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Adams County Crop Hop gets you down on the farm

Making Decisions Together

“Excuse me may I speak to you about son, please?”    These are 10 words that every parent dreads. There is a moment where you wonder what your child has done to get into trouble, or worry that they may have been hurt in some unthinkable way. Either way, the answer is always “Yes, of course!”   Over ...

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Childcare crucial to economic strength but it’s in short supply

There is a childcare shortage in Pennsylvania and across the nation. The COVID pandemic caused childcare centers to shutter, many permanently. The extra unemployment benefits kept some caregivers from returning to work. Wages for childcare workers are low, pushing many to change careers. All of this is causing an economic squeeze on businesses here and across the country as workers who can’t find childcare stay home with their children.

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National Family Meals Month promotes togetherness at the table

Each September, the country celebrates National Family Meals Month to encourage families to enjoy more meals together using items purchased at the grocery store. The Family Meals Movement, which was launched by the FMI Foundation in 2015 as a campaign to shine a light on the importance of family meals, has grown exponentially in recent years. Their goal for the ...

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The best-laid plans of a mom usually go awry

As my youngest was about to start kindergarten, I started getting the question: “What are you going to do with the house to yourself all day?” I would smile politely, joking that I’d just sit around eating bonbons and watching soap operas all day, because that’s what stay-at-home moms do, right?  

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