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Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Look for the next newsletter in your inbox on October 13th!In this issue of Merrimack Valley MA Macaroni Kid: Make Your Own Dancing Ribbons F-A-L-L Into the New Season How to Throw an Elegant, Fun Stress-Free Party 8 Snack Duty ...

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Make Your Own Dancing Ribbons

Make Your Own Dancing Ribbons

This craft uses supplies that are easily available, is super inexpensive and easy to create. Many can be made quickly without breaking the bank and can even be made out of "used" materials, which makes them great party favors or ...

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F-A-L-L into the New Season

F-A-L-L into the New Season

It's officially fall! This year, the autumnal equinox brought the fall season to the Northern Hemisphere on September 22 at 10:29 P.M. EDT. With the changing season comes the opportunity for lots of fun seasonal family activities. We've got a ...

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How to Throw an Elegant, Fun, Stress-Free Party

How to Throw an Elegant, Fun, Stress-Free Party

I absolutely adore hosting. And above hosting, I LOVE, party planning! After nearly every party, I am asked for my tips, tricks, secrets, and even to come help with other people's parties! That's why I thought I would share some ...

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8 Snack Duty Do's and Don'ts for Parents

Think back to before you had kids; did you ever imagine SNACKS would be such a big deal? Every parent knows kids LOVE when it's your turn to bring snack - and snack duty done well (or well-enough) leaves our ...

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Kid Sushi Bar

Kid Sushi Bar

No worries...no raw fish in this Sushi! These are great "hands-on" treats to make at birthday parties, send to school instead of cupcakes, or just make in an afternoon to keep the kids busy! Ingredients: Dried apricots Ready-made Rice Krispie ...

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Applesauce Muffins

Applesauce Muffins

Berry season is at an end, but don't fret ... apple season is here! Apples are high in pectin, a soluble fiber that lowers blood pressure and glucose levels, and can even lower the "bad" cholesterol in the body. Boron, ...

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Lucy's Bookshelf

Lucy's Bookshelf

Here's a good one for Child Health Day (coming up on October 6th). Another charming story about Sam and Mrs. Bear from the author of Kiss Good Night; poor Sam has a cough at bedtime. He has to be brave ...

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ABC's of Macaroni Kid

ABC's of Macaroni Kid

Welcome to Merrimack Valley MA Macaroni Kid! Take a tour of the website with the information below, and find out which features work best for you to keep you inspired, informed, and involved:•A is for Articles. Macaroni Kid offers timely ...

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Editor/Publisher Wanted for Merrimack Valley MA Macaroni Kid

Editor/Publisher Wanted for Merrimack Valley MA Macaroni Kid

With baby #3 on the way, I have decided to step down from my post as Editor/Publisher of the Newburyport, Merrimack Valley MA, and North Shore MA Macaroni Kid websites as of Dec. 31, 2014. We are currently looking for ...

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Library Storytimes

Library Storytimes

Libraries offer many wonderful free programs each week; link to your local library's website below to see regular storytime offerings by age group. Some require pre-registration while others have a drop-in format; some include crafts and other activities, as well ...

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2014 Museum Passes

2014 Museum Passes

Most libraries offer online reservation of discount passes via the library's website; otherwise, call ahead to make your reservation. You will need to pick up the pass at the library in person. Some passes need to be returned to the ...

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Kids Eat Free

Kids Eat Free

Here is a list of restaurants that have Kids-Eat-Free (or discounted) days in the Merrimack Valley MA area. Note that most usually require one adult entree purchase per child. IMPORTANT: Please remember our edition covers Merrimack Valley MA, so the ...

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Local Parents Groups

Local Parents Groups

Whether you're brand new to this parenting thing or you're a seasoned veteran, there's nothing like finding support amongst your peers. There are quite a few moms and dads groups in the Merrimack Valley MA area, where you can go ...

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