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  • Residents of Holgate on Long Beach Island are still recovering a year after Hurricane Sandy and shared their stories with Action News.
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  • StormTracker 6 Live Double Scan, as we now call it, has not one, but two LIVE radar sweeps.
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  • Friday was a very special day at Action News. We celebrated Rick Williams and Monica Malpass!
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  • Hurricane Sandy is still expected to make landfall along the Mid-Atlantic coast late Monday into Tuesday morning.
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  • Street Tails Animal Rescue
  • Shelter Me: Street Tails Animal Rescue
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  • In this Parenting Perspective, we take a look at reaching that childhood milestone of biking without training wheels.
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  • This week's spotlight is on Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)!
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  • This week's spotlight is on Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals
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  • A Tornado Watch remains in effect for Southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and Southern New Jersey until 2:00am.
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  • This week's spotlight is on the Camden County Animal Shelter
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  • Greener Partners' Seed-to-Snack program is bringing flavors of the farm into local classrooms.
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  • If you're considering biking with your youngster, take the time to plan a safe route.
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  • This week's spotlight is on The Voorhees Animal Orphanage.
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  • My six year old son, Luke, just finished his second session playing roller hockey.
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  • My husband and I are avid skiers and now both of my children have fallen in love with skiing.
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  • This Saturday, March 3 at 7PM, 6abc presents a special preview of the 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show: Hawaii - Islands of Aloha!
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  • Are the French better at parenting then Americans? A recently published book says yes!
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  • In a recent episode of ABC's hit show, Modern Family, cute little Lilly started using a not-so-cute word.
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  • My family recently took a trip to Turks and Caicos. We only travel once a year, but we've found ways to make the flight relatively painless.
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  • A new study, recently in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, says children who get more exercise also tend to better in school.
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  • On the way out of a restaurant the other night, my family passed a "Toys for Tots" collection box. I explained to my daughter how you donate toys to charity to benefit the less fortunate.
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  • Making holiday traditions positive and personal to your family will bless your children with memories they will treasure for years.
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  • Now that Halloween has come and gone, chances are your house is full of candy. And, chances are, you've been warned of the danger certain candy, like taffy, poses to the health of your children's teeth.
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  • Hearing the story about Amber Miller, who gave birth immediately after running the Chicago Marathon nearly 39 weeks pregnant, practically made me shout: "Are you kidding me?"
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  • Recently, I received a voicemail from an Action News viewer asking for help her seven year old daughter who suffers from a profound fear of severe weather.
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  • This past Monday, I planned on what I thought would be a special treat for my 4 year old daughter, Emma.
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  • As we approach the end of the summer, many families are now preparing for the first day of school.
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  • Parenting: Saying Goodbye to Grandma
  • The concept of death can be tough to explain to preschoolers. Unfortunately, Luke and Emma got a personal lesson two weeks ago, when "Grandma," Greg's 83-year-old mother died.
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  • Hiking with Preschoolers
  • Last month, while vacationing in the Poconos, my husband and I decided to go for our first real family hike.
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  • Drowning is the second leading cause of death of children.
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  • My 5 year old son, Luke, has been pestering me for wanting a pair of rollerblades for months now.
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  • This past weekend, a beautiful three-year-old girl drowned in a neighborhood swim club in Delaware Country.
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  • Mother of two, Erin OHearn
  • Erin admits, with nearly two-year-old Sienna, the addition of baby Sebastian came with more than double the challenge.
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  • Watch Emma as she reaches her cycling milestone
  • This past Mother's Day weekend, my husband taught our daughter, Emma how to ride her bicycle without training wheels. It took her just a few hours, and one skinned knee, to master her bike riding.
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  • Parenting: Celebrating holidays with tradition
  • My entire family is still on a sugar high from all the Easter candy the "Easter Bunny" left for Luke and Emma. I have to admit, now that there is a Target store across from my work, the Easter Bunny has gotten a lot more generous! But, as I think back on this year's Easter weekend, I recognize it is not about the candy, it is about being together as a family.
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  • cecilys kids on their bikes
  • With Luke and Emma being on spring break and a one-day surge of summerlike-warmth, my husband suggested we all head to the Jersey Shore for a day.
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  • Nearly every Sunday afternoon, my mother (aka: Nana) comes over and stays for dinner. I enjoy having three generations at the dinner table together sharing a meal and discussing our highlights of the previous week.
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  • Parenting: First trip to a Flyers game
  • This past Christmas, I got my husband four tickets to an afternoon Flyers game. I bought him and Luke Flyers jerseys and figured the two of them could go with another father and son. Greg told me, he would rather bring Emma and me.
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  • Some days I don't know what to call my three year old daughter.
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  • This past September, I blogged about how I was starting to give my then 4-year-old son, Luke, reading lessons each afternoon.
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  • One of my family's favorite home videos is of my then-one year old daughter, Emma, bonding with our lab mix Kiwi over a Halloween lollipop
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  • Surprise on the slopes 2: Keeping up with brother
  • Last week in my Parenting Perspective, I wrote about the joy of skiing with my five-year-old son for the first time. This past weekend, the fun doubled when my three-year-old daughter, Emma, joined us on the slopes.
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  • My husband, Greg, and I love to ski together in the Poconos. Both being pretty competitive, we like to speed down the black diamond trails as fast as we can safely ski and try to cram in as many runs as possible.
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  • My husband bought me an iPad for Christmas. I love it. But, it turns out, my 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter love it even more.
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  • Parenting: Visiting the ER as a parent
  • I spent last Thursday afternoon at the emergency room.
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  • Cecily Tynan
  • Every day, when I go to work, my five year old son, Luke, has to give me 27 kisses.
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  • Parenting: Travelling with preschoolers
  • Last week I went to Turks and Caicos with my family. I was surprised just how easy it was and fun it was to travel with Luke and Emma. They are at an age in which they love to explore and discover new things. But, at the same time, they feel most secure with a predictable routine. Finding the balance of both is what can make a trip really successful.
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  • In this Parenting Perspective report, I'm going to focus on a fun way to get your young children to eat a variety of healthy foods.
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  • This Christmas was certainly an exciting time for Luke and Emma. They sat on Santa's lap on numerous occasions and told him what they wanted under the tree. But, as a parent, the holidays can be a great chance to teach your little ones how fun it can be to GIVE gifts, not just get them.
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  • This past weekend was full of holiday cheer for my family. Saturday we had not one but FOUR holiday parties.
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