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Author Archives: Leslie Penkunas

15 slow cooker recipes for the summer that you can set and forget (access required)

There are lots of awesome ways to spend a gorgeous summer day, but working over a hot stove is not one many of us would pick.  When the temperature heats up and there’s summer fun to be had, the last thing you want to be worrying about is what to cook. Continue reading.

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Kids want a better connection with their parents: Survey (access required)

While 75 percent of parents think they understand their child’s interests, today’s youth are no different from previous generations who feel that their parents just don’t “get it.”

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Kim Kardashian visits Harrisburg to hang out with her friend, Pa.’s second lady (access required)

Like many of us, Gisele Fetterman, wife of Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor John Fetterman, shared a picture of her and her visiting friend to her Instagram page yesterday. Unlike most of us, Fetterman’s visiting friend was Kim Kardashian, the famed socialite and media personality. Continue reading.

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Please stop helicopter-parenting my kid (access required)

The influence of other parents on our own parenting can be immense, even inhibitive. Concern can lead to judgment, which can lead to shaming, or even more dire consequences. Continue reading.

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VeggieFest returns to Harrisburg August 17 (access required)

Harrisburg VeggieFest is both vegetarian and vegan-friendly, while also an opportunity to introduce those who may not identify themselves as either to a plant-based, locally sourced lifestyle.

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The problem with ‘lady Thor’ and ‘female James Bond’ (access required)

When the noxious fanboys who howl about movies being too “PC” and “woke” inevitably revved up after the recent announcements of a female Thor and a potential female 007, I did what I always do: roll my eyes. Continue reading.

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Prince George’s soccer jersey is causing controversy (access required)

As everything the royals do is put under a microscope, even a small thing like George wearing an England jersey can cause a stir, and accusations of giving England preferential treatment. Continue reading.

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