May 16, 2013
- Cathy’s Corner: Born Ready
- iPad Mini New Subscriber Giveaway
- Journaling Toward Success
- Macaroni Goodies: Spring Breaks: Updated!
- Part-time Princess by Deborah Underwood
- Fruit Water
- Radio City Christmas Spectacular
- The Brain
- Welcome to the 2013 Macaroni Summer Camp Guide!
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- Macaroni Pet of the Week: Patches
- Macaroni Kid Birthday Party Guide!
Here’s to just showing up
“The greatest glory in living lies not in ever falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Nelson Mandela
Life seems easy when everything goes as planned. But it’s when you screw up or when things don’t go as expected that you find your true character. While I realize there are far greater challenges than mine in this world, in his own small way, my son’s perseverance showed his true character. Born ready, as I like to call it.
After running around with birthday parties, soccer games ...
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Create Happiness and Reach Your Goals
At a recent “Women Talk Business” event at the Westport Library before Mother’s Day, I shared my story of starting my Macaroni Kid and encouraged attendees to “take stock of your dreams.”
I spoke along with Marcelle Soviero of Wilton, and the editor-in-chief of the national print publication Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers, who offered women a means for manifesting their dreams and goals by journaling.
“Successful people take time to plan for success. They also write down their goals,” said Soviero, who is also a mother ...
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May Book Club Title
Part-time Princess is a perfect balance between all things princess and a fearless girl who stands up for herself. This princess loves glamour, but she is also ...
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There is no better place to be this holiday than at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular®! It is a one-of-a-kind celebration for sharing with family, friends, and loved ones. The radiant Radio City Music Hall is decked out for the season and the Rockettes shine like never before in a breathtaking new number that transforms the stage into a glistening winter wonderland! Share in the joy with Santa, the Nutcracker, and the unforgettable Living Nativity. No one does it better than the Radio City Christmas Spectacular!
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Sometimes our children need to try out and use strategies on their own time
Over the last year, we have seen dramatic changes in my son. Physically, he is much taller and is often in danger of wearing "high water" pants due to his sudden growth spurts. He is well over my shoulder in height and appears to be quickly transforming into a "Man Child." These outward changes are noticeable, but the more important changes are not as obvious...until you stop and listen.
One of the characteristics that I am happy to see, is my son's ability to be self-reflective. He is ...
Great local camps for all ages
With so many options, it can be overwhelming. THE CAMP EXPERTS & TEEN SUMMERS is ready to provide you with the most comprehensive advice you need to help you to make the best choice for your child. They take the time to learn about your children and provide you with free personalized guidance. They represent more than 950 camps and summer programs worldwide. For more information, visit them online or contact Lisa Dalinka at [email protected] or call 203-233-7488.
Chelsea Piers Connecticut, Stamford
Chelsea Piers offers a variety of unique ...
Where: Westport YMCA, 59 Post Rd E, 226-8981When: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PMWho: all ages!How: just stop by anytime!Cost: freeFor more info: http://www.westporty.org/
Where: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830, 203.869.0376When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: all agesHow: just stop byCost: free! be sure to bring cash for foodFor more info: http://brucemuseum.org
Where: NSA’s ferry dock by the Maritime Aquarium on Water Street.When: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: all agesHow: Guests are encouraged to reserve ahead of time at www.seaport.org.Cost: The event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, May 18 through Saturday, May 18 - Children's Museum 8th Annual Step Out Wine and Food Tasting
Where: Stepping Stones Museum, 25 Mathews Park, NorwalkWhen: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PMWho: adults onlyHow: www.steppingstonesmuseum.org or call 203-899-0606 ext. 225Cost: $55 per person in advance and $70 at the doorFor more info: Step Out is hosted in partnership with the Young Professionals Network of the Business Council of Fairfield County and supports the museum’s award-winning exhibits, educational programs and outreach initiatives.
Where: Westport Weston Family Y, 59 Post Road East, Westport, 203-226-8981.When: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PMWho: Open to all 4th-7th graders in Westport and Weston schools.How: To register online or for more information, please visit www.westporty.orgCost: $12 if you sign up by5 pm the day of the event; $15 to register at the door on Saturday evening.For more info: Participants must bring a completed code of conduct form, available online, or have a parent come in and complete one when they drop off their child.
Where: Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CTWhen: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (zoo closes 3 pm Sunday)Who: all agesHow: just stop byCost: free with regular admission
Where: Binny Park, RiversideWhen: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Moms with children in the stroller or carrierHow: meet at the corner of the park, near the baseball field, across from playgroundCost: free!
Where: IMAX theatre at Maritime, NorwalkWhen: 6:00 PM - 10:45 PM (2 shows, Fri, Sat, Sun)Who: Movie loversHow: just show up!Cost: Discount Combo (Aquarium + IMAX movie): $24.95 for adults; $22.95 youth (13-17) & seniors (65+); $17.95 children (3-12). IMAX only: $9.50 adults, $7 kids (ages 3-12). Members save $2 on daytime IMAX. Hollywood IMAX: $11.50 adults, $9.50 children
Where: Toquet Hall, 58 Post Rd EastWhen: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: Open to all students in grades 6-8.How: just stop by or visit http://www.toquethall.orgCost: admission is $3For more info: May 22nd - 29th: Toque tHall will transform into a local art gallery showcasing work from Westport/Weston students. Averaging around 75 pieces per year, Submission deadline is May 20th. Visit www.toquethall.org
Where: Stamford Museum/ Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown RdWhen: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: for all agesHow: just stop byCost: varies upon activityFor more info: http://www.stamfordmuseum.org/sotf.html
Sunday, May 19 through Sunday, May 19 - Project Return First Annual Westport 2.1 mile Trail Run for Kids and Adults
Where: Winslow Park, WestportWhen: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AMWho: families of all agesHow: contact Shaun harrington, Event Director [email protected] for more information.Cost: $25 for adults $10 for kidsFor more info: Project Return is committed to providing a safe, structured, and nurturing environment where adolescent girls and young women in crisis can heal and grow. For more info visit www.projectreturnct.org
Sunday, May 19 through Saturday, June 1 - Discover 19th Century Inventions at New Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Exhibit
Where: 295 West Avenue in NorwalkWhen: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (call for hours)Who: all agesHow: just stop by! visit online for more info at www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.comCost: Admittance is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children over 8.
Where: Destination Maternity, 180 Post Road East in Westport, CTWhen: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Expecting moms and their loved onesHow: just stop byCost: freeFor more info: presented by Sterling Home Care Staffing
Where: Hyatt Regency Greenwich, 1800 East Putnam Avenue, Old Greenwich
www.Greenwich.Hyatt.comWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (luncheon starts at 12)Who: anyone wishing to learn more about the effects of the environment on children's healthCost: see website for pricing
Tuesday, May 21 through Tuesday, May 21 - How to Launch Teenage Boys into the Real World: Insights and Strategies for Parents
Where: The Southfield Center for Development, 85 Old Kings Highway North, Darien,
203-202-7654When: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (see website for more info)Who: parents of teen boysHow: email or just stop byCost: freeFor more info: Vince Benevento, MA, NCC is the Owner and Director of Causeway Collaborative which works with young people to develop the skills they need to build their own bridges in the future
Where: Artisan at The Delamar Hotel, SouthportWhen: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: networking women, adults onlyHow: RSVP hereCost: $25 non members, free to membersFor more info: run by Over 40 Females
Where: JLG headquarters – 231 E Putnam Avenue, GreenwichWhen: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: women residing in GreenwichHow: just stop byCost: freeFor more info: If you are interested in attending or would like more information about becoming a member, please contact the JLG Office at (203) 869-1979 or [email protected].
Where: Weston Field Club, 38 Ladder Hill Rd S Weston, CT 06883When: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: parents of older kidsHow: To RSVP to any of the upcoming sessions please email [email protected] or call 203-222-2585.Cost: freeFor more info: www.westonyouthservices.org
Where: Maritime Aquarium, NorwalkWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (closed 11:30 a.m.-noon and 2:30-3 p.m.)Who: bird and nature lovers of all agesHow: just stop by, closed during bird rest periods, see above.Cost: Free with admission; nectar cups, $3For more info: www.maritimeaquarium.org
Where: Toquet Hall, 58 Post Rd, East, WestportWhen: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: open to all students in grades 8-12How: just stop byCost: FREE and open to the publicFor more info: http://www.iamtessa.com
Where: Westport Family Counseling, 250 Post Rd East WestportWhen: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: teensCost: variesFor more info: call 203-227-4555 or email [email protected]
Saturday, May 25 through Saturday, May 25 - IST's College Seminar series- The Secrets to College Success
Where: IST, 25 Van Zant St, NorwalkWhen: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (2 sessions)Who: parents and student athletesHow: Call or email in advanceCost: Call for more infoFor more info: Call 203-855-9213 or email [email protected]
Where: Imperial Avenue Commuter Lot (50 Imperial Avenue)When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: foodiesHow: weekly event, just stop byCost: bring cash for vendors
Where: Main St, WestportWhen: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (opening night 5/23)Who: all agesHow: just walk byCost: freeFor more info: Visit http://artabouttownwestport.com/
Where: Wakeman Town Farm, 134 Cross Highway, WestportWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (see website for more info)Who: all agesHow: just stop by and start the tour anytimeCost: $10 per map, Refreshments are available for sale too, along with WTF Logowear!For more info: www.wakemantownfarm.org
Where: Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Avenue, NorwalkWhen: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: kids of all ages and their caregiversHow: just stop byCost: FREEFor more info: www.steppingstonesmuseum.org
Where: On Trails Throughout Connecticut: check the Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Weston listings!When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: outdoor lovers of all agesHow: www.ctwoodlands.orgCost: freeFor more info: Booklets will be available in Connecticut public libraries, Stop & Shop stores, outdoor retailers, while supplies last. View the booklet online at www.ctwoodlands.org
Where: Intensity Fitness & Tennis 490 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851 (203) 853-7727When: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: adults and older children who enjoy watching tennis, there are no activities for young childrenHow: Click here to buy your tickets now! or at the dooCost: $75 adults/$25 childrenFor more info: http://oyebogtennisacademy.org/en/events/
Where: Meet at Westport Historical Society Green, 25 Avery Place, WestportWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (see website for more events and tours)Who: garden loversHow: Tickets for the can be purchased in advance online at www.westporthistory.org or by calling (203) 222-1424, or picked up June 2 starting at 9 a.m. at the Garden Marketplace.Cost: The cost is $35 for members, $45 in advance for non-members, and $50 the day of event. Shuttle bus rides are available for an additional $15.For more info: See www.westporthistory.org for specific event info. Te shuttle is available from noon to 4 p.m. only and seating is limited, so tickets should be purchased in advance.
Where: Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Mathews Park, 303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CTWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: kids and adults and dogsHow: call 203 899 0606, ext. 262, or visit www.steppingstonesmuseum.orgCost: free with museum admission
Where: Arezzo Ristorante, 5 Riverside Avenue, WestportWhen: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PMWho: womenHow: To register please visit www.connectionspublicrelations.com and click on the events pageCost: Ticket prices are $40 until May 31. $45 beginning June 1, and $50 at the door, $5 off each ticket for groups of three or more
Double the Love Love
Are you seeing you double? Perhaps you are. Zoe & Gracie are pretty much identical twins. That's why Zoe has a collar on, so the staff and volunteers can tell them apart.
They are two loving sisters who just love people. They want to be around people and receive attention and love. Zoe is the usually more outgoing of the two and she's a total lap cat. Gracie is bit more reserved, and prefers people to come to her, but she likes to sit in laps too. Neither is ...
Great party ideas for all types of kids
Whether you're planning a sports party, crafts party, or an animal adventure, hope you check out my party guide which I will be updating often throughout the year. If you have any updates or would like to be included, please contact [email protected].
Animal Embassy Stamford or In-home
Highly interactive, hands-on and educational. Bring your party to life with an age appropriate selection of live, exotic animals and wildlife artifacts. Take an adventure around the world with exotic Animal Ambassadors representing a variety of habitats from around the ...
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