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HVP - Feb. 2014

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The times are a-changin' 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 MY family 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 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 6 Hudson Valley Parent n February 2014 F amily life sure has Blogger roundup changed over the Hudson Valley Parent last 20 years. We features some excellent now have wireless Interbloggers on our website, net, tablets, smartphones, and we want to make flatscreens, digital camersure you know all about as — the list goes on. My them. This month, we've 6-year-old recently asked featured a roundup of a me what my family used few of our favorite recent to have that we don't have blog entries, and I encouranymore, and I really age you to visit hvparent. Editor's enjoyed the trip down com daily to read the Journal memory lane. I told her latest from our talented about typewriters, record bloggers. players (and cassette playCamp guide ers and even CD players), Polaroid What better way to beat the wincameras and phones with cords. I ter blahs than planning for summer told her how we used to ride in the camp? Many of our local camps be"way back" on car trips and how I gin registration soon, so make sure was home sick for two weeks in the to check our annual Camp Guide third grade because of the chicken beginning on page 12. See a camp pox. She was wide-eyed as though I was describing another world, which you already love? Make sure to visit our online Camp Guide at hvparent. I guess I was. com and a write a review for your As Hudson Valley Parent celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, fellow Hudson Valley parents. we want to hear from you: What Cleaning house are some of the biggest changes in One of my absolute favorite family life since you were a kid? quotes about housekeeping comes What do you miss from the "good from Phyllis Diller: "Cleaning your old days"? What are you happy to house while your kids are still growsee in the past? Visit us on Facebook ing is like shoveling the sidewalk or email me with your comments at before it stops snowing." — we'd When it comes to keeping a tidy love to feature them in an upcoming house amid the chaos of toys, artissue. work, laundry, and more toys (why Queen of the kitchen are there so many tiny pieces?!), I often feel like Sisyphus rolling that This month we are profiling boulder up a hill only to watch it Kingston mother and founder of the come rolling down again. As someQueens Galley food pantry, Diane one who is easily overwhelmed Reeder. After an illness, Diane was by the enormity of the task, I was faced with the challenge of feeding thrilled to read Laura Lane's tips on her family of five with only $12.50 keeping sane and keeping my home a week. She shares her remarkable tidy in 20 minutes a day. How do journey of overcoming food insecurity and hardships to helping other you keep your house in order? Email families in need. me and let me know! KATY WEBER

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