Being a young professional on Cape Cod can be challenging, especially while raising a family. Coming up next week on April 5th, from 8 AM to 5 PM at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel, Cape Cod Young Professionals (CCYP), a nonprofit organization that works to connect, engage, and advance Cape Cod’s young workforce and future leaders, is holding the 3rd Annual Shape Your Cape Summit. The Summit features interactive workshops and panel discussions on topics ranging from career development to civic engagement and work/life balance.
Amy Leonardi from Cape Cod Moms will join moderator, Adrienne Baumann, fromCape Cod Children's Museum and fellow panelists: Megan Kemp & Sarah Nitsch, from Cape Cod Children's Place; and Stacie Peugh, from Cape Cod YMCA in helping other young professionals with families on Cape Cod with resources and advice. Attendees will be able to learn from others who are currently navigating this road.
Amy is a native Cape Codder who returned to Cape Cod after college and other work opportunities to raise her family. Amy earned a dual degree in Elementary Education and English from Bridgewater State University. After teaching for a few years she returned to the family business in 2007 joining her father, Gary DellaPosta CPA, managing the office and marketing for the busy tax firm. In 2010 she started Cape Cod Moms, an online parent resource that offers advice, resource, events and more for local parents. This past February Cape Cod Moms held the 1st ever Cape Cod Parent Resource Fair helping to connect local parents and caregivers with resources and family friendly businesses, which was a success. Amy volunteers with the Falmouth Rotary Club and has served on the Board of Directors for the past 4 years. Amy was also selected as a Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine 40 Under 40 Professional during the Inaugural year. She currently lives in Falmouth with her husband Brian and their two children, Ethan and Olivia.
Hello from Cape Kids' Treasures!
Our HUGE Spring Children's Consignment Sale is this weekend!!
We have added an EXTRA shopping day! And we will be restocking inventory on Friday night to bring you NEW items on Saturday morning!
SAME LOCATION:770 Main Street
(behind Wimpy's Restaurant)
Osterville, MA 02655
Click map for Google Maps
SHOPPING DETAILS:▪Over 30,000 items for babies and kids will be available!
▪Now you have 3 days to shop our Public Sale starting on Friday!
▪We have a Hold Area to hold large items for you while you shop.
▪Bring a basket or reusable bag to put your purchases in.
▪We accept cash and all major credit cards.
▪Note: We have a new credit card system to make the checkout process faster!
Are you coming to SHOP?? Let us know on our Facebook Event page. Check out our Facebook page for photos and videos throughout the weekend!
Get ready for Spring! Come and SHOP our SALE!!
The Perfect Summer Outlet for Your Dramatic (or Shy) Child!
Did you know that a drama class can benefit an outgoing child as much as it can a shy child? Many outgoing children have a lot of energy and a structured drama class can help that child channel that energy into a productive project. A shy child can learn to find their voice in a drama class through fun games and practices. In a typical Mel O’ Drama class, students get to explore the depths of their imaginations in a creative, safe and fun environment. Whether born for the stage or fearful of new situations, children want to play together and this program has proved time and time again that children connect beautifully when creating together!
Mel Gillespie is the founder and owner of the Mel O’ Drama School of Acting for Kids based in Milton and Quincy. Besides teaching at her beloved drama school, Mel also has her own kids tv show on Milton access tv called ‘Acting up with Mel and Gigi Giraffe’ AND is the author of a successful children’s book called, ‘Darlene the drama Queen,’ which she based on her students at Mel O’ Drama. Taking a class with Mel and The Mel O’ Drama Team is fun, productive and very rewarding. ‘Every child can benefit from a drama class! Our stage awaits you!’
Summer camp registration is underway and although we’re based in Milton MA, we visit Mashpee MA every Summer and bring with us a taste of what we do in the form of a 1-week (half day) camp for little ones! This year we’ve chosen the theme of FAIRYTALES and in our camp we’ll use theatre games, voice work (projection & articulation), choreography, costumes, arts n crafts and more to prepare a little show for family on the last day of camp! Ideal for ages 4-10. Space is limited so, ‘don’t delay if you wanna play!’
For more information visit melodramakids.com, click on CAMPS and you’ll find our Cape Camp on our Summer Camps 2018 page. You can also contact Mel on 617 276 2772 for any questions you may need answered! We’d love to see you this July!
With the Cape Cod Parent Resource Fair that took place on February 3, 2018 we were sharing blog posts on our participating sponsors, vendors and nonprofits. You will find out more about these amazing businesses and what they offer to our community. They will be sharing their services, advice, what challenges face our community as well as upcoming events they will be having. Make sure to check out our virtual program and resource guide even though the event is over because it has some amazing resources inside! We hope to see you at the Resource Fair next year!
1. Tell us about your business/non profit and how it benefits local families?
Fox + Kit is a new children’s boutique that offers clothing, toys, gear, and gifts for children newborn through 6 years old. We will be hosting a free monthly music group and story times on weekends so that all families can have the opportunity to enjoy these fun events!
2. Where is it located?
Our address is: 39 Market St, Mashpee, MA 02649
We’re located in Mashpee Commons near the Organic Market.
We also have a web store at www.shopfoxandkit.com
3. What is your favorite part about our community?
I love how members of the Cape community are so supportive of local businesses.
4. How else do you get involved with the community?
As we grow, we hope to host many events open to the community. Personally, I enjoy getting out and about with my daughter, checking out various activities and family friendly events with her.
5. What are the biggest challenges facing parents in our community?
Parents on the Cape have a lack of physical stores to find quality baby gear. Many purchases must be made online, and when it comes to baby gear it’s always best to see it in person so you can really see if it’s something that will work for your family.
6. What is your favorite memory or story over the years involving you and your business?
My favorite memory I’m sure will be our Grand Opening on March 3rd, 2018!
7. What advice would you give parents and care givers in our community?
It’s important to build a support system with family and friends, as well as like minded parents. Look around for community resources or various parenting groups you can attend in person or join online. It’s great to connect with people who may have similar philosophies so you can ask and answer each other’s questions, and provide support when needed!
8. Do you have any specials, events, or anything else taking place this upcoming year that our parents should know?
Fox + Kit Children’s Boutique will be having it’s Grand Opening March 10th! We will have raffles throughout the day (everyone who comes through the door gets a raffle ticket!), our first free music group at 11:00am, and other activities.
Cape Cod Moms