Blog posts of '2015' 'December'


Resolutions by Linda Knaus

© copyright Linda Knaus with permission of its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

How to Help a Breastfeeding Mom

Picture of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

by Penny Simkin, PT; et al.

Q: My wife is exclusively breastfeeding our son. Is there anything I can do to help?

A: A father, partner, or other person provides a breastfeeding mom with extra pairs of eyes, ears, and hands. Sometimes a mom has trouble seeing if the baby is latching onto the breast well. You can help check the latch. As your baby latches onto the breast, you can hold his hands out of the way until he has latched on. You can also help evaluate how much milk your baby consumes by watching for rhythmic jaw movements and periodic pauses, and listening for swallowing noises that sound like “huh.”

Excerpted from: Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide, Fourth Edition

© copyright Parent Trust for Washington Children with permission from its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

Jingle Bell Bracelet

Jingle Bell Bracelet

© Trish Kuffner from The Toddler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

"Let's have a drink!"

Italian Without Words

© Dan Cangelosi and Joseph Delli Carpini from Italian Without Words with permission from its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

Beyond the "New Norm"

Literacy TodayBruce's poem "Yankee Doodle" and were mentioned in "Beyond the New Norm": The benefits to reading more than informational texts by Timothy V. Rasinski, William H. Rupley, and David Paige in this month's Literacy Today.

Learn how to write your own "Yankee Doodle" poem at and you can read the whole article on

Ascension School Visit

My Enchanted Evening at Ascension Catholic School I arrived at Ascension Catholic School an hour early (because I had...

Posted by Bruce Lansky on Monday, November 16, 2015

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