About Macaroni Kid HQ

Macaroni Kid and its family of Publisher Moms are dedicated to delivering the scoop on all the family-friendly events and activities happening in their communities each week. Check out Macaroni Kid’s list of communities and sign up to receive your free weekly newsletter.

Would you like to become a Publisher Mom
and bring Macaroni Kid to your town?

If your community is not yet a Macaroni Town,
perhaps you would like to join our family of Publisher Moms!

Our Principals

Joyce Shulman: Macaroni Kid’s command central. Recovering lawyer. Mother to two kids and one Portuguese Water Dog. Entrepreneur. Aspiring surfer. [email protected]

Eric Cohen: Macaroni Kid’s advertising guru. Genius. Father of two. Mountain climber. Volunteer fire-fighter. [email protected]


A Macaroni Moment

It all started with two old friends sharing a good meal and a great bottle of wine. After catching up on work and children, Joyce mentioned an idea she had to publish a weekly newsletter for moms. Now, you must know that Joyce and I have a Lucy and Ethel relationship: She comes up with these harebrained ideas, and I back her up to the best of my abilities. But as I sat and listened, I thought, this is her best work yet!

A weekly newsletter giving moms and dads the scoop on all the weekly events in our community?

No more newspapers sprawled out on a Saturday morning looking for events? No more surfing the net trying to locate times and dates? No more hearing my friends say “where were you?” and “you missed it!”

We began publishing Hampton.MacaroniKid.com in May 2008. We feature events, shows and family hot spots on the newsletter. We email the newsletter to thousands of moms and dads each Thursday and then post the entire issue to the website.

A few months went by and one day….“Oh Ethel…..I have a great idea!” ….to say the beating of my heart stopped is an understatement. But once again, she amazed me. “Every kid is a Macaroni Kid,” she exclaimed, “not just ours. Let’s offer Macaroni Kid to mothers everywhere!”

And Macaroni Kid was born.

We hope you enjoy it.