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Keeping Children Safe, Happy and Healthy on TV’s ‘Real Moms’! What Can Britney Spears Do To Prevent Losing Custody of Her Kids?

New York, New York (PRWEB) July 26, 2007

It is an all too common story: innocent children finding themselves in compromising situations and parents not having the proper tools to face these challenges. Celebrity mom, Britney Spears is often criticized for her parental techniques. And though no-one can totally protect their children from every emotional upset, accident or illness, preventative measures can be taken to minimize the kids’ suffering, nonetheless. The award-winning series Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy offers parents insightful solutions in this weeks’ episode with a segment entitled, “How to Keep Kids Healthy” and investigate the “Effects of Divorce on Families” in an upcoming episode.

“Divorce is supposed to be the second worst trauma to a child – second only to the death of a parent”. States Dr Laurie Zelinger, Child Psychologist. This may well be a trauma Britney’s children have to face. LA County Department of Children and Family Services was called to Spears’ house twice recently in a two week period. Although, a stalker was thought to make the calls, it did send an alert to soon-to-be ex-husband Kevin Federline. “Kevin is prepared to go the distance in order to do what he feels is necessary to protect and safeguard the children and will not be intimidated or dissuaded from pursuit of those goals,” said Michael Sands, spokesman for Federline’s attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan.

How to Keep Kids Healthy provides tips and advice on how to help parents take care of their kids’ health and prevent the spreading of germs. Dr. Lillian M. Beard, featured expert and Pediatrician, says there are many things that parents can do in order to keep their kids happy and healthy. Starting with Breastfeeding, keeping newborns away from colds, washing hands for at least 20 seconds and limiting direct contact when older siblings have sniffles and sneezes are all steps towards keeping children healthy.

Real Moms is bridging the gap between the experts’ knowledge and caring for young children in the hope of minimizing the factors that make children suffer unnecessarily.

“Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy” airs Nationally on PBS affiliate stations (check local listings) and in New York on WLIW, Channel 21: Fridays at 2:30 pm EST and Saturdays at 7:00AM EST.

About “Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy”

“Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy” is an award-winning series made for Public Television. The content spans from Pre-Conception to Pre-K for both new and expectant parents with important social, life-style and health and wellness information. The series is supported by a community website at http://www.realsavvymoms.com featuring blogs, forums videos and the highly popular “Ask an Expert” section.

The series is produced by Morphogenix, LLC. ‘An Evolution in Brand Communications’. http://www.mgxmedia.com

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Foster & Adoptive Moms Honored On Mother’s Day at One Luxury Hotel in Austin

Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 4, 2008

This Mother’s Day, The Renaissance Austin Hotel will host a special tribute to Foster and Adoptive Moms in the Austin and Central Texas area with a “Salute to Foster/Adoptive Moms,” a complimentary Mother’s Day brunch and program that honors moms who give the gift foster children want most: a family. May is a significant month for mothers nationally, serving as National Foster Care Month, and also a time that traditionally honors mothers across the country for the Mother’s Day holiday.

The Renaissance Austin Hotel is hosting and funding this special event for the fifth consecutive year in partnership with the Adoption Coalition of Texas (ACT) and their annual project – Heart Gallery of Central Texas, and the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (DFPS). This year’s event brings a new perspective with a focus on the mother’s personal needs for self rejuvenation and relaxation. The 12 moms who have been invited with their families will receive a gift bag of cosmetics, donated by Saks Fifth Avenue. This luxury Austin hotel will have a masseuse at the brunch to give neck and shoulder massages to these hardworking mothers and will also have a photographer available to offer a group portrait to each family. “We enjoy hosting this special event for a truly unique group of mothers. Their contributions make such a difference in a child’s life and development so we think it is important to recognize their endless efforts,” stated Rob Gillette, General Manager for Renaissance Austin Hotel.

The special moms and their families have reservations for their complimentary brunch at 11:00 am on Sunday, May 11, in the atrium area of the Renaissance Austin Hotel. Brunch will also be available in the Renaissance’s Austin arboretum restaurant for the general public and their families to enjoy the holiday. The hotel’s public brunch is offered from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm and prices are $ 44.95 per person for adults, $ 19.95 for teenagers, and free for children 12 and under; prices do not include tax and gratuity.

About Renaissance Austin Hotel

The newly-renovated Renaissance Austin Hotel is located just 11 miles or fifteen minutes from downtown, nestled in the scenic hills of northwest Austin and a gateway to the Texas Hill Country. The Austin, Texas hotel is the cornerstone to the upscale entertainment complex offered in the package, the Arboretum, which is a 95-acre park-like setting filled with over 80 shops, boutiques, restaurants, movie theaters, walking and jogging paths. With 65,000 square feet of function space, including the new Glass Oaks ballroom opening this summer and the recently-renovated 30,000 square foot exhibit hall, the hotel is an attractive destination for both business and leisure travelers. For more information, visit our web site at http://www.renaissanceaustin.com.

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Soccer Moms Give Mini-Vans the Boot: This Mothers’ Day, NADAguides.com Announces Top 5 Rides for Today’s Mom

Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) May 7, 2009

NADAguides.com, the leading provider of pricing information and market research for new and used cars, classic cars, RVs, motorcycles and boats, today announced its top five stylish yet kid-minded vehicles, just in time for Mother’s Day. Taking into consideration practicality, size, price, style and fuel efficiency, the Infiniti FX50, Ford Edge, GMC Acadia, BMW X6 and Mazda5 prove that moms no longer need to sacrifice design and aesthetic appeal to drive a safe and functional family-oriented vehicle.

“Moms work incredibly hard and deserve to drive vehicles that not only fit their lifestyle, but their personal style as well. Although Mother’s Day only comes once a year, any one of these vehicles would be a great way to pamper her every day,” said Michael Caudill, spokesperson for NADAguides.com. “These cars include all of the features that any mom would want in a family vehicle–safety, practicality, and size–while still maintaining the stylish appearance that most mothers ultimately want.”

With options at several price points, every mom can find the right mix of design and drivability. Combining the best of safety features, price, and comfort, this new crop of cars provides well-designed alternatives to the mini-vans and station wagons so often seen in the driveway. No longer will mom be asked to drop the kids off down the street from their destination; these are the kinds of rides they will want to be seen in!

Mazda5

For budget conscious moms who still want to make their carpool trips something fun and sporty, Mazda offers the Mazda5. Starting at under $ 20,000, the Mazda5 has seating for up to 6 along with available Bluetooth, navigation, iPod and MP3 compatibility, and a DVD entertainment system. It also comes with child seat anchors and dual sliding rear doors. With an estimated 28 mpg highway, the Mazda5 is also a very fuel-efficient way to move people around.

Ford Edge

The Ford Edge, starting at $ 26,635, comes standard with Ford’s signature SYNC voice technology and offers available voice activated navigation, SIRIUS satellite radio, power liftgate and panoramic vista roof. While relatively fuel-efficient with an estimated 24 mpg highway, the Edge is also a top safety pick thanks to Ford’s Safety Canopy system; a dual-stage airbag system front, side and side curtain protection.

GMC Acadia

Starting at $ 31,890, the 5-star crash rated GMC Acadia is a great buy for moms looking for an affordable yet luxurious SUV. The Acadia gets an estimated 24 mpg highway and offers all the creature comforts of a top-end luxury SUV including heated front seats, Bluetooth, XM Radio, Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist and the Rearview Backup Camera System. The Acadia also offers a touch-screen navigation, Bose Advanced DVD player and rear-seat DVD player.

Infiniti FX50

For the high-end soccer mom looking for a luxury SUV, there is the Infiniti FX50. Starting at $ 58,400, the FX50 comes with all the luxurious amenities drivers have come to expect from Infiniti. The FX50 has an advanced climate control system that not only purifies the air by eliminating 99.5% of airborne allergens, but can also reduce or neutralize airborne germs. Safety is also enhanced on the FX50 with Infiniti’s Intelligent Brake assist and Advanced Airbag System while achieving 20 mpg highway.

BMW X6

BMW has the right fit for the mom looking for a few extra ponies under the hood. The BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe, starting at $ 55,900, offers the best of luxury and performance for mom. With 300 horsepower standard, the X6 is the ultimate carpooling machine while achieving 20 mpg highway. The X6 comes with plenty of safety features including run-flat tires, Dynamic Stability Control and an optional rear-view camera. BMW also offers GPS navigation with real-time traffic and an optional DVD entertainment system.

FOR MEDIA: If you are interested in speaking to Michael Caudill, our automotive expert, regarding the Top 5 Rides for the New Soccer Mom, please contact Ashley Garing, DRIVEN Media Communications, ashley @ drivenmc.com, (951) 461-2429 to schedule an interview.

About NADAguides.com

NADA Appraisal Guides (NADAguides.com) is the world’s largest publisher of vehicle pricing and specification information for new and used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs, as well as van conversions, limousines, classic and collectible cars, boats, RVs, motorcycles, vintage motorcycles, snowmobiles, personal watercraft and manufactured housing. The company’s consumer website, NADAguides.com, offers a variety of new and used vehicle services in addition to valuation information. Throughout its 76-year history, NADA Appraisal Guides has earned the reputation as the recognized authority for vehicle valuations. Its website, NADAguides.com, is the most comprehensive vehicle information resource on the Internet today.

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Snow Stroller a Boon for North American Moms This Winter


Toronto, ON (PRWEB) January 18, 2010

The Snow Stroller is making it easier and more enjoyable for North American moms and dads to take their young children for walks in wintery conditions. Whether its a trip to the corner supermarket or making it to a play date in the park, the Snow Strollers lightweight tube design of parallel horizontal runners cuts easily through soft or impacted snow and takes the frustration out of getting around with snow-bound or frozen traditional stroller wheels or unsafe drag-behind sleds.

Originally invented to combat winter walking conditions in cold European climates, the Snow Stroller is constructed using durable yet lightweight stainless steel tubing to glide like a sled through a variety of snowy and slushy conditions. The rounded tubes distribute weight evenly and flow effortlessly across or through just about any type of terrain, avoiding the aggravation associated with traditional strollers on wheels getting stuck in deep snow. A nylon three-way safety harness keeps the child safe and secure in the Snow Stroller, and the seat reclines to make in-transit napping more comfortable. To keep the child warm and cozy on really cold days, a detachable wraparound boot keeps out wind and weather. An extendable tent provides even more protection from falling or blowing snow.

Parents push the Snow Stroller from behind, like a traditional wheeled stroller, and do not have to compromise on keeping their child in view at all times as they would pulling a traditional snow sled. The Snow Stroller moves from sidewalk to car trunk with a few easy folds while avoiding slush-filled wheels to contend with or clean up. We have the Graduate model and are totally impressed with it, says Kara. It is bright, totally simple to unfold and get ready. The baby loves going for a ride around the block and it works like a charm. Thanks for the winter fun!

Snow Strollers put the enjoyment back into winter walks with a young child, and can be readily purchased online. To view the complete suite of Snow Stroller products and to get more information, visit http://snowstroller.ca. A 100% satisfaction guarantee is offered, and additional copies of the User Manual can be quickly downloaded from the website.

About Snow Stroller Canada

Snow Stroller is distributed by Snow Stroller Canada, which was founded to provide high-quality products and support services to consumers wanting to make it easier to enjoy activities in winter with their young children. The company offers a selection of product styles to suit a variety of needs and budgets.

For more information about the Snow Stroller, please contact:

Alex Soloviev, Sales Manager

Snow Stroller Canada

13035 Yonge Street, Suite 2332

Richmond Hill, ON

Canada

L4E 1A5

1.866.766.2394

info(at)snowstroller(dot)ca

http://snowstroller.ca

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Moms and Dads Use New PhoneRecordFinder.com Resources and Links to Help Protect Children

Kirkland, WA (PRWEB) September 10, 2010

Parents are working hard to protect their children, and that job seems to be getting more difficult as technology advances. But technology also gives parents the tools to make this job easier.

PhoneRecordFinder.com offers one of these tools in an easy-to-use format. Whether looking at cell phone call logs or the statement from a phone bill, enter any phone number (business or personal – land lines and most cell phones available) and find relevant data to help assess who is calling your family. Parents are using this information to have informed conversations with their children about safety.

Now http://www.PhoneRecordFinder.com also offers links and resources to help parents. Parents will find information about keeping kids safe from sexual predators and bullies who may be at school, and/or calling on the phone. PhoneRecordFinder.com now also offers links to national and regional child safety organizations. PhoneRecordFinder.com believes that having informed parents means all children are better off.

PhoneRecordFinder.com offers a clean, visually appealing website where users can easily find the information you are looking for. After entering a phone number in the search bar on the website, PhoneRecordFinder.com will list – for free – where the number is located, and will display a map of the area and additional demographic information. Users can also immediately see what others have to say about that area – what the favorite restaurants are, where to find the best coffee, etc. So your job of keeping your family safe can be enjoyable as well!

For more information visit http://www.PhoneRecordFinder.com

For more information please contact:

Juliette Serr

email: info(at)phonerecordfinder(dot)com

phone: (641) 715-3900 x134404

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We R’ Moms Urges Moms to Put Children’s Safety 1st and is Presenting a Free Mom-i-nar (Webinar for Moms): Internet Safety For Parents, June 10, 2011


Coto de Caza, CA (PRWEB) May 26, 2011

We R’ Moms presents a free Mom-i-nar: Internet Safety For Parents further expanding awareness of the vital role internet safety plays in the lives of our families. Join We R’ Moms on June 10, 2011, 9:00-10:00 a.m., and insure that the safety of children as they use the internet is protected.

The speaker is Bob Cohen, an internet safety expert, author, lecturer, and trainer. Many middle, junior high, intermediate and high schools are requiring students (parents sometimes are also encouraged to sign up with a school account) to use the internet for everything from tracking homework assignments, grade notification and of course, research. We R Moms is definitely a proponent of using the internet and believes that parents must learn how to protect their kids as they use this dynamic, and helpful tool.

In August, the We R Moms Mom-i-nar switches gears to refresh our moms and ease them back into the approaching school year, August 12, 2011 with Discovering Our Value As Mothers. The guest speaker is Lisa Hein, radio talk show host of Everyday Parenting and parenting author of Im Doing the Best I Can! Some of the topics include: understanding our children – what are they here to teach us, setting boundaries for our children AND ourselves and motherhood doesnt have to be so overwhelming.

We R Moms has assembled experts to present Mom-i-nars on topics important to today’s moms. The Mom-i-nars are free, interactive and easily accessible. Timing Conflict? No problem. We R’ Moms understands that life happens while you are making other plans. All Mom-i-nars will be recorded and accessible 24/7. Moms can listen to it when their schedule permits

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Free Recordings of our Mom-i-nars are available 24/7 in our NEW We R’ Moms Mom-i-nar Library Check out past topics which include:

Understand Your Child – Temperament Matters!

“10 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in School”

“Healthy Foods, Healthy Kids”

“Moms, Put Your Oxygen Mask on 1st! Preserving Moms Health

“Make 2011 The Best Year Ever! How to Make a Fun and Useful Family Plan.”

Internet access or a phone is all you need to attend the Mom-i-nars or use the We R’ Moms Mom-i-nar Library.

Internet Safety For Parents

Presented by:

Bob Cohen

Internet Safety Expert, Author, Lecturer & Trainer

June 10, 2011, Friday 9 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

Discovering Our Value As Mothers

Presented by:

Lisa Hein

Radio Talk Show Host of Everyday Parenting & Author

August 10, 2011, Friday 9 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

To register for a Mom-i-nar: Go to: We R’ Moms at: http://www.wermoms.com

Click on the Mom-i-nar of your choice

Read the Mom-i-nar description and click on the link at the end of the description to register for the Mom-i-nar.

Once registered, you will receive an email with the link to the Mom-i-nar

The recording of all We R Moms Mom-i-nars are stored in the We R Moms Mom-i-nar Library subsequent to the presentations.

About We R Moms

We R Moms is an emerging online social community of moms, dedicated to helping each other get through their busy days. We R’ Moms, provides a safe place to:


Attend Mom-i-nars, seek advice, learn together
Save energy, time and gas by using our private, carpooling feature
Read and Post Forum comments and Blogs – Suggest a great service provider
Chat with moms
Post photos and videos
Buy from home
Donate to great causes

Contact

Penny Tee

We R’ Moms

714-271-5434

Email: info(at)wermoms(dot)com

Go to http://www.wermoms.com/home.html to sign up

Join We R’ Moms & let’s learn together!







Revoking License of Octo Moms Doctor Reopens Discussion of Responsible Embryo Transfers

Purchase, NY (PRWEB) June 09, 2011

California States Medical Board decision to revoke the license for five years of Dr. Michael Kamrava, the physician who famously implanted fourteen embryos in Octo Mom Nadya Suleman, reopens the discussion of responsible embryo transfers for IVF patients.

The American Fertility Associations recent release of the video How Many is Too Many? Responsible Embryo Transferring addresses this concern. In the video, Lowell T. Ku, M.D. of Dallas IVF, a member of the Attain Fertility

Back to School Sends Some Moms Back to the Bottle, Warns Promises Treatment Centers

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 28, 2011

In the past few weeks, children across the country packed their backpacks, grabbed their lunch pails and headed back to school. While some moms have welcomed the return of the school-year routine, Promises Treatment Centers warns that others are increasingly turning to alcohol to cope with the added stress.

With busy schedules to juggle and the holidays right around the corner, back to school can be a stressful time for parents, explained Dr. David Sack, CEO of Promises addiction treatment centers in Malibu and Los Angeles. For some, a need to escape or numb difficult emotions may lead to or exacerbate alcohol abuse. For those who have struggled with problem drinking in the past, this period of time may put them at increased risk for relapse.

According to the addiction specialists at Promises, it is not uncommon for family members to minimize drinking behavior or dismiss binge drinking as isolated incidents.

Ignoring signs of binge drinking or other drug abuse is potentially very dangerous. Women tend to hide their substance abuse well. And if they binge drink only occasionally, family members will often underestimate the riskiness of this behavior, Dr. Sack said.

Many loved ones dont know how to distinguish between recreational or social drinking and binge drinking that is a life-threatening problem. Unlike the alcoholic whose drinking is interfering with work and relationships, the binge drinker may only be impaired for several hours at a time, out of sight of family and friends. Women tend to be more secretive about their drinking, are more likely to binge drink and are more skilled at hiding their behaviors.

While some families and friends overlook a mothers drinking problem and some vehemently deny that a problem exists the cost of doing so can be steep. Drunk driving rates have been increasing rapidly among women, and women are at higher risk than men for alcohol-related health complications, such as liver, brain and heart damage. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, children of alcoholics are four times more likely to become alcoholics or addicts than other children.

Despite a growing awareness that addiction is a disease, there is still a stigma against alcohol abuse, especially in mothers. For this reason, it is critically important for loved ones to get involved. Few mothers with drinking problems reach out for help on their own, despite having much to lose, including their marriages, their children and their lives.

A healthy diet, exercise, quality sleep and a strong social support network are important protective factors during times of increased stress. Early intervention and treatment are essential for anyone who is struggling with alcohol abuse or addiction relapse.

Mothers are vulnerable to addiction just as they would be to heart disease, diabetes or any other chronic disease, said Dr. Sack. Even though the behavior may be hidden, high-functioning alcoholism endangers lives. Rather than judgment, moms need support and treatment.

About Promises Treatment Centers

Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu and West Los Angeles are the premier addiction treatment centers in southern California. Led by some of the countrys leading addiction specialists, Promises has built an international reputation for innovative addiction treatment and exceptional service. Whether an individual requires detox, residential drug rehab, outpatient treatment, extended care or a sober living environment, Promises has been the drug rehabilitation center of choice for more than 20 years. For more information about Promises Treatment Centers, visit http://www.promises.com or call 877-351-7506.

Promises is part of Elements Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that includes The Ranch and the Sexual Recovery Institute. Elements offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. We are committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family system. For more information about Elements Behavioral Health, visit http://www.elementsbehavioralhealth.com.

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The Million Moms Challenge Launches Imagine Me & You Photo Contest


New York, NY (PRWEB) November 28, 2011

Calling all expectant moms! Today, the Million Moms Challenge, in collaboration with ABC News, the United Nations Foundation, Disney Baby and Anne Geddes, launched Imagine Me & You – a photo contest to win a trip for two adults, plus baby, to Australia for a photo shoot with the world-renowned photographer Anne Geddes.

The contest – which will be announced on Good Morning America Monday, November 28th – It is designed to celebrate the universal dream that mothers everywhere have for healthy, happy babies who will grow to reach their full potential. To enter the contest, expectant moms in their third trimester can upload a picture of their baby bump on http://www.Facebook.com/millionmomschallenge – along with an original, creative message written on their bellies capturing their wishes and dreams for life with their little one.

America will vote on the images from December 6th to December 15th. The three finalists will be announced on ABC News December 16th. Anne Geddes will personally select the grand-prize winner in January, and will shoot a rare private portrait of the winning mom and newborn in her Sydney, Australia studio.

To illustrate the importance of love and family in the earliest stages of life is a message that I stand behind and feel privileged to experience every day, said Geddes, who has made a commitment to the United Nations Every Woman Every Child effort to raise awareness about the need to improve the health of women and children in the developing world. That is why I am proud to be a part of the Million Moms Challenge Imagine Me & You contest.

Realizing that a healthier tomorrow for our world starts with healthy moms and babies today, the Million Moms Challenge engages millions of Americans with millions of moms in developing countries around issues that affect pregnancy, childbirth and childrens health.

Mothers around the world look forward to sharing special moments with their babies, noted Kathy Calvin, CEO of the United Nations Foundation. But in developing countries up to 1.5 million newborns die within the first 24 hours and most of these lives could have been saved with better health care. This contest will highlight those precious milestones in life that partners like the United Nations and the Shot@Life campaign will help make a reality for mothers and children around the world.

There is so much we can do together so many simple ways for us all to link arms to help every mother and child have a chance to lead a healthy life, said Diane Sawyer, anchor of ABC World News. Sawyer will anchor a primetime special on maternal/newborn health that will air December 16th.

Disney Baby, a new brand from Disney Consumer Products, which provides parents with the essentials they need to bond with baby at every stage, is pledging to donate $ 50,000 to several of the largest NGOs helping moms and babies throughout the world. Each semi-finalist will receive a gift basket of Disney Baby merchandise valued at $ 500. Finalists will also win a years worth of Huggies brand diapers.

Our goal with Disney Baby is to help moms create magical moments with their babies right from the start. Were excited to join the Million Moms Challenge, to share those moments with America, and generate awareness for such a great cause, said Jessi Dunne, executive vice president, Disney Moms and Babies for Disney Consumer Products.

Submissions for Imagine Me & You are open from now until 11:59 p.m. EST, December 4, 2011. Expectant moms in the United States can upload pictures on http://www.Facebook.com/millionmomschallenge.

To get involved in the conversation about healthy moms and babies around the world, follow @AMillionMoms on Twitter and use the hash-tag #AMillionMoms

ABC News Contact:

David Ford/ david(dot)ford(at)abc(dot)com/ 212.456.7243

UN Foundation Contact:

Eric Porterfield / eporterfield(at)unfoundation(dot)org/ 646.637.6438

Disney Baby and Disney Consumer Products Contact:

Nidia Caceros Tatalovich/ nidia(dot)tatalovich(at)disney(dot)com / 818.544.0399

Geddes Group Contact:

Sandi Mendelson / smendelson(at)hmieast(dot)com / 212.725.7707

About ABC News

ABC News is responsible for all of the ABC Television Networks news programming on a variety of platforms: television, radio and the Internet. Its flagship program is World News with Diane Sawyer with other programs including Good Morning America, Nightline, Primetime, 20/20, and the Sunday morning political affairs program This Week with Christiane Amanpour. With an average television and radio audience of 180 million people in a given month, ABC News surpasses the competition. More than 2,400 affiliate stations broadcast ABC News Radios global news coverage. In addition, ABC News NOW is a 24-hour news and information network currently available to 44 million users across cable, broadband, and mobile platforms. NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, provides live and packaged news, sports, and weather reports, as well as footage of news events, to 200 ABC affiliates and more than 30 domestic and international clients. Visit http://www.abcnews.com.

About the United Nations Foundation

The United Nations Foundation, a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turners historic $ 1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. The UN Foundation builds and implements public/private partnerships to address the worlds most pressing problems, and works to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through campaigns and partnerships, the organization connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The campaigns reduce child mortality, empower women and girls, create a new energy future, secure peace and human rights, and promote technology innovation to improve health outcomes. These solutions are helping the UN advance the eight global targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For more information, visit http://www.unfoundation.org.

About Anne Geddes

One of the worlds most respected photographers, Anne Geddes creates images that are iconic, multi-award winning, internationally acclaimed, and beloved. Like no photographer before, her imagery singularly captures the beauty, purity, vulnerability, and preciousness of children, embodying her deeply held belief that each and every child must be protected, nurtured, and loved.

Throughout her career Anne Geddes has continued to give back. In 1992 Anne, with her husband Kel, started The Geddes Philanthropic Trust to raise funds and awareness worldwide for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. In 2011, Anne was proud to announce her partnership with the United Nation’s Every Woman, Every Child initiative, which she hopes will continue to help make the health and welfare of pregnant women, and newborn children, a global priority. Anne’s work has been published in 83 countries and her books have sold more than 18 million copies worldwide. Visit http://www.AnneGeddes.com.

About Disney Baby

DisneyBaby provides parents with the essentials they need for Creating Magical Moments Right From The Start. Through parent-inspired designs, developed by our own team of Disney Momgineers, Disney Baby offers today’s parents everything they need to bond with baby at every stage. The Disney Baby line includes essentials for Apparel, Nursery, On the Go, Bathtime, Feeding, Discovery and Celebration. The Disney Baby collection’s debut item is the patent-pending Disney Cuddly Bodysuit, made with Disney Huggable Soft 100% Cotton and featuring Snaps That Grow With Your Baby for longer wear. For more information, please visit http://www.disneybaby.com or join us at http://www.YouTube.com/Disney