Tis’ the season! We live in such a diverse community, that no longer does one size fi t all; we celebrate this time of year in many ways, but all are special, and all are beautiful. We are so lucky, and yes I say that a lot, but how can anyone dispute that we are a part of something truly special? We have everything anyone could want in the suburbs of the District; save perhaps a good mass transit system we are want for nothing.
This can’t be said for a lot of the country. With the nation’s economy hurting so badly, not every state and region has been as lucky as ours. We should count our lucky stars and try, despite the long lines at shopping centers and the havoc on the freeway, to keep this in mind, and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.
Just like the season, we have a very special issue for you. Our featured women are some of the most inspired and intriguing people I have ever had the pleasure of covering. Julie Flygare, Ellen Weiss, Barbara Harrison, Kristi Hedges and a very funny woman from LA, Chelsea Lately’s Heather Mc- Donald, among others.
We have someone very new on our cover as well. Along with the coming New Year, we chose to feature baby Valentina, who to us represents all of our hopes and desires for 2012.
While life has been hard for many of our countrymen, we do have so much to be grateful for and so much to look forward to. It has become more important than ever to recognize this fact, and look to the future with hope and cheer.
Happy Holidays and see you in 2012.
Modern Mom Media Corporation
One Last Shot At Glory by MATTHEW KAISER
Take A Vacation, Learn A Vocation by CATHERINE DECENZO
Achieving Your Goals by JOHN CASSIDY
The Holiday Spirit by SARAH R PETER
Holiday Titles: Books & Movies for Everyone by JESSAMYN AYERS
What to Say When Your Family Pressures You to Travel for the Holidays by CHRIS CROLL
Making This Holiday More Meaningful by ROSANNA AKHAVAN
Open Up Your Heart by KIRSTEN CLODFELTER
COOKING + WINE:
Let the Pros Cater Your Holiday Party by ANN NERI GAUSE
HEALTH & BEAUTY:
When Your Family Doesn't Celebrate Christmas by ROSANNA AKHAVAN
Home For The Holidays by ANN NERI GAUSE
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