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2 Hudson Valley Parent n Spring 2020 A word from HVP Publisher TERRIE GOLDSTEIN Editor KAREN MASERJIAN SHAN Executive Assistant LESLIE CORTES Media Advisor MARY ZAK Hudson Valley Parent is published monthly by: The Professional Image Marketing & Public Relations Inc. 174 South Street • Newburgh, NY 12550 Phone: 845-562-3606 • Fax: 845-562-3681 This publication is copyrighted by the publisher. Reproduction without written permission of the publisher is prohibited. Hudson Valley Parent welcomes submissions, although we cannot accept responsibility for work submitted nor guarantee publication. With the onset of social distancing and other chal- lenges of COVID-19, finding balance can seem more elusive than ever. Yet managing what can feel like a large scope of es- sential priorities for each family member while coping with unexpected stresses might be a little easier when work, homeschooling and household concerns are bal- anced with lighter moments. This issue looks at having fun with your kids with family craft nights, where everyone does creative proj- ects together, like making something new from what's on hand in different, inventive ways. The issue also features a story on digitods, that is, youngsters that use technology. The devices are a great way to have fun and learn, but balance in how often they're used matters. also publishers of MY family Karen Maserjian Shan editor This issue looks at having fun with your kids, with family craft nights where everyone does creative projects together And, while bringing home a new baby can rock a family's balance, as you'll see in Meagan Ruffing's piece, involving your youngsters in the big arrival and baby's care can ease the transition and help steady a family's dynamic. Maintaining balance isn't always possible, but it's been my experience that taking small steps to steady off-kilter periods helps reduce stress and increase enjoyment. And that's good.

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