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"Come on, show me the money!"

Spanish Without Words

© copyright David Tarradas Agea from Spanish Without Words with permission from its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

Popcorn Ball Creatures

Popcorn Ball Creatures

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

Baby Names in the News

Here's Bruce's interview at the Austin American-Statesman on naming advice and trends!

"Follow trends, but not too much, when picking out baby names"

He also spoke to Chicago Parent about the latest hip and trendy names in Chicago.

"The most popular Chicago baby names this year"

100,000+ Baby Names

The newly updated 100,000+ Baby Names is available now.

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

Hoover Elementary Visit

I spent two lovely and very productive days at Hoover Elementary, a school for 4th and 5th-grade students. I was...

Posted by Bruce Lansky on Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Nicholson Elementary Visit

I arrived at Nicholson Elementary on Thursday, October 8—my last day in Crawfordsville and the 5th day of a trip to...

Posted by Bruce Lansky on Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Paris, IL Visit

I just got back from a one-week trip that took me to Paris. Although Paris, Illinois is not quite as glamorous and...

Posted by Bruce Lansky on Monday, October 12, 2015
'Pied Piper of Poetry' visits local elementary schools

"Students from Hoover and Nicholson elementary schools will be getting their creative juices flowing this week as they spend time with visiting author Barry Lansky."

'Pied Piper of Poetry' visits local school elementary schools - Journal Review

"Kids had so much fun giggling and helping Giggle Poet Bruce Lansky rewrite his poems that they probably did not realize they were learning." 

School's cool, poet knows it - The Paper of Montgomery County

We ❤ National Poetry Day

Scrambled by Bruce Lansky

From Kids Pick the Funniest Poemspublished by Meadowbrook Press.

Poet speaks to Crestwood students

Bruce's midwest school tour continues in Illinois and Indiana this week!  Read all about his visit to Paris, IL below.

Poet speaks to Crestwood students - The Paris Beacon-News

Post Partum Mood Disorders (PPMD)

Picture of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

by Penny Simkin, PT; et al.

Myth: All women feel sad, anxious, or angry after giving birth. The feelings will go away if I just “tough it out” or ignore or deny them.
Fact: Acknowledging how you feel and getting help will speed your recovery.

Myth: Having PPMD means I’m a weak person.
Fact: Strong, intelligent women have PPMD. You didn’t cause the condition by anything you did.

Myth: Having PPMD means I’m a “bad” mother.
Fact: Many women with PPMD think only “bad” mothers ever get angry or have thoughts about hurting themselves or their babies. It may help you to know that these thoughts don’t make a mother “bad.” All mothers do the best they can, and women with PPMD who recognize that these thoughts are harmful don’t act on them.

Myth: If I take medication for PPMD, I can’t breastfeed.
Fact: Medications that are compatible with breastfeeding exist. Check with your caregiver or therapist.

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.

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