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Is my child too sick to go to school?

November 1, 2015 It’s that time of year where runny noses, coughing and sharing germs become the norm. more »»

Girl makes her own way in world in teen novel

November 1, 2015 Ever since you were a child, you’ve had dreams to fulfill. Some of them may have been easy: you wanted to visit a theme park, you hoped for a puppy, you wanted another no-school day. more »»

What are coaches teaching?

November 1, 2015 As I sit here today thinking about the direction youth sports is heading in our country I can only look back recently at several ugly incidents involving high school football players blatantly... more »»

Contact lenses viable for kids

November 1, 2015 The children I see in my office every day seem to have a busier social life than I do. more »»

Achieve your resolution in ’16

November 1, 2015 I have a very enjoyable job. I get to help people in sometimes small but always important ways. more »»

Remembering 3 stupid things

November 1, 2015 I find myself much more reflective now that I’ve been 50 for these — what — past 3 1/2 months, which can be quite a dangerous thing when you have my mind and a monthly column. more »»

Make holiday decorations

November 1, 2015 It’s time to craft up some holiday fun with three crafts that cost less than $5 each! Fall Centerpiece This easy centerpiece can easily be made by little hands. more »»

Zucchini stars in savory sidedish

November 1, 2015 Sometimes the best part of a meal is the side dish. This elegant, easy baked tomato and zucchini gratin, in holiday red and green, is a tasty crowd pleaser. more »»

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 »»


KITS After-School Program December 1, 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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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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