Today, Sylvia Lasalandra Frodella's book, "Mommy were you happy the day I was born?" was honored with a Mom's Choice Award!®. Her book was named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. Described as an inspirational/motivational book, Sylvia's tender story of a mother answering a most delicate question posed by her precious child will be featured on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other reputable book-sellers.
"Mommy were you happy the day I was born?" is the first-ever book written for children whose mothers may have suffered from PPD. The story helps readers understand that the wall of depression which may temporarily separate a mother from her emotions for her newborn is no match for the eventual triumph of maternal love.
Sylvia's first book, "A Daughter's Touch", which chronicles her experiences with PPD, brought inspiration to many women in the throes of these devastating illnesses. With "Mommy, were you happy the day I was born?", we find celebration in the reunion of spirit and heart between mother and child when healing replaces suffering.
Congratulations Sylvia, with this award you bring further constructive, compassionate attention to the issue of postpartum mood disorders and hope to families navigating this darkness.
The Mom's Choice Awards® is known for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. This annual competition recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media products and services.
A Mark Of Distinction
Parents, educators, librarians and retailers rely on our evaluations when selecting quality materials for children and families. The Mom’s Choice Awards® seal helps families and educators navigate the vast array of products and services and make informed decisions.
Our Esteemed Panel Of Judges
An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of our panel members includes:
Dr. Twila C. Liggett
Ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow
Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project
New York Times best-selling author
Motivational speaker and co-author of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books
Creator of the Dunstan Baby Language. See Priscilla on Oprah.
Etiquette expert and host of NBC's Manners Minute
Dr. Letitia S. Wright, D.C.
Author, movie producer and host of the Wright Place TV Show
Dr. Wright is ranked in the top 50 Most Influential Women in Social Media.
Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed.
Special needs expert and founder of Precision Education, Inc.
Bettie B. Youngs, Ph.D., Ed.D.
Pulitzer Prize nominated author of 34 books and director of Professional Development, Inc.
Certified Life Coach and founder of Mothercraft: Coaching the Modern Mom
The Evaluation Process
The MCA judges 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 methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Judges are especially interested in products that help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually; are morally sound and promote good will; are inspirational and uplifting.
Each product is judged on its own merit. One category could have multiple recipients or no recipients at all.
A Trusted Resource
Parents, educators, retailers and the media trust the Mom's Choice Awards® for product reviews and evaluations. Products and services bearing the MCA seal help parents, caregivers, educators and retailers select quality materials and products for children and families.
Once the competition closes, all products submitted for consideration are donated to schools, libraries and charities across the country.