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More babies squeezing organic food from pouches

February 4, 2013 ALBANY, N.Y. — Baby food used to have an image as stable — and bland — as a jar of strained peas. And its target market was limited to, well... babies. No more. more »»

Bounce houses a party hit, but kids’ injuries soar

February 4, 2013 Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press CHICAGO — They may be a big hit at kids’ birthday parties, but inflatable bounce houses can be dangerous, with the number of injuries soaring in recent years, a... more »»

Library listings

February 4, 2013 Altoona Area Public Library February n Mother Goose on the Loose, 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. Feb. 11 and 25. Story Time for children ages 12 months to 24 months. more »»

Foreign adoptions by Americans decline

January 28, 2013 NEW YORK — The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. more »»

Taylor's journey: Hopewell teen to race in Alaska's Junior Iditarod XXXVI

January 6, 2013 A few days after she turns sweet 16, Bedford County resident Taylor Steele will experience a less typical milestone. more »»

Allegheny Ballet Company teams young dancers with professional alumni for annual ‘Nutcracker’

December 3, 2012 Weeks before taking the stage to perform iconic scenes from “The Nutcracker,” rehearsals are going on inside the Allegheny Ballet Company studio in Altoona. more »»

St. Francis offers autism-friendly Santa visits on Dec. 8

December 3, 2012 LORETTO — The Autism Task Force at St. Francis University will sponsor its first Sensitive Santa from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 8. The event will take place at the DiSepio Institute. more »»

Overcoming obstacles: Visually-impaired teen marches in Altoona Area Junior High band

November 15, 2012 When the Altoona Area Junior High School varsity marching band steps out, Taylor Carini of Altoona is right in line playing his trumpet — maybe even one of his favorite songs, the theme song from th... more »»

New TV series shows open adoption from both sides

October 30, 2012 NEW YORK — Pregnant at 18, a high school dropout, Genavieve Diggs knew she wasn’t equipped to raise a child, but after surrendering her newborn for adoption, she nearly changed her mind. more »»

‘King Lear’ for kids? One company isn’t scared

October 30, 2012 NEW YORK — “King Lear” may be Shakespeare’s greatest work, but, let’s face it, it’s also grindingly grim. more »»

Choosing adoption: Couples find the challenges well worth the rewards

October 25, 2012 Until he started kindergarten, Alex Baker assumed everyone was adopted. more »»

What would you do if you were a kid?

October 25, 2012 Have you ever thought what it would be like to be a kid again, even if just for one day? What would you do? Would you try and work harder in school so you could get a better job or would you treat... more »»

What to expect ... after the baby comes

October 25, 2012 Happy Birthday! Welcome new baby! Congratulations to the new parents — now don’t panic! In the first few years, babies progress in astounding ways. more »»

Books key to holiday magic

October 25, 2012 Most of us are familiar with the classic, “The Night before Christmas” by Clement Clarke Moore. more »»

Budgeting the holidays: 10 tips to keep a lid on spending

October 25, 2012 Right about now, budgeting is probably the last thing on your min. more »»

Dinner never dull at the Francos

October 25, 2012 Pretty soon, many of us will get together for holiday gatherings that involve a meal around the tabl. more »»

Faith and the family: When couples come from different religions how do they choose one for their children?

October 25, 2012 Julie and David Binus are awaiting their first child. It's a joyous time, filled with choices. What will they name the baby? For the Binuses, there is also the question of the baby's fait. more »»

Safe, healthy, and stress-free flying with young children

October 25, 2012 Planning and Preparation If you are thinking about going on a trip that will include young children and airline flights, it is crucial to plan ahead to make the trip as stress-free as possible. more »»

Nobody's perfect: Battling tiger mom syndrome through lots of laughter

October 25, 2012 By Leanne Italie The Associated Press NEW YORK — One mom lured her daughter to bed — at age 8 — with a trail of chocolate chips up her townhouse stairs. more »»

New test can spot gene diseases

October 25, 2012 WASHINGTON — Too often, newborns die of genetic diseases before doctors even know what’s to blame. more »»



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