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Family Circle

August 2019

Every issue is filled with quick-fixing, delicious recipes ... do-it-yourself decorating ideas ... fashion and beauty secrets ... plus advice for raising a healthy, happy family - and more!

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
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family circle

Cheryl E. Brown EDITOR IN CHIEF CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jaclyn Steinberg EXECUTIVE CONTENT EDITOR Rory Evans MANAGING EDITOR Sue Kakstys EDITORIAL SPECIAL PROJECTS DIRECTOR Miranda Van Gelder ASSOCIATE HEALTH EDITOR Kendall Wenaas EXECUTIVE FOOD EDITOR Julie Miltenberger ASSOCIATE FOOD EDITOR Sarah Wharton CONTRIBUTING BEAUTY DIRECTOR Gina Way MARKET EDITOR Zoë Roscoe ASSOCIATE EDITOR Ardenis Perez ASSISTANT EDITOR Caroline Mullen DESIGN DESIGN DIRECTOR Alyce Jones SENIOR DESIGNER Jaclyn Loney ART ASSISTANT Ji Soo An PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO DIRECTOR Tina Anderson ASSISTANT PHOTO EDITOR Maggie McKenna COPY, RESEARCH & OPERATIONS COPY CHIEF/ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR Louise Collazo CONTRIBUTING RESEARCH EDITOR Ian Hodder EDITORIAL BUSINESS COORDINATOR Christiana Brebnor DIGITAL SENIOR DIGITAL EDITOR Ginger Cowles SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER Sugey Palomares Brendan Smyth PUBLISHER Sandra Salerno Roth DIRECTOR, MARKETING & CREATIVE SERVICES ADVERTISING NEW YORK 212-551-7068 ACCOUNT MANAGERS Haley Carter, Danielle Fullick, Carolyn Rose SALES ASSISTANT Jasmine Sconciafurno CHICAGO 312-281-3520 MIDWEST ACCOUNT MANAGERS Megan Haveron, Suzanne Kirkland SALES ASSISTANT Marlo Marion NEW ENGLAND Haley Carter 212-455-1090 DETROIT Karen Barnhart 248-205-2571 LOS ANGELES 310-689-1634 WEST COAST ACCOUNT MANAGER…

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family album

Mom/stepmom: Miranda Son (toddler): Xico Dad: Xico Sr. Daughter: Imogen Mom: Manena Son: Fabian “I read once that as the stepparent, the only role you should have is as good cop. I agree—I’m one more person to love the kids.”—MIRANDA“The older kids are amazing with Xico. They consider him a brother, not a half-brother.”—XICO SR.“Maintaining love, trust and kindness—that’s the highest form of co-creating family.”—MANENA“My parents may not be married anymore, but that doesn’t mean they don’t love and want the best for each other.”—IMOGEN Mom: Manena Mom/stepmom: Miranda Miranda: “I feel like I’m always asked ‘Oh, how do you two get along?’—as though we wouldn’t. Neither of us was ever interested in that cliché.” Manena: “We’re both drama-averse, so that works in our favor!” “Fabian and Imogen benefit so much from having a little…

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on duty

SHOW ME THE MONEY Your kids are used to treating you like an ATM, so it’s high time they got their own debit cards. Here’s a twist: GoHenry, Greenlight and Current offer parent-supervised debit cards (you keep tabs on transactions from an app) with features like automated weekly allowances, savings plans and spending limits. Android and iOS, from $3 a month Sani-Spritz If your kid wouldn’t be caught dead carrying your generic gel sanitizer (lame, Mom!), she might actually carry around Touchland’s ’grammable pocket-sized ones. The essential-oil formulas come in scents like eucalyptus and citrus, so you won’t have to gasp for air every time she sprays it in the car. Touchland.com, $12 each Buzz Off Yeah, you want to destroy the ants holding a perpetual parade on your kitchen counter, but spraying noxious chemicals where…

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making a mani-pedi last

STEP 1 THE PREP Don’t soak before you paint! Dunking in warm soapy water makes the nail plate swell like a sponge, and “when it shrinks back to its natural state, your polish doesn’t shrink with it, leading to peeling,” explains celebrity manicurist Julie Kandalec. You want to paint a clean, dry surface, so just swipe isopropyl alcohol—not soap and water—over nails to remove any dirt and oils, which keep polish from adhering. STEP 2 THE POLISH Choosing the right formula and color is a must when you want durability. For a pedicure that can last for weeks, go with a hybrid of gel and traditional lacquer, like OPI Infinite Shine. “You get the longevity of a gel, but it’s easy to remove,” says OPI North America Education Manager Sigourney Nuñez. “And a shimmery or…

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stock a shower caddy

PREPPING KIDS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL can be stressful—and sending them off to college just takes it to the next level. Everything your kids are accustomed to having at their fingertips (on the edge of the tub, in the medicine cabinet) suddenly needs to fit into a caddy that travels with them between their dorm room and communal bathroom (oh, the joys of college living!). Even if they share an apartment off campus, they’ll need a caddy to keep their stuff organized…and perhaps make their mooch roommates think twice before swiping anything (see aforementioned joys). Here’s what your college student will need, from head (shampoo, conditioner) to toe (shower shoes!). YOUR DAUGHTER’S PRODUCTS They have to be cute, smell good and last all semester! Her Shopping List □ A mesh scrubby ($2) will exfoliate…

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the sane mom’s guide to saving the planet

No.1 ENERGY FIND YOUR POWER PLAYERS What could make dialing down energy actually seem cool? Getting an assist from these “smart” appliances. REFRIGERATORS What Makes Them Smart You would swear that no one in your house can peer into the fridge and see the desired food right in front of them (when your son swore there was no more string cheese, there was, of course, an entire bag). Cue the hallelujah choir, because some new smart fridges have cameras you can access from your phone, so you can see what’s inside—even when you’re in the aisle at Kroger. Other fridge 2.0 features include chimes that alert your kids they’ve left the door open, or a door you can tap to see what’s inside without opening it. Word to the Wise Having a connected fridge doesn’t…

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