I don’t think anyone woke up on January 1st upset that 2020 is now in the past.
What I love about the new year is a clean slate- like fresh fallen snow – white and unblemished, beautiful, and spotless. This is our chance to make plans on how we can make this year better than the one before! Hopefully those goals and ambitions are still underway only a few months into 2021.
With positive changes in mind we have rolled out a new design for our cover. We hope you like our new look! Please know how thankful we are for you our readers & our advertisers. Our ongoing goal is to showcase Hometown Living at Its Best by showcasing the many people, places, and things happening around town while simultaneously supporting the local businesses that make Duncan thrive. Show them your support by shopping local and have it crafted here whenever possible, skipping the made in china masses.
This edition contains articles on the selfless residents of the Duncan area, like the Kiwanis organization, read more about what they are doing in ‘Give back, Make a Difference.’ Also read the stories of three families who are celebrating new members to their home in ‘Adoption was Our Miracle.’
As Summer is winding down and we can see the cooldown of Fall just ahead, I look forward to the change in season. Undoubtedly, it will also be a season of finding the “new normal” of back to school and fall events but change can be rejuvenating, and we could all use a little bit of that right now.
Savor your last days of Summer by turning off the devices and enjoying the world around you. I’ve heard ‘no child remembers their best day of watching TV.’ I will add to that, no adult says their favorite part of the day was spent scrolling through social media or online shopping. Be aware of time suckers and be intentional with your choices. Get outside, take a StoryWalk or visit the Foreman Prairie House… after you read about them in this issue! Also in this issue is the new Kids’ Corner. Enjoy it with your kiddos then share their artwork and jokes with us to be considered for the next Kids’ Corner!
It is time to think HOLIDAYS! I love this time of year. Watching my small children enjoy these traditions makes this time so special. In the upcoming months, take a moment to reflect and slow down. Yes, it takes effort to slow down - especially with the impending holiday rush, but how else can you treasure the memories being made if you are too busy to enjoy them? Let’s try and be intentional, put our phones away, gather together, and be present!
Are you as excited as I am about the warmer weather and summer months ahead?! We hope you are each planning trips, as well as staycation opportunities in the months to come. Don’t forget to look just a few miles down the road when considering a weekend getaway. Check out the Travel Guide in this edition to learn more.
I have three small children (Gatlyn (7), Georgia Lee (4), & Guy David (6 mo)) and we love to make the most of the lazy days of summer, which generally are anything but lazy. To help pass the time, I have included some of our favorite healthy treats which your kids can help you prepare. Read the fruity popsicle concoctions in Cool Summer Treats (page 70).
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