I first discovered Macaroni Kid two years ago when I was searching for age appropriate activities for J&A. A friend of mine suggested I check out Macaroni Kid and I was instantly hooked. I signed up to receive the weekly newsletter for my city and bookmarked the website on my computer.
The newsletter arrives in my inbox each week and includes a calendar of local events and interesting articles with various topics such as book reviews, ways to relieve ear infections, and (ahem) organizing tips for busy families.
My favorite feature of the Macaroni Kid website is the interactive calendar.
Click on a date and you will get a comprehensive list of all sorts of family-friendly activities and events in your city.
I had no idea how many great opportunities there were for children and families in my area until I found Macaroni Kid! From library story times to theater productions to open play centers to art classes, my kids and I have had fun discovering the variety of activities that our community has to offer.
With my love for Macaroni Kid already well established, I was especially delighted to learn that the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Macaroni Kid was a fan of my blog. She and I joke that we are twins separated at birth what with our love for organizing and addiction to chai tea lattes. When she emailed to ask if I wanted to contribute organizing ideas to their newsletter, I jumped at the chance.
My first piece was published this week and, I have to admit, I got quite a thrill of seeing my first online article.
(You can read the article here.)
Macaroni Kid has newsletters/websites for cities and towns all over the United States. To find a Macaroni Kid dedicated to your region, simply search for your city and state in their search engine.