Cool finds: The store you didn’t know you desperately miss

On a friend’s recommendation, I visited The Restaurant Store on Old Philadelphia Pike in Lancaster. She said it was fun. And I believed her.

And so should you. I can see the space between your eyebrows crinkling, but here’s why … Continue reading

Online recipe contest served up tasty seasonal dishes

The online recipe contest, featured on LancMoms’s facebook page during September, made our mouth  water and tummy grumble. Congratulations to contest contributor Megan Lyons, winner of the Day Out with Thomas family-package tickets at Strasburg Rail Road, and thanks to … Continue reading

Weekly open houses at Susquehanna Waldorf School

The Susquehanna Waldorf School, 15 West Walnut Street in Marietta PA, invites parents interested in learning more about the school to visit on Wednesday mornings from 9:00- 10:30 a.m., starting September 24, 2014.

Parents will visit classrooms in progress, view … Continue reading

Diapers are a necessity for new babies. What if you can’t afford them?

By Mary Beth Schweigert, Lifestyle Staff

Christopher and Jennifer Anteau never thought too much about diapers — until Anteau lost his accounting job when his wife was 8 1/2 months pregnant with their second son.

“All of the sudden, with … Continue reading

When back pain persists after pregnancy

By Megan Sabol, HARTZ Physical Therapy

Any woman who is struggling with back pain during her pregnancy will be happy to hear that 50 percent of women report full resolution of symptoms after delivery and another 30 percent of women … Continue reading

This month’s cool craft idea: Tin can supply organizer

Well, the kids are back and school, and, for some of us, we have a little time to breathe. On the other hand, after-school activities, homework and sports are starting to take up our time. Why not start the school … Continue reading


COLUMBIA, PA: The National Watch and Clock Museum has declared Tuesday, November 11, Homeschool Day. Families who homeschool are especially invited to spend time at the Museum and participate from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the following crafts and … Continue reading

It’s already time to get vaccinated for the flu

By Paula Wolf, Staff Writer

Winter may be three months away, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about the flu.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there’s no way to predict right now what the upcoming … Continue reading

Local Nonprofit Organization Hosts 5th Annual Remembrance Day for Bereaved Parents, Families

October 15th is National Remembrance Day for families who have experienced the death of a baby.  In observance of this day, and in honor of all the babies who lived such brief but beautiful lives, Sweet Pea Project is holding … Continue reading

DIY condiments put you in control of pleasing your palate

By Kimberly Marselas, Correspondent

Michelle Martin began eating “clean’’ about 18 months ago, hoping that a simpler diet would help ease her daughter’s asthma and other health issues.

Today, the Ephrata mom of two makes her own breads, has dabbled … Continue reading