Sattva Yoga: For Everybody, Every Body

Anyone who knows me knows that I love yoga. I’ve been practicing since college – which means it’s been a 20 year adventure in exercise, meditation and comfortable pants. I like yoga because I can do it without running or jumping. I like yoga because my first yoga teacher ever was a grown adult woman […]

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Staten Island Children’s Museum

We went to a birthday party at the Staten Island Children’s Museum today. Long story short: Put this place on your list. Here’s what you need to know: The museum on the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center. It’s a beautiful enclave of architecture and gardens. It’s about a 40 minute drive from Jersey City Heights. […]

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The First Year, The First Child

“We need help,” he blurted into the phone, “Tonight works. If you can.” Sometimes I do private consultations with parents who need help understanding their options regarding child care. When I arrive at their home, I am greeted by one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen, her dashing husband, a spirited (and tiny) […]

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The Beer Stays: NYC Craft Beer Festival

Over the weekend, the 2017 NYC Craft Beer Festival rolled into NYC’s Metropolitan Pavilion and smashed the majority of its 2,000+ attendees. If you’re abeer aficionado, a seasoned beer drinker, or someone who is new to the craft-beer scene (but really dig it), you should try to attend as many of these events as you possibly […]

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Body Talk with Lillian Bustle

I reached out to the infamous Lillian Bustle the day after Councilman Chris Gadsden sent me a copy of On The B Side. I was a guest on the show; he sent me a copy of it before it aired. I clicked on the link and after a few moments, I stopped it, poured a […]

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Hoboken Nights: Pizza and Ice Cream

I don’t like being embarrassed – so it follows that I don’t like taking kids anywhere to restaurants. Sometimes, though, after a long day, an easy night out is in order – even with the kids. First things first: Make it easy. If you’re not a wizard or if you have limited experience dining with […]

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Adult Love

I was out for the first run of the season when I came across the locks. They’ve been here for a few years but I’ve been inside for months so seeing them today felt brand new. They took my breath away. I was overcome with memories of romance, of new love, young marriages, and 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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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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JC Shovels Volunteer: Brian Perez

I don’t wanna shovel. Ever. Today’s snow was heavy, my feet were cold, and unless I smear vaseline all over my face (I don’t do that. Gross.) my cheeks freeze, making it difficult to talk. And I’m from Rochester – I have scars from shoveling. Know who else doesn’t want to shovel? Seniors. And so, […]

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