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Angela Gartner

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Angela Gartner is the current editor at Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine. She previously served as editor for Cleveland/Akron/Lake-Geauga Family magazines. As a journalist, her features and columns have appeared in newspapers and other publications including The News-Herald, Sun Newspapers as well as the Chicago Tribune. She grew up in Northeast Ohio and is a mom of two boys. She loves watching her two sons play either at the ice rink or baseball field. Her favorite things are books, spending time finding new places around Northeast Ohio and hanging out with the family dog, a Scottish Terrier named Jagger.

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Editor’s Tech Review: TouchNote App

TouchNote app
Technology Worth Noting

Do you or does someone in your life want printed photos? TouchNote provides that opportunity right from your phone. The app allows you to send one high-quality photo or collage in a postcard by mail at a low cost. You can type in a message on the back or leave the card blank. No printing required! The app even offers ways to order canvas photos, frames, greeting cards or a print box filled with favorite photos from your smart device. This app is great for out-of-town relatives, people who aren’t on your social media pages, or someone you know who appreciates printed photos. It’s quick, easy, and can be a great surprise for someone you love. read more

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After the Diagnosis: Next Steps for Parents who have Children with Special Needs

Cleveland special needs resources
2017 Editions Featured Magazine November 2017 Parenting Special Needs
Whether your child has ADHD, autism, learning challenges or developmental delays, receiving any diagnosis can be an emotional time for the whole family. With so much to consider, it sometimes might be difficult to figure out what to do first. ...
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Adoptive and Foster Parents Open their Doors to Kids in Need

Ohio adoption agencies
2017 Editions Featured Magazine November 2017 Parenting
In honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, we highlight the need for foster and adoptive parents in the greater Cleveland area, as well as feature some local families who have opened their homes and a few of the resources that help to ease the transition. ...
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Must-Know Facts About Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee

Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee
2017 Editions Ages & Stages Education Featured Magazine Parenting September 2017

Parents with elementary-age children who haven’t taken the Third Grade Reading Guarantee might be wondering if their kids will be ready for the state mandated test. While school districts begin preparing students in kindergarten, here are some things to know and do before your child reaches third grade. read more

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Ohio’s Opioid Crisis: When Addiction Hits Close to Home

Opioid addiction in Ohio
2017 Editions Ages & Stages Featured Health Magazine Parenting September 2017 Worth Noting
Today’s opioid epidemic affects men, women and teens who often appear as healthy, functional individuals outside of their addiction. What’s worse, in Ohio, people who are abusing drugs aren’t the only ones being affected. Their families are enduring a difficult emotional rollercoaster related to the drug abuse. Learn more about this crisis, including local resources and programs for help. ...
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Safe School Lunches: Pack to Keep Out Bacteria with these Food Handling Tips

healthy and safe school lunches
2017 Editions Ages & Stages August 2017 Education Featured Food Health Magazine Parenting
The morning rush can hinder time spent ensuring lunches are packed not only healthily, but safely. Follow these tips from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make sure your kids' school lunches make the grade when it comes to proper preparation and storage. ...
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Akron Zoo Becomes Sensory Inclusive

Akron Zoo is sensory inclusive thanks to the efforts of KultureCity
2017 Editions Ages & Stages August 2017 Magazine Special Needs Things to do

This summer, Akron Zoo became certified as sensory inclusive thanks to Jeff and Amy Belles, who run the local chapter of KultureCity, a non-profit organization dedicated to rethinking accessibility to create acceptance and inclusion for all individuals. read more

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5 Back-to-School Tips for Mom and Dad


In the August issue, we had a lot of great tips on how to roll back into the back-to-school routine.  For my two sons, 8 and 10, it’s not just getting them organized, but also mom and dad too. read more

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