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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Winter Break is about to begin for the kids so we are practicing what we preach and about to take some well-earned family time. There will not be an issue next week, but we think you'll be busy with your ...

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Coming in January - Vote for the Macaroni Kid Family Favourites

Coming in January - Vote for the Macaroni Kid Family Favourites

Get Ready -; The Macaroni Kid Family Favourite Awards are Coming Back! Starting in January, we want to know what places your family loves? Let's give a shout out to the places that make Ottawa great! Nominations will open in ...

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Gift Giving: The "Rule of 4"

Gift Giving: The "Rule of 4"

As a kid, I loved when there were TONS of gifts under the tree and stockings overflowing! When I became a mom I wanted to bring that kind of magic to my kids Christmas year-after-year - TONS of gifts that ...

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Kids Have Questions About Santa? NORAD Has the Answers

For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa's flight. The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to ...

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Looking for Indoor Family Fun over the Holidays?

Looking for Indoor Family Fun over the Holidays?

My family and I recently visited Altitude Gym in Gatineau for an afternoon of indoor climbing. Altitude Gym brings the world of indoor rock climbing to another level and to a one-of-a-kind location. For beginners, Clip 'N Climb is climbing ...

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Review  - Disney on Ice Was...

Review - Disney on Ice Was...

Recently, I attended Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival with my just-turned three-year-old son, and my five-year-old niece. We had a great time, although some of us had a bit more fun than others. The show featured live actors singing and ...

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Heading to the Ottawa Senators Skills Competition Is...

Heading to the Ottawa Senators Skills Competition Is...

Congrats to Marcela F. who is off to see the fan-friendly Sens Skills competition, presented by Sport Chek, which is set to take place at Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m. Sens Skills will see the ...

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Off to See Peter and the Wolf at Shenkman

Off to See Peter and the Wolf at Shenkman

Congratulations to Allison M. who will be enjoying Peter and the Wolf at the Shenkman Arts Centre in January. The National Arts Centre Orchestra and Shenkman Arts Centre in partnership with Jeunesses Musicales of Canada present exciting chamber music concerts ...

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Create a Life-Sized Gingerbread House

Create a Life-Sized Gingerbread House

Your kids will have so much fun this holiday season with a gingerbread house that is just their size! You can make this with any size box you have available - check with your local appliance store for two stove ...

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DIY Holiday Gift Wrap

DIY Holiday Gift Wrap

I am a holiday card hoarder. Last week while decorating the tree, my husband found all of the Christmas cards from last year in our ornament box. I just cannot throw them out. Then I read about upcycling last year's ...

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Vegetable Wreath Appetizer

Vegetable Wreath Appetizer

A fun way to get kids to eat their veggies is to make it look like something else. This holiday season, arrange your veggie tray like a wreath for a fun presentation that all ages will love!What you need: Round ...

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What is My Macaroni?

“My Macaroni” is where you can create a list of events and download a pdf and create a list of activities for your family and manage the list so that you never overlook or forget about an event! Don't have ...

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Are you on Facebook and Twitter? Join in the Fun

Are you on Facebook and Twitter? Join in the Fun

Are you following us on Twitter or do you like us on Facebook? We hope you are. This is another great way to interact with Macaroni Kid, learn what happening during the week, hear about great contests and giveaways, read ...

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What's Going On for the Kids?

Did you know that Macaroni Kid reviews dozens of events to come up with the most comprehensive list of what's going on in town? We are the best place to find out what kid-friendly things are happening in Ottawa. There ...

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