Blog posts of '2015' 'May'

"Wrinkles are hereditary"

You're Never too Old to Laugh

© copyright  You're Never too Old to Laugh with permission of its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

What are "natural" or "slow" C-sections?

Picture of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

by Penny Simkin, PT; et al

Q: I’ve heard of “natural cesareans” or “slow cesareans.” What are they?

A: Historically, cesareans were emergency procedures that emphasized rapid delivery and immediate access to the baby for resuscitation. As cesareans have become more commonplace and oftentimes less urgent, some obstetricians have begun doing the surgery more slowly and encouraging immediate skin-to-skin contact between the mother and baby after the delivery. This woman-centered, baby-friendly way of doing cesareans is new, and your caregiver might not be aware of it. Learn more about natural cesareans and find a journal article to share with your caregiver by visiting

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.

"Katie Kissed Me"

"Katie Kissed Me" from Kids Pick the Funniest Poems

© Christine Lynn Mahoney from Kids Pick the Funniest Poems, published by Meadowbrook Press.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Win one of ten signed copies of Monkey See, Monkey Do by Bruce Lansky! If you're a Goodreads member you can enter with the link below.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Monkey See, Monkey Do by Bruce Lansky

Monkey See, Monkey Do

by Bruce Lansky

Giveaway ends May 28, 2015.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

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Monkey See, Monkey DoNow available in paperback!

Oops! The zookeeper accidentally left the door to the monkey house unlocked. Curious to explore the zoo, a little monkey named Scout sets out to meet some other animals and learn some new tricks. Join Scout on this delightfully funny zoo adventure as he discovers how to use his own special talent.

Monkey See, Monkey Do is told in pictures; so children 3 to 6 can "read" the pictures and enjoy the story.

For the free User's Guide for Parents and Teachers that outlines how to use this Picture Reader to stimulate a child's imagination, visual awareness and story-telling skills, go to:

Monkey See, Monkey Do is available now in paperback and eBook.

32 pages
Cover price: $7.95
Order from Meadowbrook Press for $7.15 (10% savings) 

BBC Radio 5 Live

Click to listen to Bruce's segment on royal baby names with Rhod Sharp on Up All Night last week. His segment starts at 25:11.

Baby Names in the News

For Bruce's latest musings on names and naming check out his blog, Baby Names in the News.

Cat Tail Tag

The Fitness Fun Busy Book

© Trish Kuffner from The Fitness Fun Busy Book with permission of its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

"Bring Back My Sister to Me"

Bring Back My Sister to Me

© copyright Bruce Lansky with permission of its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

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