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Allergy-proof your home

May 18, 2015 With the spring season in full swing, you may begin to notice signs of allergies affecting you or your childre. more »»

Potty training? Open these books

May 18, 2015 Ah, the joys of potty training. True, our daughter is only 1 year old. However, I’d be lying if I said that I haven’t already researched the topic. more »»

Try out Blair’s new spray park

May 18, 2015 Now that winter is finally behind us, it is time to start thinking about summer, sun, fun and ways to spend time with family and friends. more »»

A hoagie fiasco!

May 18, 2015 There are very few times when this column comes off as an advice piece, but this time, it will — Do not help your kids when it comes to a hoagie sale! OK, technically, I am not against hoagies (and... more »»

Tributes to the fallen: The origin and evolution of Memorial Day

May 18, 2015 Memorial Days are not what they used to be. more »»

No craftiness required

May 18, 2015 I often hear “I can’t do that! I’m not crafty. more »»

Snack attack! Make your own cheese curls

May 18, 2015 One of the best perks of motherhood is exposure to kid food. The chance for a delicious, utterly unhealthy cheese curl — complete with telltale orange dust — can make my da. more »»

When should children play sports?

February 1, 2015 Over the past 10 to 15 years there has been a dramatic increase in specialization in youth sports. We see this through travel teams, clinics, and the year-round commitment to one spor. more »»

Report card reveals ‘behavior’

February 1, 2015 Because it was the season, I wanted to tell all of you about the gift my mother got me just this past Christmas. But it wasn’t something that was wrapped and put in front of a tre. more »»

Scientific look at raising kids

February 1, 2015 Please. It’s such a basic word. One syllable, easy to pronounce, with a satisfying purse of the lips in the beginning and a drawn out middle that makes you smile if you stretch it out. more »»

Sprains & breaks: How to tell if it’s a broken bone or just a sprain

February 1, 2015 Sprains and broken bones happen to kids all year round, including the winter month. more »»

Tis the season for pink eye

February 1, 2015 Every season brings its share of eye conditions, and with the winter months upon us, pink eye gets its chance to spread mischief, affecting entire households and classrooms alike. more »»

Bake soft pretzels at home!

February 1, 2015 With a twist, please. Just because the holiday season is over doesn’t mean you have to give up on warm smells filling your home with love and comfort. more »»

Public libraries are community treasures

February 1, 2015 If you and your family were about to move, and you were getting ready to choose a new community, what factors would you consider most important? Local schools and education? Local jobs and... more »»

Get your hang on!

February 1, 2015 From doors to door knobs, the following three kid-friendly crafts can be hung to welcome the holidays! Leprechaun Pocket Legend says when you hang a Leprechaun Pocket on your door knob the night... more »»

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 »»


KITS After-School Program October 6, 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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