Bloom: Finding Beauty In The Unexpected--A Memoir by Kelle HamptonBloom: Finding Beauty In The Unexpected--A Memoir by Kelle Hampton

Bloom: Finding Beauty In The Unexpected--A Memoir

byKelle Hampton

Paperback | April 2, 2013

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“In her tender and genuinely beautiful memoir, Kelle Hampton encourages us to not simply accept the unexpected circumstances of our lives, but to embrace them like the things we wished for all along.”
—Matthew Logelin, New York Times bestselling author of Two Kisses for Maddy

Bloom is an inspiring and heartfelt memoir that celebrates the beauty found in the unexpected, the strength of a mother’s love, and, ultimately, the amazing power of perspective. The author of the popular blog Enjoying the Small Things—named The Bump’s Best Special Needs Blog and The Blog You’ve Learned the Most From in the 2010 BlogLuxe Awards—Kelle Hampton interweaves lyrical prose and stunning four-color photography as she recounts the unforgettable story of the first year in the life of her daughter Nella, who has Down syndrome. Poignant, eye-opening, and heart-soaring, Hampton’s Bloom is ultimately about embracing life and really living it.

Writer and photographer Kelle Hampton chronicles the simple joys of motherhood and daily life on her popular blog, Enjoying the Small Things. An advocate for individuals with Down syndrome, she has been honored by both the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC), receiving the NDSC National ...
Title:Bloom: Finding Beauty In The Unexpected--A MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.38 × 6.75 × 0.73 inPublished:April 2, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062045040

ISBN - 13:9780062045041


Rated 3 out of 5 by from I Really Wanted to Love This Book I really wanted to love this book. I followed Kelle's blog and Instagram for many years. What I liked about the book is that Kelle is pretty no holds barred- she is very honest about her feelings toward discovering her daughter had Down Syndrome. That's why I initially loved her blog, the raw honesty of it. But sometimes her writing comes across as a bit self-aggrandizing or self-serving.
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely beautiful!! This book is so wonderfully written, the photographs so beautiful. Kelle is an inspiring woman and mother and this book will not disappoint. A must read for any expecting mothers!
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Such a beautiful book Awe inspiring and incredible. I have a baby girl with a minor deformity and this book helped me embrace that all of our children are beautiful. Had a very hard time putting this down.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I love Kelle Hampton's writing style. Wonderful book.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I enjoyed this, the pictures were great and I liked the birth story.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartwarming As a hopeful soon to be mother, the idea of pregnancy brings with it so many worries. This book turns a worry into a blessing. I enjoyed every page.
Date published: 2013-09-19

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Winner of 2012 Mom’s Choice Silver Award, Biographies & Memoirs