Quantcast

Macaroni National Macaroni Kid EATS Family Fitness Macaroni Military Families Family Safety Macaroni Stork Family Travel

This Week's Picks

View all »

This Week's Calendar

View all »

Teen Scene

View all »

Plan Ahead

View all »
Making the Most Out of Valentine's Day

Making the Most Out of Valentine's Day

February is packed with holidays and meaning. It's Black History month, National Heart Health month and we honor the birth of a few past U.S. presidents with a Monday off. If you are a parent with elementary aged children, the ...

Read more »

Valentine's Recipes

Valentine's Recipes

Weelicious.com founder Catherine McCord understands that the way to your loved ones' hearts is through their stomachs. She has developed Valentine's Day themed recipes for any time of day, from breakfast to dessert. She also offers great tips on keeping ...

Read more »

Valentine Pops Edible Craft!

Valentine Pops Edible Craft!

Valentines are a long-time tradition, but if you're looking for a way to sweeten them up a bit - try these Valentine Pops! They would be great with Valentines to classmates, or a small bouquet of them will tell a ...

Read more »

Valentine's Day Snack Mix

Valentine's Day Snack Mix

Here's an easy way to make a fun Valentin's snack for home or school parties. Scoop the mix into Valentine's treat bags for little gifts. Valentine's Snack Mix one part Valentine's M&Ms one part yogurt covered raisins one part Craisins ...

Read more »

Not Your Average Valentine

This unique Valentine idea comes from Brittany from Made By Brittany. What you'll need:1.) 1 oz. box of Sweethearts2.) 2 mini Reese's cups3.) 1 4x7 inch piece of red construction paper4.) 1 pipe cleaner5.) iPod screen & circle home button ...

Read more »

Kid-created Valentine's Space

Kid-created Valentine's Space

A few years ago I was in a MOPS group with a lovely woman who mentored us and homeschooled her two grade-school-aged children. She always had such wonderful ideas for things to do with her kids. I admired her ability ...

Read more »

Cupid’s Garland

Cupid’s Garland

Materials: Red construction paper Paper doilies Red and white felt Tacky glue and glitter glue Glittery heart-shaped stickers Steps: Fold a long sheet of construction paper like an accordion and cut out a heart shape with a tab on the ...

Read more »

“Love Potion” Jars

“Love Potion” Jars

Small jars Red and pink candy Felt and rickrack Paper doilies Tacky glue and glitter glue Steps: Fill a jar with candy. Cut out a white piece of felt to fit the side of the jar. Then cut a heart ...

Read more »

Date Night: Valentine's Day

Date Night: Valentine's Day

Lincoln Park Zoo is for Love Birds! Lincoln Park Zoo's new adults-only Valentine's Day event, Animal Attractions, offers lovebirds a wild way to celebrate the season. Feel the heat of Africa, nibble chocolates and sip champagne while getting the dish ...

Read more »

Help a Publisher Mom

A fellow publisher mom recently got some devastating news about her 3.5 year old son. For the past 6 months, her son has not been eating, and has kept losing weight. He has been sick constantly with various ear infections, ...

Read more »

Cycle for Survival Raises $8 Million

Cycle for Survival Raises $8 Million

Now in its fifth year, Cycle for Survival is an indoor cycling fundraiser benefiting rare cancer research at MSKCC. The event began in 2007 as a grassroots fundraiser founded by MSKCC patient Jennifer Goodman Linn, and has doubled in size ...

Read more »

Brookfield Zoo Offers Free Admission

Winter is a great time to head to Brookfield Zoo. In January and February, admission is free on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Plus it is a wonderful opportunity to see animals such as the new Mexican gray wolf pack ...

Read more »

Area Museum FREE Days 2011

Museum of Science and Industry Feb 1, 8, 14, 15, 22 June 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 Sept 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 Oct 31 ...

Read more »

Kids Eat FREE or Cheap!

Kids Eat FREE or Cheap!

Kids Eat Free at Chili's February 8, 15, 21and 22 Kids 12 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. Chili's Kids Eat Free at White Palace Grill Kids eat free every Sunday - Wednesday from 2pm-10pm. ...

Read more »

Let's Meet!

Do you belong to a book club, meet-up group, church group or other organization with other parents and caregivers? If so, I'd love to meet you and your group to tell them all about Macaroni Kid Chicago! I come armed ...

Read more »


Enter Now to Win!

$500 TARGET GIFT CARD

By entering the contest, you agree to subscribe to e-newsletters from Macaroni Kid. We never share, rent or sell your information. See contest rules here.