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JAK, The Fragrance

Oh my gosh, I am SO kidding.  Yet, I wonder, why not!?  I haven’t looked into the truth about this, yet besides Madonna, I’ve heard that the Pope is also coming out with a new signature fragrance*.  Please understand I have nothing against the Pope, but oh puleez! Read More…

In a previous life, I worked in the cosmetic/fragrance industry.  The companies would have these fabulous launch events when new fragrances were introduced.  They were special, there were maybe one to two major introductions per season.  These days, in my opinion, new fragrances are a dime a dozen.  I am so not impressed, especially when celebrities come out with a fragrance line.  I take exception with Elizabeth Taylor, who introduced the classic White Diamonds that has remained one of the top 10 best selling fragrances for more than a decade.  Most others I see are cashing in on their short-lived fame…it’s their right.  So yeah, maybe…JAK The Fragrance!

Now that I’ve (hopefully) got your attention, I want to switch gears and take a moment educate you on Just Add KidsJAK U, if you will.  With rapid growth here in terms of numbers of new subscribers, visitors to the website, friends and followers on our social networking sites and VERY exciting month ahead, class is now in session:

First of all, Just Add Kids is many times referred to as it’s acronym JAK (I’m sure you got that by now). The Just Add Kids business provides resources that are quickly and easily accessible for families looking primarily for kid-oriented, family-friendly activities and events. JAK currently focuses on serving those in Racine, Kenosha and the surrounding communities with children ages pre-born through 18.

At this time, JAK’s product offerings consist of:
e-newsletters: weekly JAK Happenings, monthly JAK Birthday Bash, seasonal CAMP JAK, Advertiser emails
social network sites: JAK on Facebook, and JAK on Twitter and JAK on Pinterest.
blog: JAKChat
special events: Just Add Kids Expo 2012

As mentioned earlier, the coming month  is full of excitement at Just Add Kids.  Here’s JAK‘s April syllabus:

Just Add Kids’ “Color Mom Beautiful” Annual Kid’s Coloring Contest sponsored by Educator’s Credit Union and Timber Ridge Lodge will run April 1st through May 17th with promotion online and at special events.

“Turn the Town Blue” (Kenosha) a collaborative community campaign bringing awareness to the issue of child abuse and neglect teaching things people can do to prevent it.  Just Add Kids media campaign to begin week of March 25th including kick-off participation in Celebrate Families Event at the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha on Friday, March 30thTurn the Town Blue is taking place in conjunction with National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.

“Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue” World Autism Awareness Day April 2nd campaign participant and supporter.

Just Add Kids EXPO, Saturday, April 21st sponsored by Racine Unified School District and Merchant’s Moving & Storage.  Five hours of family fun, the Just Add Kids EXPO is a FREE admission event offering numerous kid-oriented, family-friendly organizations, live stage performances and presentations, meet ‘n greet with local dignitaries, characters and mascots and prizes drawings.

“Minute To Wish It” event Sunday, April 22nd benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin® is sponsored by Just Add Kids, Racine Family YMCA and the Racine Area Soccer Association.  This unique 2nd annual family competition is inspired and produced by Mollie Bartelt, a Creative Memories Unit Leader and her team of fellow consultants. The event is being held at the Racine Family YMCA.

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day Just Add Kids is participating in the nation’s largest health day for families being celebrated at the Racine Family YMCA on Saturday, April 28th 2012. The event will feature activities such as Family Games, Pool Games, Gymnastics, a Taste of Summer Day Camp, and a mini-health fair.

So, will you get an “A”?  JAK doesn’t claim to be a teacher, or a writer!  Just a bundle of tied together resources that puts family fun at your fingertips.

*Let’s get back to the Pope… the story is that Pope Benedict XVI’s eau de cologne will not be gracing shelves, as it is just for him.  Now that, I can buy in to!


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