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It’s May! And while no one is rushing to dance around the May Pole, April showers have certainly brought the beautiful flowers, not to mention the leaves on the trees and the nice green grass. May is a fun month filled with baseball, biking and barbecues. Families are gathering for parties — Mother’s Day festivities and the start of graduation time. And everyone knows that summer is right around the corner, when Memorial Day serves a dual purpose — the most important of which is remembering those who died while serving their country in the military, and secondly it’s the unofficial start of summer. Connecticut Parent Magazine is parading out this phenomenal issue to keep you on top of everything you need to know to make May marvelous.
It’s definitely party time. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, graduation, mom, or just want to have fun, there’s a lot that goes into the planning. And you want to make it as special as the honoree. Not to worry, the bi-annual Party Spectacular is here! Looking for magicians, inflatables, live animals or more? It’s all here. Want to have your gathering out of the house? Try bowling, an amusement park, museums, modeling, gym, sports and more. There is an option for every interest and age group that will make your party, well, spectacular! While you are planning the party of a lifetime for your child, everyone can take advantage of the opportunity to learn some important lessons.
Moms take center stage this month, and it’s a well-deserved honor. Just for fun, there is a quiz to determine “What Kind of Mom Are You?” Of course, no one fits into just one category! But one thing is for certain, moms have to take care of themselves. Start with the heart (because moms have the biggest hearts of all) and learn the importance of protecting and taking care of this vital organ. From diet and exercise to kicking bad habits, learn how to live a heart-smart life.
This month is also the last chance to sign your kids up for a summer program. There are local day programs that offer lots of options, from science, to athletic to all around camps, that offer some great choices to keep your kids active and interested all summer long. And, make sure you check out the Camp Directory to help you make that final decision.
Everyone at Connecticut Parent Magazine wants to wish all moms a wonderful Mother’s Day, and everyone past and present in the military a great big thank you! We appreciate each and every one of you.