Happy Easter

BY  |  Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 7:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Barista Kids wishes those celebrating a very, happy Easter!

When I was a little girl, on the night before Easter, my mom would sing this song to me at bedtime. I would get so excited dreaming of all the goodies the Easter bunny would leave for me in my basket. It’s my favorite Easter memory:

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Teach the Kids Some History with Sugar Free Allstars Vinyl Release of “My Daddy’s Record Collection”

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

My Daddy's Record Collection

National Record Store Day is on Saturday, April 19, and kindie rockers Sugar Free Allstars are celebrating indie stores with their first-ever vinyl 45 release of the single My Daddy’s Record Collection.

My Daddy’s Record Collection celebrates the joys of analog music, from the perspective of a young child who digs his dad’s “vinyl connection.” The song’s retro feel-good vibe reflects the vintage funky soul sound of the Sugar Free Allstars:

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Celebrate Parenthood at North Jersey’s own Listen to Your Mother

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Listen to Your Mother 2014When was the last time you were told to “Listen to your mother”? In May, Baristaville will have a chance to listen to many stories of motherhood from all points of view. After several days of auditions that narrowed down almost 100 stories about mothers and motherhood, the selected authors for the inaugural year of the North Jersey Listen to Your Mother cast are getting ready to share their words with all of us at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on May 10th at 5 PM.

Organizers Sandy Rustin and Deborah Goldstein narrowed down the scores of auditions to fifteen authors and performers, many from the Maplewood/South Orange area. Each performer will share their personal stories, some humorous, some heartbreaking, as Listen to Your Mother (LTYM) continues its tradition of giving motherhood a microphone — this time in New Jersey!

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More TV Equals Less Sleep for Kids

BY  |  Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

More TV Equals Less Sleep for Kids

Letting your kids watch too much TV could be making them tired.

A recent Pediatrics study looking at the possible impact of television on children’s sleep, found that the more television a child watches, the less sleep he/she had each night. The effects seemed to be especially pronounced in boys, compared with girls. And having a TV in the bedroom was associated with a lot less sleep for minority children, according to the Pediatrics study.

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Happy Passover

BY  |  Monday, Apr 14, 2014 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Barista Kids wishes those celebrating a happy and joyous Passover!

For your listening pleasure– ”Seder Plate” by The Macaroons. And don’t forget about Chozen!

 

 

Easter Round-Up 2014

BY  |  Monday, Apr 14, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Easter

Easter is this Sunday, April 20. We’ve put together a round-up of our Easter stories through the years. We also have a great Everything Easter board on Pinterest that has great food, crafts and decor ideas. Be sure to check it out!

Here is our Easter Round up of events, crafts, recipes, and more:

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New Baby Gifts: Useful and Unique

BY  |  Monday, Apr 14, 2014 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

NURSE PURSEGiving baby gifts can be difficult for those who want to give something useful, not just adorable. The last thing we want to do for our friends is add to their work – or clutter – when a new baby comes onto the scene. At the recent Brooklyn Baby & Family Expo, Barista Kids found several great ideas for baby and family gifts that are both useful and attractive.

First, the Nurse Purse is a traditional gift with a twist for mothers who decide to breastfeed their babies and work out of the home. This bag is made to hold a pump while still looking professional and beautiful. With easy access to the pump through the bag, there is no need to break down the pump between uses, and its roomy design provides space for files, personal items, and even a laptop. The various designs are grown-up and modern, allowing the bags to evolve in use as your child gets older.

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Spotted! The Easter Bunny in Bloomfield

BY  |  Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny arrived at the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center yesterday for a visit before his busy day next Sunday.

The excitement was high as the children, their parents and grandparents enjoyed a brunch and posed for photos with the honored guest:

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Shomrei Emunah Preschool Families Celebrate Passover

BY  |  Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Preschool families at Shomrei Emunah in Montclair enjoyed a Model Seder, with stories, songs and traditional Passover foods.

Heather Brown, Director of Preschool and Early Childhood Programs, shares some matzoh treat ideas:

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Montclair Kimberley Academy Students Helping to Fight Hunger

BY  |  Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Partners for Health Foundation

Montclair Kimberley Academy juniors Joe Amato and Ben Rapsas have teamed up with the Partners for Health Foundation to fight hunger.

The young men enlisted more than a dozen peers to join them in a Food Run that was held on Sunday, April 6.  Each runner/walker raised funds and traversed a 5K route outlined by an MKA Cross Country coach.  The course began in Brookdale Park, then went through Montclair and ended at the Salvation Army, which is the recipient of all funds raised.

Thanks to a new matching grants program for the Fight Hunger the Healthy Way Campaign, Partners for Health is matching every dollar raised by this Food Run.  The teens raised $2,200, which means the Salvation Army will receive a check for $4,400.

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