crohn’s disease.
My Review
MOMMY'S OVEN by Brandi Pearce was an informative children's book that is great for children about the become a big brother or big sister. The books was both cute and educational, yet the author did a great job with keeping the content and word choice appropriate for children!

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