Publisher's Note . . .

"The heat is on......" Yes, that is the heat of the warm air. Along with some thunderstorms, rain, & humidity, comes the heat. I have to say that the air conditioner is uncovered and keeping my house cool. Not only ...

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Something Sweet for Dad

Something Sweet for Dad

This Father's Day, you and your kids can surprise the dads in your life by giving them a surprise breakfast - with your own personal touch. To get started, I visit Pinterest for some gifting inspiration. One of my favorite ...

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Fruit & Veggie Flower Snack and Dip Options

Fruit & Veggie Flower Snack and Dip Options

I don't know about you, but my kids LOVE when I serve them a special snack. This is a perfect snack to hold the kids over 'til dinner, or it would even be great for a pre-dinner appetizer surprise! Fruit ...

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Local Events Can Help You to Honor Memorial Day with Your Children

Local Events Can Help You to Honor Memorial Day with Your Children

Teaching the meaning of Memorial Day to your children can be tricky. It's easy to get lost in the rush of picnics, parades and fun during what many see as the unofficial start to summer. However, communities all around the ...

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How to Talk With Kids About Grades

How to Talk With Kids About Grades

As the school year draws to a close, it is important to discuss your children's study habits and how these habits may influence their progress in school next year. When parents review grades with their children in a positive manner, ...

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Make it Easy for Little Hands to Play Card Games

Make it Easy for Little Hands to Play Card Games

My kids love to play card games like Go Fish, Rummy, and Uno. But their little hands have trouble holding the cards so that they can see what they have, and not show everyone else! This 1-minute, 1-dollar solution has ...

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A movie that’s enjoyable for the whole family!

A movie that’s enjoyable for the whole family!

Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case -; even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery. This comedy-adventure ...

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Memorial Day Fashion Trends with OshKosh

Memorial Day Fashion Trends with OshKosh

Let your kids show off their patriotism by sporting stars, stripes, red, white and blue this summer! Families are sure to find something for their big and little kids for the holiday at OshKosh! For families who have girls of ...

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Memorial Day Happenings for 2016

Memorial Day Happenings for 2016

Memorial Day typically is good week-end to get friends and family together for a picnic or barbecue to celebrate service people that have continually protected our country. Please find time to honor service people this week-end and always. It is ...

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Singing with Babies and Young Children

Babies and children love music. This will come as no surprise to you if you've ever soothed your newborn to sleep with a lullaby or bounced him to the beat of your favorite song. But did you know your son ...

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Vigilant Summer Aquatic Supervision

Home pools are becoming more common every day. It is estimated now more than 1 in 5Minnesota homes have a swimming pool with US Census statistics indicating 8.8 millionresidential and public use swimming pools. With water being a major part ...

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Thursday Rockin’ Readers in Burnsville

Thursday Rockin’ Readers in Burnsville

What: Prior to Rockin' Lunch Hour Concerts, elementary principals from Independent School District 191 will read some great books to kids. Books are geared toward elementary and preschool children. Sponsored by Independent School District 191 and City of Burnsville. Below ...

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Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park

Rosemount Movies in the ParkWhat: Bring a blanket or lawnchairs and don't forget your family to enjoy movies in the park. Where: Central Park Amphitheater, 2893 145th St W., Rosemount, MNTime: Movies begin at duskCost: FREEDates: Saturday, June 11: “INSIDE ...

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FREE! Summer Music in the Park Series

FREE! Summer Music in the Park Series

Rosemount Outdoor Summer Music Series in the ParkWhat: Outdoor Summer Music in the Park Series in RosemountWhere: Central Park Amphitheater, 2893 145th Street West, Rosemount, MN. Most performances are 45 minutes to an hour in length. How: Bring your blanket ...

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2016 Puppet Shows

Soon the kids will be out of school and what a fun way to spend part of the day is at a puppet show. I still remember going to puppet shows when I was a kid. What a fun community ...

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2016 Summer Festivals & Fairs

2016 Summer Festivals & Fairs

Apple Valley Freedom DaysWhen: June 27-July 4 (See Calendar of events)Where: Various locations in Apple ValleyAbout: This fun family friendly event hosts a Car Show, a Fun Run, and a Jr. Golf Classic, a family fun night, an amusement carnival, ...

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Macaroni Kid: Farmington-Lakeville-Apple Valley Calendar of Events

Macaroni Kid: Farmington-Lakeville-Apple Valley Calendar of Events

Click here to to the Macaroni Kid: Farmington, Lakeville, Apple Valley Calendar of Events

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Kids Eat FREE (or cheap)! Directory

Kids Eat FREE (or cheap)! Directory

Eating out with kids can have its challenges - let this list of places where kids eat free (or cheap) help take the edge off! Please keep us updated with additional specials you would like to see listed or any ...

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51 Fun Things to do in the Twin Cities

51 Fun Things to do in the Twin Cities

Looking for something to do this weekend? At MacKid, we want to make it easy for you; here is our list of great places to check out for family-friendly things to do in the Twin Cities. Visit the website links ...

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Educational Resources

Educational Resources

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