A NOTE FROM YOUR PUBLISHERS: FEBRUARY 10-16, 2016

A NOTE FROM YOUR PUBLISHERS: FEBRUARY 10-16, 2016

From the moment our children are born, food becomes a big part of our daily focus ... how much our kids are eating and what kinds of foods they like, avoiding certain foods due to allergies or choking hazards, making ...

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VOTING FOR THE 2016 GOLD DAISY AWARDS IS NOW OPEN

VOTING FOR THE 2016 GOLD DAISY AWARDS IS NOW OPEN

Last month, we asked for your nominations and — WOW! — did you deliver! Thank you for taking the time to nominate your favorite family-friendly businesses across Douglas County. Local businesses have definitely been feeling the love! We now have ...

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ADULT ORTHODONTICS FOR A BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY SMILE

ADULT ORTHODONTICS FOR A BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY SMILE

Think braces are only for children or teens? This is no longer true. An estimated four million Americans wear braces. Of those, one million — 25 percent — are adults.The braces that are available today are lighter, less expensive, and ...

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16TH ANNUAL EMPTY BOWL SUPPORTS THE CRISIS CENTER

16TH ANNUAL EMPTY BOWL SUPPORTS THE CRISIS CENTER

Empty Bowl 2016 Douglas County Fairgrounds, Castle Rock, CO Friday, March 11 at 6:00 PM BUY TICKETS! The Empty Bowl is a popular community event where local potters provide unique hand-crafted bowls and local restaurants offer a variety of soup ...

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9 FUN IDEAS TO GET YOUR KIDS TO EAT HEALTHIER

9 FUN IDEAS TO GET YOUR KIDS TO EAT HEALTHIER

My 6-year-old daughter is pretty good about eating her veggies, but it took a little trial and error to get to this point. Here are some things we've done to encourage her to make healthy choices. They just may work ...

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COOKING WITH KIDS OFFERS LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

COOKING WITH KIDS OFFERS LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Cooking a meal together is a great way to spend time bonding and also offers plenty of learning opportunities, like following directions, exploration of the senses, and basic math skills. Children who help prepare a meal are more likely to ...

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HOW FAMILIES WITHOUT FOOD ALLERGIES CAN HELP ALL KIDS

HOW FAMILIES WITHOUT FOOD ALLERGIES CAN HELP ALL KIDS

Do you read every label, on every package of food, every week, at the grocery store? Have you ever feared for your child's life as you drove to a friend's birthday party or school celebration? Do you bake most things ...

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MACARONI REVIEW: NEW! HONEY BUNCHES OF OATS CRUNCH!

MACARONI REVIEW: NEW! HONEY BUNCHES OF OATS CRUNCH!

My kids love cereal! So do I, actually. What other food can you have prepared and ready to eat for breakfast in 30 seconds? When we were invited to try Post's NEW! Honey Bunches of Oats® Crunch O's, we grabbed ...

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KEYSTONE KIDTOPIA EXPERIENCE IS A WEEKEND OF FAMILY FUN!

KEYSTONE KIDTOPIA EXPERIENCE IS A WEEKEND OF FAMILY FUN!

Kidtopia Experience at Keystone Resort Featuring The Okee Dokee Brothers February 19-21, 2016 While kids rule at Keystone Resort every day of the season, Kidtopia Experience is a special weekend full of free family-friendly fun and entertainment, including an all-ages ...

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KIDS' CLASSES & LESSONS AND YOUTH SPORTS DIRECTORY

KIDS' CLASSES & LESSONS AND YOUTH SPORTS DIRECTORY

Whether you've got a toddler, a teen, or a few in between, we've got information on a wide variety of extracurricular programs to keep your kids active and engaged year-round. Benefits may include: boosted health increased self-confidence and self-esteem higher ...

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LOCAL STORY TIMES, KIDS EAT FREE, AND HELPFUL GUIDES

LOCAL STORY TIMES, KIDS EAT FREE, AND HELPFUL GUIDES

Click on any icon below to find a local resource guide full of information!

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VALENTINE'S DAY CRAFTS & RECIPES TO SHOW YOUR LOVE

VALENTINE'S DAY CRAFTS & RECIPES TO SHOW YOUR LOVE

This year, Valentine's Day falls on the Sunday of a three-day weekend. Stretch out the holiday and show your love with these sweet and simple ideas from our archives. Need even more? Visit our Valentine's Day Pinterest Board!Sweet Treats Candy ...

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MACARONI RECIPE: BERRY BREAKFAST BARS

MACARONI RECIPE: BERRY BREAKFAST BARS

These breakfast bars make a great snack for any time, not just morning! They are easy to put together. So easy, in fact, that you can even have your kids help.Berry Breakfast Bars 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup whole-wheat ...

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MACARONI RECIPE: EASY GLUTEN-FREE COOKIES

MACARONI RECIPE: EASY GLUTEN-FREE COOKIES

Here is a super simple and delicious gluten-free cookie recipe to enjoy on Valentine's Day or any day! The goji berries add a nice pop of color to the cookies. Get the kids involved and have them assist with making ...

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MACARONI TREAT: MAKE AND EAT PENGUINS

MACARONI TREAT: MAKE AND EAT PENGUINS

These penguin treats are so cute and easy to make. The kids will love assembling them as much as they will love eating them. Use dates for a sweet version (recipe below), or use black olives and carrots for a ...

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MACARONI TREAT: PERFECT PINT-SIZED PICNIC

MACARONI TREAT: PERFECT PINT-SIZED PICNIC

Doesn't picnic season feel oh-so-far away?! Here's a fun twist on a picnic for your kids that is just their size, and can be enjoyed indoors or out. Simply fill a divided platter with "fun-sized" picnic snacks. The small size ...

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2016 MACARONI KID HEALTH & WELLNESS DIRECTORY

2016 MACARONI KID HEALTH & WELLNESS DIRECTORY

With a new year and a fresh start, many Macaroni Moms and Dads are renewing their resolve for a healthier lifestyle for their families. Macaroni Kid is pleased to introduce our 2016 Health & Wellness Directory, featuring local businesses for ...

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GET ACTIVE! UPCOMING RACES, RUNS, AND RIDES

GET ACTIVE! UPCOMING RACES, RUNS, AND RIDES

Know about a race in Douglas County not listed here? Send an email to kyriec@macaronikid.com or use our Submit an Event form.Love 'em or Leave 'em Valentine's Day 5K/10KSaturday, February 13 at 10:00 AMBar CCC Park, 10951 S. Twenty Mile ...

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SAVE THE DATE: SUMMER CAMP & ACTIVITIES FAIR IS APRIL 10

SAVE THE DATE: SUMMER CAMP & ACTIVITIES FAIR IS APRIL 10

2016 Mac Kid Douglas County Summer Camp & Activities Fair Sunday, April 10, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM FREE ADMISSION! Register Here Macaroni Kid Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree is excited to announce our first annual Mac Kid Douglas County ...

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ABOUT MACARONI KID FOR DOUGLAS COUNTY

ABOUT MACARONI KID FOR DOUGLAS COUNTY

Macaroni Kid Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree is YOUR source for all the best events and family fun with a weekly newsletter, calendar, articles, giveaways, and more! Every week, we send our 9,000+ email subscribers a FREE e-newsletter packed with local ...

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