As Disney+ , Netflix, Amazon Compete—Minno Emerges to Offer Alternative for Christian Parents

Featuring the World’s Largest Collection of Classic VeggieTales—Minno Provides Affirming, Faith-Based Content

NASHVILLE, TN, USA , November 19, 2019 / — (Nashville, TN—November 19, 2019)— Minno—a new, Nashville-based children’s digital media company—officially launches today and is offering Christian parents an alternative that is both entertaining and affirming. Featuring an ad-free, subscription digital platform with curated entertainment and educational choices the whole family will love—including the world’s largest collection of Classic VeggieTales—a publishing arm in partnership with Hachette Nashville with offerings such as the #1 Amazon bestseller The Laugh and Learn Bible for Kids, and Minno Life, a parenting blog with expert resources and voices for Christian parents, Minno aims to be a one-stop solution for parents and kids.

“Parents who care about their children’s faith are in a tough situation. While we attend church and have friends and neighbors who share our faith, the leading technology and media companies are fueling a content culture that is devoid of God and the importance of faith. Christian parents have more content choices than they’ve ever had, but fewer options that reflect their values. When you see media companies churning out more shows than ever but none of them reflect your family’s values you want to instill in your family, you are left with an impossible choice—not participating in culture or compromising what you care most about,” said Erick Goss, CEO and Co-founder of Minno and former senior manager at Amazon. “Minno resolves that problem, serving as a one-stop, trusted source and a partner in raising kids in today’s pluralistic, social, mobile and media-drenched world. Kids will see Minno as something fun to experience, while parents can feel good about the fact that our content is encouraging kids to deepen their faith and walk with God every day, at home or on-the-go.”

In the coming months, Minno will also offer parent’s guides on top-of-mind topics, family devotionals, and podcasts. In an increasingly secular world where faith and family values are often marginalized, there are few entertainment and education options available that parents can trust. The new Minno platform meets an important and largely unmet need in the $30 Billion U.S. children’s product marketplace by offering safe, high-quality and fun media choices for every situation.

Minno Distinctives

● Minno—ad free, subscription digital video platform. Featuring the largest collection of Classic VeggieTales in the world and the best curated collection of Christian kids content anywhere that can be streamed or downloaded and watched on the go. Parents can try Minno for free by going here:

● Minno Life—a lifestyle blog full of helpful articles, family devotions, and printables developed intentionally to meet the needs of today's families. Minno Life features curated content from expert thought leaders and parents in the trenches to offer the best in practical hope and help on top-of-mind issues such as spiritual development, education, social media, and culture. Recognized voices such as the team at Daystar Counseling Center—David Thomas, Sissy Goff, and Melissa Trevathan—are all featured contributors.

● Minno Kids publishing—because Minno believes the Bible should be at the center of every aspect of living—including parenting—Minno Kids publishing efforts are anchored by the new Laugh and Learn Bible for Kids and also features a wonderful new collection of children’s board books, picture books as well as middle grade novels.

● Minno Store—which includes books, Bibles, and other resources from our children's publishing program, aims to help families experience God together. From board books to middle-grade novels, Minno books help kids better understand what the Bible teaches and offers insights for living out their faith in everyday life.

By The Numbers

● 100M Christians go to church weekly in the U.S.
● 16M Christian families with Pre-K to 5th grade kids attend church weekly
● 32M Christian families with Pre-K to 5th grade kids attend church monthly
● The market for children’s products is $30B
● The market for Christian products is $4.6B

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About Minno
Minno is a Nashville-based children’s digital media company partnering with Christian parents to provide safe, values-based choices for their families. Minno’s offering includes an ad-free subscription-video-on-demand platform Minno Life, an expert-driven parenting blog, Minno Kids, its book publishing division, and Minno store, a digital shopping platform. Minno seeks to entertain, inform and inspire, encouraging kids and parents to laugh and learn together.

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New Book, Wings Not Strings, Equips Parents to Empower, Not Control

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Authors Guide Parents of Teens to Let Go with Confidence

Their toools to guiding the launching of our teens and letting them go have taken me from questioning our abilities to being confident I can release them to soar.”

— Trisha Novotny, Founder, 24/7 Moms

GIG HARBOR, WA, UNITED STATES, November 19, 2019 / — Signs are everywhere that young adults are struggling after they leave home, while parents are overwhelmed by the practical and emotional demands of preparing their teens for independence. These concerns are linked. In response, co-authors Dennis Trittin and Arlyn Lawrence created Wings Not Strings: Parenting Strategies to Let Go with Confidence (LifeSmart Publishing), to position the entire family to flourish.

“We wrote this book to answer the most pressing parenting question we receive: ‘When and how do I let go?’” state Trittin and Lawrence. “Whether motivated by fear, guilt, identity, or pressure, many are pursuing strategies that interfere with launching self-confident, well prepared, and mature young adults. Figuratively speaking, they are releasing a maneuvered kite versus a soaring eagle. The consequences can be devastating.”

Wings Not Strings surveys today’s young adult landscape, revealing how contemporary parenting styles and other factors are contributing to the adult-readiness deficit among adolescents. Then, it offers empowering solutions to build the leadership and life skills kids need to succeed.

The book is filled with encouragement, strategies, and occasional tough love to help parents let go and move over to the passenger seat in their teen’s life. It addresses the emotions, fears, and pressures parents are facing, equips them to let go naturally and confidently, and positions their adult relationships to thrive. Also, it offers prevention and coping strategies to help children deal with anxiety—a battle gripping this generation.

Trittin and Lawrence provide tools to build parenting self-awareness, closing each chapter with challenging questions. “By understanding the motivations behind, and consequences of, their parenting methods, readers are guided toward an empowering (wings), versus controlling (strings), parenting style.”

“Their tools to guiding the launching of our teens and letting them go have taken me from questioning our abilities to being confident I can release them to soar.”
~ Trisha Novotny, Founder and CEO, 24/7 Moms

The authors blend the perspectives of a father and mother from two different families, having launched seven children. In addition to their personal experience and work at LifeSmart, Trittin offers leadership wisdom from 28 years as an executive at a global investment firm, while Lawrence brings valuable insight from a career in family development.

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Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home

Parents Recognize Meaningful Message in Miss Olive’s First Adventure

SARASOTA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 7, 2019 / — Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home, a children’s book about a rescue dog finding a loving home, was awarded by the National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA). The prestigious award is respected and trusted by parents worldwide and is the ultimate source for education professionals seeking the best products and books for children. Written by Susan Marie and Miss Olive herself, and Illustrated by Rebekah Phillips, Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home is the first in a trilogy about Miss Olive’s adventures.

Recommended for ages four through nine, Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home teaches children an important lesson about life and what it means to be accepted for who you are. Through the Miss Olive book series, children learn that bringing a pet into a loving home can be an incredibly rewarding experience.

The NAPPA Awards, nearing its thirtieth year in existence, seeks to find and showcase the best toys, baby and family products and books. As one of the longest-running awards programs in the country, NAPPA is the “go-to” source for those seeking the best products for children.

“I’m thrilled that Miss Olive’s story has been recognized by the National Parenting Product Awards,” said author Susan Marie “It’s my love of all of the rescue and foster animals I've had in my life – and those that I have helped to find their forever homes – that inspired me to tell Miss Olive’s story to children. It means so much to me that Miss Olive is teaching children that one of the greatest gifts a shelter/rescue animal can receive is their forever home.”

Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home follows a little Italian Greyhound with three legs who is alone in an animal shelter. She dreams of being adopted by a loving family. On her journey to find her forever home, Miss Olive feels love and kindness from her foster mom and finds friendship with other animals who are waiting for adoption. One by one, all of the other dogs are adopted into happy families and Miss Olive begins to wonder if it will ever happen for her. She ultimately learns that dreams do come true.

About Susan Marie
For over fifteen years, Susan Marie has been spreading the word about puppy love through her nationally syndicated weekly radio show, The Doggy Diva Show. On her show, Susan interviews pet care experts, dog trainers, authors and representatives from animal rescue organizations. Past guests include Bob Barker, Dean Koontz, Julia Cameron, Alison Eastwood, and America's Veterinarian, Dr. Marty Becker. The Doggy Diva Show can be heard on Pet Life Radio, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Speak Up Talk Radio.

Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home won the DWAA Maxwell Medallion for 2018 Children’s Book of the Year. The award recognizes and encourages writers who exhibit talent, resourcefulness, dedication and integrity in their writing about dogs and dog-related topics. The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) was created in 1935 at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The best known feature of the DWAA is its annual writing contest, which encourages excellence in writing about dogs in all aspects of communication.

Recently, Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home was the Bronze 2019 Moonbeam Children's Book Award in the Animals/Pets Fiction Category. The awards celebrate children’s books and honor those who create the stories that encourage kids to foster a sense of wonder and a life-long love of reading.

Susan is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators as well as the Dog Writer’s Association of America and the Florida Writers Association. A devoted champion of animals, Susan donates a portion of the proceeds from the Miss Olive book to various animal rescue services. She’s passionate about passing along the love of animals to future generations.

About Miss Olive:
Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home is the first book in a trilogy about the adventures of Miss Olive, an Italian Greyhound rescue. The real Miss Olive was adopted in 2015 by author Susan Marie from Italian Greyhound ‎Rescue of the Gulf Coast. Miss Olive was a victim of neglect and health issues, having lost her teeth due to lack of medical attention and one of her legs to cancer. The neglect and illness that she experienced has never affected her loving, gentle spirit; she is always ready for a snuggle.

Miss Olive joins Susan Marie at the microphone each week as the co-host of the radio show, The Doggy Diva Show airing on Pet Life Radio. Along Florida’s Suncoast, the name Miss Olive is synonymous with the bringing together of homeless pets to loving families everywhere.

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