A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men,women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. ~Ogden Nash
Common cold notwithstanding,Ogden Nash pretty much nailed thedefnition o a amily. Let’s ace it,almost everyone belongs to a one –whether it is a “nuclear” amily or anextended amily that includesgrandparents, aunts or uncles.In act, amily sometimes encompasses“ound’ members – exchange students,riends or neighbours who have woventhemselves so tightly into the abric oour lives, they’ll be there orever. Andoten, amily does indeed embrace ourpets – animals who love us sounreservedly that they come toown a piece o our hearts.These are the beings we becomebound to by blood or love. And thesepeople – this amily – is the oundationon which we build our lives.Oh - we argue with them, we disagreeand - yes - we disapprove o themsometimes too. Ater all, they leavethe lid o the toothpaste, drop wettowels on the bed and orget toeed the cat. They oten take us orgranted, tease us mercilessly and try totell us what to do. But they are amilyand they’re usually there when we needthem – just as we try to be there whenthey need us.And rustrating though they may besometimes, amily keeps us grounded,gives us purpose, provides us withcontinuity in our lives.Family Matters is a magazine thatcelebrates this connection. We wantto fnd ways to support the amiliesaround us, share inormation with themand make lives a little easier.In this – our frst issue – we’ve tried topresent a wide range o general topicsthat will be useul or every or peopleo all ages. And we’ve spotlighted somegreat stories that talk to amilyconnections and supporting the amily.We hope you enjoy this issue as muchas we enjoyed putting it together oryou. Feel ree to spread the word aboutus & keep a lookout or our secondissue, which will be coming out in theall. And we welcome your suggestionsand your eedback. You can contact usat firstname.lastname@example.org.Have a great summer!
Tweens & Teens
A Green Lie
Running O At The Mouth:The semi-coherent ramblingso a slightly twisted mind.
SPRING / SUMMER
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