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Editor's Note

Editor's Note

A new school year is upon us! Whether you've got one child or many; whether you've picked public, private, or homeschool; whether this is your first year, final year, or somewhere in between - I hope you thoroughly enjoy seeing ...

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Winners of the King Richard's Faire Ticket Giveaway

Winners of the King Richard's Faire Ticket Giveaway

Congratulations to Christine A. of Methuen, MA and James L. of Topsfield, MA! You've each won a family 4 pack of tickets to this year's King Richard's Faire. Please contact me at seasonb@macaronikid.com to claim your prize. Enjoy!

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Thomas Built Buses Hosts Annual Photo Contest

Thomas Built Buses Hosts Annual Photo Contest

As children across the country gear up with their new backpacks, school supplies, clothes and haircuts, parents are reaching for their cameras, ready to capture another milestone with the annual back to school photo. This year, capture that memorable shot ...

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Celebrate the First Day of School

Celebrate the First Day of School

Make the first day of school something your kids will look forward to year after year with an "unexpected" tradition.We all want the first day of school to be special and even a little exciting, right? Here's a tradition you ...

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Pencil Vase - A Perfect Teacher Gift

Pencil Vase - A Perfect Teacher Gift

Send your kids off to the start of a new school year with a special gift to let teachers and office staff know how much you appreciate them!What you need: Tall vase or a recycled jar about 7 ½ inches ...

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Pencil Magnets

Pencil Magnets

Supply lists. Permission Forms. Calendars. Artwork. A new school year inevitably brings with it stacks of paper that busy families need to keep track of. Keep the most important ones in plain sight with a school-themed magnet for your refrigerator ...

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Is Your Tech in Check for Back to School?

Is Your Tech in Check for Back to School?

Let's face it. As a busy parent, you need to make the most of every moment and stay organized -; especially when it's time for back-to-school! Here just a few mind-blowing (and free!) apps that keep you on track and ...

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Egg "Pizza"

Egg "Pizza"

You call it a pizza and my kids will eat it, even if it has spinach on it. This is a quick "go to" for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Experiment with other ingredients like diced bell peppers, mushrooms and tomatoes. ...

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A Fun Twist on the "Ice Cream" Sandwich

A Fun Twist on the "Ice Cream" Sandwich

Who doesn't love an ice cream sandwich? This yummy alternative is a great treat for kids and adults and it's dairy-free!Ingredients: 2-2 1/2 soft bananas 2 tbsp. of peanut butter or almond butter (tried both ways and kids loved them) ...

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Lucy's Bookshelf

Lucy's Bookshelf

A sweet story about a raccoon who has a tearful time going off to school, until his mother shares a very old secret with him. Anytime he feels lonely for home, all he has to do is press the palm ...

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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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Get Involved

Get Involved

We are currently looking for a Publisher Mom (or Dad) to start a brand new edition of Macaroni Kid in the Middleton - Reading/North Reading - Wakefield areas, and other places around Massachusetts.Contact me at seasonb@macaronikid.com for details. I look ...

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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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2014 Free Fun Fridays

2014 Free Fun Fridays

The Highland Street Foundation's 2014 Free Fun Fridays continue to run through August 29th. Zoos, children's museums, historical sites, art museums, and more will be free and open to the public. Here's what's coming up for August:August 8thBoston Harbor Islands ...

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