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Book details
  • Genre:FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SubGenre:Divorce & Separation
  • Language:English
  • Pages:32
  • Format:Hardcover
  • eBook ISBN:9781543999754
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781543999747

A Tuesday Kind Of Love

by Lyndsi Richards View author's profile page

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Overview
A Tuesday Kind of Love is a children's book about a beautiful gorilla named Lani and a handsome monkey named Kanoa who fall in love. They end up realizing they aren't wanting the same life after having twins together. They have a positive separation showing love can be strong enough to co-parent in an understanding way! Lani and Kanoa are Hawaiian names meaning "heavenly" and "the free one".
Description
A Tuesday Kind of Love is a fiction children's book about positive separation. Based on my life story of being a single mom of twins. This story is about a beautiful gorilla named Lani which means "heavenly" in Hawaiian, and a handsome monkey named Kanoa which means "the free one". They live in a tropical jungle and fall in love very quickly. They have twins together but end up realizing when the twins are very young they don't want the same life. So they decided splitting up would be the best decision for the family. They continue to show gratitude towards each other knowing it is important for the children to see and understand by example. The family changes the negative narrative of separation and divorce and turns it into a beautiful experience. I want it to shed light onto separated families, showing that you can still have a loving unit that does not live in the same household. It is meant to give hope for co-parenting. I want it to show love in a more open and realistic way. The children in today's society are experiencing that it is more common to have separated and divorced parents than to have parents who are still together. This story is for those children to have faith in their parents to show appreciation for each other even though they are apart living their own lives. The love they once felt created the most beautiful thing love can create, children!
About the author
I am Lyndsi Richards a single mom of amazing boy and girl twins. I am originally from Hawaii and moved to LA off and on for about 11 years now. I was working odd jobs in restaurants, fashion, events, florals, catering, dance school etc. I kind of did anything and everything, I was just enjoying life trying to get the best out of every job, and then became a mom at 27 and it was the greatest yet hardest job I have ever received. Being a mother is the most important job on earth. You grow a human, then birth it, then make sure it stays alive and healthy. Not to forget having to remember to give your partner the same love and attention you once gave them before your children. We are super heroes mamas! I want us all to be empowered and inspired no matter the situation or circumstance you are in, know that your intuition is key and trust you will always know what the best decision for you and your family is. Which is why I wrote this children's book. I separated from the father of my children 3 years ago. It was the hardest decision I have had to make. Now looking back it was the smartest for us all. We have definitely struggled, had our major ups and major downs and still do, but at the end of the day it has to come down to appreciation and understanding each other for our children. I want to shed light on positive separation and give hope to everyone in circumstances where it doesn't seem like they can move forward and co-parent. There is always love when you make children. The love should stay alive in some capacity and be appreciated. I am now resilient, I am now open and I am now full of love. I wish for this book to give that to mothers, fathers and children out there. We need more love, more understanding, and more appreciation for each other. I read to my kids at least 2 books a night and every time I read a new book I thought, I need to write something for them to understand a little better why mommy and daddy are not together anymore. There are many kids in today's society that have separated or divorced parents and live in two homes. I wanted to make it ok and easier for children experiencing this. By placing it in the jungle and using animals to portray mommy and daddy, makes it fun and inviting. I want to inspire more mothers and fathers to be open with their children about love, separation and co-parenting. It is hard work on all sides to maintain a healthy non-judgmental mindset. It was a long road for their father and I to finally get to a place where we can co-parent and still have appreciation for each other even if we are no longer together. I think it's so important for their to be acceptance and hope for families with different circumstances when it's not the "normal".


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