Royal wedding wonder

Did you get up early enough this morning to watch the royal nuptials of Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton? If you’re a parent to an infant, perhaps you were awake at 4 a.m. when the festivities began (London is five hours ahead of those of us on...

Whether or not, weather happens

“Mommy, can a tornado happen here?” My daughter asks this question occasionally, but more so in the past days and weeks as twisters wreaked havoc on the southern states, destroying homes and lives that are going to take some time to return to normal. The...

Kids bowl free for summer

Like bowling? Have your kids tried it? Do you want them to try it? Let them try it — for free — this summer. They might even like it, plus you’ll give them something to do. Hopefully it would eliminate that whining “I’m bored”...

Full day DOES make a difference

The results are in: Full-day kindergarten makes a big difference in the lives of little ones as they progress in their elementary years. The Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the...

Like Christmas in April

Baskets. Eggs. Chocolate. Peeps. That plastic Easter grass that tends to be everywhere but in the basket. Did I mention chocolate? It’s Easter aftermath, and we’re left swimming in what seems like a swarm of chocolate eggs and figures. Of course, eating...