Miami South | 04.23.14 | The Connectors and The Mavens

If you love to know what’s going on in Miami and what fellow JABBERS are up to, today’s edition of JustAskBoo is sure to please. Not only will you find information on some upcoming local events and programs, fellow JABBERS are reaching out to you for your advice on everything from horrific pet allergies to resume building to summertime accommodations. Plus, JAB Founder + President Boo Zamek shares her thoughts on the differences between those of us who thrive on connecting people and those of us who relish sharing the inside scoop in her editorial “The Connectors and The Mavens.” A definite subject for some fun conversation, read on and prepare to ask your friends, "Which one are you?"




Wetting Woes | By Anonymous | REPLY
My eight-year-old son has started wetting the bed again. He's had a few accidents in the past month after years of being dry, and I'm stumped over how to handle it. I am open to all advice and suggestions. Thank you!
Become an MCM member today!
Become a Miami Children's Museum member and enjoy an entire year's worth of benefits, including unlimited free admission, access to all interactive exhibits, fun educational programming and invitations to our special Members Only events. For more information, please email us HERE, visit our website HERE or call 305.373.KIDS {5437}, ext.140.*  


My Boxer Was in Shock | By Elizabeth Vargas | REPLY
My eight-month-old Boxer had an anaphylactic reaction to something in our yard and had to be rushed to an emergency animal hospital. It was suggested that we bring her to a dog allergist to be tested. Has anyone had experience with severe allergic reactions with their dog? It was an incredibly scary experience. Your advice would be greatly appreciated.
Are You Tired of Taking the Pill?
Is your family complete? Are you tired of taking hormones every day or the pill just doesn't agree with you? Essure permanent birth control may be a great choice for you. Essure is a quick and easy procedure that is performed in the office with no incisions using local anesthesia. Patients are home within the hour and return to their normal activities almost immediately. Under new health care laws, Essure is typically covered 100% by insurance. Call Dr. Randye Karmin today to schedule your consultation at 305.670.0010 or book online at our website by clicking HERE.*  


Make Me Look Like a Star! | By Barbara Khan | REPLY
I knew of a woman a few years ago who had an office on Key Biscayne and who was very skilled at resume writing. Her name was Kathleen, and she moved to Miami Shores. Unfortunately, that is where I lost track of her. Does anyone know Kathleen? Alternatively, can anyone recommend someone highly skilled in resume writing?
Makin' Waves at Casa de Campo!
GTA is a sleep-away sports camp at Casa de Campo, the number one resort in the Caribbean and the hub of the sporting life. GTA offers three exceptional programs: Elite Golf, Ace Tennis and Top Skilled Soccer. GTA is ideal for young athletes who want expert instruction, first-rate facilities, a unique cultural experience, exciting and fun activities, as well as a friendly, safe and healthy environment. The camp includes lodging at Pete Dye Golf Lodges, meals at many of the resort’s restaurants, GTA’s Community Service Program and much more. Our weekend excursions are memorable. Click HERE to join us this summer!*


Talk of the Town | By Lisa Mishurda | REPLY
My husband's 26-year-old cousin from Spain will be staying with us for six weeks this summer. While his written English is excellent, he wants to improve his conversational English. Can anyone recommend a course or a place where he can practice his English? He also needs some form of reliable transportation {like a motorbike} while here. Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks!
In the Bag | By Amanda Zeitlin | REPLY
I am looking for a functional and chic shoulder bag for my 19-inch laptop. I am tired of boring black neoprene. Does anyone have suggestions for a more stylish option? Thanks!
Has your child been having a rough school year?
We can help your child overcome difficulties with any subject and get his or her studies back on track this summer! Using our proven, successful study tools, we will address and handle any of your child’s specific weaknesses, vastly improving his or her potential for academic success in the fall. Enroll in just the morning academics or stay until 4 pm at our Doral location and enjoy an athletic fun camp which includes elite gymnastics training, arts and crafts, movies, fun and games! Click HERE or call Christina at 305.321.0031 for more information.*


HURRAH! Summer is NIGH! | By Team JAB 
Summer is quickly approaching, so now is the time to start planning. Don't stress out if you're stumped about what to do with your kids. JustAskBoo is here to help! Check out our Camp Rocks 2 Special Edition, brought to you by Miami Seaquarium, on May 22 to get prepared. This Special Edition will be chock-full of great ideas for summer fun for kids of all ages. If you would like to tell our readers about your summer camp or activity, then be sure to advertise in the Special Edition by emailing us HERE today. Deadline for participation is Wednesday, May 14. Happy planning and happy JABBING!


Knock on Wood | By Norma Schwartz | REPLY
I am looking for recommendations for someone who can replace the wooden planks on our outdoor patio ceiling. They have some termite damage and are showing their age. Thank you for any information you can provide.
Give your carpets and upholstery a blast of freshness!
Carpets and upholstery can look dingy and lifeless when not properly and regularly maintained. Regularly cleaning carpets and upholstery helps  prevent stains and traffic lanes from becoming permanently embedded. Regular maintenance of carpets and upholstery improves indoor air quality by removing bio-pollutants, relieves allergy and asthma symptoms by removing dust and dander that can trigger them, decimates microscopic dust mites, bacteria and germs that can make you sick, restores color and texture to carpet and furnishings and protects one of your home’s major investments, saving you money. Click HERE for more information about “The oxycleanfresh green difference."*


Life in the Fast Lane | By Sandi Shevin | REPLY
I'm looking for an independent BMW mechanic in the South Dade area. If you have any recommendations, please send them my way. Many thanks in advance!
Keyed Up | By Peggy Nero | REPLY
I am taking my in-laws and three-year-old to Key West for a long weekend. I would love your recommendations for family-friendly activities and great dining spots in town. Thanks!
Do you have a child ageD 5 - 12 with ADHD?
The Center for Children and Families is running a research study to see whether children develop a tolerance to stimulant medication {i.e., Ritalin} and whether taking short medication holidays {weekends} helps the medication keep working. To participate in this study, children must be enrolled in the Summer Treatment Program {STP}, an award-winning treatment program for children's behavioral, emotional and learning problems. Children will have a controlled test of medication during the summer and will be followed the next school year. Medication, adjustments and consultations will be provided free of charge. The study does not cover STP costs. Call 305.348.0477 or click HERE for more information.*  


Changing Its Tune | By Carmen Siman | REPLY
I'm looking for a good piano tuner. If you have any recommendations, please reply above. Thanks!
Exquisite Coral Gables Home! | 912 Valencia Ave | $1,295,000
Beautifully restored 1924 Old Spanish exudes the grace and charm of a time past. Situated in the most charming part of Coral Gables, this historically designated home marries original details with modern updates. Wonderful main house has refinished hardwood floors, working wood-burning fireplace and an all new kitchen, including cabinetry, fixtures and appliances. Glorious two-story cottage has oversized two-car garage and a one-bedroom/one-bath guest suite downstairs and a spacious upstairs one-bedroom pied-à-terre with living room, full bath and kitchenette. Add to this a brand new roof for both the main house and cottage, two brand new A/C units, a brand new irrigation system with pump and an emergency generator and you have a breathtaking property too good to pass up. For more details and information, visit or contact Ashley Cusack {305.798.8685, email or website}. EWM Realtors.*


Babysitter/Driver Needed | By Susan Chandler | reply
I'm looking for someone to pick up my two children from UM sports camp and take them either home or to swim practice. Hours are Monday through Friday, from 4 to 7 pm. Also, if interested, we need this during the school year as well: Monday through Friday, from 3 to 7 pm. Please reply above for additional information or if you're interested in this position.*
Celebrate Miami's Freshest Night Out 4/25 at The Raleigh
Slow Food Miami holds its third annual “Snail of Approval” Tasting Party on Friday, April 25, at The Raleigh Hotel. The event's Ambassador and Celebrity Guest Host, Chef Michael Schwartz, will join Deco Drive's Louis Aguirre. Enjoy exclusive bites from over 18 of Miami's farm-to-table best, hand-crafted cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose Vodka, specialty wines by Stellar Wines and Michael’s Genuine Home Brew courtesy of Royal Caribbean International's new Michael's Genuine Pub. Main event tickets {$85} and limited VIP After-Party tickets {$165} can be purchased HERE. Proceeds benefit Slow Food Miami’s Edible Garden Program. Follow #SnailMIA on Twitter and on Facebook HERE for updates.*    


Summertime Sojourn | By Sara Hartwell | REPLY
My apartment lease ends May 31, and my husband and I are looking for a two-to-three-month rental from June to late July/early August in the South Miami, Coral Gables or Coconut Grove area. I am a special education teacher in Weston and my husband is a graduate student at UM for architectural engineering. If you know of, or are renting a, one-bedroom or studio apartment for the summer, please let us know!
The Nest needS an Administrative Assistant | By Lina acosta sandaal, ma  | reply
The Nest, a parenting and therapy center in Miami, with a team of kind, compassionate, open-minded, and knowledgeable professionals, seeks a part-time Administrative Assistant. Duties include: supporting activities for multiple supervisors, internet research functions, social media tracking and upkeep, word-processing, spreadsheets and presentation software. If you're interested in this position, please email us by replying above.*


On the Move | By Tracy Ross | REPLY
I am in need of moving boxes and will pick them up from any location. Please reply above if you have any you no longer need. Thank you!
The Connectors and The MavenS | By Boo Zamek 
I love connecting people. I do it all day every day and I never grow tired of it. Connecting people to share resources is more than my job. It is my life.

One of the many things I have learned in the past six years along my journey as a business owner is that I am not unique in this way. Many of you love connecting people too. In fact, that’s why some of you love JAB. Others have told me you love JAB because it gives you an easy way to perform random acts of kindness. And still others have expressed excitement when you learn of that under-the-radar resource that only other savvy women know about.



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