As the region’s only parenting magazine, Growing Up in the Valley has become the most read magazine in the region thanks to the support that you and your school have shown us throughout the years.


Over the five years that GUITV has been on the shelves, we have been to hundreds of events including MANY school carnivals, festivals and celebrations.


In 2017, we are teaming with Blue Eagle Credit Union to bring this participation to a whole new level!  With help from Blue Eagle, Growing Up in the Valley Magazine will make a larger impact this year by offering a great new program for schools and their PTAs to consider.


Growing Up In the Valley and Blue Eagle Credit Union would like to provide your school our services as a Paparazzi style photo booth!  We will set up and take pictures of your guests and publish a select amount in our pages, and publish all of them online at  Your students will LOVE the fact that they will be seen in our pages and this activity will offer your PTA a free – hands off addition to your entertainment lineup!


We will also provide promotional items at your event, a door prize and an appearance by our mascot Flutter!  All courtesy of Growing Up In the Valley and our Community Partner, Blue Eagle Credit Union!


Why are we doing this all for free?  Growing Up In the Valley and Blue Eagle Credit Union believe in you and your kids.  We want to help you succeed in raising and teaching the youth of today to be the leaders of tomorrow.  Teachers are one of the most important people in a child’s life and school is the foundation for their growth.  We want to support that in every way we can.


Please fill out the form below to book Growing Up In the Valley and Blue Eagle Credit Union at your next event!




Nathan’s parents do everything they can to battle the brain and spinal cancer he had been diagnosed with over seven years ago. While Dawn and Bobby Norman deal with the travel expenses and demands on their time, taking care of Nathan and their three other children, they are still always giving selflessly to the community.… Continue Reading

How long have you been teaching? 2 years What made you decide to become a teacher? Ever since I was in elementary school I have loved learning and wanted to be a teacher. Playing “school” was a typical activity growing up with my friends. I have always enjoyed working with kids and delight in helping… Continue Reading

Tell us about your family: I live with my husband; Sheldon Johnson and our adopted one-eyed Shih Tzu named Song. Which grades or subjects do you teach and at which school? String Orchestra: 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade in Stonewall Jackson Middle and Lucy Addison Middle Schools How long have you been teaching? This is… Continue Reading

Did you know that the first five years of a child’s life are the most important for her brain development? 90% of a person’s brain forms before age 5. The connections children’s minds make at a very young age set the foundation for their futures. Babies and young kids are constantly learning from everything they… Continue Reading

  How did you come up with the idea? When I was in elementary school, I overheard my mom (a teacher) talking about one of her former students’ son who had been diagnosed with cancer a few months before. I followed his story for months on Facebook. Sadly, he did not win his fight. But,… Continue Reading

FOR MORE INFO VISIT WWW.VIRGINIAFAMILYEXPO.COM FEBRUARY 11, 2017 10AM-4PM SHERATON ROANOKE   This FREE event will feature over 70 Booths of local businesses and services for families of all ages and sizes! This event is designed so that expecting parents, new and seasoned moms and dads, child care takers, and grandparents are guaranteed to discover… Continue Reading

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!  CLICK HERE   Ring in the new year with Growing Up In the Valley in the Salem Civic Center arena!  Tons of activities and fun!  ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT CHILDREN’S TRUST! TICKETS ARE $7 PER PERSON (under 2 FREE) SPECIAL FAMILY 4 PACK for $25! PRESENTED BY Freedom First Credit Union PROMOTIONAL… Continue Reading

2016 Fit Family Challenge FREE Classes and Activities MUST SHOW FFC REGISTRATION EMAIL TO ACCESS ALL EVENTS!   Roanoke Greenway Tour at Roanoke Greenway MUST REQUEST GREENWAY TOUR CARD BY EMAILING JOSH@GROWINGUPINTHEVALLEY.COM ANYTIME – 10 DIFFERENT TOURS!   30 Minute Jump Time at Launching Pad May 9, 12, June 6, 9 3 PM – 8… Continue Reading

      What is the Fit Family Challenge? It’s a Challenge to get healthy and keep your kids active too. We know! So we designed the Fit Family Challenge to make it more fun and rewarding for everyone! The Fit Family Challenge is a no-cost healthy lifestyle program for families. This year, we’re taking… Continue Reading


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