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Family Circle September 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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12 Issues


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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 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; Rose Marie Robertson,…

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family album

Daughter: Ashlin Daughter: Meghan Mom: Sandra “My favorite adventure so far was going to a nature center, when we got to pet a baby armadillo—while he was eating a worm!”—MEGHAN“The girls’ dad and I aren’t together anymore, and a lot of hard, messy things happened all at once. That’s why we go on adventures—like to island beaches or botanical gardens—the three of us, to find the beauty in things and get out and about.”—SANDRA Sandra: People wonder how I can get an 11-year-old and a 15-year-old to go places with me and be nice to me, and I don’t have the answer! Meghan: You’re really good at finding the coolest stuff to do. Plus it’s fun to hang out with you—you’re like my friend. “Meghan is a vegetarian—and I love you, Meghan—but she’s a…

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on duty

No More Sad Coffee So, the coffeemaker at work spits out a poor excuse for a latte—but Copper Cow bridges the gap between barista quality and convenience. Little pour-over filters full of premium Vietnamese coffee perch over your mug and brew a single cup, with the added option of sweetened condensed milk packets (no funky ingredients). Coppercowcoffee.com, from $10 for a pack of 5 filters WHAT YOUR TEEN MEANS 1 They Say Tea 2 Definition Gossip or shade. To sip tea means to listen to gossip, usually enthusiastically. To spill tea means to share gossip. 3 In a Sentence Sansa couldn’t help but spill the tea about Jon Snow immediately. Source: stayhipp.com VANISHING INK If you last tried (and ditched) erasable pens back in your grade-school years, this next-gen set might seriously convert you. Pilot’s FriXion pens contain a heat-sensitive ink that…

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a faster a.m. routine

SKIN CARE 3 MINUTES “This is the story of my life every morning,” says dermatologist Ellen Marmur, founder of Marmur Medical in NYC. “I’m making the kids breakfast, they’re finishing homework, and we’re all totally rushed trying to get out of the house.” Marmur and her 14-year-old daughter, Sasha, share the same skin care products—and this get-ready-fast plan. MINUTE 1 Cleanse “Teenagers don’t need strong detergents or drying ingredients that will strip their skin,” Marmur says. She and Sasha both use CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, a non-foaming gentle face wash that gets rid of perspiration, dirt and surface oil, which can cause acne. “This does the trick after we go to a sweaty workout class on the weekend.” MINUTE 2 Moisturize & Protect The key to high-speed beauty is a multitasker that works as a hydrator,…

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organize your bag, speed up your morning

Empty Out—and Question—Everything You want to make sure that there’s not only a good reason for everything in your bag (looking at you, rando digital thermometer!) but also a logic to where it goes. “Start with your pain point,” says Molly Graves, a professional organizer and cofounder of Neat Method. If you’re frequently dumping out the contents of your entire bag to locate your keys…only to finally find them in the back pocket of your jeans, get a lanyard that attaches them to your bag, and it will become muscle memory to simply tug on the tether. Simplify the Tote Keep your bag simple. Sure, you’re seduced by the one with all the right-sized and specialized interior and exterior pockets, but trust Graves: You will constantly be forgetting what you put in each…

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brush up

Is Your Pet at Risk? Because of tooth crowding and less bone mass, small-breed dogs (like Chihuahuas) and those with a shorter skull shape (like pugs and Boston terriers) are more prone to periodontal disease. Cats, on the other hand, are more susceptible to tooth resorption (breaking down of the teeth) and stomatitis (painful inflammation and ulceration of the oral cavity). Schedule a Dentist Appointment Dogs and cats should visit a veterinary dentist annually for an oral exam and routine cleaning, says Brook Niemiec, DVM. If your pet isn’t fond of at-home tooth brushing, they might need a professional dental cleaning more often. Perfect Your Process Brushing your pet’s teeth daily is ideal—and, admittedly, highly unlikely. Just three times a week can reduce plaque. Aim for gentle brush strokes against gums and the outer surfaces…