Is 5 the Magical Age?

As so many of my readers already know, little kids create a really tough day to day. (Can I get a witness?) My boys are 15 months apart, and #TwoUnderTwo was incredibly difficult for me. It’s actually why I started this blog. I wanted a reason to type the words “Doing It Right” into the […]

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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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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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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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SuperWoman! Art Show Opening in Jersey City Heights

When I found out that 107 Bowers Gallery & ArtSpace was opening a female-centric art show entitled SuperWoman! (with almost 28 different artists), I knew I had to reach out to owner/curator Kristin J. DeAngelis. Kristin DeAngelis, Curator “Since knowing we were moving forward with the art gallery last summer, I knew I needed to […]

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A Day Without A Woman: #UnpaidLabor

I wake up. Waking up is not considered labor. It doesn’t count. But my eyes are rarely open before a child comes into my bedroom asking for something. Usually it’s a smoothie. Is getting out of bed and handing him a smoothie (“I need a straw mommy.”) considered unpaid labor? I say yes. For argument’s […]

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Gallery: JC Fridays 

JC Fridays has been around for almost 11 years. Over the years, we’ve missed a lot of great artists by only existing in only one place at a time. And now that we have kids, we miss even more because of their bedtimes and our “NO RUNNING in the gallery” rule. Last night we parked […]

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Passing the Torch: Art House Productions Recruits New Leadership

“This is Christine,” she said into the phone, half smiling at me. She listened. “Ohhh,” she said, “OK. Let me stop you. My name is Meredith Burns. I’m Christine’s successor here at Art House Productions…” Wow, I thought, I wonder how many times a day she has to have that conversation. Because, let’s be honest, Christine’s […]

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