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

SILVER SPRING, Md. /CitizenWire/ — 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 […]

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News: Twenty-Nine States Proclaim March SUDC Awareness Month for Unexplained Childhood Deaths | CitizenWire

ROSELAND, N.J. /CitizenWire/ — 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 […]

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

TORONTO, Ontario /CitizenWire/ — 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 […]

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

SILVER SPRING, Md. /CitizenWire/ — 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.

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News: Kids Read Now celebrates partnerships with hometown heroes, delivering books to Ohio students | CitizenWire

DAYTON, Ohio /CitizenWire/ — Kids Read Now has partnered with school districts across Ohio, including Ansonia Local Schools, Troy City Schools, Mapleton Local School District, Greenville City Schools, and Northridge Local Schools, to mail books directly to their students’ homes over the summer.

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News: Debut author, Barbara Lane, launches ‘Fictitious Truths’ – a podcast to increase the awareness of child abuse and neglect | CitizenWire

WINCHESTER, Va. /CitizenWire/ — A captivating storyteller, Barbara Lane, hosts a new Podcast where she uses her powerful writing and storytelling skills to share Lucy’s Story, a chronical in which she casts a five-year-old fictional character as the voice of the children she represents – a compilation of the true-life events experienced by the abused […]

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News: South Bay Comes Together to Show Support for the Local Healthcare Community on Valentine’s Day | CitizenWire

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — While everyone continues to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers continue to bear the brunt of it, local businesses are struggling, and people are unsure of how to help. As founder of the popular South Bay Mommies & Daddies, a Los Angeles area community platform for […]

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News: Beach Cities Health District teams with South Bay Mommies and Daddies to Support Raising Happy, Healthy and Resilient Children | CitizenWire

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — “Parents’ Guide to Raising Happy, Healthy and Resilient Children,” presented in partnership with Beach Cities Health District and South Bay Mommies and Daddies, is a five-part video series designed for parents of children ages 0-6.

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News: New Book Helps People to Deal with Loss During the Pandemic | CitizenWire

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio /CitizenWire/ — When Gina Marie Mordecki’s daughter was raped and murdered, she prayed that her death would not be in vain. Her new book, “God’s Amazing Intimacy in Grief” (ISBN: 979-8578563751), is the answer to that prayer. Mordecki’s book is written to help heal the hearts of others who have experienced the tragic […]

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News: 8th Annual Cursive is Cool Contest Adds Additional Prizes for Pandemic-Friendly Participation in Both the US and Canada | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — 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.

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News: Rahoo Baby allows all parents to feel confident about their baby’s developmental milestones with new virtual offerings via ‘Rahoo U’ | CitizenWire

BOSTON, Mass. /CitizenWire/ — Boston startup Rahoo Baby, a baby product company made up by a team of physicians and pediatric therapists, is launching “Rahoo U,” an online classroom for parents. Launching January 25, Rahoo U teaches parents the most effective techniques for helping babies master the skills they need at each stage of development, […]

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News: C Diff Foundation Hosts Live-Online Symposium for Patients, Families and Caregivers | CitizenWire

TAMPA, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — The C Diff Foundation will host a free, live-online, and interactive symposium on Friday, Jan. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. EST. Sponsored by Seres Therapeutics, the event is designed for patients who are being treated for a C. diff. infection in addition to those who are recovering or who have […]

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News: Federal Bill to Address Unexpected Child, Infant Deaths is Now Law | CitizenWire

ROSELAND, N.J. /CitizenWire/ — The SUDC Foundation applauds final passage of Scarlett’s Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act. This legislation was introduced by U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Doug Jones (D-AL) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and U.S. Representatives Gwen Moore (WI-04), Tom Cole (OK-04) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03).

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News: Detroit Moms Partner to Start Virtual Circle Time for Preschoolers Who Need Socialization | CitizenWire

DETROIT, Mich. /CitizenWire/ — No Fear Café, a co-learning center located in the heart of Detroit, announced the launching of its new online community, “Ready to Learn Circles.” Moms and business owners, Alicia McKay and Shanna Sansom, have partnered to launch “Ready to Learn Circles” which is a new virtual program that pairs qualified instructors […]

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News: Professional Child Photographer Reveals Trade Secrets in New Online Course: ‘How to Photograph Your Kids’ | CitizenWire

LARCHMONT, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — There’s an old adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” and Jane Goodrich, an award-winning, New York-based photographer, is ready to teach people how to create images of their kids that will speak for themselves. Her new online course, “How to Photograph Your Kids,” teaches people how to take world-class […]

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News: Take the PLANETXXI Challenge: Create the Eco City of the Future | CitizenWire

CHICAGO, Ill. /CitizenWire/ — As we zoom into the future in 2021, we see first-hand that the universe is filled with limitless opportunities. There’s a real competition in the “race for space,” and Sandra Snowden, aka Celestina, Ambassador PLANETXXI, has just entered the race with plans of her own to create The Eco City of […]

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News: The Vaccine for Racism, Inequality, and Hate Has Arrived in The Form of a New Children’s Book Series | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Author/Educator and Chiropractor based in Santa Monica, Dr. Todd Gewant, today announced the release of his 2nd book in the “What I Wish I Was Told” children’s book series, “What I Wish I Was Told: Part 2: A Poetic Guide To Unite Us All” (ISBN: 979-8696235394).

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News: Virginia Preschool Educator Offers Free Curriculum for Parents Amid Pandemic Woes | CitizenWire

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. /CitizenWire/ — The best teachers truly care about their students’ lives both inside and outside the classroom, and Denise Shields of Creative Kids Preschool — and now also Creative Kids Virtual Preschool — is proving that by her actions during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release from the school.

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News: Tennessee Pediatrician Releases Q and A Format Book for New Parents | CitizenWire

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. /CitizenWire/ — “The Big Book of ‘Why’ for Parents” (ISBN: 978-1510758162) authored by Clifford Dale James, III, MD, a board-certified Tennessee pediatrician, and published by Skyhorse Publishing, is an ideal resource for any new parent. It’s filled with 75 tips and tricks to help new parents feel confident that they’re doing the […]

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NEWS: Bella Zuniga and Luiz Gohara Announce the Birth of Their Baby Girl

PHOENIX, Ariz., Oct. 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Colombian model, Bella Zuniga, and her partner, Luiz Gohara, a Brazilian baseball player, are excited to announce the birth of their healthy baby girl, Emilia. She was born in Arizona on July 23 and is the couple’s first child together. The name, Emilia, was chosen by the […]

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NEWS: As Schools Begin Virtually, New Book Helps Ease Children’s Fears Over Online Learning

BRIDGEWATER, Va., Sept. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Morgan Books today announced the release of their new timely book, “Madi Goes to Virtual School” (ISBN: 979-8673380277) by author Rob Morgan. As millions of school children have returned to the classroom this fall, many of them are doing so virtually, learning from kitchen tables and laptop […]

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NEWS: Saving Lost Kids Celebrates Winning Board Approval to Develop the Largest Care facility in the U.S. for Children Rescued from Trafficking

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tennessee-based Pastor Brian Callies is the Founder, President, and CEO of the nonprofit “Brian Callies Foundation” as well as head of “Saving Lost Kids.” Over the last four years these organizations have built a remarkable reputation for being a powerful force boldly addressing the issues of missing, […]

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NEWS: Mom of Three Autistic Boys Pens Book About Navigating the Pandemic and Sobriety with Grit, Humor and Love

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., Sept. 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The global pandemic has average parents becoming teachers, referees, cooks, therapists, and so much more. One mother, Melanie Donus, took on the extra challenges of parenting three autistic boys while leaping into sobriety and published a book about the experience.

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NEWS: Green Kid Crafts launches Kitchen Table STEAM to Support Families This Fall

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As families transition from summer activities to virtual, in-person, or hybrid schooling this fall, many caregivers are concerned about providing their children with activities that are fun and educational. Green Kid Crafts, a subscription box service centered on STEAM and nature-based activities, launched their Kitchen Table […]

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NEWS: Team Vienna 4 SUDC Awareness and The SUDC Coalition lead charge in SUDC medical education

RED BANK, N.J., Aug. 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In 2017, healthy Vienna Carly Savino tragically died at two and a half years of age. Her death was categorized as Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC). As a result, Dr. Denise Wunderler, DO, FAOASM, Vienna’s mother, founded Team Vienna 4 SUDC Awareness and co-founded the […]

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NEWS: Colorado’s Doctors of Optometry Offer 5 Ways to Prepare for School in a Pandemic

DENVER, Colo., Aug. 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The 2020-2021 school year is starting with a baseline of caution, anxiety and an ever-changing game plan during a global pandemic. Local doctors of optometry have teamed up with the Colorado Optometric Association and 2020 Eyes Colorado to compile a unique list of five areas to consider […]

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NEWS: ​COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter Disproportionately Affecting Black Moms in America

COCKEYSVILLE, Md., July 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — June’s first-ever State of Black Mothers In America became the largest conference dedicated to this audience in the world, says event co-host Christine Michel Carter. With nearly 2,000 attendees, it surpassed the attendance of the previous title holder by more than three-fold.

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NEWS: Drag Queen Story Hour Hosts World Pride Party 2020 via Livestream, a Celebration of Diverse Stories for Kids Across the Globe

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, N.Y., June 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Drag Queen Story Hour announced its inaugural global pride celebration “Drag Queen Story Hour World Pride Party 2020,” to be held Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT / 6 p.m. BST / 7 p.m. CEST) as a livestream. […]

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NEWS: New Better Topics Card Game Helps Couples and Families Strengthen Relationships

SHEFFIELD, U.K., June 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new card game is on the horizon that has the potential to strengthen and improve relationships. Better Topics, a replayable card game created by Diana and Robert Indries, is a catalyst to help people have more fun, more meaningful conversations and better communication.

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NEWS: 5,000 elementary schools across America are searching for a safe way to offer recess during the Pandemic

WEBB CITY, Mo., June 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A pandemic recess solution is being released by Peaceful Playgrounds Inc. A 6-foot Distancing Playground, the brainchild of award-winning educator and playground designer, Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer, is an answer sure to thrill millions of children as they return to school in the fall. Why? Dr. Bossenmeyer […]

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NEWS: Kidventure to Open Texas Summer Programs

AUSTIN, Texas, May 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After much consultation with our health professionals including infectious disease doctors and pediatricians, with newly released Guidelines for Summer Camps from the Governor’s Task Force, representatives from the CDC, and many families, Kidventure, has made the decision to open camp programs beginning June 1, 2020.

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NEWS: David and Laura Merage Foundation Donates 500 Toy Boxes to Children of Healthcare Workers

DENVER, Colo., May 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The David and Laura Merage Foundation launched the Merage Mini Heroes project to bring joy to the children of courageous frontline healthcare workers who are putting in extraordinarily long hours away from their families. Working in partnership with Timbuk Toys and several other local businesses, the foundation […]

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NEWS: New Children’s Book Opens Door for Dialogue About Grief and Death

ATLANTA, Ga., May 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Bryson Thompson, Sr.’s mother passed away from stomach cancer in 2016, he grappled with how to tell his 3-year old son that he would never see his beloved grandmother again. It was this life-changing event that sparked him to write, “How Angels are Made” (ISBN: 978-1735023809).

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