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Catching the Boredom Bug? Macaroni Kid Comes to the Rescue

Learn more about a local news website that delivers parenting information and activities for the entire family.

Kids are getting energetic. Boredom is surfacing. But you’re not sure what to do.

Enter Fremont Macaroni Kid.

No, it’s not a super hero draped in a cape with a necklace full of elbow pastas. It’s a resource for parents of all kinds.

Macaroni Kid has websites nationwide that deliver weekly newsletters that feature information parents can find useful.

And heading the Tri-Cities Macaroni Kid website is Jennifer Hill, a Fremont mom of four.

Hill took over the website, which has been around since 2009, in September 2010 after searching for a job that would work well for a stay-at-home mom.

And as part of her job, she helps other parents whose primary role is to care for their children.

Fremont Macaroni Kid focuses on low-cost and free activities and events offered to children, teens and parents throughout Newark, Fremont and Union City, which Hill says is important for families nowadays.

“Especially in this economy, to find something inexpensive or free is essential,” Hill said.

Some programs include ’s Toddler Time and Signing Time with Baby and Fremont Library’s Spanish Story time.

But the website also provides articles on craft ideas, recipes and other programs dealing with parenting and youth activities.

Macaroni Kid also hosts giveaways in which families have a chance to win tickets to events like Disney on Ice and Sesame Street Live, and winners are chosen at random.

Hill said she doesn’t just focus on activities for elementary-aged children. She noted that there are also activity listings for pre-teen and teens.

Readers can also subscribe to the website’s weekly newsletter, which is also free.

All Macaroni Kid websites are ran by mothers and Hill said the organization itself continues to grow.

Macaroni Kid was first established in spring of 2008 and was founded by two friends who had an idea of creating weekly newsletters that published events happening around their communities, according to the national Macaroni Kid website.

Click here to visit Fremont Macaroni Kid at http://fremont.macaronikid.com and learn how to subscribe. Find out more about Macaroni Kid here.

Angela V. April 26, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Macaroni kid is great! For those of you whom haven't subscribed yet....you don't know what your missing out! My son and I have attended a few events, and have had a blast. Lots of information for those with children!
Ohlone for Kids and Teens April 26, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Ohlone for Kids and Teens love Macaroni Kid!
JiLl Garrett April 27, 2012 at 04:56 AM
Awesome articles and events! Great job Jennifer!

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