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About Families First Monthly

Families First Monthly is a Resource for Parents published 6 times a year in Traverse City, Michigan. Inside you will find a Calendar of Events; Film Reviews; Arts, Crafts, and Hobbies; Book Reviews; Nutrition and Recipes; Health and Human Interest; Area Attractions; Family Counseling and Much Much More!

From the Publisher

Putting together this publication is still enjoyable for me. I like how I find the stories and how the stories often find me. We have had so many wonderful things to cover over the years. When I started Families First Monthly it was intended to be a resource for parents and families. I also knew there would be stories that could appeal to those who were not parents as well. I have been pleased to have created something, (with the help of some creative people) that has been a part of the greater Grand Traverse Area since May of 2000.

Publisher Bio

Laura Lee Kalchik is a native of Northport Michigan. She enjoyed being raised there and appreciate living in this beautiful area as a parent. She has three boys in their 30’s, a daughter-in-law, two grandsons and a granddaughter. She and her husband – Associate Editor Joe Thatcher – live in a charming older home in Northport and find the beauty every day.

Personal note

I am very happy to have a publication that covers a wide variety of topics. I have been a married stay at home mom, a single working mom with shared time with my boys, a stepmom and an empty nest parent. I know first hand that there are many kinds of families. Our stories address important issues for parents of all kinds. The columns in Families First Monthly are excellent. The writers and designers for this publication are the best.

 

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A Personal Note

I am very happy to have a publication that covers a wide variety of topics. I have been a married stay at home mom, a single working mom with shared time with my boys, a stepmom and an empty nest parent. I know first hand that there are many kinds of families. Our stories address important issues for parents of all kinds. The columns in Families First Monthly are excellent. The writers and designers for this publication are the best.  Thanks for reading.

Love, Life, Laughter

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The Way of Things

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On the Sandy Bottom

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