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 Kenny Loui, Ph.D.

Mom’s Choice Awards is excited to announce another post in our interview series where we chat with the inventors, designers, publishers, and others behind some of our favorite family-friendly products. Hello, Mom’s Choice readers Hello, Mom’s Choice readers! We were delighted to get the opportunity to speak with Kenny Loui, Ph.D.—the author of the extraordinary graphic novel, Life Lessons from a UFO Catcher: An Autobiographical Manga. This debut graphic novel … 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 Justin and Anne-Marie De Witt

Justin and Anne-Marie De Witt

For this interview, we were able to speak with Justin and Anne-Marie De Witt, the husband-wife developers of the very popular board game, Castle Panic. Since it’s a cooperative game where everyone defends their castle against a horde of monsters, there’s none of the typical board-game bickering—and it’s fun for the whole family. Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Teresa Porath, LPC

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We are delighted to have with us today Teresa Porath, LPC, the Mom’s Choice Award-winning author of Morgan and the I CAN’T Monster: My Mindset Matters. This licensed child therapist puts to great use effective techniques that help children understand the value of believing in themselves and their abilities. She emphasizes the importance of trying, again and again, rather than listening to the voice of doubt within, which she dubs the “I CAN’T monster.” Keep reading to find out more about Teresa and her wonderful book that shows kids how a healthy mindset can turn stumbling blocks into successes—a winning strategy that can last a lifetime. Read More