April 7, 2011
- Answers to Your Parenting Questions!
- Lyle the Crocodile at CTC! Ticket Give Away!
- Real Food Meal Plans
- Take Better Pictures This Spring
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- Small Business Directory is UP!!
- Summer Camp Directory!
- Summer Camp Directory!
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Check Out These AWESOME Camps and Classes!
My kids love LEGOS. They will spend hours building and creating with the LEGOS we have. There is just something magical about those little plastic blocks! LEGOS are an amazing source of creativity and joy for children of all ages, including my husband.
I was so excited when I found Bricks4Kidz. These amazing creative classes and camps for kids ages 5-12 will delight and educate your children. Bricks4Kidz launched this year in Charlotte and is quickly becoming the hottest after school class at schools across the city. Bricks4Kidz is also ...
Wendy is Back! Yipee!!
Wendy is back to share some of her wisdom! Below are some questions and answers! Have a question you want answered! Email it to me and I will pass it onto Wendy for you!
Getting my 3 1/2 yr old dressed is torture. It is a battle! It’s not just from pjs to clothes, its clothes to pjs, it’s getting our coat on, its everything. I have tried letting him pick his clothes out, I have also given him two choices of shirts, two choices ...
There were so many cute ideas from your kiddos and it was SO hard to pick!
Here is the winning entry from Jackson ~
Jackson (age 5) Says--
"if Lyle moved into our house, he could sleep in my room with me, but I would go a buy a sleeping bag to sleep in so he wouldn't bite my toes at night."
Jackson and his family win 4 tickets to see Lyle and a $25 gift card to Brixx!
Have fun! Tickets are still available for you to go see ...
You have been reading the post I put up from our friend Lisa, you may have even dipped your toes into the idea of taking the pledge. Well, Lisa has made it even easier for you! Here is a link to her 2 weeks of meal plans! She also has some great ideas for better for you Easter treats! You know I am a huge fan of Lisa and these meal plans make this even easier! Now if she could just help me with those pesky school lunches!
Check out ...
Help From a Professional!
Here are some of my favorite tips for quick and easy improvement of your photography!
- Watch the background -- When composing your photograph, look AROUND and BEHIND your subject! Ask yourself, “What is the subject of my picture?” Does the neighbor’s car, garage, etc. really add to your image? If not, zoom in to eliminate those elements or move around to take the picture ...
Where: Learning Express Stonecrest Shopping CenterWhen: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PMWho: Evyerone!How: Go and have fun!Cost: The event and activities are FREE!!For more info: For more information call the store 704-544-1885
Where: Children's Theater of Charlotte 300 East 7th Street Charlotte NCWhen: 7:30 PM (Times vary by show)Who: Best for ages 5 and upHow: Get tickets hereCost: Tickets start at $18
Where: Monkey Joes Park Road Shopping CenterWhen: 9:00 AMWho: Fun for the whole family!How: Go and have fun!! For more information call Monkey Joes at 704-714-1141Cost: Admission is $8.99 for kids 3 and up. Kiddos 2 and under are $3.99For more info: If you are one of the first 25 people in line you will have a chance to win one of the following prizes:
A party a year until your child is 12, a slumber party at Monkey Joes for 20 kids, VIP party for 50, $100 in Monkey Money, free pizza every week for a year from Pizza Peel and many many more HUGE prizes!
Where: Symphony Park by South Park MallWhen: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Fun for the whole familyHow: Buy tickets hereCost: Starts at $5 for admission and amusement packages start at $20
Where: Barnes & Noble Arboretum 3327 Pineville Matthews RoadWhen: 9:30 AMWho: Fun for allHow: Get your latte and goCost: Free
Where: ImaginOn 300 East 7th Street Charlotte NCWhen: 10:30 AM (additional storytimes on 4/2, 4/5 and 4/6)Who: Fun for allHow: Go and have fun!!Cost: FreeFor more info: This storytime repeats this week 10:30 AM on 4/8, 4/9 and 4/12
Where: Charlotte Christian 7301 Sardis Road Charlotte NCWhen: 7:00 PM (All shows for all days are at 7)Who: Fun for allHow: Get tickets hereCost: Tickets start at $7
Where: ImaginOn 300 East 7th Street Charlotte NCWhen: 10:30 AMWho: Ages 3-5How: Enjoy!Cost: Free
Where: Blakeney Shopping Center by the fountainsWhen: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: Fun for all!How: Go and have funCost: Free
Where: Morrison Library 7015 Morrison Blvd Charlotte NCWhen: 9:00 AMWho: Elementary age childrenHow: Call 704-416-5400 to register for a 45 minute sessionCost: Free
Where: The Schiele Museum find directions hereWhen: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PMWho: Fun for all!How: Go and celebrate our wonderful Mother Earth!Cost: Free with admission
Where: Lowes Home Improvement storesWhen: 10:00 AMWho: Fun for all!How: Register at this linkCost: Free
Where: Barnes & Noble Arboretum Shopping Center 3327 Pineville Matthews RoadWhen: 11:00 AMWho: Dad's turn!How: Pack em' up and send em' off!Cost: Free
Where: Lakeshore Learning 10005 E. Independence Blvd. Matthews NC 28105When: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: Ages 3 and upHow: Just show up! It runs from 11-3Cost: Free!!!!For more info: There are some really cute crafts coming up over the next few weeks. Check out their website for a sneak peek!
Where: ImaginOn 300 East 7th Street Charlotte NCWhen: 11:30 AMWho: Ages 3-11How: Go and have funCost: Free
Where: ImaginOn 300 East 7th Street Charlotte NCWhen: 2:00 PMWho: Ages 5-11How: Go and have fun!Cost: Free
Where: Barnes & Noble Carolina Place MallWhen: 10:00 AMWho: You and your kiddos! Heck call your girlfriends! You all can grab lunch at the mall after story time!How: Go and have fun!Cost: Free
Where: Barnes & Noble Arboretum 3327 Pineville Matthews Road Charlotte NCWhen: 9:30 AMWho: Fun for allHow: Go and have funCost: Free
Where: Barnes and Noble 4020 Sharon Road Charlotte NCWhen: 10:00 AMWho: You and your babe!How: Buckle em up and move em outCost: FreeFor more info: For more information on this and other events at Barnes and Noble, check out their website!
Where: Pottery Barn Kids South Park MallWhen: 10:00 AMWho: All you story loversHow: Grab your kiddos and get ready for funCost: FreeFor more info: For more information check out the PBK website
Where: ImaginOn 300 East 7th Street Charlotte NCWhen: 4:00 PMWho: Ages 5-11How: Go and enjoy!Cost: Free
Where: ImaginOn 300 E 7th Street Charlotte NC 28202When: 10:00 AM (Make sure you check with each library regarding hours of operation. Many have changed their hours due to budget cut backs.)Who: Teens ages 12-18How: You can visit their website for information on upcoming eventsCost: Free! We are so lucky to have such an amazing library system in CharlotteFor more info: Several other local libraries have teen areas also. For location information and upcoming events you can visit the Library Loft website
Where: ImaginOn 300 East 7th Streeet Charlotte NCWhen: 4:00 PMWho: Ages 12-18How: Go and have funCost: Free
Where: ImaginOn 300 East 7th Street Charlotte NCWhen: 5:00 PM (Dates and times vary)Who: Teens ages 12-18How: Find an activity and have funCost: Free! Every last one of them!For more info: For a full run down of events check out this link
Where: Elevation Church 8835 Blakeney Professional Drive (Note~this is not a religious event! Teen Health Connection is a non-secular not for profit organization)When: 7:30 PMWho: Teens! Mom and dad go out for dinner!How: Go and have fun!Cost: Free!!
Where: The egg hunt will take place behind Cowfish (YUM!) and Zink near Crate and BarrelWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (The egg hunt will start at 11:00 AM)Who: You and your little bunnyHow: Go and have fun!Cost: No cost listed and I could not get ahold of anyone to double check so take a little cash in case!
Where: SUGAR CREEK GREENWAY, between East Morehead Street and Pearle Street Bridget along Kings Drive.When: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: Fun for everyone!How: Go and have fun!Cost: Admission is free
Where: Carolina Place Mall Center CourtWhen: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: You! Take the kiddos and daddy tooHow: Go and have fun!Cost: FREE!!
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This is a great place for small business on a limited budget to reach a ...
You may be thinking that it's too early to discuss summer camp, but believe me when I say...it's not! Summer is truly right around the corner, and if you are anything like me I obsess over my plan for my children. I work full time and when the kids aren't in school it's important that I have a plan for where they will be whether it be daycare, with family, or summer camp. Planning ahead is important - and can get you in the camps you ...
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The South Charlotte Macaroni Kid Camp Directory is live! If you would like to have your camp listed, you can fill out this form! Prices are super low so even the smallest camps can afford to get the word out about their camps!
If you have any questions or would like to suggest a camp email me! [email protected]
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