Other Life Lessons is a small publishing company based in Toronto, Canada founded by Meaghan Hadwyn and Niki Snjaric. It was established by two moms who were tired of only reading their kids stories about cute fluffy animals and unicorns. While those types of stories are lovely, they also wanted books that would help explain difficult topics, including entitlement, grief and why they left home during the week to go to work. They believe that life is a crazy, beautiful and incredible adventure but there are speed bumps along the way and moments that can be hard or unexpected. With their honest children's books, they share with children, as well as adults, the often-unspoken truths and struggles all of us face as we grow. Because if life is an adventure, we’re all exploring it together.
Sometimes Someone Dies - Whether it was expected or happened too fast, it still feels unreal. While the cloud of grief may make the world grey, this books shares the reminder that even know we experience loss, we never let go of the love. References both the loss of people and pets.
New Baby, Sad Mommy - Developed with input from a clinical psychologist, this book helps to normalize the conversation around post partum mental health, and explains to siblings that Mommy needs time to heal in both her body and mind after bringing home a new baby.
Don't be a Quitter - Sometimes it's tempting to just give up. But if everyone quit when things got tough, they would never reach their dreams. This book shares the magic that happens when you push a little harder.
Sunshine and Screen Time - The online world is full of amazing things to learn, adventures and wonders. But the offline world is incredible too. This book explores the happy balance of playing on devices and putting them away.
Why Mommy Works - Maybe it's a career come true. Maybe it is just a step in the right direction. Maybe it is to keep food on the table. This book gives at a few of the many reasons Mom works and shows who is in her thoughts throughout the work day.
Life's Not Fair - Sometimes your fly and sometimes you fall on your face. This book is about accepting the downs and celebrating the ups. It is also about how showing that hard work can make the difference.
Each book is soft cover and measures approx. 6 inches square.