I've been honored and feel blessed to have received several distinct
awards for this website, the books and sleep programs
. Happy and grateful for
the recognition ... as passionate as ever to help you and your little
loved ones sleep!
The Overcome Frequent Waking program received a Mom's Choice Award, as did the series of No-Tears Baby Sleep Books.
The NAPPA Award (National Parenting Publications Award) was granted for
the entire website. A little bit of info about each of these.
Overcome Frequent Waking received a Mom's Choice Award
Having been rigorously evaluated by a panel of MCA
evaluators, the Overcome Frequent Waking sleep program is deemed to be
among the best products and services for
The Mom's Choice Awards® has named
Overcome Frequent Waking
as among the best in family-friendly media, products and services.
The MCA evaluation
process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements
including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal,
To be considered for an award, each entrant submits their product for testing.
Entries are matched to 5 evaluators in the MCA database. Evaluators are bound by a strict code
of ethics not only to ensure objectivity, but also to ensure that the evaluation is free from
manufacturer influence. The five evaluations are submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for
final review and approval.
"Our aim to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services," explains
Dawn Matheson, Executive Director of the Mom's Choice Awards&ref. "We have a passion to help
families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Parents and educators know that
and services bearing our seal of approval are high-quality and also a great value
. The MCA
evaluation program is designed to incorporate the expertise of scientists, physicians and other
specialists; but we also engage parents, children, educators, and caregivers because they are
experts in knowing what is best for their families."
Mom's Choice Awards (MCA) for the No Tears Baby Sleep Series
The Mom's Choice Awards (MCA) "
excellence in family friendly media, products and services
A sampling of the team of judges includes Dr. Twila C. Liggett,
ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow;
Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project;
Priscilla Dunstan, creator of the Dunstan Baby Language; and
Catherine Witcher, M.Ed., special needs expert and founder of Precision
The three books "No-Tears Self
Soothing", "No-Tears Sleeping Through"
and "No Tears Naps (aka Nap in a Snap)"
have been reviewed as a series by the MCA
who are "
bound by a strict code of
ethics which ensures expert and objective analysis free from any
manufacturer association. The evaluation process uses a propriety
which entries are scored on a number
of elements including production quality, design,
educational value, entertainment
value, originality, appeal and cost.
NAPPA's independent expert judges and parent testers yearly evaluate
hundreds of submissions for their
innovation, safety, quality and the degree to which they make parenting
- yours truly ... ;) - the jury "
the wealth of gentle yet effective no-nonsense advice and techniques
that are both realistic and successful
There are plenty of resources in the
market for parents looking for sleep advice for their baby or toddler
reported one of the NAPPA judges, “
this website does a nice job of sorting out the unnecessary information
and providing parents with everything they need to know in a concise,
easy to understand manner