MEDIA and resources


Heather Cosimo is a children’s book author, Licensed Professional Counselor and the founder of The Counseling Cradle LLC. Her first published children's book, The Circle of Hugs, is recognized as a Mom's Choice Gold Award recipient, Purple Dragonfly Book winner, Readers' Favorite and Independent Author Network Finalist. Her counseling services focus on supporting women navigating through changes, anxiety and perinatal mental health. She can be found online at, and

MEET the iLlustrator

Hiru Kariyawasam is from Sri Lanka, where she lives with her family in a town called Ambalangoda. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design from Moratuwa one of Sri Lanka's leading Universities. She enjoys doing illustrations for children's books in her unique style, using watercolour techniques.    

AUTHOR visits

Heather is available upon request for classroom visits and any library! One of her first things she does when moving to a new place is check out the local library and secure new library cards for herself and two kids.

Email with any questions and for more details.


If you or a loved one needs mental health support, pleased know that you are not alone and with help you will get better. 


Did you know 1 in 7 Moms and 1 in 10 Dads suffer from postpartum depression? Postpartum Support International provides direct peer support to families, offers confidential chats, support groups and a qualified provider directory. Call the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773 (4PPD) or go to


National Maternal Mental Health Hotline: Call or Text 1-833-943-5746 in English and Spanish 24/7, Free, Confidential Hotline for Pregnant and New Moms. Interpreter Services are available in 60 languages. (US Only)


National Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis.


Dial 988 in US for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.