May 25, 2011
- The Mother of All Giveaways
- MOAG Week 4: The "Yummy Mummy" Bag
- May is National Water Safety Month
- Memorial Day is Monday May 30, 2011
- TroopSwap Comes to Hampton Roads!
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Mrs.O's Corner
- "Know Where To Go"
- Macaroni Fun
- Macaroni Made
- Macaroni Moms
- Military Macaroni
- On the Macaroni Menu...
Celebrating moms the whole month of MAY!
Mother's Day is right around the corner, and Macaroni Kid Virginia Beach and RSutherland Photography want to show our appreciation to the ones that work the hardest - mom's!
When the idea for this giveaway came to Rachel of RSutherlandPhotography, she had no idea how big it would get or how many wonderful local businesses would be willing to participate! Rachel thought it might be nice to give a few treats to one special mom. Rachel then asked me if I want to team up on this giveaway, and ...
The fourth and last bagof goodies in the "Mother of All Giveaways" is the "Mom's Goodie Bag". This bag includes:
*Tupperware Gift Basket
- Basket includes: 2 Cup Cake Holders- Great for packing cupcakes in your child's lunch boxes or take along on picnics. The cupcake holders prevent cupcakes from tipping over and making a mess.
"Express Yourself" Tumbler- Design your own tumbler! Paper insert is included for children to design their mother a unique tumbler. Tumbler is virtually liquid-tight seal with flip-top sprout.
Refrigerator Bowls: Great for small ...
With warm weather approaching and pools, beaches and waterparks set to open soon, it's time to talk to your kids about water safety. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 1 to 14 and the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 1 to 4. Make sure to educate your swimmer on water safety rules to keep them safe and happy not only in the summer but also all year long. The FSPA (Florida Swimming Pool Association) has created an easy-to-remember ...
Military life is not easy. As a Navy spouse with two toddlers in month 6 of a
deployment, I will be the first to admit that. When others acknowledge the sacrifices
we as a military community make and say “thank you” for your service, it makes
those sacrifices just a little bit easier. Well, an amazing company called TroopSwap
is saying “thank you” in a big way.
TroopSwap is a daily deal site exclusive to the military community. Local businesses
offer steeply discounted goods and services just to service members ...
Where: 1776 Princess Anne Rd Virginia Beach 23456When: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free admissionFor more info: Event schedule, vendor list, map and parade details can be found on the Pungo Strawberry Festival webpage, http://www.pungostrawberryfestival.info/
Where: 1457 Harpers Rd Virginia BeachWhen: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: Open to the publicHow: 757-425-5600Cost: free
Where: Barnes & Noble TCC/ MacArthur CenterWhen: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Chrysler Museum of Art 245 W Olney Rd. Norfolk, VA 23501When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.chrysler.orgCost: free
Where: Barnes & Noble Lynnhaven 701 Lynnhaven Pkwy
Virginia Beach, VA 23452When: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Open to the publicHow: Store phone number: 757-340-4055Cost: freeFor more info: THIS WEEK: Pajama Pirates
Where: Sandler Center Outdoor Plaza Virginia Beach Town CenterWhen: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: To see a complete Ynot Wednesdays series schedule, visit www.sandlercenter.org/whynotwednesdays
Where: The Old Coast Guard Station
24th Street and Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VAWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: Call 422-1587 for reservations or more information.Cost: free with admission
Where: This program meets in the Marsh Pavilion and will take place inside during inclement weather. Virginia Aquarium- 717 General Booth Blvd 23451When: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Open to the publicCost: Free with paid admission, free to members
Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center 1ooo 19th StreetWhen: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: call for prices: 9610) 923 - 0900
Where: The Silver Rattle 1611A Colley Ave Norfolk, VA, 23504When: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Open to the pubicCost: free
Where: TownBank Fountain ParkWhen: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 27th StreetWhen: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Virginia Beach Farmers MarketWhen: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: No rowdy behavior will be tolerated
Where: Barnes & Noble 4485 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462When: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 17th Street Park 24th Street Park 31st Street ParkWhen: 7:30 PM - 11:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: Complete schedule of performers and showtimes: http://www.beachstreetusa.com/events/SaluteToSummer
Where: AC Moore 3312 Princess Anne Rd Virginia BeachWhen: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AMWho: Open to the public, children 5+Cost: $5
Where: All Lowes storesWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Norfolk Botanical GardenWhen: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free with admissionFor more info: Garden Night Adventures (6:30PM-9:30PM) Explore the Garden at night with your family and friends! Make S’mores around a campfire, explore the Enchanted Forest and go on a night hike lead by NBG staff. Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops shouldn’t miss this opportunity!*Flashlights and comfortable shoes are strongly encouraged. $10/person ($8members)
Poplar Hall Community Ride
This route, the shortest amongst the five, will allow riders the opportunity to travel through the Ingleside and Poplar Halls Neighborhood. The route travels along Broad Creek, and passes over Meadow Lake and Silver Lake.
Where: Poplar Hall, NorfolkWhen: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: Pre-register for this event here: http://sevenvenues.com/machform/view.php?id=29Cost: freeFor more info: For more information about all the Norfolk Bike Month rides, go here: http://www.norfolkbikemonth.com/events.html
Where: Cape Henry Inn and Beach Club - JEBLCFS - JEB EastWhen: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Military familiesHow: 757-422-8818, http://issuu.com/rachelmelchor/docs/memorial_day_flyer?mode=a_pCost: free but rental fees may apply for some activities
Where: False Cape State Park 4001 Sandpiper Rd
Virginia Beach VA, 23456When: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PMWho: open to the publicHow: False Cape State Park
Phone: (757) 426-7128Cost: $10 per person
Where: Ocean View Beach ParkWhen: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: Please bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Coolers, food and soft drinks are permitted. No alcohol or glass is permitted.
Where: Norfolk Botanical GardenWhen: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free with park admissionFor more info: MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS ONLY
Where: Town Point Park NorfolkWhen: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Let 1st Art be your first stop for education fun. Our experienced early childhood specialist has designed a fun, age-appropriate curriculum based on a playful approach to art. The 1st Art program engages our youngest artists and fosters learning by teaching fundamental motor skills, increasing self-confidence, promoting awareness of the visual and tactile world, and by integrating the senses. Students work on several topical projects and will finish at least one of them to take home from each class. Expect a balance of drawing, painting and craft-based projects
Where: Contemporary Art Center of VirginiaWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.cacv.orgCost: Pre-registration required.
Members $8 per class / Non-members $10 per class
Register for the entire series and save 10%For more info: Ages 2-3 (parent/guardian & child) meets 10-10:45am
Ages 4-5 (parent/guardian & child) meets 11am-Noon
Where: Norfolk Botanical GardenWhen: 10:15 AM - 10:45 AMWho: open to the publicCost: free with admission
Where: Barnes & Noble inside Lynnhaven MallWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Open to the publicHow: 757-340-4055Cost: free
Books About Mom
Needing a little more celebration, moms? Grab one of these books honoring mothers, read them with your child and be proud of all of your hard work! You deserve it, afterall!
Mommy and Me—by Karen Hill
Love to Mama: A Tribute to Mothers—a compilation of poems, Illustrated by Paula S. Barragan
Mommy’s Best Kisses—by Margaret Anastas
Just Mom and Me—by American Girl editors
My Mom—by Anthony Browne
Pieces: A Year in Poems and Quilts—by Anna Grossnickle Hines
Fine as We Are—by Algy ...
Events for Macaroni Parents courtesy of vbnightlife.com
Vbnightlife.com promotes nightlife entertainment events in Virginia Beach, including fundraisers, bands and DJs, club events, cultural events and more. Through a free membership, members receive a weekly "Weekend Update" e-newsletter that features all the events taking place in the upcoming weekend that adults would enjoy.
Every week, vbnightlife.com will be sharing with Macaroni Kid Virginia Beach their top picks for the upcoming weekend.
Below are this weekend's vbnightlife.com TOP PICK events for adults:
Wednesday night is Lunasea's BYOB party. Uhhh ... calm down, the last B ...
Paint with Water
The weatherman is calling for 80 degrees and sunny today and through the weekend! The sun is shining and summer is just around the corner. Keep your kids cool and entertained with this great outdoor activity.
What you'll need:
- A bucket of water
- A paint brush for each kid
What you'll do:
- Paint anything wood outside! The wood will turn a darker shade as it gets wet and will return back to normal as it dries. Let your kids 'paint' the fence, the side of the house, or ...
Before becoming a Mommy, I taught elementary school…so every now and then the “teacher” in me comes out. As a teacher, I was a big fan of theme teaching….it was lots of fun and really pushed me to be creative. So when strawberry season came around, I searched high and low for a strawberry story to share with my kids. I found a winner in The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don & Audrey Wood. This is the story of a little ...
Hampton Roads Mommies
As part of The Mommies Network, HamptonRoadsMommies.com is a free community for moms in southside of Hampton Roads, Virginia. We realize that all moms need local support -- and who can't use another friend? HamptonRoadsMommies.com offers a simple way to connect with local moms for friendship, support and fun. Members meet on our private discussion forums to share information on everything from where to get the best haircut to tips on transitioning to a "big kid" bed. Each month, we also offer many face-to-face events for our members ...
In honor of this weekend's Pungo Strawberry Festival, here are two great, easy recipes using fresh strawberries:
Strawberry Yogurt Pie
2 (8 ounce) containers strawberry flavored yogurt
1 (12 ounce) container frozen cool whip, thawed
1 cup strawberries, finely chopped
1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
Mix yogurt with 3 and 1/2 cups of cool whip. Sweeten the strawberries, if necessary. Mix in strawberries and spoon into crust.
Freeze overnight, or if you can't wait try 3 hours or until firm. Top with remaining cool whip ...
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