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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 »»

Summer ideas: Field trips within an hour's drive

May 1, 2013 There’s something to say about hitting the road and heading out of town for a day trip with kids. more »»

Poll: Attitudes shift among working moms

May 1, 2013 WASHINGTON — Working mothers increasingly want full-time jobs, and tough economic times might be a big reason, according to a national survey. more »»

T. rex not a standup guy? Test your dinosaur knowledge

May 1, 2013 NEW YORK — Here’s a test of your dinosaur knowledge: Did Tyrannosaurus rex stand upright, with its tail on the ground? The answer: N. more »»

Early number sense plays role in math skills

May 1, 2013 WASHINGTON — We know a lot about how babies learn to talk, and youngsters learn to read. more »»

‘Super Hero Day’ set for Sunday

April 20, 2013 Kids, it’s time to dress up and test your Super Hero powers. The Altoona Mirror is holding a Super Hero Day from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Blair County Convention Center in?Altoona. more »»

Drugs and pregnancy don’t always mix

March 13, 2013 By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Nearly every woman takes a medication at some point during pregnancy. more »»

Panel studies gestational diabetes

March 8, 2013 WASHINGTON — A change in testing could nearly triple the number of women diagnosed with diabetes during pregnancy, but would catching milder cases help mother or baby? A government panel is urging... more »»

Spice it up: Dates can help couples reconnect, have fun

February 6, 2013 This time of year, it’s easy to get caught up in candy hearts, school parties and pink cupcakes. Gone are the days of wine and candlelit dinners. more »»

Just one: Having only one child, by choice or by chance, has benefits

February 4, 2013 It’s not as if Jackie Lund was determined to have only one child; it just happened that way. more »»

Chew on this: Proper dental care begins before baby teeth

February 4, 2013 Cameras let us capture priceless grins, but effective pediatric dental care makes a lifetime of healthy smiles. Dr. Eduardo Marquez of Marquez Family Dentistry in Altoona and Dr. Jason R. more »»

Fun on the slopes: Teaching your children how to ski? Have them take a lesson

February 4, 2013 Everybody falls. Not everybody knows how to get back up. more »»



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