Real Moms of NJ

All the stuff that matters to moms in the Garden State

May 2012

10 Tips for Peace and Quiet


10 Tips for Peace and Quiet

Here are 10 ways to find (relative) peace and quiet so you can have some "me" time.

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Pack the Perfect Pool Bag


Pack the Perfect Pool Bag

Our Facebook friends weigh in on what's essential to pack in their bag when heading to the pool.

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Festivals, Fun, and Farm Days at NJ Farms


Festivals, Fun, and Farm Days at NJ Farms

Strawberry festivals, hayrides, face painting, and lots more fun at NJ farms.

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To Redshirt or Not to Redshirt


To Redshirt or Not to Redshirt

How do real moms decide whether or not to hold kids back before kindergarten?

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Handprints and Hearts Craft for Mother's Day


Handprints and Hearts Craft for Mother's Day

Moms and grandmoms will appreciate receiving this handmade handprint and heart card.

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Plenty of Printables—All Free to Download


Plenty of Printables—All Free to Download

Explore the world of free downloadable printables. You'll find everything from coloring pages to classroom activities to birthday party invitations.

Posted at 01:24 PM | Permalink | Comments: 1

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!

Editor Judy Grover is the mom of two rambunctious boys, who, she admits, completely run the household. Like this "jokey" line admitting her feelings of parental inadequacy, her posts focus on the joys and challenges -- in the rawest, "real mom" way -- of raising her toddlers into considerate, thoughtful men in the face of demands from both career and peers.

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.

Middlesex County Real Mom Renée Sagiv Riebling is a mom of two who never irons (Quick! Grab it out of the dryer while it's still hot instead!) or cooks anything that requires dicing, but she does love sweet sticky faces and family outings (check out her Jersey Jaunts column for ideas). She understands all too well about the minutiae of mothering, and her blog posts focus on parenting pointers--from experts or experience.



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