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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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  • I just re-read the October 2019 message. It was so different then! No virus, masks, closed schools, social distancing, etc. Life was “business as usual.”

    Not anymore. We've have had to make major changes is our daily routine; but we got much back. For many, family life became front and center. We had to slow our life’s down. Many have re-discovered the importance of family, friends and neighbors. They found the joy of receiving and sending cards and notes with a kind and simple message of “thinking of you” and the kindness of a wave or a friendly greeting from a voice of friend or stranger.

    These are miracles available every day! Although we may not have the usual gatherings at 4th of July, birthdays, Thanksgiving, and major religious holidays, technology is being used to have “virtual” gatherings The same is true in the educational sector.

    So creativity is live and well, “virtual” gatherings or classrooms are not a substitute for the real thing but certainly is helpful! Maybe all of this will part of the “new normal”! Fil, the friendly Dragon visit and like us on Face Book

    “The gifts available to us all in these times-patience, peace, kindness”

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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.