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April 2015

April is finally here! There were times during the winter when we never thought it would arrive, but it has! This month brings spring, flowers, fresh air and grass that isn’t covered in snow! Also, April hops to it with celebrations — Passover begins on the night of April 3, quickly followed by Easter that Sunday! Very egg-citing! April ends on a green note with Earth Day. Connecticut Parent Magazine is ready for spring, too! From beginning to end, this issue is filled with ideas and information to help you really enjoy “spring fever!”

Did you know that going green means more than taking care of the environment? It means taking care of our bodies, too! Learn how you can eat “green” — and not just by consuming more broccoli! Say goodbye to pesticides and hello to organic foods for your family’s long-term health.  Talking about your family’s health, the March of Dimes Walk for Babies returns at the end of the month. Share stories and raise awareness about premature birth when you participate in one (or more) of the walks that take place throughout the state.

You’ve been cooped up in the house long enough this winter — it’s time to hit the road! If you’re traveling with your kids, read about these tips to make it a fun adventure filled with miles of smiles. If you’re staying local, your kids will be antsy to go outside and play. Now that you can actually see your play areas, kids are ready to climb, slide and swing! Check out the ways to make sure the structures are safe, so all you hear are cries of joy!

Okay, it’s coming down to the wire for the big decision on which camp your kids will attend this summer. You probably have some last minute questions before you send in that deposit. Here are some points to bring up to the camp director to help you with your final selection, and also ease your mind.

Looking for some treats to serve your guests this Easter? Try some of these yummy cheesecakes that even the Easter Bunny will love! April is also National Poetry Month. The Prosser Library in Bloomfield has come up with some selections to celebrate — and they’re all really great! To help you head out and enjoy the spring air, the Family Fun Calendar is packed with wonderful places to discover with your family.

So, happy Passover, happy Easter and happy spring — happy days are here again! The warmer temps have never felt so good!  


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