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Little hand, curious minds; Keep holiday decorations out of reach

November 1, 2013 A lot of things change when you have little kids around, and one of those is how you decorate at Christmastime. more »»

Apps are everywhere! How to check out what’s appropriate for your teens and our picks

November 1, 2013 When it comes to mobile apps, teenagers are a tough crowd. Unlike preschoolers or grade schoolers, educational apps chosen by mom and dad probably won’t satisfy teenagers. more »»

The more the merrier -- Large families make it work and high fun

November 1, 2013 There are seven children in the Smithmyer house, ages 10 to 5 months. But there’s always room for more, according to their parents Dan and Krista of Bellwood. more »»

Kids bored after the holidays? Have a plan

November 1, 2013 Every person who has young children knows that just a few days after Christmas, no matter how many great toys Santa brought, their kids will be clamoring that they have nothing to do and they’re... more »»

Explore 'country' in family-friendly Nashville

November 1, 2013 Nashville — the birthplace of country music. Whether you want to teach your kids about country music or just experience the cowboy lifestyle, Nashville is the place to be. more »»

Studies test how early in life to peak inside DNA

November 1, 2013 WASHINGTON — Little Amelia Sloan became a pioneer shortly after her birth. more »»

Study: Most twins can be born without C-section

November 1, 2013 Expecting twins? You probably don’t need to schedule a cesarean section. Most moms can safely give birth without surgery, a big study finds. more »»

Tooth Fairy inflation: Prices near $4

September 2, 2013 NEW YORK — Days of finding a quarter under your pillow are long gone. The Tooth Fairy no longer leaves loose change. Kids this year are getting an average of $3. more »»

Newest Wiggle inspires an army of mini-mes

August 26, 2013 NEW YORK — A little girl growing up today has no shortage of strong female role models — senators and presidential candidates, CEOs and astronauts, governors and secretaries of state. more »»

State Department of Health reminds parents to ensure children have immunizations for school

August 22, 2013 Harrisburg – As the school year starts across Pennsylvania, the Department of Health is reminding parents of the importance of ensuring their children are up-to-date on immunization. more »»

Avoid having what-not-to-say moments

August 5, 2013 NEW YORK — Your sex life will never be the same. In my day... more »»

Early bed can be tough at summer’s end

July 29, 2013 Parents, you can already picture those first mornings of the school year: the challenge of dragging cranky kids out of their beds at dawn after two months of mellow summer mornings. more »»

Get organized then enjoy the rest of the summer

July 29, 2013 With three children in elementary school and a stepson in college, Tara Wood of Altoona knows a little bit about getting ready for school. more »»

You can pack healthy lunches, but will your kids eat them?

July 29, 2013 Kristy MacKaben For Mirror Moms Remember the days when packed lunches meant a bologna sandwich, a Twinkie, Cheetos and a Huggie drink? Sorry moms. more »»

A place to turn: Teen Link program offers pregnant girls support

July 29, 2013 The girls gathered around the table eating dinner agreed they definitely didn’t come to this meeting for the food. more »»

Sweet family adventures abound in Hershey and Lancaster areas

July 29, 2013 It’s easy to get caught up in the candy-coated sweetness of Hershey. Families can spend an entire fall weekend in the town known for its amusements and chocolate. more »»

Triplets turn 4; Altoona's Coon family juggles three of everything -- with pride and joy

May 1, 2013 Like most parents, Mike and Jessica Coon of Altoona have gotten a lot more comfortable watching over their children now that their kids are past the toddler stage. more »»

Keep young minds active

May 1, 2013 We all know kids shouldn’t spend their summer days in front of the TV, but splashing in the local pool all day isn’t ideal either. more »»

Moms night out: 10 ideas for girls who just wanna have fun

May 1, 2013 Hurricane Sandy didn’t deter a group of local moms from their monthly get-together. more »»

Raining outside? Play anyway

May 1, 2013 As school winds to an end, most kids have visions of spending their summer outdoors. Swimming pools, playgrounds, hikes, bikes and backyard play probably come to mind. more »»



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