This baby e-book has been, well, my baby.
If I could compare it to an actual pregnancy, I'd say that the idea is fun, the work is hard, and the end result is the very best part. The most difficult, painful, back-breaking part is the final week, to be honest. This past week has involved too much time at the computer putting all the finishing pieces together, last minute meals for the family thrown together without much thought or nutrition put into it, and everybody leaving the room so that mom can concentrate (moms, sound familiar?).
Along the way, though, I have had incredible support. First, from my husband, who has acted as my soundboard every step of the way, and who has given me generous feedback on my ideas, recipes and inventions... all of them. Then I had amazing people on my Facebook page who told me what they'd like to see in a book like this, readers who emailed me with suggestions and questions about recipes I had already posted, my graphic designer who once again did magic with turning my photos into a luscious cover, and a generous group of ladies who gave up time to edit the e-book. I can't forget to mention my 20 month old, who decided that summertime fruit provided plenty of opportunity to put the diaper rash cream into good use. This ebook is for the babies like her, and their moms, who will find out first hand how easy is it to make quality skin care products for the baby in the house.
Here's a peek at the final week: