The Mom’s Choice Awards has named “Transformational Mothering — A Prayerful Companion for New Mothers” by Amy Robbins-Wilson of Belfast among the best in family-friendly media, products and services.

“Transformational Mothering” is a collection of funny mommy stories, gentle prayers and affirmations that provides new mothers with comfort, inspiration and support during those joyful and trying first years as a mom. It is the book Robbins-Wilson said she wishes she had been given when she became a mother.

“When it’s 3 a.m. and you’re in your third month of midnight feedings and you need a friend, you can’t just pick up the phone, but you can pick up this book,” she said.

The Mom’s Choice Awards is an awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services. Parents, educators, librarians and retailers rely on MCA 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.

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. Panel members include Twila C. Liggett, 10-time Emmy winner, professor and founder of PBS’s “Reading Rainbow”; Julie Aigner-Clark, creator of “Baby Einstein” and the Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling author; Priscilla Dunstan, creator of the Dunstan Baby Language; Patricia Rossi, host of NBC’s “Manners Minute”; Dr. Letitia S. Wright, D.C., host of the “Wright Place” TV show; and Catherine Witcher, M.Ed., special needs expert and founder of Precision Education, Inc.

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 perform a thorough analysis and submit a detailed assessment.  For more information on the awards program and the honorees, visit MomsChoiceAwards.com.

For more information on Robbins-Wilson’s book, visit TransformationalMothering.com.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.