We owe huge thanks to all of our contributors. We know that you poured your hearts and souls into the thousands of stories that you shared with us, and ultimately with other mothers. As we read and edited these stories, we were truly amazed by your experiences and your great advice. We appreciate your willingness to share these inspiring and encouraging stories with our readers, even the ones where you weren’t such a great multitasking mom!
We could only publish a small percentage of the stories that were submitted, but we read every single one and even the ones that do not appear in the book had an influence on us and on the final manuscript. We owe special thanks to our editor Susan Heim, who read all the submissions to this volume, and narrowed down the list to a manageable size, editing beautifully as she went along. Our assistant publisher D’ette Corona did her normal masterful job of working with the contributors to approve our edits and answer any questions we had, as well as helping select many of the stories in the final manuscript. Barbara LoMonaco ran our story database to get the stories in, and then did the final proofreading as we went into production. And managing editor and production coordinator Kristiana Pastir proofread and managed the metamorphosis from Word document to printed book, a process that never fails to amaze me.
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