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10 Fun Foods for April Fools' Day

Here are a few April Fools' Day ideas for food that are not what they seem!


Should You Tie Allowance to Chores?

The expert, and real-mom, views on chores (oh, and money, too).

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Snowed In?

We invest our hopes in finding a sad house in a happy town with a stellar school system.


Do Not Buy These Five Things. Ever.

5 products you should never, ever buy. They range from useless to dangerous to your home, and I’m naming names.


How Old Should My Child Be When...

Questions you should “consider” before you allow your child to do something.

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Strengthening Your Preschooler's Fine Motor Skills - The Real-Mom Way

Is your preschooler lacking in the fine motor skills department? Simple chores may just be the answer.

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Be Mine.

Those of us inclined to lay low are generally not fond of big, showy displays of affection.


One Million Moms Rally for Gun Control

New Jersey moms demand new, stricter laws about gun purchase and use. Will you join the fight?


Things Your Mother Said: Part 1

Have you heard yourself uttering Mommy phrases such as "Because I said so!"? Sometimes it's okay...

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Local Holiday Happenings Dec. 22–24

Check out the festive community events all around the Garden State this weekend.


14 Fun Ways to Spend New Year's

Renée offers some great ways to spend the last night of the year as a family—whether you want to go all out, or not go out at all.


Real Moms of NJ

All the stuff that matters to moms in the Garden State

About This Blog

There's nothing artificial in these blog posts from New Jersey's hardest-working women. Where to go, what to do, and how to do it—with kids—are all part of the mix.

Meet Our Bloggers!

Essex County Real Mom Anna Sandler lives happily ever after with her Jersey-raised husband and three NYC-born children in the land of jug handles and disco fries. She loves baking and crafting with her kids, even if everything they make doesn't turns out Pinterest-perfect. Anna has never met a holiday she doesn't want to celebrate, and enjoys sharing ideas for everyday fun (indoor beach party, anyone?), as well as how to commemorate bigger moments from birthdays to first days of school.

Mercer County Real Mom Lauren Kim is a writer and the editor of mom blog and home décor website, When she is not spending time with her children and spouse, she loves crafting and tackling various DIY projects around the house. To see more of Lauren Kim’s favorite pins, visit her Mom Home Guide Pinterest Board. Follow her on Facebook for more on her favorite craft and home décor finds.



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