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Animated Children’s Book “Seagull the Eagle” Offers Life Lessons and a Path of Self-Discovery for Young Children

Debut Author Anthony Graffeo Announces Immediate Availability of Soft Cover and e-Book Formats

Sandy Hook, CT: December 17, 2018 – Entrepreneur and debut author Anthony Graffeo today announced the immediate availability of the animated children’s book, “Seagull the Eagle”, which shares life lessons and illuminates a path of self-discovery for young children.  The book is available via soft cover and e-book formats at: www.seagulltheeagle.com.

Seagull the Eagle tells the story of an orphaned Seagull growing up and recognizing that some birds fly higher than others, and some fly lower.  He wonders: “where’s my place in the world?”  Because no one tells him who he is, or what he should be, Seagull soars as high as he can – thinking he is an eagle.  During his journey, he encounters Seagulls and Eagles that mock him, and try to limit him – and he also sees how some birds settle for scraps and never dare to strive for more, while other birds put themselves above all.

“Seagull’s goal is to teach children that they don’t need to limit themselves, based on their environment, or based on what others think of them,” states author Anthony Graffeo.  “The story and the illustrations can show children that – even if they’re different – they can not only find their place in the world, but they can also have a say in making that place for themselves.”

The Book is available online at:   https://seagulltheeagle.com/.

About the Author: 

Anthony Graffeo is from Sandy Hook, Connecticut.  He is married with four children ranging from ages 4-14.  Anthony is the founder of the FlipRocks Extreme Footwear Company, and he is an avid outdoorsman who loves fishing.  Seagull the Eagle was inspired while fishing in Hampton Bays NY, at the Shinecock Canal.

About Seagull the Eagle:

A small, orphaned seagull learns to fish by watching a group of nearby eagles.  Thinking he too is an eagle, the seagull swoops down to the water to try it himself.  This angers the other eagles who can’t understand why he isn’t acting like a seagull, scavenging for garbage.  Unable to integrate with the eagles or his own kind, the seagull embarks on his own path of self-discovery — and learns a life-changing lesson along the way.  The debut children’s story from author Anthony Graffeo, Seagull the Eagle offers sage advice and stunning illustrations from Brianna Sienkiewicz for readers of all ages.

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CHILDRENSWEAR THAT SPEAKS WITH A CONSCIENCE

A consciously colorful kidswear collection derived from ocean plastics

Quirky, sustainable, durable, and laced with imagination, Joseph & Alexander is fashion with a conscious. Specializing in childrenswear, specifically, shorts, Joseph & Alexander’s environmentally conscious pieces are designed to inspire the imagination and provoke curiosity. With each piece designed to spark an “educational conversation”, critical world issues and championing environmental action are at the heart of the brand. Operating consciously using recycled fabric from ocean plastics, eco-friendly ink, and reusable packaging, each collection depicts awareness-raising narratives of minimizing our environmental footprint and having fun whilst doing so.

Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman’s son, Eric, is already doing his bit to save the planet.  He was recently spotted on the beach in Barbados sporting stylish JOSEPH AND ALEXANDER swimming shorts.

Joseph & Alexander Founder, Alana Sorokin, said she felt compelled to launch a brand which made a “true difference” after learning of the devastating effect of ocean plastics and subsequently chose to work with recycled fabric created from plastics found floating in the world’s oceans as the foundation of her playful collections.

“It is predicted that by 2050 there will be more pieces of plastic in the ocean than fish1. The world has been aware of the detrimental impact of plastic in the ocean for decades, but not until recent years have communities begun to mobilize for the great collective fight to stop plastic waste from finding its way into the sea and waterways. Creating children’s clothing that really has something to say was part of our strategy to incite raised levels of awareness. Every Joseph & Alexander piece also tells a story, encouraging an educational conversation between adult and child around important world topics,” she said.

The Joseph & Alexander collections of shorts, polo shirts and loafers are designed for practicality to take children through from day to night, perfect for little ones who love to keep active. The combination of design and quality is developed uniquely from paper to print, and Joseph & Alexander works with a range of underground designers to create its eclectic mix of modern styles to suit all tastes.

For children fascinated with the sea and marine life, the Trapped shorts inspire depths of conversation. In bold blue, the shorts feature animal drawings combined with a net-like background to tease out discussions surrounding the effect of human activity and plastic pollution on the oceans. For budding conservationists, the Sea Activist shorts make a bold environmental statement with their design. The short collections, including MonacoSuperyachts, and Planting A Seed, tell stories of environmental awareness while remaining fashionable in their vibrant color ways and detailed drawings that kids will feel great in. Jacob (Joseph) and Alexander also host easy slip-on loafers Bleu Marine andNoir, alongside polo shirts in the finest Pima cotton.

 

The limited edition “father and son” shorts are designed with a nod to that special bond between father and son. The collection encourages discussion around meaningful stories that children can be part of, with the pieces designed to ignite their imagination or spark curiosity and investigation. With each piece “transitional”, father and son can sport their shorts from beach to restaurant and are available in designs Yeti & StarfishPortofino DreamingMonaco, and Planting a Seed.

Available from www.josephandalexander.com  Prices start at £45.59

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Miniware – All-Natural, Modern Kids’ Tableware

Forget melamine kids’ dishes with distracting cartoon characters and instead go natural with Miniware – sustainable tableware for your ‘minis’ ages 4 months and up that not only looks like it stepped out of Architectural Digest but also offers unique self-feeding features, transitions from baby to toddler and older, is made from eco-friendly materials like bamboo fiber.

Special functional design features include:

  • An ‘easy-scoop’ 90° bowl and cutlery design for easy self-feeding
  • A larger size that gives self-feeders more room to maneuver
  • A detachable suction foot that reduces spills and comes off easily when the child no longer needs it
  • Stackability for easy storage

Choose from the Miniware Teething Spoon Set ($12 for 2 soft silicone spoons designed for easy biting, chewing and grasping),Miniware First Bites Set ($25 for a cereal bowl perfect for purees and other soft starter foods plus a teething spoon and detachable suction foot)Miniware Healthy Meal Set ($35 for a sandwich plate, removable food divider ideal for picky eaters who don’t like their foods touching, and detachable suction foot) and much more – all available in multiple soothing color palettes that put the focus on the food where it belongs.

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Hooray New Baby

Now that I am well into the 3rd Trimester, it is getting very real! Only about 9 weeks left until the little one gets here. I am trying to soak up as much information and watch as many Youtube videos as possible to prep myself for the big day. A few of my friends are also expecting and as you know, baby shower gifts are the best!

Most of the time, I will stick to the registry but for some of my friends, I wanted to get them something that they would actually use and remember. With so many digital apps and photos, there is definitely a bit of a ‘lost art’ when it comes to it written items.

Hooray New Baby!

“How few hours of sleep did you get the first week after your baby came home? Was your baby’s first Christmas a wrapping paper and sugar high–filled delight, or a toppled-over-tree and broken-ornament nightmare?  The first 12 months of a baby’s life are precious and life-affirming—if you manage to remember them through the sleep deprivation, anxiety, and hours of advice everyone you’ve ever met wants to give you.”

Thankfully, HOORAY NEW BABY! (Rock Point Publishers / September 11, 2018 / US $24.99) is here to help you record the true story of your baby’s important first year, so memories are never fuzzy. This baby book goes from being an exercise in maintaining your sanity to a sentimental keepsake of frank, sweet observations about that special first year of your baby’s life as you fill its pages.

This baby book is so cute and has colorful pages, illustrations and makes it so much fun for first time moms to fill out.  You can buy it directly from here!

$24.99 / £16.99
Format: Spiral bound, 36 Pages
ISBN: 9781631064913
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Your Breast-Friend for Mommy-to-Be!

August as Breast Feeding Awareness Month and before I joined the pack to become a mom, I did not even think about it. I thought it is natural, easy and super straightforward right?

WRONG!  I didn’t realize that breastfeeding could be so challenging that there are actually people called LACTATION consultants that you can hire to help you.

Besides professionals and classes, there are also a lot of great products out there to help you.

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The Lansinoh Breastfeeding pillow is like a pillow arm sleeve that props the baby up to the right position for feeding. It is handy and small enough to take with you in your diaper bag or travel. It has a minky soft fabric inside and a washable soft cotton on the outside. You can buy it here for $24.99

The Lansinoh Nursie Breastfeeding Pillow is comfortable, portable, and helps support proper breastfeeding positioning.

By sliding onto the arm, rather than around the waist, the thoughtful design is perfect for c-section tummies and one size actually fits all, regardless of shape and size. The Nursie allows mom to naturally bring baby up to the breast to nurse rather than leaning over, which is ideal for positioning, latch and avoiding back pain. As a small and lightweight nursing pillow, it is ideal for today’s on-the-go mom. Strollers, diaper bags and airplanes are no match for the small but mighty Nursie!

Upspring Milk Flow – Fenugreek + Blessed Thistle Chai Tea Latte Powder Drink Mix $17.99

A Tea-Riffic Way To Get Your Breast Milk Flowing
For years, moms have been going to great (although oftentimes not-so-great tasting) lengths to boost their breast milk supply, choking down bitter concoctions and making cumbersome cups of tea. UpSpring’s Milkflow Fenugreek + Blessed Thistle Chai Tea Latte, is the first and only chai latte-flavored fenugreek beverage, formulated to help boost breast milk supply.*
Milkflow Fenugreek + Blessed Thistle Chai Tea Latte Drink Mix can help:
  • If you’re trying to establish a sufficient breast milk supply for your baby
  • During baby’s growth spurts, if your milk supply can’t keep up with demand
  • When you want to increase pumping yields
  • When your baby needs more breast milk than you are currently producing
Why UpSpring Milkflow Fenugreek + Blessed Thistle Drink Mix?
  • Helps promote healthy breast milk supply*
  • Contains three known galactagogues (aka breast milk boosters) fenugreek, blessed thistle, and anise
  • Delivers 1,800 mg of fenugreek in each yummy chai tea latte flavored drink
  • Consume only 1-3 times daily
  • All natural, non-GMO, and gluten-free
  • Contains milk
  • Recommended by lactation consultants
More Breast Milk Boosters for Your Buck
Our new Millkflow resealable canister gives you 24 servings and comes with an easy-to-use single serve scoop. Each scoop contains a concentrated 10:1 fenugreek blend, giving you 1,800 mg of fenugreek plus Blessed Thistle and more in each serving.
How To Use Milkflow Chai Tea Latte
Mix one scoop in 8 oz of hot or cold milk, stir vigorously. Pour over ice for a refreshing pick-me-up or enjoy warm cozied up with your favorite mug and beautiful baby. No matter the weather, Milkflow Chai Tea Latte is the perfect companion for breastfeeding moms year-round. Milkflow contains dairy and soy but no gluten or GMO ingredients.
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Upspring also makes a product called milkscreen for $19.99. If you ever go out for a drink or dinner and want to make sure it doesn’t get into your baby’s system – this is the best tool you can get that works in 2 minutes.  You can get it here! Drinking while breastfeeding can raise some questions. Are you throwing away breast milk unnecessarily? Are you giving your baby breast milk that has alcohol in it? Don’t guess, test! UpSpring Milkscreen, the first and only test of its kind, is an easy, 2 minute at-home test that detects alcohol in breast milk.
Voted one of the best baby shower gifts, this bottle is very unique and good for extra breastmilk feeding.

Designed to preserve breastmilk nutrients
• Warms faster than standard bottles
• Bottles stack easily to save space and track pumping order
• Anti-slip silicone bottom prevents tip overs
• Easy to take apart for thorough cleaning
• Advanced, triple channel venting system designed to reduce colic
• Unique shape allows babies to self-feed at a younger age
• Extra soft silicone nipple
• Breast pump adaptor included
• BPA and Phthalate free
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Breast Feeding Awareness Month Must Have

We all know the term ‘one and done.’ The Ellie Nursing Cover embodies this… and then some! With a multitude of functional uses for the momma on the move, the Nursing Cover can be used for breastfeeding, as well as a Stroller Cover, Carseat Cover, Highchair cover, and Shopping Cart Seat Cover! Taking mom from the infant stages and beyond with her little one, the practical Ellie Nursing Cover is an absolute must-have!

In addition to the uses mentioned above, the colorful, stretchy fabric makes it a breeze to wear it as a scarf, poncho or hood. The Ellie Nursing Cover comes in a variety of bright colors, including Black, Pink, Orange, Aqua, Blue, Red, Lime, Green, Yellow, Gray, Neon, Pink and Light Blue.

  • Sunshade
  • Nursing Cover up
  • Blanket
  • Changing table cover
  • High Chair/ Shopping Cart cover
  • Baby Sling

To learn more about the Ellie Nursing Cover by Baby Benjamin, please visit https://babybenjamin.com/products/the-ellie-cover


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