Changes in pediatric dentistry strive to allay kids’ fears

By E.A. Harvey, Correspondent

In decades past, a 6-year-old with a cavity or toothache climbed up in the same big dental chair, in the same stark room that her mom just occupied for a cleaning and checkup. While the white-coated … Continue reading

3 tips for school bus safety

By Jen Kopf, Lifestyle Editor

After summer’s freedom, Lancaster County students started lining up last week for the school bus, and more will join them this morning.

To help your child’s bus driver keep him or her safe:

Make sure … Continue reading

September Mom of the Month: Donna Sheehan

By Maureen Leader, Special Features Writer

To work or to stay at home? That is the question that all moms have to answer, and often the answers are not easily determined. What’s best for my family? What’s best for ME?

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Honey is natural, but it’s not for babies

By Dr. Pia Fenimore, Correspondent

QUESTION: I have been reading about all the health benefits of honey. Why can’t I give it to my 6-month-old son? I have never heard of a honey allergy, so it seems like a strange … Continue reading

This month’s cool craft idea: Popped bubble art

By Erin Pyott, LancMoms Correspondent

As a mom of two, I have often felt like my world is inundated with excessive amounts of coloring pages, “scribble” drawings, cut out pieces of all shapes and sizes and crafts that just never … Continue reading

Exercise begets exercise

By Megan Sabol, HARTZ Physical Therapy

If “sleep begets sleep” in babies, then “exercise begets exercise” in mamas.

While writing my last article, I was frustrated with my inability to find time to exercise with my then 8-week-old baby.  If … Continue reading

Sweet on a nostalgic treat and an abundance of zucchini

By Ann Fulton, Fountain Avenue Kitchen

Do you remember Pudding Pops? In the 1980s, Bill Cosby was the spokesman for this popular frozen treat. The chocolate version was similar to a creamy Fudgesicle, almost like a scoop of ice cream … Continue reading

Mom’s pick of the week: Getting busy with the bees

If your breakfast table is home to a plastic bear–the kind best known for squeezing out that delicious natural sweetener, honey–then you may know that humble, hardworking honey bees have had a tough time of it lately. Our busy friends … Continue reading

LancMoms Summer Photo Contest: Get out the vote

The LancMoms Summer Photo Contest is waiting for your vote!  With entries now submitted and on display, it’s time for you to tell us which one is the winning summer snap. Simply click on the link below to take you to the voting … Continue reading

Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show, in 40th year, is ‘a wonderful tradition’

By Laura Knowles, Correspondent

There is a certain magic that descends on Mount Gretna with its annual outdoor art show.

The trees seem to shimmer in the sunlight, the shadows dance along the wooded pathways, hundreds of artists gather to … Continue reading