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Cancer Update

Tonight I was at a meeting and we were talking about the fall magazine (deep breaths) and breast cancer awareness and I realized I had not updated everyone as I had promised on my breast cancer. First, I no longer have cancer.  I am cancer free and have been so since the end of December.  I found out moments before getting on a plane and heading to South Africa with

What is Happening at Growing Up Maury

Hey Friends! Long time, no talk to.  Sorry about that. We have been incredibly busy getting the first magazine ready. We are so very excited for you to see it. We have gotten the press proof back and it is so pretty.  Several people have asked us some questions about the magazine so I wanted to answer a few of those for you here today. When is the magazine available? April 24,

We Are Moving.  Actually, We Are Moving In.

Friends, I am not going to lie.  Putting together this magazine is hard work.  Much harder than I thought it was going to be.  And also so much more fun.  I cannot tell you how much we have loved getting to know the so many business owners in this community.  I also cannot tell you how much your support has meant to us. So far we have worked virtually.  Our

Eight Ways You Can Choose Joy Every Day

Having traveled all over this wonderful planet of ours I have encountered a great many people.  Through the relationships I have made with people, especially with people who are less fortunate that I am in almost every way, I have come believe that JOY is a choice.  I believe it so much I have it tattooed on my wrist just to remind me no what circumstance I find myself in,

Peace, Freedom and Equality.

I am sucker for a good advertisement. A few years ago there was a fantastic ad celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  I believe it was from McDonalds.   The words of the song we this:   If we could light a candle for everything he’s done, for every life he’s bettered for every victory won that light would shine so brightly that all the world could see what he did for peace and

Happy Holidays

The Growing Up Maury team wants to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah and a very Happy New Year.  As a family and children based website and magazine, we believe spending time with family is so incredibly important.  For the next two weeks we will be spending the holiday season with our families.  We will still be updating the calendar and will be monitor

Everything You Wanted To Know About the Magazine

By now you know that we are going to have a print edition of Growing Up Maury. We want to tell you a little more about what to expect and when to expect it. First, what should you expect? In every issue we will plan including the following: Letter From the Editor Parenting and Family Advice Column Kids Talk about Various Topics (this could be something kids have written to

Four Tips to Help you Save Money this Christmas Season

Christmas shopping. Do those two words cause your anxiety level to spike or does your heart begin to skip to the beat of Christmas carols? When I think of tackling my shopping list and trying to stay on budget with a limited time frame, I begin to panic! Did I just hear you say, “Girl, me too?” Good news! I have made a list of four tips that will help

Teacher Christmas Gifts: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, and The Hilarious

“The best gifts I receive as a teacher are those from the heart.. Something as simple as a handwritten note or drawing. Target gift cards don’t hurt either! ????” “The best gift I ever got was a collection of stories of my third graders first impressions of me and how they had changed.” “The best gift I have ever been given as a teacher was a sack lunch that one

My Friend is Adopting, Now What?

It’s National Adoption Awareness Month!  Right now approximately 428,000 children are in the American Foster Care System.  Over 100,000 of these children are open for adoption.  While the focus this month is to raise awareness for the need for foster care adoptions, every year about 18,000 infant adoptions take place in the United States (site 1), and in 2016 Americans adopted slightly over 5,000 children through international adoptions (site 2).