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One thing that sets Angela Addington apart from many other writers is her sincere interest in people’s stories.  There’s a sense that she loves her work because it brings her into contact with so many fascinating people!  When Angela reviews one of my clients’ CDs, for example, more often than not she becomes curious about the artist behind the music and is inspired to “go the extra mile” by pursuing an interview.   Angela’s lucky readers learn not only about the music, but also about what went into creating that music.   In my experience, it is rare to encounter a writer with such dedication to telling the whole story.  Angela’s thoroughness and professionalism are to be admired.  What’s more, she’s a joy to work with:  good humored, organized, accurate, and, best of all, great fun.   I recommend Angela Addington without hesitation and only wish I could clone her!
– Elizabeth Waldman Frazier, Owner, Waldmania Public Relations

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  • Solution:  Portable High Chair For Families on the Go

    Solution: Portable High Chair For Families on the Go

    Summer is winding down and kids are back in school.  This by no means has us slowing down.  In fact, I think we are outside more during the transition to fall and in the fall than we are in the summer.  The weather (in my opinion) is nicer and more comfortable.  It’s not too hot and it’s not yet too cold.  While the days are getting shorter, there are just so many fun festivals and things to do outside.  Being on the go can be daunting if you have little ones due to the amount of “stuff” that seems to accompany you on even the simplest of outings.

    portable high chair setup

    ciao! baby The Portable High Chair with Clip-on Umbrella is an innovative, practical solution for families on the go! Feel prepared when you take your babies and toddlers traveling and to enjoy the outdoors this coming Labor Day Weekend!

    Keep ciao! baby packed in your car ready to use at a moment’s notice for a snack or mealtime on-the-go. As a new parent, this will be the one item you can’t live without for outdoor fun! This one of a kind, one-piece chair requires no assembly and is so lightweight at only 8 lbs. Ciao! baby simple unfolds and locks into place and folds quickly back up in seconds. The clear vinyl tray is durable, wipes off easily and there is a cup holder too!

    portable high chair

    Also, check out the Clip-on Umbrella for those extra bright sun rays. The UV lined fabric provides SPF protection while the tilt joint/push button pivot and universal clamp allows you to attach the umbrella to just about any stroller or other child’s travel products. Ciao! baby offers a comfortable five point safety harness to securely hold your child and is suggested for children up to three years. Tested and approved. Meets US ASTM and EU European high chair safety standards and all CPSIA guidelines including lead, phthalates and flammability.

    Check out the Red or Royal Blue chair at http://theportablehighchair.com

  • Colgate’s New Toothbrush Encourages Kids to Take Charge

    Colgate’s New Toothbrush Encourages Kids to Take Charge

    toothbrushIt’s back to school time which means shopping for school supplies and new clothes.  Don’t’ forget about those items that will also make the daily routine of getting ready for school.  How about items that kids can use to pack their lunch or brush their teeth, and not skimp on the time they should be spending doing it.

    Parents everywhere understand the struggle of teaching their kids to be self-sufficient. In honor of back to school, Colgate just launched their latest items in their kids product portfolio, the Interactive Powered Toothbrush!

    The new toothbrush makes oral hygiene more fun, teaching kids to be a better brusher with help from their favorite character’s voices. The toothbrush is available in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle or Minions theme and features:

    • Brush Coach– Characters coach your child through two minutes of brushing and congratulate them when finished
    • Quadrant Timer– Characters tell your child when to move to and brush each quadrant of their mouth (Top Left, Top Right, Bottom Left, Bottom Right)
    • 2 Minute Timer– Characters inform your child when 2 minutes of brushing is up and congratulate them on a job well done. Dentists recommend brushing your teeth for 2 minutes.

    Why we LOVE this toothbrush:

    • Helps to streamline the daily routine of brushing teeth
    • The characters tell your child how long to brush and where to brush so nothing gets missed
    • Sized perfectly for smaller mouths
    • Even reminds your child to brush their tongue
  • Oh-So-Cozy Matching Car Seat Canopy & Blanket Sets for Wee Ones!

    Oh-So-Cozy Matching Car Seat Canopy & Blanket Sets for Wee Ones!

    August and September are busy months for us with weddings and baby showers. Looking for the right gift outside of a registry can be hard.  You want something nice and practical.  We love the car seat canopies and minky dot blankets from BabyB Brand.  They are adorable, priced well and beautifully made with quality materials.  This is the perfect gift set as it can be used year round no matter the climate you live in.

    Cozy and plush, BayB Brand offers adorable matching Car Seat Canopies and Minky Dot Blankets that are made for year-round use! For expecting or new parents, a matching set would make an excellent gift!

    car seat canopy

    The BayB Brand Car Seat Canopy is the perfect item to take along for any trip with baby on board! Why wake the baby when heading into a store or restaurant, simply place over the car seat with the adjustable attachment straps for a custom fit…giving your little one the cozy, dark place they desire when sleeping soundly.

    The BayB Brand Car Seat Canopy fits all makes and models of infant car seats, and is machine washable. Made for year-round use.  Standard Car Seat Canopies are 100% cotton outers with soft, snugly, lovable 100% polyester minky interiors. Stretchy Car Seat Covers are a cotton/spandex blend.

    Available in fresh & bright cutting edge prints, including Ships Ahoy, Elephant, Chevron, Stripes, Football, and more.

    minky dot blanket

    For more information, visit: https://baybbrand.com/collections/car-seat-canopies

    BayB Brand Minky Dot Blankets make the perfect snuggle spot for your little ones. Each BayB Brand Blanket is made with minky soft fabrics, and is the perfect addition to any carseat, crib or stroller while at home or on-the-go!

    The blankets are available in matching prints with the BayB Brand Car Seat Canopy. Machine washable for inevitable spills and messes. All blankets measure 32″ x 30″. Made of cotton and polyester.

    For more information, visit:  https://baybbrand.com/collections/blankets

     

  • Girls Who Code

    Girls Who Code

    Girls who codePerfect for fans of The Babysitters Club and anyone interested in computer science, this series is published in partnership with the organization Girls Who Code!

    Loops, variables, input/output – Lucy can’t wait to get started with the new coding club at school. Finally, an after school activity that she’s really interested in. But Lucy’s excitement turns to disappointment when she’s put into a work group with girls she barely knows. All she wanted to do was make an app that she believes will help someone very special to her.

    Suddenly, Lucy begins to get cryptic coding messages and needs some help translating them. She soon discovers that coding – and friendship – takes time, dedication, and some laughs!


    girls who code2Part how-to, part girl-empowerment, and all fun, from the leader of the movement championed by Sheryl Sandberg, Malala Yousafzai, and John Legend.

    Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code has taught computing skills to and inspired over 40,000 girls across America. Now its founder, Reshma Saujani, wants to inspire you to be a girl who codes! Bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principles, and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA, this graphically animated book shows what a huge role computer science plays in our lives and how much fun it can be. No matter your interest—sports, the arts, baking, student government, social justice—coding can help you do what you love and make your dreams come true. Whether you’re a girl who’s never coded before, a girl who codes, or a parent raising one, this entertaining book, printed in bold two-color and featuring art on every page, will have you itching to create your own apps, games, and robots to make the world a better place.


    About the Author
    reshmaReshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. She is also the author of the groundbreaking book Women Who Don’t Wait In Line in which she advocates for a new model of female leadership focused on embracing risk and failure, promoting mentorship and sponsorship, and boldly charting your own course. She’s been named one of Fortune’s 40 under 40, a WSJ Magazine Innovator of the Year, one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in New York by the New York Daily News, Forbes’s Most Powerful Women Changing the World, Business Insider’s 50 Women Who Are Changing the World, and an AOL/PBS Next MAKER.

    Reshma lives in New York City with her husband, Nihal, their son, Shaan, and their bulldog Stanley.

  • Socks That Fight Poverty and Protect Oceans

    Socks That Fight Poverty and Protect Oceans

    Where did the summer go?  Can you believe it’s back to school already?  Before you know it, the holidays will be here.  Why not start planning early to relieve holiday stress.    Check out Conscious Socks and fight poverty or protect the oceans with the gift you give.  Order now, ahead of time and have these gems ready for stockings (see how I did that) this holiday season!

    socks that fight poverty

    What do they do?  They give back with a product we all use.  This is like two gifts in one!

    The process is simple and transparent!

    • Conscious socks takes an everyday product we all use and wear
    • They manufacture it responsibly, with a focus on comfort and durability
    • They partner it with the most effective and impactful organization providing solutions to world problems
    • They sell socks that you buy – you get the product – the non-profit gets a donation

    Their Story

    Every one of us has an ideal: a perfect world, a perfect life – an aspiration for a better tomorrow. Though our attitudes are positive, and our choices are caring we’re limited to what we have control over. At Conscious Step, we strive to build a community through sustainable beliefs and honest collaborations, while simultaneously spreading knowledge for a better tomorrow and a fresher wardrobe.

    Here are a few of our FAVORITES:

    Socks that protect oceans

    ocean socks

    Socks that feed kids

    socks that feed children

     

  • Microsaurs:  Tiny-Raptor Pack Attack

    Microsaurs: Tiny-Raptor Pack Attack

    microsaursWe first introduced you to Microsaurs:  Follow That Tiny-Dactyl when the series premiered with its first book back in February.  Danny and Lin are up for anything – but even they weren’t prepared for a secret laboratory filled with amazing inventions and astonishing discoveries. Who knew that tracking one tiny pterodactyl would open up such a giant world of adventure with the Microsaurs.

    Danny and Lin are expert secret keepers. They’re brave, smart, and maybe a little bit crazy. Which, as it turns out, is exactly what you need to be to take care of a rare collection of hungry, curious, extra-tiny dinosaurs.

    Danny and Lin are back at it in the next book in this fun series, Microsaurs – Tiny-Raptor Pack Attack.  When Danny and Lin receive a mysterious package filled with toothy, scratchy Microsaurs hungry enough to chew through walls, along with a very large Microsaur egg, even the bravest adventurers might find themselves in over their heads!

    The second book in the series continues with punchy illustrations, neat spy gadgets and informative back matter with facts about real-life dinosaurs.  This new book will appeal to not only dinosaur fans but budding young scientists and daredevils as well.

    Tiny-Raptor Pack Attack is a high-energy story that will have your kids eagerly turning the pages.  The story is a fun mix of fantasy, science fiction, and realistic fiction.  The illustrations in the book help keep readers engaged and are present on nearly every page.

    We enjoyed the second book in the series just as much as the first and cannot wait for the next adventure with Danny and Lin and the Microsaurs.

    About the Author

    Dustin Hansen, author of Game On! and the Microsaurs series, was raised in rural Utah. After studying art at Snow College, he began working in the video game industry, where he has been following his passions of art and writing for more than twenty years. Dustin can often be found hiking with his family in the same canyons he grew up in, with a sketchbook in his pocket and a well-stocked backpack over his shoulders.