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‘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 »»

A closer watch: Webcams in newborn ICUs a growing business

October 25, 2012 NEW ORLEANS — Corey Harrington spent the first month of his life in intensive care 150 miles from home, but his parents could see him any time thanks to a webcam in the premature baby’s incubator in... more »»

No talking: Sign language class teaches students a different way to communicate

October 25, 2012 The Associated Press SULTAN, Wash. — No talking is allowed in Sherry Knox’s advanced American Sign Language class at Sultan High School. more »»

Local family tries to raise funds, awareness for Fragile X?Syndrome

October 22, 2012 Stacey Kopco of Martinsburg thought she was treating her son, Zachary, when she took him to see one of his favorite childhood characters, “Sesame Street’’ star Elmo, at a stage performance. more »»

Kids, no kids? What happens when couples disagree?

October 22, 2012 NEW YORK — Ken Budd fell for his high school sweetheart all over again when they reconnected after college. Both were 25 when they married. more »»

Coaching your own kid brings both pressures and rewards

October 15, 2012 Your son tosses the game-winning touchdown pass, so of course you want to pump your fists and cheer like a mania. more »»

Groups lend a hand to teachers with classroom pets

October 1, 2012 LOS ANGELES — For many children, their first pet is a virtual one. Experts say many children who enter the first grade can play video games but few have a pet to play with. more »»

Mishler schedules Family Theatre

September 22, 2012 If you take a child to the theater, he will want to go again. If you go again, chances are he’ll be hooked. At least that’s what folks at the Blair County Arts Foundation are counting on. more »»

Festival to highlight Italian food, music, culture

September 21, 2012 By Beth Ann Downey bdowney@altoonamirror. more »»

Hastings mother has become an advocate for awareness of syndrome that endangers identical twins in the womb

September 18, 2012 By Beth Ann Downey :downey@altoonamirror.com Ashley Orosz was 14 weeks pregnant with twins, and something didn’t feel quite righ. more »»

 
 

 

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