"What does that mean?"
Hello and welcome! Mari and Larissa here. We're so excited to share our passion project, the book "My Mommy is a Candidate," with you!
We wrote this book as a way to help moms share their lives as candidates with their children, which can be confusing to little ones. We relate positive traits needed to be a candidate to the traits kids are developing at this stage. This allows them to not only understand their mom's daily activities, but also see themselves as candidates one day!
Larissa used her campaign experience and Mari, her expertise teaching young children, to create a realistic tool that helps bridge the gap in understanding - involving families in campaign life and showcasing women as leaders and the skills needed.
We hope you enjoy this book and look forward to developing the next one in the series (there are so many more professions to go!).
"As a candidate and a mom, this book is a terrific tool to help me explain to my daughter what life on the campaign trail will be like and the skills I will need to serve my community."
Laura S., Candidate for City Council
The book "My Mommy is a Candidate" is a great way for children to observe and develop a perspective that they can be and can anything."
Anessa O., Kindegarten Teacher
"I wish this book had been available when I was running! It's so important to have your family on board with your run. I love that this book takes complicated concepts and uses easy language to help kids understand campaign activities so they can feel part of the team."
Gabriella G, Former School Board Member