August 26, 2011
- I Have Finally Stopped Crying
- Playdate With Denver & Colorado's Front Range
- A Fantastic Day at Fantastic Sams!
- Allergies in August?
- National Toasted Marshmallow Day!
- This Week's Picks
- Plan Ahead
- Join the Macaroni Kid Race for a Cure Team!
- Kids Eat FREE!!
- Macaroni Kid Mom's Group Directory
- Making "My Macaroni" Work For You
My back to school blues
Well we made it. The kids are all back in school and my tears have finally dried up. I am officially the mom of three elementary kids. As bittersweet as it is, the kids have all had a great first week of school and are excited for the coming year. Now if we could just get back into some sort of routine I will be able to relax. I forgot how fast the afternoons and evenings go when they are filled with football practice, tutoring, dinner, baths and everything else ...
Win a copy of this must have book!
Summer may be winding down but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop! Our newest giveaway is sure to help you find plenty of things to keep busy! Playdate with Denver & Colorado's Front Range is written by a local mom and has TONS of fantastic places to visit and explore all over town, from North to South and East to West! Looking for an outside adventure with the kids? You will find ideas for that! Is it too hot to be outside, so you would rather hangout ...
Taking your child for a hair cut can a nerve racking experience not only for you but for your child as well. Big chairs that move up and down. Strangers bringing scissors towards your face. This is not always the most comforting of situations for a child or parent.
I had the pleasure of visiting the Fantastic Sam's Southwest Commons (Wadsworth and Crestline) this past week along with several Macaroni Kid families and some of my girlfriends and their kids. I have to say this is truly the first ...
- A Ragweed plant produces one billion pollen grains per season
- Grains can travel up to ...
-Watch turtles scuttle after their lunch.
-Learn what to do if you encounter a Colorado reptile.
-Pet a live animal.
Where: Morrison Natural History Museum 501 Hwy 8, Morrison, ColoradoWhen: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just visit the museum during the programCost: Admission to the museum is as follows $5 for adults, $4 for kids ages 4-12, and kids 3 and under are FREE
This year's event includes: Aztec & Flamenco Dancers, Contemporary Art, Music & Entertainment, Kid's Art Activities including Pinatas, Cultural Art Demonstrations, Museum Tours, Spanish Colonial Art, Salsa Lessons
Where: Lakewood's Heritage Center
801 S. Yarrow St.
Lakewood, CO 80226When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come out and enjoy the fun!Cost: Adults $5 Children $2 (ages 3 -12)For more info: More info HERE
Mix & mingle with the actors
Take a backstage tour of one of the nation’s largest performing arts centers
Enter to win great prizes
Participate in activities and earn a free lunch from Jay’s Hot Ticket Café Children will be able to participate in such games as bean bag toss, hop scotch, coloring and water painting. They will also have the chance to try on costumes, demonstrate their acting skills during the “Kids on Stage” workshop where they will be directed in short scenes, be interviewed on our “Red Carpet” and have their faces painted.
Where: Bonfils Theatre ComplexWhen: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come on down!Cost: FREE!For more info: For more information, please visit: http://www.denvercenter.org/openhouse
Where: Starz FilmCenter, 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204When: 3:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and enjoyCost: FREEFor more info: Click HERE for more details
Where: Park Meadows MallWhen: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and enjoyCost: FREE
Where: 90 S Valley Rd
Littleton 80127When: 12:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just stop by and learn with us, no registration is required.Cost: FREEFor more info: Lookout Mountain Nature Center website
Where: The Vistas at Park Meadows MallWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come out for the fun!Cost: FREE!
It is Sunday afternoon and the kids are restless. What do you do? We know a place, the perfect location, in Old Town Arvada on Grandview Avenue called the D Note. Every Sunday the kids, from 1 month to 12 years old, come and enjoy music, both by listening to it, playing it and dancing to it. Parents relax at their tables, watching the kids dance and play together - great entertainment in and of itself. The children make new friends and greet some old ones. Some even make this a weekly gathering spot.
Where: The D Note 7519 Grandview Avenue, Arvada, CO www.dnote.usWhen: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just jump in the car and come on down!Cost: The cost for the event is, get this, FREE!
Where: Park Meadows MallWhen: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come down and help us celebrateCost: FREE!!!
Where: Chick-fil-A at Jefferson Village 9976 W. Remington Place (Kipling & C470), Littleton, CO 80128When: 9:00 AMWho: EveryoneHow: No registration requriedCost: FREE!!!For more info: More info HERE
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St.
Denver, CO 80206When: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PMWho: All Colorado residentsHow: Just show your Colorado IDCost: FREE!!For more info: www.botanicgardens.org
Where: Civic Center Park Downtown Denver 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. Denver, CO 80204When: Fri.: 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sat.-Sun.: 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Mon.: 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.mWho: EveryoneHow: Just come on down!Cost: FREE!! Tickets must be used to purchase food, beverages, and carnival rides.
A strip of 15 tickets can be purchased for $10. Cash is accepted at all ticket booths and at the carnival ride ticket booths. Checks and credit cards are not accepted. ATMs are located throughout the Festival grounds.For more info: www.atasteofcolorado.com
Where: The Denver Art Museum 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, ColoradoWhen: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: Colorado residentsHow: Just show your Colorado IDCost: FREE!!For more info: www.denverartmuseum.org
Where: Lair o' the Bear Park
22600 State Highway 74
Idledale, CO 80453When: 2:00 PMWho: Ages 6 - AdultHow: Register online HERE If you are registering, but space is no longer available, please call Lookout Mountain Nature Center at 720-497-7600 to be placed on a waiting list.Cost: FREE!!For more info: Lookout Mountain Nature Center website
Through their generous sponsorship of the Children’s Museum of Denver, families can play for FREE the first Tuesday of each month
Where: The Children's Museum 2121 Children’s Museum Drive
Denver, CO 80211When: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and play!Cost: FREE!For more info: www.mychildsmuseum.org
If you've ever participated in Race for the Cure, then you know what an uplifting experience it is. Thousands of people come together each October to celebrate breast cancer survivors, honor those who have lost their battles, and raise money to find a cure. Not a runner? You can still participate! Choose from a 5K run, a 5K walk, or a Family 1 Mile Fun Walk. Don't want to participate on race day, but still want to support the cause? You can register for Sleep in for the ...
There are a lot of places in the metro area that have Kids Eat Free (or practically free) Nights! Here is a list of ones that we know of, and we would love to hear about any that you know to add to our list! Always call ahead to confirm that they are still having a Kid's Eat Free Night because restaurants can change these at any time.
Also if you find out we have something wrong please let us know.
Las Fuentes (Lakewood) - One free kids meal ...
Are you new to the area? Even if you are not, maybe you are looking for other moms to hang out with (with kids and maybe sometimes without!). Local mom's groups are a great way to meet new friends, and find support. And your kids will make new friends as well!
I've created a list of area Mom's Clubs in the new Business Directory (Many thanks to everyone who contacted me and submitted information.) I know there are more, so if you are a member of a ...
A little info on this great feature
Have you spent all week sifting through the papers, stacks of magazines, pamphlets and flyers, only to get to the car on the day of, and not have the address? Then you have to unload everyone, head back in and look up the address, print out the page, only to arrive exhausted, and late.
Macaroni Kid to the rescue! (Dramatic music here)
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