Yes, there are the obvious challenges that come from living on a single income—and the advantages of not having a full-time mini-me to watch (if you have shared custody), but there are so, so many other subtleties you’ve probably never even thought of.
Thinking of trying the KonMari organizing method? Here’s what happened when one busy working mom had enough of her clutter.
Having a child who won't even eat a slice of pizza might bring you to the verge of tears. If you've been there, you'll recognize these stages of being the parent of a picky eater.
That beautiful engagement ring was so important, but after a divorce it's hard to look at it the same way. You don't want to wear it. So what do you do?
There are lots of Polar Bear Plunges at the Jersey Shore starting on New Year's Day. Will you brave the icy cold Atlantic?
We want our kids to learn and try new things, but at what cost to our eardrums?
The privileged person’s guide to school drop-off. (Note: Don’t worry, none of the “rules” actually apply to you.)
When chatting to your single parent friends -- please, please don’t say any of these things.
It can’t possibly be your kid, until it is.
As if juggling dating post-divorce custody schedules isn’t enough, add in the nightmare of meeting guys all around the state and see the reason I’m still single.
Think that parenting is all about shaping the next generation? It is. That, and having someone to blame for my bad taste in music.
One parent explains why telling her kids about her divorce at a young age is the hardest talk to have with them.
Who is more upset when kids get cut from the team? The parents or the kids? Sometimes a little bit of rejection can lead to a kid's personal growth.
This mom tells the story of her rocky transition from NYC to the NJ ‘burbs and how she finally made peace with it all.
After years without diaper changes and late-night feedings we jumped back into babies.
Spreading the Santa Myth… and Beyond
There are plenty of ways to decorate for the season without spending a dime—check 'em out!
Do you have that one house in your neighborhood that goes all out decorating for Halloween?
This mom-of-boys stuff can be a challenge. Here's what I've learned so far.
Looking for an alternative to dinner and a movie? Fall is the perfect time to explore an off-the-beaten-path idea.
Sunny, Sandy, Summer Days? Is it true? I wonder. Really? At last?
Sometimes, just sometimes, the best gift a parent can give is taking cues from her child about what he wants.
Make these DIY teacher gifts on your own–or with the help of your child!
When a playdate goes bad, make sure you have some of these in your arsenal.
Moms and grandmoms will appreciate receiving this handmade handprint and heart card.
Don't miss a golden opportunity to teach your child something: different families have different rules.
Here are the important safety tips to learn and follow yourself, as well as to teach your kids:
Dolphin rides, Marco Polo, Fish Out of Water, and more pool games.
What's your take on letting kids play with pretend weapons?
Keep kids busy on their spring breaks with some simple crafts!
Easy-to-make and easy-to-please homemade housewarming presents.
Baby Keith used to jam on his own internal drum, mommy's belly, before he was born.
If you're like me, at some point you've found yourself lying in bed at 12 am staring at your smartphone.
While our boys might like to play a tad bit rough, we do our best to let them know it's okay not to be tough.
Last year around this time began one of the most surreal chapters of my family’s history.
Our lives aren’t the same as they were before having kids, so why do we have to expend so much precious energy trying to look like they are?
New Year’s Eve isn’t often thought of as a family friendly celebration, but it can be.
A peek inside my first parent-teacher conference
New Jersey Parenting Bloggers Tell Us Their New Year's Resolutions for 2014
What's your favorite show to watch with the whole family?
If your kids are already counting the days til Christmas, add to the anticipation with one of these fantastic Advent Calendars.
The holiday season is a perfect time for slowing down and enjoying a good story with your kids.
‘Tis the season for holiday fun, “NJ’s Favorite Kids’ Docs," and giveaways.
Don't fight the crowds on Thanksgiving weekend, instead shop the best Cyber Monday deals online, in the comfort of your own home.
Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! Here are two fun and easy Thanksgiving arts and crafts to make with your kids.
There are lots of ways you can decorate your home for the season for less by using what you already have around the house, or by crafting items to keep costs low.
Would you do this to your relatives during the holidays?
The secret to raising happy, healthy kids
Here’s a review of which highly rated cleaners stood the test of time and which ones got the boot.
Have you been to a Trunk or Treat? These fun events have kids trick-or-treat from car to car instead of house to house!
On Thursday, November 28, a very special holiday will be celebrated in some homes.
Are you qualified to be a parent?
Make fun—and spooky—crafts with your kids. Here are a couple to try out!
Did you know October is National Bullying Prevention Month? Learn how you can how protect your kids.
Try out these easy (and fun) foliage crafts that work for all ages.
Columbus Day is Monday, October 14, and there are fun, family-friendly events all weekend long.
And here we are: October
Looking for some fun? We've got a big list of fall events coming up in Mercer County.
Decorate your kids rooms with artwork in styles from traditional to modern.
Getting out the door on time is never easy, but with these tips in mind it may finally be possible.
Summer's over, it's time to pack the lunch bags and backpacks!
Have you been to the highest point in New Jersey?
It's the beginning of the school year, and that means lots of papers and artwork arrive home, which you need to find a way to organize and save.
Follow this plan to fit family time in after school and in between homework.
Blueberries are the state fruit of New Jersey and one of summer's great pleasures.
Make the most of the so-called “dog days” of summer.
Looking to keep your family organized this school year? Try following these tips.
We know that after giving birth, a woman can shed hair faster than a dog in summertime, but does it ever go back to normal?
Backpacks are essential for carrying home A's! Find the best one for your child.
Heading out on a vacation soon? Check out great picks for kids to make your road trip or airplane ride a happy one.
Sometimes uttering Mommy phrases such as, "Because I said so!"? is okay, but sometimes it's not! Listen to what Lynda Ackerman, PsyD thinks about it.
Planting and tending to a garden can be a great summer activity for kids, and it's not too late!
Keep kids engaged this summer with these fun and free activities, come rain or shine!
Anytime a judgmental glance is cast your way, remember this.
With temperatures soaring to unbearable heights, it's hard to keep active and cool. We can help.
Are you brave enough to give an expectant mom what she really needs?
Take the kids, enjoy a blockbuster film, and the theater's air-conditioning!
Wouldn't it be sweet if your little camper sent you a note while away? Make sure they can!
Take the kids to see professional athletes in action at a live game.
Mercer County Park in West Windsor, offers a day of fun, including playgrounds, hiking, biking, and a marina!
What are jackets and juice to a superhero trio?
It's hard to believe it, but it's almost summer -- and that means time to find bathing suits for the kids.
Do preschoolers benefit as much from playing at home as they do from reading-readiness classes?
Kelsey Banfield, author of The Naptime Chef, covers kitchen basics to birthday party prep.
What is more exciting than getting inspired by a theme and making it come to life?
Cinco de Mayo is on May 5, and this holiday is the perfect time to explore Mexican culture with your kids.
Whether you promised them a puppy or a trip to Chuck E. Cheese, follow these guidelines.
Mastering the art of a good night’s sleep
AMNH isn't the only place that hosts overnights for kids, here are more places for a memorable sleepover in NYC.
Local moms discuss the pros and cons of hiring a “manny” to care for their children.
What makes these guys tick? Will I ever know? Who will become their BFFs?
Here are a few April Fools' Day ideas for food that are not what they seem!
The expert, and real-mom, views on chores (oh, and money, too).
We invest our hopes in finding a sad house in a happy town with a stellar school system.
5 products you should never, ever buy. They range from useless to dangerous to your home, and I’m naming names.
Questions you should “consider” before you allow your child to do something.
Is your preschooler lacking in the fine motor skills department? Simple chores may just be the answer.
Those of us inclined to lay low are generally not fond of big, showy displays of affection.
New Jersey moms demand new, stricter laws about gun purchase and use. Will you join the fight?