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From The Heart

With this, the 25-year anniversary edition of Families First Monthly, it’s time for me to say goodbye.

I started this publication when I was 39. My message to anyone who thinks close to 40 is too late to start a new path: it’s not. Amazing things can happen, especially if you are doing something you love and are passionate about. I had help from wonderful people along the way.

I am pleased to have presented a publication with quality stories and columns by creative and knowledgeable people. Topics varied from fun places to visit, to sometimes difficult subjects like alcoholism or homelessness. Families are unique in their makeup and I hoped to include everyone.

I could not possibly thank everyone who helped with this publication along the way. I just feel grateful to them. When I look back, I see what a big undertaking creating Families First Monthly was. I managed to get through some difficult years both financially and in my personal life.

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Laura Lee Kalchik

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