I finally figured it out.
Every Monday through Friday, I have approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes to do whatever I want....blog, go for a walk with a good friend, stare at the wall (I do this A LOT), eat breakfast in complete peace and quiet or watch any of my numerous DVR'd shows (the latest one being Real Housewives of Beverly Hills...because my life has absolutely no drama).
All that still didn't seem like enough...I like my plate completely full, if you know what I mean.
I've gotten super good at juggling since I've had kids...growing two little human beings at the same time two years in a row will do that to a person.
So because I thrive on absolute chaos, it was time for me to pile just one more thing on my plate and start publishing a Macaroni Kid e-newsletter/website for the area I live in!!
Initially, I saw the information about Macaroni Kid on Tami's blog, Hearts Make Families, and immediately became intrigued. From there, I found there were many other bloggers whom I adored who are also MK publishers for their areas!
Once I had a full understanding about how it all worked and learned that there wasn't a local MK in my city, I lured two of my good friends, Ann and Wendy, on board with me....because crazy loves company, am I right?
We just got our very first newsletter published, after dedicating a whopping 6 hours on a Sunday at Borders to get all the kinks worked out. The minute we hit the publish button there was such a huge sense of accomplishment. But it was quickly replaced with dread, as we realized we had to rush home and fix dinner for our families.
Such is the life of a busy mother.
Not only are my friends and I doing this for the simple fact that this little venture may bring in some much-needed income for each of our families, but our town lacks a one-stop-spot, if you will, for finding family-friendly events.
In addition to listing all the fun events, we'll also be sharing recipes, crafts, parenting tips, and money saving ideas.
If you're like me, you could easily waste an entire 60 minutes online in search of a rainy day craft to do with your spawn, while they claw each other's eyes out....or spend an eternity on hold trying to find a restaurant which offers free meals for kids, as you pray no one comes on the line right as one of them decides it's perfect time for an obnoxious tantrum.
But with Macaroni Kid, the parents in our area won't have to waste anymore precious time searching things out. It'll all be in our e-newsletter/website!!
Feel free to check out Macaroni Kid - Stockton and let me know what you think!
If you're into Twitter and/or Facebook, I'd love it if you'd follow us/like us!! Find us here on Twitter and here on Facebook!
And if you're interested in becoming a Macaroni Kid Publisher for your area, please let me know and I'll tell you how!
* Sorry I haven't been able to visit many blogs lately! I plan to catch up more this week!!
OM and Ohms
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