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Message from the Publisher

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Hello Readers!

I do hope this message finds you and your family healthy, physically, mentally and emotionally.  This has been quite a start to 2020!  When the year started, like most of us, I had a “2020 Vision”. I had big plans both personally and professionally.  I bet none of us had visions of being on lockdown for months on end and being asked to distance ourselves from our loved ones.  

Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on our small businesses, on our mental health and for some, physical health.  I do pray that, as a community as families and as human beings, we all come out of this much stronger, as 2020 comes to an end….and boy, I am ready for it to end!

Our family hasn’t fared too badly.  At the beginning of the lockdown, I felt blessed to be able to slow down and have everyone home. How often does one with adult kids get to enjoy that?  I will confess, it wasn’t long before I longed for my routine. My husband’s landscape business has managed to thrive.  We think it can be attributed to the fact that families are home-bound and therefore investing in their outdoor spaces to maximize the enjoyment of their homes.  Family Matters Magazine has had to make a shift.  We are foregoing the print version, this time around and bringing you the publication online only, for now.  As for Real Estate, I am blessed to say, it has been busy!  The market in Milton and area is still hot!  

Our very social, grade 12 daughter has been handling things quite well, despite the heartbreak of having prom and grad taken from her.  My heart breaks for all the graduates who will not be celebrating this milestone in the way they imagined. Our eldest has finally gone back to work, as a result of phase one being introduced.  She made the most of her time at home, by discovering a new passion of refinishing furniture.  I am thrilled to have a couple of fresh pieces in our home, as a result!  Our son had just bought himself a project motorcycle which kept him busy and saved his sanity.  

We are all looking forward to more normalcy. We are all craving a patio and some lakeside sitting.  I am grateful that we stayed well through it all and have come out in one piece! 

Susana Medeiros
Susana Medeiroshttps://familymattersmagazine.ca
Married almost 25 years and mother of three, Susana is passionate about family, community, and small business. After a very difficult life-stage, she was forced to re-invent herself, personally and professionally. Family Matters Magazine was part of an effort to combine all of her passions into a new career/business opportunity. Susana strives to balance family and work to the best of her ability. Although her children are grown, she still puts focus on daily home-cooked meals and family dinners at the table, almost every night. Being at a later stage of parenthood, she is learning to take more time to explore her own interests and is enjoying more time with her husband as their children become more independent. Professionally, Susana has partnered up in various community projects including The Mom Show. She enjoys encouraging mothers to recognize their potential, as women, outside of motherhood. Ninjamom is personal project that is in it's early stages. It is a movement to empower mothers to practice self-love and self-care without the guilt. Susana has over 25 years of marketing, advertising and sales experience. She works diligently to promote clients in their community both organically and through the online and print publication of Family Matters Magazine.

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