August 2012

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Real Moms of NJ

All the stuff that matters to moms in the Garden State

Preschoolers and Writing Skills

Are your little ones ready to start working on their pre-writing skills? Here are three great ideas to help toddlers and preschoolers master the fine motor skills they'll need to start writing.


Pick Your Own Fruit at New Jersey Farms and Orchards

There's still lots of pick-your-own fruit available before the summer season winds down. Here's where to find peaches, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and more.


Do I Want to Be a Foster Parent?

New Jersey is in desperate need of foster parents, particularly for sibling groups, kids with special needs, and older children. Would you make a good foster parent?

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The Best Iced Coffee in NJ

With the forecast showing another hot week ahead, we asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite places in New Jersey for iced coffee.


Burning Questions about Kids' Sunscreen

Updated guidance on protecting the skin they're in.

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Awesome Summertime Activities

Even though summer is a time away from school, it doesn't have to be a time away from learning. Here are five educational, and fun, activities you can do with your kids.


Olympics Crafts, Snacks, Games, and More

Celebrate the Olympics with your kids with fun crafts and cute foods—and sneak in a little extra summer exercise and learning.


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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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