In August 2020, Macaroni Kid was acquired by CertifiKID. Widely recognized as one of the best deal websites for parents, CertifiKID helps parents provide incredible experiences for their kids on a budget. From family outings to kids’ summer camps, to children’s theatre and museums, to birthday parties and family getaways, CertifiKID connects parents with amazing family-friendly fun in your community at prices that won’t break the bank.
In April 2019, CertifiKID was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. CertifiKID founders and Washington, D.C.-area parents, Jamie & Brian Ratner, secured a strategic investment with Kevin O’Leary (aka “Mr. Wonderful”). The partnership catapulted CertifiKID into expanding its family-friendly deals to parents nationwide.
Paired with Macaroni Kid’s twelve years’ expertise in delivering hyper-local content on kids activities and family-friendly events, destinations, products and services in more than 4,000 communities, the acquisition makes us one of the largest parent-focused digital media and advertising companies in the country, now reaching millions of families nationwide.
With Macaroni Kid joining the CertifiKID family, we are thrilled to be offering our parent subscribers so much more than hyperlocal content! We’re now the premier resource for moms & dads nationwide to not only discover but also save big on everything their families want and need.
Charlotte, born and raised in West Chester, PA, now considers herself a proud "captive" Iowan, living in Cedar Rapids since 2007. Publisher of 2 local Macaroni Kid editions, community events coordinator, 2013 publisher of the year, Social Media Director for National Macaroni Kid and CertifiKID, contributing writer for City Revealed Magazine, co-writer of Macaroni Kid EATS, and now acclaimed food critic. Idea junkie, local influencer & social media boss mom with a million tabs always open.