August 2, 2011
- Last chance to skate Scope Arena Summer on Ice!
- POSH BABY Giveaway
- Macaroni Mamas & Papas
- Mrs. O's Guest Columnist: Caroline B.
- Virginia Sales Tax Holiday
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- Mrs.O's Corner
- Macaroni Special Kids...Special Needs
- "Know Where To Go"
- Macaroni Holidays
- Macaroni Made
- On the Macaroni Menu...
We're giving away TWO family four packs of tickets
Ice skating is not just a wintertime activity anymore! SevenVenues, Hampton Road’s entertainment leader, has been letting locals beat the heat all summer at “Summer on Ice." And now, this cool activity is heading into it's last weekend for the summer.
Would you like to take your family to the last skate of the season, this Saturday August 6, 2011 from 7:00-9:00PM? MKVB is giving away two sets of family 4-packs! To enter to win, send an email to [email protected], subject "Summer on Ice ...
You could win 2 VIP Presale passes!
Posh Baby is Hampton Roads’ BEST, most EXCLUSIVE children’s consignment sale. Find the name-brands you know and love at a fraction of retail costs.
Posh Baby is gearing up for their Fall Sale, which begins on Thursday August 11, and runs through Saturday, August 13, at the Phillipne Cultural Center (4857 Baxter Rd, Virginia Beach, 23462) Instead of admission, they are asking you to bring one non-perishable food item to donate to the Food Bank! Otherwise, admission is $1.
Want to be treated like a VIP and shop the ...
Fancy Fonts by Karen Psimas
Fancy Fonts by Karen Psimas
1. Tell us about your business and/or product.
Fancy Fonts by Karen Psimas creates unique, personalized gifts for adults, babies, and children,
and offers budget-friendly calligraphy services for all occasions. Our most popular items include
personalized ceramic piggy banks, personalized plate and bowl sets for babies and toddlers, and
personalized glass Christmas ornaments.
2. What do you love most about what you do?
Most importantly, I love that I’ve found a creativeoutlet that helps my family’s bottom line without taking me away ...
reviewing "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott
Hi. My name is Caroline B. and I would like to share one of my favorite books with you. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott (illustrated by Martin Hargreaves) is about 4 young sisters and their mother who are poor and live in a very small house. Their father is away in the war. I like this book because it had many unexpected surprises and made me want to keep reading. My favorite character is Beth. She is sweet, shy and is great at piano. This is an easy and ...
August 5-7, 2011: School Supplies and Clothing.
Under Virginia law, most purchases of tangible personal property are subject to both state and local sales and use taxes. The tax rate is generally 5% of the cost price. The rate on sales of food for home consumption is 2.5%.
A sales tax holiday is a temporary period during which purchases of certain items are exempt from the sales and use taxes. Following legislation enacted by the 2007 Session of the Virginia General Assembly, Virginia now has three annual sales tax holidays. In addition to the specific items ...
Where: 4879 Coventry Lane (Corner of Coventry Lane and East Beach Drive) Norfolk, Virginia 23518When: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: Admission is $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased on-site. The proceeds will benefit St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children
Where: Various Virginia Beach Public LibrariesWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicCost: Free but call ahead to enroll
Where: First Landing State Park, 2500 Shore Dr, Virginia BeachWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicHow: 757-412-2300Cost: Cost of the program is free, Entrance fee into the park is $4 on weekdays, $5 on weekends.
Where: Chesapeake, VA
1112-F Eden Way N
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Virginia Beach, VA
401 N Great Neck Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
757-961-9090When: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Norfolk Botanical GardenWhen: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free with garden admission
Kangaroo Crossing, a global awareness exhibit, was produced and is toured by EdVenture Children’s Museum in Columbia, South Carolina. For more information visit www.edventure.org.
Where: Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High St Portsmouth, VAWhen: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $11 for Adults 18 and Up; $10 for children 2 and up; Children under the age of 2 are free. Military and Senior discount of $1 off admission price with I.D.
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: $5
Where: Regal CinemasWhen: 10:00 AMWho: open to the publicCost: $1 admissionFor more info: complete schedule of dates and movies here: http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx?zip=23456
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: Pig Kahuna- Fergus and his brother Dink love the beach. While some little piggies go to the market, these little piggies are heading to the beach...
Where: Jillians of Chesapeake 1401 Greenbrier Pkwy ChesapeakeWhen: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $5 per child
Where: Old Coast Guard Station 2401 Atlantic AvenueWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the public; children ages 3-9 yrs with adultHow: [email protected] or 757-422-1587Cost: free
Where: TownBank Fountain Park Norfolk, VAWhen: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: all A.C. Moore locationsWhen: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
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: 17th Street Stage Virginia Beach OceanfrontWhen: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (3 shows nightly)Who: open to the publicCost: free
Where: TownBank Fountain Park NorfolkWhen: 8:30 PM - 11:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: http://www.festevents.org/mini-site/TowneBank-Fountain-Park/wednesday-flicks-at-the-fountain-movie-seriesCost: freeFor more info: Prior to each film, family activities and lawn games are available to play. Each Fountain Flick will also feature a dinner menue themed after the evenings feauture film, prepared by Omar's Fountain Cafe.
Where: 20th Street - Virginia BeachWhen: 10:00 PM - 10:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: various Virginia Beach LibrariesWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicCost: free but call ahead to enroll
Where: various Norfolk Public LibrariesWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info:
Where: First Landing State Park 2500 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach VA, 23451When: 10:00 AMWho: open to the publicHow: Jennifer Huggins
Phone: 757-412-2306Cost: There is no fee for the program. Parking fee is $4 on weeknights, and $5 on weekends
Where: Chrysler Museum of Art 245 West Olney St, NorfolkWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:05 AM (repeats 11:30AM)Who: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: Space is limited to 30 participants for each identical program. Please check in at the Welcome Desk in Huber Court.
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: First Landing State Park Bay Lab Shore Drive, Virginia Beach 23451When: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free but parking is $5
Where: Little Island Park 3820 Sandpiper Rd 23456When: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Landstown Common Shopping Center corner of Dam Neck Rd & Princess Anne Rd Virginia BeachWhen: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: On the beach at 27th Street, Virginia Beach OceanfrontWhen: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: *Report to the beach at promptly at 6pm. Keep a keen eye out for wild animals. Your team will go on a journey in search of valuable facts about our furry, growl-y,slithery friends found in the jungle.Bring anything you think you’ll need-binoculars, net, safari pith helmet, etc. Visit with over 25 REAL animals at the ZooPro exhibit at our safari.Then settle in the sand on your blanket or beach chairs for the animated family film Disney's “Tarzan". The movie begins around 8:30pm
Where: Harbor Park, NorfolkWhen: 7:15 PMWho: open to the publicHow: http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/promotions/page.jsp?ymd=20081124&content_id=482554&vkey=promo_t568&fext=.jsp&sid=t568Cost: all tickets prices can be found here: http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/tickets/page.jsp?ymd=20110326&content_id=17128504&vkey=tickets_t568&fext=.jsp&sid=t568
Where: Old Coast Guard Station 2401 Atlantic AvenueVirginia Beach, VirginiaWhen: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: [email protected] or 757-422-1587.Cost: $10 Adult, $5 Child
Tickets may be purchased in advance at museum gift shop.For more info: EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY IN JUNE, JULY & AUGUST
Where: Great Neck Library, Virginia BeachWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicCost: free
Join Regent University for a summer filled with engaging stories and activities that celebrate the value and uniqueness of others. From book discussions to movies and cooking demonstrations, story lovers will experience the joy of reading and the wonder of God's creation through four interactive events
Where: Regent University Campus
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464When: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: Book selections will include:
Jalapeno Bagels by Natasha Wing (ages 4-8)
How My Parents Learned to Eat by Ina R. Friedman (ages 7-9)
Freaky Foods from Around the World by Ramona Moreno Winner (ages 6-11)
Cooking with the Bible: Biblical Food, Feasts, and Lore by Anthony F. Chiffolo (adult) This session will feature a cooking demonstration with Chef Bob Combs
Where: Up Center Books 1011 West 25th Street Norfolk (between Colley & Hampton)When: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: open to the publicHow: 757-623-1117Cost: free
Where: Chrysler Museum of Art Olney Rd, NorfolkWhen: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: Cost: Free for children 12 and younger and Museum Members, $5 for all others. Included with the price of the film is free admission to our special exhibition Curious George Saves The Day: The Art of Margret and H. A. Rey.For more info: Individual reservations are not required, but for groups of 10 or more please RSVP in advance to (757) 333-6239.
Where: The Silver Rattle 1611A Colley Ave Norfolk, VA, 23504When: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Open to the pubicCost: free
Where: First Landing State Park 2500 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach VA, 23451When: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: 757-412-2300Cost: free
Where: Sulinski Field on JEB Little CreekWhen: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: Military familiesCost: freeFor more info: The Toy Industry Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of America have teamed up to distribute up to 5,000 toys to our military kids! This will be their largest toy distribution event ever! Age appropriate toys will be distributed on site for ages 18 and younger. The Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story is pleased to be the host site for this salute to our military families.
Tonight: Live Concert with Grant Austin Taylor and Aria Summer Wallace at 8PM; Meet & Greet at 7PM, followed by Toy Story 3 at 9PM.
Where: 17th Street Park and Starfish Pavillion Virginia Beach OceanfrontWhen: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.beachstreetusa.comCost: freeFor more info:
Where: The COurthouse Galleries 400 High Street
Portsmouth VA, 23704When: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: First Weekend Events: First Friday, August 5, 5– 8p.m. First Saturday, August 6, 10am-5p.m
Where: Virginia Beach Town Center Fountain PlazaWhen: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: TownBank Fountain ParkWhen: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: Tonight's entertainer: Borderline Crazy
Where: Virginia Beach Rock Gym 5049 Southern Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462When: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PMWho: Recommended for ages 3-13, but older teens are welcome to give it a try tooHow: Space is limited; register here: http://virginiabeachrockgym.com/just-for-kids-2/youth-climbing-club/Cost: $15 for non-members / Free for members
Previous years have attracted hundreds of Chesapeake residents each Friday evening. Beer and wine are served for $4 each, and 100% of proceeds benefits CHIP of Chesapeake, an organization dedicated to supporting healthy families and children. Rental chairs are available for $5, with proceeds also benefiting CHIP.
Where: Towne Place at GreenbrierWhen: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: open to the public, no dogs allowedCost: freeFor more info: Tonight's performer: Lewis McGee
Where: Ocean View Beach ParkWhen: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Barry Robinson Theater at Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School
4552 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach VA, 23462When: 7:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: Adults - $15.00 Children under 12 - $12.50 Seniors (65+) - $12.50 MIlitary - $12.50For more info: Saturday & Sunday matinee- 2:00PM
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: Nauticus Waterside Dr, NorfolkWhen: 8:30 PMWho: open to the publicHow: For more information, email [email protected] or call (757) 664-1000.Cost: $3 per person
Where: Norfolk Botanical GardenWhen: 8:30 PM - 10:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $18 ($12 for NBG Members)
Where: various Virginia Beach librariesWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicCost: free but may require registration- call head to library
Where: Red Mill Commons Shopping Center Corner of Elson Green Avenue & Upton Drive - South of The Swell RestaurantVirginia Beach, VirginiaWhen: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=213623245327899Cost: free to attend
Where: Chesapeake City Park
900 Greenbrier Parkway
Chesapeake, VAWhen: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/Calendar/Chesapeake-Farmers-Market_s_p5724.htm?EventMode=View&EventOccurrence=3Cost: free
Where: AC Moore 3312 Princess Anne Rd Virginia BeachWhen: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AMWho: Open to the public, children 5+Cost: $5
Where: Home Depot StoresWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the public, children ages 5-12How: http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContentView?pn=Kids_Workshops&langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053Cost: freeFor more info: This Saturday: Pencil Box
Where: Nauticus- 1 Waterside Dr, NorfolkWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: Adults: $6 , Children (ages 4-12): $5 ,Ages 3 & under: Free , Nauticus members: $3For more info: July 2, 3 & 4 Grand Opening Weekend
Join us each day for special activities celebrating the opening of Atlantis! A Labyrinth Adventure. Giveaways each day (while supplies last), entertainment, fun, face painting, a "live" mermaid (10am-2pm on Sat; 10am-1pm on Monday) and more await! Activities will vary each day.
Where: Hampton Roads Community Health Center 664 Lincoln Street and 3415 Granby StreetPortsmouth, VAWhen: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Activities will include: Variety of Vendors including: A Home Show and Mom's Matter Expo, Mall Wide Inflatables, Face Painting, Concession Sales, Fashion Show andLive Entertainment
Where: Chesapeake Square Mall is located off I-664 at 4200 Portsmouth Blvd. Exit 11B in Chesapeake, VA 23321.When: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
d'ART Center at Selden Arcade 208 East Main St. Norfolk, VA 23510When: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: 757-625-4211Cost: free
Great Neck Park 2513 Shorehaven Dr Virginia Beach , VAWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.vbgov.comCost: freeFor more info: Complete schedule of performers at www.vbgov.com
Where: Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Museum 206 High Street
Portsmouth VA, 23704When: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.vshfm.orgCost: Buy One, Get One for Military and Teachers with Valid I.D.! General Admission: $7 Military: $6.00
Where: Ted Constant Center, green lawn NorfolkWhen: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: Complete schedule of performers: http://www.oduvillage.com/news.php?todo=details&id=27627
Where: TowneBank Fountain Park NorfolkWhen: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: http://www.festevents.org/mini-site/TowneBank-Fountain-Park/salsa-saturdays-hosted-by-dj-carlos-casanovaCost: free
Ice skating is not just a wintertime activity anymore! SevenVenues, Hampton Road’s entertainment leader, announces “Summer on Ice,” a cool way to escape the summer heat. Beginning June 4 through August 12, Scope Arena’s ice rink will be open to leisure skaters, hockey leagues and summer camps for everything from competitive skating to just plain fun
Where: Scope Arena, NorfolkWhen: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $5, includes skatesFor more info: Public sessions will be held at the following times:
Friday: 7 pm – 9 pm
Saturday: 3 pm - 5 pm and 7 pm - 9 pm
Where: 20th Street, Virginia Beach oceanfrontWhen: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
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: 3312 Princess Anne Road Suite 817 Virginia Beach, VA 23456 (757) 468-3024When: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: open to the public, ages 8+How: http://www.acmoore.com/classschedule.aspx?sid=146Cost: free
Where: First Landing State Park 2500 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach VA, 23451When: 10:00 AMWho: Open to the publicHow: Phone: 757-412-2300Cost: Cost of the program is free, entrance fee into the park is $4 on weekday, $5 weekends
Where: various Virginia Beach Public LibrariesWhen: 10:30 AMWho: open to the publicHow: http://www.vbgov.com/file_source/dept/library/Document/summer_update_2011.pdfCost: All programs are free but some require enrollmentFor more info: 2-4pm- Movie at the Library! Despicable Me- Bayside & Special Services Library 2-4pm- Movie at the Library! Tangled - Kempsville Branch Library 3:30pm- Inedible Jewelry Workshop- "Let them eat cake"- Ages 12-18, Princess Anne Area Library
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: Peace Love Balance 1556 Laskin Rd, Virginia BeachWhen: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: Cost: $10/child; $5/sibling
Bring a bike and helmet for the participating child. There will be games, prizes, riding course, & goodie-bags from community partners.
Arrive between 10 - 1 - it takes about 20 minutes to complete all the stations. www.bikerodeo.blogspot.com
Where: Cape Henry Collegiate School 1320 Mill Dam Rd, Virginia BeachWhen: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Cinema Cafe Pemboke-758 Independence Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Cinema Cafe Greenbrier- Located inside Greenbrier Mall
1401 Greenbrier Parkway, ChesapeakeWhen: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $1 admission per person
Where: Cinema Cafe Pembroke Meadows and Greenbrier locationsWhen: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $1 admission
Most Hampton Roads schools participate including: Hampton, Newport News, York County, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and Norfolk
Where: Virginia Air & Space Museum 600 Settlers Landing Rd, Newport NewsWhen: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: current Teachers, public and private schoolsCost: FREE Admission for you and 3 guests!
(must show teacher ID
Where: Barnes & Noble inside Lynnhaven MallWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Open to the publicHow: 757-340-4055Cost: free
Where: First Landing State Park 2500 Shore DrWhen: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: Phone: 757-412-2306Cost: Program is Free! Parking Fee is $4 weekdays, $5 weekends.
Where: Various Virginia Beach Public LibrariesWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free but call ahead to enroll
Where: Windsor Woods Public Library 3612 South Plaza Trail Virginia BeachWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the public ages 4+How: Call to enroll 757-385-2630Cost: free
Where: Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 24th Street ParkWhen: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Chesapeake City Park
900 Greenbrier Parkway
Chesapeake, VAWhen: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/Calendar/Chesapeake-Farmers-Market_s_p5724.htm?EventMode=View&EventOccurrence=4Cost: free
Where: Hampton ColiseumWhen: 7:30 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.disneyonice.comCost: $45.00, $30.00, $25.00, $14.00
Facility fee: $2.50; Additional fees may apply.For more info: September 28, 7:30PM
September 29, 10:30AM & 7:30PM
September 30, 7:30PM
October 1, 11:30AM, 3:30PM & 7:30PM
October 2, 1:30PM & 5:30PM
Where: Ted Constant Convocation CenterWhen: 10:30 AM (multiple shows)Who: open to the publicHow: Tickets are available through COXTIX.com, at the Constant Center Box Office and by calling 888-3-COXTIX.Cost: $12.00; $15.00; $21.00; $33.00; $63.00
Kids Frugal Fun- Beach Ball Learning
Anyone know a child that does not like to discuss the books they read? Or do you know a child who is having trouble with numbers or colors? Then these activities are for you! Not only are they learning games, they also involve physical activity AND they are frugal!
Beach Ball-You can usually find these at the Dollar Store for $1
1. Label each color of the ball with a different story element (title, setting, characters, problem, solution, etc).
2. Read a book with your child (make ...
We're looking for Junior Columnists!
Since Mrs. O is due to have Baby O any day now...and she needs a bit of a break! Can your kids help her?!?
We are calling on all children ages 5-12 to be "Mrs. O's Junior Columnist". Does your child have a favorite book that they would like to share with other Macaroni Kid readers? Of course they do! Have your child write up a short review telling us a little bit about the book and why they love it so much, and they could be featured ...
I think of myself as a very happy and upbeat person and really am always trying to see some light in any given situation. I am in no way saying I am Pollyanna, you can confirm this by talking with my daughters.
This week, I felt very vulnerable and even "lost my cool" with another child and again with a parent while trying to protect my son. This really had an impact on me and I found myself feeling embarrassed that I became so upset. I was not nasty or ...
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, one of the hottest shows of the summer is at Farm ...
August 3 is Watermelon Day
August 3rd is National Watermelon Day. Nothing says summer like a delicious piece of juicy watermelon!
Watermelon is good for you!
It is very low in calories and extremely hydrating. One cup of watermelon contains only 46 calories and about 20% RDA of vitamins A and C.
Choosing the perfect watermelon
Pick one with an intensely green rind. The more vibrant the color outside, the better the color inside. Also, try knocking on the rind with your fist. If it sounds hollow that means you have a winner. Beware of ...
Need a new, fun way for kids to stay cool in the summer? Love water balloons but hate picking up small pieces of plastic all over the yard? Give sponge balls a try. They are softer than a snow ball and inexpensive to make!
There are endless sponge ball games kids can play; maybe they will even be encouraged to join you in some house cleaning?
You will need:
- 3 Dry Sponges (new)
- Cut sponges into approx. 1/2 inch strips with scissors.
- Lay strips on top ...
A New Spin On An Old Favorite
We are definitely a blueberry family. I spent countless hours as a child picking them fresh from the wild bushes of Central, PA and my children take pleasure in the same pursuit eating them just as fast as they can pick them! Blueberries are a staple in our summer diets and we look forward to the huge box that comes to us each July as part of the Moshannon Valley YMCA's summer fundraiser. Never a plumper, sweeter blueberry have I found! I ...
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