Happy Mother's Day! Enter to WIN a Family 4-Pack of Zoo Passes!

Happy Mother's Day! Enter to WIN a Family 4-Pack of Zoo Passes!

Wishing everyone a very Happy Mother's Day! I hope you get to enjoy the day the way you want to! I'm heading to visit my mom and grandmother in upstate NY while Mr. Macaroni and our MacKid have baseball games ...

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Mom on a Mission: Meet Sarah Reilly

Mom on a Mission: Meet Sarah Reilly

One of my favorite things about publishing Macaroni Kid is the chance to connect with other moms in our community. Often times these connections inspire me and remind me of the ability of one person to make a difference. It ...

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Visit the Lee Premium Outlets for Mother's Day Weekend

Visit the Lee Premium Outlets for Mother's Day Weekend

I really enjoy the drive along the Mass Pike from Springfield to Lee. I get there in under an hour but feel as though I've traveled much further. If you're looking to leave town this weekend, I suggest getting in ...

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A Letter to Luis

A Letter to Luis

Dear Luis,I write this letter today, one month from your ninth birthday, and I can't believe how fast the years are going by. It seems like just yesterday, that our social worker was calling me to let me know that ...

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New Children's Art Party Packages + a Giveaway from Paint Sip Fun!

New Children's Art Party Packages + a Giveaway from Paint Sip Fun!

Party with PAINT, have a juice to SIP and enjoy the FUN! PAINT SIP FUN is pleased to introduce our NEW Children's Art Party Packages! With Paint Sip Fun, we offer a variety of inspiring party entertainment projects for all ...

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5 Benefits of Resistance Training

5 Benefits of Resistance Training

Cardio seems to be the go-to exercise for most women, and while it certainly has significant health benefits, doing cardiovascular exercise alone is not enough to help you reach your fitness goals. Resistance training, which uses an external force (such ...

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Flower Pot of Thanks

Flower Pot of Thanks

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 1-7), and Teacher Appreciation Day (May 3), my daughter and I made these fun flower pots for the special teachers in her life. Here's what you need: Terra cotta flower pot (big enough ...

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The Lost Art of the Family Dinner

The Lost Art of the Family Dinner

I have only a vague memory of sitting down with my family to eat dinner when I was a kid. I know we did, but it happened so long ago that sometimes it feels like I dreamed the whole thing. ...

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8 Things Kids Can Learn from Prince

8 Things Kids Can Learn from Prince

I brought my kids to Paisley Park to show them Prince's Memorial. We played Music and watched videos, but I felt I needed to explain to my kids how he was influential and was someone they could truly look up ...

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A Laid-Back, Tasty Way to Add Fun to Any Occasion

A Laid-Back, Tasty Way to Add Fun to Any Occasion

One of the things that I love about childhood is how far a simple gesture goes; how quickly a pat on the back, treat, hug or tickle turns a frown upside down. And as a busy mom of two, I ...

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Delicious Banana Coffee Cake

Delicious Banana Coffee Cake

Ingredients for Cake: 1-1/2 cups sugar 2 cups flour 1/2 tsp. soda 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 cup butter (melted) 2 eggs 5 Tablespoons milk 4 bananas (mashed) Ingredients for Topping: 1/4 cup butter 1 cup chopped nuts (optional) 2/3 cup ...

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The Importance of School Breakfast

The Importance of School Breakfast

Fuel Up to Play 60, an in-school health and wellness program launched by National Dairy Council and the NFL in collaboration with the USDA, is helping bring awareness to the importance of school breakfast. The program encourages schools to implement ...

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