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Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Autumn officially begins next week, but with the kids settled into school and the weather turning cool, it feels like we're already there. Before you know it, it'll be time to start thinking about pumpkins and Halloween (but we'll save ...

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Editor/Publisher Wanted for North Shore MA Macaroni Kid

Editor/Publisher Wanted for North Shore MA Macaroni Kid

With baby #3 on the way, I have decided to step down from my post as Editor/Publisher of the Newburyport, Merrimack Valley MA, and North Shore MA Macaroni Kid websites as of Dec. 31, 2014. We are currently looking for ...

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Fall Imagination

Fall Imagination

Here is a fun way for kids of all ages to get creative with leaves. Start by giving your kids a bag and sending them outside to collect leaves. Encourage them to get many different shapes and colors.For added fun, ...

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Celebrate National Play-Doh Day on September 16th

Celebrate National Play-Doh Day on September 16th

Play-Doh. You used it as a child and we're betting that your kids have at least one can in their own collection.September 16th marks National Play-Doh day, a time to celebrate the iconic children's toy/activity that has helped kids create ...

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Visit An Alpaca Farm

Visit An Alpaca Farm

September brings to mind thoughts of school being back in session, apple harvests, alpaca farms…ALPACA FARMS? For the last several years, alpaca enthusiasts have opened their farms and ranches to visitors the fourth weekend in September in an effort to ...

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Tips For Picking the Best Apples This Season

Tips For Picking the Best Apples This Season

Apple picking is a favorite fall activity for families - visiting the orchard, breathing in the crisp air, and enjoying the time together.Apples are a favorite fruit of many and are one of the easiest fruits to pick and use. ...

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Apple Goodness: A Tasty Treat for Fall

Apple Goodness: A Tasty Treat for Fall

Fall officially begins this month, which means trips to the apple orchard and (quite possibly) an over abundance of the fruit.This recipe for Apple Goodness makes a delicious dip for any type of apples. Get the kids involved by letting ...

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Taco Pockets

Taco Pockets

What kids don't LOVE taco? We know many would would eat them every night if given the choice! Here's an easy recipe to help change up the traditional taco recipe. It's also a great idea for using up leftover taco ...

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Easy Prep Tailgate Treats

Easy Prep Tailgate Treats

There's nothing more fun than themed treats for your next tailgate party. But as busy families we want something that will come together quickly and still taste great, right? Here are five simple and delicious tailgate treats, ranging from dessert ...

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Lucy's Bookshelf

Lucy's Bookshelf

Great for learning to identify birds, this book offers a rhyming-text explanation of what beaks are good for: preening, fishing, nest building, and much more. Birds and their beaks come in all shapes and sizes, and this book labels colorful ...

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ABC's of Macaroni Kid

ABC's of Macaroni Kid

Welcome to North Shore 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 North Shore MA area. Note that most usually require one adult entree purchase per child. IMPORTANT: Please remember our edition covers North Shore 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 North Shore MA area, where you can go ...

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