About The Publisher: Ileana & Joe Lazala

Joe and Ileana Lazala joined Macaroni Kid Brandon as official Publishers in October 2020.

Joe is a former IT professional turned homeschool dad who also enjoys creating fun videos as “The Homeschool Squad”.

Ileana is a Registered Nurse that enjoys exploring new places and sharing her off time with family and friends.

Joe and Ileana make it their family’s goal to support local businesses. They look to help grow the community and support there local do-gooders, community resources, and awesome businesses. They feel so fortunate to live in this area which is full of so much to do. They are looking forward to sharing their love for the community, crafts, creativity, and fun with you.  



What's so great about Brandon, Florida? With its dense suburban feel, there is still no shortage of things to do here.  We cover the cities of Brandon, Riverview, Lithia & FishHawk and also the big events in our neighboring cities.  

Macaroni Kid Brandon is the best resource for parents looking for local kid-friendly events and activities. From story times to summer camps - we've got you covered! You'll also find recipes, arts & craft ideas, parenting articles, and TONS of fun giveaways! Subscribe to get our free weekly e-newsletter delivered to your inbox.

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