Author Spotlight: Trace Wilkins Francis

Local Long Island Momee and Author, Trace Wilkins Francis brings smiles and excitement to families with her children’s book series, The Real Life Adventures of Jo-Jo Bean.

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You can not help but fall in love with The Real Life Adventures of Jo Jo Bean. The book Birthday Bubbles brings the excitement of a child’s birthday with a great lesson in the end. The music accompanied with this book/ cd combo is not only catchy but so fun to listen, sing-along and dance to. It has become a family favorite in our house and I know your kids will love to read it along with you, too!

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Sagtikos Manor

Written by: Selene Castrovilla

George Washington Slept Here!

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Did you know that George Washington slept on Long Island?

As a matter of fact, he slept in lots of homes on Long Island. That’s because when he was elected President, he took a tour of Long Island to thank its residents for their help in the Revolutionary War.

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Considering Thanksgiving: What You Probably Didn’t Know Can Make a Great Beginning!

A Teen & Adult Creative Writing Topic written by Selene Castrovilla

I was reading about Thanksgiving in the early years of our country, and I learned that George Washington made his first proclamation to declare a National Thanksgiving Day. The surprising part was that no pilgrims or Indians are mentioned in the decree. The holiday was strictly to thank God.

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Redefining Healthy- Parabens and how they effect our bodies

Written by: Christine Egan

Ladies, love lathering on body products and I was certainly one of them for years. But just as I eliminated plastics, after my breast cancer diagnosis, I also had to give a good, hard look at my bathroom closet. While many products smelled good or made my skin feel silky smooth, I had to check out the ingredients.

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Stuffed- Poem by Local LI Author Darren Sardelli

Laugh-A-Lot Kidee Poetry Challenge for November:

Write a poem about something or someone you are thankful for.

When you’re finished writing, pick your favorite part of your poem/story and draw a picture. 

Good luck and have fun!!!

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Read Darren’s Poem : Stuffed

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Cooking With Your Kids

Written by: Christine Egan

I was recently asked by a TV news producer “Do I have any tips for getting dinner on the table?” Two things ran through my head as I attempted to answer this question.

christine egan cooking1. Do I share that getting food on the table every night is a real struggle for me too?

I was being asked this question, because this TV producer knows that I am someone in the Health and Wellness field who believes in the healthy aspects of home cooked meals. My mind quickly reviewed dinner this past week. Hmmm, I was away with my daughter for two of the nights, throw a karate tournament, dance class and a husband who had an evening business event all into the mix and the answer would be…ummm I’m not sure what my family ate this week. Maybe this was not the week to reminisce about. I know I have a tip…think Christine! We all know the struggle is real to get healthy dinners on the table when we are running around from activity to activity. I told her some nights are better than others. When I stopped to think about why some nights were a success and some weren’t…the tip was easy.

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September Kidee Poems

Last month local Poet and Author Darren Sardelli challenged the kids on his Kidee Page —->

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 to write about if they could have any pet in the world who would it be and why.

We had three great poems along with pictures submitted by our local kidee poets.

There was a poem about a duck, a tarantula and a cow.

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Here are the three amazing poems by our local Kidees:

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