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Quick Tips – Photography

Photography “Make sure your photographer uses archival paper such as Kodak Endura.  It is not unheard of for your pictures to be in your family for 50-100 years.  Most pictures are digital and the files could be archived.  Ask your photographer about their plan for archiving.” –Lisa Solomon of Lisa …

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The Ultimate Summer Camp Experience

By Robyn B. Engelson Summer always comes upon us so quickly. Many questions go through our head. What am I going to do with my child? What summer camp am I sending them to? What interests does my child have? Any new interests? Does my child want to try new …

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Holiday Travel with Children

Tips Provided by:     Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go. During this time of year, we plan and prepare our family visits, dinner meals and gift-giving and forget one of the most important things – preparing for holiday travel with children. Whether you …

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Vegetarian Chili

Serves 4 1 medium jalapeno pepper, diced 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 medium yellow onions, chopped (about 2 cups) 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (about 1 cup) 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 can (14 ½ ounces) whole tomatoes ¼ cup no-salt-added tomato paste 1 can (8 ½ ounces) red …

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It Takes a Parent, Not a Pushover

How the Culture of Pushover Parenting is Hurting Our Kids – and What to Do About It By Betsy Hart Book review by Nancy Taylor “Somebody needs a nap!” Sound familiar? Put the words ‘raising great kids’ into Amazon.com and you find quite a number of resources. Ask many parents …

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Press Releases

FAMILY Magazine Wins National Awards from AFCP FAMILY Magazine Wins Regional Awards from MACPA FAMILY Gives $ 2,000 FAMILY Magazine Kicks-Off 20th Year in Publishing with a Brand New Look FAMILY Magazine Evaluates Educational Toys FAMILY Gives $1,000 FAMILY Magazine Gives Readers a New Way to Gain Information Using Their …

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A Walk Down Memory Lane

By Robin Lundgren As the end of another school year approaches, help kids showcase their fondest memories with a Memory Collage. This easy project allows kids to define meaningful events in a creative way. Provide your child with photos, magazines and memorabilia to use for the collage. If your child …

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Choo-Choo Soul: Disney Favorites

Choo-Choo Soul: Disney Favorites I was interested in the “Choo-Choo Soul: Disney Favorites” collection, sung with an “urban” twist, for two reasons: 1) my two-year-old is just developing an obsession with Disney shows and movies and 2) we like to sing in the car to keep her occupied, so new …

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Healthy Habits Week Launches Nationwide in D.C. Schools

Back-to-school season is upon us, and in recognizing the importance of keeping students healthy in the classroom, recently appointed National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) president Otha Thornton wants to excite students about returning to school and educate them on hygiene practices in a new, stimulating approach. The PTA and National …

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