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A Mother is a Story press!

Greenlight books photo

photo from last weekend (event at Greenlight Bookstore with The Forest Feast)

Creating a book from idea to printed product is a long and demanding process. Then you have to spread the word about it which means totally making yourself vulnerable and hoping people like what they see enough to share it with their followers and especially that friends will rally behind you. I feel beyond grateful to feel the support of so many publications and friends. Here’s what’s out so far about A Mother is a Story in the press if you’d like to see:

The Cut was first on board to show their favorite spreads from the book which they referred to as “ethereal” and “sublime.” Real Simple shared great quotes for new moms. Refinery29 shared favorite spreads and promised you’d get “misty-eyed” but also find hilarity in the book.

Holly Becker of Decor8 had me write tips for work/life balance and Gabrielle Blair of Design Mom asked me to share the story of my day-to-day as an illustrator and mom. I wrote an essay on my experience of motherhood for Verily MagazineWell-Rounded shared a journal entry for my daughter Vivi.

Elizabeth Antonia of The Littlest wrote and shot a beautiful feature (and hey, did you know it’s her on the cover of the book?!). Irene Hoofs of Bloesem shot stunning pictures of the book and her thoughts as well.

Jordan Ferney and her team Oh Happy Day! blew me away with the gorgeous styling of a special set of custom printables I made exclusively for them to share and for you to download for free.

I installed a display in the window at The New York Public Library with stunning paper flowers by Eloise Corr Danch and bookcases by Erik Heywood. The NYPL shop sent out a feature on the book in their spring newsletter.

I was totally honored to be included in these amazing gift guides by: OhJoy!Glamour, La La LovelyAmazon Kitchen X Cannelle et Vanille Mother’s Day gift guideDesign for Mankind, Hatch Collection Mother’s Day Gift GuideStory and Well-Rounded NY.

It was fun being included in special gift packages and subscription boxes: Sakura Bloom, Olive Box and The Brave Collection and Rubi Jones.

Of course I’m always thrilled to be in magazines such as: Kiwi Magazine (May 2016) | Pregnancy + Newborn Magazine (May 2016) | Family Circle Magazine (May 2016).

I love these great site features as well: American Illustration | Chicago Tribune, The Forest FeastFatherly and Motherburg.

It’s been amazing seeing the gorgeous instagram features by my friends and supporters using #amotherisastory.

Special thank you to Story for hosting my book launch and Pink Olive for hosting a meet + greet as well as Greenlight Bookstore for having me and A Forest Feast for a special event (photo above).

Here’s the press page for the book where I’ll be adding new features as they come in.

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A Forest Feast X A Mother is a Story: Drop-in drawing event/ book signing


You’re invited! Celebrate Independent Bookstore day with me + A Forest Feast

When: This Saturday: April 30th from 3-4pm at Greenlight Bookstore.

What: Join me and my pal Erin of A Forest Feast. We’ll bring custom illustrated cards and pages from our books for you and your kids to color and customize for mother’s day.

Swing by! This is the final–but super fun event for A Mother is a Story. Our books will be on hand for signing as well.

Styled photo above by Oh Happy Day! Click here to download the cards for free from me and Oh Happy Day if you can’t attend the event on Saturday.

Here’s my son Henry working on a card for me. He’ll be at the event helping out if anyone needs color suggestions or tips.


FREE printable/color-in mother’s day cards for Oh Happy Day!

I’m so honored and excited to see press rolling in for my book  A Mother is a Story.

Reaching out to outlets can be so nerve wracking but friends like Holly, Gabrielle and Jordan really came through. Just look at this stunning feature on my book and styled shots the Oh Happy Day! team put together showcasing custom illustrative/color-in mother’s day cards I made.

You can download, print and make them your own.

Please share the final result on instagram with #ohhappyday and #amotherisastory so we can see!


Sakura Bloom // Samantha Hahn: Mother’s Day Give-Away



I am so excited to partner with Sakura Bloom on this amazing gift package for Mother’s Day, and I have two to give away for lucky readers. Each will each receive the new Sakura Bloom Indigo sling (releasing April 27th), A Mother is a Story, and a limited edition print of signed quote from my book.

To enter:
1. Like this post
2. Leave a comment on this post tagging a friend
3. Make sure both of you are following @lovesakurabloom @socialps and @samanthajhahn.

Winner will be chosen this Friday!

Have fun, and good luck!

Oh, and check out this super sweet post about my collaboration with them over the years. Also, For a limited time only, each Indigo sling (new release) with come with an exclusive notecard from my book printed by Social Print Studio.


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