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Beat the heat with 6 tips for infants and toddlers

June 3, 2014 LEWISTOWN — For new moms, the summer can be a tricky time to keep babies safe and comfortable. If a baby is overdressed, he could develop a heat rash. more »»

Turning a new page

June 3, 2014 LEWISTOWN — What happens to children’s reading skills during school vacation? Research has shown that if children do not continue to practice reading during the time when school is not in session,... more »»

Shopping mis-adventures multiply with kids

June 3, 2014 There was a time about 12 years ago when I thought going to the grocery store was fun. I was newly married, and I found it exciting to pick new ingredients for meals and to browse the aisles. more »»

7 tips for taking family photos

June 3, 2014 1. Don't say cheese To keep kids looking natural, don’t ask them to say cheese or smile at the camera. This makes them look stiff and uncomfortable. more »»


June 3, 2014 LEWISTOWN — It used to be that summer days were spent outside playing in the yard, swimming, bicycling, swinging and climbing on playground equipment. more »»

Plenty to see and do in the Juniata Valley

June 3, 2014 LEWISTOWN — How many times have you heard someone ask, “What is there to do in the Juniata Valley?” Well, the Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau would tell you is there... more »»

Down to a science

June 3, 2014 LEWISTOWN — It seems like any worldwide educational study released over the past 30 years has been quick to pinpoint the flaws of the American educational system and its current students. more »»

Fairies and raptors and herbs, oh my!

June 3, 2014 When I was a little girl, my grandparents had a huge garden. more »»

Family first aid kit

June 3, 2014 As summer approaches, families plan more outside activities. Having a first aid kit readily available is a good idea. more »»

Mifflin County Youth Fair celebrates 60 years

June 3, 2014 From staff reports REEDSVILLE — The Mifflin County Youth Fair will celebrate its 60th year this summer, with fair week scheduled for Aug. 6 to 9 at the Youth Park in Reedsville. more »»

Favorite events sure to please at youth fair

June 3, 2014 MIFFLINTOWN — You can find 4-H and FFA projects exhibited at the Juniata County Fair in September, but the real competition and project completion happens in July at the Juniata County Youth Fair. more »»

Rainy day? You still can play!

June 3, 2014 BELLEVILLE — On a rainy day when children are unable to go outside to play, you can still have your own family fun inside with these educational activitie. more »»

Hunger never takes a vacation

June 3, 2014 LEWISTOWN — Food insecurity remains a problem in our nation and in our community. The summer months are a “gap time” in which special programs seek to provide good nutrition to children. more »»

Juniata County kids in need; you can help

June 3, 2014 MIFFLINTOWN — Who doesn’t love summer? Long sunny days, swimming, catching fireflies — and empty tummies. more »»

Endless possibilities

June 3, 2014 Summer is coming and we can expect that at least a couple of kids will moan, “There’s nothing to do!” Mifflin Juniata Arts Council has some suggestions to alleviate summer boredom for kids from 5 to... more »»

Stay safe in the water

June 3, 2014 From staff reports LEWISTOWN — Summer brings with it a set of concerns that are typically not an issue in the cold winter months, especially in Central Pennsylvania. more »»

Connecting parents

June 3, 2014 MIFFLINBURG — When parents are alone and isolated, they are weighed down by their stress and don’t have anyone to unload it on. more »»

Calendar of events

June 3, 2014 Editor’s note: Juniata Valley Family offers non-profit and other community organizations an opportunity to promote upcoming events for free in this events planne. more »»

Monitoring online behavior is a labor of love

February 25, 2014 LEWISTOWN — Though being a parent has never been easy, the Internet hasn’t made the job any easier. more »»

Socialization prepares young children for school, future

February 25, 2014 LEWISTOWN — Learning social skills is very important for young children. more »»



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