September 18, 2011
- Transitioning into Fall
- We All Need A Little "Time Out"!
- Zen Massage GIVEAWAY
- Yo'Drops Review
- Mommy & Me Date Night at Truett's Grill in Morrow
- Two More Weeks Left to Win Kid Fresh Meals!!
- Macaroni Tips
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- Crazy Caterpillars!
- Fruity Peanut Butter Dip
- Don't Forget to Nominate a Teacher!
- Sharpie Giveaway
Can you believe the summer is coming to an end? Yes, we'll be officially making the transition into Fall on Sept. 23. Wow!
It does seem like just yesterday we were taking dips in the pool, putting away our winter sweaters and firing up the grill for the first time in the season. But now, the kids are back in school, the days are already getting shorter and there's even a little morning chill in the air as we head out the door.
With Fall, comes new routines ...
Every parent has probably come to the realization at one point or another that for as much as they love their kids, there comes a time when they also drive you a little crazy!
That's why parents also know that they may need to plan one night a week or maybe twice a month where it's "Just the Two of Us". But when time rolls around to plan "date night", often we find ourselves searching the web last minute to find that perfect place to go.
With that ...
Win a 1-hour Swedish Massage!!
When you think about all of the things we do each and every week: shuffling kids to and from practices and activities, grocery shopping, cooking dinner, washing laundry, helping with school work, and more, it's no wonder we should take a little time to recharge our batteries and just relax.
So when we here at Macaroni Kid need a little stress-relief we ALWAYS think of booking our appointments at Zen Massage at Camp Creek first! They've been serving clients from professional athletes to entertainers in Southwest Atlanta and ...
Macaroni Mom Tested, Macaroni Mom Approved
Anyone who knows me, is fully aware that I'm always on the hunt for kid-friendly, delicious and NUTRITIOUS snacks for my daughter. As much as we're in the car and on the go, I also love snacks that are easy to pack and even easier for her to eat without a lot of mess - because let's face it, no one enjoys cleaning blueberry stains off the car seat.
So when our friends at Revolution Foods offered to let us try their new organic kid snack called Yo ...
Come out and visit Macaroni Kid at our table!
Come out to Truett's Grill in Morrow on September 24 for the 2nd Annual Mommy & Me Date night! If your child wants, let them bring their spurs and cowboy (or cowgirl) hats for this year's Western theme.
Get your picture taken with everyone's favorite Chick-Fil-A Cow and participate in lots of crafts and interactive games, and don't miss the special gifts!
Bring your friends and stop by the MACARONI KID TABLE to say "hi". We will have a few kid's activities and crafts, a special ...
Enter to Win Two Free Kid Fresh Meals, Plus Get $1 Off Coupons Too!
NOTE: If you already entered and commented on this article last week, no need to enter again. We still have your name and information for the giveaway which ends on Sept. 30!
No time to cook a healthy meal for the kids?
Our lives are often busier than we plan, especially now that the kids are back in school, when we don't always have the time or the energy (or both!) to cook a nutritious meal for the kids. This is why, if you haven't tried Kidfresh (www ...
Hey Macaroni Kid readers, here's a few money-saving tips for you to implement in your home!
Cleaning Supplies - When we started cleaning houses we realized that our profits would not be as high if we had to go and buy a bunch of cleaning supplies. Instead, we researched homemade cleaning ingredients and recipes and we made our own for under $20. As long as you can get past the vinegar smell (it dissipates after an hour or so) you can save a lot of money and you can save ...
Where: Ronald Bridges Park 5285 Lakeside Drive, Union CityWhen: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: The entire family.How: Just show up.Cost: Free and open to the public.For more info: 770-954-2288
Where: Truett's Grill 2042 Mount Zion Road, MorrowWhen: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: Moms and children of all ages can come out and spend a great evening together.How: Make reservations at http://www.cfarestaurant.com/truettsgrillmorrow/events/20110900Cost: FreeFor more info: 770-210-0500
Where: Barnes and Noble (Camp Creek) 3685 Market Place Blvd, East PointWhen: 11:00 AMWho: Mom's and young childrenHow: Just show up!Cost: Free
Where: Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, N.W., AtlantaWhen: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Valid only Monday through Friday)Who: Children of all ages are welcome. Exhibits are designed for children 8 years of age and younger.How: Just show up.Cost: Half-off the general admission price of $12.75 plus tax per person. Children under two are free.For more info: http://www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org/parents/events
Where: Jonesboro Branch Library 124 Smith Street, JonesboroWhen: 7:00 PM - 7:45 PMWho: Ages 5 and up.How: Just show up!Cost: FreeFor more info: 770-478-7120
Where: Forest Park Branch Library 696 Main Street, Forest ParkWhen: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: School-age childrenHow: Call to register!Cost: FreeFor more info: 404-366-0850
Where: Barnes and Noble 1939 Mount Zion Road, MorrowWhen: 11:00 AMWho: Children of all ages!How: Just show up!Cost: Free
Wednesday, September 21 through Sunday, October 2 - Center for Puppetry Arts: The Old Man and the Monkeys
Where: Center for Puppetry Arts (Downstairs Theater) 1404 Spring Street NW, AtlantaWhen: 1:00 PM (Showtimes vary. Sundays 1 pm & 3 pm; Wednesday through Friday 10 am & 11:30 am and Saturdays 12 pm & 2 pm)Who: The entire family!How: Advance tickets online or at the Ticket Office.Cost: Member: $9.25 Non-Members: $16.50 All single show tickets include entrance to the Museum and the Create a Puppet WorkshopFor more info: www.puppet.org
Where: Headquarters Branch Library 865 Battle Creek Road, JonesboroWhen: 7:00 PM - 7:30 PMWho: All agesHow: Just show up!Cost: FreeFor more info: 770-473-3850
Where: Woodruff Arts Center 1280 Peachtree Street, NE, AtlantaWhen: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: The entire familyHow: Registration requiredCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.woodruffcenter.org/target.aspx
Where: Alliance Theatre 1280 Peachtree Street, NE, AtlantaWhen: Showtimes are Monday through Saturday 9:30 am & 11:30 amWho: Children ages 18 months to five.How: Purchase TicketsCost: $10.For more info: www.alliancetheatre.org
Where: Locations vary.When: 9:00 AM (Times vary at locations)Who: The entire family.How: Register at: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ticket/Cost: Free with tickets for two people
Where: Georiga Aquarium 225 Baker Street, NW, AtlantaWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: Fun for the whole family!How: Complimentary with the purchase of general admission tickets or annual passes.Cost: Children 12 and under will receive free admissions with each paid adult or Annual Pass member when dressed in a pirate costume.
Where: Barnes & Noble (Southlake) 1939 Mount Zion Road Morrow, GAWhen: 11:00 AMWho: Preschoolers, Elementary-ageHow: Open to the publicCost: FreeFor more info: (770) 471-2227
Where: Barnes & Noble (CampCreek Marketplace) 3685 Market Place Blvd East Point, GAWhen: 11:00 AMWho: Preschoolers, elementary-ageHow: Open to the public.Cost: FreeFor more info: (404) 349-0359
Where: Centennial Olympic Park in AtlantaWhen: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Fun for the entire family!How: Just show up!Cost: Free
Where: Forest Park Branch Library 696 Main Street, Forest ParkWhen: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: Ages 13-19How: Call to registerCost: FreeFor more info: 404-366-0850
Where: Frederick Douglass High School 225 Hamilton E. Holmes Drive, AtlantaWhen: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: High school studentsHow: Register by calling 1-800-KAPTEST; Press #4, then #3 and give code. Registration Codes: SKKH1079 - SAT Practice Test PKKH1013 - PSAT Practice TestCost: Free event sponsored by Atlanta City CouncilFor more info: www.kaptest.com/hsevents
Where: Home Depot storesWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Children ages 5-12How: Advance reservationCost: Free
Where: Downtown Fairburn on West Broad Street at the intersection of Highway 29 and Highway 92.When: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just show upCost: Free and open to the general public.
Where: 2757 Main Street, East PointWhen: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: Fun for the whole family!How: Just show upCost: Free
What you’ll need….
- Multi-colored paper
- A circle to trace (Tupperware bowl, plastic cup, cardboard circle, etc.)
- 2 Googly eyes
- 2 Feathers or pipe cleaners
- BIG sheet of paper
What you’ll do…
- Help your child trace multiple circles out of different colors of paper. Cut them out. For younger kids, you can cut the circles out for them ahead of time.
- Arrange the circles to make a long caterpillar. You can make them “crazy” by having them go up and down all over the ...
This great dip for fresh fruit, celery and baby carrots can also be used as a tasty spread!
- 1 medium apple, cored and quartered but not peeled
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup all natural peanut butter
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 6 cups of fresh fruit and vegetables such as apple slices, celery sticks and baby carrots
1. In a food processor, chop one apple and cranberries.
2. In a small bowl, combine peanut butter, orange juice and cinnamon.
3. Stir apple/cranberry mixture into peanut butter mixture ...
Chance to Win $50 Gift Card
We at Macaroni Kid, are BIG fans of our community educators!!
Since we all love great educators, we want to make sure that their efforts don't go unnoticed. I'm starting a regular feature in which we recognize these great educators!
If your child has an especially dedicated and hardworking teacher in a school in either South Fulton or Clayton County I'd love to know about him or her. Send me an email at [email protected], including your name, the teacher's name, his or her subject ...
And the Winner is...
Natalie H! She entered our contest and won an amazing gift pack of Sharpie products, including our favorite the new GEL Highlighters! The prize is valued at approximately $100! Congratulations! Thanks again to our friends at Sharpie! We LOVE them!
There's still plenty of time to enter our KidFresh coupon giveaway (contest ends September 30, 2011). And don't forget to check out this week's contest for a relaxing 1 hour Swedish Massage at Zen Massage at The Shops @ Camp Creek Village in College Park!
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