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Editor's Note

Editor's Note

As summer rolls on, I hope you're finding family time, time to relax, and time to knock a few projects off of your summer bucket list. I'm busily preparing to homeschool my kids this fall while tending to a third ...

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Making Family Memories at Story Land

Making Family Memories at Story Land

The good folks at Story Land in Glen, NH offered my family and I tickets to their wonderful theme park so that I could share our experiences with you. We took them up on it for my youngest daughter's third ...

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An RV Vacation with your Family

An RV Vacation with your Family

For most families, a summer vacation is a week of fun and excitement, but sometimes planning for one financially is not always an easy task. My husband and I decided to take our family of 5 on an RV vacation ...

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Duct Tape Flip Flops

Duct Tape Flip Flops

Material:Duct tape (is pretty much all you need), but you can also use some old flip flops for your template, and pipe cleaners as the "straps". If you would like to make your flip flops more durable, you can trace ...

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Mango Cucumber Salad

Mango Cucumber Salad

When your Macaroni Munchkins ask for seconds (and thirds!), you know you've found a salad recipe that is a keeper! This Mango Cucumber Salad has lots of fresh flavor and is quick and easy to prepare - perfect for busy ...

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What's for Dinner? Vegetable Ravioli Bake

What's for Dinner? Vegetable Ravioli Bake

This recipe makes use of what you have on hand or what you can find easily at the store. It's quick and easy - perfect for a weeknight meal or company on the weekend. It's also a great way to ...

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Try a TV-Free Family Night

Try a TV-Free Family Night

We all love popping popcorn and settling in to watch a favorite family show. But there's something special about parent-child activities that don't revolve around the television. For your next family night, try turning off the tube for an evening ...

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Lucy's Bookshelf

Lucy's Bookshelf

Beautifully told, this story follows the journey of the monarch from egg to migrating butterfly. It includes the vital role that milkweed plants play in this cycle. A perfect story to read at this time of year, when monarchs are ...

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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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2014 Free Fun Fridays

2014 Free Fun Fridays

The Highland Street Foundation's 2014 Free Fun Fridays will run from June 27th through August 29th - 10 weeks of FREE family fun all summer! There are 66 museums and cultural venues in Massachusetts to choose from (even more than ...

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