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Through books and public speaking, author is on a mission to raise self-esteem & support programs focused our children's futures.
Through books and public speaking, author is on a mission to raise self-esteem & support programs focused our children's futures.
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Children's Book "Just Perfect" by Suicide Survivor & Mom

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Photo: Little Nest Portraits Charlotte
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Through a conversational format, this cute ballerina and her mother have a life lesson to share. All too frequently people look at themselves in the mirror and see hippo bellies or flamingo legs. As the daughter questions her unique physical features, her loving mother reminds her daughter that her body is ‘just perfect’ the way it is. Bright colored artwork fills the pages and progressively reveals a lovable main character comprised of different animal body parts. She is the “perfect” ballerina. The word “perfect” is used throughout the book to remind young children that everyone is unique and there is no need to change who they are.

As a teenager, I struggled with various bouts of depression and anxiety, which eventually led to an attempt at taking my life. Through a combination of self-determination and family support, I slowly overcame my emotional difficulties and went on to a successful business career. ​ I believe a life spent making public my triumph over anxiety and depression will have the most positive impact on the next generation. My book, Just Perfect, seeks to help children establish a positive view of themselves in a world that continually highlights flaws. Through both my literary works and public advocacy, I seek to empower the younger generation so fewer kids have the same experience I did.

Mecklenburg County Proclamation, National Suicide Month: Keon Lewis, Kimberly Mohns Roberts, Pat Cotham (At Large, Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners), Amanda Parker
Mecklenburg County Proclamation, National Suicide Month: Keon Lewis, Kimberly Mohns Roberts, Pat Cotham (At Large, Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners), Amanda Parker
Lady Tech Charmers Podcast: # 21 | Just Perfect- Advocating for Girls
Lady Tech Charmers Podcast: # 21 | Just Perfect- Advocating for Girls
                                      

My family has invested in the first small batch printing of Just Perfect. With overwhelmingly positive feedback, we are confident that this book is meant to be shared nationwide. We have decided to turn to Kickstarter to help make this a reality. This will not only pay for printing and my fabulous graphic designer, it will also pay for marketing and distribution outside of our hometown.

The funds will specifically help with the following:

  • Printing hardcover and paperback copies of Just Perfect
  • Design and print complementary coloring books
  • Design a teacher's guide
  • Other products including plush animal and apparel
  • Additional marketing services to increase awareness and distribution
  • Retail distribution: costs associated with bookstore shelf space and shipping
  • Pay my amazing videographer for this Kickstarter
  • Pay my wonderful Graphic Designer
  • Copyrights and Trademarks
  • US Shipping for Kickstarter rewards
  • Kickstarter fees 5-10%
  • Other unforeseen fees to be determined

If we are fortunate enough to surpass our funding goal, we will use the funds to: 

  • Print my next book, Just Super 
  • Expanding speaking engagements throughout the region
                                                                                                                     

With your help, we can build up the next generation and inspire those questioning life today. Pledges large or small, even pledges of $1, can help make a difference. Making a difference one life at a time is success.

 Local Mom Writes Children's Book. Watch full interview here.

From Toddlers to Teenagers: Teaching Kids Self-Love Written by Kimberly Mohns Roberts, Published by Mothermag  

"Self-love is not a trend, nor is it something that individuals won’t have to talk about years from now. The reoccurring theme of building one’s self-esteem has been long studied and discussed, but will likely be a practice that individuals must constantly work at. The journey toward self-love can be a rewarding one, but it can also be incredibly difficult. Someone who knows this journey personally, demonstrates a few simple practices to help parents create healthy environments for their kids to foster a strong sense of self-love." Read the article.

Lady Tech Charmers Episode #21: Advocating for Girls Today 

Growing Positive Body Image in Girls Charlotte author Kimberly Mohns Roberts' book "Just Perfect" helps children develop a positive body image at a young age. Charlotte Parent Magazine

"I can tell you that my view of what’s “just perfect” has changed dramatically over the years, just as it did for Kimberly Mohns Roberts, who wrote the book, Just Perfect,” Dear November Days.

Congratulations! You made it all the way down here! Your reward? A sneak peek of my next book, Just Super.

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Risks and challenges

I'm a working mother of two toddlers; therefore, I'm constantly facing challenges. But at the end of the day, I put my two little girls to sleep, remind them that they are just perfect, and then start working on my projects hoping to make more children feel the same.

Life is full of risks and challenges. I have the drive to overcome them. I am alive today and I know I beat my biggest challenge. This should be a piece of cake ;).

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    From birth, remind them how perfect they are. The newborn gift set includes a signed hardcover of "Just Perfect" and a 3-6 month onesie.

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    The works! Create the ultimate gift with a "Just Perfect" and "Just Super" hardcover, 16 inch "Just Perfect" character plush, "Just Perfect" inspired coloring book, "Just Perfect" hair bow, 1/2 dozen paper rose bouquet (flowers that last a lifetime), and finally a hand written note from author.

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    Interactive author appearance includes 10 hardcovers, plus a craft for 10 children at a reserved location (church, library, or school). Also includes printable teacher's guide. Details about date and location to be discussed. Limited to greater Charlotte area.

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