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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.

"Finding mom friends is harder than dating sometimes. To watch those friendships form and watching it resonate made me feel like I was doing something good by helping these women come out of their comfort zones," Nicki says.

Nicki’s recent speed dating event included appetizers, live music, gift bags, and giveaways -- plus, the chance at finding a new BFF!

Not only was the event a huge success, she was even featured on ABC News and Good Morning America. Way to represent the true spirit of Macaroni Kid, Nicki. We are proud of you!

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