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HELLO FROM THE EDITOR

Just about time for back to school for us! And some local schools are back in already! The summer sure went by quickly! If you still have a few days, be sure and check out the 100 Boredom-Busting Summer Activities! ...

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Pencil Vase - a Perfect Teacher Gift!

Pencil Vase - a Perfect Teacher Gift!

Send your kids off to the start of a new school year with a special gift to let teachers and office staff know how much you appreciate them!What you need: Tall vase or a recycled jar about 7 ½ inches ...

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Macaroni Made: Pencil Magnets

Macaroni Made: Pencil Magnets

Supply lists. Permission Forms. Calendars. Artwork. A new school year inevitably brings with it stacks of paper that busy families need to keep track of. Keep the most important ones in plain sight with a school-themed magnet for your refrigerator ...

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Celebrate the First Day of School!

Celebrate the First Day of School!

Make the first day of school something your kids will look forward to year after year with an "unexpected" tradition.We all want the first day of school to be special and even a little exciting, right? Here's a tradition you ...

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Is Your Tech in Check for Back to School?

Is Your Tech in Check for Back to School?

Let's face it. As a busy parent, you need to make the most of every moment and stay organized -; especially when it's time for back-to-school! Here just a few mind-blowing (and free!) apps that keep you on track and ...

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FAMILY LAW

FAMILY LAW

Families come in all shapes and sizes and are all special. However, families can sometimes be complicated. As parents, we all are working towards the same goal: to make sure our children are healthy, happy and well-cared for. If you ...

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GIVEAWAY! RIDE THE DUCKS!

GIVEAWAY! RIDE THE DUCKS!

We've lived in the bay area our whole lives, but every now and then we like to play "tourists" in the city. We had an out-of-state guest, so headed to San Francisco to show her around. We started our day ...

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WINNERS! RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS

WINNERS! RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS

Behold the living legends! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® brings the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages in an all-new show - - Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS. Experience unimaginable family fun, as amazing performers from ...

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Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

Recently I was invited to spend the weekend in San Jose, California with a great group of my Macaroni Kid sisters. While it was great to spend time with my “co-workers,” it was even better to enjoy many great adventures ...

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Review: CANDIQUIK

Review: CANDIQUIK

CANDIQUIK -; sweet treats made easy!! I love making treats with or without the kid's help. CANDIQUIK comes in a Melt & Make Microwaveable Tray which makes it so simple to melt (takes just over a minute to melt in ...

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Review: SimplyFun

Review: SimplyFun

Who doesn't love playing games? I know my own kids will sit for hours and play games they love. SimplyFun has some awesome award-winning products (in 2012, they received over 50 awards) to help parents connect with their children and ...

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Review: MadPax

Review: MadPax

I don't know about you, but when I was a kid, the best part of back to school time was getting all the new “stuff!” I loved finding that perfect backpack, lunch box, etc. When I was asked to do ...

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Review: alternaVites

Review: alternaVites

I have had the experience of having a child who couldn't handle taking medication, much less vitamins. So I liked the idea of trying out alternaVites comprehensive multi-vitamin and mineral in a crystal powder form that melts quickly in the ...

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Kitchen Basics: A Guide to Herbs and Spices

Kitchen Basics: A Guide to Herbs and Spices

When it comes to seasoning, even the smallest amounts can make a big difference: Add too much flavoring, and you risk overpowering the dish; too little, and your diners will be reaching for the saltshaker — a major offense in ...

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Make the Most of Summer Vacation with Dramamine

Make the Most of Summer Vacation with Dramamine

It's last call for summer vacation, and whether you're packing the car for a cross-country road trip or getting ready to cruise to an exotic locale, motion sickness is one thing you'll want to leave behind.Motion sickness is a common ...

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Earth-Friendly Grilling Tips

Earth-Friendly Grilling Tips

MAKE YOUR NEXT COOKOUT MORE ENVIRONMENTAL WITH THIS HANDY CHECKLIST CUT DOWN ON TRASH Save paper by sending party invitations online. Disposable plates and cups, plastic cutlery and paper napkins often are the bulk of the trash from a cookout ...

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3 Ways to Spend Less Time Blow-Drying Your Hair

3 Ways to Spend Less Time Blow-Drying Your Hair

WRAP IT UP A microfiber turban quickly absorbs excess moisture. Bundle your hair in one after you shampoo and let the turban sop up moisture while you eat breakfast and put on your makeup. When you take it off, you'll ...

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100 Boredom-Busting Summer Activities for Tri-City Families!

100 Boredom-Busting Summer Activities for Tri-City Families!

Summer is just about here and Macaroni Kid is all about keeping kids and families busy and exploring our community! Enjoy this list of fun things to do in our area as well as at home. When visiting, be sure ...

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WINNERS! 2014 GOLD DAISY AWARDS

WINNERS! 2014 GOLD DAISY AWARDS

Thank you all for taking the time to nominate local businesses and then vote for our winners! The businesses will be awarded a FREE listing in our Business Directory for a full year, a window cling for their business and ...

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KIDS EAT FREE LISTINGS!

KIDS EAT FREE LISTINGS!

In light of the economy and the more common greater need to pinch pennies, I'd like to include local restaurants who offer Kids Eat Free Promotions*! If you know of one that I've missed, please send the info to [email protected] ...

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DO YOU PIN? FOLLOW MACARONI KID FREMONT ON PINTEREST!

DO YOU PIN? FOLLOW MACARONI KID FREMONT ON PINTEREST!

Hi, my name is Jennifer and I am addicted to Pinterest! If you haven't checked it out yet, I recommend that you do! What is it? Pinterest is a virtual bulletin board and more! Filled with pictures of ideas, recipes, ...

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FREE 3rd FRIDAYS - FREE PARK DAYS!

FREE 3rd FRIDAYS - FREE PARK DAYS!

To celebrate the East Bay Regional Park District's 80th birthday, they are offering FREE 3rd Fridays in the parks!Fees will be waived for a variety of park services every third Friday of each month through the end of 2014. (Free ...

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BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE!

BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE!

The Alameda County Library Bookmobile is a library on wheels with books, magazines, music CDs, CDROMs, videos, DVDs and books on cassette and CD for children, teens, and adults. The Bookmobile visits schools and neighborhoods once every two weeks. Check ...

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LOCAL FARMERS' MARKETS!

LOCAL FARMERS' MARKETS!

Our local Farmers' Markets bring us the best of local California grown fruits and vegetables! Visit one soon - my kids LOVE going!Sunday: NewPark Mall Farmers' Market - boasts an incredible community of family farms that make this market a ...

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