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We are a free monthly publication of ideas, resources and activities for parents, caregivers and children. 14,000 copies of Parent Express are distributed around Cheshire and Windham counties. Parent Express welcomes submissions of articles, news and calendar events. Check out our Submission Terms page for guidelines, or contact our editor, Sarah Sherman.

Most recent issue

Pregnancy & Babies

  • Meredith Scott
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For a baby shower gift, I received the book “Oh, Baby, the Places You’ll Go,” a book written to be read to babies still in the womb. I remember sitting in my daughter’s soon-to-be room whispering the silly rhymes. I was very self-conscious about reading them aloud to the empty room. By the e…

  • Dawn Kersula
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Women’s bodies know how to give birth. As we learn more about our bodies, we’ve learned that it’s not just our uteruses or our pelvises that are a part of the process. Here’s a shout out to our marvelous neurophysiologic pathways… which not only help us to give birth to new little human bein…

  • Season Smith and Amy Trippodi
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Being pregnant is an amazing experience, both in the highs and in the lows. Your body no longer feels like your own, you are preparing for something that you have little to no experience with perhaps and no matter what all the books or your own personal resources say, no pregnancy is alike.

Little Kids

  • Nicole S. Colson
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Whether the goal is to foster creative expression, teach collaboration or expand upon fine motor skills, there are early childhood programs in the region to fit every family’s needs.

Big Kids & Teens

  • Christie Stover and Jen Wing
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The National Youth Leadership Council (nylc.org), a nonprofit organization which exists “to create a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world with young people, their schools, and their communities through service-learning,” defines service-learning as “an approach to teaching and learning…

  • Rick Gordon, PhD
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Working with teens, I sometimes overhear the question, “How did that kid turn out so great?” I used to think it was mostly luck. Some kids, I figured, were just born with a personality full of confidence and vitality. Although genetics is certainly part of the equation of success and some ki…

  • Paula Sienna
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 On Jan. 18, approximately 100 members of the Putney, Vt., community gathered together to support eighth-graders at Putney Central School. For the third year running, the stu­dents had used their social studies class to learn about a topic related to their town and produced short three-minut…

  • Nicole S. Colson
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The Cornucopia Project’s programs are in place to teach early sprouts in elementary school about the importance of growing food, and a pilot program is now up and running for late-blooming high school students. Part of the mission of the Peterborough nonprofit, founded in 2008, is to educate…

Family Wellness

Education

  • Christie Stover and Jen Wing
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The National Youth Leadership Council (nylc.org), a nonprofit organization which exists “to create a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world with young people, their schools, and their communities through service-learning,” defines service-learning as “an approach to teaching and learning…

  • Paula Sienna
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 On Jan. 18, approximately 100 members of the Putney, Vt., community gathered together to support eighth-graders at Putney Central School. For the third year running, the stu­dents had used their social studies class to learn about a topic related to their town and produced short three-minut…

  • Nicole S. Colson
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The Cornucopia Project’s programs are in place to teach early sprouts in elementary school about the importance of growing food, and a pilot program is now up and running for late-blooming high school students. Part of the mission of the Peterborough nonprofit, founded in 2008, is to educate…