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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 »»

What’s sweet, soft and homemade? Marshmallows!

November 1, 2013 What could be better than a crispy fall evening around a campfire than toasting marshmallows? How about homemade marshmallows? Homemade marshmallows are a simple and delicious alternative to the... more »»

Crafts for the holidays or any day

November 1, 2013 All kids love to make things and show them off! The following crafts will keep little hands busy and make great gifts and decorations. more »»

Tap into childrens’ creativity with Legos

November 1, 2013 Here at the Altoona Area Public Library Youth Room, we’re constantly thinking of ways to get more children in the door, so that we can help facilitate a lifelong love of reading. more »»

Library card can lead to life of learning

November 1, 2013 Parents, do you remember your first library card? For many of us, a first library card is an important childhood memory that leads to a lifetime of recreation and learnin. more »»

Take the stress out of your child’s school day

September 2, 2013 If your family is pushing for perfectionism at school, you and your kids already need a brain break. more »»

Adults, children identify, work through dyslexia

August 26, 2013 After a summer of freedom and fun, school can be a dreaded switch for kids with learning disabilities. more »»

Prepping your new student for the beginning of kindergarten

August 5, 2013 If you’re anxious about whether your child is prepared to start kindergarten this fall, don’t pass along your jitters. Kids need encouragement, not worries. Skip any last-minute ABC drilling. more »»

Tips to get your kids un-spoiled from the summer

July 29, 2013 Are your kids acting like spoiled brats this summer? Most parents think their children are at least somewhat spoiled, surveys suggest. 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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