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Spring Ahead... Letter from the Editor

Spring Ahead... Letter from the Editor

Although it doesn't look much like spring outside, this weekend we "spring ahead" by setting our clocks forward one hour for Daylight Saving Time. I don't believe anyone likes the idea of losing an hour of sleep, but the feeling ...

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Staying Home Over Spring Break?

Staying Home Over Spring Break?

March signals spring break for many schools. For most kids, it's a time they look forward to enjoying. For many parents, it's a time to make sure their children have something special to do. Some families are fortunate enough to ...

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Summer Softball for Girls ages 6-19: Registration ends March 15

Summer Softball for Girls ages 6-19: Registration ends March 15

Looking for a fun activity for your daughter this summer? Sign her up to play in-town softball!Bloomington-Normal Girls' Softball Association (BNGSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the young girls of our community for nearly 40 years. The In-Town division ...

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Save the Date: Wesley's Bright Beginnings Preschool Open House Mar. 10

Save the Date: Wesley's Bright Beginnings Preschool Open House Mar. 10

Are you looking for a great, family-oriented learning environment for your little one? We have exciting news to share! Wesley's Bright Beginnings Preschool has been serving the community for 25 years, and we would love to share our program with ...

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Need a Laugh? You're Invited to Moms' Night Out!

Need a Laugh? You're Invited to Moms' Night Out!

When's the last time you laughed until your sides ached? For most adults it's been far too long. We've all seen the research. Babies laugh an average of 300 times a day, while most adults are lucky to hit 20. ...

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Save the Date: Bloomington Garden Plot Registration Begins March 26

Save the Date: Bloomington Garden Plot Registration Begins March 26

Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts will open registration Thursday, March 26, 2015 for the Community Gardens for Bloomington residents only. Proof of residency will be required (i.e. drivers license, state ID, tax bill etc.). Non-resident registration will begin on ...

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5 Activities to Help Your Family "Spring Forward"

5 Activities to Help Your Family "Spring Forward"

Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 8th at 2 a.m. as we set our clocks ahead by one hour. Even though we still have a couple weeks until it's "officially" Spring (March 20th is the first day), the return ...

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No Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

No Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Here is a quick and simple granola bar recipe you can do with the kids. INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup honey 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 2 cups quick cooking oats (not rolled oats) 1 cup crispy rice cereal ...

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Ecology Action Center Announces 2015 We Care Twin Cities Races

Ecology Action Center Announces 2015 We Care Twin Cities Races

The Ecology Action Center, along with title sponsor Fleet Feet Sports, announces the schedule for the fourth annual We Care Twin Cities races. A Kid's Run and a 5K race will take place on Friday, September 25, 2015, and a ...

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It Takes A Village: Local Moms' Groups and Play Groups

It Takes A Village: Local Moms' Groups and Play Groups

You know the saying: "It takes a village to raise a child." It's so true! Whether you are a new parent, a soon-to-be mom, or a mother of 3 like me, at one time or another we all need advice, ...

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Kids Eat Free or Cheap!

Kids Eat Free or Cheap!

By request, here is our Kids Eat Free or Cheap listing! If you know of any restaurants that should be added to this list, please email me at [email protected]*Restaurant's prices and promotions subject to change at any time. Please call ...

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Get the Most Out of Your Macaroni

Get the Most Out of Your Macaroni

Welcome to Bloomington-Normal Macaroni Kid! Here's some information to help you get the most from our site! Manage Your SubscriptionsWith your free subscription to Bloomington-Normal Macaroni Kid you will receive a weekly email with all the family-friendly events and activities ...

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Family Friendly Businesses in Bloomington-Normal

Family Friendly Businesses in Bloomington-Normal

Bloomington-Normal is the home of many businesses that cater to parents and their children. We are proud to represent many of these businesses in our e-newsletter and website. If you need a referral for a local business or service be ...

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