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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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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Concordia Learning Center: Jersey City Preschool Worth Waiting For

Question: Does anyone have any experience with the Concordia School in the Heights? Does anyone plan on doing it this year ? Yes. We did it. And yes – we’re going to do it again this year. If you don’t know about Concordia, here’s the nutshell: Concordia Learning Center is a school inside a school, […]

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Nikola Tesla Lightning Show: Awe-Inspiring Science

The Nikola Tesla Lightning Show wasn’t a part of the original plan when we arrived at the Liberty Science Center. We went because the guy in front of us at the ticket counter asked about it and it sounded exciting. OMG. THIS LIGHTNING SHOW. My kids (3 & 4 – both boys) loved it. We all did. A […]

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Honoring King, Honoring Action

Today, perhaps more than previous years, (although I’m not sure if that’s true), our relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his story comes front and center. And just because we don’t know what to say, or don’t know how to say it, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. It’s easy to simply King into […]

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Pre-K3 in Jersey City: Getting Started

Preschool in Jersey City is a huge topic. Last year I held several workshops with parents to help explain the process. Please feel free to send any and all questions as comments to this post, through our Facebook page, or directly to my personal email address. Here’s how the Pre-K3 public school option works in […]

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