Welcome Fall, Holidays, And BEing In The Moment.

By Melissa Shrader Editor Publisher Loveland Macaroni Kid September 21, 2020


Welcome to Fall, this week. This is my favorite time of year (other than winter, spring, and summer LOL). Truly though this is a wonderful time of year with harvests and celebrations. Yes, it will look different. But we are still able to get to a Farmer's market and enjoy the fall fresh produce and products, we are still able to get our "pumpkin spice" on (LOL), and most importantly we are able to get our family traditions on. 

I'm excited to decorate for fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving. I love to see my little girl run in and get all excited the house is different and come to the kitchen to help out with the holiday cooking, or at least eat some of the cookies. It's a great time to enjoy just "BEing". BE in this moment in history. It's a biggie. Peace, Equality of all kinds and a pandemic. BE kind, helpful, a great parent/guardian. BE who you want to be for yourself and your family.

We are taking this holiday season to make special memories. Our year of COVID memory's. Though I would have liked to never experienced this pandemic, it has brought about so many different ways we as a family have interacted and continue to interact. The challenges of online schooling, not being able to visit our family as much as we like, and not having our usual summer fun with friends has changed our social interaction but not who we are.  

We are keeping a journal of the year. Marking milestones and highlights as well as the ground breaking and tough times in our journals has made it easier to keep ourselves both sane and reflective. It's also helped us talk through some of the tough stuff.  It's a great moment to teach what we see. And to learn a better way to BE. We've had some emotional talks, some funny conversations and some real breakdowns over both world and personal events. 

I think this is an amazing time to be alive. There are plenty of things that have made us open up, grow, and rethink our individual impact on our world. 

 Keep a Watchful Eye! 

The calendar will slowly begin to repopulate with in person events and we will keep virtual events too. Many of the usual events we would normally see during the summer have been canceled and will not resume again till next year. Some have just rescheduled. Keep an eye out I will be verifying events asap and regularly.  We will update you as we get information. Most updates will happen on Facebook and here. 

Online Events and Gatherings that are open to all are welcome on our calendar. Do you have a virtual class, A virtual event, Something fun for everyone?  Post it on our calendar at

Don't forget to checkout Facebook too for other events that have been popping up randomly since the State has changed the Stay at home quarantine to the Safer at home guideline.

If you have other things you want to see Mac Kid do drop me an email. If you want to partner with Mac Kid I'd love to hear from you.

Remember with any event, If the weather looks questionable, - Always check in with the event itself to be sure the event is still on! You can call or text me as well. ESPECIALLY IN SPRING AND FALL. Now that COVID has come please comply with the COVID guidelines requested by each establishment and organizer. If you have a question with their policies pleases contact them directly.

If you have the newsletter you only have part of the fun! I post on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, Instagram with holiday and everyday crafts, recipes, special offers, contests, news and new events. (see the tabs on the right or at the bottom to visit the social site) 

Wishing you Love, Light and fun for the week (and your life) ahead! 

Stay safe, Stay healthy, Love, Live and Be Fierce for what you believe, 

Melissa Shrader 

Editor and Publisher Loveland Macaroni Kid

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