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An advertising supplement of the Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
  • November  13, 2010 LANCMOMS.COM Lancaster, P a.

Barbara Hough Roda

Beware the sanctimommy

You pull into the driveway Ouch! Three jabs from the Day care.
near the end of a horrifically next-door neighbor and you’re And don’t we all know a mom
hectic Wednesday. You cut the down for the count. Eventually, who endured 17 hours of labor,
engine and, slowly, turn to face you’ll find the feet inside your sans the drugs, while finishing the
what’s behind you: Keds, stand semi-erect and laundry and preparing a holiday
Bulging backpacks. One wobble to the front porch. feast. A story recounted just after
science project leaking green You’ve endured another confiding that you wanted your
goo. A well-used plastic round with “sanctimommy’’ and epidural with a straw.
container with two leftover, but lived to see a new sunset. Sanctimommies have
partly eaten, birthday cupcakes. A Merriam-Webster Online mastered every subject, every
A muddy lacrosse stick and, of user defines her as a “mother problem. Potty training. Breast-
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You’ve got less than 45 That’s a nice way to put it. Driving privileges and online
minutes to unload and eat before Here’s another: an obnoxious monitoring.
an evening of ballet, Boy Scouts and patronizing know-it-all. Your son wants a Hot
and biology. Then you applaud Sanctimonious to her cuticles, Wheels Remote Control Stealth
yourself for remembering to she could be your sister, an in- Rides Power Treads Tank for
stop at McDonald’s for the law or a yoga friend. Maybe Christmas? Hers will thrive with
dinner that you won’t have time she works for a Fortune 500 his own imagination and wooden
to make. Well done — just like company, or perhaps she’s a building blocks, thank you very
the burgers. stay-at-home parent. much. And if there must be Brooke Barhart, age 2, Lancaster, dressed up as a fairy
But, as you pull the fast-food If you haven’t met one, I want television, it will be PBS or the princess at the Baby & Toddler Expo.
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finds you. This is the woman who If we’re honest, we’ve all

Surely, she waited and never forgoes a chance to “tsk- harbored sanctimommy thoughts
watched from her kitchen tsk’’ your parenting skills while at one time or another. Let’s hope
window before hurdling two touting her own exceptionalism we had the good sense to keep
bikes and the 3-foot hedge in a (and that of her children). our mouths shut. Sanctimonious
bionic instant. Typically, she does it all in an parenting is really nothing
“Your children have an indirect yet condescending tone more than mommy bullying —
insatiable appetite for fried food, that cuts cleanly across your demeaning others and the way
don’t they?’’ she asks, grinning oxygen supply. they care for their kids so we can
as you make a ridiculous attempt My daughter was about 3 and feel better about ourselves.
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Mom of the
Michelle Malzacher
By Maureen Leader They believe in discipline,
Special Features Writer responsibility and routines. “We
are teaching our sons that they
Just hearing about Michelle don’t just get stuff because they
Malzacher’s life can make you want it. And they have to help
tired. each other.”
Malzacher is the Latin and The boys have small, simple,
Linguistics Teacher at St. Leo age appropriate routines. When
the Great School. She is also they wake up in the morning
the Home School Association they must get dressed before
President there. She teaches a they come downstairs. If they
weight lifting and a treadmill don’t clean up their toys, the toys
cardio class at a local gym. She’s have to go in to “Mommy’s Toy
been married for 5 years and (do Box” and are given to charity.
the math) has four sons ages 4, 3, There’s dinner, bath time, stories Michelle Malzacher is shown with (left to right) Christian, Nick, Noah (standing),
2, and 4 months. and bedtime. “Very simple,”
Whew! says Malzacher. “Nothing out Oliver and Ian. Photo courtesy Heather Ott
Malzacher’s life is definitely of the ordinary. But very simple.
full. She says, “Life is too short. Children need routines.” school and teaching fitness whether they like to read or draw, must be something that makes
God has given us a great gift. Malzacher and her husband classes, isn’t planning a date “I try to be aware of that.” Malzacher apprehensive …
Life is a great adventure and I work together in the raising of night important? Isn’t time alone It seems that Malzacher is something that makes her feel a
want to soak it up. I don’t want the boys. They want their sons to with your husband something all doing it all: living life to the little unsure …? Does anything
to miss a thing.” “learn from us about service to working parents need? fullest and trying to pack in as scare Malzacher? Anything?
The Malzacher boys are Noah, others, how to be healthy, how to Malzacher says yes. But much adventure as possible for “Having girls,” said Malzacher.
4; Ian, 3; Christian, 2 and Oliver, volunteer and to be adventurous.” you won’t necessarily find her herself, for her marriage and for Daughters “would scare me.”
4 months. Malzacher says she She added, “We walk the gazing into her hubby’s eyes her children. But certainly, there
and her husband, Nick, are very walk… What I say I do.” She across the table at some romantic

Mom details
“old school” parents. The two says her secret, if there is one restaurant.
met in Florida when Malzacher is, “Honestly, (my) wonderful No — their idea of close
went there to visit a cousin. It husband. I am very blessed to couple time together is training
was a whirlwind romance and have such a great partner. We for a half marathon or going Malzacher wrote and developed the Latin curriculum for
the two have never looked back. want to live an adventurous life on a hike. One year Malzacher St. Leo’s. She loves the history of the language and how it has
The couple have a large family together.” completed the Ten Mile Broad affected the cultures of the world.
but to Malzacher it “just feels Malzacher loves Latin and she Street Run in Philadelphia when
right.” loves teaching it. She was able she was 5 months pregnant. And Malzacher grew up in Lancaster.
Malzacher believes that the to travel through Europe as a she and Nick hope to one day Sports are usually on the TV in the Malzacher house.
number of children you have student with just her knowledge take snorkeling lessons together.
really depends on to whom of that language. “It’s the base “I like to do stuff like that,” Malzacher loves to read and will flip between reading
you are married. Nick comes of all languages — everything Malzacher said. something that is out now to a classic. She is currently reading
from a family of 10 children — else is attached to it” It was her The Malzachers also believe “Great Expectations.”
seven brothers and two sisters. idea to add the language to the it is good to spend time alone Malzacher does like to cook and she likes trying new recipes.
Malzacher has two sisters and a curriculum at St. Leo the Great with each of their sons. Every “But no casseroles,” she said
large extended family. and she designed the program week or so they try to take each
“Our house is always noisy, for the school. boy out to Manhattan Bagel or According to her boys, Malzacher’s favorite “boy” color is
always busy,” says Malzacher. With four children, teaching to Market “My sons have four blue and her favorite “girl” color is purple.
different personalities.” She said
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  • November  13,  2010 LANCMOMS.COM Lancaster, P a.

Baby & Toddler Expo

photos, Oct. 29 & 30
Clockwise, starting at —
Left: Children interact with - and hug - alpacas
from Eastland Alpacas. Photo by Justin Graybill
Above, left: Amy Houseman, Lancaster, and
children Giuliana and Eric pose with Bob the
Builder. Photo by Jeff Ruppenthal
Above, right: Nick Plackey, 7, Lancaster, gets
checked out by an alpaca. Photo by Jeff
Right: Kaylee Fry, 3, Lancaster, was dressed like
a witch. Photo by Jeff Ruppenthal
Below, far right: A girl watches Angelina
Ballerina perform. Photo by Justin Graybill
Below: Aidan Beck, 4, Peach Bottom, had “fish
lips.” Photo by Jeff Ruppenthal

hands-on activities + museum objects = lots of FUN!

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Kids and politics

By Maureen Leader to let kids step out of the box and daughter said, “Oh, yes, you bet
Special Features Writer think for themselves? But won’t it is important to me that my
that create unnecessary arguing children are politically aware!
Elections can be emotional and tension in the home? Their future depends on it!” She
and even divisive. The issues Just how do moms on both said she has spoken with her
heat up the country, bringing sides of the aisle handle politics children about politics “since the
arguing and tension. That’s ok with their children? womb!”
when it’s on television because a spoke with They don’t always agree, she
mom can turn it off when it gets a Mountville Democrat, mother admitted but “I brought them up moms can agree:
to be too much for her home and of a 13-year-old girl. She said, “I to ask questions, because that that having open
family. try not to say disparaging things is the way they will learn and discussions with
But it is impossible to escape about candidates in front of my understand where someone is your children is
politics completely at home. daughter. But, I have to admit, coming from, and how the pieces always a good thing.
Children are exposed to sometimes I slip.” fit together.” If kids can learn
political arguments not only from She added, “I never The Republican mom added and be comfortable
the media but also in school. consciously tried to convince she is “absolutely proud” of her with exploring
Many classrooms hold mock my daughter to be a Democrat children for thinking on their own and voicing their
elections to educate kids on the or a Republican. However, “as long as they were using their opinions with their
electoral process. But even away through various conversations head.” Mom also added, “And if parents at home,
from the classrooms children that we have had, I realized she they are using their heads, they then when they are
bring their own opinions to the is of the Democratic persuasion. are good conservatives!” out on their own it
schoolyard. I have told her though that if a “I would still love them all if will be easier for and what you think is important.
It’s only natural that political Republican comes along that I they were democrats… but after them to stand up for themselves. As the Republican mom said, “It
discussions take place around feel is better for the job, I would I clutched my heart! It would Plus, a good political really opens other discussions
the family dinner table at home. vote for them.” just make family dinners around discussion — whether your and with kids you can never
What do moms say? Is it a good A Lancaster Republican election times very interesting!” children agree with you or not have enough discussions. It gives
thing for our children to share mother of two adult daughters That’s something that both — is a perfect opportunity to - continued on page 11
our political views? Or is it better and a 19-year-old twin son and Democrat and Republican add your beliefs on your morals
  • November  13,  2010 LANCMOMS.COM Lancaster, P a.

Day Trippin’ ~
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
By Rochelle A. Shenk of the train with this authentic
Special Features Writer freight locomotive cab donated
by Norfolk Southern.
Strasburg is a huge destination “People can climb up in the
for train buffs. Those who enjoy cab, sit in the engineer’s seat, and
model railroads will enjoy the take the controls for a simulated
National Toy Train Museum ride from Harrisburg to Lancaster
and the Choo Choo Barn, while with actual video footage of that
those who enjoy their life-size journey,” Deborah explains.
counterparts will enjoy the Additionally there’s a
Strasburg Rail Road with its telegraph station in Steinman
many activities including a ride Station, and an operator (one of
on a steam train as well as the the museum’s volunteers) may
Railroad Museum be on-hand to
of Pennsylvania. show visitors how
All these great a telegraph works.
attractions are S t e w a r t
located within Junction, a railway
short distance of education center
one another and for children of all
all offer a special ages, is housed
experience as in a Victorian-era
well as some fun freight station in
holiday activities. the Rolling Stock
The Railroad Hall.
Museum of This specially
Pennsylvania was designed hands-
established by the on education
state legislature center made its
in 1963, and the debut 10 years
museum itself ago and has been
opened its doors making learning
in April 1975.Over the years a fun ever since. Activities include
number of improvement projects operating model trains and
have resulted in the museum exercising their creativity and
as we see it today with its building skills with Legos or
world-class collection of over K’nex.
100 historic locomotives and The museum’s education
railroad cars. Two other projects department also works with the Holidays, help create holiday take-home craft in “Jack Frost seem to enjoy that step back in
are underway — construction of school groups who tour the spirit. Station” and send their own time,” she says.
a 16,000 square-foot roundhouse museum and groups such as scout Deborah explains that personal telegram to the North A number of the museum’s
with the existing roundtable as a troops and other youth groups. the Polar Express Party was Pole and visit Santa at Steinman historic locomotives and rail
focal point is in the design stage, Teacher training is offered so inaugurated several years ago and Station. Guests at the Polar cars will be open to explore,
and a new geothermal HVAC that teachers can integrate rail is now an annual event. It’s held Express Party also receive a and visitors may also visit with
system for the exhibit hall history into their curriculum. The on two Saturdays in December “goodie” bag to take home. Santa and his helper and send
— and will enhance the visitor museum also offers a half-day or (this year the dates are Dec. 4 The family-friendly Home their personal telegram to the
experience. one-day workshops where scouts and 11) with three party times for the Holidays is held the same North Pole. Cookies and hot
“Families enjoy the full- can fulfill requirements for their each day (11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 days as the Polar Express Party. chocolate will be served in the
size authentic locomotives and badges and ranks. There’s also p.m.). There’s a maximum of 20 The museum will be decked in museum lobby while supplies
railroad cars in our collection. a week-long summer day camp. children per session, and the fee holiday finery and two groups last. During Home for the
For a child, it’s pretty exciting “Barons & Builders” is offered is $10 per child for non-museum will provide live music — Brass Holidays the museum is also
to stand something so huge, and for 9- and 10-year olds with a members and $5 per child for Ornaments from 10 a.m. to 2 collecting toys for Toys for Tots
gender really doesn’t matter; separate session for 11- and 12- museum members. p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, and and non-perishable food items
girls are a fascinated by trains year olds. “Children really enjoy this Elite Brass from noon to 3 p.m. for the Central Pennsylvania
as boys,” says Deborah Reddig, The Railroad Museum also event. We do a reading of ‘The on Saturday, Dec. 11. Food Bank.
museum advancement director. hosts a number of special events Polar Express’ on one of the “Often children attend the
She says that both children throughout the year including a historic coaches in our collection Polar Express Party and then For more information, please
and adults like to test their garden railway tour and model so kids really get the feel of being join their family in the Home for visit The
skills with the locomotive cab railroading days. Two of the part of the story. They can even the Holidays activities. We have museum is also on Facebook.
simulator. Visitors actually special events, a Polar Express come in their pajamas (like the volunteers and staffed dressed as Information about other activities
experience being the operator Party for children and Home for character in the book),” she says. passengers and conductors from in Strasburg may be found at
Children may also create a days gone-by; people really
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Best the
Environment for your child.

Box car racing

Marci Watterson maybe taillights
Special Feature Writer foam sleeves used to insulate
home pipes as bumpers or
Get your motor runnin’ steering wheels
— Head out to the back yard paper towel or toilet paper
— Keep those legs a pumping tubes for a wheel axle
and take that checkered flag a pipe cleaners for antennas
flapping. cut outs from products in your
Alright, I’m a fan of Mars own home as mock sponsors
Bonfire’s: “Born To Be Wild”and egg cartons for taillights or
sung by: Steppenwolf and yes, hood lights
I tweaked it slightly. Many
individuals may still identify this The list of options really is
song with motorcycles, but for unlimited, people see so many
this particular crafty activity, a options from so many items,
box car with children is perfect. let your imagination have fun,
If you happen to have access everyone has the potential and
to an outdoor speaker system you’re never to old. Children
and this song, watch the younger will wander around the house
generation explode with and notice something that could
enthusiasm, from start to finish be a very important find for their
with ear to ear grins. If not, do car assembly. Commonwealth Connections Academy is still enrolling for 2010-2011!
what I did, start humming or Commonwealth Connections Academy, a free, full-time public cyber school program
singing while the car is taking Things to remember:
shape. I believe my son is still Always mark the area of the box for grades K-12, is still enrolling students for 2010-2011! Students statewide receive
singing this while playing with which will accommodate your personalized plans, one-on-one attention from certified teachers, and leading-edge
his cars. child’s waist and legs, then move technology. Bring out the best in your child in the upcoming school year. CALL NOW!
A few items are a necessity: on from there. Hot glue guns are
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cars be supervised or maybe mom or Call 800-382-6019, or visit
Children drivers dad can help.
large boxes Duct tape is very handy
paint and brushes holding items from the inside,
scissors while the glue is setting up.
glue and or tape If a curve is desired in the
string/rope frame, cut a Y shape and fold in
imagination the triangle tab. After the tab is
A horn or whistle folded in, the remaining edges
A few optional items for can be folded onto each other,
thought: creating a rounded appearance.
Paper plates for wheels Trucks and cars can also be made
foam blocks to decorate areas by cutting out or off a section and
on the dashboard reused in other areas, such as a
knobs as dials trunk or other portion within the Commonwealth Connections Academy is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools.

caps from spices for dials or - continued on page 9

  • November  13,  2010 LANCMOMS.COM Lancaster, P a.

Hey Mom ...

I’m bored!
By Cathy Molitoris the Web: www.portdiscovery.
Special Features Writer org. Hours November through
Memorial Day are Tuesday
There’s so much to do in through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to
Lancaster County, it’s hard to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to
get bored. But, even the most 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5
enterprising families need to p.m. Admission is $12.95 for
get away sometimes, and that’s ages 2 and up. On select Fridays,
just what we did last month. Target sponsors a special
We headed to Baltimore, evening admission rate of just
where it’s easier than ever to $2 per person from 4 to 7 p.m.
banish “boredom” from your Check the Web site regularly for
vocabulary. upcoming dates.


DISCOVERY CHILDREN’S At 9, my youngest child is
MUSEUM pushing the upper limit of the
Located just steps from target age for Port Discovery, Setting up elaborate domino displays is just one activity in the R&D Dream Lab.
Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Port but she still had a blast. She
Discovery Children’s Museum loved crawling up through a THE LAST STOP: THE
rest and watch the kids play. I through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4
beckons little ones to explore giant drainpipe and emerging MARYLAND SCIENCE
also love that Port Discovery is p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
science through a variety of in a huge bathtub in Miss CENTER
educational in a sneaky way — Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to
hands-on activities. Ranked Perception’s Mystery House and At the other end of the Inner
your kids are learning without 5 p.m. Tickets range from $19.95
among the top five children’s she enjoyed setting up elaborate Harbor area from the aquarium,
even realizing it. to $29.95 per person. On Dec.
museums in the United States, dominoes displays in the R&D families can “touch wonder.”
4 and 5, the aquarium features
according to Child Magazine, Dream Lab. My oldest child, age
THE SECOND STOP: THE “Dollar Days Weekend,” when That’s what the Maryland
Port Discovery features three 12, resisted even going in to Port
NATIONAL AQUARIUM, admission is just $1 per person, Science Center offers through
floors of interactive, educational Discovery because she thought
BALTIMORE on a first-come-first-served three floors of interactive
exhibits. It’s geared toward ages it was for babies, but I caught exhibits. The center was recently
2 to 10, but older siblings can her enjoying herself in the named one of the “10 Best
Think the National Aquarium
still find fun things to do. The Adventure Expeditions exhibit,
is all about fish? Think again. WHAT THE KIDS SAY Science Centers for Families”
centerpiece of Port Discovery where you travel back in time by Parents Magazine and it’s
The aquarium, located at Inner From the moment we entered
is a three-story-tall tree house, to 1920s Egypt. Both girls also easy to see why. Whether they
Harbor, hosts 16,000 animals the aquarium till the moment we
complete with rope ladders, loved the tree house. are playing a stringless harp or
from more than 660 species left, the girls were thoroughly
slides and bridges. Other touching a cloud in Newton’s
of fish, birds, amphibians, entertained. My youngest
permanent exhibits include a WHAT MOM SAYS Alley, or exploring “Cells: The
reptiles and marine mammals. loved watching the sharks and
giant indoor soccer field, Tiny’s We went on a Target night, so Universe Inside Us,” kids will
Three pavilions are ready to be stingrays play in the water and
it cost our family of four just $8
Diner (where kids can “cook” and get a kick out of this place.
explored, offering an up-close insisted we take a front-row seat
to visit Port Discovery — you
act as waiters) and Harvest Hill, Additional exhibit highlights
look at the creatures who call the for the dolphin show so we’d be
a roadside market. Temporary can’t beat that deal. Even full include “SpaceLink,” where
water home. The main pavilion in the “splash zone.” My older
and traveling exhibits are alsoprice, however, the museum is visitors can pilot a Mars
includes five levels of exhibits, daughter particularly enjoyed
featured, including the currentworth it, especially for families rover, and “BodyLink,” which
ranging from the rain forest to the rainforest, where she said it
Bob the Builder exhibit. with younger children. There’s encourages kids to don a lab
the deepest parts of the ocean. felt like she’d traveled to South
enough here to keep your kids coat and goggles and use real
Across an enclosed footbridge, America.
THE DETAILS entertained for hours. I love laboratory tools to conduct
visitors will find the aquarium’s
Port Discovery is located at that there are plenty of benches
dolphin show and space for WHAT MOM SAYS experiments.
35 Market Place, Baltimore, located throughout the museum
traveling exhibits. I’ll admit I wasn’t that excited
Md.; phone: (410) 727-8120; on for Mom and Dad to take a THE DETAILS
Currently, the aquarium is about visiting the aquarium.
hosting “Jellies Invasion: Oceans You’ve seen one fish, you’ve The Maryland Science
Out of Balance.” The third seen them all, right? Well, I was Center is located at 601 Light
Schreiber Pediatric pavilion holds “Animal Planet wrong. I foolishly budgeted two St., Baltimore; phone: (410)
Rehab Center: Australia: Wild Extremes,” a hours for our visit, but it actually 685-5225; on the Web: www.
• One of ONLY six pediatric rehab centers walk-through journey Down took twice that much time to Hours are Tuesday
in the entire United States accredited by the Under that’s highlighted by a 35- see and do everything. The through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation
Facilities (CARF).
foot waterfall. exhibits provided entertaining p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
• The ONLY medical-based rehabilitation center views of creatures we know and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
that offers services to individuals ages birth to 21. THE DETAILS love and some we’d never even and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• The ONLY facility that offers services to ALL The National Aquarium, heard of. The details of exhibits Admission ranges from $11.95
children with special needs, regardless of their family’s
ability to pay. 625 Community Way
Baltimore, is located at 501 E. like the Australian pavilion to $24.95. On Fridays through
• The ONLY facility in central PA with a pediatric Lancaster, PA 17603-2301 Pratt St., Baltimore; phone: (410) and rainforest make you forget March 25, 2011, admission is
therapy pool and a specialized sensory integration 717-393-0425 576-3800; on the Web: www. you’re in a building in downtown - continued on page 11
treatment program. Hours are Monday Baltimore.
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Box cars they might have any light weight

items they would throw away,
The first to cross the finish
line received a mini traffic cone
- continued from page 7 you may never know what they with a matchbox car glue on
have. top. Refreshments were also
vehicle, maybe even the dash
Items needed for cloth very welcomed after the race
The dashboard is a simple
checkered flags: and hopefully these drivers
straight piece of cardboard, with
roughly 1 yard of black and went home with their winnings,
bendable sides to glue into place.
white checkered cloth per 2 smiling!
String or rope can be tied in the
front on either side and looped
a 4 foot 5/16ths dowel, cut A special thank you goes out
over the child’s shoulders to the
into 2 foot sections will produce to a few local businesses and
back portion of the car or truck,
2 flag poles their contributions:
then tied again. Suspenders also
a staple gun
work rather well and can be easy
The age group in this story was Ferguson&Hassler
to attached.
between six and nine and each Stoner-Wade Ford,Inc.
child received a checkered flag Withers Garage
Helpful Hint: Many
to take home. All of the box car
businesses are more than willing
drivers were winners with their
to build minds and creativity,
fantastic vehicles and earned a
ask local stores and garages if
matchbox car as an award.

Box car racing can also be enjoyed by

the physically impaired.
A large box can have a semi-circle cut out to fit
around a person’s waist area, with the bottom
also removed, allowing the top of the box to
rest on the arms of the wheelchair.
Two other curved areas, on either side of the
box can be removed to allow movement of the
wheelchair’s wheels. This will give a nice base
to start building a car.


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The (K) Clues are for Kids

Created by Timothy E. Parker November 2, 2009
ACROSS six pips DOWN charged atom
1 . Extend (out) 32. (K) On top of 1 . Coffee, in slang 26. (K) First ___ kit
4. Help a criminal 33. In a snit 2. (K) ___-friendly 27. Well-chosen
8. (K) Past form of 35. Unfashionable 3. (K) Those folks 28. (K) Water-
“is’’ 36. (K) Debate 4. (K) “Lights! testing digit
1 1 . (K) Fire residue side Camera! ___’’
29. (K) Opposite of
1 2. It’s offered in a 37. (K) Opposite of 5. Keep the turkey
hospital ma’am moist
31 . (K) Tooth doctor
1 3. (K) Worm 38. (K) Brussels ___ 6. Chapter in
product 41 . Inner soul history 34. (K) “___ Are My

Winters Heritage
1 4. (K) Letter 45. (K) Basketball 7. Place for a Sunshine’’
after U rim barbecue 35. Remove
1 5. Nicholas, for 46. Mental 8. (K) Strong weaponry from

House Museum one

1 6. “Nay!’’ sayer
48. Purge
9. Vocal range
37. (K) Bit of

hosts art club

1 7. (K) Deodorant 49. Give one’s 1 0. (K) Type of milk 38. (K) Tell’s
target approval 1 3. Consecrated partner?
1 9. Patternless 50. (K) Fly like an place 39. Jab playfully
By Rochelle A. Shenk the garden for inspiration there,”
Special Features Writer Nancy says. 21 . (K) Garden tool eagle 1 8. Xerox machine 40. (K) Dirt street
Winters Heritage House Mu- 22. (K) Joan of ___ 51 . (K) Dinosaur output
Winters Heritage House Mu- seum also is home to the Heri- 42. All hands on
23. (K) Workers’ origin 20. (K) “How ___
seum in Elizabethtown is host- tage Artisans Guild, a co-op of deck?
group 52. (K) Become you?’’
ing a Saturday Art Club for teens 17 artisans from Elizabethtown 43. (K) Not low
and adults. and surrounding areas. These lo- 26. Film or cell man and wife 23. (K) American
Nancy Landis, program man- cal artisans focus on historical material 53. Tenure Olympic team 44. Experiencing
ager and a certified art teacher, trades, crafts, and art forms done 30. (K) Chimney 54. (K) Who, what, 24. “No’’ from jitters
explained that the club, which in both traditional and contem- buildup France 47. (K) Female
is held from 10 a.m. to noon on porary manners. when, where
Saturdays, began in the spring. Art forms represented by the 31 . (K) Cue with and ___ 25. (K) Electrically deer
“It’s a very casual group. We group include wood carving,
Can you find the answer to this
welcome anybody who is inter- painting, weaving, gourd art, riddle within the solved puzzle?
ested in either learning about or leatherwork, fraktur, oil painting,
seeking to refine their skills in porcelain painting, ironwork,
pencil sketching, painting and handspun and dyed yarns, felt- Who’s a joint tenant?
crafts. There’s no set curriculum. ing, embroidery, knitting, fabric
We want to base the workshops painting, restored and framed tin Look for the answer in next weeks’s paper.
on the desires of participants. ceiling tiles and jewelry, book
We can supplement what a stu- illustrating and writing, and al- PREVIOUS PUZZLE ANSWER
dent may learn in art class by paca fiber art.
providing an additional opportu- “If there’s an area of interest,
nity to explore a specific area of we can call on one of the artisans
interest,” she says. to work with the Saturday Art
So far participants have Club,” Nancy explains.
worked on pencil sketching and Participation in the Saturday
will progress to watercolors. art club is free and open on a
The living history museum drop-in basis. Occasionally a
is housed in two restored log minimal supply fee, not to ex-
houses dating to 1750 and 1812. ceed $4, will be charged.
The grounds also feature an herb Winters Heritage House Mu-
garden. seum will also host a Children’s
“What’s nice about hosting Story Hour for children ages 4 to Previous riddle answer:
an art class here is that there are 6 on Friday, December 10. Ses- Middle ear?
so many neat places in the mu- sions are offered at 9:30 a.m., 4 A) Cob
seum to sketch. We can set up a - continued on page 11 © 2009 Universal Uclick
still life inside or go outside to
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Mom confessions
probably not too far out of the We know our kids are happy,
ordinary. healthy and they are all well
Moms confessed to letting taken care of. Most of the time.
By Maureen Leader We heard about moms who lied their children stay in the car in And they know we love them.
Special Features Writer to their kids. the driveway if they had fallen Most of the time. So to the moms
We heard all kinds of stories asleep on the way home. out there who have similar stories
Any mother who has been from all kinds of moms. We Moms confessed to sometimes to share but wouldn’t dare share,
mothering for at least 10 heard stories from moms with being too tired to change a wet know you are not alone.
minutes knows it is impossible babies and toddlers all the way sheet in the middle of the night, Moms worldwide have the
to be perfect. Things get lost up to moms of teenagers. But to lying to their children about same kinds of confessions. And
or forgotten. Tempers flare and the one thing we heard over and seeing them do their dive at the the best part of all is most of the
things are said. Punishments over again was they didn’t want pool. time our children don’t know.
are thrown sometimes unfairly. anyone else to know their little Moms confessed to serving They don’t know that we are
Clothes don’t always get washed secrets. the easiest — not the healthiest cutting corners because we’re
in time and sometimes we are The one thing these moms of dinners. These confessions exhausted or we’re having a bad
just too tired or lazy or both and had in common besides that they were by no means scandalous day. They don’t know that their
we have to take short cuts from had confessions was that they and they certainly didn’t require cupcakes are store bought or that
time to time. did not want to confess them at a call to social services. But June their socks were just pulled out spoke to a all. They were all embarrassed, Cleaver (or your mother-in-law) of the hamper.
number of Lancaster moms who ashamed and thought they were would raise an eyebrow. They don’t know, they don’t
had plenty of “true confessions.” the only ones who had ever made books full of pages and pages of But so what? care and they love us!
We heard stories about children a mistake or had gotten lazy in stories. Some stories will shock
being forgotten and not picked
up. We heard about missed social
events, birthday cakes bought
their mothering.
These moms were wrong
to be concerned about their
you. Some will make you laugh
out loud. But a lot of these stories
may give you a secret “me, too”
9-1-1 and your child
Explain the purpose of 9-1- emergency. The child is learning
at the grocery store at the last missteps. Because they are not moment. 1. It is a method of contacting only in case Mom or Dad can’t
minute, lost tempers and over the only ones… they are not Now the children in these the police, fire department or get to the phone.
the top groundings in the heat of alone. A quick Google search confessions were never abused, ambulance when there is an Discuss the buttons on the
the moment. lists web site after web site of they were never in danger and emergency only. An emergency phone. Show the child how to
We also heard about moms everywhere confessing they were never unloved. Some is when Mom, Dad or someone push them in the right order.
inappropriate language (from the their deepest darkest secrets from of the stories were funny, some else in the house is hurt and Make sure the child knows his
moms) and gross shortcuts on the deepest pit of motherhood. were sad and some were gross. can’t get up; there is a fire; or the or her full name and address. This
cleaning, cooking and wiping. There are web sites, blogs and But they were all real and police are needed, like if there is is something many kindergartners
a burglar or a bad fight. are urged to know.

I’m bored Art club Indicate that the adults in

the house will dial the phone
Roll-play with the child. Go
over instances that are emergencies
whenever possible if there is an and non-emergencies.
- continued from page 8 to observe the sun through - continued from page 10
the museum’s telescope in the 10:45 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. Retired
just $8 after 5 p.m. observatory.


teachers Romaine Campbell and
Barbara Eberly and children’s li-
brarian Mary Anne Stanley lead
Women’s Fashion Jewelry
The Maryland Science Center I remember exhibits like the the program. It offers a chance
has presented assembly programs ones in Newton’s Alley from to encounter local history, join
at my daughters’ school for museums I visited as a child, so in a craft or activity, hear a story
years, so they were eager to this trip had a nostalgic element about traditions or events from
see the place in person. The for me. I loved watching my long ago, and sample foods that
creative and fun exhibits did not daughters see classic exhibits — pertain to what they’ve learned.
disappoint. My oldest daughter like using a pulley to lift yourself Cost for Story Hour is $2 per
loved exploring models of the off the ground in a chair — for child, adults are free and should
parts of a cell (although this the first time. My only regret plan to stay. Pre-registration re-
exhibit grossed out my youngest was that we did this museum quired.
child). For my younger one, last after a full day in Baltimore, For further information con-
lying on a bed of nails made a big so by the time the planetarium tact Nancy Landis at 367-4672.
impression, as did the “whisper show rolled around, it was hard Information about Winters Heri-
disks” that allowed her to talk to
my husband by whispers across
for me to keep my eyes open.
We’re definitely going back, but
tage House Museum is available
at www.elizabethtownhistory.
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