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Hi all. Can anyone recommend a book about working mothers for my almost 2-year-old dd to look through as I'm getting ready for work? I need something with a child waving good-bye to mama and understanding that mama will be back. DD acts EVERYTHING out with dolls and books and this would be so helpful.

The only one I could find is by Eileen Spinelli called When Mama Comes Home Tonight.

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Isnt' it terrible that there aren't more? I know that one but it is more geared to the mom I think, than the feelings of the toddler. I have always used the Kissing Hand for the 'goodbye and we'll be together again' value, but it is more about the child going off to school. Let's see if some others have some good ideas! I'd love to know about more options too!
 

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I, too, really like the Kissing Hand. I think the message is an awesome one. My SIL has the "sequal", too, called "A pocket full of kisses" which is geared towards kids with a new little sibling. It's awesome, as well.
 

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Here's a different idea (which we used for our daughter's adoption story): how about taking some photos of the sequence of your morning (i.e. getting up, eating breakfast, getting in the car, day care, waving to mom, mom at work) and making your own book? There's a lot of great on-line services, or if you have a Mac, you can use ibook. You can add simple lines of text too if you want - the end result looks like a real, hard-bound book.
 

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Here's a different idea (which we used for our daughter's adoption story): how about taking some photos of the sequence of your morning (i.e. getting up, eating breakfast, getting in the car, day care, waving to mom, mom at work) and making your own book? There's a lot of great on-line services, or if you have a Mac, you can use ibook. You can add simple lines of text too if you want - the end result looks like a real, hard-bound book.
Just chiming in to say we did this for my daughter about becoming a big sister, and it is still her favorite book (and she's been reading it for a year!)
 

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that's a really cool idea. I think I might make a few of those for the boys. Winkflash.com is a pretty good site and they have bound photo books starting at $12, I think.

They also make good presents for grandparents and such.
 
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