Reading with Your Kids Podcast Ft. Jodi Meltzer Darter, a writer, a Mommy Dish blogger & author of “When You Lived in My Belly”
Our guest today is Jodi Meltzer Darter, an accomplished writer based out of a Boston suburb you’ve never heard of. She is the author of the children’s book When You Lived in My Belly and has numerous writing credits in The Huffington Post, The Stir, The Mighty, Scary Mommy, Swaay, and Motherly.
Darter’s book tells the story of pregnancy from the perspective of both the baby and the mom. The book features descriptions of the baby’s developmental milestones and tells the mother’s personal experience. She is joining us on the Reading with Your Kid podcast to tell us all about When You Lived in My Belly!
Learn more about Jodi Meltzer Darter
Before momhood, she was an award-winning television anchor and reporter who covered everyone from Hillary Clinton to The Goo Goo Dolls. She transitioned to mommy blogger in 2010 — the year her baby boy swallowed her whole. She escapes his and her bonus children’s grips with sarcasm, bold coffee, and 80s music/movie binges with her beloved husband, with her rescue dog, curled up on her lap.
For information about Darter, visit http://jodidarter.com.
More about When You Lived in My Belly
As a mom, Jodi Meltzer Darter answers, on average, one million questions per minute. One day, her son interrupted his endless “Why?” barrage to inquire about their innate bond: What was it like When You Lived in My Belly?
A delightful month-by-month storytelling of pregnancy from the perspective of both baby and mom, When You Lived in My Belly gives children a glimpse into a past they can’t remember, and takes moms back to a time they will never forget. It features kid-friendly descriptions of the developmental milestones babies reach in utero, coupled with the corresponding physical and emotional changes experienced by moms. This book also includes a page for moms to pen a personal note to their children about their individual pregnancy journey.
Jodi Meltzer Darter’s lyrical text alongside enchanting illustrations by Caryn King and Jody King Camarra creates a memorable keepsake that both moms and children will cherish for generations to come.
Interview Talking Points & Questions:
- Tell us all about When You Lived in My Belly. (03:00)
- “What was it like when I lived in your belly?”, the question that prompted author Jodi Meltzer Darter to write When You Lived In My Belly
- Why do parents lie to kids about how babies are made?
- How does your book help young kids understand what was going on as they grew inside their mother’s belly (11:26)
- What kind of conversation a mom and child can have after reading your book?
- What inspires you and gives you the courage to share your story with the world?
Many thanks to Jodi for sharing her thoughts with us!