Once There Was a Mom

by Emily Watts, Destin Cox

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"Mom" was the biggest word in her world.

It made her want to dance, and it made her want to hide.

And on some nights, when the house was dark and still and the moon peeked through the window, it made her wonder.

For every mom who has ever wondered if all the little things she does in a day make a difference, Once There Was a Mom offers hope and encouragement. Take it from someone who, like you, has read story after story, sung lullaby after lullaby, and even taken the batteries out of the toys once in a while! The truth is, little things are much more important than we may think. With contemporary, stylized illustration by artist Destin Cox, this charming gift book will bring a smile to the face of mothers of any age.

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Size 7.25 x 6
PublishedDeseret Book 2017

About the Authors

Emily Watts

Emily Watts is the joyful mother of five children and grandmother of ten (so far). Her lifelong fascination with words led her to a career in editing. She has worked for more than thirty-five years in the publishing department at Deseret Book Company, working from home part-time for many of those years so she could be with her family. She is now executive editor at Deseret Book as well as a favorite Time Out for Women speaker and the author of several books, including The Slow-Ripening Fruits of Mothering and I Hate It When Exercise Is the Answer: A Fitness Program for the Soul. Emily and her husband, Larry, live in Taylorsville, Utah

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Destin Cox

Destin Cox is a new dad excited for the day his daughter can hold a pencil so they can draw pictures together. His childhood focus on doodling in the margins rather than doing the homework on the page eventually landed him a career in design and illustration. He is currently a creative director for an ad agency. Destin grew up in Delaware, of all places, and loves his cheesesteaks and his Eagles. He now lives in Salt Lake City with his wonderful wife, Tracy, and their daughter, Prudence

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The Perfect Message for all Moms
By , Submitted on 2017-04-01

I just picked up five copies of this book (and am going to have to go get more). It is a gem. I knew I would love it from what a friend had told me about it, but I did not know how magical and powerful it would be until today when I read it for the first time. It is cleaver and funny and HONEST, but also full of profound wisdom--especially the last page. That is what took the book (and me) to another level. That is the message I want to give all the moms in my life. That is the vision I want my daughters and daughters-in-law to keep in mind. It will get them through all the day-to-day bits and pieces. This is a great book. I loved it.

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