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February 1, 2016 For many, winter isn’t a favorite time of year in Blair County…especially those with children. Sure, there’s the snow days spent sledding and the trips to Slinky or Chuck . more »»

Not just scribbles: How tots learn text is symbolic

February 1, 2016 WASHINGTON — Celebrate your child’s scribbles. more »»

Dental firsts: Take your child to a dentist when his first tooth emerges

February 1, 2016 It’s usually not hard for parents to know when to take their kids to the first primary care doctor visit because most children start seeing a pediatrician shortly after birth. more »»

Five top battles: Disarm skirmishes with example and follow-through

February 1, 2016 Tiffany Settle of Altoona describes herself as a short order cook for her two semi-picky daughters. more »»

Nutritious, delicious

February 1, 2016 By the time many of you Mirror Moms lay eyes on this article, I will hopefully be laying eyes on my new bundle of joy. My husband and I are expecting our first baby this month — February of 201. more »»

A bit of paradise stateside: Marco Island, Fla.

February 1, 2016 If you’re looking for paradise, but don’t feel like packing a passport, head to Marco Island, a tiny island on the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida. more »»

Super Hero Day is March 20th

February 1, 2016 Meet your favorite characters at the Blair County Convention Center By Kristy MacKaben For Mirror Moms With “Star War” mania still in full tilt, the pack of Stormtroopers planning to march around th... more »»

In Omaha, and much of US, debate over sex education rages on

January 18, 2016 OMAHA, Nebraska — Rival factions yelling at one another amid angry pushing. Tirades about condoms, and claims of misinformation. more »»

Average age of new US moms at all-time high, now over 26

January 14, 2016 NEW YORK — The average age of first-time mothers is at an all-time high in the U.S — over 26. The change is largely due to a big drop in teen moms. more »»

There's a new crop of coding toys for techie tykes

December 19, 2015 NEW YORK -- Want even your younger kids to join the tech revolution by learning to code? Maybe you should get them a robot -- or at least a video game. more »»

US high school graduation rate ticks up to 82 percent

December 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — The nation's high school graduation rate has ticked up slightly to 82 percent, a new high. more »»

Autistic teen chef turns food aversion into cooking passion

December 14, 2015 IRVINE, Calif. — When Chase Bailey was diagnosed with autism at 2, his mother feared he'd never enjoy a typical childhood. Indeed, he hasn't. more »»

Vermont farmers create 'unicorn of self-published books'

December 10, 2015 ESSEX, Vt. -- This is the story of how an injured lamb named Sweet Pea started a war. Well, a bidding war. more »»

After the VTech hack, some tips on keeping your kids safe

December 9, 2015 NEW YORK — Parents around the world have been understandably shaken by the hacking of a VTech database containing information on the more than 6 million children who use the company’s toys. more »»

Sleep and proper nutrition are essential for final exam success

December 3, 2015 HOUSTON -- Before the holiday fun can begin, many students need to make it through the dreaded final exam period. more »»

Making memories: Keep children's activities in mind when planning family gatherings this holiday

November 22, 2015 As the holiday season gets fully underway this week, plenty of family gatherings await. If you’re hosting one, then one of the things you’ll need to consider is how to entertain the little ones. more »»

Study: Nearly half of US pregnant women gain too much weight

November 9, 2015 NEW YORK — Nearly half of U.S. moms gain too much weight during pregnancy, according to a government study released Thursday. more »»

Teens spend an average of 9 hours a day with media

November 9, 2015 NEW YORK — Teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorite. more »»

What are you buying your kids for Christmas?

November 1, 2015 It’s easy to get caught up in the Shopkins or Minecraft crazes. And, of course, American Girl and Star Wars paraphernalia are sure to top the Christmas lists of many children. more »»



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