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A mother's worth is calculated by the deposits of love exchanged between her and her children: Not by examining her bank account.
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* Please note that I am now offering an e-book version of A Mother's Worth with any pledge $10 and up! You'll receive the e-book along with all the other rewards listed on the right.   Thanks for your support!

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A Mother's Worth is an inspirational picture book for all ages written with simple, yet powerful, text and illustrated with heartwarming photographs. It reaffirms that a mother's worth can't be calculated by examining her bank account. Mother's have many jobs to do and their reward is in the form of love, not money.

The images used to illustrate the book promote racial diversity. Since breastfeeding is a natural part of motherhood one image depicts a child at the breast.

I would like it if mother's were able to adhere a picture of their own children on the last page of the book that states, "The smiling faces of her children are a mother's greatest treasures."

Written feedback I have received from mothers who have read the book:

The book is fantastic! Heartwarming, uplifting, encouraging... I could see Hallmark promoting this.... It's the perfect all-occasion gift book. S.C

I absolutely LOVE this book! It is a wonderful reminder of why I love being a mom. The pictures you chose are fantastic & light-hearted. A worthy project to help bring to life!! Please, help this momma realize her dream- if you can! Thank you so very much!! ♥ R.J.

Lovely! S.P.

So beautiful!! Absolutely loved it!  C.K.

This was awesome! B. V.

LOVE it! Thank you for the heartwarming thoughts V.H

Beautifully said - and guess what! The things you highlighted are the actual "wealth" we get to take with us to our mansions on high!  B. H.

Beautiful concept. J.B.

Susana, it's beautiful, I love it!  M.S.

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Publishing:

In order to publish this I need to purchase the stock photography photos that illustrate the concepts in it. That will cost about $300. Then I would need to have the interior and cover designed professionally since I don't have those skills. Cost: approx. $800.  (Although, I am feeling fairly proud of the temporary cover one of my sons helped me create!)

I plan to publish the book  as a print-on-demand with createspace.com.  There are other expenses that would be incurred: ISBN $99; Kindle File Conversion Service - $69.00; LCCN assignment - $49.00; Expanded Distribution - $25.00.

I also need funds to cover the Kickstarter fees, the rewards I am offering and to be able to order 100 copies of the book.  The grand total equals about $1,700.

If pledges exceed my goal, there are many projects I could choose from to apply the funds toward.  I could possibly create a website that has templates with quotes from the book for mothers to insert their own photos so they could be printed. However, I could also use any excess funds toward producing my heart's delight -  a cd of lullabies!!

REWARDS:

You'll get a shout out on the A Mother's Worth website and Facebook page.

These are the bumper stickers offered as a reward! Please message me your favorite & whichever design is the most popular is the one that will be mailed to you.

Love bumper sticker
Love bumper sticker
Treasures bumper sticker
Treasures bumper sticker
Mother's Worth bumper sticker
Mother's Worth bumper sticker

An example of the one-of-a-kind wood burned plaques that I create. As a reward I am offering to make a plaque to your preference.

A photo of one of the kind of quilts I make. I am offering to make a quilt as a reward.

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    You'll also get your name printed in the book AND your own copy!

    I'll also make a one-of-a-kind lap size patchwork quilt with my very own hands just for you!
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    You'll get a heart full of thanks and your name listed on the "A Mother's Worth" Facebook Page and website AND a "A Mother's Worth" bumper sticker!!
    You'll also get your name printed in the book AND your own copy!

    I'll also make a one-of-a-kind twin size patchwork quilt with my very own hands just for you!
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    You'll get a heart full of thanks and your name listed on the "A Mother's Worth" Facebook Page and website AND a "A Mother's Worth" bumper sticker!! You'll also get your name printed in the book AND your own copy!
    I'll also make a one-of-a-kind twin size patchwork quilt and a unique piece of wood burned art based on your preferences with my very own hands just for you! (International backers please include shipping cost with your pledge.)

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