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Are You Taking the Plunge? The Polar Bear Plunge, That Is!

There are lots of Polar Bear Plunges at the Jersey Shore starting on New Year's Day. Will you brave the icy cold Atlantic?


The Most Spooktacular Halloween Houses in New Jersey

Do you have that one house in your neighborhood that goes all out decorating for Halloween?

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5 No-Cost Halloween Decorations

There are plenty of ways to decorate for the season without spending a dime—check 'em out!


Eight Great Date Night Ideas

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


Happy Days are Here Again

Sunny, Sandy, Summer Days? Is it true? I wonder. Really? At last?

The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Child

Sometimes, just sometimes, the best gift a parent can give is taking cues from her child about what he wants.


DIY Teacher Gifts

Make these DIY teacher gifts on your own–or with the help of your child!


Playdate Must-Haves

When a playdate goes bad, make sure you have some of these in your arsenal.


Handprints and Hearts Craft

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


To the Mom Who Evil-Eyed My Son at the Playground

Don't miss a golden opportunity to teach your child something: different families have different rules.

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When Lightning Strikes: Storm Safety

Here are the important safety tips to learn and follow yourself, as well as to teach your kids:


11 Cool Pool Games

Dolphin rides, Marco Polo, Fish Out of Water, and more pool games.


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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!

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.



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