Countdown to My Birth
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About The Author

Julie B. Carr, with sons PJ and Ben Motherly Way Enterprises
was created by Julie Carr after the birth of her first son, Peter Jordan (PJ). During her pregnancy, she read lots of books that described in detail the changes in a woman's body during pregnancy, but did not focus on the development of her unborn child. Wanting to concentrate more on her growing baby than on her growing pains, she developed the daily calendar Countdown to a Miracle: The Making of Me and focused solely on the new life within - written uniquely from the baby's point of view. She self-published the book in November, 1999.  After personally selling 20,000 copies, she sold the rights to a publisher in 2006. The calendar is now titled Countdown to My Birth and earned the prestigious Mom's Choice Awards (r) -Gold for 2009. It is also available in The Netherlands in Dutch titled Elke dag dichterbij.

After her second pregnancy with Benjamin, she was once again inspired by necessity and created the "Miracle Apron" to prevent unnecessary staining of her children's clothing from blueberries, yogurt, and whatever else they could get their hands on! That was soon followed by the 'Expecting a Miracle' maternity shirts and pregnancy journal.

Her newest creation is Making Me: The Pregnancy Activity Book for My Big Brother or Sister to help the older sibling bond with the new baby-to-be. New products are constantly being added to the company that enhance the lives of the expectant family.

Living outside of Portland, Oregon with husband, Dave, Julie spends her time at home with her children, running her business, and windsurfing whenever possible. Shown above in the Columbia River Gorge on a windsurfing camping trip.

Mission
Motherly Way Enterprises is committed to helping children and pregnant women, both near and far. Over the years, we have donated boxes of "Countdown to a Miracle" calendars to teen pregnancy clinics across the country to encourage "at risk" teens to remain healthy during their pregnancies. These calendars have literally changed the harmful behavior of many young women, giving their babies a healthier start to life.

We have also implemented a program to help needy children and their families in Costa Rica and Nicaragua by supporting Empowerment International - an organization that spends 100% of the money they receive on the children. Each year we donate money to provide school uniforms for children who could otherwise not attend school. We have supported this organization in the past, donating towards a scholarship program and again donating money when a fire destroyed 10 of their homes. Let's help break this cycle of poverty with education. Feel free to view the beautifully photographed children on their photo gallery, and help with your own donation if possible.

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