Publisher's Corner: Remember, it's the little things that count.

By Melissa Shrader Editor/Publisher Fort Collins Macaroni Kid March 15, 2021


Merry Christmas! Wait it's St. Patrick's week.  It seems to be winter again. I hope everyone is inside and warm. Hopefully, you can either work from home or your place of employment lets you stay home today. And - Ah, yes. It's spring break right? 

 If you do need to get out please be careful. Seriously. Many things are big and important but remember it's the little things our kids remember. They will remember if you make them feel safe before you head off to work. They remember if you take the time to make a snowperson or snowpet. 

This snow may be a huge inconvenience on one hand but on the other, it's a great opportunity to make a memory. Make some hot cocoa and pick a movie you all love and snuggle under a blanket and watch it. Make a tent or fort in the living room and create a camping night! Get out some of your favorite books and snuggle up and read. Paint some images from the books or an activity you did. Take plenty of pictures. Make some fun Leprechaun traps! 

We make one every year and we keep getting soooo close! We even see footprints on the trap. That leprechaun is tricky! There is tons of mischief when he visits. Shoes go missing and we find them in another room. Candy is hidden around the house. Gold coins are snuck under our pillows! 

We will be going outside and doing a bubble experiment this week. It's so cold outside we will blow bubbles outside and see if they freeze! Check on Facebook to see the fun. 

Please remember to be safe, keep fun and family in mind, and make sure you take care of yourself. The best way to take care of your family is to make sure your own bucket is full. Then you can fill their little buckets so much easier. 

Merry St. Patrick's Day LOL! 

I found a few wonderful resources that give a wonderful glimpse into many strong women. 

National Women's History Museum

Women's History in the United States

Women's History Month Women's History Month  

Why March is National Women’s History Month

Who inspires you?

What are we up to?

We will be having a Virtual Summer Camp Fair February 28th - April 10th. Live and Video's released March 14th - March 27th, 2021.

The calendar is slowly beginning to repopulate with in-person events and we will keep virtual events too. Many of the usual events we would normally see this year have been canceled or reimagined and will not resume again till next year. Keep an eye out I will be verifying events asap and regularly. 

We will update you as we get information. Most updates will happen on Facebook and here. 

Online Events and Gatherings that are open to all are welcome on our calendar.

 Do you have a virtual class, A virtual event, Something fun for everyone? 

 Post it on our calendar at

Don't forget to check out Facebook too for other events that have been popping up randomly since the State has changed the Stay at home quarantine to the Safer at home guideline.

If you have other things you want to see Mac Kid do drop me an email. If you want to partner with Mac Kid I'd love to hear from you.

Remember with any event, If the weather looks questionable, - Always check in with the event itself to be sure the event is still on! You can email me as well. ESPECIALLY IN SPRING AND FALL. Now that COVID has come please comply with the COVID guidelines requested by each establishment and organizer. If you have a question about their policies please contact them directly. COVID Guidelines change regularly too so be sure to make sure that an event is still compliant and that it is not canceled.  We will update events regularly however we can't catch everything. 

If you have the newsletter you only have part of the fun! I post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram with holiday and everyday crafts, recipes, special offers, contests, news, and new events. (see the tabs on the right or at the bottom to visit the social site) 

Wishing you Love, Light, and fun for the week (and your life) ahead! 

Stay safe, Stay healthy, Love, Live and Be Fierce for what you believe, 

Melissa Shrader 

Editor and Publisher Fort Collins Macaroni Kid

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