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Local Things to Do with Kids, Teens, and Families

Local Things to Do with Kids, Teens, and Families

Macaroni Kid is your resource for things to do with kids and teens! Keep up with great local happenings by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. The calendar is full of fall activities for families, kids, and teens. Check out October ...

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School Lunch Ideas--What to Pack for Kids

School Lunch Ideas--What to Pack for Kids

Lunches seem to be one of the things that us parents fret about over and over again. Between trying to include healthy foods, and picky eaters, sometimes we're at our wits end. I have one child who eats peanut butter ...

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Boring School Lunch? Nope! Packing Fun Lunches

As the school year approaches, I know I am going to be packing a lot of lunches! My kids get tired of the same old things each day, so I've decided to get creative. I discovered the art of packing ...

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Ideas for Toddler and Preschooler Tooth-brushing

Ideas for Toddler and Preschooler Tooth-brushing

Turn nighttime fights into nighttime fun (usually) Pajamas, potty, brush teeth, bed, story, and songs. That's our nighttime routine (now that my little is potty trained anyway). It seems simple, but it is rarely so. Although I let them brush ...

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Allergies in August--Allergies and Kids

Allergies in August--Allergies and Kids

Did you know that Ragweed begins to bloom in mid-August, making August 15th the unofficial start of Ragweed Season? 36 million people across the country are seasonal allergy sufferers. Once exposed to ragweed, allergy sufferers often experience sneezing, runny noses ...

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Back-to-School Check List

Back-to-School Check List

No matter where you live, if you have kids in the public school, and most private schools, they are going back to school next week. Time is short. Most of you have probably accomplished the majority of the back-to-school preparations. ...

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Tax Free Week in Connecticut 2011--August 21-27

Now that all clothing is taxed at the 6.35% sales tax (that was a change in the tax bill passed by Governer Malloy and the legislature--clothing items and shoes under $50 used to be exempt from sales tax), a tax-free ...

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Region 12, Region 14, Region 15, Oxford

Region 12, Region 14, Region 15, Oxford

Here are some important links for public school students. For Region 12 students of Bridgewater, Roxbury, and Washington: Bus Routes School Calendar First day of school for Region 12 is August 31st. For Region 14 students of Woodbury and Bethlehem: ...

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Emergency Preparedness for Parents

Emergency Preparedness for Parents

I have detailed some things my family is doing to prepare for Hurricane Irene. Check if any of those are a good idea for you, too. It's more detailed than the generic ideas that have been populating news reports. Macaroni ...

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Pink Eye

According to the American Journal of Infection Control, more than 164 million school days are missed annually in U.S. public schools due to the spread of infectious diseases. An astonishing 3 million of those school days are lost as a ...

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