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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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  • It's April, springtime. Then Covid-19 arrived, the elephant in the living room. Heard chatter, but it was “from away” and now it is upon us and has changed everything. What was assumed by many, does not exist, at least for now.-working, eating out, appointments, meetings all cancelled or postponed. Most of us have not experienced this. It seems surreal. It will pass, but when. There are no guarantees.

    Like my living brother and sisters, we are seniors and self isolated. Reflections on family and community can not be taken for granted, like everything they are at risk,

    Here is the good news piece-Maine Families Network is more relevant than ever before-Family(core parents and children and community build society, this is our vision and mission. So I shall hold fast each and every day.

    Here are some celebrations in April..Check it out on google, there are many! April Fools Day, Love our children day, Sourdough bread day,Walking out outside day, Reconciliation day, Carrot day, Dandelion day, Read a road map day, Fresh tomato and sweet potato day, Fun day, Handmade day, Farm animal day, Safety pin day and Pet day. There are many celebrations, pick a few for you and your family-memories and joy during these hard times.

    “ We walk a kind journey, there will be potholes in the path, avoid them do not stumple in them!”

    “Every day may not be good, but, there will be good in everyday”

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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.