Hudson Valley Parent

HVP - January 2014

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Twenty years and growing Publisher TERRIE GOLDSTEIN Editor KATY WEBER Media Advisor ROANNE PATTERSON Media Coordinator LAUREN SIMONETTI Special Projects Coordinator MERLYN AKHTAR Administrative Assistant ALLYSON KIRSTEIN Social Media Coordinators ERIN JOHNSON GLORIA DARMANIN Web Ad Designer CRAIG CHIN Layout & Design ENGLE PRINTING also publishers of MY family baby The HUDSON VALLEY GUIDE 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 H appy New Year love of reading? Sarah from Hudson Coppola reviews some Valley Parent! of our region's best This year we are proud kid-friendly bookstores, to be celebrating our complete with magical 20th anniversary, and nooks, train tables and we have a lot of excitcozy kid-sized chairs to reing new features in the lax on a cold winter's day. works. Orange Rhinos For starters, we are Have I ever yelled at introducing a brand new my kids? Yes. Am I proud feature entitled "I am a Editor's of this fact? No way. Hudson Valley Parent." Journal Is there anything I can Each month we profile a do about it? Definitely. parent in our region who When a blogger started the Orange is making a difference in the comRhino Challenge, her commitment munity. If you know someone you'd like to nominate, please e-mail to stop yelling at her kids grew nationwide recognition and sparked me at local support groups throughout the or visit us at country. Writer Dawn Green checks imahvpnominee. in with members of the Hudson All nominees must live or work Valley chapter of Orange Rhinos, in the mid-Hudson Valley (Orange, moms who are committed to findUlster, Sullivan or Dutchess counties), and must be a parent to a child ing alternatives to yelling. Top o' the morning 18 years of age or younger. One of my (many) new year's Curl up with a book resolutions this year is to find ways Looking for great places to stay to reduce the morning craziness warm and encourage your child's during the week. Why does the task of getting two kids fed, dressed and out the door with their lunches always make me feel like I'm a drill sergeant herding cats in a tornado? We have some great tips this month on mastering the morning madness, and I hope you'll find them as inspiring and motivating as I do. KATY WEBER Let it snow! 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. A MEMBER OF Lucas Laidlaw, 5, loves to visit The Golden Notebook in Woodstock. 6 Hudson Valley Parent n January 2014 We've already had our fair share of the white stuff this winter, so make sure to check out our great ideas for things to do in the snow with your kids. I especially love the idea of building a snow castle and using little plastic people or animals to play in it!

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