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Things To Do With Kids In New Jersey This Weekend December 9-11:

Pause the hustle and bustle and take in a holiday show (or three). This weekend is overflowing with local theatrical productions that embrace the holidays, such as A Christmas Carol, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and even Seussical Jr.  You can also check out the Celtic Harpist in Madison, or maybe the singing laundry in the lovable Knuffle Bunny when it lands in Union. And don't forget to enter our great contest for free children's books from publisher Simon and Schuster!

GIVEAWAY! Great Children's Books from Publisher Simon and Schuster

I was lucky enough to attend the Book Preview “Simon and Schuster celebrates Moms & Blogs & Books!” (courtesy of the Buzzing Bloggers) It was, indeed, a celebration of all things Mom and all things Books and now our readers have cause to celebrate too--we are giving away four gift packs of Simon and Schuster Children’s books! To win these incredible books just in time for holiday gifts by such celebrated children’s/young adult authors as Matthew Van Fleet (“Moo”), Rachel Renee Russell (“Dork Diaries”) and James Howe (“Bunnicula”), read on!

Things To Do With Kids in New Jersey this Weekend December 2-4: Gingerbread House Workshops, Elf On The Shelf and More!

It's December! See some fun holiday shows, win free tix to "It's a Wonderful Life: The Live Radio Play" or just ease into the holiday spirit with gingerbread house tutorials, craft fairs, fests and loads and loads of shopping. A fan of the Elf on the Shelf? Be sure to check out the Elf Movie Special Author signing in Westfield to get the details on the sneaky elf-turned movie star. And have fun! It is the most Wonderful time of the year, after all.

GIVEAWAY! "It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play": Review and Free Tickets

For many of us, watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” is as much a holiday tradition as hanging stockings or baking cookies for the full-figured man in red. I have seen the film many times and consider myself a “IAWL” purist, so I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about a different version. Happy to report that the consistently excellent Mile Square Theater won me over with their charming “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”. Read on for my review and a chance to win tickets to this Wonderful show.

Farmers Markets in Jersey City: Savor the last of the season

With leaves falling from the trees, temperatures dropping and holiday decorations strung up, autumn is quickly on its way out, and so are Jersey City’s wonderful farmers markets. The abundance of berries, zucchini and tomatoes that we cherish in the summer and early fall are hard to come by as the winter months close in, but three of the markets in Jersey City are still open for just a few more weeks. Savor the last of the season and try a few new recipes!

Things To Do With Kids This Weekend in New Jersey November 26-27: Light Shows, an Enchanted Hike, and Family Fitness Fun!

Paralyzed from turkey and stuffing? Well, drag yourself off that couch, because we have more holidays on the horizon and a weekend full of pre-Christmas-and-Hanukkah-and-Kwanzaa fun. Usher in the season with light shows, an enchanted forest hike, a sandbox scavenger hunt, a snack with Santa and a brand-new family health and fitness exhibit. And if you're still in a thankful mood, don't forget to Like us on our new Facebook page!

 

Best of New Jersey for Kids and Families: Morris County

Our friends over at NYC Mommy Poppins have a fantastic monthly feature where a different NYC neighborhood is highlighted each month. Here on this side of the Hudson we wanted to get in on the action too, Jersey-style, of course. So starting this month, Mommy Poppins New Jersey will be running our own monthly version entitled “The Best of New Jersey for Kids and Families”, which will be divided up by county. First up, Morris County, where I have spent the last 15 years (nine as a mom) exploring and enjoying all that this great area has to offer. So much good stuff here that it was hard to narrow it down to only the Top 25 of Morris County.

Santa is Coming! To Storybook Land in New Jersey

As a new Mom, I find myself living in moments of anticipation. I can't really find words to express what it was like the day my baby girl started crawling.  And now I’m awaiting her reaction to Christmas and the big event is still weeks away!   I can't think of a better place for my 1-year old daughter to first see Santa and be engulfed into "the most wonderful time of the year" than at what I consider to be South Jersey’s little gem, Storybook Land in Egg Harbor Township.

Things To Do With Kids This Weekend in New Jersey November 19-20: Thanksgiving Fun, Star Party, Gingerbread and Live Penguins!

The big day is coming and so far we’ve given you the 411 about restaurants open for Thanksgiving dinner and bequeathed a great Thanksgiving home-cooked meal planner. But before you start digging into that turkey, you’ve got a weekend to fill, so why not use it to make the proper preparations for your holiday by creating centerpieces, learning some manners, making a gingerbread house or taking the time to gaze at the stars.

Holiday Shows for Kids in New Jersey: “The Toymaker’s Apprentice”.

Yes, we’ve been wearing t-shirts, but it’s officially the holidays, nonetheless. Make special memories with your kids by taking them to a holiday show in NJ! Nutcrackers and Christmas Carols abound, but there are other options as well, and we will do our best to find the fun ones out there, starting with “The Toymaker’s Apprentice” at Hudson Theater Ensemble’s Children’s Series “Silly on Sixth”.

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