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Preventing the Summer Slide

As your children create their bucket lists to fill those lazy days of summer, be sure to include some activities to help avoid the dreaded “summer slide.” This term refers to the loss of academic skills over the summer.In fact, studies have shown... Read More

Adventures Await in Monmouth County Parks

Choose your own adventure and explore the great outdoors as you visit some of our local parks this spring and summer. Monmouth County is home to a wide variety of parks and playgrounds that will keep your family busy and engaged at no cost to you while... Read More

Smart and Simple Spring Organizing Tips for Families

As the spring weather arrives, many of us get the urge to tackle spring cleaning and organization. Perhaps we are inspired by the KonMari craze or simply need to declutter all we acquired over the winter season. Spring organization can transform your... Read More

Managing Stress During the Holidays

When our calendars turn to December, we are often filled with a combination of “holly-jolly” excitement and overwhelming holiday stress that can sometimes interfere with the most wonderful time of the year. How can we keep that “all is calm, all... Read More

Teaching Gratitude to Children

“An attitude of gratitude” may be the secret to a happy life. Studies have shown that gratitude actually helps improve both physical and mental health. If so, teaching gratitude is just as important as teaching our children to read and write. How... Read More

Halloween in 2018

Halloween is just around the corner, and with that comes parades, costumes – and lots of treats! Some children may overindulge for a few days following the long-awaited candy-fest, but for children with food allergies, candy is not an option –... Read More

End-of-Summer Activities

As the summer winds down and the school year looms ahead, consider trading in lazy summer days for some of these fun-filled events for the whole family! On Saturday, Aug. 25, check out Pier Village’s Jazz and Blues Festival. Let the kids dance on the... Read More

Tips for Heading to the Beach with Kids

Beach day prep before you had kids: Grab your beach bag, favorite sunglasses and flip flops, and head to the nearest beach. Bonus points if you remembered a towel. Beach day prep after kids: Multiply that by 500 and accept that you will never have enough... Read More

How to Pamper Mom this Mother’s Day

Ask a mom of little kids what she wants for Mother’s Day, and you’re likely to be left a bit confused. She might want some alone time, in peace and quiet. She might be desperate for an uninterrupted shower, with the bathroom door locked and... Read More