Editor's Letter: Fall 2012



When I was pregnant with my older daughter, Tori, I was teaching full time. A coworker’s daughter had recently had a baby. They were both kind enough to let me borrow her maternity clothes. What a huge help that was! Not having to go out and buy a completely new wardrobe for my ever expanding belly was such a relief. As you know, when you find out you are expecting, the list of things you “have to have” is long and pricey, and I was thrilled to be able to save some money on clothing.

I recently was having coffee with one of our writers who was expecting her first child. I commented on how much I liked the top she had on. She shared it was one of her husband’s tops that she had borrowed—brilliant idea! From borrowing clothes to shopping consignment stores and online sites, there are many ways to save BIG on maternity clothes. Kerry Chaffin’s article offers great tips to help keep some cash in your pockets.

As my girls are no longer babies, I miss my time as a stroller mom. I especially miss it in the fall, when the weather starts to cool down. Almost every fall day I would take a walk and push either my Tori or my Ally in the stroller. I would point out all of the things we would see along the way: leaves being blown by the wind, a squirrel gathering nuts, children playing at recess, a trash truck. I know you don’t need me to tell you how quickly the baby years go by. I hope that you and your little ones are able to get out and enjoy the fall weather. Visit our list of pumpkin patches for you to explore and check out our calendar; it is chock full of fun activities for the entire family!

Happy Fall!

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