Barbara is a local mom, raised in Bedford, 10 years in Chelmsford, and now 13 years in Westford. After earning a B.A. at George Washington University, she managed marketing, creative and translation projects at The Boston Language Institute and Bose Corporation. With three teens/tweens (two with special needs), Barbara is a mom taxi, tutor, writer, marketing consultant, project manager and event planner. She loves the learning, creativity, challenges and connections of publishing two Macaroni Kid editions, meeting local families, and working with local companies.
About our Contributing Writers
Shari is a Chelmsford mom of a daughter (7) and two sons (4.5 and 1). She’s also an independent consultant for Usborne Books & More ( http://www.sharisellsstories.com) and a Beachbody coach. When she’s not seeking out exciting new things to try with her kids, she loves baking, arts and crafts, planning parties, and travel. Shari specializes in our playground articles.
Vanessa Bellitti is a Westford mom of twin boys and a spunky little girl, a retired Phunk Phenomenon and Boston Celtics Dancer, and the proud owner of both The Shabby Cupcake (a boutique for the whole family) and Snowflake Images by Vanessa Bellitti. When she's not singing, dancing, sewing, or behind the camera, you'll find her in the kitchen designing cakes and treats for all to enjoy.
Leslie Howard is a stay at home mom of three (ages 6, 3, and 5 months) and owner of Kissacook Hill Crafts. In her “free” time she likes to dance, craft, sew, read, write, and explore. She lives in Westford.
Natallia Lyman lives in Westford with her husband and three children. She is an Independent Consultant with Usborne Books & More ( http://spacehedgehog.com/), a traveler and a daydreamer. She loves to explore new places, meet new people and hear their stories.
Macaroni Kid is a nationwide company with almost 600 editions, each focused on a specific community. Our publishers are local moms and dads who know about and live in the communities they write about. We specialize in providing lots of LOCAL information on events, activities, camps, classes, family-friendly resources and things to do!
This edition of Macaroni Kid provides information on events, activities and resources for families specifically in Lowell, Billerica, Tewksbury, Dracut, Chelmsford, Westford, Littleton, Groton, Tyngsboro and Dunstable.
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