Girls on the GLOW and Teen Tri ~ Registration Info

The Mullica Hill Women’s Tri Club offers two great programs for young girls in our community and registration is now open for the upcoming season. 

Girls on the GLOW

Girls on the GLOWGirls on the GLOW is open to all girls in grades 1-6 and focuses on building endurance and strength as well as building character and confidence. G.L.O.W. stands for Grow, Learn, Offer, and Work, which is what the girls are expected to do at each and every practice.  The goal is for every girl to discover her inner GLOW that comes from achieving a goal, as an individual and as a team, through effort, determination and cooperation.

The participants are encouraged to attend weekly practices and take part in the various events and seminars offered throughout the season.  There will even be opportunities for some mother/daughter quality time on our calendar, too.  GLOW offers a spring session and a fall session.

Registration is now open!  Membership is available through the Mullica Hill Women’s Triathlon Club and the fee for membership is $30 for the spring session.  To register,  click here.  Each participant will receive a Girls on the GLOW t-shirt, a journal, a water bottle, invitations to our special events, and admission to our signature GLOW Runs.

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Teen Tri is also a facet of the Mullica Hill Women’s Tri Club and is a program designed to empower young women in grades 7-12.  The club provides training opportunities for traditional athletes who are looking to do a triathlon but also provides activities and events for non-traditional athletes who are more interested in having fun and simply being active.  Teen Tri wants to show that being a girl means you can do anything.  It is a great organization that helps to create strong athletes, strong friendships and strong women.

Teen Tri membership is $25 for the year.  Each member will get a MHWTC tee shirt and an invitation to all rides, runs, swims and special events throughout the year. Teen Tri registration is now open for 2016.

A Teen Tri  information session will be held on Monday, February 29th at 6:30 at Clearview High School in the LGI.  Click here to RSVP for this event. To register for Teen Tri, click here.

For additional information on either program or to lend your support as a mentor please contact Dina Strachan at 


Introducing Raines Dental, Now Open in Mullica Hill

There’s a new dentist in town! MHM is excited to introduce Raines Dental, offering general and cosmetic dentistry and conveniently located at 4 Burton Lane in Mullica Hill (right behind Inspira  in the Tomlin Station Commerce Center.)

Raines Dental

Meet Dr. Jason Raines Dr. Jason Raines

Dr. Jason Raines was born and raised in Central New Jersey and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rutgers University, New Brunswick with a BA in Genetics. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from The University of Maryland Dental School, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery.

 “I take pride in the outcomes and appearance of my patients’ smiles…It is my goal to deliver dental care in a pain-free, gentle manner, with the potential of completely altering a patient’s perception of what dentistry is all about.”

Dr. Raines also participates with organizations such as “Give Kids a Smile” and “Dentistry From the Heart” providing free dentistry to those in need.  Outside of dentistry, Dr. Raines and his wife, Dr. Lauren Raines, enjoy spending time with their dog and family and staying active outdoors.


Raines Dental offers a full range of general dental treatments including fillings/restorations, bridges, crowns, sealants, dental implants and non-surgical root canals.  They also offer cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening, bonding and porcelain veneers.


Raines Dental

State of the Art Office

Take a tour here of the brand new Raines Dental office with a warm and inviting waiting room and comfortable treatment rooms featuring state of the art dental equipment.

Special Offer for New Patients:

new patientRaines Dental offers special pricing for New Patients:  

Free Teeth Whitening!

All patients with insurance get FREE take home whitening for a limited time with comprehensive exam, cleaning, and a complete set of X-rays!

$119 New Patient Exam

No insurance?  No worries!  For a limited time, all new patients without dental insurance are eligible for a cleaning, comprehensive exam, and four bitewing X-rays for only $119.00!

Your initial appointment usually will consist of a cleaning, an examination and review of your treatment options. Many treatments can be started the same day as the initial consultation and Raines Dental is an  in-network provider with most PPO dental insurance companies.

To schedule an appointment, please call 856-343-4020 and be sure tell them Mullica Hill Mom sent you!

For more information visit Raines Dental online at or


The Orthodontist’s Role in Recognizing Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a disorder where there is partial or complete blockage of the airway during sleep.   Children with OSA have repeated episodes of airway obstruction during sleep and may snore, gasp, snort or even stop breathing. This leads to slowing of the heart rate, brain arousal, a drop in blood oxygen level and disruption of sleep.  According to The American Academy of Otolaryngology approximately 10 percent of children snore regularly and up to 4 percent have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children

The National Sleep Foundation reports that children with OSA can be difficult to wake up, display morning irritability, suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness and have frequent morning headaches.  Additionally, these children are commonly inattentive and display disruptive behavior that can lead to school or social problems.   Many of the symptoms of OSA are similar to those of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.   In addition to the behavioral and social difficulties associated with OSA there are other consequences such as slowed growth and development, cardiovascular problems and increased risk for obesity.

Risk factors for OSA are:

  •  Enlarged tonsils and adenoids
  • Abnormalities of the jaws or tongue
  • Childhood obesity
  • Neuromuscular deficits such as Cerebral Palsy
  • Allergies or asthma

Orthodontists are in a unique position to recognize children who may suffer from OSA.  As certified specialists in the irregularities of the teeth and in the morphology of the jawbones, orthodontists understand the symptoms and characteristics of children with OSA can help identify patients at risk.  Also, orthodontists see their patients frequently and this repeated exposure puts them at an advantage when it comes to identifying the symptoms and distinct craniofacial indicators associated with OSA.

If you suspect OSA in your child be sure to alert your orthodontist.  She can determine whether your child may be at risk, discuss possible orthodontic corrections and refer your child to medical specialist for treatment.

If you have concerns about OSA in your child, Dr. Lempert provides complimentary orthodontic screenings for children in her Swedesboro office.  You can visit her website at to learn more about her practice.

Dr Lempert
Dr. Lempert graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Human Biology.   She received her Master of Science in Oral Biology Degree, Certificate in Orthodontics, and Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from Temple University School of Dentistry.

CrossFit HideOut ~ Opening Dec. 1st

There’s a brand new fitness center coming to town! CrossFit HideOut will open December 1st on Harmony Rd in Mickleton, right next to South Jersey Bullpen.  CrossFit HideOut welcomes individuals of all fitness levels and backgrounds.  Their mission is to create a fit and healthy community of people with strong work ethic inside and outside the gym.

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Cross Fit HideOut combines functional complex, movements with high intensity training for the ultimate workout.  They believe in an atmosphere of encouragement and acceptance and will help you push yourself to achieve your goals, no matter how big or small.

All memberships are monthly, with no hidden fees. Each class at Cross Fit HideOut is taught by a top notch coach who will not only work with you to achieve your fitness goals but also make sure you have fun while doing it!

Meet the Coaches

Owners Abby Graham and Dana Heinsen are both originally from Mullica Hill and graduated from Gloucester Catholic H.S.


Abby is a former D1 collegiate soccer player with Cross Fit Level 1 and 2 certifications.” I have to say that some of the best experiences I have had while coaching CrossFit is seeing all the hard work pay offEveryday I have the opportunity to make a difference and that is something that keeps me coming to work every day with a smile.”, says Abby.



Dana grew up playing softball, soccer, swimming and field hockey and is also Cross Fit Level 1 certified.  “After college, I was a serious endurance athlete, competing in a ton of triathlons, half marathons, and whatever else I could get into on the weekends,” says Dana. CrossFit made my times better! Strength and muscle endurance is an amazing thing.” 



Open House ~ Saturday Dec. 5th

Come to the Open House from 9 a.m to Noon on Dec. 5th to see the new facility, try out two of their classes (at 9am and 10am) and enjoy some food and refreshments afterwards.  Enter to win great prizes including s a free month unlimited membership.

The Founders Club promotion will be for the first 15 athletes to sign up. Each of these members will receive a discounted price of $135/month for unlimited membership and 10% off all future apparel For Life! To sign up  e-mail

Mullica Hill Mom Deal

Special Offer:  Get 20% off your first month membership when you mention Mullica Hill Mom.


CrossFit HideOut ~ 228 Harmony Rd, Mickleton, NJ,

Facebook:   CrossFit Hideout, Instagram:  @crossfithideout



Safe Routes Mullica Hill: Creating Safer Routes to Our Schools

Do you remember walking or biking to school as a kid? Can you imagine your HTS, PVS or Clearview student doing that today?  

There’s a new coalition in town that is trying to make that option a reality.

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Safe Routes Mullica Hill
Safe Routes Mullica Hillis a coalition of cyclists, runners, triathletes and community members advocating for change.  The goal of Safe Routes Mullica Hill is to promote walking and biking to school by creating safer routes between local communities and school grounds.  With the addition of proper signing, bike lanes, crosswalks and connected sidewalks, their mission is to create a “safe corridor” for bikers and walkers crossing Route 45, Colson Lane and Cedar Rd. (the areas surrounding our schools.)

The founder of Safe Routes Mullica Hill is John Trussell, Health and Physical Education teacher at Harrison Township School and avid cyclist.  Trussell says the coalition is first and foremost about the kids in the community.

“My dream is for our students to someday be able to walk / bike to school. Active commuting can have a huge trussellimpact on overall health and development” says Trussell.

“I think the students of Clearview, PVS, and HTS (with proper supervision of course) should at least have that option. It may take a few years to realize this dream and that’s fine with me, I am in this for the long haul.”

Walking and bicycling to school enables children to incorporate the regular physical activity they need each day while also forming healthy habits that can last a lifetime. Regular physical activity helps children build strong bones, muscles and joints, and it decreases the risk of obesity. 

You can help Safe Routes Mullica Hill make a difference in our community.  To join them in making the streets safer for all Mullica Hill residents, visit and spread the word to your friends and family.

‘Miracle in Progress’ Packages Make Unique Gifts


Are you having trouble deciding on a gift to give an expectant friend, family member or loved one? Forget about the traditional presents available at stores designed just for babies and go for something truly unique!  Local 4D Ultrasound Studio,  Miracle in Progress has a variety of packages to suit anyone’s needs. Each package is affordable and includes an elective ultrasound which is performed by the owner, Dana Krider,  a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer with extensive experience, particularly in the area of high-risk obstetrics.

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There is the Sneak A Peek 2D Package for those looking to introduce an expectant loved one to their impending arrival. It includes a 10-minute 2D scan and four printed keepsake photos for $55.

Priced at $90, the Pink or Blue – 2D Package offers pregnant women and their families the opportunity to get better acquainted with their “Miracle in Progress,” because it includes a gender determination as early as 16 weeks into a pregnancy! A 15-minute 2D scan, DVD  of the ultrasound in its entirety, five printed photos and a quick peek (at the little bundle of joy) in 3D/4D is also available as part of the package.

11148770_662217413911585_176616150722841499_nGive the gift of an instant connection virtual style with the Love at First Sight Package. It include a 15-minute 3D/4D session, DVD of the ultrasound session, a flash disk with unlimited images to print and share, six printed photos, as well as the opportunity to listen to the baby’s heartbeat. The cost is $145.

Provide the expectant parents and their family with a chance to say hello to their little miracle by presenting them with the Bundle of Joy – 3D/4D Package. It includes a 20-minute 3D/4D session, ultrasound DVD, a flash disk with unlimited images to print and share, six printed photos and a chance to hear the little one’s heartbeat. The package is priced at $175.

Help someone who is expecting create an everlasting bond between them and their baby through the So Much to Love Package. It includes a 30-minute 3D/4D scan, ultrasound DVD, flash disk with unlimited images to print and share, six printed photos, as well as an opportunity to hear the child’s heartbeat. A heartbeat bear is included free-of-charge. It costs $185.

Or you could surprise the lucky parents-to-be with a great deal, the exclusive Watch Me Grow Package. Broken down into two visits, it is the option with the best value and includes everything from the Quick Peek in 3D/4D and gender determination to the ultrasound DVD and free heartbeat bear! It is priced at $245.

For more information about Miracle in Progress, visit or call (609) 578-7923.

Written By: Victoria Williams

The Dangers of DIY Braces

Recent online advertising of DIY orthodontic treatment has resulted in some people turning to the Internet in the hope of a quick, cheap fix for their crooked teeth. Self cures like “gap bands” and self- administered clear aligners lack the supervision and guidance that is necessary for safe and effective movement of teeth.  

WATCH VIDEO: “The Expert Smile”

Moving teeth within jawbones is a science and relies on in-depth understanding of facial jawbone growth, the biomechanics of tooth movement, and bone physiology.   Additionally, orthodontists carefully review each patient’s medical history to see if it may influence how their body will respond to therapy. Unsupervised treatment could result in root shortening, tooth damage, or even tooth loss.  Check out this article showing how the use of a self-administered rubber band to try to close a gap resulted in damage to the gums and teeth:

In order to safely get the treatment results you desire it is important to seek the care of an orthodontist.  Orthodontists differ from general dentists in that they first complete 4 years of dental training and then continue their training in orthodontics for an additional 2-3 years.  Once a doctor has completed this added specialty training they are considered an orthodontist and are permitted membership in the American  Association of  Orthodontists (AAO).

Why an Orthodontist

WATCH VIDEO: “Why an Orthodontist?”

Dr. Susan Lempert

Dr. Susan Lempert is a local orthodontist and a member of the American Association of Orthodontists.   Dr. Lempert attributes the success of her patients’ orthodontic treatment and the quality of her results to the mutual trust between her and her patients. Patients of Dr. Lempert believe in the quality of her specialty care and understand that it is a service that has value in their lives.

Many people desire straight teeth but do-it-yourself straightening is not a wise choice.  It is dangerous and ineffective.  For this healthcare procedure it is best to step away from the lure of DIY Internet videos and contact Dr. Lempert.  She will arrange for a complimentary orthodontic evaluation and discuss treatment options in a way that fits your needs and budget.

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For more information about Dr. Lempert and her practice you can visit her website at:


What will your “Miracle in Progress” be?


Are you expecting and just can’t wait to find out what you’re having? No problem. Dana Krider can help!

Krider is the owner and operator of Miracle in Progress, a Mullica-Hill based 4D Ultrasound Studio. It offers expectant parents and their families the opportunity to find out if they’re having a boy or girl much sooner than normal with the purchase of the Pink or Blue? Either Will Do 2D Package.

With this particular package clients receive the option of a gender reveal as soon as 16 weeks into the pregnancy. It also includes a 15-minute 2D scan, DVD of the entire ultrasound, CD with 10 to 15 images, five printed photographs, a quick peek in 3D/4D and the ability to hear the baby’s heartbeat. The price is $90, plus tax.

“I particularly love doing gender reveals … there’s a lot of excitement in the room, said Krider, who is a registered diagnostic medical sonographer with three children of her own.

The experience is designed to be enjoyable. Participation from all that attend – including children – is made possible with the help of a large projector screen. Because it is an elective ultrasound, it should not, however, take the place of a medical ultrasound, Krider said in a recent interview by phone.

And in some cases, a positive identification of the baby’s gender may not be possible because of how they are positioned at the time of the ultrasound. If a gender determination cannot be made at the time of a regularly scheduled appointment, clients are given the option of returning for a second visit one week later at absolutely no cost.

“Everyone has a vision of how they want to find out or how they want it to be and I just try and accommodate and make it happen for them,” she said.

Krider also offers a Watch Me Grow package for clients wanting more of an indulgent experience. It is split into two sessions and is available for $200, plus tax. Session one includes a gender determination, 15-minute 2D scan, quick peek in 3D/4D, six printed photographs, DVD of the entire ultrasound session, CD of 10 to 15 images and a chance to listen to the baby’s heartbeat. Session two includes a 30-minute 3D/4D scan, six printed images, DVD of the entire ultrasound session, CD of 10 to 15 images and the ability to hear the baby’s heartbeat.

Have an idea you’d like to incorporate into your appointment to make it extra special? Share them with Krider!  “I really cater to what the clients want.”

Mullica Hill Mom Deal

Special offer for MHM Readers:  Get $15 off any package of $100 or more when you mention Mullica Hill Mom.


For more information of Miracle in Progress or to schedule an appointment, visit or call 609-578-7923.

By:Victoria Williams



Miracle in Progress offers unique experience

Are you looking to connect with your child in a unique way? Well, thanks to the savvy skills of Dana Krider, a registered diagnostic medical sonographer, pregnant women in and around South Jersey can now bond with their little one while they are still inside the tummy! She helps mothers-to-be get better acquainted with their unborn children by performing elective 3D and 4D ultrasounds at the Miracle in Progress 4D Ultrasound Studio based in Mullica Hill.

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Krider received specialized training that covers the gamut of sonography, but favors obstetric and cardiac sonography the most and is experienced in high risk obstetrics. She treats clients to a first-rate experience, complete with personal attention, from start to finish! It is designed to be enjoyable for all that attend, including children. To prepare for this memorable experience, it is recommended that expectant mothers consume lots of water about three days before their scheduled appointment. This will help amniotic fluid in the body reach an optimum level and clarity, improving chances of producing sharp, visually pleasing images at the time of the ultrasound.

Best of all, Krider offers several budget-friendly packages to help clients decide which option is best for them! Available options include a Sneak A Peek Package. It gives clients the opportunity to listen to their baby’s heartbeat.  There is also the Watch Me Grow Package. It includes two sessions over the course of two visits and features the option of determining the baby’s gender. Packages start at just $50! Gift certificates, heartbeat bears and more are also available.

For more information about Miracle in Progress and the packages available, visit or call (609) 578-7923.

Written By Victoria Williams




Goliathon Obstacle Challenge ~ May 16th

The Goliathon obstacle challenge will take place on Saturday, May 16th at the Gloucester County Fairgrounds in Mullica Hill.  The four mile course includes over 25 obstacles designed to cater to a wide range of participants, regardless of ability.  This non-profit event is open to teams and individual participants ages 10 and up and its mission is to bring aid to those in need around the world.


The Course

The Goliathon course consists of different types of obstacles designed for everyone from beginners to experienced athletes.  The regular obstacles, both fun and challenging, are the same for all participants.  The Goliathon obstacles are grouped into three tiers – and participants can choose the tier that’s right for them as they arrive at each obstacle.  G1 obstacles are easiest and intended for younger or less experienced participants.  G2 obstacles are more challenging and cater to obstacle enthusiasts.  The most extreme G3 obstacles will test even elite athletes.  In fact, anyone who completes all G3 obstacles will be featured on and gain free entry into the next event.  Are you up for the challenge?

The Cause

Goliathon’s founders are a group of friends in our community who combined their love of mud runs and healthy competition with their desire to make an impact in the lives of those in need around the world.  Right now 800 million people in the world (that’s one in nine!) don’t have access to clean drinking water. In order to help meet this basic human need, Goliathon has chosen to support charity: water, a non-profit organization bringing safe, clean drinking water to people in developing countries.


All proceeds from the 2014 events are funding clean water systems for schools in Bangladesh and Nepal. Proceeds from the upcoming May event will fund water projects in Nepal and Ethiopia and will be in memory of Luke Horton, son of Goliathon co-founder Doug Horton, who died unexpectedly in his sleep last November.


The Details

Individuals or teams ready to take on the Goliathon challenge can Register Here.  The registration cost for participants ages 15 an older is $97 from now through May  13th and $107 on race day (May 16th.)  Kids ages 10-14 can register for $45, as long as they are accompanied by an adult throughout the race. For FAQ’s, videos of the obstacles and lots more, visit