Summer is the perfect time to build up your bookshelf. It is also the time when we moms really star t taking pictures of those precious summer memories. Or, if you’re like me, you’re taking pictures all day long. Whether you’re an avid scrapbook-er, home video maker, social media influencer, etc. I bet you’re taking as many pictures of your kids as possible because, well, that’s our generation. But how many times are you in front of that camera? Better yet, how many times have you been fully present in the fun that’s happening in front of that camera? I asked myself these same questions recently and then coincidentally found this Children’s book.
This is a children’s book written and illustrated by Corine Dehghanpisheh that walks through a typical day with Baby, Mommy, and the Smartphone. She has written a clever, sing-song story that kids can follow along with and even relate to. The pictures are vibrant and accurate, perfect to keep your little one’s attention.
How I relate to #BabyLove
The story she tells is basically my life. I am home all day with my kids and I am constantly on my phone for several reasons:
1- Work. There are only so many minutes in the day so I have to multitask to pay the bills. The second I sit down at a computer my children go berzerk… so phone it is!
2- Pictures. Not only am I documenting their activities for my Blog, but I’m documenting our day to share with their dad. He’s gone most of the week and when he gets home late at night I am way too tired to tell him what all we did, much less remember it all. If it weren’t for the chronological picture library I really wouldn’t know what happened 8 hours ago.
3- Videos. Our family lives hours away and I want them to share in my boys’ lives so I send them funny videos.
Why you should read it with your kids
The message my kids get when they read this Children’s book is that they’re normal. They see a kid wanting to pick up Mommy’s phone and play with the “precious device she is obsessed with” is a common kid desire. The book also helps them to understand, just a little bit, of why Mommy is using her phone all day to take pictures of how awesome they are, obviously. In the book, Mommy catches her son playing with her Phone and has the opportunity to sit down with him and show him that she’s been documenting his play and that’s why she “doesn’t play with” him. Which we as moms know all too well, however…
The Most Important Message
The point is, regardless of why you’re on your phone all day, which believe me I know is important, are you actually missing more than you’re catching? And by catching I mean taking pictures of. Yes, I’m there, clicking away and recording their activities, progress, talents, and humor for the world to see, but am I really participating in it? At some point, you’ve taken enough pictures and it’s time to put down the phone and pick up a Lego.
Snag your copy of #BabyLove: My Toddler Life today!
About the Author
Corine’s inspirations for writing and illustrating come from everyday life. When she is not busy being creative, she is most likely having fun taking pictures of her family.
Corine is a Mom’s Choice Awards® Silver Recipient and a Next Generation Indie Author Finalist for her debut children’s book Can We Play Again?. Her inspiration for this book came from her work as a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in NYC. She is also the author of Buddy’s Dream.
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