I Got A Job – I’m On Break

All the moms are standing around watching the soccer practice but I can’t manage to move my chair any closer. I’m on break.  I started a full time job in April, and since then I’ve been a different me. No more afternoon yoga classes, no more handmade pasta, no more folded laundry. I had no […]

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Trader Joe’s is Open in Hoboken

OK – real quick – I went to the new Trader Joe’s in Hoboken. Game changer. I should start by saying that for the past few years I’ve been driving to Edgewater once a month or so to stock up on my favorite Trader Joe’s goodies. So when I heard there was a Trader Joe’s […]

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Bike JC Ward Tour Registration Open!

Save the Date: On June 4, Bike JC’s Annual Ward Tour returns for the 8th year, and as of yesterday, registration is officially open. Leaving from City Hall at 11 am, the ride is 15 miles long and takes about two/two and a half hours. “It’s essentially a big clockwise loop,” Tony Borelli, Vice President […]

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Mother’s Day: Somebody Mopped the Floor

I woke up with the same sore throat I’ve had since Thursday. To be fair, it felt better than tiny incense sticks pricking me at each swallow. The boys were watching cartoons while Lyndon set up the table with Wonder Bagels, balloons, and twin Sesame Street wrapped packages. Both dresses – both beautiful. Pink and […]

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Jersey City Parents Come Together for Public School Improvements

In the spirit of community engagement, parents around the city are preparing to step up their engagement regarding their children’s neighborhood schools. Tomorrow night (and again on 5/13), Gina Verdibello, (former school board candidate and local education activist) is hosting informal parent meetings focused on improving the Jersey City Public Schools at the Hank Gallo […]

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Gallery: Earth Day at Liberty State Park

We rode our bikes to Liberty State Park’s Earth Day event even though it might rain. (It did.) We saw the festival from pretty far away because there were five GIANT bounce houses in a row, plus a kite exhibit. Unfortunately it started to rain pretty hard immediately after we locked our bikes up, so we […]

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Gallery: Inside The Cliff 

As promised, I went back to The Cliff for better photographs. Unfortunately, I brought my monkeys children so I wasn’t able stay for the rosé, but I’m having one here (in my living room, next to my laundry). Big cheers to Eva & Gary. Here here. The Cliff is thrilled to announce their Grand Opening on […]

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Safe Streets JC: Moving toward Complete Streets

Far be it from me to publish a recap of a meeting that happened over 48 hours ago, but my kid is on Spring Break and I’m handling it poorly. I attended the Safe Streets JC meeting on Tuesday night. TLDR upfront: it was amazing. I go to a lot of these kinds of meetings […]

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Pot for Parents: From the NYTimes

I read this article when my premature baby was three months old. He had been home with me for one month after two loooooooong months in the NICU. Like so many new parents, I was overwhelmed, unprepared, and facing a severe identity crisis. Among other takeaways, this article gave me an example of a parent […]

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SNEAK PEEK – The Cliff: Wholesome Food in the Heights

Tonight I was blessed to get a sneak peek at The Cliff, Jersey City Heights’ much anticipated neighborhood restaurant, which is officially opening on this Saturday, April 22, 8 am – 4 pm. When I arrived, the restaurant was abuzz with activity in anticipation of this weekend’s opening – so the photos might be less […]

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