About MFN
MFN STEERING COMMITTEE

John V. Finnegan, Chairman

Philip J. Judd, Vice Chairman/Project Director

Roger Pomerleau, Treasurer

Lisa Miller, Secretary/Clerk

Committee Members:

Dean LaChance

Edward Miller

Kay Rand

Mitchell Ross, MD

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  • Spring has arrived. It was a long winter here in Maine ! April is the 4th month of the Gregorian calendar and the 1st of 4 months with 30 days. (Remember 30 days have September, April, June, and November? ) In the history of creating calendars April was once in third position and at one time had only 29 days, that must have been very confusing for families! I believe some cultures and faiths use different calendars even today. If I remember correctly, Easter is celebrated at a different time in the Orthodox faiths.

    April derives from the Latin word april is which comes from the Latin verb apericAperic means to open. That makes sense, because in the first of spring is the time for “spring blossoms”- Trees and flowers.

    The gemstone of April is the diamond and the flower is the daisy. What a visual that makes!

    In the USA there are many national days. My favorites are National day or month of- Poetry, Volunteerism, Math and Food. Natural celebrations to have in families, communities, and schools.

    Lot of ideas here for parents with their children to create and celebrate ! Oh here are some cool verbs to act on-to rake, to plant, to forgive, to encourage, and to be kind. Each of these acts uplift a new beginning-that is what April and spring offers all of us.

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Keith Edwards, staff writer for the Kennebec Journal, has written a great article about MFN for the January 24th issue.  You can read the full article here at KJ Article.   Or you can read the article at the KJ here.

Maine Families debuts with Music In the Kitchen, partnering with Cony High School, KVYMCA and local business.

Nate's Story

Child's Play is Important!

MFN October 24, 2015 Symposium

UMA symposium, October 24th:

PARENTS, NATURAL EUCATORS. CHILDREN, NATURAL STUDENTS.

University of Maine at Augusta President, Dr. Glenn A. Cummings, has stated UMA’s support for the mission of the Maine Families Network, citing UMS’s strong commitment to areas of study related to healthy living and community-based support networks.

MFN and UMA are logical allies in building a stronger Maine.

  • Be patient. Some things just take time. on your favorite social network. Or go to our Facebook page: Provided by MFN

Never doubt a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

– MARGARET MEAD –

What is a Home?

The home is the most important school for children.  Every moment in the home teaches…it is important those lessons be good ones.

Radio News

Listen for public service announcements by Maine Humorist and family man Gary Crocker, a Maine Families Network supporter sharing food for thought for Maine families airing on local Radio.

What is a Family?

MFN identifies a family as any adults or group of adults who assume responsibility for the growth and intellect, values and physical skills for the children in their life.

MFN OUR VISION

Our vision is that parents naturally take on the nurturing and educational journey of their children.  It is their home which becomes the first and most impactful “life” school.  It is here the child discovers their uniqueness, builds self-esteem and desire for learning.  The ultimate goal is a vibrant young adult and good citizen.  We all thank you.  MFN

“Respect, responsibility and reliability is what binds a family together.”

OUR GOALS

To Provide

Maine Families with access to resources that support the mission of MFN.

TO EMPOWER

Maine Families thru networking and providing a wide range of family activities, workshops and conferences.

TO BECOME AN ADVOCATE

for Maine families on issues and concerns that impact family life and the well-being of their children.

TO EDUCATE

Maine families on wholesome learning, and building rewarding futures for children.

TO IDENTIFY

key building blocks for strengthening families.

TO PROMOTE

healthy practices for learning, education nutrition, health & well being, and concern for the environment.

There are lots of people in Maine

And lots to get done.  Let’s do it!

25952

Maine Children

45000

Maine Families

727632

Number of Maine Homes

179562

Neighbors below Poverty Line

JUST THINKING

Parents help build productive lives for their children.