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Special Equestrians Students Shine at Two Shows in One Week
Wed, 03 Jun 2009, 19:58:25 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
WARRINGTON, Pa., June 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The blustery weather did nothing to dampen the spirits of the Special Equestrians riders at the Annual Spring Festival. Thirty-three students preformed for their own families, members of the community, staff, volunteers, and board members of Special Equestrians.

Walk to Help Foster Children - Family Walk New York, hosted by Nonprofit Children Awaiting Parents
Wed, 03 Jun 2009, 16:41:44 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The weight of the world falls upon all parentless children. That's why Children Awaiting Parents, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding adoptive families for children in foster care, is hosting its popular Family Walk on Saturday, September 26, 2009.

Written by Parents, Drawn by the Kids, VHL Family Alliance Announces the First Guide for Kids Dealing with Hereditary Cancer Syndromes: The VHL Handbook Kids' Edition
Mon, 01 Jun 2009, 08:01:56 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
BOSTON, Mass., June 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The VHL Family Alliance (VHLFA) announced today that the very first 'VHL Handbook Kids' Edition' (ISBN: 978-1-929539-02-4) is now available at The book was written and reviewed by a team of parents and professionals and illustrated with charming drawings and photographs from children with VHL, their siblings and friends. (VNR - Video News Release)

Children Awaiting Parents' Essay Contest
Tue, 19 May 2009, 12:45:48 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- May is National Foster Care Month and Children Awaiting Parents invites you to share your stories about your experience with foster care. The contest is open to people of all ages interested in reflecting on either their experience being in foster care, being a foster parent, or their experience adopting or being adopted from foster care.

7 Year-Old Patient Designs New Line of Baby Wipes Cases: The 'HOPE Heart' - Designed by Children, to Benefit Children
Wed, 13 May 2009, 16:17:49 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Cover Me Blue has partnered with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to create a new line of baby wipes cases, designed by a 7 year old patient at the hospital. All proceeds of the sale of this collection will be donated to the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit at CHOP.

More Opportunities to Help Children
Fri, 17 Apr 2009, 12:37:57 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The weight of the world falls upon all parentless children. That's why Children Awaiting Parents, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding adoptive families for children in foster care, is offering new ways for caring individuals to help parentless children.

New DNA Test is Basis for Groundbreaking IVF Refund Plan, Easing Financial Burden for Patients
Thu, 05 Mar 2009, 17:58:43 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
NEW YORK, N.Y., March 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Sher Institutes of Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) announced today the introduction of the world's first CGH-Risk Sharing Plan that guarantees qualified IVF patients a baby or offers a full refund of the clinic's medical fees. CGH is an acronym for Comparative Genomic Hybridization - a genetic process that analyzes the chromosomal integrity of the egg or embryo prior to it being transferred to a woman's uterus in the course of In Vitro Fertilization.

Starlight Children's Foundation's Annual 'A Stellar Night' Gala Honors Teri Hatcher and Nintendo of America and its President, Reggie Fils-Aime
Wed, 25 Feb 2009, 19:58:24 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Starlight Children's Foundation will present Teri Hatcher with its 2009 "Heart of Gold Award" at the organization's annual 'A Stellar Night' gala, presented by California Pizza Kitchen, on Friday, March 27, 2009 at 7 p.m. at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Starlight's Jacki Carlish Humanitarian of the Year Award will be bestowed upon Nintendo of America and its President and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime.

Economic Downturn Should Not Prevent Adoption
Tue, 17 Feb 2009, 12:42:36 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The weight of the world falls upon all parentless children. That's why Children Awaiting Parents, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding adoptive families for children in foster care, reminds potential adopters that the challenging fiscal environment should not be a deterrent to adoption.

Love Can be Better the Second Time Around: New Book Offers Encouragement and Hope for a Successful Second Marriage
Mon, 26 Jan 2009, 08:00:40 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
GILROY, Calif., Jan. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 'It is never too late for a second chance at love,' says Patricia Bubash, Licensed Professional Counselor and author of a new book, Successful Second Marriages (ISBN 978-1-58909-563-2), published by Bookstand Publishing. 'Having experienced a failed second marriage, I wondered why so few second marriages work,' says Bubash.

Textecution Kills Texting Functions While Driving and Saves Lives
Wed, 07 Jan 2009, 08:00:10 ESTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Texting is the new communication wave that is causing countless accidents on the road. This week, Textecution announced a user-friendly application for parents to install on their children's phone to disable texting and Internet functions while driving. Currently, Textecution can be installed on an Android device such as the Google G1.

President-Elect Obama's Message of Believe in Yourself Resonates in New and Unique Room Decor for Children
Mon, 15 Dec 2008, 12:10:47 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
PALESTINE, Texas, Dec. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- President-Elect Obama speaks of 'Change' and today more than ever our economy, and overwhelmed and stressful lives, need change. With determination Obama made history, being the first President-Elected African American, making what once seemed impossible possible. His powerful message of 'Believe in yourself' and 'Change' resonates in new and unique room decor called Motivating Decor, whose mission is to help children live their best life into adulthood.

Service New to Oklahoma Area Hopes to Go Out of Business
Tue, 25 Nov 2008, 14:15:20 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
SHAWNEE, Okla., Nov. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Child Shield, U.S.A.(TM), a national organization dedicated to the safety of America's children has recently named a new registered Independent Agent for the Oklahoma City Area. Chad Mathews is a life long resident of Shawnee, Oklahoma and he shares with Child Shield, U.S.A. its goal of helping to prevent and recover lost, missing, abducted, and runaway children throughout America. 'My goal in bringing this much needed service to the Oklahoma City area is that someday it will no longer be needed,' says Mr. Mathews.

Announcing Life-Prints: Child ID Software - Medical Record Storage and More...
Thu, 06 Nov 2008, 13:41:01 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When a loved one is missing and seconds count, Life-Prints(R) provides some sanity. Life-Prints stores and protects life-saving information inside a portable 1GB Flash Drive. Using NSA top-secret rated encryption, Life-Prints was developed in partnership with D.A.R.E., to provide law enforcement agencies with information essential for the swift recovery of a missing child, elderly adult or disabled individual.

New From Bad Beaver Publishing! Lady's Hands, Lion's Heart, A Midwife's Saga by Carol Leonard
Thu, 25 Sep 2008, 15:06:59 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
CONCORD, N.H., Sept. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Announcing a new book from Bad Beaver Publishing, 'Lady's Hands, Lion's Heart, A Midwife's Saga' (ISBN 978-0-615-19550-6, 368 Pages, Price: $15.00), by author Carol Leonard. Often laugh-out-loud funny and irreverent, occasionally disturbing and deeply sorrowful, 'Lady's Hands, Lion's Heart' is the saga of Ms. Leonard's journey as New Hampshire's first modern midwife.

What about A-Rod's, Christie's and Britney's Kids? asks Child Divorce Advocate, Gwendy Mangiamele
Tue, 05 Aug 2008, 15:32:13 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Caring Creations launches national campaign to donate a B.B. Book, You and Me Make Three (ISBN: 978-0-9798088-0-7), and Bear in every school in America. A-Rod, Christie Brinkley and Britney Spears' kids aren't the only ones whose lives have been uprooted due to their parents' divorce. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, every year over one million children will suffer the effects of their parents' divorce or separation.

Paragon GPS Launches Child Abduction Awareness Campaign
Tue, 08 Jul 2008, 10:58:46 EDTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
DALLAS, Texas, July 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Paragon GPS announces the launch of child abduction awareness campaign that plans to educate people about the gravity of child abduction in today's changing culture. Funding has been provided to Paragon GPS for this two-fold campaign which is first to educate and second, to develop products to assist in the aid of child safety.

ThinkBox Launches 'Showy Show!' - Breakthrough Children's Video Series
Fri, 27 Jun 2008, 11:13:55 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ThinkBox Inc. today announces the release of 'Showy Show! Preschool Show,' the first in a new live action educational video series for 2-5 year olds. The Showy Show series is specifically designed to use music and participation to help kids and their parents get ready for the major challenges of childhood such as going to preschool, going to bed, and having a sleep over. (VIDEO - VNR)

The Book of Mom, by Taylor Wilshire, Makes Top 10 New Releases of 2008 and International Best-Seller
Thu, 12 Jun 2008, 18:56:55 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Taylor Wilshire, award-winning author of The What-If Guy (ISBN: 0-9778018-02), has a new novel out, The Book of Mom (ISBN: 978-0-9778018-1-7, Nautilus Press) which is one of the Top 10 New Releases of 2008 on's Listmania, as well as an international best-seller on Amazon. Both are perfect summer reads!

What Every Parent Should Know About The Leading Social Networking Sites, Including Facebook, MySpace, Gizmo, HI5 and YouTube
Wed, 04 Jun 2008, 10:42:23 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
WAREHAM, Mass., June 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Omni Publishing Co. today announced a June 16, 2008, release date of its latest DVD, 'A Parent's Guide to Social Networking Sites,' featuring national expert Sgt. Corey F. MacDonald, Esq. This unique DVD advises parents on the dangers that lurk on social networking sites, and explains how parents can help their children have a safe experience while on any of the best known social networking sites, such as Facebook, MySpace, Gizmo, HI5, YouTube and others.

Personal Finance Newsletter for Young Adults Can Be a Smart Graduation Gift
Wed, 16 Apr 2008, 11:24:22 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) - After three years of research and development, MONEYSCHOOL Corporation has launched KaChing!, an innovative electronic newsletter with a unique approach to educating young adults about personal finance, money management, and consumer economics. MONEYSCHOOL expects the newsletter to be a popular graduation gift from parents and grandparents to this year's high school and college grads.

Mobile Phone Use Restricted During School and While Driving; Text Messages Monitored for Words; Cyber Bullying Protection
Wed, 09 Apr 2008, 09:22:02 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- MyKidisSafe, LLC announced today overwhelming industry response to its new Mobile Phone Software which was demonstrated for the first time at CTIA. Carriers, handset manufacturers and resellers were excited by the simplicity yet powerfulness of the software.

Taylor Wilshire's 'Book of Mom' Delivers Help and Balance for Overwhelmed Moms
Fri, 04 Apr 2008, 16:30:08 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Taylor Wilshire, award-winning author of 'The What-If Guy' (ISBN: 0-9778018-02), brings inward and outward balance for moms in her new novel, 'The Book of Mom' (ISBN: 978-0-9778018-1-7, Nautilus Press).

New Internet Web Browser Enhancement Protects Kids from Predators and Harmful Content
Wed, 13 Feb 2008, 12:32:22 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
DALLAS, Texas - Feb. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Kids are now safer while surfing the Web thanks to's Zigback Blocker. The Zigback Blocker is an Internet browser enhancement that creates a kid-friendly, condensed Internet by blocking millions of unverified, unknown, and potentially harmful and inappropriate web sites.

The Only Security Product That Secures Spa Covers, Saving Children's Lives and Protecting Property and Privacy
Wed, 30 Jan 2008, 17:49:18 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Jan. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Lockdown Co., announces Patented Steelcore Spa Straps, made with an innovative cut-resistant material SEW (Steel Encased Webbing). The only spa cover security device strong and secure enough to stop all unauthorized access by anyone of any age. Besides saving lives, and ensuring privacy, they are the only spa straps that secure spa covers in high winds.

Kate Hudson's Nephew is on the Front Cover of 'The Baby Schedule Ruler', a New Book by Author and Baby Whisper Dee Rule
Thu, 24 Jan 2008, 00:00:45 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In her new book, Dee Rule gives advice on baby scheduling, parenting, and breastfeeding. She wrote 'The Baby Schedule Ruler' (ISBN: 9780980126105), in the nursery, in the dark on her Palm Pilot. She is now announcing the availability of her new book at

Celebrity Nurse to the Stars Gives Advice to Families on Toddler and Newborn Sleep Routine
Thu, 03 Jan 2008, 17:52:12 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Jan. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Dee Rule, "Baby Nurse and Nanny to the Stars," has been helping families for over 18 years. She is now making the media circuit and offering free advice to parents who need answers on sleep routines.

Children Aren't Playing Much, and Parents Aren't Happy About It
Wed, 28 Nov 2007, 11:43:23 GMTEdited by Debra Tone
PALO ALTO, Calif. - Nov. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Over 80-percent of all children in the United States never play in their neighborhoods without adults present, according to a new survey published on In the San Francisco Bay Area, the figure is even higher - over 90-percent.

Revolutionary New Baby Sleep and Playwear is Guaranteed to Change the Baby Garment Industry
Tue, 27 Nov 2007, 10:57:26 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. - Nov. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- This is the new must have item for babies. Stuk On U has created the first ever, patent-pending baby sleep and playwear that opens and closes with the softest-to-the-touch Velcro(R). No more pinchy zippers and snap buttons to button. This is what moms everywhere have been waiting for.

How to Find the Perfect Tutor: A New Partnership Puts Parents and Students at Ease
Wed, 07 Nov 2007, 07:58:01 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
PORT HUENEME, Calif. and PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Nov. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Tutorz' vertical search engine and Crown Tutoring in-home tutoring services partner to 'feed the tutoring needs' of students nationwide. Crown Tutoring will provide discount in home tutoring services using referrals from Tutorz' unique search engine technology.

Yale Law Women Releases 2nd Annual List of the Top Ten Family-Friendly Firms
Mon, 24 Sep 2007, 04:47:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Sept. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Yale Law Women (YLW), the largest student organization at Yale Law School, announces the release of its 2007 Top Ten Family-Friendly Firms list. Phoenix-based firm Quarles & Brady received top honors, followed by Proskauer Rose; Akin Gump Strauss Hauer; Jenner & Block; Mayer Brown; Covington & Burling; Arnold & Porter.

My Reward Board(R) is Selected to Provide Kid's Allowance and Chore Tracking System for Microsoft Money Plus
Tue, 28 Aug 2007, 14:30:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Aug. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- My Reward Board today announced it has made an arrangement with Microsoft for a special 30-day trial version of the My Reward Board children's allowance and chore tracking system to be made available to Microsoft Money Plus customers.

UnitingCouples(TM) Gives FREE Lifetime Memberships to U.S. Military Couples
Sat, 11 Aug 2007, 16:00:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Aug. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- UnitingCouples(TM) today announced they are giving back to couples that are serving our Country in the U.S. Military by providing free lifetime memberships to, the Internet's first cyber community aimed specifically at helping couples preserve, meet and build platonic friendships with other couples.

New Book Release Heals Daughters' Souls and Honors Fathers Using the Lost Art of Letter Writing
Tue, 17 Jul 2007, 22:30:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
FLORENCE, Mass. - July 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Letters for Healing announces the release of their book 'Letters to Fathers from Daughters: A Pathway to Healing and Hope' (ISBN: 978-1-932279-74-0). It honors the undeniably crucial bond between daughters and their dads from the daughters' perspective.

Unique Software Gives Parents Control over Children's Online Chat Time and Reduces Confrontation
Mon, 16 Jul 2007, 18:30:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. - July 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Visionsoft, a U.K.-based software company announces the launch of a new software product that allows parents to control their child's online chat time - Mom Says No(TM). Mom Says No allows parents to easily control Internet and online chat activity including MSN; parents can set start and end times without unnecessary confrontation.

New Author Writes Children's Book Touting the Value of Being Unique
Fri, 13 Jul 2007, 19:15:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. - July 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- First time author Aimee Schmidt releases a new children's book today focused on teaching kids about the value of being a unique person. The book, 'Abner Finklestein' (ISBN: 978-1-933732-16-9), focuses on a troubled child that finds himself getting made fun of on a consistent basis by his peers.

Letter from Father to Son Blossoms into a New Book and Publishing Company
Wed, 02 May 2007, 20:01:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
EUREKA, Mont. - May 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EnDeavours Publishing LLC, a newly founded (est. 2006), independent book publisher, recently released its first book titled 'Letters from Home - Thoughts to Carry with You Upon Leaving the Nest' (ISBN-13 978-0-9791293-7-7). EnDeavours Publishing LLC is owned and operated by husband and wife team David C. and Jennifer Deavours.

Cherished Photos Transformed into Wearable Art for Mothers
Fri, 27 Apr 2007, 22:28:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Apr. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- brings sentimental photos to life by creating three-dimensional charms that can be worn and treasured forever. Just in time for Mother's Day, moms will be delighted to learn that they can literally keep their loved ones close to their heart with an original BabyFaces 3-D photo or First Footprints charm.

Can You Give This Program a Name? Energy Camp
Mon, 23 Apr 2007, 15:43:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Apr. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Rev. Maria Mejias, founder of Chosen Beings of Light, is expanding her Children & Teen Healing Program to include a summer energy camp scheduled for July - Sept. 2007, as well as morning and after-school energy programs for the gifted children and teens (ages 3 - 18).

Is Sober Cool? asks BuzzFree Prom
Thu, 12 Apr 2007, 20:00:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
DALLAS, Texas - Apr. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- How do you make staying sober 'cool' during America's biggest teen party season? BuzzFree Prom, part of a cause-marketing effort dedicated to teen safety and responsible behavior, announces its successful third year of offering safe alternatives to substance abuse and driving. BuzzFree is taking off in markets across the country, including Colorado, where BuzzFree is endorsed by the State PTA.

The Blankies Release Three New Albums
Thu, 29 Mar 2007, 15:00:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mar. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Power Arts Company, Inc. release a three album series for the Kindergarten and Pre-K crowd performed by a new cartoon band called The Blankies(TM). The songs not only overcome the 'babyish' sound of most children's music, they also address three important uses of music.

What's That? A Tale of Cholesterol by Lisa Price Stevens, M.D., FACP
Mon, 19 Mar 2007, 22:15:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Mar. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Lisa Price Stevens is hosting a book release party for her newest book, 'What's That? A Tale of Cholesterol' (ISBN-10: 1412085705). The event is being held on Thursday, March 22 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Kangaroo Jac's Indoor Playground. Located at 830 Professional Place, Chesapeake, Virginia. Kids jump for free with a book purchase.

Living Folklore, Inc. Announces the Release of Funny-Bone Logic DVD
Mon, 12 Mar 2007, 20:00:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
VENICE, Calif. - Mar. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Join Giggly Sprout and Gumbo Wobbly as they take you on a playful family adventure using research from leading authorities in the fields of brain science and psychology. Funny Bone Logic is an interactive DVD with games for developing minds ages 3-8. Patch Adams, MD loves the video and states, 'Funny Bone Logic Weaves a Magic That Begs Taking Part.'

Ministry Developed to Keep Kids Safe from Sexual Offenders
Thu, 22 Feb 2007, 13:48:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Feb. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Recent studies show that sexual offenders are turning to God in increasing numbers and attending church in secret; 'Keeping Kids Safe Ministries' is helping churches discern who is attending church for the right or wrong reasons.

The Fitness Challenge Foundation Launches Initiative to End Childhood Obesity Epidemic
Wed, 24 Jan 2007, 22:08:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Jan. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Fitness Challenge Foundation has taken the initial step towards getting our nation's children in better shape. The not-for-profit organization has partnered with the California State University system to implement a first of its kind initiative that will provide physical activities programs for elementary schools. This innovative model is already being considered by numerous other states who want to replicate the program.

Hollywood Moms Now Have Place to Put Their Coffee and They Owe it to
Tue, 16 Jan 2007, 16:54:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Jan. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Carry You, LLC, a Minneapolis-based family company, was invited to kick off the awards season and to participate in the Boom Boom Room - the ultimate gifting suite for Hollywood parents and their little ones.

SmartKnit Kids Socks - Seamless Socks for Children with Sensory Processing Disorders
Wed, 15 Nov 2006, 22:13:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nov. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In some homes, a kid's sock is just that: a sock, say the folks at Diabetic Sock Store. But in Melissa Bruner's home, socks are the inciter of one colossal tantrum. Daily, the crying and screaming commences when Melissa simply asks her 6-year-old son Conner to put on his socks.

PCS Revenue Control Systems Selects M2SYS Fingerprint Software to Provide Powerful Biometric Identification Technology for School Cafeterias
Mon, 30 Oct 2006, 14:22:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
ATLANTA, Ga. - Oct. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- M2SYS Technology, a biometric technology research and development company, announced today it has formed a partnership with PCS Revenue Control Systems, a leading provider of foodservice management technology. This partnership will benefit school districts by enabling PCS to integrate and distribute M2SYS' cutting edge fingerprint software technology, Bio-Plugin(TM), within their FASTRAK(TM) school meal software.

Bag-A-Bullet(TM) Launches Product Line that Protects School Children from Guns
Wed, 25 Oct 2006, 21:43:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
BOSTON, Mass. - Oct. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- There is no parent who wants to think about anything happening to their child. That is why the staff at Bag-A-Bullet(TM) has recently launched a product line that will provide parents peace of mind while arming children with life-saving accessories.

New Product Developed in Effort to Prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Tue, 24 Oct 2006, 17:47:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
LAWRENCE, N.Y. - Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SIDS ALERT Infant Position Monitor, a breakthrough method of detecting if an infant has maneuvered itself into a SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) prone position, is now available to the public. The unique, patented technology eliminates the concern of new and prospective parents concerning the possibility of SIDS and the terrible aftermath of this horrifying malady.

Medical Writing Team Pen Book that Celebrates the Miracle of Life
Tue, 26 Sep 2006, 22:19:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
DALLAS, Tex. - Sept. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Co-authors Jack H. McCubbin, MD, and Catherine M. Schaffer, PA-C teamed up to write newly-released 'The Miracle Within' (ISBN: 0978633601, Barkman Creek Press); the book offers fascinating facts and stunning photography that promises to renew readers' sense of wonder about the creation of life.

Introducing Innovative, New Infantwear...'Umbilicare' and 'Flip-Lock Closure' Bodysuits
Wed, 20 Sep 2006, 19:20:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Sept. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Dana Undies, Inc., the world's largest privately-owned manufacturer of children's underwear, has launched its innovative new baby garments with patented, breakthrough design features - 'Umbilicare(TM)' and 'Flip-Lock Closure(TM)' - in an exclusive debut to market on

New Sher Institute IVF Office in Monmouth County to Offer Exclusive Access to Breakthrough Technology
Fri, 15 Sep 2006, 18:23:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
SHREWSBURY, N.J. - Sept. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine(SM)-New Jersey (SIRM(TM)-NJ), part of one of the largest and fastest growing infertility networks in the United States, announces the opening of a new office in Monmouth County. Located in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, the office will have exclusive access in the area to various SIRM(TM) breakthrough technologies in the field of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) that have the potential to dramatically increase the odds of a woman getting pregnant through IVF, while at the same time reducing the likelihood of multiple births.

How-To Site Offers Single Moms Free Advice
Thu, 14 Sep 2006, 14:56:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
CHICAGO, Ill. - Sept. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) --, a new blog and toolkit, launches with a Free Advice service for single mothers -- moms who are unmarried, divorced, widowed or separated. The singlemamahood(TM) mission is 'reducing drama for the single mama.'

Real-Life Mom Launches Web-Based Center for First-Time Moms
Fri, 25 Aug 2006, 17:14:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
HUTCHINSON ISLAND, Fla. - Aug. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- New moms need all the help that they can get and at a new Web site:, interested moms and their families will have access to multiple resources in one location.

Which Book is on the Same Track as The Little Engine That Could?
Wed, 16 Aug 2006, 21:42:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
AUSTIN, TX - Aug. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Not only is it on the same track but also on the same train ...of thought. 'Written forty years ago by Salvador SeBasco, at the age of six, The Boy The King, and The Chihuahua is now being compared to The Little Engine That Could because its design provides a progressive approach to teaching positive character traits,' stated Grace Edison of the I Just Read Company.

Patented Mommy Bib(R) Replaces Conventional Burp Cloth
Mon, 14 Aug 2006, 20:19:00 GMTEdited by Chris Simmons
SPRING HILL, FL - Aug. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In a category that has seen virtually no innovation since its birth, a brand new company and product called Mommy Bib has reinvented the burp cloth. New parents have been dealing with baby spit-up and drool for ages, and burp cloths have been ineffective at providing adequate protection. Now there's a better way! Introducing, Mommy Bib the ultimate protection from baby spit up drool.

'Help Me with My Teenager': A Step-By-Step Guide for Parents that Works
Mon, 26 Jun 2006, 16:03:00 GMTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
RALEIGH, NC - June 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Tired of endless arguments? Not sure who the surly-faced teenager at the dinner table is? Let a newly-released book, Help Me with My Teenager by Christina Botto (ISBN: 1419637045), be a guide to parental success.

O Yikes! Introduces New Line of Diaper Bags - Active Lifestyle Company Introduces Larger Diaper Bag Without Compromising Style
Tue, 30 May 2006, 20:27:00 GMTEdited by Christopher L. Simmons
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - May 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- O Yikes!, active lifestyle diaper bag manufacturer, today announces the introduction of their second line of ultra-chic urban diaper bags for active parents on the go. The latest design, O Yikes! Messenger bag, still offers the style and functionality of the original O Yikes! Slingback bag while offering a little more room.

Local Reproductive Clinic Celebrates Gift of Life with a 5-Year Baby Reunion
Mon, 22 May 2006, 17:05:00 GMTEdited by Christopher Laird Simmons
GLENDALE, CA - May 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) in Los Angeles celebrated the gift of motherhood in a fitting way - by bringing together families that have been assisted in their efforts to conceive children over the past 5 years by SIRM(SM) physicians Brian Acacio, M.D. and Mory Nouriani, M.D. More than 350 people attended the celebration, which took place in Griffith Park on Saturday, May 13th. Activities included a catered lunch, pony rides, face painting and children's jumping houses.

FLChildcare Conducting Survey of Florida's Parents
Thu, 11 May 2006, 17:17:00 GMTEdited by Christopher Laird Simmons
ORLANDO, FL - May 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- is seeking to get information from Florida parents about finding child care and other child-related options in their local area. Survey will be used to improve services offered by for Florida's minor children (tots to teens).

The Katie Elise Lambert Foundation will be in Booth 305 at the Genuardi's Baby & Toddler Expo in Fort Washington, PA
Wed, 12 Apr 2006, 20:44:00 GMTEdited by Christopher Laird Simmons
JENKINTOWN, PA - Apr. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Katie Elise Lambert Foundation will participate in the Genuardi's Baby & Toddler Expo at the Fort Washington Expo Center, 1100 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA, 19034. The Katie Elise Lambert Foundation will be in booth 305. Their Main Goal is to educate the public on the hidden dangers that present themselves in everyone's home. The Expo runs from April 21 - 23, 2006 and is open every day from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Child Care Made Easy
Mon, 13 Mar 2006, 22:52:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
ORLANDO, FL - Mar. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A family service that is making headlines in states across the country is now available in Florida. Please help spread the news about It is a one-stop resource for parents searching for child care and other youth services / activities - from a newborn baby to a 17-year-old.

ANNOUNCING: The First International Parliament of Night Owls
Mon, 13 Mar 2006, 22:13:00 GMTEdited by Carly Zander
SASKATOON, Canada - Mar. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The First International Parliament* of Night Owls ( will be held in Saskatoon, Canada, June 2 - 4, 2006. (*In nature, a group or gathering of owls.) Delivers Comfort and Convenience for the Expectant Mother's Big Day in an All-in-One Tote
Wed, 8 Feb 2006, 01:48 ESTEdited by Liisa Sullivan
MIRAMAR, FL - Feb. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Expectant moms and their anxious spouses have other things to worry about when delivery time is near than if they remembered their toothbrush, or where the camera is located. This is where steps in and takes control. They offer all the necessities, and some little luxuries, to reduce stress and ensure that mom, baby and spouse, have all they need when their bundle of joy arrives.

Frustrated Developer Dad Invents Interactive Incentive Chart
Tue, 17 Jan 2006, 01:04 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
LOS ANGELES, CA - Jan. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Barton Listick, the creator of the popular JumpStart(R) series of children's educational software, announces the public release of My Reward Board, a new software program that provides a fun way to motivate children to do their chores and tasks. The program emphasizes a positive approach for encouraging kids to complete their chores, achieve their goals, improve their behavior, and save their money. My Reward Board is available as a free trial and for purchase at

Form Meets Function in O Yikes! Chic New Diaper Bag for Hip Urban Parents on the Go
Mon, 16 Jan 2006, 10:51 ESTEdited by Beverly West
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Jan. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- O Yikes!, a San Francisco based manufacturer of cutting edge diaper bags for active new parents, today announced the launch of the Slingback Ready-to-Go Diaper bag, a stylish, ergonomic, and easy-to-clean diaper bag which arrives fully loaded with all of the essentials, for today's hip urban parents and babies on the go.

Head Lice for the Holidays: A Gift that Keeps on Giving!
Mon, 12 Dec 2005, 03:06 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
JAMESVILLE, VA - Dec. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When family and friends get together for the holidays, the kids may come home with an unexpected gift, warn the head lice experts at Dermedics Laboratories, Jamesville, VA. And this is one gift you can't just return.

The Nurture Center Celebrates Five Years Helping New Parents
Mon, 21 Nov 2005, 02:27 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
LAFAYETTE, CA - Nov. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Nurture Center, founded by two local moms to bring resources and unique products to expecting and new moms in the East Bay Area of San Francisco, will celebrate its five-year anniversary in December, 2005.

Unique Insights for New Parents - New Book Reveals Ancient Japanese Strategy Secrets for Modern Babies
Wed, 2 Nov 2005, 03:55 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
SAN JOSE, CA - Nov. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Often called a miracle of life, a baby has powers that are enigmatic and go beyond what would be suspected from something so small. How is it possible for a baby to develop so rapidly? What are the secrets to its hold over its parents? What is going on behind those innocent little eyes? Some insights to these questions and more can be found in 'Way of the Baby: A Book of Five Grins' (ISBN: 0595358853, iUniverse), a unique and artistic view into strategies and techniques babies use to grow and gain mastery over their parents, written by Brian Hutchins and available from

The New Video iPod - PodPorn in Your Kids' Pocket?
Mon, 17 Oct 2005, 01:26 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Oct. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- With the release of the new video capable iPod, pornography purveyors are already eyeing a lucrative new market. What may become known as PodPorn or PornCasts will be the next challenge to publishers of Internet content filtering software. Solid Oak Software, Inc., publishers of the popular CYBERsitter Internet filter has already begun research on the mechanics of filtering the coming onslaught of adult oriented video content for the iPod.

One Last Chance for Pregnancy: A Review of 2,705 In Vitro Fertilization Cycles Initiated in Women Age 40 Years and Above
Wed, 31 Aug 2005, 04:56 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - August 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Karande and Associates today announces the recently published article by Sigal Klipstein, MD in Fertility and Sterility entitled: 'One last chance for pregnancy: a review of 2,705 in vitro fertilization cycles initiated in women age 40 years and above.' This investigation is the largest and most detailed ever published to look at fertility success rates within this population.

Heading Off Head Lice
Mon, 29 Aug 2005, 08:34 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
JAMESVILLE, VA - August 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A new homeopathic shampoo from Dermedics Laboratories helps stop the spread of head lice, saves kids embarrassment and reduces exposure to toxins. To a child, back to school means a new backpack, a new teacher, and new friends. For parents, it may also mean a new problem: head lice! Getting a note from the teacher warning that head lice are rampant in your child's class - or worse, not getting a note but having your child come home scratching furiously - can be the start of a parental nightmare.

Baby Bird Productions Puts Four-Letter Words on Children's Clothing: Words Like Bear, Frog, and Book
Wed, 24 Aug 2005, 05:31 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
BOSTON, Mass. - August 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- According to the U.S. Department of Education, if children begin kindergarten already knowing the names of many letters, they will master reading more easily. The recognition of letters, knowing their names, and associating letter combinations with the sounds of spoken words are precursors to the development of reading skills.

When Motherhood Tears Friendship Apart - Friendship Day Launch for Dual Momoir about Breaking Up Over Baby
Thu, 28 Jul 2005, 04:44 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
OAKLAND, Calif. - July 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Friendship Day is just around the corner. August 7th is a time to celebrate that special human bond Woodrow Wilson called 'the only cement that holds the world together.' But what happens when that cement begins to crack under the strain of childbirth? Does Sisterhood stand a chance against Parenthood? That was the question that inspired Linda Cohen and Joan Bechtel to write 'Motherhood Confidential, The Strange Disappearance of My Best Friend, a Rashomon-style Odyssey of Trials by Parenthood' from SocioPathways.'s Milan Cup Holders for Strollers Let Parents Combine European Elegance with American Convenience
Fri, 22 Jul 2005, 03:59 EDTEdited by Beverly West
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - July 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) --, a web shop specializing in life's little necessities for moms and dads in the business of parenting, today announced the launch of their latest stroller accessory, the Milan Cup Holder designed to outfit today's trendy European strollers with American ingenuity and convenience.

SIRM-New Jersey Becomes Exclusive NJ Provider of Breakthrough Infertility Treatment Technology
Fri, 22 Jul 2005, 02:12 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
BEDMINSTER, NJ - July 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM-New Jersey) in Bedminster has implemented a new genetic test that may dramatically increase the odds of a woman getting pregnant through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), while at the same time reducing the likelihood of multiple births.

WUSA*9 TV Brings Teen Driver Training Program to Frederick MD
Wed, 13 Jul 2005, 11:49 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
FREDERICK, MD - July 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Car crashes are the number one killer of teenagers, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. And, the National Safety Council reports that the number of motor vehicle crashes involving teen drivers in Maryland, per 10,000 licensed teen drivers, has been on the rise since 1996. The nationally-acclaimed New Driver Car Control Clinic(R) from Advanced Car Control Techniques teaches only accident avoidance and defensive driving to teens and their parents. Sponsored by WUSA*9 Television, the Clinic will be in Frederick, Maryland the weekend of July 29, 30 and 31.

Book Offers New Perspective on the Distracted-Driving Issue with Life Saving Ideas from Scientists and Top Driving Instructors
Wed, 15 Jun 2005, 11:23 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
CHAPEL HILL, NC - June 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Know a distracted driver... chatting on a cell phone, eating a fast food meal, or reaching into the back seat to deal with kids? Recommending 'Disciplined Attention: How to Improve Your Visual Attention When You Drive' (ISBN: 0-942267-29-X) from Profile Press could save their life (

WUSA-TV Sponsors Teen Driver Training Program in Washington DC Area
Thu, 2 Jun 2005, 10:15 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
WASHINGTON, DC - June 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- WUSA TV, Channel 9 is sponsoring the nationally-acclaimed New Driver Car Control Clinic(R) in the Washington DC area beginning June 17. The Clinic is a hands-on, behind-the-wheel accident avoidance and defensive driving program for teens and their parents available in ten states.

Award-Winning Online Professor Launches Educational Game-Creation Services Aimed at College-Prep Schools and Home-Schooling Parents
Tue, 31 May 2005, 12:00 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - May 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The idea for college online instructor, James Musgrave's new service, Contemporary Instructional Concepts (, came after many semesters of teaching online through a variety of San Diego colleges.

VOICES Recognizes Better Hearing and Speech Month with the Launch of Speech and Language Television and Radio Show
Wed, 11 May 2005, 04:54 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
INGLEWOOD, Calif. - May 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As part of Better Hearing and Speech Month in May, the VOICES Association ( is highlighting its Media Outreach Program with the launch of '1 2 3 Talk!' - the cable access show devoted to speech, language and communication development and disorders.

New Book 'Overweight Kids' Addresses National Epidemic: Trusted Family Counselor Helps Parents Keep Their Children Safe From Childhood Obesity
Mon, 2 May 2005, 05:58 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - May 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- One in five kids is overweight according to the US Dept. of Agriculture - that's more than nine million obese children. Daily, headlines warn of the epidemic of childhood obesity that is quickly creating a national health crisis. Parents across America should be very concerned. A new nook 'Overweight Kids' by Linda Mintle, Ph.D. (ISBN: 1-59145-283-X), from Integrity Publishers, helps parents keep their children safe from childhood obesity.

New York Times Contributor and Author of Controversial Book on Mercury in Vaccines, Live on AutismToday.Com
Wed, 27 Apr 2005, 08:30 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
DALLAS, TX and ALBERTA, Canada - April 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Autism Today announces a live, interactive telephone conference will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 PST this Thursday, April 28th featuring David Kirby, author of 'Evidence of Harm, A Medical Controversy' (ISBN: 0-312-32544-0). He will address the question: 'Does mercury in vaccines cause autism and other disorders in children?'

New Book Offers Revolutionary Treatment Options for Children with Autism
Mon, 25 Apr 2005, 10:26 ESTEdited by Beverly West
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - April 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Etham Books today announced the publication of 'Diagnosis Autism: Now What? 10 Steps to Improve Treatment Outcomes' by Dr. Lawrence P. Kaplan. The book presents parents of children who have autism with immediate answers and achievable teaching strategies contained in an easy-to-follow 10-step program.

VOICES to Receive Prestigious Public Service Award in Recognition of Outstanding Service to Communication Impaired Children
Thu, 14 Apr 2005, 03:28 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The VOICES Association, the national nonprofit organization for children with communication disorders and their families, has been chosen to receive the 2005 Public Service Award from the California Speech-Language Hearing Association (CSHA), it was announced today. VOICES is being recognized because it has made 'a significant contribution to the field of communication disorders' and 'for its outstanding service to children with communication disorders and their families,' according to CSHA

Study: Pediatricians Overlook Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Wed, 13 Apr 2005, 09:26 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Reports of a new study by Special Abilities, Inc. send an alarming message to parents of young infants and children. Pediatricians are not recognizing the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at an early age denying children benefits of early intervention and therapy. Autism is a complex neurological disorder characterized by profound delays in communication and social interaction and affects over 1.7 million individuals in the U.S.

Realiteen Publications Launches Magazine for Christian Teen Girls
Wed, 6 Apr 2005, 05:09 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
SILVER SPRING, MD -- (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- More than 100,000 copies of a cool, new Christian teen girl magazine are being distributed for free across the United States. Realiteen (, published by a small group of entrepreneurial women in their twenties, is a lifestyle magazine covering the gamut of teen girls' interests from a Biblical perspective.

SoftForYou Releases 'Customer Request' Version of Popular Internet Filtering Software
Mon, 14 Mar 2005, 03:57 ESTEdited by Christopher Simmons
CHAPEL HILL, NC - March 14, 2005 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- The SoftForYou Company, a vendor of Internet filtering and child safety software products - today announced the release of iProtectYou Pro Version v7.06, the latest version of its highly-regarded, award-winning Internet Filtering / Parental Control software. This version is fully based on requests expressed by customers.

Alternatives for Seniors Announces New FREE Information Call Center
Wed, 9 Mar 2005, 05:13 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
SOUTHFIELD, MI /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Seniors and families considering housing options for aging parents have a difficult time determining whether Assisted Living, Independent Living Home Care or Nursing Care is a good choice for their family. Contemplating change in unfamiliar circumstances can be difficult, overwhelming and time consuming. That's where The Alternatives for Seniors Information Center can help - (888) 533-INFO provides free telephone consultation.

Olga Horvat Announces Personalized Fantasy Portraits for Children
Thu, 24 Feb 2005, 10:52 ESTEdited by Beverly West
NEW YORK, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Olga Horvat Art ( today announced that it has made the leap into high-end digital photography with the addition of their new Fantasy Portraits line for kids. Fantasy Portraits allow children to become whatever they've dreamed of being in their everyday life, and immortalizes their fantasy in a beautiful and artistic keepsake.

Parenting Expert Offers 'Six Weeks to Raising a Well-Mannered Child'...No Supernanny Required
Wed, 23 Feb 2005, 12:16 ESTEdited by Carly Zander
NASHVILLE, TN /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Parents fighting the constant battle to get their children to eat, sleep and behave will breathe a sigh of relief with the release of Taming Your Family Zoo: Six Weeks to Raising a Well-Mannered Child (Revell, May 2005), by Donna Jones. In just six weeks, Donna teaches parents how to raise well-mannered children through the powerful tools of Rehearsing, Reminding, Reinforcing, and Reflecting.

Teen Entrepreneur Grants Teachers' Wish Lists
Wed, 5 Jan 2005, 11:43 ESTBy Christopher Laird Simmons
TULSA, OK /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Raynece Leader-Thompson was only thirteen when she created the Math-a-Mania(tm) game that makes learning math fun for children and adults. As she accepted invitations to demonstrate the game for school districts across the nation, she saw first-hand the lack of supplies in many of the classrooms. As sales of 'Math-a-Mania(tm)' increased, Raynece asked her mother Johnece, president of the games distributor Math Workz, LLC, to help find a way they could fill this need. The 'Teachers' Wish List' is a result of this desire.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Simmons
Compassionate Kids Make Milestones In Senior Independence
Holiday Baskets to Tribute Senior Citizens
ATLANTA, GA - December 8, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- During this holiday season, many functionally impaired senior citizens are without family and friends with whom to share a meal, exchange gifts, or receive the compassion of a loving touch. Thanks to the generous donation of Compassionate Kids, some of Atlanta's senior citizens will receive the gift of compassion this holiday season through the collaboration between Compassionate Kids, Inc. and Milestones In Senior Independence, Inc.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
(c)send2press Karmel Games Sponsors First Ever National Games Week
Company Launches Two New Editions of its Popular Word Game 'Anagramania' to Coincide with the Event
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - November 1, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Family and educational board games publisher, Karmel Games (, is participating in the country's first-ever National Games Week as a sponsor. This exciting new event, instigated by Games Quarterly magazine, will take place each year in the fourth week of November, during which people across the country will be encouraged to turn off the television, step away from the computer and play a game; particularly, any game that encourages family participation.

By News Article Editor: Cacly Zander
Drugs Like Prozac Trigger - Not Prevent - Teen Suicide! Expert Gives Life-Saving Advice
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - October 22, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- The FDA has ordered prominent warning labels for antidepressants like Prozac because they increase suicidal behavior in children and adolescents. That's why more than ever, we need to rely on better communication between kids and adults to keep teens safe and reduce their risky behavior during these turbulent, non-communicative years. Yet few parents know how to talk to their kids about what's really going on. Barbara McRae, founder of Teen Frontier International (a division of EnhancedLife Coaching, LLC), a master certified coach and parent-teen expert, has developed a simple yet effective way to talk to your teen.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
First North American Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome Attracts World Experts and Shaken Baby Syndrome Victims and Families
MONTREAL, Quebec - September 9, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome ( announces its first North American Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome. This conference brings together physicians, researchers, health care professionals and legal experts as well as members of shaken baby syndrome (SBS) victims' families and victim advocates.

By News Article Editor: Carly Zander
Book on Teaching Children to Swim Comes to the Web - 'A Gentle Approach to Teaching Children to Swim' by Berna Bennett
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - September 8, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- The book "A Gentle Approach to Teaching Children to Swim" by Berna Bennett is now on the web, announced the author today, downloadable as a PDF ebook for $8.95, at When originally published in 1997, the printed edition sold out.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
(c) First Light Publishing First Light Publishing Puts Fun Focus on Children's Story Time
RICHMOND, VA - August 20, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- First Light Publishing will enter the dog eat doggie world of children's publishing with the September 1st release of "Don't Play With Your Food!" (ISBN: 0-9754411-0-8). The book, like the publishing company, was created with one goal in mind: to bring joy to the reader.

By News Article Editor: Beverly West
Star Spangled Baby, Ltd. Announces the Launch of Two New Patriotic Toys for Kids
PHILADELPHIA, PA - August 18, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Star Spangled Baby, Ltd. (, a Pennsylvania-based publishing company specializing in patriotic toys for children, today announced the addition of two new products designed to teach children 1-4 years of age about fundamental American values. "I Pledge Allegiance" (ISBN: 0972676228), Star Spangled Baby's latest board book, excellently combines education, entertainment and durability.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
At Florida Surf Lessons, the Family That Hangs Ten Together, Stays Together
ORLANDO, FL - July 19, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Florida Surf Lessons (, Florida's premier surf surfing school, today announced their roster of classes and instruction packages designed to improve family surfing skills, as well as family dynamics.

By News Article Editor: Carly Zander
Free Trial of New Pain Assessment Technology
New Pain Gauge® is a compact computerized device developed to provide an easy-to-use, objective tool for assessing pain and stress in animals
COLUMBUS, OHIO - June 24, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Public Health Information Services (PHIS), Inc., has announced they are making their recently launched Pain Gauge available to veterinarians on a two-week, free trial basis. Consumers can sample the new technology by leasing the devices on a month-to-month basis. The first of its kind, the Pain Gauge is a compact computerized device developed to provide an easy-to-use, objective tool for assessing pain and stress in animals.

By News Article Editor: Christopher Laird Simmons
National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome to Implement $1.5 Million Prevention Project
OGDEN, UT - June 7, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Crying, especially inconsolable crying, is the most common trigger for shaking and physical abuse of infants. A new research program may provide parents and other caretakers the tools they need to prevent shaken baby syndrome (SBS), a form of child abuse that can cause immediate damage to the victim's brain.

News Article Editor: Carly Zander
New Company Fills Niche In Lucrative Scrapbooking Market - Nene's Creations Makes Memories With Supplies Geared To African-Americans
OLD HICKORY, Tenn. - May 5, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- A new ecommerce site provides African- Americans the ability to make their own personalized memories with multi-cultural scrapbooking supplies. Nene's Creations™ ( offers paper, stickers, die-cuts and frames featuring people of color.

News Article Editor: Christopher L. Simmons
Camilions Publishing Announces Photo-Personalized Bedtime Stories Starring Your Own Kids
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. - April 19, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Camilions Publishing ( today announced the launch of their new photo-personalized book fantasy that allows parents to read their children a story starring themselves! With Camilions photo- personalized books, children play an active part in a story that has conflict, drama, humor and resolution. Camilions Publishing went beyond the familiar technology used to personalize a magazine cover, to personalize and professionally print an entire hardcover book.

News Article Editor: Carly Zander
Talking Story - Where Your Memories Live
New Videography Service Captures a Living Memory of Grandparents and Loved Ones
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - March 12, 2004 - Talking Story Video ( is officially launching its business and web site this month. Talking Story is a video service that records personal documentaries for people in their 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s as well as special events. The launch event will be held Sunday, March 28th from noon - 2pm at the Speisekammer Restaurant, 2424 Lincoln Avenue in Alameda, California. The public and media is invited to attend to meet the videographer, find out more about Talking Story oral histories and hear from some of the people who have been recorded or have been recipients of the treasured video tapes and DVDs.

News Article Editor: Carly Zander
First Ever Summer Au Pair Child Care Program Launched by InterExchange Au Pair USA
Quality, Affordable, Live-In Child Care for the Summer Months From Around the World
NEW YORK, NY - March 5, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- InterExchange Au Pair USA ( announces the launch of the first ever Summer Au Pair program giving families an affordable, alternative to traditional child care for the summer months.

[Business & Technology News Editor: Carly Zander]
For Surviving Spouses of Iraq War Heroes, Matthew Lesko Says Help is On the Way
NEW YORK, NY - February 6, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Matthew Lesko (, best-selling author and world renowned expert on accessing little-known government resources announced today that he will offer his services free to surviving spouses of fallen U.S. troops in Iraq to help them access the benefits they're entitled to, but may not know about.

[Business & Technology News Editor: Carly Zander]
100 Million Pink Candles will Light Up for Valentine's Day - National Campaign to Bring Our Troops Home Begins
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - January 12, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Two Friends, that own and run an Intuitive Consulting Business called "The Love Goddesses" of Radio Talk, Cheri Trapier and Kimberly Dawn, are now asking Americans to light a pink candle at 6:00pm on February 14th to bring our U.S. troops home who are abroad. They have recently been featured on radio stations in San Francisco, Calif. & Vancouver, Canada. Every household in the U.S. is being asked to light a pink candle in front of your home for 5 minutes and send a message of love to our troops overseas and hold the intention of our soldiers coming home sooner than expected.

[Newswire Editor: Christopher Simmons, Senior News Editor]
Wedding Tracker, The Leading Wedding Web Site Provider, Launches Photo Printing Service
REDMOND, WA - Nov. 13, 2003 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- The Wedding Tracker, LLC has launched a new photo printing service to enhance its personal wedding web site and wedding planning software business. The service allows couples to enable full photo printing capabilities on their own wedding web site.

[News Article Editor: Christopher Simmons, Senior News Editor]
Mike Weinstein Assumes Position For Florida's Premier Scholarship And Mentoring Organization.
JACKSONVILLE, FL - Sept. 4, 2003 (Send2Press Newswire) -- Take Stock in Children, Florida's premier college scholarship and mentoring organization, comes under new leadership as Mike Weinstein assumes the position of president. Weinstein brings extensive leadership and development experience to the position, and his enthusiasm for helping children achieve their dreams will be a great asset to the program.

[News Article Editor: Christopher Simmons, Senior News Editor]
NEW YORK, NY - Sept. 2, 2003 (Send2Press Newswire) -- Nationwide Media Group ( announced today the publication of a timely and important new book entitled, "An American Family Emergency Guide - A Concise Handbook for Survival in the 21st Century." This guide provides practical procedures and planning for families and single-parents on how to cope with actual and potential emergencies.

[Edited by Carly Zander, Assoc. News Editor]
PHILADELPHIA, PA - June 20, 2003 (Send2Press Newswire) -- In the northern suburbs of Philadelphia, families from across the US will learn how to "rid the silence" at the Second Annual SMG-CAN Family Retreat and Conference, hosted by the Selective Mutism Group-Childhood Anxiety Network (SMG-CAN). The event will take place July 11-12, 2003, at the Holiday Inn Select Buck's County, and conclude with a fun and educational family day at Willow Grove Picnics on Sunday July 13, 2003.

One Day Training Course Gives Parents and Educators Practical Tools for Supporting ADD/ADHD Children
SEDONA, AZ - Feb. 4, 2003 (Send2Press Newswire) -- With over 6,000,000 prescriptions written for Ritalin in the Unites States every year, more and more parents and educators question the need for medicating children diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) and other learning difficulties. According to Karen Curry, B.S.N., internationally known family coach trainer, author and child development specialist, symptoms of ADD/ADHD are frequently exhibited by gifted children who are not having their developmental, nutritional or educational needs being met successfully.

Catch Child Abuse, a Robbery, or Employee Mischief from any Net-enabled PC, PDA or Cellphone
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Jan. 27, 2003 (Send2Press Newswire) -- Philex Enterprises Inc. ( announces a new software application called Visec(tm) that allows parents or employers to remotely monitor activity in a home or business using a PC and any low-cost webcam for security purposes. Easy set-up can be accomplished without technical expertise in less than 5 minutes.

[Newswire Editor: Christopher Simmons, Senior PR News Editor]
'Project Kits' Make Learning About Electricity And Magnetism Fun
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - May 29, 2003 (Send2Press Newswire) -- A new concept in children's project kits is creating a buzz in the industry. Jazwares Distribution, Inc., the innovative children's toy and activity company, and Scholastic Entertainment, the media and consumer products division of the global children's publishing company, Scholastic Inc. (NASDQ: SCHL), announce the launch of Project Kits™, an exciting new activity line that will challenge young minds, and teach kids about science in a fun, engaging way.

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