Hilton Head Ezine Owner Catherine Wayland Moves to Miami and Shifts Focus of Ezine to Education

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Hilton Head Ezine Owner Catherine Wayland Moves to Miami to Start Her Doctoral Degree and Shifts Focus of Ezine to Empower Families on Education

Catherine Wayland, formerly of Hilton Head, South Carolina moves to Coral Gables, Florida to start PhD in Cultural Literacy in Multilingual Environments at University of Miami. This focus for Wayland will bring more than a doctoral degree but also a shift in focus for her ezine, International Family Magazine, online at http://www.internationalfamilymag.com.

"When I started IFmag ten years ago, the family magazines on the shelves were targeting an out-of-date traditional family of Mom, Dad, and 2 kids. So, we launched a magazine online targeting a more realistic, global family," says Wayland. "The families that have been reading and writing their stories for International Family Magazine are the families that surround us today. Today, there is no definition of family except unconditional love. Today, we see single parents adopting a child, a single mother using IVF, gay parent adoption, blended families, multi-cultural, multi-lingual families and more."

Now, Wayland has been doing more research on what is families want to talk and read about - education and safety. So, International Family Magazine will keep its tradition of keeping up with what today's families want. The September issue of IF mag will have three focused articles on keeping our families safe. That will launch on the first of September. But, the entire month of September will continue with a back-to-school focus on educational tips that help families navigate a very complex, educational system.

"I talk to my parental peers all the time on soccer fields, basketball stands, and at school functions, they don't feel empowered when communicating with their children's schools or getting answers," says Wayland.

"Instead of understanding their rights they opt out of the system and now we see families using virtual education, homeschooling, and many other variations of a parent's answer to being stonewalled, " says Wayland. Get ready IF mag readers, there is going to be some interesting changes at International Family Magazine that Wayland hopes are exactly what her readers are looking for at the ezine.

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