Eileen Shaklee, mom to a 13-year-old boy and the blogger behind Autism with a Side of Fries, shares her best advice for making the most of your child’s individualized education program.
Restaurant Week is right around the corner, and there are tons of new eateries on this year’s list.
It’s time to get off your warm couch. We promise it’ll be worth it.
InstaYUM is the NJ foodie event of the year, and we’re giving away tix!
Cut corners with ease by following these simple tips from NJ moms.
We asked NJ moms how they save on road trips, hotels and more.
Keep these tips from real NJ moms in mind next time they grow out their wardrobes.
These NJ moms offer up their secrets to saving on groceries.
From cooking classes to concerts, these ideas are actually worth leaving your warm, toasty house for.
Most of us are wearing a bra that doesn’t fit. Here’s how to find one that actually does.
Thinking about sending the kids to sleepaway camp? We asked moms about their children’s experiences. Here’s what a sleepaway stint can teach your camper (and you).
Here’s what you laughed and related to most during the past year.
From Seaside Heights’ new beach regulations to NJ’s Best Towns for Families, these are the stories that cracked our top ten list this year.
Looking to switch things up from a Disney trip or week down the shore? We scoped out awesome getaways your crew will love.
Regional Executive Director Dax-Devlon Ross explains how the program keeps urban youth safe, fed, smart and active.
Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer has personal and strong foundations.
Oh, what fun it is to have a night (or afternoon) out with your honey or friends!
Treat yourself to what you really want this year.
How to know if your child is spread too thin between sports, classes and homework
Skip the house party this year, book a sitter and plan a big night out.
These hot spots are perfect for your next date night
Itching for a fun night with your girlfriends? Make a plan at one of these spots.
We had fitness pros weigh in on which workout works for your schedule.
One NJ mom shares her thoughts on what she learned about adopting two boys.
You’re due for some time off.
Get the scoop from a hair and makeup beauty expert.
Here’s what you need to know about the overnight, plus a host of other Halloween activities for kids and adults alike at the museum.
Bonnie Klein, a mother of two and co-founder of daytripperuniversity.com, shares what life is really like after the kids go away to school.
Do you suffer from dry skin, oily skin? There are different kinds of facials for every kind of skin type.
Looking for a night out without the kids? Call a babysitter and enjoy these NJ activities this August.
Tip #3 will forever transform your closet.
Looking for something to do this month without the kids in tow? Get your tyke-free fill of crafts, wine, food and music this July.
Having a child who won't even eat a slice of pizza might bring you to the verge of tears. If you've been there, you'll recognize these stages of being the parent of a picky eater.
Considering straightening your teeth? It's not too late for orthodontics
Consider these things before going under the needle.
Eileen Shaklee, mom to a 12-year-old boy and the blogger behind Autism with a Side of Fries, shares some of the many things her son has taught her.
The thought definitely counts when it comes to Mother's Day, and while we treasure homemade gifts, these little presents would also be appreciated.
You slather the sunscreen on the kids, but don't forget to take care of yourself.
That moment you realize that all your best intentions to do things differently than your mom failed.
Nothing really prepares you for parenting. Despite all the advice and reading you do, it’s still like an extreme form of culture shock.
There’s nothing like shaking off the winter blues with a little retail therapy. Christie Maruka, a NJ-based stylist who helps dress celeb clients, shares her favorite spring finds under $50.
If you can sneak away for a date night, a girl's night or a few hours on your own, here are our top picks for April.
If you can sneak away for a date night, a girl's night or a few hours on your own, here are our top picks for March.
If you can sneak away for a date night, a girl's night or a few hours on your own, here are our top picks for February.
Whether you're feeling stiff from sitting in front of a computer all day, having chronic pain or just plain stressed, these treatments will help.
You may see the big picture stuff like graduations or getting a license as the signs your kid is getting ready to move on, but there are other signals that are much easier to miss.
Take some time for yourself and get your hair blown out.
Yes, there are the obvious challenges that come from living on a single income—and the advantages of not having a full-time mini-me to watch (if you have shared custody), but there are so, so many other subtleties you’ve probably never even thought of.
Thinking of trying the KonMari organizing method? Here’s what happened when one busy working mom had enough of her clutter.
That beautiful engagement ring was so important, but after a divorce it's hard to look at it the same way. You don't want to wear it. So what do you do?
There are lots of Polar Bear Plunges at the Jersey Shore starting on New Year's Day. Will you brave the icy cold Atlantic?
We want our kids to learn and try new things, but at what cost to our eardrums?
The privileged person’s guide to school drop-off. (Note: Don’t worry, none of the “rules” actually apply to you.)
When chatting to your single parent friends -- please, please don’t say any of these things.
It can’t possibly be your kid, until it is.
As if juggling dating post-divorce custody schedules isn’t enough, add in the nightmare of meeting guys all around the state and see the reason I’m still single.
Think that parenting is all about shaping the next generation? It is. That, and having someone to blame for my bad taste in music.
One parent explains why telling her kids about her divorce at a young age is the hardest talk to have with them.
Who is more upset when kids get cut from the team? The parents or the kids? Sometimes a little bit of rejection can lead to a kid's personal growth.
This mom tells the story of her rocky transition from NYC to the NJ ‘burbs and how she finally made peace with it all.
After years without diaper changes and late-night feedings we jumped back into babies.
Spreading the Santa Myth… and Beyond
There are plenty of ways to decorate for the season without spending a dime—check 'em out!
This mom-of-boys stuff can be a challenge. Here's what I've learned so far.
Looking for an alternative to dinner and a movie? Fall is the perfect time to explore an off-the-beaten-path idea.
Sunny, Sandy, Summer Days? Is it true? I wonder. Really? At last?
Sometimes, just sometimes, the best gift a parent can give is taking cues from her child about what he wants.
Make these DIY teacher gifts on your own–or with the help of your child!
When a playdate goes bad, make sure you have some of these in your arsenal.
Don't miss a golden opportunity to teach your child something: different families have different rules.
Here are the important safety tips to learn and follow yourself, as well as to teach your kids:
Dolphin rides, Marco Polo, Fish Out of Water, and more pool games.
What's your take on letting kids play with pretend weapons?
Keep kids busy on their spring breaks with some simple crafts!
Easy-to-make and easy-to-please homemade housewarming presents.
Baby Keith used to jam on his own internal drum, mommy's belly, before he was born.
If you're like me, at some point you've found yourself lying in bed at 12 am staring at your smartphone.
While our boys might like to play a tad bit rough, we do our best to let them know it's okay not to be tough.
Last year around this time began one of the most surreal chapters of my family’s history.
Our lives aren’t the same as they were before having kids, so why do we have to expend so much precious energy trying to look like they are?
New Year’s Eve isn’t often thought of as a family friendly celebration, but it can be.
A peek inside my first parent-teacher conference
New Jersey Parenting Bloggers Tell Us Their New Year's Resolutions for 2014
What's your favorite show to watch with the whole family?
If your kids are already counting the days til Christmas, add to the anticipation with one of these fantastic Advent Calendars.
The holiday season is a perfect time for slowing down and enjoying a good story with your kids.
‘Tis the season for holiday fun, “NJ’s Favorite Kids’ Docs," and giveaways.
Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! Here are two fun and easy Thanksgiving arts and crafts to make with your kids.
There are lots of ways you can decorate your home for the season for less by using what you already have around the house, or by crafting items to keep costs low.
Would you do this to your relatives during the holidays?
The secret to raising happy, healthy kids
Here’s a review of which highly rated cleaners stood the test of time and which ones got the boot.
Have you been to a Trunk or Treat? These fun events have kids trick-or-treat from car to car instead of house to house!
On Thursday, November 28, a very special holiday will be celebrated in some homes.
Are you qualified to be a parent?
Make fun—and spooky—crafts with your kids. Here are a couple to try out!
Did you know October is National Bullying Prevention Month? Learn how you can how protect your kids.
Try out these easy (and fun) foliage crafts that work for all ages.
Columbus Day is Monday, October 14, and there are fun, family-friendly events all weekend long.