The days are warmer, the produce is ripening and it's a great time of year to get the kids involved in choosing healthy fresh food ingredients. You may not immediately think of Hudson County as offering many options in that department; we all know it offers close proximity to NYC, museums, fabulous restaurants, but the truth is Hudson County offers 12 fantastic Farmer’s Markets, so check out our list of Hudson County Farmer’s Markets by city and get Jersey Fresh with your NJ kids and families!
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With all the choices out there these days, it’s hard to decide on just one class for your little one. “Mommy and me” classes are a great option because you get to join in on the fun! If you have a young music fanatic on your hands, this is the class you’ve been looking for. With live guitars, singing, drumming and interactive musical play (and stellar birthday parties) – Rockness Music helps NJ kids and families rock out.
Hurricane Sandy devastated our precious Jersey Shore. Beaches were battered, boardwalks destroyed and people displaced. The Star Jet roller coaster in Seaside Heights, which still sits in the Atlantic Ocean, is an eerie reminder of the landscape- and life-changing storm. It has taken some time, but the shore is rebuilding and coming back in a major way. Many businesses are open or beginning to open and most beaches plan on being open to the public by Memorial Day weekend. Here’s some information to help your NJ family plan for a spring and summer at the Jersey Shore plus resources on how to help. Let’s all lend a hand in “restoring the shore!”
After being stuck indoors for months now with your kids, this time of year can seem like a never ending saga, leaving even the most innovative parents desperate for new and interesting things to do. Plus, it can be challenging to find something suitable for the younger crowd. If you've got a kid that perks up every time Mom pulls out a mixing bowl, or even if you just want to shake things up a bit for your non-foodies, head over to Bambino Chef and take a cooking class!
The smell of freshly-sharpened pencils and the feel of crisp notebook paper – it’s time for school again! For kids starting school for the first time (or even a new grade) the excitement can also be peppered with some feelings of anxiety. Being separated from mom and dad can be stressful, but books can be a great way to communicate with your kids. From children starting preschool/daycare to kindergarten or first grade – here are some of our favorite books to ease the transition for your NJ kids.
We’re sure that you were busy this summer with trips to water parks, pirate adventures and hopefully even some free fun activities. But as summer draws to a close, maybe you’re hankering for a last minute trip and where better than the New Jersey shore?? As long as you are flexible, even as August is winding down, there are deals to be had at various Jersey shore towns. Here are some of our favorite realtors and sites to connect to last-minute spots!
As the weather really heats up, take your family into the great outdoors! If you are looking for some fun family events this weekend, Mommy Poppins New Jersey has you covered! Try a fantastic seaside seafood fest, digging for fossils, celebrate Bastille Day, go for an evening hayride on a working-farm, hop on a train or even go for a sail! Read on for our top weekend picks and remember, you can find a listing of all NJ activities for kids in our Event Calendar.
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.