About The Publisher: Emily Papa

Hi again!!! So you want to know a little more? For the past going on 3 years, I have been a Stay at Home Mama of an 8-year-old girl and 4-year-old boy. While I believe I have the most AMAZING and rewarding job, I do miss using so many of the skills I've worked hard to acquire over the years. The most use my Forensics degree sees anymore is investigating what foreign substance is stuck in my child's hair on any given day....

So I've been doing some meditation recently, seeking guidance on where my next steps should be. I'm not ready to go back to work full time for the man but I AM craving something to give me a little more purpose (and adult interaction). 

I fell in love with Macaroni Kids years ago when I was searching for local activities to do with my daughter and have been a subscriber ever since! I've always used the Mac Kids calendar and looked forward to receiving the weekly newsletter filled with great ideas that have filled our days. When I opened up the newsletter last month and saw that MK needed a new publisher for the South Hills, I thought, man, I could rock that!!!

Born and raised in the South Hills, attending college in our beautiful city, I have always had a love for connecting with all things local. It always amazes me just HOW MANY things are going on around us that SO MANY people have NO idea about and we always find out too late!

My hopes as your next Macaroni Kid publisher is to help enrich our local community by connecting YOU with the resources, events, and inside scoop, you didn't even know you were looking for yet ;) I want to do for you what the previous Mac Kid publishers have done for me and my family. 

Please bear with me over the next few weeks as I complete my training at Mac Kids Academy so I can best serve our community. There are so many amazing things going on around us, even during these difficult Covid times and I am excited about sharing them all with you! 

Macaroni Kid South Hills cover Baldwin, Beechview, Bethel Park, Brentwood, Carrick, Castle Shannon, Clairton, Dormont, Duquesne, Homestead, McKeesport, Mt. Lebo, Mt. Washington, Munhall, Jefferson Hills, Pittsburgh, Pleasant Hills, South Park, South Side, West Mifflin, Whitehall and Upper St. Clair.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions- please e-mail me directly at emilyp@macaronikid.com. Have any current events coming up that you would like to add to the calendar? Please do so here

If you are a local business that wants to get listed in our business directory viewed by more than 5,000 subscribers weekly, please fill out this form and I will contact you. 


Join me on this journey by subscribing to my weekly newsletter here! Hope to see you around soon!!

<3 Emily