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January 2017

Happy New Year! 2016 took everyone on a wild ride, so I think we all hope life quiets down a little in 2017! But each year brings with it a new beginning and a hope for a brighter future and a better tomorrow. It’s time for a clean slate — what will be written on it over the next 12 months is anyone’s guess — hopefully it will be filled with fun family adventures with lots of time spent with loved ones. Connecticut Parent Magazine is looking pretty exciting in 2017, too! The New Year brings with it a new look — all glossy and shiny for a sparkly year! We hope you like the makeover as much as we enjoyed creating all of the new design work!

The ball has dropped, but that doesn’t mean that you have to drop the ball when it comes to making some lifestyle changes. You can start your own count down to make this your best year yet. If one of your resolutions is to get fit in 2017, you don’t have to go it alone. Learn how one mom started a friendly competition among her gal pals — and they all became winners by losing!

Filled with new beginnings, January is the perfect time to celebrate newborns and all things maternity. This is our annual birthing issue containing an easy-to-follow reference guide that features 25 health care providers and what they offer new moms and dads.

This month is traditionally dreary and cold. What can you do to lift your spirits? Think summer of course! This is the start of our camp directory featuring listings of summer programs that will be a perfect fit for any child. You can also learn why a summer camp experience is a win-win for everyone. And if you want to look even further into the future it’s also time to start planning for the 2017-18 school year! There are lots of choices, including charter and magnet schools, and lottery application deadlines are right around the corner.

Even though the snow might be piling up, it’s time to venture out and say goodbye to cabin fever. Check out all the great events and activities that are waiting for you in the Family Fun Calendar.

From everyone at Connecticut Parent Magazine, we hope your New Year shines brightly for all 365 days!


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