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Fun (and Free!) Things to Do with Kids in Essex County

Keep kids engaged this summer with these fun and free activities, come rain or shine!


Mom, Don't Judge

Anytime a judgmental glance is cast your way, remember this.


Cool (and Free!) Summer Activities for Kids in Mercer County

With temperatures soaring to unbearable heights, it's hard to keep active and cool. We can help.

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A New Take on Baby Shower Gifts

Are you brave enough to give an expectant mom what she really needs?


This Summer's Best Movies for Kids

Take the kids, enjoy a blockbuster film, and the theater's air-conditioning!


Great Stationery for Sleepaway Camp

Wouldn't it be sweet if your little camper sent you a note while away? Make sure they can!


Go to a New York Liberty Game!

Take the kids to see professional athletes in action at a live game.

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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!


What Makes a Parent a Superhero?

What are jackets and juice to a superhero trio?


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.


Child's Play

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


"Naptime" Cooking (and Preparing)

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


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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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