About MFN


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

May 2020 message - Maine Families Network
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May 2020 message

May 2020 message

It’s about time, May 2020. The last month of Spring! I’m getting anxious to sit outside and enjoy warm sun. We also, unfortunately, are in our 2nd month of the covid-19 experience in Maine. I guess this is the new normal. I am finding the businesses that are open doing a wonderful job handling the social distance piece with both professionalism and good cheer. I thank them for that! I appreciate the importance of family, friends, neighbors and community to my daily sanity. They are the foundation that allows me to walk each day with steadfastness, hope and a little humor. So it is my wish that we honor these treasures going forward. We need them now more then ever as we move in the world of the unknown.

Ah, there is a silver lining.

I remember hearing about the May Day pole and I believe a “May Day basket?” It seemed like a great idea to bring in the end of Spring and planting of gardens. We have Cinco DE Mayo which celebrates Mexican Culture, National teachers Day, Bike Week, Nurse’s week . Two important days are Memorial Day and Mother’s Day. So we have plenty of fun and important celebrations in May. They will create family bonding memories in this time of isolation, build lasting memories for children, that will make a difference.

“The fears children carry during times like this are lessened thru truthful and kind conversations with their parents.”

Parents help build productive lives for their children.