ParentMap, April 2008 Issue

Published on: April 02, 2008

ParentMap April 2008 issue

You know they're out there - unsung heroes, working tirelessly to make life better for kids and families. This month, meet 14 Washington superheroes who shall be unsung no more! Their stories are sure to inspire.

Also, start getting 'em school ready - before they can even walk! Make a plan for parenting success.

And, scratching your head over lice? We've got solutions to this buggy problem.

Superheroes: making a difference for kids

Ages & Stages:

Getting School Ready:
Start with a plan!

Out & About:

We show you the goods


Media: Hot new titles for April

Giving Together:
ParentMap's 2008 Giving Together Partners

From our readers: Letters to the Editor

About this issue

Dear Reader,

In true need of inspiration on the first anniversary of my beloved mother’s passing, I ducked out of my office and into Town Hall to catch 92-year-old legendary journalist Daniel Schorr. Schorr’s “Forgive us our press passes” talk moved me in every emotional direction.

I was uplifted by the energetic and inquisitive audience (average age: 75) firing questions, like: Which of the 12 presidential administrations that Schorr has covered most manipulated the press? (Guess!) Schorr discussed the current integrity (or lack thereof) of big biz media empires and the explosive growth of citizen journalism (think blog). As I listened to Schorr speak, I was euphoric that judges from a prestigious journalism school recently honored our dedicated team with 24 editorial, design and Web awards of excellence, stating that ParentMap is “Jam-packed with actionable, interesting information, written in a way that keeps the reader…”

Happy 5th birthday to ParentMap; yes, indeed!

Birthdays ought to be celebrated with dear friends, don’t you think? We made some new ones and visited with old friends when we interviewed and photographed our Superheroes. You will fall in love with these extraordinary people, like our friends Yaffa Maritz and John Sabol, “The Peacemakers,” all of whom have a passionate, magnetic, quiet energy that inspires action for their respective causes.

We also hope to visit with you and our state’s former first lady, Mona Locke (recently awarded Senator Cantwell’s 2008 Women of Valor award), as she leads what promises to be a very lively panel discussion at our April 29 Pathways forum. The focus will be on your happiness when we gather to talk work/life integration (more realistic, I say, than the endless “quest for balance”); it’s also a bit of a “women’s night out,” as we serve you wine and light hors d’oeuvres.

Enjoy this month’s issue with our spankin’ new look! It’s packed with unique opportunities for entertainment, growth and inspiration.

—Alayne Sulkin, Publisher/Editor

P.S. Pathways tickets are still

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