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Family and Parenting News – including motherhood, child safety, newborns, family healthcare, and related parenting and family news, as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


Adoption Fairytale Videobook for ‘Love Without Wings’ to Release on National Adoption Day

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Nov. 14, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Love Without Wings: An Adoption Fairytale” (ISBN: 979-8986768045), was released one year ago and now it’s also available as a read-along videobook narrated by Rayyah McCaul with an original music score by Sleeps Under Beams. The author, Adam Swain Ferguson, founder, Purple Fox Entertainment, says that the book and its video adaptation were imagined to magically introduce the subject of adoption to his son, and to celebrate diverse families made complete through adoption.

Stride Autism Centers Hosts Open House in Sioux City, Iowa

SIOUX CITY, Iowa, Nov. 8, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stride Autism Centers (“Stride”) is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its latest center in Sioux City, Iowa. Their mission is clear: to become an integral part of the local community while making a meaningful impact in the lives of preschool children with autism.

JOEY AND HIS FRIEND WATER: A playful book introducing children and their parents to the idea that everything around us is energy vibrating at different speeds

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 14, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In Ellen J. Lewinberg’s current picture book, “Joey and His Friend Water” (ISBN: 978-0228881698; May 2023), Joey, the main character in the book, finds that he is able to talk to the water in a stream behind his house. Joey finds it hard to believe that he is talking to and learning from Water, and keeps checking the ideas that Water is presenting to him.

Black Women in STEM Pen New Children’s Science and Nature Book for HBCU Green Fund’s Publishing Arm Launch

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 12, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fostering their continued efforts to create innovative programs to lead the charge in building a more sustainable future, the HBCU Green Fund, founded by environmental leader, Felicia Davis, has launched a self-titled publishing brand. Their first release, “MSITU: The Old-Growth Forest,” is written by three women in STEM, Spelman college students and alumna, Serena Echols, Imani Blue and Nia McKenzie, and illustrated by Niara Powell.

Reimagining Parenthood: A Therapist’s Insight Into Weathering Relationship Storms – A Beacon Of Support For Couples In The Journey Of Raising Children

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada, Sept. 12, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Relationships, marriage, and parenthood-these beautiful connections often come with their share of challenges. Dan McMillan, a therapist and psychologist based in Alberta, Canada, witnessed the struggles that can plague relationships. He recognized the need to shed light on a common hurtful pattern that couples often find themselves in. This realization led to the creation of his debut picture book, “Badger and Turtle: Face the Storm” (ISBN: 978-0228888116)

Educator, Actress and Civil Rights Activist Releases Debut Children’s Picture Book

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Aug. 24, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Gwendolyn Mukes, a Los Angeles based actress, renowned educator and civil rights activist presents her debut children’s book, “Gwen Didn’t Care” (ISBN: 979-8985784428) at Full Circle Bookstore on August 26, 1900 NW Expy, Oklahoma City, OK, at 3 p.m. “Gwen Didn’t Care” honors the 65th Anniversary of the nation’s first approved sit-in movement, and tells a true story of the silly, ridiculous, unjust, unfair, unfortunate laws of Jim Crow.

Publishers Newswire announces semi-annual Books to Bookmark List for Aug. 2023 – 6 Great Children’s Books You’ve Likely Never Seen

TEMECULA, Calif., Aug. 7, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Publishers Newswire (PNW), a news publisher covering books, music and software launched in 2004, has announced its semiannual “books to bookmark” list of six new and interesting children’s books from small publishers and self-published authors in North America published over the past year. These children’s books are often overlooked due to not coming from major traditional book publishing houses.

Author’s Second Children’s Sing-Along Book Launches with a Give-Back Campaign Supporting Pet Adoption

LA JOLLA, Calif., June 26, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Children’s sing-along book author and vocalist Bridget Burton (pen name) known in her community as Barbara Burton Graf, just published her second children’s book “Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou: Maui’s Beloved Pup” (ISBN 978-0989562416; Softcover) this month. The illustrated book, designed for early readers, is captured in both a soft cover print, eBook (Kindle) and video/cartoon versions and includes upbeat Hawaiian music with steel guitar and ukulele and vocals by the author herself.

Author Sarah Zadek Releases Evidence-Based Guide to Optimize Fertility

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, April 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author and licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Sarah Zadek, has released a comprehensive guide to fertility. The book is titled “It Takes Two… And A Uterus: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding and Enhancing your Fertility,” (ISBN: 978-0228884170; March 1, 2023) the book offers evidence-based guidance on improving the odds of a healthy pregnancy, whether naturally or with the help of advanced reproductive technologies such as IVF.

9th Annual Cursive is Cool Contest Launches for Students in North America

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 23, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The American Handwriting Analysis Foundation announced that their 2023 “Cursive is Cool”® contest is now open to North American students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Students are encouraged to enter early. Prizes will be awarded for First Place, Second Place, Third Place based on legibility and neatness.

A Magical Gnome makes his way to earth – just in time for Christmas!

VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada, Dec. 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Magic is everywhere, you just have to believe. Follow Edy the gnome on his whimsical adventures in the human world, while he tries to save the last Golden Believer left on earth. “My Magical Gnome” (ISBN: 978-0228860136; Dec., 2022) by author Monika Blichar is a delightful storybook that can be enjoyed by the young and old alike!

New book celebrates the magic of adoption and diversity through creative storytelling

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Nov. 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Adam Swain Ferguson, founder, Purple Fox Entertainment, is a creative producer and author. His new book release, “Love Without Wings: An Adoption Fairytale” (ISBN: 979-8986768014), was inspired by a true story – his own story – and celebrates diverse families made complete through adoption. It’s scheduled to be released during National Adoption Month on November 19, National Adoption Day.

Children’s author releases latest in ‘Glad to Do It!’ series about first responders

POMFRET, Md., Oct. 18, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — J2B Publishing announces the release of “Uncle Rocky – Fireman #10 – Ice Rescue” (ISBN: 978-1954682160), authored by James Burd Brewster. It’s the 10th Uncle Rocky – Fireman book in the “Glad to do it!” children’s series and is illustrated for kids aged 3-7. The series honors first responders by retelling true-life emergency response stories through the eyes of its characters: Uncle Rocky – Fireman, Officers Jack and Kate and EMT Morales.

BabyLiveAdvice Announces $1.1M Seed Investment to Improve Maternal-Infant Health Outcomes

CALABASAS, Calif., Sept. 13, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BabyLiveAdvice, the leading virtual maternal telehealth provider, announced the completion of a $1.1 million seed investment led by Venn Ventures and Synergen Technology Labs. BabyLiveAdvice, founded by CEO Sigi Marmorstein, RN, PHN, MSN, FNP-BC, partners with healthcare providers and health systems to support coordinated, comprehensive prenatal, postpartum, and infant care.

New Children’s Book Embraces the Bond of Parents and Child Through Life and Death

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 19, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With an aim to help families begin to heal after the terrible loss of a child, “ScootieToots and the Feathers From Heaven: A Family Healing Book” (ISBN: 978-0228866862) by Audri B. Cabness is a whimsical children’s story with a powerful message that offers families an uplifting vantage point, at any point in their healing process, from which they are given the opportunity to begin to pivot from despair to serenity.

Nutrition Company PlantBaby Raises $4 Million Seed Round with Big Idea Ventures and The Fund LA, Among Others

KAUAI, Hawaii, June 22, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PlantBaby, the innovative nutrition company developing a portfolio of the purest plant-based products to support the nutritional journey from infancy into adulthood, announces its $4 million Seed funding round, led by Big Idea Ventures and The Fund LA.

Couple Writes Ideal Book for People Thinking About Parenthood, Those Already Expecting, or New Parents Wanting Some Comfort As They Navigate Delightful Highs And Overwhelming Lows

MELBOURNE, Australia, June 1, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “What Do You Even Do With A Baby? A Parent’s First Year” (ISBN: 978-0228869689) is a book aiming to demystify parenting so people can make well-informed decisions about becoming one. Authors Sarah and James Dunham struggled with the lack of a clear picture of what life would be like on the other side of the umbilical cord. “It doesn’t get talked about openly.”

Isn’t It Possible to Promote Literacy? Net Profits from 10th Anniversary Edition of ‘Little Green’ will go to Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 5, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paraphrase, LLC, the publisher of “Little Green” (ISBN: 978-0981587943) by Arnold Rudnick, is donating 500 copies of a special anniversary edition to Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California (RIFSoCal). For 10 years, “Little Green” has been asking, “Isn’t it possible?”

Los Angeles Child Author Releases His Debut Book in Conjunction with Children’s Book Week

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Seven-year-old author, Sammy Wallace, will release his debut rhyming children’s picture book, “I Slept in My Bed Last Night” (ISBN 979-8985784404; WF Publications), on May 2, 2022, in conjunction with Children’s Book Week. Sammy, a first grader at Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter School (Los Angeles), is excited to take part in this national literacy initiative.

‘Bop-It and No More Covid’ – Book One in The ‘Bop-It’ Series Written and Illustrated By Jessica J. Wohlgemuth

VANDERHOOF, B.C., April 26, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Children’s book, “Bop-It and No More Covid” (ISBN 978-0228839965; paper), written by country prairie girl Jessica J. Wohlgemuth, looking to help children cope during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Are you tired of living the COVID life? Find hope and cheer in this little book about a fuzzy little grey bunny named Bop-It. Read about how he and his friends learn to cope through the pandemic, finding fun in the new normal.

9th Annual USA Cursive is Cool® Contest is Still Accepting Entries

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — We are excited to announce that the USA Cursive is Cool® contest deadline has been extended until April 22, 2022. The contest is going on as usual this year after encouragement from teachers, parents, and students, announced the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation today, and the entries can now be submitted until April 22 to allow more students to participate.

26 State Proclamations Kick Off Awareness Month for Unexplained Childhood Deaths

ROSELAND, N.J., March 1, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) Foundation thanks Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin for making statewide proclamations declaring March 2022 SUDC Awareness Month.

The New York Milk Bank Announces Appointment of New Executive Director, Linda Harelick, MBA, DrPH

VALHALLA, N.Y., Feb. 16, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The New York Milk Bank (NYMB), founded six years ago, today announced the appointment of its new Executive Director, Linda Harelick, MBA, DrPH. The New York Milk Bank (NYMB) is a non-profit organization that collects extra breast milk from healthy lactating women. The milk is then pasteurized and distributed to babies in need throughout the Tri-State area.

9th Annual Cursive is Cool Contest Adds Additional Prizes for Pandemic-Friendly Participation in Both USA and Canada for 2022

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 21, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Cursive is Cool® contest will be held as usual this year after encouragement from teachers, parents, and students, announced the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation today, despite some schools in the USA and Canada operating remotely, or using a hybrid model with in-person learning. In person education is on again, off again, hit or miss these days. Yet, Cursive is Cool Contest is reliable.

South Bay-based Parents Network Rebrands as Local Anchor with National Expansion Underway

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Oct. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — South Bay Mommies & Daddies, a popular Los Angeles area community platform for parents that boasts nearly 8,000 members, is rebranding and expanding as Local Anchor after being selected for the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program.

New Children’s Book Entitled ‘Adventure Zone’ Excites Experts with Its Fun Format to Explain Pediatric Therapies

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Authors Allison Klimowicz and Veronica Stanley-Hooper have written a children’s book entitled “Adventure Zone” (ISBN: 979-8524737199). This book, written for parents and children from the ages of 6 to 12 years old, explains pediatric therapies in a fun, informative way.

The Deadliest Days of the Year are Upon Us: 4th of July Holiday Sees Dramatic Spike in Traffic-Related Deaths Every Year

ONTARIO, Calif., June 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The deadliest days of the year for traffic related accidents are those surrounding the 4th of July holiday. Every year there is a dramatic spike in pedestrian related deaths and injuries during that time. In response MAGLITE® and First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF) are joining together to promote traffic and pedestrian safety awareness.

Stride’s Evidence-Based Autism Therapy Now Available at Four Iowa Locations

DES MOINES, Iowa, May 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stride Autism Centers (“Stride”), a mission-driven provider of evidence-based therapy for children with autism, today announced that it has expanded to serve families at four centers throughout Iowa. Stride is now actively enrolling clients at all four locations, including Clive and Johnston in the Des Moines metro area, Cedar Rapids, and Davenport in the Quad Cities.

California Safe Schools Honors 2021 Earth Day Champions

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — March 30, 2021 marked the 23rd anniversary of California Safe Schools (CSS), a celebrated children’s environmental health and justice coalition, founded by Robina Suwol in 1998 after grade school students, including Robina’s two sons, were sprayed with the herbicide Princep, as they headed to class.

What The World Needs Now is LOVE!

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ByDam Multimedia announces its latest release: “From A Place of Love – My Adoption Journey,” an award-winning documentary film from Writer, Producer, Director David Bynum.

California IVF Fertility Center to Offer 5 Free Infertility Treatments

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California IVF Fertility Center, a full-service infertility treatment center based in Northern California announced the second annual infertility awareness campaign. The center will accept video applications from now through April 17, 2021. The 5 selected recipients will receive free fertility services that may include IVF, a tubal ligation reversal surgery, and a donor egg IVF cycle.

Colorful Colorado road trips come alive for families with new kids’ adventure book

EAGLE, Colo., March 31, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Eli and Mort’s Epic Adventures Colorado Summer Road Trip” by Elyssa Nager provides a captivating outlet for families interested in a Colorado road trip. The book, published by Resort Books Ltd, is ideal for children aged 3 to 12, brings to life favorite places to visit across the Mile High State.

Participating Colorado Optometrists Give Infants One-time No-cost Eye Exam Through National InfantSEE® Program

DENVER, Colo., March 25, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leaders in Colorado eye health advocacy, the Colorado Optometric Association (COA) and 2020 Eyes Colorado, announce that participating local optometrists are offering no-cost comprehensive eye exams to infants 6-12 months of age regardless of income or insurance.

Launch Pad Publishing Releases Self-Care Book For Parents with High Needs Children

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Launch Pad Publishing is releasing the first book in a new self-care series and it’s the answer to caring for a child with high needs in our “sacrificial mom” culture. “Everyday Self-Care and Your High Needs Child” follows author Natalie Brobin’s journey.

Tickets and sponsorships available for Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Virtual Events

FORT MYERS, Fla., March 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida (PPSWCF) is excited to announce highly anticipated speakers for its large-scale virtual fundraising series – “The Naked Truth.” The series of events begins in March with a variety of Revealing Conversations and culminates with a virtual gala on Thursday, April 8, 2021.

Kids Read Now continues literacy partnership with schools, eliminating the summer slide for Michigan students

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kids Read Now has partnered with school districts across Michigan, including Brighton Area Schools, Grand Haven Public Schools, Forest Hills Public Schools, and Coopersville Area Public Schools, to mail books directly to their students’ homes over the summer.

Midwives for an Equitable and Sustainable Future: ACNM Extends Year of Nurse and Midwife, Begins Decade of the Midwife

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization extended the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife into 2021 in Europe, to celebrate and recognize the hard work of nurses and midwives fighting the pandemic. The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) supports this decision and hereby extends this recognition to the United States.

Twenty-Nine States Proclaim March SUDC Awareness Month for Unexplained Childhood Deaths

ROSELAND, N.J., March 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) Foundation thanks Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming for making statewide proclamations declaring March 2021 as SUDC Awareness Month.

TimeoutIQ App Allows Parents to Remotely Manage Kids’ Screen Time and Helps them Learn Something Too

TORONTO, Ontario, March 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kids’ screen time has soared during the pandemic, yet parents are reluctant to restrict it because it’s their primary way of learning, socializing and playing. TimeoutIQ has the solution. It helps parents to subtly manage screen time, and challenges kids with educational content at their grade level while playing games, watching videos or engrossed in social media.

Senate Reintroduces Legislation to Federally Invest in Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Program

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Yesterday, the Senate reintroduced the Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness (MOMMA) Act, critical legislation that seeks to reduce the disparate maternal and infant morbidity and mortality rates, especially among Black and Brown birthing people and infants. The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) strongly supports the MOMMA Act.