Congratulations to Gary DellaPosta, CPA on receiving the highest ratings on his triennial peer review required by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. This process evaluates whether engagements are performed and reported on in conformity with applicable professional standards in all material results.
We appreciate Gary's blogs and advice in regards to saving for our children, best filing status and how to prepare for the future!
If you want to catch up with Gary's blogs, check them out now or visit his website: www.dellapostacpa.com
Please join us in welcoming the newest Advisor to join our team:
Suzanne Golden, M.S., CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist!
Suzanne (Suzy) lives in Plymouth with her husband and their 3-year old daughter. She also holds a Master’s degree in speech-language pathology and owns a private speech therapy practice in Plymouth. Suzy has been a speech therapist since 2008 and has experience in public schools, early intervention and private practice. She strives to provide comprehensive and family-centered speech therapy to children with a variety of speech and language disorders.
Suzy obtained an undergraduate degree in elementary education from Bridgewater State College and a graduate degree in speech-language pathology from Worcester State College. Suzanne holds the
Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), is licensed to practice in the state of Massachusetts and holds her teaching license from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.
Suzanne has experience providing therapy in a variety of settings. She has spent time working in early intervention, private practice, public schools and private schools dedicated to servicing children with severe special needs. She has experience assessing and treating various speech and language disorders. These disorders include, but are not limited to: articulation/phonological impairments, childhood apraxia of speech, expressive/receptive language disorders, communication disorders in children with Autism, and feeding/swallowing impairments.
Suzanne is also a member of the special interest division for Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC). She is experienced with various AAC devices (Dynavox, iPad) and is trained in the Picture Exchange
Communication System (PECS).
Golden Speech Therapy will be offering free screenings beginning the first week in August. We will provide more information regarding this soon! We look forward to her sharing her expertise in her blogs!
Cape Cod Mommies is excited to add to our Board of Advisors! Join us in Welcoming: Linda Bartosik. Linda is a Certified Elementary Teacher, with a M.S. in Reading, M.S. in educational Administration.
Linda taught fourth grade and kindergarten in the Broadalbin-Perth School
District for thirty- five years in upstate New York. Linda's passion for writing
and children's literature encouraged her students to become enthusiastic
readers and writers. Each year, Linda's kindergarten class published a hard
cover book. Titles include "Look What Kids Can Do" and "I Want To Be A Rockstar and...".
Currently, Linda lives on Cape Cod, and has become an inspired writer who speaks to the hearts and minds of young children. She believes children should be encouraged to follow their dreams, so she writes books that motivate children to become whoever they want to be when they grow up.
To date, Linda has written six picture storybooks, one ready to be submitted for publication, is currently illustrating a picture book for another author, and writes a daily blog called Another Day Goes By, professing to make writing a part of her every life. Her blog can be found at: www.anotherdaygoesby.com
Linda sits on the board of directors of the Cape Cod Writers Center as second vice-president, belongs to a blog group, and is a member of the Cape Cod Children's Writers group. Linda participates in writer conferences and retreats whenever possible to perfect her craft In the summer months, Linda teaches her own Young Authors Workshop, encouraging out-of- the-box creative thinking and writing to elementary age children.. Info can be found at: http://www.lindabartosik.com/
Linda has two adult daughters and lives with her husband, marsh-side on East Sandwich Beach. She is an avid reader, enjoys drawing and painting, is interested in spirituality and personal growth, and is also a Bikram yoga enthusiast. Daily beach walks and meditation keep Linda grounded and inspired.
We are extremely excited to be having Linda join our team and we look forward to her blogs and expertise that she shares with all of us!
Her contact email is:
Cape Cod Mommies is excited to add once again to our Board of Advisors! Join us in Welcoming: Joan Walsh, a local children's author! Joan brings tremendous experience to our Advisor team. Her blog will offer ideas to moms about the importance of early childhood exposure
to great literature.
Joan is the author of the CAPE COD MEMORY MAKERS series of
interactive picture book journals. Joan is the leader of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators) critique group in West
Falmouth, MA. She is the founder of the Cape Cod Children’s Writers (www.capecodchildrenswriters.com), and the Cape Cod Children’s Writer Retreats. Joan is a member of the Cape Cod Writers’ Center (CCWC), Pen Women, and she participates in conferences on a regional and national level. She published fiction entitled Two Times Two in the literary journal The Write Place at the Write Time. Joan is a former elementary and special needs educator, who earned degrees from Anna Maria College, Nazareth College, and Lesley University.
We are extremely excited to be having Joan join our team and we look forward to her blogs and expertise that she shares with all of us!
Cape Cod Mommies is excited to add once again to our Board of Advisors! Join us in Welcoming: Emily Accrocco ~ Doula
Emily grew up in Barnstable, Cape Cod and after graduation, attended University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She earned a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Women's Studies. In 2010, she gave birth to her daughter Lena Rose with the assistance of a doula. She had never considered or been educated about natural childbirth or hiring a doula. Emily had an amazing experience and it motivated her to become a doula herself. Her dream was to work with teen girls and as a labor and delivery nurse, but found doula-ing satisfies both passions. Emily believes in the transitive powers of childbirth on women and believes that every woman should have doula support to have the most fulfilling birth and most positive experience. Childbirth is so empowering and humbling at the same time, that to be a part of another's special moment means so much to the doula. Birthing is a spiritual event and women can take back the personal power and innate strength to give birth without excessive and unnecessary medical interventions. Emily works as a mental health counselor for children and adolescents. She draws on her experiences in social work and birth work to be successful in both fields. She is currently a
midwifery student and has dreams of opening a pregnancy and birth services center on Cape Cod.
Cape Cod Mommies is excited to add once again to our Board of Advisors! Join us in Welcoming:
Gabrielle Hathaway, M.S., IBCLC!
Gabrielle is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and holds a Master's degree in Health Communication and a B.S. in Maternal/Child Health. been a La Leche League Leader for 12 years and an IBCLC since 2008.Gabrielle works part-time for the Outer Cape WIC program, counseling mothers and teaching classes in both breastfeeding and parenting. She has a love for children and a desire to support and empower mothers. Gabrielle and her family live in North Eastham.
We look forward to her blogs and advice! You can contact Gabrielle at:
Gabrielle Hathaway, M.S., IBCLC
P.O. Box 202,North Eastham, Ma 02651
Join me in welcoming the newest addition to our Cape Cod Mommies Advisor Team: Tracy Lamperti, LMHC, BCETS! We look forward to her blogs and expertise!!!
Tracy holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and has a private practice in Orleans. Tracy is committed to helping to strengthen marriages and families who in turn contribute to a healthy and safe community. She provides psychotherapy to all ages, offers educational services such as parenting support, sexual abuse prevention and safety training, and consultation services for tough community issues. Tracy is married with two children and has lived most of her life on Cape Cod.
Tracy Lamperti has always valued prevention of family, personal and social issues and as such, has enhanced the number of professional offerings over the last few years to include a variety of trainings and workshops. These offerings are mostly centered around safety trainings, prevention of crimes against
children and adults, parenting issues and sexual integrity for youth and adults.
Tracy Lamperti, LMHC, BCETS
dba Lamperti Counseling & Consultation
57 Route 6A
Orleans, MA 02653
Bachelor of Psychology
Master of Counseling Psychology
Mental Health Counselor, LIC #4195
1996-2002 Massachusetts Licensed Social Worker #3027123
Authorized Facilitator, Darkness to Light, Stewards of Children
Authorized Trainer, National Rifle Association's, Refuse to Be a Victim
Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress
Rape Crisis Counselor
Early Childhood Education
American Association of Christian Counselors
New Life Counseling Ministries
American Association of Experts in Traumatic Stress
With the 2012 hurricane season now under way and memories of tornadoes and other natural disasters fresh in our collective minds, now is the time for
individuals and businesses to safeguard their tax records by taking a few simple steps.
Take Inventory. Gather all of your documents and make an inventory list. You may find everything in a single location, but more likely than not, you’ll have to hunt around to find all of your documents. Don't forget to check computer files, storage boxes, file cabinets, old and new computers and laptops, thumb drives, and external hard drives and backup disks.
Depending on how complex your finances are, you may opt for a single list or choose to make two separate lists. The first list might include items such as insurance policies, mortgages and deeds, car titles, wills, pension and retirement-plan documents, powers of attorney, medical directives, and so on. The second list might contain a list of less essential documents such as brokerage accounts, loans that have been paid off, end-of-year bank statements, and copies of old tax returns and supporting documentation.
Create a Backup Set of Records and Store Them Electronically. Keeping a backup set of records -- including, for example, bank statements, tax returns, insurance policies, etc. -- is easier than ever now that many financial institutions provide statements and documents electronically, and much financial information is available on the Internet.
Even if the original records are provided only on paper, they can be scanned and converted to a digital format. Once the documents are in electronic form, taxpayers can download them to a backup storage device, such as an external hard drive, or burn them onto a CD or DVD (don't forget to label it).
You might also consider online backup, which is the only way to ensure that data is fully protected. With online backup, files are stored in another region of the country, so that if a hurricane or other natural disaster occurs, documents remain safe. Contact us if you need assistance with this.
Visually Document Valuables. Another step you can take to prepare for disaster is to photograph or videotape the contents of your home, especially items of higher value. Call us for more help compiling a room-by-room list of belongings.
A photographic or video record can help prove the fair market value of items for insurance and casualty loss claims. Store the photos or video with a friend or family member who lives outside the area, or as part of your online document backup.
Update Emergency Plans. Emergency plans should be reviewed annually. Personal and business situations change over time, as do preparedness needs. When employers hire new employees or when a company or organization changes functions, plans should be updated accordingly and employees should be informed of the changes.
Check on Fiduciary Bonds. Employers who use payroll service providers should ask the provider if it has a fiduciary bond in place. The bond could protect the employer in the event of default by the payroll service
If disaster strikes, call us right away. We can help you get back copies of tax returns and all attachments, including your Form W-2. We're here to help.
Hello! My name is Heidi Ingram and I have owned and operated a large family daycare for 13 years. and have been in the fitness world for approximately 17 years.
My personal philosohy is: I believe everyone has the potential to achieve excellence, given the right tools and methods, the possibilities to achieve your goals are greatly increased... encouragement, engagement and enthusiasm are my key ingredients in producing success.
I have been teaching Pilates for 6 years both Mat and Reformer, group and privates. I am also comprehensively certified in classical Pilates through the Peak Pilates System. I have worked with teenage girls and boys for the last 5 years in both summer and winter fit camps with excellent results.
Having worked in various gyms and studios throughout the Cape including Balance Health & fitness, Gym Express, Falmouth Sports Center, Cynthia Lane Studios and most recently Fitness Directions; I have gained tremendous experience and knowledge. I also owned and operated my own personal training business for 5 years before I opened Heidi's Daycare.
I have an Associate in Early Childhood Education and Medical Assistant, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in both. I am certified in Nutrition and have worked with personal training clients as well as the children in my care for about 15
years. I am also an avid runner and triathlete and have also competed in the Falmouth Road Race for 15 consecutive years with my best time of 49 minutes. Last year I participated in the Pan Mass Challenge and intend to do so again this year.
I look forward to answering your questions regarding fitness and nutrition!
Nutrition is an important topic to any mother. We are always trying to give our children the best and most balanced foods we can. Sometimes though, especially if you have picky eaters, it becomes difficult. Also as mothers, we often overlook our own nutrition. I am personally guilty of this quite a bit. I am constantly the last one I think about in our house when it comes to meals, exercise, etc. I am constantly grabbing little snacks to keep me fueled throughout the day and 75% of the time, they are definitely NOT healthy... unless you count the peanut butter in Reese Cup's healthy. I know these are concerns out there for many of you as well. As parents we do our best, but the best way to promote a healthy lifestyle is to lead by example.
So Moms... you have been asking us for Nutrition information and we listened! Cape Cod Mommies will be welcoming on 2 Nutritionists as Advisors and they will be posting answers to questions YOU ask! Look for their Welcome Blog next week.
Our new nutrition advisor is..... Heidi Ingram of Fitness Directions in Falmouth. Heidi also runs a wonderful home daycare in Falmouth as well. Both women lead very healthy lifestyles and are excited to share their knowledge with Cape Cod Moms!
To get this party started, let us know what kinds of questions you have, whether it be for your children or yourself! You can let us know by posting on our FB page, commenting below or e-mailing us: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to hearing your questions and seeing the answers!
What mother has not at least once loathed the hours between 1-5am? I know I have! My son still wakes a few times a week in the wee hours of the morning. As I silently curse the missed opportunity for a few more precious minutes of delicious sweet sleep, I scoop him up and rock until he drifts back off unless he doesn't and decides to throw a party in his crib. WHY do they do this?!?!?!?! Do these children not care that mom or dad have not gotten enough sleep? Is there anyone out there who can help? YES, there absolutely is!
Join me in welcoming Cape Cod Mommies newest Advisor, Sleep Coach, Rebekah Thomson!
Rebekah is a mother of two and pediatric sleep coach, trained and certified by Kim West, LCSW-C. She grew up in Washington, DC and graduated from Wesleyan University. Rebekah taught middle school English and history for nine years until she became a full-time mom. She currently resides with her family in Chilmark, Massachusetts on Martha's Vineyard.
Rebekah’s daughter was born in 2008, marking the start of a fabulous but sleep-deprived year. It was Kim West’s Good Night Sleep Tight that provided an approach that both respected her parenting values and worked – her daughter’s sleep improved drastically within a week. Then, just after her son was born, Rebekah began her Gentle Sleep Coach training, figuring it would empower her to help him learn to sleep well and make her popular with her mommy friends! Now, after seeing how rewarding sleep coaching is, Rebekah has worked with hundreds of families to help them get the rest they need.
Stay tuned for Rebekah's upcoming blogs as the Sleep Coach shares her expertise with us!
Counting Sheep Pediatric Sleep Coaching
Join us in welcoming Cape Cod Mommies fabulous newest advisor: Pamela Wills of Elasticity Coaching!
About Change Coach Pam
Right about now, you may be wondering “Who is this person talking to me about change???” Please allow me to introduce myself.
I am a mother. A writer. Dancer and choreographer. Red wine connaisseuse. J.K. Rowling fan. Community theater supporter. Aspiring yogini. Occasional golfer. Soon-to-be running star!
But you’re probably here because I am also a coach. Two things in particular recommend me as a coach:
1) My knowledge: The formal and the informal. I hold a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and CPC coaching qualifications from Fowler Wainwright International. And I’m still learning, enrolled in two different online courses at the moment because more knowledge makes me a better coach for you. I have read stacks and stacks of books on coaching, personal development, spirituality, parenting, relationships, career building… I LOVE my
2) My experience: Moving countries twice and “commuting” between them for several years, living as an expat for more than a decade, almost dying in childbirth, divorcing and winning a protracted custody battle, striving to find the right career, hoping to find the right relationship, making bad decisions, learning how to make good decisions…
Add together #1 (continuous studies) and #2 (tough life lessons) and you get me, a coach who knows the difference between unhappy and happy, knows how to make my way from the former to the latter (because I have) and knows how to help you do the same.
When I’m doing what I do best, I am helping you to weather the storms of change in your life. Often, I even show you how to invite change, make nice with it at a party and show it who’s boss. YOU are!
With my Professional Coaching certification (CPC) completed and my Life Coaching certification (CLC) on the way, I am thrilled to be allowed to support and guide people through important changes. As a result, I specialize in CHANGE, coaching primarily working women, both individuals and groups (large and small).
Dr. Flonta received her D.D.S. degree from New York University College of Dentistry, after being trained in her native Romania. Before joining Osterville Family Dental, she practiced dentistry in Romania, New York, Hyannis.
Dr. Flonta has been a Cape Cod summer resident and visitor since 2002. “I told my parents when I was about 6 years old that I wanted to live in the United States. My first time in the U.S. was here on Cape Cod as a student summer worker for a summer cottage cleaning service in Orleans. I arrived in Orleans in the evening and the next day was the 4th of July. I went to the parade on Main Street. It was quintessential summer on Cape Cod. That was it. I was hooked.”
She came to the Cape every summer after that, and in 2005 she returned to the United States for good with her husband Dan, a concert violinist. The Flontas and their toddler son recently became year-round Cape Cod residents – a goal they have shared since those early student days.
Join me in welcoming the newest addition to our Cape Cod Mommies Fitness Advisor Team: Jennifer LoFiego. Currently a full time resident of Falmouth MA and the Pole Fitness/ Dance & Burlesque Chair Dance Instructor at Uptown Body in Falmouth MA. (www.uptownbodycapecod.com)
Jennifer has over three years of Pole Fitness training experience. She has been a waitress at the Roo Bar on Main Street for the past seven years and has worked in real estate for the past five years. She is currently a short sale preforeclosure specialist for ONEIR Realty. A little over a year ago, Ms. LoFiego got the urge to develop a pole fitness class for Uptown Body, focusing less on the advanced user and more on the novice. Her classes incorporate everything from step aerobics to ballet to figure skating moves and are reasonably priced.
Pamela L. Bardelis, owner of Uptown Body, said the classes are a perfect complement to the yoga, Pilates, and personal training offerred at her studio. And she said it helps Uptown Body to stand out from its competitors.
“There is nothing like this around in Falmouth that I’m aware of,” she said.
Read more about Jenn's fantastic class here: http://www.capenews.net/communities/falmouth/news/871
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