Jersey City Theater Center Presents The Wizard Of Oz

Last weekend we went to see The Wizard of Oz by Puppetworks & JCTC. It was the second time we’ve been to a Puppetworks show – the first was Beauty and the Beast – and both times we’ve left the theater impressed and excited by the experience. Here’s a couple things to know about the […]

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Starting a Charter School: Ann Wallace Tells the Story of TECCS

It’s not always obvious what the options are in terms of educating our children. Every child in Jersey City (aged 3 through high school graduation) has a free neighborhood school. If you don’t know which school you’re zoned for, you can call 201.915.6000 to find out. Alternately, Jersey City parents can look into charter schools […]

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Mediation: The Key to A Happier Divorce

As a childbirth educator and postpartum doula, I tend to see couples during the most celebratory and joyful time in their lives. It’s a bit of a departure for me to be speaking about the topic of divorce, but in some ways it makes perfect sense. My personal experience has given me insight and awareness. […]

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A Colorful Crayola Play Day

Apparently it’s Magical March at the Crayola Experience in Easton, PA – but we didn’t know that when we fueled up. We just knew we were waking up to another cold and snowy day in Jersey City and we had no choice but to get these kids out of our house before it spontaneously combusted. […]

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Girls Writing Code: Andrea Mozo & The Sheros

Andrea Mozo is the powerhouse behind the forthcoming all-female coding club that uses games to empower 10-13 year olds with invaluable computing skills. Read on! Tell me a little about the program. I’m launching a girls-only gaming club in Jersey City. This club will be made up of super-powered SHEROS, who put the SHE in […]

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Statue of Liberty: Quick and Easy Day Trip

Taking your kids to see the Statue of Liberty? Quick Tips to Make it Easy: Pack easy and sharable snacks. Pack too many and bring some extra baggies. If you can avoid bringing your stroller, do it. There’s a lot of people to weave in between. The carrier is great for days like this. Go […]

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Protecting Trans Kids

Trans kids go to school during the day, five days a week, six hours a day. Just like non-trans kids. When kids are in school, they’re still human beings, with basic human functions, including as eating and going to the bathroom. When a child uses a bathroom they feel comfortable in, hygene can be upkept in a fairly […]

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Sustainable JC Offers Certificate Program in Urban Sustainability

Sustainable JC, Jersey City’s environmental and sustainability network, has officially opened registration for its Certificate Program in Urban Sustainability. The program, gearing up for its fourth year, is targeting a wide range of participants. “We’re trying to reach parents, artists (we don’t build anything without including the arts), members of neighborhood associations, business & community […]

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Wait – it’s Valentine’s Day?

I sent both my kids to school with no valentines this morning. I showed up frizzy haired to a room full of decorated shoeboxes posing as mailboxes and walked out thinking, “Was I supposed to do something for that today?” Of course I immediately went into you’re-such-a-loser mode and drove my unshowered self over to […]

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How to Survive the Concordia Line

DO NOT – I repeat – DO NOT BE THE PERSON WHO STARTS THE LINE. Don’t do it. (Don’t do it.) If you are the person who starts the line, don’t start it until 6 AM on THE DAY OF registration (March, 2017. Date not yet announced.) None of us are required to camp out […]

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