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Our Publishers are Many Things

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!

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Julie Dikken Named Macaroni Kid's 2019 Publisher of the Year

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.

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The Way of the Macaroni

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?

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Macaroni Kid Publishers at Play

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.

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Raleigh Publisher Makes the News with Mommy Speed Dating

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.

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Macaroni Kid Goes Old School With Pen Pal Program

“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.”

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