Colleen began writing at A Madison Mom in March of 2007. It was very much a “mommy blog” in every sense of the description… and if you search the archives you can read all about her adventures as a new stay-at-home mom. She was just writing about everyday life in NJ. The things they did, the places they went, the people they saw, their thoughts on things… and anything else that was interesting along the way.
Last year (2016) she decided to change it up a little. A Madison Mom is still going to be about the things she does with her family… and things she enjoys as a mom (and to get away from being a mom!). But… she wants to share more about what makes Madison, NJ so amazing. She wants to share information with the other families here (or thinking of moving here) about the local schools, restaurants, businesses, and events. And, to do that, she’s enlisting some of her local friends to help her out. So, in addition to getting Colleen’s ideas and opinions, she’s hoping to share a lot of other Madison Moms’ thoughts. (If you’d like to contribute… email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas of what Madison Moms want to read!)
Learn more about our staff writers in the sidebar "About Us".
When you want your kids to explore their artistic side, but don't want the mess on your kitchen table, Art Adventures is the answer. All classes are taught by me, Mrs. C, (MA in Art Ed/BA in Art Therapy) and I encourage all students to follow their own imagination. There's always a project to take home, but I really focus on the fun process. Come see why we've been in business for over 17 years!
Quality and convenient service that provides a 3 day turnaround for Dry Cleaning and a 48 hour turnaround for wash and fold laundry delivered right to your door! We service Madison, Chatham, Florham Park, Livingston and W. Orange
As a real estate professional, Kate Hamilton's goal is to make each client's buying or selling experience rewarding and satisfying. She uses her vast knowledge of the market, tech savvy, work ethic and ready humor to reduce the stress and anxiety that can arise when dealing with what is for most their biggest investment-their home.
Kate has built an impressive track record since earning her real estate license in 2009. In her previous association with a respected real estate firm, her achievements earned her the Rookie of the Year designation in 2010 and inclusion in the top 20% of the company's agents worldwide in 2014 and 2015. Kate has also been selected a 5-Star Agent by New Jersey Monthly magazine for multiple years.
Kate earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Boston University. She subsequently acted as Manager of Communications for the Wildlife Conservation Society's Central Park Zoo. In the eight-year position, she publicized and managed national campaigns, served as television spokesperson, coordinated film shoots and handled celebrity and VIP relations.
Native to New Jersey, Kate moved to Madison from Hoboken as a newlywed in 2009. Now with a young family, she is an active participant in school and town activities as well as the Morristown Junior League, Madison YMCA and Madison Community Pool.
Client testimonials speak enthusiastically of Kate's performance. Representative examples include:
I have been working with Kate since I initially moved to Madison, NJ from Hoboken in 2010. Not only was she extremely thorough, but she really honed in on what our "style" of house was and led us to homes and neighborhoods that she thought fit the bill. She hit the nail on the head and we enjoyed that home for many years! Her services did not stop after she sold us our first home, however. I used Kate as a regular resource for recommendations on my house cleaner to handymen and contractors and ideas on how to expand and improve my home to maximize the value for the one day we'd have to sadly sell (we knew we'd outgrow it eventually). She has helped me to make many home improvement decisions that saved me a lot of money. Most recently, she assisted me to sell our first suburban home and help me buy my new home. I would highly recommend Kate to anyone looking to move to or within the Madison area -- without reservation! Her insider knowledge of the community, neighborhoods and process of how the real estate market works locally is second to none. You will feel like her only client and for a major life event such as buying a home, you want someone like Kate by your side" Alissa Moylan
"Kate is a great real estate agent. She was very knowledgeable about the towns we were interested in and help us narrow our focus based on what we were looking for in a town. She was extremely easy to work with, easy to reach, and did not pressure us during the entire lengthy process. She was always willing to help, answer questions, and be available for any part of the buying process. We are lucky to have found her and would highly recommend (and have!) her to anyone" Peggy Brown
Working with Kate was an absolute pleasure! Her expertise allowed us to purchase the home of our dreams and she made it such a seamless process. I would HIGHLY recommend working with Kate when looking for a home. She has a clear understanding of the market, and really takes an interest in the qualities that are important to you as a buyer. Coming from Hoboken, I was not sure which area would be best for us, but she answered all of our questions and made sure we knew what each area had to offer. She went above and beyond her job, and there is a personal touch that she offers when dealing with her clients. I just can't say enough good things about her...she is everything you want in a real estate agent!"-Toni S. "I can't say enough great things about Kate. I feel so lucky we found her! She's smart, knowledgeable, honest, and a complete pleasure to work with. My husband and I immediately liked her from the start! She really listens to your needs/wants and will become your biggest advocate. Being new to NJ, Kate acted as a wonderful guide, exposing us to several different towns/areas and really spending the time to show us a cross section of the market, which was so valuable. In a short time, she quickly picked up on what we were looking for and continually sent listings with us in mind. Kate treats you as if you were her only client-always giving her full attention, accessibility, care, and time. She doesn't make you feel like she's working. She really enjoys her job and wants her clients to be happy, which feels great. In the end, she found us the house of our dreams and we couldn't be happier. We highly recommend Kate!"-Jill Sabol
"Kate was a pleasure to work with. She is knowledgeable, professional and responsive. We greatly appreciated her good humor and patience. Kate was very insightful in determining the best way to manage the search process to ensure it aligned with the way we wanted to handle things. We appreciated her efforts to screen properties based on an excellent evaluation of our requirements (and dreams.) She provided excellent advice and support throughout. She also did a terrific job of selling our home quickly at a good price. My wife and I recommend her without reservation."-Scott McFarland
Kate's assists buyers and sellers in Morris, Union, and Somerset Counties.
National Association of Realtors®
North Central Jersey Association of Realtors®
Garden State Multiple Listing Service
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You may order online at LaundryAngels.com anytime or call 973 702 8765 from 7:30 am till 7:30 pm 7 days a week. WE ARE A MADISON BASED BUSINESS.
We use TIDE high efficiency and Downy for best results.
ALL other Detergents and Softeners are available upon request at NO extra charge.
Our Laundrologists will handle your Laundry with care and know how to treat spots, just let us know what caused it.
Our washers can handle the largest comforters, doggie beds or small mats.
We charge $29.00 for the first 20 lbs and $1.70 per lb thereafter.
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Madison Mud offers Handbuilding Classes for 7 to adult, Pottery Wheel Classes for age 12 to adult, Summer Clay Camps, Kids Claydate Birthday Parties
We also offer one time BYO events for adults. Ladies Night, Couples Night and our Signature Claydate for groups of 6 or more!
We offer weekly classes for Babies - age 4yrs. Tuition includes your weekly classes, plus materials. We learn from a different Collection each semester.(Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer semesters.) We use a variety of age appropriate instruments and props. Music enables bonding, emotional development and brain enhancement! Most of all children learn through play and having fun, and that is just what we do!
Satellite Games opened its doors in September 2014 as Satellite Comics & Games, owned and operated by Jennifer Graham-Macht. Located in Madison, New Jersey, Satellite strives to provide a great selection of tabletop games for all ages, as well as a fun, friendly environment to play them in.
Seated inside Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub, Satellite is proud to be partnered with an independent community bookshop and arts and culture hub.
Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub is an independent community bookshop and community events space in downtown Madison, NJ.