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Get a Great Kids’ Haircut

Hair salons are busy with little kids (and their parents) getting their hair cut for fall. We were happy to get appointments at Alicia's Hair & Design in Montclair last week. I take all...

Do Vaccines Make Us Zombies?

WARNING: Don't watch this with video with your kids. Contains inappropriate language. According to hip hop artist and activist Michael Adams, most of us are vaccine zombies. In his song above he raps: "I forgot how...

How Does The Nook Cook?

We recently visited The Nook to see what we thought of the food. And we brought the kids with us. Read my restaurant review today on Baristanet's Food page.

Parenting Other Peoples’ Kids

We were at a nearby beach playground when a mom let her 4-year-old pour filled buckets of sand from the top of the slide down to the bottom--over and over again. Of course, sand...

Overscheduling Kids: Yes or No?

Registration for fall classes at the Montclair Little Y began on Monday. Meanwhile, the brochures for everything from tennis lessons to dancing school are piling up in my mailbox. Every year at this time,...

A Fair in Montclair

If you missed the New Jersey State Fair this year, never fear. The St. Sebastian's Fair is coming to town this week. The best part: This festival is in our back yard. Every year, Our...

Vacation: With the Kids

Every year, we hit the L.I.E. and head out to Fire Island. It's our pilgrimage, complete with natural bug spray, organic mac and cheese and ear plugs for me. All week, we are in...

Vacation: Without the Kids

I couldn't miss my cousin's wedding. I was going--I just had to work out a few kinks first. Like, the wedding was in Oklahoma. And the airfare was $350 per seat. And even if...

Scheduling Time with the Kids

I've been in time management, life makeover boot camp. After an end-of-year that included one angry overnight stay at an airport, a funeral and a breakdown, I had to make some changes. I was...

New Year, New Mom, New Resolutions

It's a new year, and after taking the month of December off, I feel like a new mom. And I didn't even get that tummy tuck. I wish I could say I spent the time...

Today’s a Good Day for Lemonade

Montclair Kids in Action will host a lemonade stand on the lawn outside of the American Red Cross in Montclair today. The do-good kids are donating all proceeds to the general Disaster Relief Fund,...

Girls 5K Race Sign Ups Start Today

Got a girl who loves to run? Girls on the Run NJ will start its fall season soon, training third through fifth graders to run a non-competitive 5K race to build self-esteem while doing...

Mom Creates: New Design Website

Our frequent contributor, Nancy Breslin who gave us several great Kids Create columns, just built her own website all about design and style for parents. Check out the beautiful cohabiTOT. "Cohabitot is an online resource for...

Turn Off TV Day a Big Flop

Yesterday, as part of Turn Off the TV Week, I turned our set off. It was a stinker, a flop, just like an episode of last season's ER. No one suffered but my husband--and me...