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July 22, 2016 Summer is waning and school is starting. But Blair County is still bustling. Fall brings mild weather, changing leaves and plenty of festivals and events for families. Aug. more »»

 
 
 
A look at chronic absenteeism across America

June 13, 2016 WASHINGTON — The problem of students habitually missing school varies widely from state to state, with about one-third of students in the nation's capital absent 15 days or more in a single school... more »»

Not doing it: Fewer high school kids are having sex

June 13, 2016 NEW YORK — The troubles with kids these days ... are not as common as they used to be. U.S. more »»

Baby box program in Philadelphia encourages safe sleeping

June 6, 2016 PHILADELPHIA — Doctors and nurses hope to lower the city's high infant mortality rate by distributing baby boxes that encourage safe sleeping habits for newborns and their caregivers. more »»

Facebookás No. 2 exec pays tribute to single mothers

May 9, 2016 MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebookás No. 2 executive Sheryl Sandberg says she never realized how hard it is to be a single parent until her husband died a year ag. more »»

Monkey bars alert: Study: Playground concussions on the rise

May 5, 2016 CHICAGO — Play-ground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved. more »»

Things to know about a gap year, when students take time off

May 5, 2016 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obamaás daughter Malia is taking a year off after graduating from high school before attending Harvard University as part of an expanding program for students known as ... more »»

Keep them reading all summer

May 2, 2016 As soon as Katie Husted pulls her car into the parking lot at the Altoona Area Public Library, her 2-year-old son Henry starts clapping and squealing. more »»

Mommy makeover: Plastic surgeons discuss options and most popular surgeries

May 2, 2016 After you have a baby, it’s often tough to get back into shape, even when you’ve tried diet and exercise. So sometimes moms find that plastic surgeons are their new best friends. more »»

Watch it grow! Plant a sunflower house or cherry tomatoes -- ways to get kids involved in the garden

May 2, 2016 Imagine a house made out of towering sunflowers in your backyard. more »»

A good change: Tummy tuck, liposuction and breast reduction surgery helped a young mom feel, and look, better

May 2, 2016 Melissa Price of DuBois disliked her post-baby body so much she never appeared in photos after she had children, something she now says she regrets because she doesn’t have many photos of herself... more »»

Mommy makeover: Plastic surgeons discuss options and most popular surgeries

May 2, 2016 After you have a baby, it’s often tough to get back into shape, even when you’ve tried diet and exercise. So sometimes moms find that plastic surgeons are their new best friends. more »»

App it! Make life a little easier, or relaxing, all summer

May 2, 2016 We know. We know. It’s summer, and we’re supposed to lay off the technology, relax and enjoy the outdoor. more »»

Snack right: Fuel your kids with protein, whole grains and fruits and veggies all summer long

May 2, 2016 Why is summer synonymous with snacking? The second you get to the playground or swimming pool or a friend’s house or wherever you might be, the kids are starvin. more »»

Cook in bulk, reap rewards

May 2, 2016 By Lauren Kudlawiec For Mirror Moms Throughout my pregnancy, my family forecasted a late birth for our son, Gavin Bryan Kudlawiec, shown at right. more »»

San Diego: Pacific Ocean city gives off cool family vibe

May 2, 2016 There’s no bad time to visit San Diego, where the weather is warm and moderate year-round. more »»

Instill the love of reading

May 2, 2016 How do you get someone to love reading? Do you dream that one day you’ll need to say to your child, “Please, stop reading for a minute!” in order to get them to eat and sleep? Are you a new parent o... more »»

Advice about bullying

May 2, 2016 In today’s world, bullying can take on many different forms, from verbal, physical or social, to cyber bullying. In some cases, the bullying may be made up of more than one of these components, too. more »»

Birds, bees and butterflies too!

May 2, 2016 Overusage of pesticides has contributed to the decline in the bird, bee and butterfly population globally. more »»

Reflection, humor needed at 50

May 2, 2016 Somebody wants me dead. I know that sounds harsh, but we are talking about me. I have a tendency to overstate things in my monthly column just a bit. more »»

Dual-purpose pudding: Treat your kids to a different kind of finger paint

May 2, 2016 How many parents out there have recently told someone, “take that crayon out of your mouth,” or “don’t play with your food?” Guess what? If you make this recipe for pudding finger paint from scratch... more »»

 
 
 

 

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September 17, 2014 Armpit hair. Apparently third graders have it. To be more accurate, one third grade girl has sprouted two armpit hairs, according to Julie. more »

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