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Momcation: What I Want for Mother’s Day

Flowers, jewelry and spa gift certificates. These are all wonderful gifts for Mother's Day. I would be happy to receive any of them, but what I really want is just one whole day and...

Free Jazz Concert for Kids at The Montclair Art Museum

My family loves music and we love going to concerts. These days they are mostly kid concerts, but we have been to some pretty rockin' shows. Dan Zanes and They Might Be Giants might be our favorites, but...

TV Turnoff Week Challenge: Why I Refuse to Accept

Earlier in the week, Debbie over at Baristanet wrote about TV Turnoff Week and the Baristas challenged Kristen and me to "fire our digital nannies for at least a day." They slapped us in the face with...

Happy Greek Easter

I'm Greek on my father's side. My father is not a religious man, but being Greek, he loves food and celebrations. In my family, Greek Easter was a way to celebrate our heritage. My father would...

Disney World: Is it Magical For You?

Kristen is on vacation this week, but I had my family vacation two weeks ago. We went on our first trip to Disney World. I tried to avoid it for as long as I could,...

Recession Buster: Free Community-Wide Swap This Weekend

  I hate clutter. As soon as I'm finished with something, I give it to a friend, bring it to a consignment shop or donate to a good cause. I am also a big fan of getting...

What Do Your Kids Call Other Adults?

At my daughter's playgroup, I was having a conversation with the other moms and the topic turned to how we teach our children to address other adults. We were torn on what was the proper etiquette. (Kristen's kids...

Experience a Gustafer Yellowgold Show

Gustafer Yellowgold is a little, cone-headed guy who came to Earth from the Sun. His hobbies include punching cheese and jumping on cake. Gustafer is friends with a pterodactyl and has a pet eel named...

Woot: Our Interview with Dan Zanes

I'm not embarrassed. I am a huge Dan Zanes fan. I don't need to pretend that I have Alison Krauss on my iPod. Dan Zanes does it for me. Oh, and my kids dig him,...

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