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Family Circle June 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!

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Meredith Corporation
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family circle

EDITOR IN CHIEF Cheryl E. Brown CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jaclyn Steinberg EXECUTIVE CONTENT EDITOR Rory Evans* MANAGING EDITOR Sue Kakstys* EDITORIAL SPECIAL PROJECTS DIRECTOR Miranda Van Gelder HEALTH DIRECTOR Lynya Floyd ASSOCIATE HEALTH EDITOR Kendall Wenaas EXECUTIVE FOOD EDITOR Julie Miltenberger ASSOCIATE FOOD EDITOR Sarah Wharton CONTRIBUTING BEAUTY DIRECTOR Melissa Matthews Brown 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 HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD Ellen Barrett, MA, fitness; Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD, preventive nutrition; Lawrence J. Cheskin, MD, FACP, weight management; Alyssa Dweck, MD, FACOG, obstetrics and gynecology; Debra Jaliman, MD, dermatology; David L. Katz, MD, lifestyle medicine; Susan Mitchell, PhD, RD, nutrition;…

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family album

Mom: Carolyn Son: Miles Dad: Jonas Son: Leif “At dinner, we talk about our days by playing Rose, Bud, Thorn. Rose is the best part of your day, bud is something you’re looking forward to, and thorn is the worst part.”—MILES (OLDER BROTHER) Carolyn: At night we sit on different sides of the room, put our mini goldendoodle, Maple, in the middle and then we all call her name. She often runs to Jonas. Leif (younger brother): That’s because Dad gives her like a billion treats a day! Jonas: You’re asleep. You miss all the excitement. “Living with Miles is like living with the cast of Saturday Night Live. He does skits about all the members of our family.”—CAROLYN“Leif is a born leader. If he wants something to be different at home or school, he…

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on duty

H2O on the Go Sure, drinking from a reusable water bottle feels good and all—right up to the moment it’s empty and hogging all the spare space in your bag. The 18 oz Hydaway is made from dishwasher-safe silicone and collapses from 6 inches to just 1.5 inches high. Shop.hydawaybottle.com, $25 Meals That Keep It Real Finally–a meal delivery service focused solely on feeding your family, not turning you into a Michelin-starred chef. EveryPlate lets you choose from a weekly menu of simple dishes (think sausage pasta or steak frites) at the crazy-good price of $5 per serving. Everyplate.com EVERYDAY MAGIC Mr. Clean Magic Erasers were a game-changer for scuffs on walls, stuck-on crud and soap scum (how many crayon doodles did you erase from walls, back in the day?). But if you weren’t wild about…

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the fix: bikini bumps

Pre-Shave Practices Don’t be impatient—let hair grow to be at least ⅛ of an inch before you shave. For the smoothest results, first gently exfoliate the area with a damp washcloth; you want to slough away dead skin cells that can clog hair follicles—creating red, inflamed, ingrown hairs. Shave Smarter Repeat after us: I will not dry shave. Ever. Instead, shave at the very end of your shower, since exposure to steam and warm water makes hair easier to remove, says Austin-based dermatologist Ted Lain, MD. Avoid multi-blade razors, he says: They might be great for legs, but they shave too close for your bikini line and can trigger ingrowns. Instead, try a single-blade razor, like Sphynx All-In-One Portable Razor ($15), and a soothing cream, like Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel ($5). Hold skin…

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tech that saves summer

Microsoft Surface Go Put work behind you on your week off? Yeah, you can fantasize—and at least resist schlepping a full-size laptop to the beach. Microsoft initiated the 2-in-1 laptop/tablet combo craze, and the most recent Surface Go is its lightest yet, at just a blip over a pound. You’ll use it for work stuff too annoying to type on your phone. Your kids will snag it for games and movies. Microsoft.com, from $399 AfterShokz Xtrainerz Keep your tunes going in the pool or ocean with these wireless waterproof MP3 bone-conduction headphones. Futuristic Xtrainerz (pronounced “cross trainers”) lie on your temples, not your ears: The sound vibrates through your cheekbones to land in your inner ear—because science. Built-in storage means you can download music, podcasts and audiobooks, and never be bored swimming laps…

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family dinners

“My favorite dish is chicken Parm. It wins the trifecta: chicken, cheese and noodles. But really, I will eat any dish that has chicken in it.”—JASON Chicken and Veggie Skillet Melt 2 tbsp butter in a large lidded skillet over med-high. Sprinkle four 4 to 5 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts with ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper. Add to skillet and brown 2 min per side. Remove to a plate. Add 3 cups water to skillet, cover and bring to a boil. Stir in 1 pkg (10 oz) yellow rice. Cover tightly, reduce heat to med-low and cook 10 min. Meanwhile, trim ½ lb small carrots and ½ lb thin green beans (haricots verts). Place carrots and green beans in 2 separate bowls and toss each with ½ tbsp EVOO,…