A Note From Your Publisher: The One About a Desk...and Some Sanity ๐Ÿ“

By Christen Reiner, Macaroni Kid Lakewood-Littleton & Macaroni Kid Denver Editor and Publisher November 14, 2020

Hey Mac Families,

Anyone know where I can get a desk in a hurry?

I'm sure you've heard by now that school districts around Colorado are going remote until January. And I get it. COVID cases are on the rise, so we all need to do our part and hunker down for a bit.

But I'm not ready.

I love my family VERY much. I really do. But I am not mentally or physically prepared to have everyone at home 24/7 for the next 6 weeks. At least. SIX WEEKS, PEOPLE. Plus, you throw in three holidays and a college kid who is having knee surgery next week....Ummmmmmm. Did I mention that my hubs is a teacher?

Send ice cream. Or someone to entertain my kids. Or someone to clean my house. Or cook dinner. Or make lunch. Or field questions. OR ALL OF THOSE THINGS.


I work from home, and I am knee deep in winter promotions and events. Last time we went full remote, I did the majority of my work at 1am. (Last time we went full remote, my 10 year old only wore pants SOME of the time, and did a lot of flopping about whilst "learning". But, I digress... )

No more working on the couch. We need a proper set up, but in a place where I can monitor the previously mentioned flopping. Oh wait, I mean learning. At least I *HOPE* learning.

So, I repeat, anyone know where I can get a desk in a hurry?

(I promise I won't hide under it. Ok, well, I'll try.)



Have you checked out our sister site, Macaroni Kid Downtown Denver?

We'd love to have you join that family as well! Denver has some pretty amazing adventures available for families, moms, teens, and kids! PLUS, we are gearing up for some BIG THINGS, just for our readers, that you won't want to miss!

Meet the Downtown Denver Team! Check out their full bios in the Downtown Denver newsletter!

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As a reminder...

We are adding in-person events to our calendar again, as businesses begin to reopen. I want to reiterate that we respect all points of view regarding safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, and are providing this information for you to use, or not use, as your family sees fit. Guidelines are ever-changing, so please be sure to double check event details with the event host if you do choose to attend.


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๐Ÿฆƒ Take your family on a Turkey Hunt at Aspen Grove and win prizes!

๐Ÿง Remember to enter to win a birthday greeting from Card My Yard Lakewood!

๐ŸŽƒ Our FABULOUS Fall Guide is here! 


๐Ÿก We've gathered all of our virtual and at-home fun and put them all into an easy to use guide. Check out our Guide to Stay-at-Home Fun

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Wishing you health, safety, happiness, and peace, now and always!

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