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The Modern Meaning of Family

By Liz Sterling

Think about what you look for in family: caring, support, nurturance, guidance, love, encouragement, inspiration… these are all qualities that come from family ideals. Truth be told, many of us did not get all of that growing up, and have wished for a better family of origin.

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Tree Talk Four Tips for Planting Trees

By Family Feature

Trees are virtually everywhere you turn, from your own backyard to nearby parks and forests where you enjoy hiking. They provide shade and beauty, and some even bear fruit.

Sports Feature

Baseball Preview: Where Hope Springs Eternal

By Mark Tudino

The start of the baseball season always brings with it a certain combination of hope and dread. Hope that your team is finally going to figure it out as you watch young players develop and older veterans find their groove, all with the idea of playing meaningful games into September.

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Helpful Tips for Flying with Pets

By Family Feature

To help make travel a more seamless experience, Mars Petcare’s BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program offers these helpful tips for pet-friendly travel. For more information about making the world a more welcome place for pets, visit

Animal Heroes

Empathy Education Gets Californian Boost

By Susan Hargreaves Author-Activist-Educator of

Our first collaborative education event, held on April 23, 2022, featured the world premieres of “The Heart Whisperer” and “Veganza Animal Hero.

The Art of Letting Go


By Jon Ellis

Anger is a fiery monster indeed! It is one of the more destructive and obvious of the five mind passions. It is typically born of a perceived injustice, one which elicits frustration, jealousy, contempt, and if extreme enough, violence.

From the Editor

One Way to Let Go of Hyper-Parenting and Learn to Relax With Your Kids

By Brigitte Lang

If you’re a hyper-parent, you might not even know it – parents tend to be in denial about that sort of thing. But if you are, you might want to learn to relax – for your kids’ sake, and for yours.

Clutter to Clarity

May Day, May Day

By David Hall

Since March, I have been advising you, dear reader, to begin this spring ritual, and yet we find ourselves so busy with everything else. Have you noticed we are busier than ever as we emerge from our pandemic hibernation, and find the world a bit off balance?

Dog World with Tina

Optimize Vet Visits

By Tina Valant-Siebelts

As the mom of multiple pets/species and decades of fostering, having veterinarians I trust and rely on provides me monumental peace of mind. Like with us, doctor visits can be unsettling and more frequent as our beloved pets advance in age.

On the Bright Side

The Junk Drawer Stays

By Jonna Shutowick. M.S. Ed.

With each passing year I appreciate the space spring break offers more and more. I’m not a spring chicken anymore and I just have to admit it! By March, all of the resolutions from January have waned. The diet and exercise plan are replaced with extra long working hours and fast food meals. Sleep is superseded by paper grading long into the night.

Feature Articles

Make Family Reunions Meaningful

By Family Feature

Reunions that have been postponed during the pandemic will finally take place, and once those long-awaited hugs have been exchanged, everyone can settle in for some overdue catching up.

Recipe of the Month

Fancy Vegan Meatballs

By Forks over Knives

These bean-and-rice-based “meatballs” are easy to make, and can be prepped right up to the baking step a day ahead of time, and stashed in the fridge until you’re ready to bake them. While they’re in the oven, prep the romaine leaves, mix up the cashew crumble topping, and heat the marinara, so you’re ready to assemble as soon as the meatballs come out of the oven

Happy Motoring

Electric Vehicles As A Back UP Power Source?

By Teresa Aquila

To help during blackouts, your GM electric vehicle would be used to power your home’s essential needs.

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