Real Moms of NJ

All the stuff that matters to moms in the Garden State

October 2012

Homemade Green Cleaner Reviews


Homemade Green Cleaner Reviews

Find out which homemade, natural cleaners pass the test for ease, effectiveness, and savings.

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Crafty DIY Halloween Decorations


Crafty DIY Halloween Decorations

Make a glittering Halloween tree, egg carton bats, and candy wreaths for some homemade holiday flair.

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Jazz up your Halloween Jack-o-lantern


Jazz up your Halloween Jack-o-lantern

Looking for something creative and unique to make with that pumpkin? Here are six clever ways to create an amazing jack-o-lantern, no messy carving involved.

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Are Your Kids Getting Enough Zinc?


Are Your Kids Getting Enough Zinc?

Zinc is linked to kids’ growth. In NJ, kids may have low zinc levels. Do your kids need a zinc supplement?

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Fall Family Photos


Fall Family Photos

With the fall foliage season reaching its peak, now is a great time to take a fun family photo. Here are 10 inspired ideas for capturing the whole family.

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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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