Macaroni Minute!

Macaroni Minute!

Click HERE to view the entire newsletter in your browser.Greetings, Macaroni Parents! It's January in Chicago, but it sure doesn't feel like January in Chicago! This weekend's temps are in the 40s and 50s so get out and enjoy the ...

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20 Tips to Make the Most of Macaroni Kid!

20 Tips to Make the Most of Macaroni Kid!

Thank you for subscribing to Macaroni Kid Chicago-North! I hope you find this newsletter and website to be informative and full of fun things for you to do with your family! 1. CALENDAR: The calendar feature will allow you to ...

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Five Ways To Be Greener With Your Children In The New Year

Five Ways To Be Greener With Your Children In The New Year

With every new year comes a mountain of New Years resolutions, and as a parent the list can be never-ending. I often forget about my more frivolous resolutions (I'll get fit one day!), however, the one commitment I always feel ...

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Make 2017 Lice Free!

Make 2017 Lice Free!

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Chicago Children's Theatre's The Hundred Dresses is Back!

Chicago Children's Theatre's The Hundred Dresses is Back!

With the New Year comes the return of an all-time favorite, Chicago Children's Theatre's The Hundred Dresses, the smash hit musical about a young girl who struggles with bullying and learns what it takes to stand up to others - ...

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Performing Arts Can Create a Happy, Confident, and Well-Rounded Child

Performing Arts Can Create a Happy, Confident, and Well-Rounded Child

We all strive to raise our children to be happy, creative, confident and educated. A good performing arts school will design their programs to meet these aspirations in an environment that is safe (physically and emotionally), inclusive and fun. Classes ...

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Recycle Old Greeting Cards

Recycle Old Greeting Cards

When the holidays were over and I was cleaning the house and putting away all the Christmas gifts and decorations, I gathered all the greeting cards into a pile. I stared at them, hating to throw them away, but it ...

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Knitting and Kids - It's a Brain Game!

Knitting and Kids - It's a Brain Game!

Most people associate knitting and crocheting with little old grey haired grandmas and would say it's about as exciting as watching paint dry. Well, I've been a lifelong crafter, studied textiles, and pursued a career in custom clothing design. Crafts ...

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Waffle and Bacon Delight

Waffle and Bacon Delight

We are big fans of Brinner (Breakfast for dinner) around here. Actually, we are just big fans of breakfast. Brinner is just a fantastically simple meal for a busy, tired meal planner, but breakfast any time of the day is ...

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Hello, Dream Job! Calling all Mompreneurs….

Hello, Dream Job! Calling all Mompreneurs….

It's 2017 -; are you ready to make a change? Do you want to be the boss of your own life and live on your own terms? Moms -; you know what we are talking about… Most of us were ...

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Winter Coats and Car Seats - Not A Good Combo

Winter Coats and Car Seats - Not A Good Combo

Pictured above: Left - Child wears a lightly-lined windbreaker and a blanket over her lap. Right - Child wears a fleece poncho over a windbreaker with seat belt buckled under the poncho.As the weather gets chillier, we all start to ...

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January Winner! Join the Birthday Club!

January Winner! Join the Birthday Club!

Here's to all of our January birthdays! Nathan M. Madison B. Anna K. Illeana M. Daphne K. Harriet L. Sammy H. Jackelyn G. Eli P. Marlowe A. Jordyn Y. Charlie H. Kaden U. Olivia W. Taylor M. Elizabeth R. Ronan ...

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