What's all this buzz about?


As a Racine mom of 4 kids, I am so excited to share with you
Just Add Kids, born out of my passion and the need for every mom, dad, grandparent, educator, and childcare provider to quickly access timely, kid-friendly, family-oriented fun opportunities available in the Racine, Kenosha, Oak Creek and surrounding communities.  I refer to him/her as JAK, for short.

Currently, the website provides calendar items driven by what the community wants to let you know about, and what you'd like to inform area families about.  I look forward to your contributions, whether it's a school open house, theater performance, sports registration start dates, or a benefit event to help a family in crisis.
Please submit your items from the Happenings page, or please just email contact@justaddkidsonline.net.

This valuable, one-stop calendar of events is only the beginning.  JAK's commitment of serving families with special needs children and dependent young adults started with a Facebook group called the Just Add Kids- Special Kids Edition, otherwise known as JAK-SKE. Additionally, we have a website page dedicated to special events and activities serving this population of families.

JAK is seven!  In celebration of this milestone, (and it's ridiculously important for us parents & birthday kids) Just Add Kids is throwing an on-line party with the JAK Birthday Bash. Check out the growing list of children's birthday party destinations, suppliers, and entertainers.

Who doesn't like contests? While JAK may not be running a contest all of the time, check our Contest page frequently...we love to be spontaneous!

Don't miss out on our directories that are introduced in our JAK Chat Blog. With the redesign of our website, we'll offer easy access to our ongoing directories (such as Kids Eat FREE or On the Cheap!) and seasonal guides and directories. 

A free subscriber-based weekly e-newsletter is also available.  Delivered each Thursday, our award-winning JAK Happenings highlights activities and events taking place in our communities...things you may know about, and those you should know about!  Each edition includes picks for the upcoming weekend, the following week, then previews the next weekend, all in an effort to make your life easier.  And mine, too! 
Subscribe today to the JAK Happenings e-newsletter.* 

We haven't left out the business owner/marketer...Just Add Kids kicks out a timely newsletter for you, too! It's called JAK Connect.
Sign up today!

Finally, Just Add Kids has also produced special events including the Just Add Kids EXPO! and RESALE! JAK Family Rummage Event.

Your thoughts and ideas are encouraged...shoot me an email and let me know what's on your mind.  It would be great if you could take a couple of minutes to provide JAK with your valuable feedback: click here to take our "Getting to know you" survey. And finally, if you'd be so kind, please share Just Add Kids with those that can benefit. Click our social network links below and share away!

I look forward to having Just Add Kids serve you as the leading provider of local family resources and information. 


Paula Herrmann, Founder

*additionally, other periodic, relevant emails will be sent on occasion, such as JAK Birthday Bash and Camp JAK


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What are area moms saying about Just Add Kids?

     "Your business really does make a difference for families."
                                                                                       - Mollie B. mom of 2, Caledonia

...thank you for the wonderful emails  -- it has given us a lot of ideas of things to do as family!"                                                                           - Amber A., mom of 1, Waterford

    "Its WONDERFUL!!! What a GREAT resource! I love it... and we use JAK ALL THE TIME for fun (cheap) family activities!  I am a stay at home mom, about to have baby #4, so free or low cost events are a heaven-sent...we appreciate this online resource..."                                   
- Stevie C., mom of 4, Union Grove

     "I am very happy to have a great resource like Just Add Kids. It's very convenient to have area events listed in one place... it saves me a lot of time! They list area events and happenings that would otherwise be hard to find out about. You can tell they do their homework! Thanks, JAK!!"        -Elaine S., mom of 2, Racine

     "JAK is a one-click source for family-friendly events!"   -Theresa R., mom of 2, Caledonia

     "I have found the website useful in planning outings on the weekends with my four year old daughter. All information is easily accessible in one place!"                                       -Sarah P., mom of 2, Racine

     "Just Add Kids gives our family a reason to get out and enjoy all that Racine has to offer.   
                                                                                         -Amy M., mom of 4, Franksville

Just Add Kids is a wonderful resource for families with children of all ages. There are plenty of things to do for your children, for family outings and for parents as well. This is a much needed resource for Southeastern Wisconsin families!                                                         -Eileen G., mom of 4, Racine

    " I cannot commend you enough for all your efforts in making parents aware of activities for children.  I so enjoy receiving you emails...as a parent of two girls, my time is minimal.  Your efforts are so appreciated as all I now have to do is visit your website when I plan our weekends!"      -AnnaMaria D., mom of 2, Racine

What are businesses saying about Just Add Kids?

     "...You're the best!     -Timber Ridge Lodge via Twitter, June 9, 2011

We Love Just Add Kids!  That's what it's all about!"    -Lite Rock 92.1 via Facebook, June 3, 2011

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