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The Half-Way Mark: Letter from the Editor

The Half-Way Mark: Letter from the Editor

I know it doesn't seem possible, but for many the Fourth of July holiday signals the half way mark of summer break. It's hard to believe that summer break is already half over but in just about a month, our ...

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Is Your Child’s Posture Affecting His/Her Health?

Is Your Child’s Posture Affecting His/Her Health?

We have all been told at least a hundred times, stand up straight. We all know posture is important for appearance, but as a parent have you considered the effects on your child's health? The top poor postures include rounded ...

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Make Your Money Mean More by Shopping Local for Back to School!

Make Your Money Mean More by Shopping Local for Back to School!

The smell of freshly sharpened pencils is in the air! I can't believe summer is coming to a close and it's already time to start thinking about back to school. As you make your shopping list, make sure you consider ...

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The Baby Expo: Saturday, Aug. 2, 10am-3pm *TICKET GIVEAWAY!*

The Baby Expo: Saturday, Aug. 2, 10am-3pm *TICKET GIVEAWAY!*

It's almost time for the 3rd Annual Baby Expo...and this year will be bigger and better than ever! The Baby Expo Bloomington Saturday, August 2, 2014 10am - 3pm The Chateau Hotel and Conference Center, 1601 Jumer Dr. in Bloomington ...

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Miller Park Zoo's Back to School Ice Cream Social with Macaroni Kid!

Miller Park Zoo's Back to School Ice Cream Social with Macaroni Kid!

Who screams? You scream, we all scream for ice cream! And it's not just ice ccream we're screaming for... we're also excited for the new school year to start. Before we know it, it will be time to head back ...

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Summer Dessert Recipe: Banana Boats

Summer Dessert Recipe: Banana Boats

"Banana boats" are a great summer dessert to make while camping or for a summer evening right in your own backyard. Make them over a campfire, on the grill or in the oven. Any way you choose to make them, ...

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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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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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Bloomington-Normal Park & Playground Guide

Bloomington-Normal Park & Playground Guide

We all have a favorite park. It is usually the one conveniently located down the street. But did you know that Bloomington-Normal is home almost 50 parks? Wouldn't it be fun to visit every single one this summer and maybe ...

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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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Cool Off at the Bloomington Spray Parks!

Cool Off at the Bloomington Spray Parks!

Spray parks are now open in Bloomington! This is a fun, FREE way to cool off this summer. Grab your sunblock and a towel and get ready for some wet fun. The spray parks are open seven days a week ...

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$1 Movies ... Family Summer Series at Wehrenberg Galaxy 14!

$1 Movies ... Family Summer Series at Wehrenberg Galaxy 14!

Looking to beat the heat without breaking the bank this summer? Then head to Wehrenburg Galaxy 14. The 2014 Family Summer Series every Wendesday and Thursday all summer break long. During these special 10am showtimes admission is just $1 per ...

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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

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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