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10 Macaroni Kid Publishers Explain How and Why They Joined the MK Family

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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.

What is even more interesting to us is the reasoning behind why all of these women (and a few special men) joined the MK family and changed their lives forever.

️💜 It was a great resource for me when I had my second son, and then when the publisher left there was a void that needed to be filled and it was the perfect match!

💜 I was lost on what to do as a first time parent. I was a full time working parent so I didn't have the advantage of being in a mom group. Macaroni Kid was a great source of what to do on the weekends and lots of fun crafts. I started winning tickets to events and prizes for my family. Then I started sharing the page with everyone! Soon after, I started publishing my own edition.

💜 ️I got a flyer from my son’s preschool and ended up subscribing. I loved it so much! When the previous publisher was stepping down and posted a help wanted, I reached out and never looked back.

💜 ️I was nursing my twins in the middle of the night and googled 'things to do with kids.’ That’s when I discovered Macaroni Kid. I saw a link that said: "Want to be a publisher?" I was a new stay at home mom with 5-week-old twins and a 3-year-old and felt like I was staring down a black hole of diapers and spit up. I wanted to do something 'more' with my life. I never expected it to be this amazing and provide so many opportunities for my family.

💜 ️I was a subscriber when I saw an article citing the need for a new local Publisher. I already knew the community well so I thought I would try it out! I am so glad I did!

💜 ️Five years ago I moved to a new state. We had no family or friends in the area. I relied on the internet to find things to do. Time and time again, Macaroni Kid popped up in my searches. I subscribed to all the local sites, and when one became available, I met up with a nearby publisher to get more info and talk through the details. I was already doing similar work so it was an easy sell! Best decision I ever made.

💜 ️I found it in Redbook magazine roughly eight years ago. I Googled it, landed on nearby site, I liked the concept, and here I am!

💜 We adopted my 11 month-old granddaughter and I needed to find activities for her. I went online and luckily found Macaroni Kid. A few months later, the publisher left and I was lost. I decided to become the publisher and help other mothers looking to entertain their children. I love being involved in the community and giving back!

💜️ I was looking for baby items on Craiglist and saw the neighboring Macaroni Kid site had put up an ad. I immediately searched to see if my town had an edition. It didn't! I called the number and after talking about MK with the founder for 30 minutes I was sold! It is exactly was what I was missing as a Stay at Home Mom of twins.

💜️ I saw a post in a women's networking group on Facebook and took the plunge. I love networking with independent, local business owners and helping them reach a wider audience.

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