What I Want You To Know

"Some people will tell you how brave and strong you are…and they will be right."

“Some people will tell you how brave and strong you are…and they will be right.”

Having a new baby is an exciting time, full of unlimited possibilities. but what happens to those parents or expectant parents who are faced with raising a child with special needs – specifically Down syndrome? You might feel as though suddenly the future is full of limitations and enormous challenges you do not feel equipped to handle.

I know the fears, challenges, and stress because I’ve been there. The moment I learned our youngest daughter was born with Down syndrome, I felt the world closing in around me. As the doctor spoke, I could hear nothing but my heart beating and feel a whirlwind of emotions: panic for her immediate health issues, fear over what this diagnosis meant for her future, and grief over losing the vision I had of what she was going to be.

I wrote this book to convey some of the most basic lessons my daughter has taught me, in the hopes that it calms the fears and offers parents a moment of heart-warming perspective. your baby will love you, and you are going to love that kiddo more than you ever thought possible. That is everything I want you to know, and it’s all that truly matters.

 

2girls-smallWritten & illustrated by R.A. Hudson, the mother of a child with Down syndrome, this heartwarming book shares simple, uplifting messages for all new and expecting parents of these special little souls. While the medical world can easily overwhelm you with their prognoses, technical terms, and grim predictions, your baby has a quite different perspective that is based in love and bright hope for a future without preset limitations.

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What I Want You To Know is currently available online at these fine retailers:

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Createspace
Amazon.com
Barnes & Noble
• and at Ferguson Books (select locations).

ISBN/EAN13: 978-0615757872 (Published by: Jar Of Moths)
ISBN-10: 0615757871
Page Count: 72
Black & White Bleed on Cream paper
Trim Size: 5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Language: English
BISAC: Family & Relationships / Children with Special Needs

Volume discounts for non-profits are available.
Please send inquiry to: jarofmoths@gmail.com

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Mamalode Magazine review

Thank you to the good folks at Mamalode Magazine for their lovely review of What I Want You To Know!
You can read it here:
http://mamalode.com/story/detail/What-I-Want-You-to-Know-book-review

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KARE-11 (Twin Cities NBC) interview

RA Hudson with Pat Evans for KARE-11 interview.

RA Hudson with Pat Evans for KARE-11 interview.

Here is the video from my appearance on KARE-11 on Monday, April 22, 2013.
http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=1022702

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UND Studio 1 piece

The student-run television station at the University of North Dakota did a nice piece about our family and my book.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebiJhUbLjik&feature=share&list=UUZWL6wXr94CInkTMLNbjuRA

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More good press!

JOHN STENNES/GRAND FORKS HERALD

Feeling quite lucky, fortunate, and blessed at this nice article about our experience having a child with Down syndrome, and promotion for What I Want You To Know.
http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/258712/group/Accent/

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Thank you!

Huge thanks to those of you who have taken the time to review What I Want You To Know on amazon.com,

If you’ve received a copy of the book, please take a moment to give your opinion! This link should magically transport you there…
http://tinyurl.com/cy9plpa

 

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MT Parent Review

Thank you to my friend, and mommy blogger bunnyfufu for this great piece:

http://www.mtparent.com/index.php/blog/what-i-want-you-to-know.html

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