Homeschooling Mother Makes Publishing a Household Affair

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Homeschooling Mother Makes Publishing a Household Affair

Tuscaloosa, Ala., writer Stephanie Horton holds ribbon slicing to rejoice 1 12 months as writer

Stephanie Horton has used Macaroni KID since her youngsters had been tiny and she or he was in search of issues to do round city.

So when she noticed her native web site, Macaroni KID Tuscaloosa, was in want of a writer, she determined to use.

The 12 months since she has turn into writer has been a whirlwind … and this homeschooling mama would not have it some other manner.

“I really like the corporate a lot, it has been an general very optimistic expertise and an amazing addition to our household as a result of it simply matches in so properly with what I already do with my youngsters,” she says.

She incessantly takes her youngsters, now 8, 10, and 12, on “area journeys” that double as work journeys to advertise native companies or go to and evaluation native sights. This 12 months, she’s planning to include writing for Macaroni KID into her homeschooling curriculum by making Ethan, Elliot, and Eliana “junior reporters.”

I’ve made some wonderful connections and we have been in a position to do issues I do not know if we would be able to do with out Macaroni KID,” she says. 

Her husband, Joshua Horton, will get in on the motion too: He makes balloon animals at occasions the place Macaroni KID has a desk.

“They name him Mr. Macaroni,” Stephanie says.

A ribbon slicing to rejoice a 12 months of publishing

Stephanie and her household marked their yearlong anniversary with Macaroni KID Tuscaloosa by partnering with the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. The chamber held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Macaroni KID Tuscaloosa to rejoice the event.

Since Stephanie works from dwelling, she requested if the ribbon slicing could possibly be held at her locally-owned Rita’s, one in all Macaroni KID Tuscaloosa’s promoting companions.

“One in every of my fundamental targets is to assist promote and help native enterprise house owners that associate with Macaroni KID Tuscaloosa,” she says. “This appeared like the proper alternative for that.”

Even the mayor of Tuscaloosa, Walt Maddox, confirmed up on the ribbon slicing to supply help.


Homeschooling Mother Makes Publishing a Household AffairTanya Winstead/Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Ala., Macaroni KID writer Stephanie Horton, center, is joined by native enterprise house owners and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, left, at her ribbon slicing.


“It was a extremely nice, a extremely particular, day,” Stephanie says. “I am so glad to have had that chance and to have the ability to present in such a visual manner what sort of help Macaroni KID is able to convey to native companies.”

We’re so happy with the methods our Macaroni KID publishers, like Stephanie Horton, are making an affect on their communities. Concerned with discovering out about becoming a member of our crew and changing into a Macaroni KID writer in your group? Get particulars at JoinMacaroniKID.com!

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