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The Love of Chocolate & Valentine’s Day

This past Thursday, we braved winds that knocked down trees all over town. Basically, we risked our lives for the love of chocolate.In honor of Valentine's Day, Whole Foods in Montclair and West Orange...

Valentine’s Day Ideas for Adults Only

Now that we have kids, a night of romance is watching 24 together while drinking Alka-Seltzer (Mexicali Rose takeout just doesn't settle as well as it used to). Stinky diapers, sleep deprivation and PBS Sprout don't...

Love Advice, Love Letters & Luna Stage

I like to write.But I'm not so good at writing something sweet like, say, a love letter, Valentine's note or a Honey Do List.I am always intrigued by real romantic writing, especially on Valentine's...

Warning: Your Kids Are Off School Next Week

You probably already realize this, but Montclair public schools and most privates school are on Winter Break next week.I love my three rugrats pumpkins, but I can't spend every day with them Feb. 16...

Spring in February & Mommy Drama at Verona Park

Verona Park was hopping Wednesday in the balmy 60-degree weather. We at MontclairKids wouldn't miss the local news involving our kids, so we went to the park to check things out. Luckily, we call...

This Week’s Highlights: February 11 – 17

We've been hard at work on our spiffy little calendar of family-oriented local happenings. We call it Upcoming Events. Check back often when you're looking for things to do. And keep reading below for...

This Day Is So Damn Nice

This day is so damn nice that I haven't written up a good MontclairKids post yet. Stay tuned, though. I have some good ones. I just have to go to Verona Park first.Thank goodness...

Have You Taken Down Your Christmas Tree?

I'm not a loser because I haven't yet taken down my Christmas Tree. I'm a loser for many other reasons.The town of Montclair made me feel better about myself last Friday and this Monday...

Oh What a Beautiful Morning

Waking early with young children has few benefits, but today I found one of them. This morning, the sunrise was so beautiful I felt like singing The Sound of Music or maybe Damn It...

Sweet Valentine’s Day Idea: Make a Placemat for Senior Center

Keep your kids busy and do something sweet at the same time. Senior Care & Activities Center on Walnut and Greenwood streets requested kid-made placemats for their Valentine's Day party this Thursday. The seniors...

Police Nice in Verona After My Car Wreck

I'm very lucky that I didn't do any damage to anyone--or myself--last night when I wrecked my Volkswagen Beetle into a curb on Bloomfield Avenue in Verona.I was turning into a driveway, and I missed....

My Kindergarten Tour Torture Continues

Last night, Thursday, I went to the evening tour of Rand while everyone else was watching The Office. My advice is to go to the morning tours if you can. You get a much better...

Salma Hayak, Sierra Leone, Pampers & a Pickpocketer

As I wrote on my Healthy Living page for CafeMom (my day job that pays for MontclairKids), I was psyched to be invited to the Salma Hayek One Pack = One Vaccine press conference yesterday....

Weekly Events: Feb. 5 and beyond

Our keyboards are smoking over here at MontclairKids, and we've finally outsmarted our weekly calendar feature. Well, almost.From now until infinity--or at least until we get real jobs--we will list family, kid and generally...