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The Rope Warrior on Home & Family

Mud Painting

Mud Painting from The Preschooler's Busy Book

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

Is a C-section Safer for Moms and Babies?

Picture of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

by Penny Simkin, PT; et al

Fact or Fiction? Because a planned cesarean is more predictable and controllable, it’s safer for mothers and babies.

Fiction. While cesarean surgery is a vital tool for coping with high-risk situations, it’s not safer than a vaginal birth and shouldn’t be used without a clear medical reason. Studies show that low-risk mothers who had planned cesareans are nearly three times more likely to suffer from severe complications or die than those who had vaginal births. Likewise, babies born by planned cesareans are more likely to be admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). In one study, the chance of infant death was 1.77 per 1,000 for babies born by cesarean. By comparison, the chance of death was 0.62 per 1,000 for babies born vaginally.

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.

"Yankee Doodle"

Yankee Doodle

© copyright Bruce Lansky and Linda Knaus from Peter, Peter, Pizza-Eater with permission of its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

Home & Family Appearance

David Fisher "The Rope Warrior"

David "The Rope Warrior" Fisher and author of Cool Jump-Rope Tricks You Can Do! will be appearing on Home & Family Thursday morning, March 19 at 10/9c on the Hallmark Channel.

Watch and learn as he teaches tricks from his book and shows off his record breaking skills!

Cool Jump-Rope Tricks You Can Do! is available in paperback and eBook in stores and online!

Cool Jump-Rope Tricks You Can Do!

Now Available: Countdown to My Birth

Countdown to My Birth

When Julie B. Carr was pregnant, her mother asked her, "What's happening to your baby today?" Challenged, Julie did extensive research to answer that question and came up with this special diary.

Now available in a convenient spiral bound paperback, Countdown to My Birth is a unique pregnancy journal that provides 280 updates on how the baby is developing and growing day-by-day.

Including these fun developmental facts:

• No more tadpole jokes—my tail is disappearing.

• I’m getting pretty tall! I’m 5 inches (13 centimeters) or about as long as a taco shell.

• The sound of your voice calms and soothes me. When I hear it, my heart rate slows.

• No more tadpole jokes—my tail is disappearing.

• I’m getting pretty tall! I’m 5 inches (13 centimeters) or about as long as a taco shell.

• The sound of your voice calms and soothes me. When I hear it, my heart rate slows.

- See more at: http://www.meadowbrookpress.com/countdown-to-my-birth-calendar#sthash.QNYN64Ph.dpuf

• No more tadpole jokes—my tail is disappearing.

• I’m getting pretty tall! I’m 5 inches (13 centimeters) or about as long as a taco shell.

• The sound of your voice calms and soothes me. When I hear it, my heart rate slows.

- See more at: http://www.meadowbrookpress.com/countdown-to-my-birth-calendar#sthash.QNYN64Ph.dpuf

Countdown to My Birth covers the entire voyage through pregnancy, written from the baby’s perspective. There’s also room for mom to make notes about each day.

"This book will warm a mom's heart and soul. It's the making of a miracle and a keepsake forever" —Jodie Lynn, syndicated family columnist for Parent to Parent

Countdown to My Birth is available in spiral bound paperback.
ISBN 978-1-476-76906-6
104 pages
Cover price: $14.95, Buy direct from Meadowbrook Press for only $9.95!

Authors in Schools

Authors in Schools

Check out the newly redesigned Authors in Schools website and invite poet and author Bruce Lansky to your school or event!

  • New programs and workshops for students and teachers.
  • New rates for 2015.
  • Book discounts for schools and students.

Bringing Bruce Lansky to your school gives your students and teachers the opportunity to meet one of America's most entertaining and inspiring authors. His interactive presentation style and entertaining poems motivate children to read, perform, and write their own poetry. By the time Bruce leaves the school, kids think reading and writing peotry are fun! Teachers tell him that students who had never been interested in reading and writing suddenly can't get their noses out of his books!

Click here to start planning your visit today!

Authors in Schools

"Peter, Peter, Sugar Eater"

Peter, Peter, sugar eater from Mary Had a Little Jam

© copyright Bruce Lansky from Mary Had a Little Jam with permission of its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

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