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Coaching your kids a challenge

August 1, 2014 Coaching a 10-year-old in any sport can be challenging. more »»

Steer children away from caffeine

August 1, 2014 Is your child regularly consuming caffeine? Approximately 73 percent of children and adolescents consume caffeine on a daily basis, according to a recent study from a team at the Centers for Disease... more »»

Vision key to child’s success in school

August 1, 2014 For every parent, back to school is a time to stop and reflect on your child’s needs and to determine what is required for them to achieve their full potential in the upcoming school year. more »»

Community improvements start with participation

August 1, 2014 Over the past few months I have received many phone calls, emails and “hey do you have a minute” conversations with people in our community. more »»

Let the chips fall!: Homemade flavorings make all the difference

August 1, 2014 My daughter Eve recently wrote me a note that said, “ I love you more then a cranhy slty theg.” She meant she loved me more than I love a crunchy salty thing. more »»

Plaques and bugs and ghosts ... Oh my!

August 1, 2014 Grab your supplies and kids and get to crafting! Deco Mesh Ghost This little guy will add some cute spookiness to your Halloween! What you need: Styrofoam ball Roll of white deco mesh Black felt Hot... more »»

Fatherhood ... scary, wonderful

August 1, 2014 You’ve done some scary things in your life. It’s a wonder you survived your childhood, in fact: the heights you jumped from, rides you took, things you ate, dares you accepted. more »»

Foster love of reading in kids

August 1, 2014 “You may have tangible wealth untold; Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold; Richer than I you can never be — I had a [parent] who read to me. more »»

Mom pays back favors with food

May 1, 2014 As we get older, all of us find ourselves sometimes doing things for our parents mostly because it’s the right thing to do. more »»

Two area parks being revitalized

May 1, 2014 With another school year winding down and summer just around the corner it is time to start thinking about what you can do to keep the kids entertained all summer lon. more »»

Weight gain during pregnancy

May 1, 2014 It would be simple if pregnant women could just “eat for two” and gain any amount of weight they wanted during pregnancy. more »»

Building healthy sleep habits

May 1, 2014 Like all healthy habits, learning proper sleep hygiene should start at a young age. more »»

Homemade bagels fun to make and good to eat

May 1, 2014 Springtime weather is finally about to let us open our doors and get outside. You’ll want to pack a filling snack for when that fresh air builds up a huge appetite. more »»

Tissue paper has many uses

May 1, 2014 Tissue paper has more uses than you think! Instead of just using it as filler inside gift bags, give the following three crafts a try. more »»

Take your child to the library

May 1, 2014 Your public library is a wonderful source of year-round reading, but, for your child, summertime reading may be the most important. more »»

Parenting book delivers laughs

May 1, 2014 You never wanted to grow up to be a zookeeper. And yet, your home is filled with wildlife: monkeys on the furniture. Hyenas watching TV. Elephants tromping through the house. more »»

Funding needed for our littlest cancer patients

November 4, 2013 Pink is prolific in October. Even NFL players don pink to raise awareness in the fight against breast cance. more »»

Kids throwing a party? Hmm...

November 1, 2013 With the major holidays just around the corner, I imagine that many of you will be throwing or attending a festive party over the next few months. more »»

Pros and cons of coaching

November 1, 2013 As a parent of two very active boys who are just beginning their journey through sports and recreation I have been faced with a decision that all parents will certainly come across — to coach or not... more »»

Read ‘Believe It or Not’ if you dare!

November 1, 2013 You’ve always loved dogs. You love playing with them, throwing sticks for them to retrieve, wrestling with them on the floo. more »»

Explaining mammograms

November 1, 2013 Should you get a mammogram? A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast. more »»


KITS After-School Program January 27, 2015

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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