April/May issue is now out on stands!
Birthdays have been on my mind lately.
By the time the next issue publishes at the end of May, I’ll hit the “Big 3-0.” I’ve heard many people dread this transition from 20s to 30s. Surprisingly, I’m not too panicked by this number. It’s been on my mind, though, since my wife loves to remind me – frequently, and with some degree of glee – of my soon-to-be age.
I’ve also been thinking about my kids’ ages more and more. My daughter just turned 5 – another milestone – and my son has until this June to get out of the “terrible two” stage. (I’m sure, once he turns 3, that all of his inclinations to pester his sister and mother will be completely dissolved. It’s all a numbers game, after all. …Anyone buying this?)
Even if we make more out of numbers than we ought to, each birthday is a transition that should be recognized and honored. Celebrated.
Which brings me to one of this issue’s themes: birthday party ideas. And do we have you covered!
You’ll find tons of birthday party resources: check out all the information compiled on 22 venues around the area, plus information on businesses that will help you get all the birthday “stuff” you’re looking for. We also have a number of birthday party themes to help get you started. Please share with us your birthday party details!
April is Autism Awareness month, so we’ve included two features about local families who are living with the condition. And, since this is the spring issue, we’ve got plenty of details on events that will get you moving outside and enjoying the turning weather.
As usual, visit this website for updated calendar events and the latest installment from our resident blogger and dad of three, Scott Mayes. (Scott has included a little birthday advice in this edition, too.)
We’d love to hear from you, so if you have questions or ideas, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to friend us on Facebook, too.
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