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American Families Rescue Teens from ‘Powder Keg’ Ukraine – ‘Orphan’ Music Video Raises Awareness of the Plight of Orphaned Kids

Author: Project One Forty Three, Inc.
Dateline: Highlands Ranch, Colorado (HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo.)  | Tue, 04 Feb 2014

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Adoptions of older children and teens are often called 'rescues' because kids 'age out' at 16 Years-old. These children usually wind up homeless, with bleak futures. Many become addicted to drugs. Project One Forty Three, Inc. (Project 143), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization presently working with orphanages in Ukraine, Latvia and China, pairs these forgotten, hard-to-adopt kids with 'host families' in the U.S. for 4-6 weeks each summer and winter.”



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Adoptions of older children and teens are often called "rescues" because kids "age out" at 16 Years-old. These children usually wind up homeless, with bleak futures. Many become addicted to drugs and part of the sex trade. Project One Forty Three, Inc. (Project 143), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization presently working with orphanages in Ukraine, Latvia and China, pairs these forgotten, hard-to-adopt kids with "host families" in the United States for 4-6 weeks each summer and winter.

Through the experience, these children receive the love and kindness that leads to a better sense of self-worth whether or not they are ultimately placed with a family through one of several adoption service organization partners. Project 143 reports that almost 50 percent of hosted children do ultimately get adopted into their "forever families."

Recording Artist John Waller's latest release called "Orphan," was inspired by the true story of how his family nearly doubled in size when they set out to rescue just one child from Ukraine.

With five children of their own, the Wallers originally planned to adopt a girl in China, but through a series of events including a vivid dream they were led to a Ukrainian girl named Anna. Along their journey they discovered that Anna had a brother in the same orphanage. After prayerfully considering bringing two children home and moving forward with arrangements, they discovered another sister living in a different facility. With three children about to become part of the Waller family, John's wife Josee discovered she was expecting!

Reflecting on the extraordinary journey to becoming a father of nine, John wrote the "Orphan" song, sharing his story through music in the hope others will open their hearts and homes.

If you've ever been heartbroken over images of children caught in the middle of geopolitical conflicts, you can make a real difference. Learn more at http://p143.org/ .

Watch the inspirational video "Orphan" at http://youtu.be/HQXGRwR4N2Q .

Just by watching the video and sharing the link with friends and family, you'll help spread the word about these forgotten children and maybe even save a life!

Project One Forty Three, Inc., is a 501(c)3 organization.

* Photo Caption: Back row: Baylee, Sophee, Ola, Max and Hadlee; Front row: John Waller holding Josiah, Josee Waller with Anna (from the video) and Ezekiel up front. In photo, Josee is expecting their youngest son, "Israel" (now four months old).

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Family, Parenting and Children Women's Interests

Dinner Discussions, a New Website Aimed at Improving Family Communication at Mealtimes, Launches Today

Author: Oak Norton
Dateline: Highland, Utah (HIGHLAND, Utah)  | Thu, 16 Jan 2014

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “The founder of Living Tree software, Mr. Oak Norton, today announced the formal launch of Dinner Discussions, a new web portal that provides families with fun and intellectually stimulating topics to be discussed at the dinner table. Numerous studies over the past ten years have shown that children who eat meals with their families more than three times per week are more likely to succeed in school and less likely to get into trouble.”



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Founder of Living Tree software, Mr. Oak Norton, today announced the formal launch of Dinner Discussions, a new web portal that provides families with fun and intellectually stimulating topics to be discussed at the dinner table. Numerous studies over the past ten years have shown that children who eat meals with their families more than three times per week are more likely to succeed in school and less likely to get into trouble.

So why don't more families sit down together every night? And why don't things go well when they do make the time and effort?

Oak Norton, a father of five and one of the founders of the site says, "Have you ever had one of those conversations with your kids that goes like this? 'How was your day?' 'Fine.' 'What did you do at school today?' 'Nothing...' After a busy day, no one wants to share what happened at school. Dinner Discussions is a site that gives you something interesting to talk about with your children so you can engage them in meaningful conversations that build relationships and help them open up to you."

A recent test user of the site, Lana Wimmer from Stockholm, Sweden says, "I'd like to think I'm a creative person and could come up with fascinating topics all on my own, but at the end of the day I don't have the energy to dream up great topics. DinnerDiscussions.com does that for me and anything that simplifies my job and gets my kids learning is something I can really recommend."

Dr. Frank Elgar ( https://publications.mcgill.ca/medenews/2013/03/22/family-dinners-nourish-good-mental-health-in-adolescents/ ), whose research at McGill University focuses on social inequalities in health and family influences on child mental health, says that "More frequent family dinners [are] related to fewer emotional and behavioral problems, greater emotional well-being, more trusting and helpful behaviors towards others and higher life satisfaction."

And Dr. William Doherty ( http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Parenting/family-dinners-linked-risky-behavior-teens/story?id=14583590 ), at the University of Minnesota, says that "Family meals are the strongest factor that we've come across in any activity that families do [to reduce risky behavior in teenagers]..." He goes on to say the important thing is to use the family dinner time to focus on communication. "Make it a connecting meal," he said. "It's the quality of the connection. Just try to have a good conversation."

"That's exactly what we're trying to help people do," says Norton. "Improve communication through better dinner conversations." Join Dinner Discussions today to receive conversation table topics aimed at engaging children from preschool through adolescence.

More information: http://www.dinnerdiscussions.com/ .

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Family, Parenting and Children Long Term Care Medical Senior Citizen Interests

Four Seasons CEO Shares Five Common Ways Families Know When it’s Time to Ask for Care Assistance for Aging Loved Ones

Author: Four Seasons Compassion for Life
Dateline: Flat Rock, North Carolina (FLAT ROCK, N.C.)  | Thu, 02 Jan 2014

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “'January is often the time when family members reassess the amount and quality of care they can give, versus what Grandma or Grandpa needs,' says Chris Comeaux, Four Seasons Compassion for Life. As the holiday season draws to a close and families return home to resume work and school, the days following Christmas are frequently a time when the question of how to cope with an aging loved one's long term illness is no longer a concern for the future.”



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"January is often the time when family members reassess the amount and quality of care they can give, versus what Grandma or Grandpa needs," says Chris Comeaux, Four Seasons Compassion for Life. As the holiday season draws to a close and families return home to resume work and school, the days following Christmas are frequently a time when the question of how to cope with an aging loved one's long term illness is no longer a concern for the future.

Each family's situation drives home the increasingly significant question of how individuals in the wider Buncombe County metropolitan statistical area cope with the realities of long term illness and dying.

For individuals like Marie Thompson of Hendersonville, the issue is up close and personal. Her husband, Russell, 83, has multiple sclerosis. A 30 year veteran of General Electric, he is now totally paralyzed on the right with limited ability to walk and stand. The vital man Marie married now depends on an electric wheel chair to move from room to room in their home.

"He can dress himself, I put on his shoes and socks," she says. "He needs so much assistance, he can't do for himself. He would never be able to manage his medicines, fix or get his own food. He's not safe to leave in a place without somebody there. MS is very debilitating."

If Russell falls, she calls the fire department for assistance to help lift him. And getting him in and out of a car into a fold up wheel chair for medical appointments is impossible.

Former nurse, Marie Thompson figures she's better off than most when it comes to navigating the additional complications of her husband's excruciating ruptured disc and surgery, physical therapy, edema, and the aftermath of congestive heart failure.

"I did know what types of options were available, probably more than a lay person would," she says. "For example, medications and how to give them, things like that, I already knew."

Still, when Russell's doctor saw that Marie was having such a difficult time managing, he told the couple he'd like to refer them to hospice. Now, instead of traveling to care providers, the care providers come to their home.

The assistance from hospice was a "tremendous relief," Marie says, as it helps her manage better emotionally, physically, and financially. Instead of Russell remaining at home, the other options would include a long term care facility their insurance wouldn't cover, finding an assisted living place, or divesting themselves of their home and assets.

"People are very kind and they offer to help, but then you don't know if they mean it, or you feel guilty if you call and ask," she says. "That situation is never one I could accept."

Aging Is Factor in WNC Illness:

The quality of life of aging persons who are seriously ill and their care-givers is not a new one in western North Carolina.

"The Thomas' situation is not unlike that of many other families residing in western North Carolina," he says. "In some cases, the mountainous terrain is an impediment to care. With the holidays behind us, family members may have become more aware that the need for change is imminent."

How do families know when it's time to ask for help? Comeaux shares the five common ways families identify their need for assistance.

1. Watch for patterns of decline. "Are things getting worse over time, and how much worse?"

2. Family caregiver limits. "Is the family caregiver able to manage the aspects of care the person who is seriously ill currently needs?"

3. Self-monitoring abilities. "Can the individual manage his or her own medications, pay their bills, and remember to turn off appliances after they prepare meals or perform household tasks?"

4. Everyday quality of life. "An active social life and ability to engage in everyday activities is essential to a person's well-being. If this wanes, then it may be time to step in."

5. Ask for a health needs assessment. "Have you talked with the individual's physician to determine whether it's time to ask for additional help? The severity of limitations will help identify what level of assistance is needed."

For more information about care during serious illness or at end of life in western North Carolina, contact Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Flat Rock, at http://www.fourseasonscfl.org/ .

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Four Seasons to Sponsor ‘Healing with Horses’ A Teen Grief Support Camp

Author: Four Seasons Compassion For Life
Dateline: Flat Rock, North Carolina (FLAT ROCK, N.C.)  | Thu, 03 Oct 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “A unique opportunity for grieving teenagers, using the assistance of horses in group therapy, will be held on two consecutive Saturdays, October 19 and October 26, 2013. The camp, hosted at Cantrell Farm in Mills River, N.C. is offered by the Heart Songs Program at Four Seasons Compassion for Life.”



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A unique opportunity for grieving teenagers, using the assistance of horses in group therapy, will be held on two consecutive Saturdays, October 19 and October 26, 2013. The camp, hosted at Cantrell Farm in Mills River, N.C. is offered by the Heart Songs Program at Four Seasons Compassion for Life.

Camp expenses are sponsored by Four Seasons. Upon arrival at camp, the teens will meet their four-legged therapists and begin to explore their individual grief issues through specially planned activities. Horse-riding skills are not required to participate in this camp.

During the two days of sharing and learning, through this established form of experiential therapy with horses, the teens will have a unique opportunity to explore their grief experiences without judgment or criticism. Together the teens will learn new coping skills for their grief journeys and gain confidence to deal with their changing worlds.

The sessions are facilitated throughout both days by a trained equine specialist and therapist, and a hospice bereavement counselor.

Teens, ages 13-19, and who have experienced the loss of a significant loved one, are eligible and encouraged to apply. Teens must be able to commit to both Saturdays. For more information or an application, please call the Four Seasons Bereavement Department at 692-6178, or go to our website at http://www.fourseasonscfl.org/ .

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Sacramento’s First Walk of Hope Supports Local Couples Struggling with Infertility

Author: California IVF Fertility Center
Dateline: Sacramento, California (SACRAMENTO, Calif.)  | Thu, 19 Sep 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “California IVF Fertility Center and RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, are sponsoring Sacramento's first Walk of Hope, on Sept. 21, 2013. The Walk of Hope aims to build connections and offer encouragement for the 7.3 million Americans struggling with infertility.”



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California IVF Fertility Center and RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, are sponsoring Sacramento's first Walk of Hope, on Sept. 21, 2013. The Walk of Hope aims to build connections and offer encouragement for the 7.3 million Americans struggling with infertility.

The Walk of Hope is being held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 21 at Crocker Park in Sacramento. All funds raised at the event will go to supporting RESOLVE's advocacy efforts and public awareness goals.

"One in eight couples are considered infertile," said Barbara Collura, President/CEO of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, "Often times those couples feel alone or isolated. With the Walk of Hope we want to bring a sense of awareness, understanding and compassion to families in Northern California."

In California alone, nearly 800,000 couples are considered infertile. Many of them are looking for alternate options to grow their families. California IVF Fertility Center provides medical treatments such as in-vitro fertilization and embryo adoption for couples facing fertility challenges, changing the lives of families across the region.

"We are proud to walk alongside local couples who are struggling with infertility," said infertility specialist and California IVF founder, Ernest Zeringue, MD. "We hope to provide the information and support needed for couples who want to start building their families."

More information can be found online at http://www.resolve.org/ . Registration is under way here: http://goo.gl/DNHYvZ .

Walk of Hope video: http://youtu.be/54nWTJUSV2g .

About RESOLVE:

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, established in 1974, is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders.

About California IVF:

Founded in 2004 California IVF Fertility Center California IVF is a local fertility clinic of choice for many infertility patients in the Greater Sacramento, Roseville, Fairfield, and San Francisco Bay areas. Advanced infertility services such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor sperm and donor eggs, embryo freezing or cryopreservation, ICSI, and other treatments for both male and female infertility are offered at its Northern California fertility center.

The California Conceptions Donor Embryo program ( http://californiaconceptions.com/ ) provides an egg donor and adoption alternative to failed IVF patients from around the world. The staff includes a team of Sacramento fertility doctors and experienced embryologists who are skilled at performing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and screening (PGS).

For more information about infertility and California IVF, please visit http://www.californiaivf.com/ .

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Family, Parenting and Children Insurance Senior Citizen Interests

With Dementia Cases and Care Costs Set to Double by 2040, LTC Financial Partners Offers Long-Term Care ‘Solution Set’ for Affected Families

Author: LTC Financial Partners, LLC
Dateline: Kirkland, Washington State (KIRKLAND, Wash.)  | Wed, 19 Jun 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), today announced a five-part 'solution set' for Americans facing a growing problem: how to cope when Mom, Dad or another family member succumbs to dementia, which includes Alzheimer's disease. When dementia strikes, memory and other faculties decline.”



A R T I C L E:

LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), today announced a five-part 'solution set' for Americans facing a growing problem: how to cope when Mom, Dad or another family member succumbs to dementia, which includes Alzheimer's disease.

When dementia strikes, memory and other faculties decline. Sufferers become dependent on others for help with eating, bathing, and other tasks of daily living. If these duties fall to a family member, that person may be forced to leave a paying job or neglect their own household duties or lives.

"Our solution set helps prevent this from happening," says Denise Gott, LTCFP's National Sales Manager.

Millions will be affected as dementia cases and care costs more than double by 2040, according to federally-funded projections by RAND Corporation, recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In 2040, 9.1 million will suffer from dementia, up from 3.8 million in 2010. And the cost of care will mushroom to a range of $379 billion to $511 billion in 2040, up from $159 billion to $215 billion in 2010. The per-capita cost will rise more slowly, but still a whopping 80%.

LTCFP's solution set consists of -
1. Long-term care insurance, to cover care expenses for disabilities including dementia.
2. Reverse mortgages, to provide funds for long-term care while remaining in one's own home.
3. Life insurance policies with long-term care riders.
4. Annuities that include integrated long-term care coverage.
5. Critical illness insurance, available for a variety of health issues including cancer, heart disease, and dementia.

"With any or a combination of these solutions," says Gott, "Americans can breathe easier. But they should remember to get protected while memory still serves."

Information may be requested from the following LTCFP specialists:

California: Phyllis Solgere -- 909-627-5587
California: Laura Weber -- 714-674-0190
California: Sarah Fisher -- 510-230-4301
California: Jim Valentine -- 408-792-0540
California: Petra Petry -- 949-351-0347
California: Art Neibrief -- 707-974-8282

Connecticut: Larry Golfin -- 860-677-4075
Connecticut: Steve Foss -- 860-539-0674
Connecticut: Leonard Wik -- 860-432-1870

Florida: George Braddock -- 305-378-8091
Florida: Janet Washburn -- 239-404-7590

Georgia: Belen Hickman -- 404-245-2444
Georgia: Amy Pollock -- 404-237-1189

Idaho: Linda Hicks -- 208-331-2803

Illinois: Cheri Davis -- 773-531-0669
Illinois: Robin Frank -- 773-774-2600

Indiana: Kirk Bennett -- 260-969-1310

Michigan: Tom Varner -- 810-796-2405

Minnesota: Jennifer Ragborg -- 952-898-2750

Missouri: Wendy Rinehart -- 816-886-2358
Missouri: Keith Eisberg -- 573-303-3007

Nebraska: Larry Heinert -- 402-339-8643
Nebraska: Larry Neuwirth -- 308-635-2023

New Jersey: Michael B. FitzPatrick -- 862-242-8787
New Jersey: Richard Landau -- 201-476-0880
New Jersey: James Cundari -- 973-450-1074

New York: Steve Brefere -- 914-234-7767
New York: Virginia Lee Kintz -- 866-582-6074
New York: Sheila White -- 631-893-4040
New York: Jennifer Lenihan -- 631-262-7167
New York: Susan Lenihan -- 631-262-7167
New York: Jay Charno -- 516-935-4029
New York: Gene Cutler -- 516-869-6767
New York: Michael Robinson -- 516-612-4936
New York: Ronald Brie -- 212-799-3900
New York: Dana Dee -- 716-983-1316
New York: Ray Donnelly -- 516-747-1809
New York: Peter Molnar -- 800-588-9406

Ohio: Thomas Hodges -- 513-519-6010
Ohio: John Cullen -- 419-797-9210
Ohio: Pattianne Baran -- 216-409-0859
Ohio: Brenda Gray -- 513-541-3968

Oklahoma: Samuel Walker -- 405-816-0868

Oregon: Diane Steeves -- 503-297-7677

Pennsylvania: Kevin Bressler -- 610-783-6970
Pennsylvania: Anthony Camill -- 412-445-6171
Pennsylvania: Cathy Allen -- 610-588-0852

South Carolina: Madeline Wade -- 317-259-4113

Tennessee: Mark Wardell -- 901-337-4146

Texas: Bill Holland -- 817-283-7221
Texas: Kay Nettles -- 713-466-4614
Texas: Kat Roebuck -- 281-431-4033
Texas: Kim Beckham -- 361-579-9663

Virginia: Linda Sotirion -- 757-646-6820
Virginia: George Polizos -- 757-291-8505
Virginia: Patricia O'Neill -- 703-534-3255
Virginia: Penny Gilbert -- 703-281-0914
Virginia: Michael Zuchowski -- 757-467-1354

Vermont: Tod Warner -- 802-985-4930

Washington: Christine Khemis -- 888-582-5364
Washington: Lucille Smith -- 206-877-3456

Wisconsin: Lynette Schiefer -- 920-434-4559.

About LTC Financial Partners:
LTCFP - www.ltcfp.com - is one of America's most experienced long-term care insurance agencies and a co-founder and sponsor of the "3 in 4 Need More" campaign, which seeks to alert Americans to the long-term healthcare crisis.

The company is also leading a movement to make long-term care protection available as an employee benefit. Group protection information is available for executives, human resource managers, and employee benefit brokers. Information is available from the specialists as well as http://www.ltcfp.com/ltcfp/businessowners.aspx .

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SafeToSleep Announces Their Innovative Sleep and Breathing Baby Monitor is Now Available for Purchase to Consumers and Retailers

Author: SafeToSleep
Dateline: Detroit, Michigan (DETROIT, Mich.)  | Tue, 12 Feb 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SafeToSleep, the maker of the breakthrough Sleep and Breathing Baby Monitor capable of monitoring the breathing of a sleeping baby, announced today that consumers can now order the product at the company's website. The long-awaited SafeToSleep system uses advanced fiber optic technology to monitor baby breathing with hospital accuracy and stream the information to an iPhone.”



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SafeToSleep, the maker of the breakthrough Sleep and Breathing Baby Monitor capable of monitoring the breathing of a sleeping baby, announced today that consumers can now order the product at the company's website safetosleep.com. The long-awaited SafeToSleep system uses advanced fiber optic technology to monitor baby breathing with hospital accuracy and stream the information to an iPhone.

Retailers interested in carrying SafeToSleep products are invited to request a dealer signup package by email at support@safetosleep.com.

Each $329 SafeToSleep Bundle includes a SleepMat, Parent Unit, SleepMat Cover, and downloadable smartphone application. The SafeToSleep system pulls together patent-pending technology to monitor and wirelessly transmit a baby's breath rate and breath wave to a smartphone or included parent unit. The innovative system has the intelligence to determine if a baby is breathing too slowly, too rapidly, or stops breathing altogether and immediately alert parents. The SafeToSleep system can also track total sleep time and generate sleep quality reports, providing parents with new information that can help them better understand and care for the wellness of their babies.

"This product is designed for all babies and newborns. With a SafeToSleep monitor, parents can monitor every single breath of their sleeping babies with hospital accuracy and be instantly notified if their baby needs them," said Dr. Ryan Santangelo, SafeToSleep Co-Founder.

"Up to now, the best monitoring options for parents have been video monitors or under-mattress movement sensors, neither of which can monitor a baby's breathing. With a SafeToSleep monitor, parents now have a monitor that can not only watch their baby's breathing, but can but also tell them how long their baby has slept and how well their baby has slept. Our mission is to not only protect the wellness of those sleeping babies, but to also bring some well-deserved peace of mind to the moms and dads responsible for their safety and care."

The Sleep and Breathing Monitor is wireless, portable, and designed for use on any flat, baby-safe surface. The SafeToSleep smartphone application is free of charge and works on any Bluetooth-enabled Apple or Android smart device. The SafeToSleep breath-detection technology has been hospital tested and clinically validated for accuracy. The hospital testing has shown the monitor to be as accurate as the breathing monitors used in hospital pediatric units around the world.

Consumers can purchase a SafeToSleep Sleep and Breathing Monitor at the SafeToSleep website at www.safetosleep.com.

Retailers and distributors in the U.S. and Canada can request a dealer sign-up package online at www.safetosleep.com/contact, or by emailing SafeToSleep Dealer Support at support@safetosleep.com. SafeToSleep Dealer Support will respond to all dealer inquires in 24 hours.

SafeToSleep provides product updates, sweepstakes, and special offers via the SafeToSleep Facebook Brand Page at www.facebook.com/safetosleep. "Like" the page to receive updates in your Facebook news feed.

To learn more about the SafeToSleep monitor, watch the SafeToSleep one-minute explainer video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqDRLdpPmms .

Enter the SafeToSleep Sweepstakes which runs from February 1, 2013 to March 15, 2013. To enter the six-week-long sweepstakes, visit http://www.facebook.com/safetosleep. Click the blue "Win a SafeToSleep" app icon and watch the short, 1 minute animated video and submit your information for a chance to win one of two $329 Sleep and Breathing Baby Monitor Bundles. SafeToSleep will randomly select two lucky winners on March 16. Winners will be notified by email. The Baby SafeToSleep Sweepstakes is open to residents of the United States.

About SafeToSleep:

SafeToSleep(TM) is on mission to improve infant sleep safety and infant care through the invention, improvement, and application of user-friendly and intuitive technologies. The company was co-founded by brothers, parents, and technologists Dr. Ryan Santangelo and Pete Santangelo. Find out more at http://www.SafeToSleep.com/ .

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For Parents and Families: Winter is the Time to Plan for Summer Camp

Author: Resources with Children with Special Needs
Dateline: New York, New York (NEW YORK, N.Y.)  | Wed, 02 Jan 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Parents can meet experts from over 70 summer programs serving children and teens with special needs at the FREE 28th Annual RCSN Special Camp Fair on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 4,000 people attend the Fair every year. The Fair is presented by Resources for Children with Special Needs.”



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It may be hard to believe, but the time to think about summer camp is now - especially for parents of children with special needs. Camps open registration in the winter, and space and financial assistance is limited. By March, many camps are already full. Parents can meet experts from over 70 summer programs serving children and teens with special needs at the FREE 28th Annual RCSN Special Camp Fair on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, entrance on Columbus Ave./W. 60th St. Manhattan).

Over 4,000 people attend the Fair every year. The Fair is presented by Resources for Children with Special Needs, (212) 677-4650 ext. 18, www.resourcesnyc.org .

Representatives from over 70 summer programs will help parents and professionals plan successful summer experiences for children with disabilities, including those who need special supports. Summer camp is a critical way to help close the "summer learning gap."

The Fair will feature both day camps (New York City) and sleepaway camps (Tri-State area). The Fair will also offer information on tutoring programs, travel programs, remedial education programs, volunteer and job opportunities, and early childhood programs. Spanish and sign language interpreters will be available.

Visitors to the Fair will receive a free digital copy of RCSN's "Camps 2013 Directory." More information is available at http://resourcesnyc.org/event/camps2013 .

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SafeToSleep Announces Launch of Innovative Sleep and Breathing Monitor at ABC Kids Expo

Author: SafeToSleep
Dateline: Detroit, Michigan (DETROIT, Mich.)  | Thu, 04 Oct 2012

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SafeToSleep announces the launch of its innovative new baby product, the Sleep and Breathing Monitor, a breakthrough in infant sleep safety that monitors each breath of a sleeping baby with hospital accuracy and streams the breath wave to a smartphone as it occurs. The Sleep and Breathing Monitor will alarm upon detection of slow, fast, and no breath events.”



A R T I C L E:

SafeToSleep(TM) announces the launch of its innovative new baby product, the Sleep and Breathing Monitor, a breakthrough in infant sleep safety that monitors each breath of a sleeping baby with hospital accuracy and streams the breath wave to a smartphone as it occurs. The Sleep and Breathing Monitor will alarm upon detection of slow, fast, and no breath events. The system tracks sleep time, generates sleep quality reports, and is wireless and portable. SafeToSleep(TM) will debut the Sleep and Breathing Monitor at the 2012 ABC Kids Expo, Booth 1233.

Unlike current baby monitors that use audio, video, or movement to monitor a sleeping baby, the SafeToSleep system uses advanced fiber optic technology to detect the baby's actual breath rate and breath wave. The breathing information is streamed to a smartphone (or included Parent Unit) as it occurs to alert parents of irregular breathing events. The system generates sleep time and sleep quality reports to help parents identify issues such as sickness or pain at the earliest possible stage.

"For the first time, parents can monitor the breathing of their sleeping baby, with clinical accuracy, every single time they put their baby to sleep," said SafeToSleep co-founder, Dr. Ryan Santangelo. "This technology turns what has traditionally been a low-function gadget - the baby monitor - into a tool that will play a central role in infant care and sleep safety for generations to come. It is an evolution of the baby monitor to the greatest degree."

The Sleep and Breathing Monitor has been hospital tested and clinically validated for accuracy. The hospital testing has shown the monitor to be as accurate as the breathing monitors used in hospital pediatric units around the world.

The Sleep and Breathing Monitor will be available online at www.SafeToSleep.com in December 2012 and at select retailers beginning January 2013. The product will retail for USD $329.

About SafeToSleep:

The purpose of SafeToSleep(TM) is to improve infant care through the invention, improvement and application of user-friendly and intuitive technologies. The company was co-founded by brothers, parents, and technologists Ryan Santangelo, PhD and Pete Santangelo. Find out more at http://www.SafeToSleep.com/ .

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Dig in Dirt to Find Unique Mother’s Day Gift for Mom – Ideal Way to Get the Kids Involved

Author: Gardener's Confidence Collection
Dateline: Dearing, Georgia (DEARING, Ga.)  | Tue, 08 May 2012

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “What could be more fun than playing in the dirt? How about playing with your kids in the dirt? With Mother's Day approaching Sunday, May 13, now is a great time to create a beautiful blooming gift for mom, suggests Gardener's Confidence Collection. With a little quick and easy research, dad and the kids can plant a decorative container of repeat blooming plants to provide a unique gift and long-lasting flowers for her enjoyment.”



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What could be more fun than playing in the dirt? How about playing with your kids in the dirt? With Mother's Day approaching Sunday, May 13, now is a great time to create a beautiful blooming gift for mom, suggests Gardener's Confidence Collection. With a little quick and easy research, dad and the kids can plant a decorative container of repeat blooming plants to provide a unique gift and long-lasting flowers for her enjoyment.

The Gardener's Confidence Collection site provides a quick how-to video on creating container gardens: http://gardenersconfidence.com/Media/GC_Media_Center_Video.aspx .

For the container, simply select a watering can or pot that the kids can hand paint. Then fill it with re-blooming plants such as the Pinwheel Gardenia, an outstanding container plant that will add year-round evergreen beauty. Its whimsical white flowers with lovely fragrance and repeat blooms are abundant.

"Kids are sure to love the pinwheel-like flowers that look as though they are spinning against the dark green foliage. They can even snip them to bring inside in collected bottles and vases filled with water, confident that the plants will bloom again," said Gardener's Confidence Collection horticulturist Mike Sikes. "And mom will love the beauty and fragrance of the blossoms floating in a decorative bowl.

"For the perfect patio container for mom, let the kids pick out their favorite color of impatiens or begonias. Add a fern and some ivy, then top it off with a large, focal plant such as the Mini Penny Hydrangea. With its tight compact form and dependable re-blooming of pink or blue, the Mini Penny makes an excellent addition to a container and will last the summer," Sikes said. "The Mini Penny also makes a great cut flower that the kids can bring inside for an easy floral arrangement for mom."

And perfect for Mother's Day, the name hydrangea means, appropriately, "thanks for understanding!"

For more information on Gardener's Confidence Collection and its plant varieties, please visit www.gardenersconfidence.com .

About Gardener's Confidence Collection:

The Gardener's Confidence Collection brand ensures the best in disease resistance, prolific blooms, beautiful foliage and form. Billed as "A Garden You Can Count On," its products represent years of breeding to ensure the plants' success in the garden. Products include crapemyrtles, gardenias and hydrangeas grown by growers across the nation.

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