August 2016 issue Volume 8 No. 80
80 Milestone Moments...
We canít quite believe itís nearly the time to celebrate a new season. But before we do, brace yourselves for the colder weather that usually comes in August. The upside to this is the winter sales and specials, where smart shoppers buy sale items to arm themselves for next yearís winter. I am proud to say I am one of these women.
For those who have journeyed with us the past eight years, you will be as excited as we are to celebrate our 80th issue! It is times like these that are worth every moment. It has been a journey filled with joy, love, hardship and dedication that has seen Mamas & Papas magazine grow into such a valued resource for new moms and dads in need of support and parenting skills.
Much like a baby, development of any new project isnít always predictable and there will be a few teething problems along the way. We had to concentrate on delivering qualitative content, while growing readership and leaving an indelible print in the parenting and family space. Eight years, 80 issues Ė it has been a long journey, but the magazine is still young and requires nurturing to continue to grow and develop.
We often say life is not a matter of milestones but of moments, but we are in the moment of celebrating our 80th milestone. It is a significant moment for us and we dedicate this issue to all the mothers and fathers, special readers and partners, who have worked so hard in putting this magazine together. Our magazine is as precious to us as the pearl one would exchange on their 80th wedding anniversary.
Thank you to all the new mothers and fathers, and those who have returned, who have supported Mamas & Papas magazine from its inception. And for those of you who have read all 80 issues, we invite you to join us as we move forward into a new phase of our development.