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Dave and Kelsey Moyer and two of their children in February. (Courtesy of Kelsey Moyer)
What Does the Expanded Child Tax Credit Mean for Pennsylvania Families?

More than 2.3 million children—90% of all children under 18 in Pennsylvania—will benefit from the expansion of the child tax credit.

Illustrated kids' guide to holidays in the pandemic.
This Year Is Different: A Kids’ Guide to the Holidays

If you're having trouble helping your children understand why the holidays are a little different because of the coronavirus, read this with them.

Despite their service to the country, the US military has not been spared the economic ravages of the pandemic and hunger has soared among military families, according to reports.
Almost 40% of Military Families Are Struggling to Put Food on the Table

Despite their service, military families have not been spared the economic ravages of the pandemic and food insecurity is reportedly soaring.

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SNAP Applications Are Spiking. Advocates Say Congress Needs to Expand the Program Now.

Pennsylvania counties are seeing a surge of food insecurity. In Philadelphia, it has increased from 16.3% in 2018 to 21.8% this year. Rural areas are affected, too: In Elk County, it's at 15.9% (up from 9.9% in 2018).

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These Small Businesses Take Care of Your Children. Who’s Taking Care of Them During the Pandemic?

“I’m trying to carry on here every day. I’m coming in at 6:30 every morning and I’m here until 5:30 in the evening. I’m the owner and director, I’m here all the time, and I have a family at home to worry about as well."

Two-year-old Aissatou Barry accompanies her father to vote at an early voting center at Union Market October 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
An Expert’s Tips on Parenting During This Election—and Its Aftermath

“There are so many aspects of life out of our control right now, so focusing your energy on things in your control can help reduce anxiety and improve your overall well-being."

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center in Wilmington, Del.
Parents Would Get an Extra $300 a Month Under Biden’s Pandemic Plan

The new plan from Joe Biden builds on what House Democrats passed back in May.