Our Publishers are Many Things
Julie Dikken Named Macaroni Kid's 2019 Publisher of the Year
Macaroni Kid publishers are a lot of things. We're parents. We're publishers and editors. We're community connectors. We're social influencers. Friends. Spouses.
Did you know that our publishers are not only all of the above, but we also have a wealth of women who have their hands in so much more? Aside from the many of us who have "day jobs" in addition to our Macaroni Kid Businesses, we've got this cool our group of publishers who are so creative and talented!
New Publisher Reflects on Her Decision to Join Macaroni Kid
We are thrilled to honor Macaroni Kid's 2019 Publisher of the Year, Julie Dikken.
Julie is a mother, wife, twin sister, lover of hiking and nature, and skilled DIY-er. She generously shares her many brilliant ideas with her fellow Macaroni Kid publishers and regularly inspires and motivates her MK sisters to take their own editions to new levels, all while making a name for herself in her local community.
Macaroni Kid Publishers Spread Kindness Through the Country
It's always fun to check in with our newer publishers to see how they're doing and find out how we can best support them. Check out this email from Diana, publisher of Macaroni Kid Chicopee-Holyoke, MA, as she reflects on her first two months with Macaroni Kid.
10 Macaroni Kid Publishers Explain How and Why They Joined the MK Family
Each year, Macaroni Kid Publishers across the country celebrate Macaroni Kid Act of Kindness Day (#MKAOKDay). MK-AOK Day is an extension of Macaroni Kid’s core mission to enrich the communities in which we live.
Congratulations are in order to our fabulous publisher in Evansville!
Macaroni Kid publishers come from all walks of life. Elementary school teachers. Corporate recruiters. NASA astronaut trainers. Payroll managers. We’ve got a little bit of everything when it comes to background.
The Way of the Macaroni
Jo Beth Bootz, publisher of Macaroni Kid Evansville, has been selected as the recipient of a Mover & Shaker award by her local chamber of commerce.
Macaroni Kid Publishers at Play
Want to know why we do what we do? Why do we choose to enrich our communities and empower our colleagues? How do we put family first, but make sure to take care of ourselves? How and why do we put a focus on collaboration, kindness, dreams, creation, innovation, and mistakes?
Raleigh Publisher Makes the News with Mommy Speed Dating
One of the best things about being a publisher for Macaroni Kid is that you have friends everywhere you travel. Check out some of our publishers at play, enjoying experiences with each other that they wouldn't have had if it weren't for Macaroni Kid.
Katy Myers Named Citizen of the Year in Fort Smallwood, MD
As an army of parents here at Macaroni Kid, we know the truth to the proverb “it takes a village.” We also know just how hard it is to find that village. Nicki Medford, Macaroni Kid publisher in Raleigh, NC, decided to do something to help the moms in her community find their tribe by hosting a speed dating event for women to find friends.
How Macaroni Kid Changed My Life and Helped Me Land My Dream Job
Congrats are in order for Katy Myers, our fabulous publisher in Pasadena-Severna Park, MD! On May 10, 2018, she was recognized by the Fort Smallwood Optimist Club as Citizen of the Year for the community work she has done in her community, particularly with her annual Act of Kindness appreciation event.
Tiffany Olmstead Named Macaroni Kid's 2018 Publisher of the Year
When I joined Macaroni Kid, I saw it as an opportunity to get out of my rut and help other moms in my similar situation. Filling my calendar and keeping my newsletter relevant and full of community events began to increase my subscriber numbers, slowly at first, and then like a tumbleweed effect, and it’s still growing!
Macaroni Kid Goes Old School With Pen Pal Program
Each year, Macaroni Kid honors one of our 575 local publishers who best embodies our mission by giving back to both her local community and the Macaroni Kid community.
“Years ago, at one of our first events for Publishers and their families, I saw the some of the original Macaroni kids playing together,” Chief Macaroni Mom Joyce Shulman explains. “I had always known that there were very special relationships among the Macaroni Kid Publishers, but that day, I saw relationships that seemed to form instantly among the children of the Macaroni Kid Publishers.”