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Mercer County Park—A Great Day Trip

06/18/13

Mercer County Park—A Great Day Trip

Mercer County Park in West Windsor, offers a day of fun, including playgrounds, hiking, biking, and a marina!

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Eight Great Date Night Ideas

06/12/13

Eight Great Date Night Ideas

Looking for an alternative to dinner and a movie? Summer’s the perfect time to explore an off-the-beaten-path idea.

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What Makes a Parent a Superhero?

06/10/13

What Makes a Parent a Superhero?

What are jackets and juice to a superhero trio?

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Five Great Kids Swimsuit Brands for Summer

06/05/13

Five Great Kids Swimsuit Brands for Summer

It's hard to believe it, but it's almost summer -- and that means time to find bathing suits for the kids.

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Child's Play

05/15/13

Child's Play

Do preschoolers benefit as much from playing at home as they do from reading-readiness classes?

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"Naptime" Cooking (and Preparing)

05/09/13

"Naptime" Cooking (and Preparing)

Kelsey Banfield, author of The Naptime Chef, covers kitchen basics to birthday party prep.

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Party Time!

05/03/13

Party Time!

What is more exciting than getting inspired by a theme and making it come to life?

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Seven Cinco de Mayo Activities for Kids

05/01/13

Seven Cinco de Mayo Activities for Kids

Cinco de Mayo is on May 5, and this holiday is the perfect time to explore Mexican culture with your kids.

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How to Break a Promise

04/18/13

How to Break a Promise

Whether you promised them a puppy or a trip to Chuck E. Cheese, follow these guidelines.

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The Real-Mom Guide to Sleep

04/05/13

The Real-Mom Guide to Sleep

Mastering the art of a good night’s sleep

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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!

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, MomHomeGuide.com. 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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