In December of 2013 Ben and I decided to write a book. I had outlined the idea a couple of months before but then let it drift as life took over. I was teaching at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, seeing patients in my private practice and doing contract work, so I was pregnant and busy! But in December, something shifted. Both Ben and I love to write, and I was already making and freezing food for when Teo arrived, so we decided to write it all down. In fact, we got the bulk of the book researched and written before Teo's arrival, and then it took several more months of working with recipe testers, tweaking timelines, reshooting photos, and generally rewriting draft after draft before we could even start the process of self-publishing.
And oh, what a process! Ben gets all the credit for getting this book from google doc form into something you can purchase and read. He's a full-time teacher, so he was only able to troubleshoot the thousand little problems in fits and starts, and I think we spent every day of his winter vacation and spring break thinking we were going to publish, only to discover another issue that needed to be addressed. This book would not be here without him!
And so, without further ado, I give you Before Baby, available as an ebook through Amazon. Read it on your honest-to-goodness Kindle or on any of the Kindle apps for your tablet or phone! You can even give it as a gift through Amazon (click "Give as a Gift" right below where you normally purchase it).
So, who should read this book? Anyone expecting a child, or supporting someone expecting a child. Future grandparents could use this book to stock the freezer for their children, or friends could each make a dish for the expectant family. Before Baby makes a fantastic baby shower gift. And if you aren't expecting a child but like to cook meals to freeze ahead, just ignore the references to pregnancy and breastfeeding and skip right to enjoying our delicious and nutritious recipes!
We are so excited to share this book with you.