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Stay-at-home father takes care of the 3-year-old twins full time during the day, works part time at night

May 1, 2014 Rachel Black of Altoona said sometimes she feels people unfairly judge her because she works outside the home while her husband, Doug, is at home taking care of their 3-year-old twin daughters, Aver... more »»

 
 
 
Whether in a tent, an RV or a tent, it's time to go camping!

May 1, 2014 At 2 months old Will Turiano of Altoona took his first camping trip. Like his mother, Amy Turiano, and grandmother, Sue Dodson, Will was exposed to the great outdoors at an early age. more »»

College looming: Experts say students as young as sophomores should start looking into higher education

May 1, 2014 The thinking these days about exploring careers and when to start looking at colleges would probably surprise many parents, who most likely thought about those things not too many months before they... more »»

Living with limits: Rare autoimmune disease requires family to keep 7-year-old boy, his sister, away from others

May 1, 2014 No play dates or big birthday parties with lots of other little children, no Valentines from the rest of the first-grade class, no playing tackle football and especially no ball pits at popular kids... more »»

Capture great moments: Tips for taking memorable photos of people and places

May 1, 2014 Summer vacations make great memories but memories can fade, which is why we like to take photos. more »»

Calendar of events

May 1, 2014 May May 6 “The Monster Who Ate My Peas,” 7 p.m. at the Mishler Theatre, Altoona, $5.50 to $8. more »»

DNA tests show prenatal promise

February 28, 2014 The Associated Press A DNA test of a pregnant woman’s blood is more accurate than current methods of screening for Down syndrome and other common disorders, new research finds. more »»

Junk food ads to be cut from schools

February 28, 2014 The Associated Press WASHINGTON — It’s not just about what America’s kids are getting in the lunch line. more »»

Labels to make shopping easy

February 28, 2014 The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Ice cream lovers beware: The government knows you’re unlikely to stop after half a cup. more »»

Study: Drop in obese toddlers

February 28, 2014 The Associated Press ATLANTA — Toddler obesity shrank sharply in the past decade, a new study suggests. more »»

Guidelines to reduce C-sections urge waiting

February 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — Show more patience in the delivery room: That’s the prescription being given to the nation’s obstetricians. more »»

Book explains why parenting is ‘All Joy and No Fun’

February 21, 2014 Parenting is a life-changing, meaning-infusing, deeply profound experience. It is also, day by day, a huge drag. more »»

Colorado pot aids kids with seizures, worries doctors

February 20, 2014 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The doctors were out of ideas to help 5-year-old Charlotte Fig. more »»

More talking to babies helps their brains

February 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — Using videos that claim to teach toddlers, or flash cards for tots, may not be the best idea. more »»

Caffeine common in kids, young adults; mainly soda

February 17, 2014 The Associated Press CHICAGO — Nearly 3 out of 4 U.S. children and young adults consume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee. more »»

Obesity prevention: Kids’ risk starts before school age

February 5, 2014 Those efforts to fight obesity in schools? Think younger. more »»

Docs: Limit kids’ texts, tweets, online

November 4, 2013 CHICAGO — Doctors 2 parents: Limit kids’ tweeting, texting & keep smart phones, laptops out of bedrooms. #goodluckwiththat. more »»

Families tackle gift-giving, offer tips, ideas

November 1, 2013 Cathy Foor of Altoona and her family are trying something a little different for Christmas this year, and they’re keeping their fingers crossed that everyone is happy with the outcome. more »»

Little hand, curious minds; Keep holiday decorations out of reach

November 1, 2013 A lot of things change when you have little kids around, and one of those is how you decorate at Christmastime. more »»

Apps are everywhere! How to check out what’s appropriate for your teens and our picks

November 1, 2013 When it comes to mobile apps, teenagers are a tough crowd. Unlike preschoolers or grade schoolers, educational apps chosen by mom and dad probably won’t satisfy teenagers. more »»

 
 

KITS After-School Program July 22, 2014

The Salvation Army and Skills of Central PA have collaborated to provide a free after-school program to children in first through sixth grade. This program is offered 3:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. more »

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July 18, 2014 Sometimes parents just aren't enough. We love our kids so immensely, but we can't always give exactly what our kids need. more »

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