We are loving Randy Kaplan’s latest album and we can not wait to tell you about it! Why? Because,not only is Randy an award-winning singer-songwriter who has put his love of Tin Pan Alley, folk, rock. blues, ragtime, bluegrass, and Broadway music on display many times before. Now, with his 6th not-JUST-for-kids album, Trippin’ Round the Mitten, he adds hip-hop, pop, doo-wop, and punk to the list.
Randy’s music brings a smile to your face as you listen to the lyrics and you will realize after listening to a few of the songs that he gets “it”. Of course the “it” I am referring to is kids humor. Take a listen and you will get “it”, too.
Meet our Shining Child for the month of October, Nikolina.
Nikolina is 8 years old and is shining in our community in a big way! She is giving back to other children who are going through treatment for their illnesses. Nikolina was three-years old when she was diagnosed with cancer, and has been in remission and off treatments for 3 years now. In 2012, she wanted to give back to other children who were experiencing what she overcame. With the help of her mother, Kristin, the organization Nikolina’s Attic was formed.
Looking for a unique way to get your children or grandchildren ready for the holiday season? How about a visit from the Elf Express!
That’s right, a local Momee has thought of a great business that brings holiday cheer to local Long Island families doorstep and her name is Allison Lynch. She started her crafty business through Facebook and word of mouth last year to make some extra cash for the holiday season. Her inspiration was her daughter who celebrated her first Christmas last year.
Michael Schaier is not only a local Long Island author but he is also the owner and head certified professional dog trainer ofMichael’s Pack. “To all who are genuine dog lovers, the animals are far more than cute and cuddly creatures: they are our children. And deserve that designation as much as any other children we may be blessed with.” Dogs are Children Too!and that is the training method Michael uses each day.
Michael has recently released his latest book,What Can You Expect When You Are Expecting A Puppy.Michael wrote this book because as a professional dog trainer many of his clients would bring home a puppy and he found that a lot of their questions were the same. He then took all of those questions and put them into a resourceful and easy to read book that any new dog owner will be happy they purchased.
A local Momee and friend of mine, Stevi gave me the inside scoop on life with a new puppy and two young kids at home. The puppy is gorgeous and playful and we all love puppies but she has the insight on Puppy Reality in a young family home.
Back in February I first asked Stevi, “I love tyrannasaurus rex… how is it with the kids and a puppy? We are debating it. I know they will be happy and love one but for you the stay at home mom how is it?”