Clever New Children’s Book, “Where Does Mommy Go?” Helps Working Moms Show Kids That They Come First

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Engaging verse, colorful illustrations play on the imaginations of children who wonder where Mommy goes when she leaves for work each day

The perfect baby shower gift!

WHAT:    A new book by first-time author and veteran working mother Shelley Hallier: Where Does Mommy Go? This playful 28-page, hard-cover book sends an important message of love and reassurance to young children who may wonder where Mommy goes when she leaves for work each day.

WHO:    As a business owner and dedicated mother of three who spent 12 years in the corporate world, Hallier wrote her book right after delivering twins, for fellow working moms to share with their children under the age of nine.

WHY:    Hallier created the book as an interactive tool that is meant to help mothers communicate their love for their children. The story reveals a working mother’s life outside the home, from the perspective of a child who has a range of ideas about where Mommy might be – some more realistic than others.

HOW:    Where Does Mommy Go? is written in verse to stimulate language learning and create a lighthearted tone. Brightly-colored illustrations engage children in the story, helping address the concerns and curiosity about Mommy’s life outside the home.

WHERE:    The book is available for $14.99 and may be purchased at or online at

EXCERPTS:    Where does mommy go when she leaves our home each day
        When she gets into her car, buckles up and drives away?

Does she climb aboard a rocket ship and FLY to outer space? (ASTRONAUT ILLUSTRATION)
Does she juggle, joke and laugh with lots of makeup on her face? (CLOWN ILLUSTRATION)

        [The ending]:
She could be working in an office, as busy as can be
But I know no matter where she is she'd rather be with ME.


    “There’s more to this book than its fun verse and darling illustrations. It proclaims the honor of working, regardless of the profession, and it underscores the fact that grown-up girls can have adventures outside the home while being loving mothers within it. Beautiful.” – Jeannette Lee, retired Vice President of Corporate Design at Hallmark, where she was the company’s first female corporate officer in 1967. At a time when most pregnant women stopped working, Lee continued her job and eventually became the first female president of the Kansas City Art Institute.

    “This children’s book speaks to both mother and child. It’ll leave a lump in the working mom’s throat (it did mine) and reminds children how much they’re cherished.” – Amy Hawley, Weekend News Anchor, NBC Action News

    “’Where Does Mommy Go?’ is a creative and positive spin on the anxiety that little ones experience when separating from Mom and Dad. This imaginative peek into the mind of a preschooler really delivers the message that moms are always thinking about their children – no matter what adventures they may be having. Colorful illustrations and a sense of fun make for wonderful reading for your toddler or preschooler!” – Sarah Garibaldi, Montessori Guide, Parkville Children’s Cottage Montessori School

    “I love this book! It’s the perfect way to help my little girl understand where ‘mommy’ goes every day and to let her know that no matter what, I’m always thinking about her. Beautifully written and illustrated…our new favorite!” – Jenny Matthews, on-air personality – “The Jenny Matthews Show,” KMXV, Mix 93.3

Shelley Hallier is a Kansas City-area marketing executive who left a successful 12-year stint in the corporate realm in 2008, in favor of independent consulting, after giving birth to twins in 2007. As principal of Hallier Marketing, LLC, she strives (with “varying” levels of self-reported success) to balance family, work and community. Shelley graduated from Rockhurst University. She lives in Parkville, Mo., with her husband, Craig, and three children: Hannah, Ryne and Cassie.

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