Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Shannon K. Mazurick

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Welcome to another interview with a Mom’s Choice Award-winning author! Today we’ll hear from popular children’s author Shannon Mazurick, whose refreshing books have been delighting young readers for years. During the interview, we’ll learn more about her two latest—My Robot Grandpa and Lizard Lessons—and the valuable lessons these books contain. Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Dr. Payam Hakimi

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Welcome to another interview with a Mom’s Choice Awards honoree! Today we’ll be hearing from Dr. Payam Hakimi, D.O., A.B.F.P., who lends his medical expertise to Boiron USA—a world leader in homeopathic medicines. The company recently received a Mom’s Choice Award for its revolutionary homeopathic sleep aid for children: SleepCalm® Kids Meltaway Pellets. Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winners Esther Huybreghts & Melissa Cash

Today we’ll be talking to the creators/developers of the Apple Design Award-winning Pok Pok | Montessori Preschool App. This innovatively designed app—a stimulating digital playground that parents don’t have to mute in a restaurant—redefines the way kids ages 2-7 learn and play on devices. All Pok Pok toys are designed to spark creativity, problem-solving, imagination, and learning through open-ended play. Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Anne Lacourrege

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Greetings to our Mom’s Choice Awards readers, and welcome to another fascinating conversation with a recent MCA award-winner. Today we’re delighted to welcome Anne Lacourrege, author of the children’s picture book, The Greatest Treasure. A woman of many interests and abilities, this first-time author drew upon a lifetime of memories to create an inspiring tale for early elementary school children—one that holds a critically important lesson about what really matters. Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Ruth Amanda

Today we have the chance to talk with Ruth Amanda, author of Geckos in the Garden. This children’s picture book, a whimsical story of hunting for geckos in one’s garden, is a delightful counting book. Its whimsical rhyming couplets invite young readers to explore the joy of tromping through nature to look for geckos—and painlessly learning to count. Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Claude-Alain Solliard

We’re pleased to welcome French chef Claude-Alain Solliard, who has worked at a number of celebrated restaurants and is known for his passion for excellence. More than just a wizard with food, he’s turned his hand to writing, as well. A few years back, when he was training for the New York City Marathon, he was disturbed by the amount of trash littering his route. Soon after, he created Pick It Up, Please, a corporation whose mission is that, as citizens of the world, we must develop better habits when it comes to litter—and to educate younger generations. Read More

An interview with Becca Duar, Ph.D. Scientist

Thanks for joining us again as we speak to honorees about their amazing award-winning products—many of which can be life-changing. In today’s interview, we’re speaking with Dr. Becca Duar, a scientist who’s been instrumental in developing a probiotic for babies called Evivo. This health-giving product is a daily probiotic that contains a natural bacterial strain—one that’s shown to work with human milk to help establish a healthy gut microbiome. Evivo pairs with breast milk to create a protective environment in your baby’s GI tract, helping to support overall immune health. Keep reading to find out more about Dr. Duar and the award-winning product, Evivo! Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Hilary Hawkes

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Today, we talk with Hilary Hawkes, the author of a three-book adventure series about introducing children to the magic within them. Much loved by little ones from ages 2 to 8, Millie’s Magic and its feel-good companion stories about the little mouse, Millie, nurture youngsters with positive messages about love, friendship, and learning how special they are. Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winners Patti & Dave Davison

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Today we’re excited to welcome the husband-wife development team of Patti and Dave Davison, creators of the Mom’s Choice Award-winning line of puzzle games, The Jig Is Up – Jigsaw Brain Games (Logic & Cryptograms). These enjoyable jigsaw brain games have proven to not only be a lot of fun for kids and adults but also wonderful at developing critical thinking skills in children. They offer significant beneficial mental workouts for all ages, in fact—with long-lasting advantages. The medical community says such puzzles can reduce stress while improving problem-solving and visual-spatial reasoning—and for adults, even improve short-term memory. Combine those benefits with imaginative, delightful puzzles to solve, and you have The Jig Is Up brain games! Read More