Your Pregnancy
Photo: Chris Ware/KRT, License: N/A Stress is something we all live with. However, when stress levels become too high, they begin to affect the function of your body. It can even interfere with fertility. (See box nearby.)When couples are thinking about becoming pregnant yet experiencing di (read more)
Many doctors agree that the unknown variables of consuming alcohol when you are pregnant is just too risky for the unborn baby. (read more)

Infants and Toddlers
Photo: N/A, License: N/A, Created: 2013:07:03 09:26:47 Another milestone has been reached in the life of your baby, now a toddler. It is time to wean him or her from the bottle or breast. What is the best way to ease both your toddler and you into the next phase of your lives and when does this phase begin? T (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A June is a great time of year, just ask any child. It marks the end of school and the beginning of summer, which means long days playing outdoors, swimming and gathering with friends and family. June is also National Safety Month, so it’s the perfect time (read more)

The Grade School Years
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Kayla Bickauskas is only 10 years old, but already she has become a major force in the fight against childhood cancer.For health reasons other than cancer, Kayla was a patient at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. Her mother, Johnine said her daughter w (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Host a patriotic bash with dazzling dessertsIt’s easy to throw a 4th of July party that looks like you worked on it for weeks, even if you just started the planning process. With the right recipes, your sweets will be as captivating as the colorful specta (read more)

You and Your Teen
With summer here, many teens will escape the house for some rays of the sun. Unfortunately, some will seek an indoor tanning bed as a way to get an early start on their summer glow.“The biggest danger in tanning beds is that they increase the risk for ski (read more)
In just two years, students who hope to be college-bound will see changes in a newly redesigned SAT test. Earlier this year, the College Board, who administers the test, announced there will be eight key changes.“The big picture for both students and scho (read more)

College Bound
Beginning Aug. 26, Penn State Wilkes-Barre will begin hosting four seven-week SAT preparation course sessions for those students interested in taking the SAT exam for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. Penn State Wilkes-Barre, in cooperation with Cambrid (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A, Created: 2014:07:01 09:46:06 Misericordia University recently hosted rising high school juniors and seniors on campus for a series of seven Career Exploration Camps in order to provide them an opportunity to experience and learn more about professions and residential life on a colleg (read more)

The Empty Nest
There’s an old saying that you are only as happy as your least happy child. To that I’d like to add a corollary. Your peace of mind will always be a multiple of your child’s life situation. Their stress is your stress times two.Parents don’t discover this (read more)

The Joy of Grandparenting
Grandparents have many duties and obligations. Many are routine: Remember birthdays. Make sure the welcome mat is always out. Keep a supply of cookies and milk on hand. Things like that. (read more)
It was a very long winter and winter can be tough on grandparents.We were often called into service when the weather forced schools to begin late or let out early.Often, during those shortened days, Grandpa’s car became the school bus, while the grandpar (read more)
It truly must be tough to get old. This became very apparent to me when I observed our two grandsons during after-school visits to our home. (read more)