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Hello MacMammas and Pappas: Hope you had the most wonderful 4th of July with the family! We had a fun BBQ and then went to see the fireworks at Freehold Raceway--our annual tradition. They started late, but they were sure ...

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Handwriting Help for Your Child from Sensory Smart

Handwriting Help for Your Child from Sensory Smart

Does your child hate to write? Does he/she have trouble placing words on the lines? Is spacing wrong or inconsistent? Do sentences look like one long word? Is writing pressure too hard or too light? Does your child have trouble ...

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$30 Manicure and Pedi from Liza and Sue at Metro in Marlboro

$30 Manicure and Pedi from Liza and Sue at Metro in Marlboro

New Special for July regular manicure and pedicure for $30! Book your appointments now. Just mention Macaroni Kid.Call 732-536-0900 to schedule your appointment. Book early. Metro is located at 140 US Highway 9 in Marlboro Plaza by Kohls. Many happy ...

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GIVEAWAY -  $35 One Hour Massage ~ Jill Amy, L.M.T

GIVEAWAY - $35 One Hour Massage ~ Jill Amy, L.M.T

Click here to enter to win a one hour massage with Jill Amy L.M.T.Looking to get a break and feel rejuvinated (at a very reasonable price)? You must treat yourself or a Dad in your life to a Jill Amy ...

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Speech Therapy & Reading Enrichment Summer Sessions!

Speech Therapy & Reading Enrichment Summer Sessions!

No more teachers! No more books! School is out, but here's the hook... The kids worked so hard but before they go back, Don't let their progress slip through the cracks! We won't let your child's progress disappear with the ...

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Home Cleaning ~Who Couldn't Use Some Help? ~ $25 Discount

Home Cleaning ~Who Couldn't Use Some Help? ~ $25 Discount

Vanda and Vanessa's can get your home sparkling clean! Treat yourself to a deep cleaning. Which includes going that extra mile. Folding the linen's in the closet, moving the furniture that's easily moved, cleaning the window's up high (yes, they ...

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How Can I Get Advertise My Business on Macaroni Kid?

How Can I Get Advertise My Business on Macaroni Kid?

As you know, Macaroni Kid Western Monmouth is a great resource for invaluable information. We provide fun events and activities for families in Marlboro, Manalapan. Old Bridge, Millstone, Howell, Freehold, Colts Neck, Matawan and Monroe. If your goal is to ...

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Macaroni Kid W. Monmouth Family Fun Nights at iPlay America

Macaroni Kid W. Monmouth Family Fun Nights at iPlay America

Celebrate Family Fun Night Every Thursday at iPlay America The family who plays together, stays together! iPlay America in Freehold has partnered with Macaroni Kid Western Monmouth to host free Family Fun Nights each Thursday from July 10-Aug. 28. Be ...

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Deborah Gerstel - Helpful, Knowledgeable and Honest Real Estate Agent

A note from Sheri: If you're looking to work with an honest, helpful realtor Debbie Gerstel is your woman! As an active, local agent, I am available to address all of your real estate needs.Our real estate company has kept ...

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Macaroni Kid Western Monmouth

Macaroni Kid Western Monmouth

Macaroni Kid is a FREE e-newsletter and website full of family-friendly events and activities in our area. Sign up for our weekly e-newsletter: www.marlboro-manalapan.macaronikid.com/subscribe/ Also on Like us on Facebook for all the updates at https://www.facebook.com/MacaroniKidWesternMonmouth

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Strides For Babies NJ 5K Run/Walk

Strides For Babies NJ 5K Run/Walk

Each day, parents all around the world lovingly place their babies down to sleep. Unfortunately, for some families, this basic necessity of infancy ends in tragedy — their babies never wake up. They fall victim to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome ...

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Let's Go, Let's Make, Let's Eat!

Let's Go, Let's Make, Let's Eat!

To combat boredom this summer, we are bringing you an idea that's a "new" take on the Summer Bucketlist: Let's Go, Let's Make, and Let's Eat. It's simple and easy and well, we are loving this idea! So much so, ...

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Share the magic of The Phantom of the Opera with your family...

Share the magic of The Phantom of the Opera with your family...

ThePhantom of the Opera is one of my all-time favorite musicals, so I was so excited when I got the opportunity to take my daughter to see it a few weeks ago. I first saw the musical with my soon-to-be ...

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Five Fun Family Indoor Ideas to Beat the Heat

Five Fun Family Indoor Ideas to Beat the Heat

When the scorch of summer is showing its teeth, chances are staying inside in the comfort of air conditioning is the best alternative. For families, being holed up together indoors can sometimes leave you with limited space and in need ...

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Planning the Perfect Picnic

Planning the Perfect Picnic

Step up your alfresco dining with our ultimate picnic menu and tips. Start the picnic right by packing your basket with precision. Use stackable containers for each dish and make sure to pack enough plates, napkins and cutlery to go ...

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Teaching Kids the Importance of Volunteering

Teaching Kids the Importance of Volunteering

Giving back is one of the greatest gifts a person can experience, seeing first-hand how your time, expertise or effort can help make the lives of others better. Instilling that knowledge in children at an early age is a great ...

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Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer!

Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer!

Q: What do you call a dog on the beach in summer? A: A hot dog!In most parts of the country, we are in the midst of the hottest days of the season, often times called The Dog Days of ...

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Drowning Prevention

Drowning Prevention

We hear that real life imitates the movies, but not when it comes to drowning. Our idea of a drowning victim often comes by what we have seen on screen… yelling, arms flailing and waving, even fingers dramatically counting to ...

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Easy Lasagna Recipe!

Easy Lasagna Recipe!

My mom used to make this when I was a kid -; her recipe came from a Campbell's recipe book she'd had for years. I have altered and changed it to be kid-friendly (no chunks or onions), but with great ...

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Macaroni Menus Lettuce Wrap - BLT & A

Macaroni Menus Lettuce Wrap - BLT & A

Try a lettuce wrap full of fresh summer flavors!Ingredients 1 lemon 1 avocado 1 bunch of green onions 6-8 Roma tomato (or your favorite tomato) 1/2 head of lettuce salt (to taste) 1/2 package of Bacon (I used turkey bacon) ...

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Perfect Picnic Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes

Perfect Picnic Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes

Summer is full of get-togethers with family and friends - picnics, pool parties, potlucks - and most require that you to "bring a dish to pass." Like most busy families, you're probably looking for a dish that the guests will ...

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Campfire Pies

Campfire Pies

Pie irons are very handy for campfire cooking. They are available for purchase at Walmart, Target, Dick's Sporting Goods and many other places. You can choose from aluminum (lightweight) or cast iron (more durable and longer lasting), square or round. ...

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Chocolate Pretzel Bark

Chocolate Pretzel Bark

Here is a snappy little recipe that can be used as a treat for any occasion. Simply change the colors of the chocolate and the M&M's and there you have it, a perfect display and snack for any holiday! Try ...

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Go Summer Exploring with Homemade Binoculars!

Go Summer Exploring with Homemade Binoculars!

There's still lots of summer to explore! It may be in your backyard, at a local park or at an farther away vacation destination. Get your kids into "explorer mode" by crafting up a set of homemade binoculars.Here's what you ...

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"We Can Play" Door Hanger

"We Can Play" Door Hanger

We are very lucky to live near many neighbor kids. My kids constantly want to play with the neighbor kids, but we never know if they can play or not. I don't like sending them over to ask too frequently. ...

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Macaroni Made: Summer Color Wreath

It is simple to create this colorful, festive wreath. I could not help that it reminds me of summer, sitting on the beach drinking a fruity adult beverage!What you need: Cocktail umbrellas (check party supply stores) Styrofoam wreath What you ...

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Where are the Fireworks All Summer Long?

Where are the Fireworks All Summer Long?

Just because the 4th of July is over, doesn't mean that there are no more fireworks! Here's a listing of recurring fireworks in our area:Seaside Heights Boardwalk: Every Wednesday night at 9:30 PM (July 9 to August 27) Jenkinson's Boardwalk ...

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Summer Travel With Macaroni Kid

Summer Travel With Macaroni Kid

Summer Travel Plans? Don't leave home without consulting Macaroni Kid! Did you know Macaroni Kid is a national organization with over 400 local editions throughout the United States? With summer here, many families are planning vacations near and far. Whether ...

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Local Indoor Places to Take Your Kids....

Local Indoor Places to Take Your Kids....

Looking for indoor places to take the kids? Whether they like to bounce, skate, golf, run, jump, play games, paint, or even get a beauty makeover, there is something for everyone on our lists of local places to go for ...

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72 GREAT SUMMER READS FOR KIDS, TEENS, AND ADULTS

72 GREAT SUMMER READS FOR KIDS, TEENS, AND ADULTS

We talked to teachers and fellow parents, questioned librarians, inquired on Facebook, perused our own bookshelves, and dug into our memories ... then compiled this AWESOME list of recommended books to read this summer for every member of your family.Toddlers ...

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Looking for a new Exercise Studio?

Looking for a new Exercise Studio?

I am so excited! My all-time favorite Zumba instructor, Joyce (formerly of Ladies Workout Express) is back with a brand new, state-of-the-art 2500-foot exercise studio for women only. Her new place, Studio Fusion, has: 2 exercise studios (including a Zumba ...

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Like Us on Facebook!

Be sure to find us on facebook!! We're known to get a last minute, quick giveaway and that's where we'll put it up!! Or if we hear of a fun event that we think you'd enjoy, that's the place you'll ...

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Where-to-Go Wednesdays

Where-to-Go Wednesdays

Local mom, Jeryl Marcus, blogs with her daughter on places to go with kids in the tri-state area. Here are some of their reviews from their blog "Says Me, Says Mom" of fun places to take the kids!Here are her ...

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Super Bubbles

It's that time of year again when we whip out the bubbles! Our house goes through TONS of bubble solution during the summer. This year we are experimenting with different DIY bubble mixes. My husband thought we would start with ...

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