May 13, 2012
- This Week in Macaroni Kid CEM
- WIN: Sage Spoonfuls!
- Food Allergy and Awareness Week
- Don't Forget Mother Earth this Mother's Day!
- Ten Steps to a Courteous Kid
- New Site for Parents: MyChildrensTeeth.org
- FREE Bowling and Skating This Summer!
- FOM: Score Indoor Sports
- LEGOLAND Launches Monthly Adult-Only Night!
- The Wiggles! Live in Concert at The Fox Theatre
- Super WHY Takes Off in First-Ever Live Show!!
- Macaroni Menu: Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad
- Macaroni Made: Science with Celery
- Macaroni Reader "Thank Yous"
- Would YOU Like to Be A Macaroni Kid Publisher Too?
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
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- Plan Ahead
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Happy Mother's Day to all of our moms out there! This will be my third year celebrating the holiday as a mom.
Mother's Day got me thinking about what it means to be a mother (in a humorous sort of way). So here's my list of:
"You Know You're a Mom When..."
1. You have a chance to relax in your own bubble bath and you secretly wish you could bring a few of your child's play toys in there too (it always looks like so much fun!).
2. You excuse yourself from the holiday dinner table because you "have to go use the potty!"
3. You catch yourself humming or singing the theme song from a Disney or Nickelodeon show or even from the children's CD in the car or even at work.
4. You find it easier to just make breakfast for dinner, especially since it seems kids love pancakes and waffles anyway.
5. Coffee is no longer your guilty morning pleasure with the paper or a book, but rather to just keep you awake and alert for the rest of the day.
6. You'd give your right arm if the kids would just sleep for a two hour nap-time!
But seriously being a mom is nothing short of a blessing! As bad as some days can be when the kids can be moody or sick, being a parent is also the most rewarding and joyful experience.
I want to wish my own mother a very wonderful Mother's Day and thank my wonderful and supportive husband for allowing me to still juggle so many balls in life all while being a mom too!
Now, here's what you can expect in your newsletter this week...
This Week in Macaroni Kid:
- Congratulations to last week's contest winner: Laura S. (Quiet Time CD Contest) and Shonte P. (Bambooee Contest)!!
- The week of May 13 is Food Allergy and Awareness Week, so whether you have a child with food allergies or know someone who does, we've got some helpful ways you can help keep those kids safe.
- Mother's Day is also a day we should celebrate "Mother Earth". Here are 10 ways you can help teach your child to be eco-conscious.
- It is possible to raise kind, well-mannered children with no yelling, no spanking and no time outs. Find out our expert's 10 steps to a courteous kid!
- Find out everything you need to know about your child's oral health with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's new website!
- Get your child registered for FREE bowling and skating this summer!
- Meet the newest "Friend of Macaroni" ....Score Indoor Sports in Fairburn!
- Did you know that you can do "adult-only nights" at LEGOLAND Discovery Atlanta now? And get ready for two HOT children's concerts this summer: The Fabulous Fab Four from Down Under - The Wiggles AND everyone's favorite team of spelling superheroes - Super WHY and The Super Readers!
- On the Macaroni Menu this week is: Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad and our "do-it-at-home" family fun activity this week is a little science with celery!
Finally, here's this week's list of "notable" holidays you may want to celebrate with friends and family:
- May 15 is Chocolate Chip Day
- May 16 is Love a Tree Day
- May 18 is National Bike to Work (or School) Day
- May 18 is Visit Your Relatives Day
- May 19 is Armed Forces Day
Wishing you all a great week,
Homemade Food Helps to Lay a Strong Foundation for a Lifetime of Healthy Food Choices
*** WINNER: KRISTIE W. ****
Parents certainly want the best for their children and one of the ways we show this is by what we feed them.
That's why the Sage Spoonfuls created a system that helps parents provide delicious and nutritious homemade food for their babies.
The creaters of Sage Spoonfuls say that you don't need to be a chef, have a lot of time on your hands, or a kitchen full of fancy equipment to make and store your own baby food—in fact they say that you ...
Facts EVERY Parent Should Know
It is estimated that 15 million Americans have food allergies and there has been a dramatic increase in the last few years by ...
Teach Your Child to be Eco-Conscious with These 10 Tips!
Our friends at Green Kid Crafts posted this GREAT article about how to teach our kids to appreciate and take care of the Earth and environment. We wanted to share the love with you and your families so they've kindly given us permission to reprint it!
We know that children learn by example, yet sometimes setting a good example can be difficult for parents. But if you start early enough and follow as many of the 10 tips given below as you can, you will teach your child to ...
No Yelling, No Spanking, No Time-Outs
It is possible to raise kind, well-mannered children with no yelling, no spanking, and no time-outs. When I created the Privileges System three years ago, my daughter needed boundaries…fast.
I always said, “I won’t have a brat,” but I had to admit that if I didn’t act soon, I would indeed have one. Now I get compliments on her behavior, and though she’s not perfect (who would want the perfect child?), she is polite and respectful. The best part is that she even recognizes other children ...
New Site to Address Pressing Questions on Children's Oral Health
- When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?
- What should I use to clean my baby's teeth?
- Are baby teeth really that important to my child?
- How do dental sealants work?
- How safe are dental X-rays?
"One of the primary challenges in dentistry is keeping parents ...
Brunswick Bowling: Offering students 18 and under, one FREE game of bowling every day in June, July and August. Shoe Rental not included. Sign up HERE.
AMF: At AMF, kids 15 and under can bowl for free all summer. Simply register and you'll get a weekly voucher for two free games per child, per day through September 3. Shoe rental not included. Sign up HERE.
Sparkles Family Fun Centers (Roller ...
Fun-Filled Facility Offering a Full Range of Sports Competition, Training and Recreation
I know there are some sports fans out there! We have a little one in our own house. Well, ok, she isn't yet a fan of an actual sport, but she does love everything and anything that allows her to run, jump, kick, etc. And, her parents are FANS of that!
We found a WONDERFUL indoor sports facility that offers all that and more for sports enthusiasts as young as 18 months all the way up to adults!
Score Indoor Sports in Fairburn is a beautiful indoor facility that ...
Calling all Adult Fans of LEGO...
Moms and dads, get ready for some date-night FUN! Buckhead's new LEGO-centric attraction has launched a series of adult-only events. Taking place on the second Thursday of each month, the center will open its doors to give adults the chance to check out the attraction.
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $19. Guests will have access to the LEGO Factory Tour, MINILAND, Kingdom Quest laser ride, Merlin's Apprentice and the 4D Cinema in addition to the cafe and LEGO shop. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Model Builders will ...
Tickets on Sale Now Through Ticketmaster
The Wiggles summer tour will reunite Anthony, Jeff and Murray with Yellow Wiggle Greg Page as they perform together again for the first time in five years.
Come “Follow the Leader” and dance the “Hot Potato” with The Wiggles, Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus, Wags the Dog and all the Wiggly Dancers when they are Getting Strong in Atlanta!
The Wiggling commences at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, July 31st for ...
Tickets are on sale now for Jul 27 show at Cobb Energy Centre
From Storybrook Village to a town near you! Preschoolers have “the power” to experience Super WHY as never before when Super WHY Live: You’ve Got the Power!, the first-ever live show based on the top-rated PBS KIDS TV series from Out of the Blue Enterprises, flies into Atlanta on July 27 at the Cobb Energy Centre!
Produced by S2BN Entertainment (Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Yo Gabba Gabba Live!, Rock of Ages: The Musical) and featuring music from Jack Antonoff of the hit band “fun.,” Super WHY Live kicks ...
Summer and pasta salad go hand in hand in this house. I LOVE having the ease of having a chilled pasta salad waiting for us in the fridge when we get home from the pool or zoo or whatever we have done that day. Add the benefit that there is no cleaning dishes and I can’t think of a better quick meal!
We eat so much pasta salad, however, that I have had to come up with variations so that we don’t get bored with our typical “family ...
Learn How a Celery Stalk Can Drink Water!
This fun experiment can be performed by even the smallest of scientists!
You will need:
- 1 stalk of celery with the leaves still on
- Red and blue food coloring
- 2 tall clear drinking glasses that are the same size
- Knife and a grownup to use it
What you need to do:
- Fill both glasses half full of water.
- Put 5-7 drops of red food coloring in one glass and 5-7 drops of blue in the other.
- Grownups- cut the celery stalk in half lengthwise almost to the leaves. Stalk ...
"Let's talk Nunsense, shall we? It was fantastic!! my little dude had an awesome time - and he's 7 (not many kids in that age group can appreciate a good musical but he surprised me by loving it). And we even made some new friends while in Tyrone. It was such a good (and new) way to spend Friday night so thank you so much for the tickets ...
And the winners are...
Laura S. who won a copy of the new CD Quiet Time from Miss Gail and Shonte P. who won a roll of re-usable paper towels from Bambooee. Congratulations to your both!!
Please let us know how your experiences were with these products on our Facebook page as we're sure other Macaroni Kid CEM readers would love to know what our winners thought of their prizes!
All winners are chosen using random.org.
Are you, or do you have a friend who might be, interested in becoming a Macaroni Kid Publisher? We are currently looking for a new publisher to take over the Macaroni Kid edition in Conyers-Stockbridge (Henry County) and also a publisher in Douglas County.
Macaroni Kid Publisher Moms develop content, publish their newsletter and website and keep all of the local advertising revenue and other publisher perks (free tickets to events, discounted travel, and more). The monthly hosting fee is very modest and the perks are great! I LOVE being ...
Where: 6905 Virlyn B Smith Rd, FairburnWhen: Weekends only and Memorial Day Monday.Who: The whole family!How: Purchase ticketsCost: Details online. Adults $19.95, Seniors (60) $17.95, Children (6-12) $8.95, children 5 and under are free.For more info: www.garenfest.com
Where: Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Avenue, SE, AtlantaWhen: Zoo HoursWho: Mothers and their families!How: Show up, purchase ticket.Cost: FREE admission with the purchase of full price child (ages 3-11) ticket or adult general admission ticket.For more info: www.zooatlanta.org
Where: Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring Street NW, AtlantaWhen: Showtimes vary. Check website for details.Who: The whole family!How: Purchase tickets online at www.puppet.org or calling the ticket sales office at 404-873-3391.Cost: Tickets are $9.25 for members and $16.50 for non-members. Show tickets include the Create-A-Puppet Workshop, where kids can make their own Cranky Crocodile Hand Puppet.
Where: 301 Auburn Avenue, AtlantaWhen: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Show upCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.sweetauburnmusicfest.com/
Where: Spivey Hall
Clatyon State UniversityWhen: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (There are two additional performances on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday May 20 at 3:00 PM)Who: FamiliesHow: Purchase TicketsCost: $20, adults and $10, childrenFor more info:
Where: 2757 East Point Street
East Point Commons AreaWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Stop byCost: FREE!!
Where: Fernbank Museum of Natural History 767 Clifton Road, AtlantaWhen: Check website for movie times. Runs 45 minutes.Who: FamiliesHow: Purchase tickets online or by calling 404.929.6400.Cost: Ticket prices are: Adults, $13; Students, $12; Children 3-12, $11; Children 2 and under are FREE.
Members can save up to 40% off of IMAX tickets.For more info: www.fernbankmuseum.org
Where: Atlanta History Center 130 West Paces Ferry Road, NW, AtlantaWhen: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: Toddlers and preschoolers (ages 18 months to five years)How: Show up, purchase tickets.Cost: Members are admitted for free. Admission is $6.50 for adults; $5.50 for children. Discounted rates are available for groups with ten or more children.For more info: 404-814-4110 or visit www.atlantahistorycenter.com
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: Forest Park Branch Library
696 Main Street, Forest ParkWhen: 6:15 PMWho: All Ages. Parents note this movie is rated PG!How: Call or email to register.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 404-366-0850
Where: Jonesboro Branch Library 124 Smith Street, JonesboroWhen: 7:00 PM - 7:45 PMWho: KidsHow: Just show up.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 770-478-7120
Where: Southwest Branch Library 3665 Cascade Road, AtlantaWhen: 10:00 AMWho: Ages 1-3.How: Just stop by!Cost: FREE!!For more info: 404-699-6363
Where: South Fulton Branch Library 4055 Flat Shoals Road, Union CityWhen: 10:00 AMWho: Ages 3-6How: Stop by.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 770-306-3092
Where: Southwest Branch Library
3665 Cascade Road, AtlantaWhen: 10:00 AMWho: ChildrenHow: Show upCost: FREE!!For more info: 404-699-6363
Where: Fairburn Branch Library 60 Valley View Dr., FairburnWhen: 10:30 AMWho: Ages 5 and under.How: Show up.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 770-306-3138
Where: Barnes and Noble 1939 Mount Zion Road, MorrowWhen: 11:00 AMWho: Children of all ages!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!!
"The Wizard of Oz" is presented by the Curtains Up Kids, ages 4 to 16 years old. These young actors will bring to life the beloved characters like Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and The Wizard of Oz. Watch theatre magic unfold as precious 4 year-old munchkins, 8 year old Glinda the Goods and 16 year-old Wicked Witches of The West come together for an unforgettable performance.
Where: 14th Street Playhouse
173 14th Street, AtlantaWhen: Performances May 16-19 are at 7 p.m. On May 19 and 20 performances are at 1 p.m.Who: FamiliesHow: Purchase tickets at www.woodruffcentertickets.orgCost: $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for children, $17.50 for seniors; All tickets are subject to 8% sales tax and service charge.
Where: Southwest Branch 3665 Cascade Road, AtlantaWhen: 10:00 AMWho: Ages 3-5How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!!For more info: 404-699-6363
Where: Headquarters Branch Library 865 Battle Creek Road, JonesboroWhen: 7:00 PM - 7:30 PMWho: All agesHow: Just show up!Cost: FREE!!For more info: 770-473-3850
Where: Forest Park Branch Library 696 Main Street, Forest ParkWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: All ages.How: Call or email to register.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 404-366-0850
Where: Southside Theatre Guild
20 West Campbellton Street, FairburnWhen: Thursday-Friday Performance times are at 8 PM. Sunday matinees are at 2:30 PMWho: Adults, older children.How: Purchase ticketsCost: $14-17.50 Adults; Children (under 12) are $8For more info: 770-969-0956 or www.stgplays.com
Where: 2757 East Point Street
Across from the East Point City Hall and one block from the East Point MARTA station.When: Movie will be shown at Dusk, arrive ahead of time and claim your space!Who: The entire familyHow: Bring a blanket, folding chairs and your friends and family and enjoy a movie after dining at one of our the local Downtown Restaurants. Light Concessions (like Popcorn & Sodas) will be available for purchase!Cost: FREE admission and free parking.
Where: Riverdale Dwarf House
6549 Highway 85 S., RiverdaleWhen: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: FamiliesHow: Stop by.Cost: FREE!! (excluding food purchases)
Where: On the Hapeville football field, located behin the Hoyt Smith Center
3444 N. Fulton Avenue, Hapeville
* Rain location: Hoyt Smith Center GymWhen: 7:30 PM (Movie begins at dusk)Who: Family with teens ages 13 and older. This movie is rated PG-13.How: Show up.Cost: FREE admission and parking.
Where: Upper Ballroom (formerly The Royal Palm)
850 Main Street, Forest ParkWhen: Showtimes are 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM and 7:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Show upCost: 12 and under is $3; 13 and over is $5.For more info: 404-366-4720
Where:Arts Clayton Gallery136 South Main Street, JonesboroWhen: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (All Day Event.)Who: FamiliesHow: Show up.Cost: $5 per child. Admission to the Gallery is FREE.For more info: http://www.artsclayton.org/gallery/
Where: Stately Oaks Plantation
100 Carriage Lane, JonesboroWhen: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Every Saturday in May come out for free admission!Cost: FREEFor more info: www.historicaljonesboro.org
Where: Barnes and Noble (Southlake) 1939 Mount Zion Road, MorrowWhen: 11:00 AMWho: ChildrenHow: Just show up.Cost: FREE!!For 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: FREE!!For more info: (404) 349-0359
Where: Adamsville Recreational Center
3201 Martin Luther King Blvd, AtlantaWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:45 PMWho: Children Pre-K through 14 years of age.How: Call to register.Cost: Free Registration. $10 per student. Bring more than one student, receive a discount.
Where: Morrow Branch Library 6225 Maddox Road, MorrowWhen: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: This movie is rated PG-13.How: Show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: [email protected]
Where: Forest Park Branch Library 696 Main Street, Forest ParkWhen: 5:30 PM - 7:45 PMWho: Ages 13 and up. Parents this movie is rated PG-13.How: Teens should register in advance.Cost: FREE!!For more info: 404-366-0850
Where: Cochran Mill Nature Center 6300 Cochran Mill Rd. , PalmettoWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AMWho: Homeschooled children in grades 2nd through 12th (Lower grades will need parental assistance if attenting)How: RSVP if you are planning to attend! http://www.cochranmillnaturecenter.org/homeschool_day_rsvp.htmlCost: $5 per participant (children & parents), Members are $3 per participant.For more info: 770-306-0914
Where: Atlanta-area Lowes.When: 10:00 AMWho: Recommended for ages 6 through 10.How: Register in advance.Cost: FREE!!For more info: www.lowesbuildandgrow.com
Where: The School Box Store (ALL LOCATIONS)When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: KidsHow: Just stop by!Cost: FREE!!For more info: http://schoolbox.com
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