A Note From Your Publisher

Happy Mother's Day!

By Christen Reiner, Macaroni Kid Lakewood-LIttleton May 12, 2017

Hi Macaroni Families!

THANK YOU so much for the amazing welcome to Macaroni Kid Lakewood-Littleton! I absolutely LOVE being your publisher, and I love hearing from readers like YOU!

I want to take a moment to wish all of the moms out there (and those who have taken on a mom role!) a HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! I hope you are ridiculously spoiled this weekend with whatever makes you deserve it!

For our Mother’s Day issue of A Note From Your Publisher, I asked a few of my favorite moms to share their best mom advice, and things they *always* say to their on for these Tales of Mommyhood Gems!

The world is your oyster - now get out and explore it!

~ Sharon K.

Rainbows and Lollypops don't just fall in our laps. We have to work HARD to achieve what we want--EVEN to use our gifts, but, there is SO MUCH satisfaction achieved in a job well earned!!! Work hard, play hard. . .LIVE your life :)

~ Andrea B.

A story before bed is calming, but also a time when parent and child can bond. It encourages a lifetime of reading too!

~ Sue H.

Limit your kids activities, especially when they are young. Don't give in to the pressure that they have to play everything and be everything. Let them just be kids. Make time for family dinners and conversation, sometimes that means saying no to other things. #2 Don't be afraid of the tough conversations when they are young. Talking to them (on the appropriate level of course) about sex, drugs and suicide before they are facing the temptations will let them know it is ok to talk about those things in your house.

~ Alice W.

You get what you get, and you don't throw a fit.

~ LIsa T.

I know this feels horrible but I promise it won't always be this way!

~ Bernadine C-F.

It's not what you say it's how you say it!

~ Kristin K.

Most of the time my kids are throwing a fit it usually means they need a hug.

~ Mikele B-I.

Always carry purse wine.

~ Carissa G.

When your child wants to tell you something, stop what you are doing and give them your time and attention. Let them know that they are important to you.

And never go out with holes in your underwear. You never know when you'll end up in the ER where others will see them! (Sadly, first hand experience!)

~ Peggy C.

1. Your choices, your consequences.

2. Sharing dinner time...sit down at the table.

3. Bedtime stories when they are young... every night. Teach them to love reading at a young age!

4. All living things have a purpose....respect life.

~ Deb S.

"get your hands out of your pants!" --- every second of every day

~ Samantha H.

And my personal favorite...

Peace, Love, & Macaroni,

Christen :)