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The New Chapter
I am very excited to be the new publisher of CT Kids and Family!
Each time one of my children have entered kindergarten, I have looked for something more to take on. Kindergarten for me is a milestone where the kids have gained enough independence so they no longer need me for absolutely everything. When my twins reached this turning point, my daughter was born and I was plenty busy. With my now 8 ½ year old, we brought a cute little puppy into the family (need I say more!). As my youngest embarked on her school journey, I turned my focus to my career and added hours and responsibilities with CT Kids and Family! As my baby entered first grade and my twins embarked on middle school this fall, my kids asked what I was going to do now. My husband feared it would be another dog (we have two already!) but I surprised them all with my new plan. I am pleased to announce that I am now the very proud owner and publisher of CT Kids and Family and I am beyond excited for this new chapter in my life!
“To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” – Thomas Watson, Sr. This quote is how I feel about CT Kids and Family. I can honestly say “I love it”! I thoroughly enjoy building wonderful relationships with our advertisers, meeting many enthusiastic readers/followers at events and helping to make a difference by joining organizations like St Jude Research Hospital in their work to make a difference in the lives of children and families! My passion is making life easier for moms, dads, grandparents and caregivers by promoting our amazing advertisers and supporting great organizations that serve families. I will continue to grow CT Kids and Family with each of you in mind.
I would like celebrate this new beginning by inviting all of our readers, followers, advertisers and friends to join CT Kids and Family at the St. Jude “Give Thanks Walk” on November 22nd. I would love to have you join us and get to know one another better. The Walk begins at The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk, 501 Evergreen Way in South Windsor. You can register to walk with us by visiting our website at CTKidsandFamily.com and clicking on the link on our homepage. Please come out and join the fun and support a great cause!
Finally, with a very heavy heart I say Best Wishes to Barb Doyle on her new venture in the medical industry. She will be phenomenal as she is with everything she takes on! She has been and will always be an amazing teacher, mentor, publisher and friend.
Kathy Barnett - Publisher
We spend so much time waiting patiently for the kids to get out of school, dance class or skating lessons be sure to carry a copy of CT Kids & Family with you or log on with your mobile device so you can take a few minutes while the kids are busy. Visit our Fall Family Fun Guide this month filled with fall fairs and upcoming holiday shows. It's all here at your finger tips.
Our Out & About Community Calendar is updated daily so there are loads of family-friendly activities there for you - have you checked it out recently? Have you signed up for our weekly e-newsletter? We highlight the best of the best activities each week and send them right to your inbox for really easy access. Make sure to sign-up so you're not only in the know about activities and events but also get the word on all of our contests and give-aways! We love to give stuff away!
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