May 8, 2012
- Happy Mother's Day Mom
- Kiss My Acronym- Boycotting Labels
- THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR PICKS
- Looking for WORK FROM HOME CONSULTANTS
- Honoring A Local Mom, Kelly Loney
- Honoring A Local Mom, Kelly Loney
- Macaroni Deals Are Coming Your Way!
- Why Did God Make Mothers?
- Interview with Nicholas Sparks
- Get Hooked on Your Local Nature Reserve
- Legally Blonde The Musical - REVIEW
- McDonald McPet Parade
- Mint Review
- Mom N Mel Photo Contest- WIN A KATE SPADE BAG
- MOMMA NEEDS A TIME OUT GIVEAWAY- WIN A MASSAGE!
- Macaroni and TV Contest
- WHO LOVES MOMMA?????
- Pittsburgh PA Motor Speedway
- Win Four Tickets To Touch A Truck 2012
- Footprint Stool
- FAMILY HANDPRINT COLLAGE
- Keys To Happiness-Last Minute Mother's Day Gift
- Join KidCrates to Help Fight Bored Kid Syndrome
- Take Me Out to the Ball Game!
- Frames of Infinity- EXCLUSIVE MOTHER'S DAY OFFER
- Are you looking for a realtor? You found one!
- Mother's Day Pillow Craft
- Strawberry Cream Cheese Shortcake
- We care about YOU!
- Macaroni Cares
- Brand New Divinci Crib & Dresser For Sale
- Girls Only – The Secret Comedy of Women
- Kid's Bowl Free Summer Program!
- LEGALLY BLONDE AT THE BYHAM THEATER May 3- 13
- Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival
- Save the Date! Touch-a-Truck Is Back!
- The JBF Sale is Coming Soon!
- Know of an Upcoming Event?
- Resource Guide
- CHECK OUT THESE SUMMER CAMPS!
- Find fabulous offerings from your library here!
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Happy Mother's Day to all of you special mom's out there and mom like figures. We're so proud to be in your "tribe!" We wish you all a beautiful mother's day in that your cup runneth over with love from all those who look to you as their mom. Instead of some yadda, we figured we'd share our favorite ...
My Mother's Day Wish
I get the nervous tummy anytime someone even begins the topic because it is then that I need to instantaneously decide if my soap box will put a damper on the evening. Sometimes the soap box is cumbersome. Big and bulky and certainly not worthy of a situation. Other times it fits well.
The truth is that no matter how I answered that ...
OUR FAVORITE CALENDAR EVENTS FOR YOU!
LEGALLY BLONDE AT THE BYHAM THEATER May 3- 13 (We all could use a little more Elle in our lives!!)
National Mom's Night Out @ South Hills Village Thursday, May 10
Pittsburgh Princess Party "The Enchanted Experience" Sunday, May 27
Join our Resource Guide For Working From Home!
One of our Mac Kid passions is encouraging moms and helping other women in business.
We have come up with something that we think will work for independent consultants and be affordable! We know ...
46 Mommas Shave For The Brave - PART 1
Debby: Kelly thank you so much for taking the time to talk to me today! I wanted to give your story a voice within our community for several reasons. First because you and I have an awesome connection that has led us to meet and get to know each other but most of all because your story is ...
46 Mommas Shave For The Brave - PART 2
Macaroni Deals Are Coming Your Way!
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Answers Given by 2nd Graders!!
Why did God make mothers?
1. She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.
How did God make mothers?
1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3. God made my mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts ...
The Lucky One Opens This Week
I had the amazing opportunity to sit down with a few other Minnesota journalists to interview Nicholas Sparks. Another of his books, The Lucky One, is now a movie. And I must say it is a fabulous movie. If you're looking for a wonderful and romantic movie, go check out The Lucky One this weekend. Zac Efron and Taylor Shilling have such great chemistry in this one. It is absolutely a must see. The Lucky One opens in theaters on April 20th.
Here is what Nicholas Sparks had to ...
Saturday, May 12, at Powdermill Nature Reserve
Rector, Pennsylvania....Take a trip to Powdermill Nature Reserve, the environmental research center of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, to Get Hooked on Your Local Nature Reserve on Saturday, May 12. Explore the premier location to study and experience the nature in our region with behind-the-scenes laboratory tours of the bird banding station and bioacoustics lab, nature hikes, demonstrations by scientists and educators, hands-on opportunities, live insects, kid-friendly activities, and more!
Get Hooked on Your Local Nature Reserve is a free event, with drop-in activities ...
"Omigod You Guys" such a FUN show!!
I had the opportunity to see Legally Blonde the Musical presented by Pittsburgh Musical Theater at the Byham yesterday. I am tickled PINK to let you know that I really enjoyed it!
Based on the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon, this musical follows the film very closely and makes for a great Girls Night Out. The musical is about Elle Woods, Delta Nu’s UCLA Chapter President from Malibu whose “signature color” is pink. Elle follows her snobby ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School and, after some setbacks, triumphs when she ...
I would like to introduce you to my new BFF, a VIP in my household. Meet the Mint. This is the first “appliance” that your husband won't get in trouble for getting you. In fact, it may just be at the top of your wish list after you read this. I think it would be the perfect Mother's Day gift. It's like having your own personal live-in maid.
The Mint is a hard surface floor cleaner. It has both dry and wet modes to sweep or mop ...
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Win a Neck, shoulder and back massage from Awakenings Healing Touch Therapeutic Massage Robinson PA
Momma's why wait for someone to read your mind and BUY YOU THAT TIME OUT you so desperately need! I'm in the trenches with you and I have a SPECIAL OFFER from the fabulous and wonderful Awakenings Healing Touch Therapeutic Massage in Robinson PA.
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Comment on their facebook page and tell us WHY YOU DESERVE A TIME OUT! You could win a free therapeutic massage. ( Hand, Shoulder and Back!) Ready, set COMMENT!
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Win $50 To Victoria's Secret!
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Tell us and you could win a night at the ultra fab Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown!
The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown has done it again! They are sponsoring the best thing for a momma...some time away to recharge!
They love you and so do we!
Just follow this link to enter and to see all the details...like a night for two and a breakfast at the restaurant....PERFECTION!
There are two ways to get entries in this link:
1. It's time to recognize YOURSELF or YO Momma! What is Mom's BEST attribute? OR if you are MOM-- tell us why you are ...
Win 2 tickets here!!!!!!!!!!
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Sponsored by the Junior League of Pittsburgh
Win four tickets to this year's Junior League of Pittsburgh Touch A Truck 2012!
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As Seen on KDKA!
We have a ton of step stools in my house because my kids are just a tad shy of reaching all that they need. Truth be told, most of mine are old and plastic and they have seen better days for sure! I was so excited to run across this idea that combines their awesome little tootsies and an item we will use every day!
Wooden Step Stool: I picked this one up at a craft store but garage sale season is right around the corner and you may ...
As Seen on KDKA!
I LOVE handprints… maybe that is why I have so many on my walls that haven’t been washed off yet!! LOL! There is nothing like holding those sweet little hands in mine. This Family Hand Print is the perfect Mother’s Day project because it shows the entire family layered in construction paper hands… what could be better? I’ll tell ya… you probably have all of the supplies in your house already so if you’re a last minute gift giver, this is for you!
Construction Paper ...
As Seen On KDKA
We KNOW mom will appreciate this Keys To Happiness key rack because she won't have to search endlessly for ...
Join KidCrates to Help Fight Bored Kid Syndrome
An epidemic is striking families by surprise and plaguing entire households with its relentless and undiscriminating arrival. Bored Kid Syndrome, or BKS, is an ever-growing challenge common among children aged 2-18 and affects nine out of every ten kids.
It's a problem that's rampantly sweeping the country with its ferocity, and many parents don't know what to do after diagnosis. Luckily, KidCrates has devised some sure-fire ways to help you battle against this growing epidemic and ensure that it ...
Miracle League opens totally handicap accessible field in Cranberry Township!
Article by Brooke Dorsch of Pediatric Therapy Professionals
Summer is the best! The sun...the smell of grass...and, of course, baseball. It’s America’s pastime, and the Miracle League makes it everyone’s sport.
The Miracle League welcomes all disabled children and adults in Southwestern Pennsylvania to participate. Sadly, so many people with special needs have been excluded from their local Little League programs. Why can’t they play? Well, the regular field just doesn’t work. So, the Miracle League built one.
The Pirates Charities Miracle League ...
Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Idea
Looking to get that special someone the PERFECT Mother's Day Gift?
Not sure WHAT she would love?
Why don't you do something that many forget to do?
We offer to you one of the best photographers in this city.
All new family sessions that schedule by the end of this month, and confirm by this weekend get their session fee half off.
Just contact Ginger Hites at ginger ...
"Quality in a service is not what you put into it, it's what the customer gets out of it."
This is the motto that Kelly Timco has right on her website! We were amazed! Right there in black and white so everyone can see. I don't know about you but my dealings with realtors in the past have been mostly about how much I can make for them not how much they are invested in me. This is quite a shift from my experience!
Kelly is a licensed ...
This is a project my kids did a few years ago for their grandmas for Mother's Day. If you have more than one child, you could have them each make a handprint on one pillow to make a bouquet, or they can each make their own pillow.
What you need:
1 White washcloth
1 Washcloth of your color choice (except white)
Acrylic paint for flowers
Green fabric paint
Glue - tacky glue or a hot glue gun work best
What you do:
Paint your child's hand with the ...
This super easy recipe is an easy and delicious twist on traditional Strawberry Shortcake.
1 Box White or Yellow Cake Mix
1 8 oz. Package Softened Cream Cheese
¼ cup All Purpose Flour
2 Quarts of Strawberries
¼ cup Granulated Sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Wash and cut up fresh strawberries, mix in a bowl with granulated sugar and set aside
Mix cake mix, flour, eggs, and cream cheese in a bowl, the dough will be stiff and you may need to hand kneed ...
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At The CLO Cabaret 5/23-9/2! Get your Mac Kid Discount Code HERE!
Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast for the Pittsburgh premiere of original comedy sensation Girls Only – The Secret Comedy of Women, which will run May 23 through September 2 at the CLO Cabaret. Tickets start at $34.75 and are available at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or visiting the Box Office at Theater Square.
Cast and Creative Team (in alphabetical order)
Theo Allyn (Cast July 6-September 2) makes her CLO Cabaret debut. She was last seen at City Theatre in Kim Rosenstock’s Tigers Be Still, directed ...
The Kids Bowl Free is a summer program that is sponsored by select bowling centers across the county. Kids can receive 2 free games of bowling everyday during the summer. We have included the local bowling lanes that are participating in the program this year. Click below to find out more information.
Westpike Bowl - Canonsburg
Paradise Island Bowl - Neville Island
Crafton-Ingram Bowling Lanes - Pittsburgh
Legacy Lanes - Pittsburgh
Nesbit's Lanes - Pittsburgh
Princess Lanes - Pittsburgh
Village Lanes - Pittsburgh
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What an AWESOME program for families! Do you love ...
PITTSBURGH MUSICAL THEATER
ANNOUNCES LEGALLY BLONDE AT THE BYHAM THEATER
May 3 – May 13, 2012
Legally Blonde, college sweetheart and homecoming queen, Elle Woods doesn't take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books and heads for Harvard Law School! Based on the hit movie of the same name, Legally Blonde The Musical is the award-winning Broadway sensation that's an all singing, all dancing, feel good musical ...
May 16- 20 2012 PACKED WITH FUN
May 19th 10 AM- 2PM
Big Trucks and Kids Become Friends at the 5th Annual Touch-a-Truck Event
WHAT: The Junior League of Pittsburgh will host its fifth annual Touch-a-Truck event, a one of a kind, educational, and fun family festival.
The event gives children of all ages the opportunity to explore heavy machinery and meet the people who build, protect, and serve the Pittsburgh region. Let your kids get behind the wheel, honk the horns and meet the men and women who drive the trucks.
WHO: Everyone is welcome to attend. Please contact the ...
What: JBF Pittsburgh Children's & Maternity Spring/Summer Sale
When: Fri., May 18: 9am-7pm; Sat., May 19: 8am-4pm (NEW Merchandise!) & Sun., May 20: 8am-2pm (Many items 50%).
Where: RMU Island Sports Center in the Golf Dome, 7600 Grand Ave., Pittsburgh 15225
Admission: $3 on Friday from 9 a.m. to noon (under 18 is free ...
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Kids Eat Free, Places to hit in the cold AND MORE! OH MY!
Click on any of the icons below to find a specific local resource guide full of information!
* this serves only as a guide to Pittsburgh opportunities for families and not a personal recommendation from Macaroni Kid.
Listed below are some of the GREAT CAMPS that we have available in our Summer Camp Guide 2012.
To visit our guide please click here.
Each camp has an article for you to browse that hosts additional information about each camp.
...and mostly free too!
You can join a reading club, an art club, a lego club, a crafty corner, read with a therapy dog....the list goes on and on...
Check them out today!
Robinson Township Library
Moon Township Public Library
Western Allegheny Community Library
Sewickley Public Library
Some other great resources for some free story times and activitie ...
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