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The invisible woman and the DMV

Life is a series of snapshots—frozen moments in time that serve as proof you were "here." From the long ago black and white, often yellowed and musty-smelling photos of ourselves as an infant, to the present-day digital downloads, it's all documented.

Meet the Thornes

Brad and Colleen Thorne live in Peach Bottom, Lancaster County, but they feel most at home when traveling in their RV—a billboard on wheels for Plastic Pennies, a statewide mission they created to collect used gift cards, recycle them and donate any leftover balance on the card to local nonprofits (see related story on page 8). The couple has been married for a decade and has three children, Sarah, 8, Cameron, 4, and Lily Belle, 1, and a pet goldfish named Lauren...

Justin Bieber surprises number one fan

This week’s viral video has received more than 40,000,000 views and has made many Justin Bieber fans extremely jealous.

An Incredible Woman Get an Incredible New Look

After 14 co-workers from Conestoga Valley High School in Lancaster each wrote in telling us about Bethany Hovan, 36, a math teacher and mother of Audrey, 7, and Nathaniel, 4, and her fight against colon cancer, the identity of our first-ever Mom Makeover prize winner became obvious.

Mom Makeover Winner Revealed!

We surprised our first-ever Mom Makeover winner, Bethany Hovan, a math teacher at Conestoga Valley High School and mother of two yesterday. Check out video from WGAL News 8 and FOX 43 news on our Facebook page. Just search Central Penn Parent Magazine, like us, and see how it all played out.

Mom Makeover: Lancaster mom brakes for a change

It was just like one of those makeover shows on tlc—a family member or close friend enters a deserving someone to win a makeover, and that special someone is whisked away to do some shopping, followed by a makeover and a revealing of their new look to their family and friends.

Are You a Love Optimist?

Research shows that couples who blissfully stay together for a lifetime have an uncanny ability to downplay the negative and highlight the positive in their mates and their relationships. When you are with your friends, do you talk up your mate’s overall helpfulness or do you prefer to tell a juicy story about the one incredibly thoughtless...

What Winter Wardrobe Item Do You Love?

Tell us about your favorite winter wear item - what it is, why you love it, and where you're from and your answer could be published in January's issue of Central Penn Parent. Just e-mail editor@centralpennparent.com. You could win some fabulous Silpada jewelry.

Pick Your Battles

We’ve all heard the saying, “Pick your battles.” That sounds like a good way to reduce unnecessary fights, but exactly how are we supposed to pick the right ones?

Doing the math: Calculating the cost of child care

The average family in Pennsylvania spends $5,000 to $12,000 annually to put one child in full-time daycare, according to the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies. With the rising cost of gas, food and everything else that families need to keep going, factor in the cost of child care and many families are finding themselves strapped...

 
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