New Jersey

Best "Green" Companies in NJ for Moms and Babies

Embrace your child’s inner Bam-Bam and Pebbles! Organic, holistic, eco-friendly...these words appeal to those moms who seek baby products that are all-natural and contain no harmful dyes, sprays, or materials. New Jersey moms are sassy, savvy, and not afraid to do research—and realizing sometimes green is the way to go when purchasing baby products. Below is Part 1 of our series on New Jersey-based companies that are riding the green wave and embracing Mother Nature!

Best Apps to Prevent "Summer Slide" for NJ Kids

Looking for summer educational fun in New Jersey or while traveling this summer? There is an app for that! Besides Summer Reading, another way to prevent the “Summer Slide” is educational apps. I try limiting the amount of time my children spend on devices in the summer, but rainy days, killing time in doctor waiting rooms, and long car rides are great opportunities to review core math and language arts skills.

"The Magic Treehouse" Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Literary Act of Kindness To NJ Kids

Hard to believe, but it's been twenty years since Jack and Annie first rode their Magic Treehouse to adventure. In this case, it was some dinosaurs before dark, but our young friends have traveled everywhere from outer space to Hawaii to the deck of the Titanic. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the beloved and award-winning book series, author Mary Pope Osborne, recently made a wonderful donation to Newark-area schoolchildren.

Mostly Free & Fun Things To Do With NJ Kids This Weekend June 30-July 1: Jazz Festival, Butterfly Garden, Sea Glass Hunt & More!

Wait!  It’s already July this weekend?! Now that summer is in full swing it's time to get out and catch up on some REAL NJ summer fun! This weekend there’s a Jazz Festival in Asbury Park, a Jump and Jive Carnival at the NJ Children's Museum and an historic baseball game in Princeton; you can even get a jump start on your Independence Day in Avalon. It's all good, and it's ALL summery! Read on for our top picks and remember, you can find a listing of all NJ activities for kids in our Event Calendar.

4th of July in NJ: More Small Town Celebrations

Do you yearn for a simpler time, when small towns got together and celebrated holidays like Independence Day with festivals and parades? There’s more to do in our fair state than just sit around and wait for some fireworks. Why not kick it old school and take the family to a small town Independence Day celebration? Find out where to take your NJ kids and family for fun in Northern New Jersey! If you are into the big fireworks displays, check out our post on the Biggest and Best July 4th Fireworks in NJ.

Mostly Free and Fun Things To Do With NJ Kids This Weekend June 23-24: Fantasy Faire, Firefly Festival, Fun on the Farm & More!

Congratulations parents! If you are reading this, you have survived another school year. Summer vacation may not be as relaxing as it was back in the days of our youth, but it's sure filled with lots of family fun. And of course, we at Mommy Poppins will be here all summer with our top picks from the slew of great events in New Jersey. This weekend there are music festivals down the shore (Point Pleasant, Tuckerton), a Cupcakefest (YUM!) in Rutherford and even in a Firefly Festival in Princeton. Read on for our top picks and remember, you can find a listing of all NJ activities for kids in our Event Calendar.

Mostly Free and Fun Things To Do With NJ Kids This Father's Day Weekend June 16-17

It's all about you this weekend, Dad!  Time to roll out the red carpet because NJ has events that will put a smile on every fathers' face, be it a touch-a-truck fundraiser, airplane expo, Harbor festival or a day at the aquarium, or watching a historic baseball game in Hoboken. Or you can always pick another Father's Day event from our Mommy Poppins NJ article here. Read on for our top picks and remember you can find a listing of all NJ activities for kids in our Event Calendar.

5 Summer Health Tips for NJ Kids and Families

The official start to summer is still ten days away, but this August-like weather has us all stripping down to our bathing suits already. With barbecues, summer camping trips and dips in the lake, the lazy days of summer can throw a wrench into our health routines. Staying safe and smart is sometimes easier said than done. Here are some helpful tips and valuable website links to start your summer out right!

Outdoor Summer Theater Performances for New Jersey Families

Summertime….a reason to do everything and anything outside! Take advantage of New Jersey’s summer evenings and get out of the house for some culture, whether it be Shakespeare or a get-up-on-your-feet-and-dance musical. Pack a lovely summer picnic and enjoy a play in one of these local parks, outdoor theaters or fairgrounds.

Mostly Free and Fun Things To Do With NJ Kids This Weekend June 9-10: Pirates, Seafood Festival, Fossil Dig & More!

If you thought last weekend was filled with free festival fun, you haven't seen all events scheduled for THIS weekend! Yes indeed, we're at the height of festival and fair frenzy and this weekend you'll find such great ones as the NJ Seafood Festival , Privateers and Pirates Festival, Victorian Fair, Spring Festival of Children, Rubber Ducky Festival and more!  So pack your appetite and your family and get out and enjoy the fun! For even more June festival fun make sure to check out the Mommy Poppins article here.  Read on for our top picks and remember you can find a listing of all NJ activities for kids in our Event Calendar.

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