Posts Tagged ‘OC Family’

Follow Your Favorite Parenting Magazines on Twitter!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Twitter is everywhere these days. As a parent, I love it. Looking for
links for everything from potty training to college-savings advice? Type in key words on Search Twitter.
Looking to connect with other parents? You'll find plenty of friendly

And if you'd like to follow your favorite parenting magazines on
Twitter, just start right here:

Calgary’s Child - @CalgarysChild
Chesapeake Family - @ChesFamily
Columbus Parent - @ColumbusParent
Houston Family - @HoustonFamily
Metro Family (OKC) - @metrofamily
New Jersey Family - @njfamilymag
O.C. Family - @ocfamily
Our Kids San Antonio - @OurKidsMagazine
Parenting and Babytalk - @parenting
SW Florida Parent & Child - @gulfcoastmoms
Wilmington Parent - @WilmingtnParent

If you're the editor of a parenting magazine, and you'd like to be added to this list in the future, please drop me a line at Thanks!   

Holiday Letters: How to Create One That Won’t Get Tossed With the Fruitcake

Monday, November 12th, 2007

The holidays officially kick into gear this month, with Thanksgiving
just a week away. And that means it’s time to start thinking about
holiday newsletters. We’ve all received them – the ones that brag about
how Shane (the preschooler) is reading at the second-grade level, Billy
got straight As (again), Ashlie got into Harvard and Sam made the law

But according to a recent article by Jeffrey Zaslow from “The Wall
Street Journal
Online,” there’s a risk you take when you send out such
an annual family letter: Recipients might gather in small groups to
read it aloud and laugh at you.

But don’t let this little tale scare you into sending a card just with
“Happy Holidays” scribbled on it. Your family and friends really do
want to hear about your family’s news – if you make your newsletter
entertaining, says Elaine Floyd, author of “Creating Family
Newsletters: 123 Ideas for Sharing Memorable Moments With Family and
Friends” (EFG Inc.).

Want some tips for making this year’s newsletter a real keeper? Check out my article in OC Family magazine.