Macaroni Kid Becomes the Area’s Go-to Resource for Local Family Events

Macaroni Kid Becomes the Area’s Go-to Resource for Local Family Events

Meghan Friedland Publisher/Editor of Macaroni Kid Danbury-Bethel-Ridgefield, a local website to keep parents and caregivers informed of children’s and family activities. Photo contributed.

More and more mothers are opting to work from home in order to earn an income while being able to be there for their children. One local mom, Meghan Friedland Publisher/Editor of Macaroni Kid Danbury-Bethel-Ridgefield, is doing just that and loving it. Meghan attributes the move from the corporate world to a home-based business, to the lack of flexible work hours for moms in the corporate world. Not many companies offer part-time/flex-time arrangements for moms, forcing them to quit and find opportunities elsewhere. In addition, the growth of the Internet/social media industry, has made it possible for a mom to launch and manage their own online business and work from home.

Leaving Corporate America was the best thing she could have done for her family, she said, not only to relieve stress from the commute and working full-time, but to also build a stronger bond with her daughter Lily, now three.  She  left working full-time Lily was born, in 2009, and returned to work with a part-time arrangement.  At the same time she was growing Macaroni Kid  and left her job in 2010 when her Macaroni Kids website continued to grow. Now with baby #2 on the way next month, the work-from-home situation is ideal.

Meghan grew up and attended college on Long Island and has worked in the Marketing/Advertising industry in the NYC area for 15+ years. She moved to Bethel in 2007 with her husband after discovering the picturesque historic downtown area while house hunting. Since having Lily, Meghan works part-time managing her own Social Media Consulting business and has launched Macaroni Kid Danbury-Bethel-Ridgefield to be able to spend more quality time with her family and to become more involved in the local community.

“As a mom in Bethel, I know how difficult it is to find and keep track of the fun and enriching events and activities available for kids. I’m extremely excited about having brought Macaroni Kid to our community and look forward to promoting the many things there are to do in our area, all while providing an additional media outlet for our local businesses.”

Macaroni Kid Danbury-Bethel-Ridgefield is part of a national family of Macaroni Kid websites. Each site is run by a “Publisher Mom” who is “dedicated to delivering the scoop on all the family friendly events and activities happening in their communities each week,” according to their website.

The easy-to-use website offers a ton of activities for families and children of all ages.  Their free weekly newsletter keep readers informed about local activities and events in the area, with tips and pointers from first-hand experience.

A special feature on Macaroni Kids is a tab called “My Macaroni.” By clicking on events in the calendar, you can save upcoming events of interest and refer back to them. You can view them on the site or download them as a PDF document. Another feature allows readers to post their own community events on their website.

Macaroni Kid Danbury-Bethel-Ridgefield reaches over 1,200 families in the local area and is growing every day. For more information on advertising/sponsorship opportunities, contact Meghan at meghanf@macaronikid.com. To sign up for the free, weekly e-newsletter full of local kids events, go to www.danbury.macaronikid.com/subscribe. You can also follow Macaroni Kid on Facebook and Twitter(@MacKidDanbury)

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