Publisher's Corner! Live Without Limits. Believe In Yourself.

By Melissa Shrader Editor/Publisher Fort Collins Macaroni Kid August 6, 2021


Just a couple housekeeping notes: 

School is coming and we are gearing up with all kinds of great articles! 

You have just a little bit of time to enter to win the Immersive Van Gogh experience tickets. Enter Before August 8th. 

If you're a runner like my husband and daughter are you will want to participate in the Dayspring Dash. Make sure you enter to win free registration by August 20th. 

And We have a Brand New Giveaway just in time for school. Local Best Selling Author of The Night Before series Natasha Wing has graciously supplied books for a giveaway. The Night Before Preschool, The Night Before Kindergarten and The Night Before First Grade. Be sure to enter right away. Entries will be taken till August 13th. 

Our Back to School Guide is getting an overhaul and will be up soon. 

 If you would like to be in the Back To School Guide or know someone who is a good fit please fill out this form or forward this to them. 

Never limit yourself. It's so easy to do. For anyone of any age. 

If you believe you can do it you will have every chance to succeed. If you believe you can't you never will. I know these sayings have been around for a long time. That's because some part of them rings true.  We should believe we can do anything. Our kids will emulate this and believe they can do anything too.

Live life without limits. Live life with courage, love, and kindness. Show the elements and traits you wish your children to emulate. They are all little "mini me's" and will follow our lead. 

One of the things I've learned is that kids do listen to us, even if we don't think they are. They hear things and follow our lead. They become us as they grow up. They will take time and follow their own course but in the end, they will be more like us than they think and more than we think they will. 

On that note, we would love your opinion. Please let us know what you love and what you would like to change. 

Please feel free to share your opinion by filling out this form or emailing me directly at 

What are we up to?

With the lift of the Mask Mandate, we have seen a jump in events! Yay! Keep in mind that each event has its own rules and guidelines for attendance. As things change with the CDC COVID guidelines and local guidelines events may still be canceled or changed to meet those guidelines. Keep an eye out I will be adding events as quickly as possible. However, If you know of an event or have an event you want to add please feel free to do so. I get notifications of events to approve before they post.

 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 the 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, so be sure to make sure that an event is still compliant and 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) 

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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